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Sep 8, 2023

Kavanaugh predicts ‘concrete steps’ over ethics

CLEVELAND — Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh told a judicial conference on Thursday he hopes there will be “concrete steps soon” to address recent ethics concerns surrounding the court, but he stopped short of addressing calls for justices to institute an official code of conduct. “We can increase confidence. We’re working on that,” Kavanaugh told […]

Sep 8, 2023

Prisoner seeks restoration of release agreement

COLUMBIA — A lawyer for a man sent back to prison in South Carolina after a deal reducing his sentence was canceled said he plans to ask for the agreement to be restored. Attorney Todd Rutherford said Wednesday that he and his client Jeroid Price did nothing wrong to warrant the state Supreme Court’s emergency […]

Sep 8, 2023

Kremlin-linked trader heads to US prison

BOSTON — A wealthy Russian businessman with ties to the Kremlin was sentenced Thursday to nine years in prison for his role in a nearly $100 million stock market cheating scheme that relied on secret earnings information stolen through the hacking of U.S. computer networks. Vladislav Klyushin, who ran a Moscow-based information technology company that […]

Sep 8, 2023

Dem prosecutor challenges suspension by DeSantis

ORLANDO, Fla. — A Florida state attorney whose suspension marks the second time Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has removed a top Democratic prosecutor from office because of policy differences is challenging the decision. DeSantis failed to demonstrate that Monique Worrell was incompetent or neglected her duties when he suspended her last month, the former top […]

Sep 7, 2023

Biden draws line in 9/11 terror attack plea deals

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has refused to approve some of the conditions that lawyers for the defendants in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks had sought in a possible plea bargain, ruling out a presidential guarantee that the five men would be spared solitary confinement and provided care for the trauma of their torture in […]

Sep 7, 2023

Google reaches nationwide settlement in app store lawsuit

All 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have reached an agreement in principle with Google to settle a lawsuit filed in 2021 over the tech giant’s alleged monopolistic control of app distribution for the software that runs most of the world’s cellphones. The agreement, cited in a court filing reached Tuesday, is […]

Sep 7, 2023

Judge orders Texas to move Rio Grande barrier

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas must move a large floating barrier that Gov. Greg Abbott placed on the river between the U.S. and Mexico this summer as part of the Republican’s escalating attempts to stop migrants from crossing America’s southern border, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge David Ezra stopped short of ordering Texas […]

Sep 7, 2023

Officers kill man after ex-wife slain, deputy wounded

LEXINGTON — Law enforcement officers in South Carolina fatally shot a man after he broke into his ex-wife’s home, killed her, drove her car through her garage door and fired at police during a chase early Wednesday, authorities said. One deputy was wounded in the shootings in Lexington but is expected to survive, Lexington County […]

Sep 7, 2023

Lawsuit: Constitution bars Trump from running in one state

DENVER — A liberal group on Wednesday filed a lawsuit to bar former President Donald Trump from the primary ballot in Colorado, arguing he is ineligible to run for the White House again under a rarely used clause in the U.S. Constitution aimed at candidates who have supported an “insurrection.” The lawsuit, citing the 14th […]

Sep 7, 2023

Prosecutors to seek new Hunter Biden indictment this month

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors plan to seek a grand jury indictment of President Joe Biden’s son Hunter before the end of the month, according to court documents filed Wednesday. The filing came in a gun possession case in which Hunter Biden was accused of having a firearm while being a drug user, though prosecutors did […]

Sep 6, 2023

Murdaugh’s lawyers cite court clerk’s actions in appeal

COLUMBIA — Attorneys for convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh want a new trial, accusing the court clerk of improperly influencing the jury. They’re accusing the court clerk at his double murder trial of telling jurors not to trust him when he testified in his own defense. They say she also had private conversations with the jury […]

Sep 6, 2023

Former ports executive joins Charleston engineering firm

A longtime Charleston port executive has joined Davis & Floyd Inc., an engineering, planning, and landscape architecture firm, as its director of business development. Marion Bull will promote the firm’s strategic plan of focusing on client service and growing its brand across the Southeast, a Davis & Floyd news release stated. He is based in […]

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