US Domestic News Roundup: US lawmakers unveil bill to help media negotiate with Google, Facebook; Trump seeks to temporarily block FBI from examining items seized from his Florida home and more
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US lawmakers unveil bill to help media negotiate with Google and Facebook
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Monday released a revised version of a bill aimed at making it easier for news organizations to collectively bargain with platforms such as Google and Facebook. The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act “removes legal barriers to the ability of news organizations to collectively bargain and obtain fair terms from monitoring platforms that regularly access news content without paying for its value,” according to a press release from lawmakers.
Trump seeks to temporarily block FBI from examining items seized from his Florida home
Former President Donald Trump on Monday asked a federal court to temporarily block the FBI from reviewing documents he seized two weeks ago from his Florida home until a special master can be appointed to oversee the review. Trump’s motion, filed in federal court in West Palm Beach, Florida, also demanded that the US Justice Department provide him with a more detailed property receipt outlining the items the FBI seized from his home in Mar- a-Lago during his search on August 8, and asked investigators to return any items not covered by the search warrant.
Defense urges Florida jury to spare Parkland school shooter’s life
A defense attorney on Monday implored a Florida jury to spare the life of Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 people in a 2018 high school shooting in the town of Parkland, citing exposure-related brain damage fetus to drugs and alcohol as a reason not to impose the death penalty. Cruz, 23, pleaded guilty last October to premeditated murder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, about 50 miles north of Fort Lauderdale, in one of the deadliest school shootings in America. United States history. Cruz killed 14 students and three staff members.
Dallas woman dies in car as lightning floods eyelash area
Flooding and heavy rain battered the Dallas, Texas area on Monday, killing at least one person after their vehicle was swept away by rising waters, authorities said. The body of a 60-year-old woman, who has not been identified, was found in her car after floodwaters receded Monday afternoon in an area of east Dallas, according to Clay Jenkins, the Dallas County’s highest elected official.
The key abortion issue in the special New York US House race on Tuesday
Voters in New York state head to the polls on Tuesday in the first competitive congressional election since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the nation’s abortion law, a contest that could prove a bellwether November election battles for control of Congress. Democrat Pat Ryan and Republican Marc Molinaro are vying for an open seat in the House of Representatives in a special election that coincides with party primaries taking place in the rest of New York state, as well as in Florida and Oklahoma.
Former Louisville officer to plead guilty to Breonna Taylor cover-up
A former Louisville detective is expected to plead guilty on Tuesday to helping forge a search warrant that led to the murder of Breonna Taylor, a black woman whose death has fueled a wave of protests against police violence against people of color. Former officer Kelly Goodlett is due to appear at 1 p.m. (1700 GMT) before U.S. District Court Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings in federal court in Louisville, Kentucky. She is expected to be arraigned and to plead.
Ex-Apple automotive engineer pleads guilty to trade secret theft
A former Apple Inc engineer pleaded guilty Monday to trade secret theft – one of two people charged with stealing trade secrets from the iPhone maker’s nascent self-driving car program. US federal prosecutors have alleged that Xiaolang Zhang downloaded Apple’s self-driving circuit board blueprint after revealing his intentions to work for a Chinese self-driving car startup and booking a last-minute flight to China.
Factbox-Five American Midterm Races to Watch in New York, Florida
Voters in New York and Florida will choose candidates for U.S. Congress and other offices in primaries and special elections on Tuesday, which will help gauge the roles abortion rights and inflation will play mid – mandate on November 8. Here are five key races:
Afghan refugee charged with third murder of Muslim in New Mexico
A New Mexico grand jury on Monday indicted Muhammad Syed, an Afghan refugee, in the murder of a third Muslim during an ambush that rocked the immigrant community in the state’s largest city. Cell phone evidence has led prosecutors to link Syed, 51, to the Aug. 5 murder of truck company owner Naeem Hussain in Albuquerque, the county prosecutor’s office said. Bernalillo in a statement.
US disapproves of Dennis Rodman’s planned rescue mission for Griner
The White House takes a dim view of plans by former American professional basketball player Dennis Rodman to travel to Russia and secure the release of American basketball star Brittney Griner, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday. Griner, 31, is a two-time Olympic champion and star player in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WBNA). Earlier this month, she was found guilty by a Russian court and sentenced to nine years for drug trafficking.
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