Salman Rushdie off ventilator and talking after attack, agent says

“The Satanic Verses” author Salman Rushdie was taken off a ventilator and able to talk Saturday, a day after he was stabbed as he prepared to give a lecture in upstate New York. Rushdie remained hospitalized with serious injuries, but fellow author Aatish Taseer tweeted in the evening that he was “off the ventilator and … Read more

Fourth of July weekend marred by violent shootings across U.S.

This year’s Fourth of July weekend, a time when Americans gather for barbecues, parades and fireworks, was marred by violence, rattling a nation already on edge in the wake of multiple mass shootings. In the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, six people were killed and 38 others were injured when a gunman opened fire from … Read more

Supreme Court to hear case on election rule oversight

A crosswalk signal is seen outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, June 27, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will consider a case that could give state legislatures free rein in setting rules for federal elections, without state judicial oversight. If the Supreme Court rules for North … Read more

Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in, replaces Breyer

[The above live stream is scheduled to start at noon. Please refresh the page if the video isn’t playing after then.] Ketanji Brown Jackson is making history Thursday as the first-ever black woman to be sworn in as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Jackson, 51, replaces Justice Stephen Breyer, whose resignation from the … Read more

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will retire Thursday

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer speaks during an event at the Library of Congress for the 2022 Supreme Court Fellows Program hosted by the Law Library of Congress, in Washington, February 17, 2022. Evan Vucci | Pool | Reuters Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told President Joe Biden that he will officially retire at … Read more

Juul asks court for temporary block on FDA’s ban of its e-cigarettes

Juul brand vape cartridges are pictured for sale at a shop in Atlanta, Georgia. Elijah Nouvelage | Reuters Juul asked a federal appeals court on Friday to block the Food and Drug Administration’s ban on its e-cigarettes temporarily. The request came less than a day after the health agency told the company that it had … Read more

UK approves WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to U.S.

WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain. Henry Nicholls | Reuters The UK has approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US, where he is wanted over the publication of hundreds of thousands of classified military documents and diplomatic cables. “On 17 June, following consideration by both the … Read more

Hate crime charges filed against Buffalo supermarket shooting suspect

Buffalo supermarket shooting suspect Payton Gendron appears in a jail booking photograph in Buffalo, New York, US May 14, 2022. Erie County District Attorney | via Reuters Federal prosecutors filed hate crime charges against the white gunman who allegedly killed 10 people in a racist attack at a western New York supermarket last month, officials … Read more

Armed man arrested near Brett Kavanaugh home

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 27, 2018. Tom Williams | Pool | Reuters A California man armed with a handgun, a knife, pepper spray and burglary tools … Read more

Supreme Court decision makes it tougher for inmates to win release from prison

The Supreme Court of the United States building, photographed on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images The Supreme Court in a ruling Monday made it tougher for prison inmates to win release, barring federal courts from holding evidentiary hearings or considering new evidence of claims … Read more