Jussie Smollett Jury Ends First Day Of Deliberation With No Verdict – News Brig

Jussie Smollett Jury Ends First Day Of Deliberation With No Verdict – Deadline

Although prosecutors said there was “overwhelming” evidence that Jussie Smollett staged an assault on himself in late January 2019, there will be no verdict Wednesday in the ex-Empire star’s criminal trial. After just more than two hours of initial deliberation today on the six felony charges Smollett is facing in a chilly Chicago, the six-man … Read more

UAE begins to reconcile with Iran

UAE begins to reconcile with Iran

A rare visit to Iran by UAE national security adviser Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Monday signaled a shift in relations between the two Gulf adversaries as the Emiratis seek to de-escalate tensions with Tehran. Why it matters: The visit was part of a broader diplomatic push by the UAE, which has reached out … Read more

House approves ban on Chinese goods made with Uighur slaves

House approves ban on Chinese goods made with Uighur slaves

The House of Representatives passed a measure Wednesday that would ban the importing of Chinese products manufactured with forced labor. The bill, sponsored by Long Island Rep. Tom Suozzi, a Democrat, was aimed at protecting the Uighurs, China’s Muslim minority. Uighurs have been detained and forced to work in labor camps and factories that produce … Read more

FBI transcript says defendants linked to Oath Keepers went to Olive Garden for dinner after ransacking the Capitol on January 6

FBI transcript says defendants linked to Oath Keepers went to Olive Garden for dinner after ransacking the Capitol on January 6

Jessica Marie Watkins (2nd from L) and Donovan Ray Crowl (Center), both from Ohio, march down the east front steps of the U.S. Capitol with the Oath Keepers militia group on January 6, 2021.REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo A group of people linked to the Oath Keepers were charged with conspiracy in the Capitol riot. According to … Read more

White House says Biden ‘preparing for all contingencies’ if Russia invades Ukraine

White House says Biden 'preparing for all contingencies' if Russia invades Ukraine

President Biden’s administration is planning for a possible Russia invasion of Ukraine but is confident that Russian President Vladimir Putin “got the message” during diplomatic talks, Biden’s deputy press secretary told reporters Wednesday. Principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre spoke to reporters Wednesday about the Biden administration’s strategy dealing with Russian aggression in Ukraine. Jean-Pierre … Read more

SUNY boss Malatras must go, 31 Assembly members say

SUNY boss Malatras must go, 31 Assembly members say

Embattled SUNY Chancellor James Malatras’ days appeared numbered Wednesday as more than 30 Assembly members signed onto a letter calling for his resignation or firing, The Post has learned. The draft letter being circulated will be sent to the State University of New York’s Board of Trustees. The groundswell calling for Malatras’ ouster for smearing … Read more

Britney Spears Can Now Sign Her Own Financial Paperwork, Says Judge – News Brig

Britney Spears Can Now Sign Her Own Financial Paperwork, Says Judge – Deadline

In the first hearing since a Los Angeles Superior Court judge formally ended the conservatorship that controlled Britney Spears’ life for nearly 14 years, the same judge today sealed documents related to her estate planning and, according to Variety, gave Spears herself the power to execute financial documents related to her estate. Her father Jamie … Read more

First migrants returned under ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

First migrants returned under 'Remain in Mexico' policy

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. authorities sent the first two migrants back to Mexico on Wednesday under the reinstated “Remain in Mexico” policy. The Trump-era policy makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court. The U.N. International Organization for Migration said the two migrants were sent to Mexico over a bridge in … Read more