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Dec 5, 2023

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor paved a path for women on the Supreme Court. Four are serving today

One fall day in 2010, retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor slipped into the courtroom where she worked for nearly 25 years to take in an “amazing” sight.

A JetBlue Airways Airbus A320, left, passes a Spirit Airlines Airbus A320 as it taxis on the runway, July 7, 2022, at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
Dec 5, 2023

Trial to determine whether JetBlue can buy Spirit, further consolidating industry, comes to a head

Lawyers for the Justice Department and JetBlue Airways are scheduled to make closing arguments Tuesday in a trial that will determine whether JetBlue can buy Spirit Airlines, the nation’s biggest low-fare carrier.

Dec 4, 2023

Warren Buffett’s company’s bribery allegations against the Haslam family won’t be decided in January

OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett’s company decided not to move forward with an expedited trial on its bribery allegations against the billionaire Haslam family in January under the strict conditions a judge set, but it will still be able to raise those concerns then as a judge considers the Haslams’ rival claim that Berkshire Hathaway […]

Dec 4, 2023

What’s behind Bitcoin’s recent price surge?

NEW YORK — Bitcoin is once again having a moment. On Monday, the world’s largest cryptocurrency soared past $41,000 for the first time in over a year and a half — and marking a 150% rise so far this year. Volatile bitcoin rocketed from just over $5,000 at the start of the pandemic to nearly […]

Dec 4, 2023

Another proposed airline merger poses test for Biden administration

Another proposed airline buyout has renewed debate over whether there has been too much consolidation in the industry, and whether it is hurting consumers. The Biden administration has taken a tough stance against mergers, and it is certain to take a close look at Alaska Air Group’s proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of Hawaiian Airlines. The […]

Dec 4, 2023

Former career US diplomat charged with secretly spying for Cuban intelligence for decades

MIAMI — A former career American diplomat was charged Monday with serving as a secret agent for communist Cuba going back decades in what prosecutors portrayed as one of the most brazen and long-running betrayals in the history of the U.S. foreign service. Court papers alleged that Manuel Rocha engaged in “clandestine activity” on Cuba’s behalf […]

Dec 4, 2023

OxyContin maker’s bankruptcy deal goes before the Supreme Court, with billions of dollars at stake

The Supreme Court on Monday is hearing arguments over a nationwide settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma that would shield members of the Sackler family who own the company from civil lawsuits over the toll of opioids.

Insurrections loyal to President Donald Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Dec 1, 2023

Lawsuits against Trump over Jan. 6 riot can move forward, appeals court rules

WASHINGTON — Lawsuits against Donald Trump over the U.S. Capitol riot can move forward, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday, rejecting the former president’s bid to dismiss the cases accusing him of inciting the violent mob on Jan. 6, 2021. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit court knocked down Trump’s sweeping […]

Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., watches on the House floor at the Capitol in Washington on Oct. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Dec 1, 2023

House expels New York Rep. George Santos after scathing ethics report

The House voted on Friday to expel Republican Rep. George Santos of New York, just the sixth member in the chamber's history to be ousted by colleagues.

Dec 1, 2023

Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, has died at age 93

WASHINGTON — Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, an unwavering voice of moderate conservatism and the first woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, died Friday. She was 93. O’Connor died in Phoenix, of complications related to advanced dementia and a respiratory illness, the Supreme Court said in a news release. Chief Justice […]

Nov 30, 2023

Appeals court reinstates gag order that barred Trump from maligning court staff

NEW YORK — A New York appeals court Thursday reinstated a gag order that barred Donald Trump from commenting about court personnel after the former president repeatedly disparaged a law clerk in his New York civil fraud trial. The one-sentence decision from a four-judge panel came two weeks after an individual appellate judge put the […]

Nov 30, 2023

Baltimore residents asked to help test pipes as cities must replace harmful lead pipes within 10 years under new Biden administration plan

Most U.S. cities would have to replace lead water pipes within 10 years under strict new rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency as the Biden administration moves to reduce lead in drinking water and prevent public health crises like the ones in Flint, Michigan and Washington, D.C.

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