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Andrew Gillum, DeSantis’s 2018 Rival, Is Charged With Conspiracy and Fraud

Andrew Gillum, DeSantis’s 2018 Rival, Is Charged With Conspiracy and Fraud

MIAMI — Andrew Gillum, the Democrat who lost the 2018 Florida governor’s race to Ron DeSantis, surrendered to federal authorities in Tallahassee on Wednesday after he and a close associate were charged with conspiracy and 19 counts of fraud over how they raised and used funds when he was mayor of Tallahassee and a candidate …

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Franchise Group considers lowering Kohl’s bid closer to  a share from

Franchise Group considers lowering Kohl’s bid closer to $50 a share from $60

People walk near a Kohl’s department store entranceway on June 07, 2022 in Doral, Florida. Kohl’s announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Franchise Group, which is proposing to buy the retailer for $60 per share. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Retail holding company Franchise Group is weighing lowering its bid for Kohl’s …

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UKHSA detects polio virus in London sewage, declares national incident

UKHSA detects polio virus in London sewage, declares national incident

UK health authorities have said they are “urgently” investigating a rare poliovirus discovery in sewage samples in London. Picture Alliance | Getty Images UK health authorities have said they are urgently investigating a rare polio virus discovery in sewage samples in London, potentially putting Britain’s polio-free status at risk for the first time in almost …

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Panel Finds Daniel Snyder Interfered With Sexual Harassment Investigation

Panel Finds Daniel Snyder Interfered With Sexual Harassment Investigation

As the NFL was investigating his team for widespread workplace misconduct, the Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder directed a “shadow investigation” to interfere with and undermine its findings, a Congressional committee found. At Snyder’s behest, his legal team used private investigators to harass and intimidate witnesses, and created a 100-page dossier targeting victims, witnesses and …

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Lithuania: We’re ready if Russia cuts us out of common power grid over Kaliningrad disruptions

Lithuania: We’re ready if Russia cuts us out of common power grid over Kaliningrad disruptions

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda speaks during an interview in Vilnius, Lithuania June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia ‘threatens us in a cocky manner’ -Lithuania leader But military escalation with Russia not expected -Nauseda Lithuania in standoff with Russia over supply blockage Barred rail shipments to Russian …

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Exclusive: Inside the hangar at the center of the  billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute

Exclusive: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute

DOHA, June 22 (Reuters) – Two high-tech Airbus A350 jets sit idle with their windows taped and engines covered in a floodlit hangar in the Gulf, hobbled by an international legal dispute between European industrial giant Airbus (AIR.PA) and Qatar’s national carrier. From a distance, the planes might seem like any other long-haul jetliners crowding …

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Biden will call for 3-month suspension of gas tax, though officials acknowledge it ‘alone won’t fix the problem’

Biden will call for 3-month suspension of gas tax, though officials acknowledge it ‘alone won’t fix the problem’

Washington CNN † President Joe Biden will call on Congress in a speech Wednesday to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes until the end of September, senior administration officials said, framing the move as necessary to provide relief to American consumers but itself not enough to resolve the problem of surging energy prices. Biden will …

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House Jan.  6 committee focuses on “fake electors” and threats to public servants amid Trump pressure campaign

House Jan. 6 committee focuses on “fake electors” and threats to public servants amid Trump pressure campaign

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol in Tuesday’s hearing detailed the threats made to state lawmakers and election officials and workers in Arizona and Georgia, as President Donald Trump and his allies tried to get them to overturn the election results in their states. The committee sought …

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Afghan quake kills at least 920;  toll expected to rise

Afghan quake kills at least 920; toll expected to rise

KABUL, June 22 (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 killed 920 people in Afghanistan early on Wednesday, disaster management officials said, with more than 600 injured and the toll expected to grow as information trickles in from remote mountain villages. Photographs on Afghan media showed houses reduced to rubble, with bodies swathed in blankets …

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