Oath Keepers founder guilty of sedition in US Capitol attack plot

Oath Keepers founder guilty of sedition in US Capitol attack plot

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, and another leader of the right-wing group, were found guilty on Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for the attack on the US Capitol by Donald Trump supporters, an important win for the Justice Department. The verdicts against Rhodes and four co-defendants, after three days of deliberations … Read more

Walmart Chesapeake shooting: Employee kills 6 and himself in Virginia

Walmart Chesapeake shooting: Employee kills 6 and himself in Virginia

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Nov 23 (Reuters) – A Walmart employee killed six people and injured several others before fatally shooting himself at a store in Chesapeake, Virginia, authorities said on Wednesday, in the latest episode of gun violence in the United States. The shooter, who has not been identified, used a pistol in the shooting late … Read more

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

Report of second major US Supreme Court leak draws calls for probe

Report of second major US Supreme Court leak draws calls for probe

WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) – A New York Times report of a former anti-abortion leader’s claim that he was told in advance about the outcome of a major 2014 US Supreme Court case involving contraceptives triggered calls on Saturday for an investigation of a court still reeling from the leak of a landmark abortion rights … 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

Republicans win US House majority, setting stage for divided government

Republicans win US House majority, setting stage for divided government

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Republicans were projected to win a majority in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting the stage for two years of divided government as President Joe Biden’s Democratic Party held control of the Senate. The victory gives Republicans the power to rein in Biden’s agenda, as well as to … 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. A Tesla (TSLA.O) shareholder hopes to prove … Read more

US House control hinges on tight races after Democrats take Senate

US House control hinges on tight races after Democrats take Senate

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Control of the US House of Representatives hinged on Monday on several tight races that could secure a majority for Republicans following midterm elections that saw President Joe Biden’s Democrats beat expectations and retain the Senate. Republicans were closer to winning the House, having secured 211 seats compared to Democrats’ … Read more

Democrats retain grip on US Senate, defying ‘red wave’

Democrats retain grip on US Senate, defying 'red wave'

PHOENIX, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Democrats held onto control of the US Senate while limiting projected losses in the House, handing a major victory to President Joe Biden and extinguishing hopes of the “red wave” that Republicans had expected leading into the midterm elections . Democratic leaders described the outcome – sealed late Saturday with … Read more

Democrats await Nevada election result that could seal their US Senate majority

Democrats await Nevada election result that could seal their US Senate majority

PHOENIX, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Democrats on Saturday were one seat away from majority control of the US Senate next year, as vote-counting in deeply divided Nevada continued following Tuesday’s midterm elections and campaigning kicked off for a Dec. 6 runoff in Georgia . If incumbent Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto manages to fend off … Read more