US Lawmaker George Santos, Indicted on Fraud Charges, Faces House Expulsion Vote

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Indicted Republican George Santos’ brief career in the U.S. House of Representatives could come to an end on Friday, when fellow lawmakers are due to vote on whether to expel him over criminal corruption charges and accusations of misspending campaign money. Santos, 35, has been mired in controversy since his 2022 … Read more

US Prosecutors Say Plots to Assassinate Sikh Leaders Were Part of a Campaign of Planned Killings

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — A foiled plot to assassinate a prominent Sikh separatist leader in New York, just days after another activist’s killing, was meant to precede a string of other politically motivated murders in the United States and Canada, according to U.S. prosecutors. In electronic communications and audio and video calls secretly recorded … Read more

Casino Workers Seethe as Smoking Ban Bill Is Delayed Yet Again in New Jersey Legislature

[ad_1] TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill to end smoking in Atlantic City’s casinos that appeared headed for its first vote Thursday was delayed yet again when Democratic lawmakers said they did not have enough votes to advance it. They also said they would listen to alternatives proposed by the casino industry including enclosed smoking … Read more

Drivers Would Pay $15 to Enter Busiest Part of NYC Under Plan to Raise Funds for Mass Transit

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Most drivers would pay $15 to enter Manhattan’s central business district under a plan released by New York officials Thursday. The congestion pricing plan, which neighboring New Jersey has filed a lawsuit over, will be the first such program in the United States if it is approved by transportation officials … Read more

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Named Best Film of 2023 by New York Film Critics

[ad_1] It’s the third time that Scorsese has been given the best film award from his hometown’s critics, who named 1990’s “GoodFellas” their top movie, as well as 2019’s “The Irishman.” On Thursday, the group also awarded Lily Gladstone, who stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in “Killers of the Flower Moon,” best actress. “Oppenheimer,” Christopher Nolan’s … Read more

Ex of Man Charged With Shooting Palestinian Students Had Police Remove His Gun From Her Home in 2013

[ad_1] An ex-girlfriend of the man charged with shooting and wounding three college students of Palestinian descent in Vermont asked police 10 years ago to remove his gun from her home after she said the couple had split up and she did not feel safe returning it herself, according to police. The Syracuse, New York, … Read more

New York Punished 2,000 Prisoners Over False Positive Drug Tests, Report Finds

[ad_1] ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s prison system unfairly punished more than 2,000 prisoners after tests of suspected contraband substances falsely tested positive for drugs, according to a report released Thursday. In hundreds of cases, the prisoners had committed no offense, but the flawed results were used to put them in solitary confinement, halt … Read more

Trump’s Gag Order Reinstated by Court in NY Civil Fraud Case

[ad_1] NEW YORK (Reuters) -A New York appellate court on Thursday reinstated a gag order that barred former U.S. President Donald Trump and his lawyers from making public statements about court staff in an ongoing civil fraud trial case, court records showed. Justice Arthur Engoron imposed the gag order on Oct. 3 after Trump accused … Read more

GOP Rep. George Santos Warns His Expulsion From Congress Before Conviction Would Set a Precedent

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — A defiant Rep. George Santos warned on Thursday that his expulsion from Congress before being convicted in a court of law would establish a new precedent that “is going to be the undoing of a lot of members of this body.” The first-term Republican congressman from New York could well become … Read more

Embattled Rep. George Santos Says Expulsion Attempt Is ‘Bullying’

[ad_1] By Makini Brice and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Indicted U.S. Representative George Santos on Thursday struck a defiant note ahead of an expected vote to expel him from Congress and said he would file a “slew” of complaints against other lawmakers in what could be his final days on Capitol Hill. “This is … Read more