Trump rebuffed by judge in New York fraud lawsuit, trial date set

Trump rebuffed by judge in New York fraud lawsuit, trial date set

NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) – A New York judge has scheduled an October 2023 trial to form US President Donald Trump, three of his adult children and the Trump Organization in a lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James accusing them of fraudulently overvaluing the real estate company’s assets and Trump’s net … Read more

Trump’s company kicks off defense case in criminal tax fraud trial

Trump's company kicks off defense case in criminal tax fraud trial

NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Former US President Donald Trump’s real estate company began mounting a defense on Monday in its criminal trial on charges including tax fraud after the prosecution rested its case, questioning an outside accountant who the Trump Organization contends should have caught a top executive cheating on taxes. Prosecutors with … Read more

Biden administration says Saudi prince has immunity in Khashoggi killing lawsuit

Biden administration says Saudi prince has immunity in Khashoggi killing lawsuit

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – The Biden administration ruled on Thursday that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has immunity from a lawsuit over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, drawing immediate condemnation from the slain journalist’s former fiancee. Khashoggi was killed and dismembered in October 2018 by Saudi agents in the Saudi consulate in … Read more

Trump to launch new White House bid while Republicans lick their wounds

Trump to launch new White House bid while Republicans lick their wounds

WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Donald Trump is set to launch a new White House bid on Tuesday, hoping to box out potential Republican rivals and return his false claims of election fraud to the center of US politics. Trump’s announcement, scheduled for 9 pm ET (0200 GMT on Wednesday) at his resort in Palm … Read more

Siebel Newsom, wife of California governor, accuses Harvey Weinstein of rape

Siebel Newsom, wife of California governor, accuses Harvey Weinstein of rape

LOS ANGELES, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Jennifer Siebel Newsom, a documentary filmmaker and the wife of California’s governor, testified on Monday that former film producer Harvey Weinstein raped her in 2005 when she was trying to build a career as a producer and actor. On the witness stand in Los Angeles Superior Court, Siebel Newsom … Read more

Elon Musk trial opens to decide fate of his $56 bln Tesla pay

Elon Musk trial opens to decide fate of his $56 bln Tesla pay

WILMINGTON, Del, Nov 14 (Reuters) – A trial opened on Monday over shareholder allegations that Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk’s $56 billion pay package was rigged with easy performance targets and that investors were duped into approving it, with Musk slated to take the stand later this week. To Tesla (TSLA.O) shareholder hopes to prove … Read more

Alec Baldwin files lawsuit in deadly ‘Rust’ shooting

Alec Baldwin files lawsuit in deadly 'Rust' shooting

Nov 11 (Reuters) – Actor Alec Baldwin filed a lawsuit on Friday against the armorer and three other crew members over the deadly shooting on the set of the Western movie “Rust,” in which a gun that Baldwin was using during rehearsal killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Baldwin’s suit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior … Read more

US judge declares Biden’s student debt relief plan unlawful

US judge declares Biden's student debt relief plan unlawful

Nov 10 (Reuters) – A federal judge in Texas on Thursday ruled that President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel hundreds of billions of dollars in student loan debt was unlawful and must be vacated, delivering a victory to conservative opponents of the program. US District Judge Mark Pittman, an appointee of former Republican President Donald … Read more

US protests basketball star Griner’s move to Russian penal colony

US protests basketball star Griner's move to Russian penal colony

NBA star was moved from detention near Moscow on Nov. 4 Griner faces 9 years in penal colony on drugs charges Lawyers don’t know her location or destination WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Russian authorities last week transferred US basketball star Brittney Griner from a detention center outside Moscow and she is now on her … Read more

Twitter lays off staff as Musk blames activists for ‘massive’ ad revenue drop

Twitter lays off staff as Musk blames activists for 'massive' ad revenue drop

Musk axes around half of Twitter’s workforce Employees file class action against Twitter Staff lose access to systems Major advertisers pull ads Nov 4 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc laid off half its workforce on Friday but said cuts were smaller in the team responsible for preventing the spread of misinformation, as advertisers pulled spending amid … Read more