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Past articles by Nina:

Man whose ‘Cops Ahead’ warning sign got him arrested can sue police

Connecticut attempted to prosecute Michael Friend for police interference but dropped the charges, saying his warning sign actually aided cops in their efforts to curb distracted driving. → Read More

After YouTube exec impersonation, Ozy Media bosses hit with fraud charges

Ozy Media went down after one of its top bosses impersonated a YouTube executive while on a conference call with Goldman Sachs. Prosecutors say that was just the start of the company's sprawling fraud. → Read More

US jury convicts former top police official in Mexico of aiding cartels

Witnesses for the government included a top cartel member who helped convict Sinaloa boss “El Chapo” with his testimony about having bribed the head of Mexico’s federal police. → Read More

Judge reads riot act over delays in Jam Master Jay murder trial

Proceedings were set to begin this month, but an eleventh hour shake-up set them back until 2024. → Read More

Jury to take up fate of Mexican ex-federal police boss in cartel bribery case

Testimony from cartel members has been key to the U.S. government's case against the former head of Mexico's federal police force. Pointing to the hundreds of people that these witnesses have murdered or tortured, the defense says prosecutors made a → Read More

For 10 tons of cocaine, witness says, Mexico’s top cop was paid $10M

The testimony came from a source who has been cooperating with U.S. investigators for over a decade but never mentioned the defendant’s name until 2020. → Read More

Trial opens against Mexican official charged with helping El Chapo’s cartel

“The person who was supposed to be in charge of fighting the Sinaloa Cartel was actually the most valuable asset, → Read More

Trump rape lawsuit overcomes motion to dismiss

The former president's accuser is suing thanks to a new law that opened a look-back window for claims that would otherwise be time-barred. → Read More

AmerisourceBergen charged with stoking opioid crisis

The federal case carries the potential for the drug distributor to pay billions of dollars in fines. → Read More

Starbucks fired Long Island union leader in retaliation, labor board claims in new lawsuit

The suit was filed the same day the National Labor Relations Board ruled that the coffee chain broke labor laws by refusing to bargain with workers at a Seattle store. → Read More

Trump Corp. ‘hostile witness’ walks back tax fraud testimony in criminal trial

After last week recalling a conversation in which he was told Donald Trump knew about tax fraud at his company, a government witness who's still on the company's payroll walked it back, now saying Trump may have been blindly signing invoices without realizing his top executives were gaming the system. → Read More

Trump ally roundly acquitted in foreign lobbying trial

Tom Barrack was an informal adviser to Trump’s campaign and testified about his efforts to ease concerns in the Middle East regarding the former president's travel ban against Muslim-majority countries. → Read More

Kevin Spacey accuser ‘jolted’ seeing him in court, he testifies

More than three decades after the alleged assault, Anthony Rapp said it's still difficult to see Kevin Spacey in person. → Read More

Covid-19 vaccine companies wage legal patent war

New mRNA technology changed the game for Covid-19 vaccines. But who has rights to the groundbreaking development is coming into focus now in a new lawsuit. → Read More

New York attorney general joins suit against Glock over subway shooting

The office of Letitia James aims to defend the constitutionality of a 2021 business law statute that makes it easier to hold gun manufacturers liable when their weapons are used to commit crimes. → Read More

As ancient Earth got hot, ‘multiplier effect’ may have kept it that way

A new mathematical analysis answers why warming spells tend to be more severe than times of cooling when global temperatures fluctuate over time. → Read More

National eviction ban to end as Covid-19 cases rise

Even before the pandemic, high housing costs put millions of Americans at risk. Covid-19 has made the situation worse. → Read More

US sells Wu-Tang album to settle ‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli’s court debt

Shkreli, 38, entered the public eye in 2015 when it became public that the pharmaceutical executive had jacked the price of life-saving AIDS drug Daraprim by 5,000%. He was convicted of securities fraud in 2017 following his 6-week trial in the Eastern District of New York. At his March 2018 sentencing, Shkreli was ordered to pay a $7.4 million forfeiture judgment, in addition to his 7-year… → Read More

After pressure from Verizon, NY relents on affordable broadband plan

Governor Andrew Cuomo told companies challenging his program to “bring it on,” but an early win for the broadband industry led the state to dial it back. → Read More

CDC tackles Covid booster shots for immunocompromised

For some vaccine advisers, the push for a third dose recommendation is not moving fast enough. → Read More