New York real estate heir Robert Durst is hospitalized with Covid days after life sentence, his attorney says

Robert Durst looks at jurors as he appears in an Inglewood courtroom with his attorneys for the first closing arguments presented by the prosecution in the murder trial of the New York real estate scion who is charged with the longtime friend Susan Bermans killing in Benedict Canyon just before Christmas Eve 2000. Inglewood Courthouse … Read more

Stock hijacker Mark Miller pleads guilty in over-the-counter market shell company pump-and-dump scheme

A pedestrian wearing a face mask looks at a smartphone while passing in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, on Monday, July 20, 2020. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images A Minnesota general contractor pleaded guilty Thursday to a scheme to hijack dormant shell companies and then pump-and-dump their … Read more

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signals Democrats could cut major pieces of Biden’s economic plan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during an event about the Build Back Better Act and climate crisis at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., September 28, 2021. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters Democrats could slash entire pieces of President Joe Biden‘s economic plan to push it through Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday. Party … Read more

Warren urges SEC to open insider trading probe into Fed Vice Chair Clarida, others

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) questions Charles P. Rettig, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, during the Senate Finance Committee hearing titled The IRS Fiscal Year 2022 Budget, in Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., June 8, 2021. Tom Williams | Pool | Reuters Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday urged the Securities and Exchange … Read more

Women’s March targets Supreme Court, with access to abortion on the line

The first Women’s March of the Biden administration headed straight for the steps of the Supreme Court on Saturday, part of nationwide protests that drew thousands to Washington and other cities to demand continued access to abortion in a year when conservative lawmakers and judges have put it in jeopardy. Many thousands of demonstrators filled … Read more

Federal judge deals blow to vaccine mandate for New York City teachers

Students on the first classes at a public school in the Bronx borough in New York, on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. Stephanie Keith | Bloomberg | Getty Images New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge just days before … Read more

Sen. Joe Manchin says there’s no way to pass $3.5 trillion budget bill by September 27

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Joe Manchin (D-WV) attends a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the energy department’s budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2021. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday said he would not vote for the $3.5 trillion budget bill, adding that … Read more

Justice Department to announce lawsuit against Texas over law that bans nearly all abortions

Debra Sweet, holds up a sign as she joins people gathered for a reproductive rights rally at Brooklyn Borough Hall on September 01, 2021 in Downtown Brooklyn in New York City. Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images The Department of Justice is expected to announce a lawsuit against Texas on Thursday over the state’s restrictive … Read more

Capitol police chief set to brief Pelosi, Schumer, McConnell, McCarthy on rally for jailed Jan. 6 rioters

Protesters supporting U.S. President Donald Trump break into the U.S. Capitol on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee | Getty Images Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger is set to brief congressional leaders about the security plans being made for an upcoming rally in support of rioters who were jailed during the deadly Jan. … Read more

U.S. State Department reportedly hit by a cyberattack in recent weeks

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken leaves after speaking about refugee programs for Afghans who aided the United States during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, DC, U.S. August 2, 2021. Brendan Smialowski | Reuters The U.S. State Department was hit by a cyberattack and notifications of a potentially serious breach were made … Read more