Florida lawmaker behind ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill indicted on wire fraud, money laundering charges

Florida lawmaker behind ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill indicted on wire fraud, money laundering charges

A Florida state representative behind the Parental Rights in Education bill, dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by critics, has been indicted on wire fraud, money laundering and making false statements charges. A federal grand jury in the Northern District of Florida returned a six-count indictment against state Rep. Joseph Harding, who is accused of … Read more

Rep. Gosar deletes tweet backing Trump’s call to “terminate” parts of Constitution

Rep.  Gosar deletes tweet backing Trump’s call to “terminate” parts of Constitution

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., leaving the Capitol in April 2022. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday posted, then deleted, a tweet stating he supported former President Trump’s call to terminate parts of the US Constitution over baseless claims of election fraud. Why it matters: The tweet, which … Read more

Oregon’s new gun laws remain blocked, won’t go into effect early Thursday

Oregon’s new gun laws remain blocked, won’t go into effect early Thursday

Ballot Measure 114 will not become law at 12:01 am, Thursday, Dec. 8. The Oregon Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a state Department of Justice petition asking the court to throw out a lower court’s temporary restraining order blocking the law from taking effect. Harney County Circuit Court Judge Robert Raschio issued the order Tuesday, … Read more

Florida State Rep. Harding indicted on wire fraud, other charges

Florida State Rep.  Harding indicted on wire fraud, other charges

State Rep. Joe Harding, a Republican from north Florida, was indicted Wednesday on charges of money laundering and wire fraud after a federal grand jury said he falsely claimed two inactive businesses of his had employees in order to get coronavirus-related loans. The federal indictment accuses Harding, R-Ocala, of scheming to defraud the Small Business … Read more

Similar attacks on US power grid have threatened infrastructure in Western states – CBS News

Similar attacks on US power grid have threatened infrastructure in Western states – CBS News

Similar attacks on the US power grid have threatened infrastructure in Western statesCBS News NC newspaper continues coverage in the dark after substation attackThe Washington Post ‘Sitting ducks’: Moore County attack leaves a community feeling vulnerableCharlotte Observer Attack on North Carolina substation spotlights electric grid’s vulnerability — againThe Hill View Full Coverage on Google News

Ukraine Suffers ‘Long and Hard Day’ as Zelensky Reports ‘Brutal’ Strike

Ukraine Suffers ‘Long and Hard Day’ as Zelensky Reports ‘Brutal’ Strike

Ten Ukrainian civilians were killed and several others injured Wednesday in a “brutal, absolutely deliberate” attack from the Russian military, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said. In his daily address, Zelensky said Russian troops carried out the strike in the town of Kurakhove in the eastern Donetsk region. The attack was described as an “artillery barrage” … Read more

New York Mayor Eric Adams fined for rat infestation at one of his properties

New York Mayor Eric Adams fined for rat infestation at one of his properties

New York CNN — New York Mayor Eric Adams, a vocal rat opponent who has made fighting the rodents a priority for City Hall, was fined for a rat infestation at one of his Brooklyn properties, according to a copy of a health code violation and a spokesperson for the mayor . Adams was issued … Read more