EXCLUSIVE SEC probes Tesla over whistleblower claims on solar panel defects

EXCLUSIVE SEC probes Tesla over whistleblower claims on solar panel defects

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. securities regulator has opened an investigation into Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) over a whistleblower complaint that the company failed to properly notify its shareholders and the public of fire risks associated with solar panel system defects over several years, according to a letter from the agency.The probe raises … Read more

Parents of Michigan school shooting suspect plead not guilty to manslaughter charges

Parents of Michigan school shooting suspect plead not guilty to manslaughter charges

Dec 4 (Reuters) – A Michigan judge set bail at $500,000 each for the parents of a teenager accused of murdering four fellow high school students with a weapon the couple bought him as a Christmas gift, after authorities arrested the couple on Saturday following a manhunt.Appearing by videolink from jail for their arraignment, James … Read more

Jurors at Maxwell trial shown Epstein’s massage table, photo of sex toys

Jurors at Maxwell trial shown Epstein's massage table, photo of sex toys

NEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) – A green massage table seized from Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach estate was carried into a Manhattan federal courtroom on Friday, where British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is on trial for her alleged role in the sex abuse of underage girls.Prosecutors have said many of Epstein’s encounters with teenagers began as … Read more

Supreme Court conservatives appear willing to gut abortion rights

Supreme Court conservatives appear willing to gut abortion rights

Liberal justices warn against overturning precedentsMississippi law bans abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancyBiden lawyer urges against “contraction” of rightsWASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled a willingness to dramatically curtail abortion rights in America and perhaps overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized the procedure … Read more

First accuser takes stand in Ghislaine Maxwell sex-abuse trial

First accuser takes stand in Ghislaine Maxwell sex-abuse trial

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) – An accuser — a woman known by the pseudonym Jane — of Ghislaine Maxwell began testifying in the British financier’s sex-abuse trial in Manhattan on Tuesday.A prosecutor said during opening statements on Monday that Maxwell and late financier Jeffrey Epstein met Jane in 1994 at a summer camp when … Read more

Macau arrests 11 people for alleged illegal gambling and money laundering

Macau arrests 11 people for alleged illegal gambling and money laundering

A logo of Macau junket operator Suncity Group is seen at a gaming fair in Macau, China November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Bobby Yip//File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterHONG KONG, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Macau police have arrested 11 people in an investigation into an illegal gambling and money laundering syndicate, according to an … Read more

U.S. President Biden calls for intellectual property protection waivers after Omicron discovery

U.S. President Biden calls for intellectual property protection waivers after Omicron discovery

WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday called on nations expected to meet at the World Trade Organization next week to agree to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines in the wake of the identification of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa.However, the meeting he was referring to was … Read more

Sudan military to reinstate PM Hamdok after deal – Umma Party head

Sudan military to reinstate PM Hamdok after deal - Umma Party head

Umma Party says deal to reinstate Hamdok agreedFCC civilian coalition calls for protest to continueMilitary ousted Hamdok in coup on Oct. 25KHARTOUM, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Sudan’s military plans to reinstate Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and release all political detainees under a deal to end weeks of deadly unrest, the head of one of the … Read more

Here’s what legal experts say helped acquit Kyle Rittenhouse

Here's what legal experts say helped acquit Kyle Rittenhouse

Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, were killed, and Gaige Grosskreutz, now 27, was wounded. Rittenhouse was charged with five felonies: first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety.These were the factors experts said helped lead to Rittenhouse’s acquittal. Rittenhouse’s testimony was keyAmong the … Read more

Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty of all charges in Wisconsin murder trial

Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty of all charges in Wisconsin murder trial

KENOSHA, Wis., Nov 19 (Reuters) – A jury acquitted teenager Kyle Rittenhouse on Friday of murder in the fatal shooting of two men during racial justice protests in a decision that re-ignited fierce debate about gun rights and the boundaries of self defense in the United States.Jurors found Rittenhouse, 18, not guilty on all charges: … Read more