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Shareholders must vote on Musk’s return as Tesla chairman

If Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to return as chairman, shareholders will have to vote on it. The requirement is detailed in a court brief filed jointly on Thursday by Tesla and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The brief was required by a federal judge who must approve a securities fraud settlement reached with Musk … Continue reading Shareholders must vote on Musk’s return as Tesla chairman

NEW YORK | Promoter of failed Fyre Festival gets 6 years in prison

NEW YORK  — A federal judge has given the creator of the highly publicized, failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas a six-year prison term. Billy McFarland was sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald called him a “serial fraudster.” He admitted defrauding investors of $26 million in the 2017 music festival and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Promoter of failed Fyre Festival gets 6 years in prison

WASHINGTON | No pre-trial release for congressional doxing suspect

WASHINGTON  — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected any sort of pre-trial release for a former congressional staffer accused of posting online the home addresses of Republican senators backing Brett Kavanaugh‘s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson ordered that Jackson Cosko remain in custody pending trial. Prosecutors had argued that Cosko, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | No pre-trial release for congressional doxing suspect

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Daines to return from Montana for vote if needed

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A federal judge is rejecting an Oregon senator’s attempt to force disclosure of more details on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before a confirmation vote. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Friday turned down an emergency request by … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Daines to return from Montana for vote if needed

BISMARCK, N.D | Judge’s decision on Dakota Access study likely months away

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge’s decision on whether a year’s worth of additional study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline adequately addresses American Indian concerns appears weeks if not months away. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in late August completed additional study ordered by U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in June … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D | Judge’s decision on Dakota Access study likely months away

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: McConnell says left trying to ‘bully’ Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sexual misconduct allegations (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon is asking a federal judge to step in and order the release of more than 100,000 documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The motion is part of a … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: McConnell says left trying to ‘bully’ Kavanaugh

HARTFORD, Conn | New rulings on medical marijuana use go against employers

HARTFORD, Conn— Health care worker Katelin Noffsinger told a potential employer that she took medical marijuana to deal with the effects of a car accident, but when a drug test came back positive, the nursing home rescinded her job offer anyway. A federal judge last month ruled that the nursing home, which had cited federal … Continue reading HARTFORD, Conn | New rulings on medical marijuana use go against employers

DENVER | Judge: US can’t deny passport over refusing to pick gender

DENVER— U.S. officials cannot deny a passport application from an intersex Colorado resident based solely on a refusal to select male or female for gender, a federal judge said Wednesday. The U.S. State Department’s varied explanations for rejecting the application weren’t reasonable, U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson said in his ruling, forcing him to … Continue reading DENVER | Judge: US can’t deny passport over refusing to pick gender