Disney accuses Ron DeSantis of ‘constitutional mutiny’ in new court filing
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Disney (DIS) accused Florida Governor Ron DeSantis of “ongoing constitutional mutiny” in a new court filing on Monday, marking yet another development in the back-and-forth saga between the media giant and the Republican presidential candidate. “Governor DeSantis and his allies are engaged in an ongoing constitutional mutiny,” Disney wrote in its latest filing in the company’s federal case against DeSantis, which it launched earlier this year. “They openly reject the foundational First Amendment rule that a state cannot deploy its official powers to punish the expression of disfavored politi ..read more
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Ex-military couple hit with longer prison time in 4th sentencing in child abuse case
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FILE – In this May 9, 2013, file photo, John Jackson, left, and his wife, Carolyn Jackson, of Mount Holly, N.J., walk out of a courthouse in Newark, N.J. Carolyn Jackson was ordered Monday, Oct. 30, to serve nearly 12 years in prison, while her husband, John, was sentenced to 9 years. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File) (ASSOCIATED PRESS) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former U.S. Army major and his wife accused of routinely beating their young foster children and denying them food and water as punishment have been sentenced for a fourth time. Carolyn Jackson was ordered Monday to serve nearly 12 years ..read more
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Child marriage is still legal in most of the U.S. Here’s why.
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Story at a glance About 300,000 children and teens were legally married in the United States between 2000 and 2018, according to data from Unchained at Last, a nonprofit that works to help women and girls in forced marriages. At age 14, Genevieve Meyer began spending time with a neighbor to get a break from her hectic home life. Her relationship with the neighbor, a 42-year-old divorced father of two, soon turned sexual. Meyer’s mother eventually found out, and she called the police. But she believed that Meyer had “ruined this man’s life” by seducing him, accordi ..read more
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Israel’s ‘Teddy Bear’ armoured bulldozer is anything but cuddly
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This embedded content is not available in your region. The armoured bulldozer the Israeli military is using to spearhead its land invasion of Gaza may be nicknamed the “Teddy Bear” but it has a reputation for being anything but cuddly. Weighing in at some 60 tons, the “D9R” machine is 13ft tall and almost 15ft wide. It is equipped with armour, a large front dozer blade and a bullet-proof cockpit where a two-person crew is protected against sniper fire. In 2015, the Israel Defense Force (IDF), which started using the US-made bulldozers in 1967, upgraded the machine with so-called “slat armo ..read more
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Iran’s chess game is going well, but US Navy carriers are changing the picture
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With the world focused on new unfolding horrors on the ground in Gaza, and international opinion turning with its usual rapidity against Israel, the US Navy continues to shape the regional picture through the medium of large-scale warship movements. The crowd-pleasers, as ever, are the two nuclear powered aircraft carriers Gerald R Ford and Dwight D Eisenhower (Ike). As of last Saturday, both are now in the Mediterranean. The Ford is set to stay there, getting ready to conduct the entire range of tasks available to one of these groups, from intelligence gathering to all-out strike and everyt ..read more
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Russia has ‘stolen our business’
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By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Carlsberg has cut all ties with its Russian business and refuses to enter a deal with Russia’s government that would make its seizure of the assets look legitimate, the brewer’s new CEO said on Tuesday. The Danish group had since last year attempted to sell its Baltika subsidiary in Russia, following in the footsteps of many other Western companies exiting Russia since its invasion of Ukraine. However, after announcing in June it had found a buyer for its business, Russian President Vladimir Putin the following month ordered the temporary sei ..read more
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New Biden target in junk fee crackdown: retirement advisers
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By Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Tuesday will seek to impose new rules on retirement plan providers to close loopholes that officials argue allow the industry to sell products that boost their revenue at the expense of customers, the latest effort by the administration to crack down on so-called junk fees. The proposed Labor Department rules require retirement plan providers to only sell commodities and insurance products, such as annuities, to clients when doing so is in the customer’s best interest. They would also hold Wall Street to a higher standard for the adv ..read more
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Ukrainian Soldiers Say the Wagner Implosion Has Allowed Them to Make Breakthroughs at Last
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NEAR ANDRIIVKA, Ukraine—A young man emerged from the basement bleeding from his stomach. With his mohawk, pierced ears, and tattoos, everyone calls him ‘Cossack’ because of his similarity to the 17th century Ukrainian swashbucklers. Smoke was rising from all sides from the recent Russian shelling salvos all around us, although the countryside was eerily quiet. He was still grinning and excitedly sharing a story as he entered the ambulance with us. “They only killed their own,” he would later relay to us from the relative safety of a nearby hospital. “They fired at our positions, and the only ..read more
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Weapons, drugs and cash seized in Scarborough police raid
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Six people have been arrested after knives, a large amount of cash and cannabis were found at a property during a police raid in Scarborough. The arrests took place at an address in Cromwell Parade on Sunday night, North Yorkshire Police said. A boy aged 16, two aged 17, and three men aged 18, 20 and 49, were held on suspicion of supplying Class B drugs, the force said. All six were bailed pending further inquiries, it added. Two knives, including a machete, were found at the property, along with cash, cannabis and drugs paraphernalia, a police spokesperson said. The 16-year-old was also arr ..read more
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Ex-Prosecutor Spots ‘Most Chilling’ Part Of Donald Trump’s Latest Legal Move
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Former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann highlighted a “chilling” aspect of Donald Trump’s attempted appeal of the gag order in his 2020 election interference case. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan’s order bans the former president from criticizing prosecutors, court staff and any potential witnesses in public. It was temporarily lifted Friday for Chutkan to assess an appeal but was reimposed late Sunday following more rhetoric from Trump. Weissmann, talking to MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace on Monday, said one part of the appeal brief from Trump’s legal team was cause for concern. It basically ..read more
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