Daily Archives: May 4, 2018





  • Court vacates Michael Skakel’s murder conviction and orders a new trial

    Court vacates Michael Skakel’s murder conviction and orders a new trial

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  • Mueller and the Judge

    Mueller and the Judge

    A judge who’s been serving on the federal bench since the 1980s is old enough to remember when Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation was about alleged Russian collusion. Now the judge wants to know why Mr. Mueller’s signature prosecution doesn’t appear to have anything to do with it. Mr. Mueller’s team was in…



  • NSA says searches of Americans’ data spiked in 2017

    NSA says searches of Americans’ data spiked in 2017

    NSA headquarters in Ft. Meade, Md. (Image: file photo)New figures reveal a sharp increase in the number of searches of Americans’ calls and messages by the intelligence community during the Trump administration’s first year in office. The figures, published Friday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), show a rise in targeted…


  • U.S. job growth picks up, unemployment rate falls to 3.9 percent

    U.S. job growth picks up, unemployment rate falls to 3.9 percent

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. job growth increased less than expected in April and the unemployment rate dropped to near a 17-1/2-year low of 3.9 percent as some out-of-work Americans left the labor force. The Labor Department’s closely watched employment report on Friday also showed wages barely rose last month, which may ease concerns that inflation…


  • ‘Most wanted’ man arrested in Barcelona

    ‘Most wanted’ man arrested in Barcelona

    Image copyright NCA Image caption Jamie Acourt, pictured in police custody in Spain, faces an extradition hearing One of Britain’s most wanted fugitives, Jamie Acourt, has been captured in Spain on suspicion of drug offences. Armed officers detained Mr Acourt after he left the Metropolitan Sagrada Familia Gym in Barcelona on Friday afternoon. The 41-year-old…