A San Francisco jury on Friday found David DePape guilty on all counts related to his attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. The charges against him included first-degree burglary, false imprisonment of an elder, threatening a family member of a public official, and dissuading a witness by [...]

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The US Department of Treasury announced on Friday that it coordinated with Türkiye’s government to sanction four people connected to an ISIS-linked human smuggling network. The Treasury’s press release stated that Olimkhon Makhmudjon Ugli Ismailov (Ismailov) participated in the network, and Muhammad Ibrohimjon Niyazov (Niyazov) was involved in the network by supporting ISIS members in [...]

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The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs filed a claim with the UN on Friday to formally recognize the boundaries of its underwater continental shelf in the South China Sea, granting it exclusive rights to utilize the area’s resources. The Philippines filed the claim with the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf following [...]

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New York state lawmakers passed legislation on Friday that would force major social media platforms to modify their policies and prohibit the use of “addictive” recommendation algorithms when deciding what children under 18 see in their social media feeds. Under the new legislation, social media companies would display content to younger users in chronological order. [...]

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Germany and the US authorized Ukraine on Friday to target specific locations within Russia using the long-range weaponry they are providing. This major shift in policy occurs as Ukrainian forces, who are facing shortages, continue to lose territory in the conflict. Germany affirmed Ukraine’s right to defend its territory under international law, specifically highlighting Ukraine’s [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday reported the arrest of Chinese national YunHe Wang on charges of creating and using malware that was used in cyber attacks, large-scale fraud and child exploitation. The indictment was unsealed on May 24 and alleged that Wang and his associates created and spread malware, compromising a network [...]

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It’s not every day that one gets a front-row seat to witness the justice system’s workings in a high-profile case. I was fortunate enough to be at the US District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco earlier today for the sentencing of the man who on October 28, 2023, broke into [...]

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The US government filed a motion on Friday to partially end a 27-year-old agreement that requires the federal government to comply with court supervision about the treatment of migrant children in its custody. This action follows the recent publication by the Health and Human Services Department of its own regulation on protective measures, slated to [...]

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A senior Philippine national security official called Friday for the immediate removal of Chinese diplomats believed to be responsible for a reported leak of a phone call between one of the diplomats and a Filipino admiral about tensions in the South China Sea. This comes just over a week following alleged Chinese harassment and use [...]

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The US House of Representatives passed on Friday a two-year reauthorization of an expiring warrantless surveillance law that had been stalled earlier in the week. The passed bill extends a contentious provision called Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, also known as FISA. Wiretapping for national security investigations involving Americans or individuals within [...]

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