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European Commission Targets US Tech Giants in First Digital Markets Act Probe

March 28, 2024

The European Commission—Europe’s antitrust and consumer investigation agency—on Monday launched investigations into Alphabet, Apple, and Meta for potentially breaching a landmark new law designed to prevent Big Tech having an unfair advantage over competitors. In a statement, the commission said that it “suspects that the measures put in place by these gatekeepers fall short of […]

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Abortion Now Legal in Every State in Australia

March 28, 2024

The gestational age for an abortion has been increased from 20 to 23 weeks in Western Australia. Abortion is now legally accessible across every state of Australia after new laws in Western Australia (WA) came into force on March 27. The Abortion Legislation Reform Bill 2023 (pdf) removes barriers to abortion health care in WA. […]

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Trump Attorneys: Trial for Florida Documents Case in May Unworkable With NY Trial in April

March 28, 2024

The trial in New York is expected to run through the end of May 2024, President Trump’s counsel says. Attorneys for former President Donald Trump submitted a notice to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida alerting Judge Aileen Cannon that a late May or early June trial is “no longer workable.” […]

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Biden Administration Will Lend $1.5 Billion to Restart Michigan Nuclear Power Plant, a First in the US

March 28, 2024

The federal government will provide a $1.5 billion loan to restart a nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan, officials announced Wednesday. Holtec International acquired the 800-megawatt Palisades plant in 2022 with plans to dismantle it. But now the emphasis is on restarting it by late 2025, following support from the state of Michigan and the […]

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Judge Appears Skeptical of Hunter Biden’s Motion to Dismiss Tax Charges

March 28, 2024

Judge Mark Scarsi said he doesn’t see factual evidence to back defense’s claims that charges are politically motivated. A federal judge questioned a lack of evidence provided by attorneys representing President Joe Biden’s son Hunter during a hearing in Los Angeles March 27 as they sought to have several tax-related charges dropped. Judge Mark Scarsi […]

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LOVERRO: Commanders may need to weigh ‘mom factor’ on draft day

March 28, 2024

Washington Commanders coach Dan Quinn told the NFL Network last week that it would “be fair to envision we’d be taking a quarterback” with the second pick in the draft next month. I think then it would be fair to envision that they would be considering Heisman Trophy winner Jayden Daniels as that quarterback. So […]

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ABC News Asks Judge for More Time to Respond to Trump Lawsuit

March 28, 2024

Trump sued the network over allegedly defamatory statements made by host George Stephanopoulos on his program. American Broadcasting Companies Inc. (ABC) and ABC News have sought a 30-day delay to respond to a defamation lawsuit filed by former President Donald Trump against the network and its host George Stephanopoulos. In his lawsuit, President Trump argues […]

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Libertarian Party Chair Shares Uncertainty About RFK Jr.’s Running Mate

March 28, 2024

The independent candidate is seeking the Libertarian Party’s backing ahead of the general election. Libertarian National Committee Chair Angela McArdle expressed confusion at Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s pick for a presidential running mate as his campaign is in talks with running on the Libertarian Party ticket. On Tuesday, Mr. Kennedy announced Silicon Valley lawyer Nicole […]

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New Yorkers Silently Worrying Over Ramifications of Trump Ruling

March 28, 2024

Monday’s dramatic bond reduction for former President Donald Trump did nothing to dissipate the dark cloud that his civil-fraud case has cast over New York business deals. Although investors won’t publicly admit it, the case is having a chilling effect, said Charles Trzcinka, professor of finance at Indiana University-Bloomington. “If you talk to people in […]

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The Evolving Battlefield: How AI and Drones Redefine Modern Warfare

March 28, 2024

News Analysis As the Russia-Ukraine conflict unfolds, drones have transcended traditional weaponry, emerging as pivotal agents of change in modern combat. Their deployment has not only diversified tactics on the battlefield but also heightened concerns over the potential for autonomous drones to elude human oversight, posing unprecedented risks to global security. Experts underscore the necessity […]