Judge rejects Dakota Access request for emergency order

A federal judge rejected a request for an emergency order to delay the process of shutting down the Dakota Access pipeline while attorneys appeal a ruling to shutter the pipeline during the course of an environmental review By The Associated Press July 7, 2020, 4:55 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this […]

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Supreme Court Won’t Block Ruling to Halt Work on Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request from the Trump administration to allow construction of parts of the Keystone XL oil pipeline that had been blocked by a federal judge in Montana. But the court temporarily revived a permit program that would let other oil and gas pipelines cross waterways after only […]

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Japan seeks extradition of Americans accused in Ghosn escape

Tokyo prosecutors say their request for extradition of two Americans arrested in the U.S. for allegedly helping Nissan’s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, flee Japan while he was out on bail has been filed By YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business Writer July 3, 2020, 5:25 AM 2 min read TOKYO — Tokyo prosecutors said Friday that a […]

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Regulators deny quick approval of new Great Lakes pipeline

A Michigan regulatory agency has denied Enbridge’s request for quick approval of its plan to put a replacement oil pipeline beneath a Great Lakes channel By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer June 30, 2020, 6:58 PM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Traverse City, Mich. — A Michigan […]

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Judge Orders Roger Stone to Report to Prison Next Month

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Friday denied a request by President Trump’s friend Roger J. Stone Jr. for a two-month delay before he begins serving his prison term, despite the fact that his motion was unopposed by the Justice Department. Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the United States District Court for the District of […]

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Trump Family Will Ask Second Court to Stop Publication of Tell-All Book

A Queens County, N.Y., Surrogate’s Court judge on Thursday rejected a request to bar President Trump’s niece, Mary L. Trump, from publishing a tell-all book about the family because the court lacked jurisdiction in the case. Judge Peter J. Kelly recommended that Robert S. Trump, the president’s brother, take to another court his claim that […]

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France requests trial for 9 suspects in 2016 Bastille Day truck attack

France’s counterterrorism prosecutors made a formal request Tuesday for nine suspects to face trial in connection with the 2016 Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that left 86 people dead. In a statement following the end of a judicial investigation, the Paris-based prosecutors’ office did not disclose the identity of the suspects. Four suspects have […]

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Federal judge warns DOJ that horse ‘seems to be out of the barn’ on blocking Bolton book

A federal judge on Friday heard arguments on a request by the Justice Department to block the publication of former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s memoir over concerns it contains classified information — but the judge warned “the horse … seems to be out of the barn,” as copies have already been distributed. “It certainly looks […]

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Order to prevent spread of coronavirus at Cook County Jail to continue while sheriff’s office appeals

Cook County Jail | Sun-Times file A federal judge also denied a request for the sheriff’s office to quickly turn over records to attorneys for detainees about whether jail is following the court’s order. A federal judge ruled Friday that his order mandating action to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at the Cook County […]

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Court denies request to revive US pipeline permit program

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday turned down a request by the Trump administration and energy industry groups to revive a permit program for new oil and gas pipelines that had been canceled by a lower court. The case originated with a challenge to the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. but […]

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Supreme Court Rejects Bid for Virus Protections in Texas Prison

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court denied a request on Thursday from two inmates in a Texas geriatric prison to reinstate a trial judge’s order instructing officials to take steps to protect them from the coronavirus pandemic. As is the Supreme Court’s custom in ruling on emergency applications, its brief order was unsigned and gave no […]

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Uber CEO reportedly favored rank-and-file layoffs over pay cuts for top execs

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi reportedly vetoed a request from the ride-hailing giant’s top executives to cut their own salaries in order to avoid laying off rank-and-file workers, paving the way for thousands of pink slips. A number of the ride-hail giant’s engineering leaders last month told Khosrowshahi that they and other managers were willing to […]

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Graham to seek testimony from Obama officials on Russia probe, could issue subpoenas

The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to request top Obama officials testify as part of its investigation into the origins of the FBI’s Russia probe during the 2016 presidential election and would consider compelling their testimony, a GOP source told Fox News. The source told Fox News that the committee, which has been investigating the origins of […]

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Roberts Rejects Request for Inquiry into D.C. Appeals Court Vacancy

WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Friday turned down a request from the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to designate another court to conduct an ethics inquiry into the circumstances surrounding a retirement from what is widely viewed as the second-most important […]

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Supreme Court grants DOJ request to temporarily block order on release of Mueller grand jury files

The Supreme Court on Friday granted an emergency request from the Department of Justice to block enforcement of an order to release grand jury materials from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and alleged Trump campaign collusion in those efforts. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, better […]

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Secretary of Senate says cannot comply with Biden request to release records on purported Reade complaint

The secretary of the Senate on Monday said her office cannot comply with a request by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to order a search for a purported complaint made by the woman accusing him of sexual assault when he was a senator. In a statement, Julie Adams said their legal counsel has reviewed the relevant statute […]

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Brooklyn neighborhood comes together to bury a stranger

The request, posted on an online neighborhood forum by a Brooklyn funeral director, was simple but heartfelt. A 91-year-old woman had died from the coronavirus. Her family was scattered in other states. Would anyone like to contribute items for her funeral, like flowers? This wasn’t a funeral for anyone who lived in the neighborhood, Brooklyn’s […]

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Hard work lies ahead for Lebanon on road to IMF aid deal

2/2 © Reuters. Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab signs request for IMF assistance in Beirut 2/2 By Eric Knecht and Tom Arnold BEIRUT/LONDON (Reuters) – With a rescue plan that will form the basis of talks for IMF aid finally in place, Lebanon must now enact painful steps and work out how it distributes the […]

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Israeli president rejects bid to form new government, setting up possible 4th election

JERUSALEM – Israel’s president on Sunday turned down a request from Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz for a two-week extension to form a new coalition government. The announcement by President Reuven Rivlin means that Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have a midnight deadline Monday night to reach a power-sharing deal. If they […]

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Small Business Aid Stalls in Senate as Democrats Demand More Funds

WASHINGTON — A Trump administration request for Congress to quickly approve $250 billion in additional loans to help distressed small businesses weather the coronavirus crisis stalled in the Senate on Thursday, after Republicans and Democrats clashed over what should be included in the latest round of government relief. The dispute was a prelude to what […]

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U.S. Military Seeks More Funding for Pacific Region After Pandemic

WASHINGTON — United States military officials have outlined a spending request to bolster deterrence against China after the coronavirus pandemic ebbs, a sign of how national security leaders are already studying ways to shore up the country’s standing in the Asia-Pacific region once the outbreak ends. A report from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, delivered to […]

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Judge rejects appeal from man convicted in al-Qaida plot

A judge has again rejected a request from a northern Virginia man seeking to overturn his life sentence for joining al-Qaida and plotting to assassinate then-President George W By The Associated Press March 27, 2020, 5:04 AM 2 min read ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A judge again rejected a request from a northern Virginia man who […]

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Durbin, Duckworth join Pritzker in urging Trump Illinois coronovirus disaster declaration

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are bolstering Gov. J.B Pritzker’s request to President Trump for an Illinois disaster declaration. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times file Trump has declared disasters in New York, California and Washington state. Illinois Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth on Wednesday bolstered Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s request for a federal disaster declaration […]

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‘I’m Terrified’: Wells Fargo Demands Call Center Employees Come Into Work

Even as local and state governments around the country request that businesses let their employees work from home to help contain the growing threat of the coronavirus, Wells Fargo has labeled its workers at call centers, complaint departments, and retail banks as “essential” and is demanding that they continue to come to work against their […]

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