Tag: Crime/Legal Action

This crypto scam bilked investors out of $11 million — and paid action star Steven Seagal to promote it

It was a crypto scam straight out of a Steven Seagal movie, featuring the action film star himself, a private eye, a staged kidnapping and...

White House planning targeted new eviction moratorium: reports

The Biden administration is developing a new eviction moratorium following criticism from liberal lawmakers after a previous ban on evictions was allowed to expire over...

Taliban Commander Who Led Attack on Afghan City Was Released From Prison Last Year, Officials Say

KABUL—The Taliban commander overseeing an assault on the key southern city of Lashkargah is one of 5,000 former prisoners released by the Afghan government last...

U.S. Expands Refugee Program for Afghans Amid Rise in Violence

The U.S. will make it easier for more Afghans to apply to come to the country as refugees, the State Department said Monday, following a...

Former Nazi Guard, Age 100, to Stand Trial in Germany

BERLIN—A 100-year old man will be tried in Germany on charges of aiding and abetting mass murder while working as a concentration-camp guard, making him...

Death Toll From China Flood Jumps to More Than 300

HONG KONG—Chinese authorities said 302 people had died during severe flooding that hit the central province of Henan last month, a sharp increase in the...

U.S. Blames Iran for Drone Attack on Israeli-Linked Tanker

The U.S. joined the U.K. and Israel Sunday in blaming Iran for a fatal drone strike last week on an Israeli-linked tanker near the coast...

Nikola electric-truck prototypes were powered by hidden wall sockets, towed into position and rolled down hills, prosecutors say

The founder of the much-hyped electric truck manufacturer Nikola Corp. NKLA, -1.33% has been charged with lying to investors about the supposed technological breakthroughs the...

Suspected Drone Attack on Israeli-Linked Tanker in Arabian Sea Kills Two Crew

A suspected drone attack on an Israeli-linked tanker near the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea killed two crew members including a Briton, the...

Hong Kong Protester, First to Be Sentenced Under China’s National Security Law, Gets Nine Years

HONG KONG—The first person convicted under the national-security law imposed by Beijing was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday, in a case closely watched...

Outspoken Chinese Industrialist Gets 18-Year Sentence for Causing Public Disorder, Other Offenses

HONG KONG—A Chinese court sentenced an outspoken farming magnate to 18 years in jail for allegedly causing public disorder and a multitude of other offenses,...

After Navalny, Challenging Russia’s Putin Is Getting Even Harder

MOSCOW—Challenging Vladimir Putin has always been difficult. Now his opponents say it is almost impossible, as the Kremlin launches a full-court press against anyone daring...

Activision Blizzard CEO admits ‘tone deaf’ response to allegations, ahead of employee walkout

Facing an employee revolt ahead of the videogame company’s quarterly earnings report, Activision Blizzard Inc. Chief Executive Bobby Kotick went into damage-control mode Tuesday. Responding...

Israel Begins Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine for At-Risk Children Under 12 as Delta Cases Surge

TEL AVIV—Israel authorized the use of Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine for vulnerable children between five and 11 years old, as cases of the highly contagious...

Vatican Tries Cardinal in Test of Pope’s Transparency Drive

VATICAN CITY—Cardinal Giovanni Becciu, once one of the most powerful men in the Vatican, went on trial Tuesday for embezzlement and other alleged crimes, as...

U.S. Combat Role in Iraq to End This Year, Biden Says

WASHINGTON—President Biden said the U.S. combat mission in Iraq would conclude by the end of 2021, but the U.S. military would continue to work with...

U.S. Intensifies Airstrikes in Afghanistan as Taliban Offensive Nears Kandahar

The U.S. has stepped up airstrikes in southern Afghanistan amid growing apprehension over a Taliban offensive threatening Kandahar, the country’s second-largest city and spiritual capital...

No, asking if someone is vaccinated is not a violation of HIPAA

Days after being temporarily suspended from Twitter TWTR, +3.05% for spreading COVID-19 misinformation, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was again a top story on the social...

Covid-19 Vaccine Scams Hit India as Country Struggles With Immunizations

NEW DELHI—One morning in late May, hundreds of people from an upscale housing complex in a Mumbai suburb lined up to receive their first dose...

Haiti’s Slain President’s Funeral Marked by Rage, Protests

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—In front of a mourning family and foreign dignitaries, President Jovenel Moïse was laid to rest Friday in a country riven by deepening strife...

U.S. Expands Efforts to Relocate Afghans at Risk of Taliban Vengeance

WASHINGTON—The U.S. military is preparing to house as many as 35,000 Afghan interpreters and family members at two American bases, in Kuwait and in Qatar,...

Hong Kong Police Arrest Five Over Children’s Books Depicting Protesters as Sheep

Hong Kong’s national-security police arrested five people for allegedly conspiring to commit sedition through a series of picture books that portray sheep being targeted by...

Feds seize sites posing as Walmart web pages to sell phony COVID-19 cures

The U.S. Department of Justice has seized two internet domains that had allegedly been set up to look like Walmart WMT, -0.49% web pages selling...

Haiti Inaugurates New Leader Two Weeks After President’s Assassination

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti— Ariel Henry, a prominent neurosurgeon backed by the U.S., became Haiti’s new prime minister Tuesday, as it began official ceremonies to mourn assassinated...

Biden Administration Blames Hackers Tied to China for Microsoft Cyberattack Spree

WASHINGTON—The Biden administration Monday publicly blamed hackers affiliated with China’s main intelligence service for a far-reaching cyberattack on Microsoft Corp. email software this year, part...