Mexican troops sent to border city after deadly cartel clash

Mexican troops sent to border city after deadly cartel clash

MEXICO CITY, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Mexican soldiers were sent to the border city of Juarez Friday after a prison face-off between members of two rival cartels caused a riot and shootouts that killed 11 people, most of them civilians, authorities said. Los Chapos, members of the infamous Sinaloa Cartel formerly led by … Read more

Explainer: What’s next for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Explainer: What’s next for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Aug 5 (Reuters) – A jury in Austin, Texas, decided on Friday that US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay the parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre $45.2 million in punitive damages for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax, on top of $4.1 million in compensatory damages. read more … Read more

‘End this nightmare,’ Sandy Hook parents’ lawyer tells jurors in Alex Jones defamation trial

‘End this nightmare,’ Sandy Hook parents’ lawyer tells jurors in Alex Jones defamation trial

Aug 3 (Reuters) – Jurors in the Alex Jones defamation trial began deliberations on Wednesday after a lawyer for a child killed in the Sandy Hook massacre said they should “end this nightmare” and force the US conspiracy theorist to pay them $150 million for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax. Jones, founder of … Read more

Alex Jones says he never meant to hurt Sandy Hook parents with hoax claims

Alex Jones says he never meant to hurt Sandy Hook parents with hoax claims

Aug 2 (Reuters) – US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones told a Texas jury on Tuesday that he never intended to hurt parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre when he claimed the shooting was a hoax, saying his comments were taken out of context. Jones, founder of the Infowars radio show … Read more

Alex Jones defamation trial begins over Sandy Hook shooting

Alex Jones defamation trial begins over Sandy Hook shooting

July 26 (Reuters) – US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones faced the start of a jury trial on Tuesday that will decide how much he must pay the family of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre that he falsely claimed was a hoax. Jones, founder of the Infowars radio show and webcast, had … Read more

Indiana doctor threatens to sue state prosecutor for defamation in 10-year-old’s abortion case

Indiana doctor threatens to sue state prosecutor for defamation in 10-year-old’s abortion case

July 19 (Reuters) – An Indiana doctor who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old Ohio rape victim threatened to sue Indiana’s attorney general for defamation on Tuesday, filing a claim alleging that he made “false and misleading” statements about her handling of the case. The case prompted a national outcry and scrutiny after the Indianapolis … Read more

Russia preparing for next stage of offensive, Ukraine says

Russia preparing for next stage of offensive, Ukraine says

Russia shelling ‘along the entire front line’ – Ukraine military Russia regrouping for offensive toward Sloviansk, Kyiv says Moscow orders steps to prevent Ukrainian strikes in east KYIV, July 17 (Reuters) – Russia is preparing for the next stage of its offensive in Ukraine, a Ukrainian military official said, after Moscow said its forces would … Read more

US calls for immediate halt to Russian deportations in Ukraine

US calls for immediate halt to Russian deportations in Ukraine

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to the media after a condolence visit for late former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Fussa, Tokyo prefecture, Japan July 11, 2022. Stefani Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) – The United States called on Russia … Read more

Canada’s emergency rooms bear the brunt of a ‘perfect storm’

Canada’s emergency rooms bear the brunt of a ‘perfect storm’

TORONTO, July 3 (Reuters) – Health authorities across Canada have cut the hours of hospital emergency departments and urgent care clinics in recent weeks, a move that in some cases may extend through the summer, due to a surge in patients and staff shortages. The situation, clinicians say, is tied to a resurgence of viral … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking

Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell attends her sentencing hearing in a courtroom sketch in New York City, US June 28, 2022. Maxwell was convicted on December 29, 2021 on five of the six counts she faced for helping the late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuses underage girls. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg Register now … Read more