Saudi Crown Prince Discusses Energy Security With Senior U.S. Officials -State News Agency

(Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on Friday with U.S. Senior Advisor for Energy Security Amos Hochstein and the White House National Security Council’s Middle East policy coordinator Brett McGurk in Jeddah, the Saudi state news agency SPA reported. “The bilateral relations between the two countries were discussed, and the active … Read more

Las Vegas Newspaper Wants Slain Reporter’s Devices Returned

By GABE STERN, Associated Press/Report for America RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Review-Journal is demanding that authorities don’t review a slain reporter’s electronic devices and reporting materials, which were seized by authorities after his death. Jeff German’s cellphone, four computers and external hard drive could be used in the prosecution and defense of … Read more

Missouri Judge Weighing Lawsuits Over Photo ID Law

By SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys argued in court Friday over two lawsuits challenging a new Missouri law on voter photo identification and civic engagement rules. The hearing over how and whether the lawsuits should proceed was held before a judge in Cole County. The lawsuits, filed by the ACLU … Read more

Judge Reject Justice Dept.’s Bid to Stop Sugar Merger

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has rejected the Justice Department’s bid to block a major U.S. sugar manufacturer from acquiring its rival, clearing the way for the acquisition to proceed. The ruling, handed down Friday by a federal judge in Wilmington, Delaware, comes months after the Justice Department sued … Read more

Murder Charge Dismissed Because of Treatment Delays

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — An Edmonds man’s first-degree murder charge in the death of his father was dismissed this week because of delays in his mental health treatment. Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Janice Ellis on Wednesday found John Fry’s continued wait for transport to Western State Hospital could violate his due process rights, The … Read more

U.S. in Talks to Build Nuclear-Powered Submarines for Australia -WSJ

(Reuters) – The Biden administration is in discussions with Australia to build the first few nuclear-powered submarines for the island nation in the U.S., the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing Western officials. Australia has been boosting its defense spending over the past few years as China steps up its presence in the Indo-Pacific … Read more

Udoka Suspended for ‘Multiple’ Policy Violations

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — The reigning Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics suspended coach Ime Udoka after a months-long investigation by an outside law firm that found multiple violations of team policies but did not point to a larger cultural problem of sexual misconduct, owner Wyc Grousbeck said Friday. “We go … Read more

Voting Equipment to Be Replaced After ‘Unauthorized Access’

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s secretary of state on Friday announced plans to replace election equipment in one county following “unauthorized access” to the equipment that happened two months after the 2020 election. A computer forensics team hired by allies of then-President Donald Trump traveled to Coffee County, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) southeast of Atlanta, … Read more