The council has committed up to $100,000. Residents have a right to know how far the city is willing to go. Putting a number on legal costs seems arbitrary, especially if the case moves forward. The city should commit to winning the case, regardless of the legal costs involved. It’s hard to say how far the council should go in committing taxpayer money.
February 26, 2024 21:56 UTC
Judge remands Alexander Smirnov to jail until trial Smirnov entered a plea of not guilty to charges that he lied to the FBI about President Joe Biden and his son Hunter's overseas business dealings.
Detention hearing for FBI informant involved in GOP impeachment inquiry Alexander Smirnov is facing charges for allegedly lying about a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Join Fox News for access to this content Plus special access to select articles and other premium content with your account – free of charge. Grand Canyon Lopes left fielder Tyler Wilson hit a clutch home run against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sunday but was not able to stick around to see the final result. Wilson hit a game-tying grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning. We’ll fix that.”Nebraska took three of four from Grand Canyon in its series, which started Thursday. Grand Canyon moved to 5-3 to start the year.
February 26, 2024 21:45 UTC
No one will be reprimanded for keeping Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's hospital stays a secret -- including the secretary himself or his chief of staff -- after an internal Pentagon review of the matter concluded there was no indication of "ill intent or an attempt to obfuscate" the situation. The defense secretary underwent a minimally invasive surgical procedure for prostate cancer Dec. 22, which led to a urinary tract infection and serious intestinal complications. He was hospitalized again on Jan. 1, but the White House didn't learn about either event until Jan. 4. Austin told reporters earlier this month that his cancer diagnosis was a "gut punch" and that his first instinct was to keep it private. Pentagon finds no one to blame for keeping Secretary Austin's hospital stays secret originally appeared on abcnews.go.com
February 26, 2024 21:43 UTC
The Wall Street Journal is seeking a deputy bureau chief to help shape and shepherd our politics coverage. You’ll help reporters develop must-read stories about the most dynamic people and institutions in politics. The ideal candidate is equally comfortable handling breaking news, editing ambitious long-form features and coaching reporters to produce their best work. A keen sense of the Journal’s audience – both present and future – and a demonstrated ability to help reporters craft appealing features. A track record of capably handling breaking news on deadline.
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February 26, 2024 21:26 UTC
The Ukrainian military shot down a second Russian A-50 military spy plane last week – the second of the aerial reconnaissance aircraft to be destroyed in just over a month. Russia is Being Blinded as Second A-50 Spy Plane Has Been Shot Down: The Ukrainian military shot down a second Russian A-50 military spy plane last week – the second of the aerial reconnaissance aircraft to be destroyed in just over a month. The downing of the aircraft came as Saturday marked two years since Russia had launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The loss of the A-50s will essentially blind Russia and prevent it from monitoring Ukrainian air space. After Ukrainian drones and missiles knocked out several ground-based radars in Crimea late last year, the Russian air force reportedly shifted its A-50s to cover the gaps."
February 26, 2024 21:16 UTC
LOS ANGELES — Ever since the motion picture academy super-sized the Oscars’ best picture category up from five in 2009, there has been constant complaining about how the prestige of a nomination has been diluted, almost as if there was a collective amnesia about the scores of cringe-worthy movies that have picked up the honor over the decades. This year, though, the grumblers went silent as Oscar voters delivered an unimpeachable best picture field, a group of 10 movies that only a self-proclaimed Scrooge could find fault with. Is it the best group of best picture nominees we’ve had since the category was expanded? But before we begin, a note on the rankings:The tiers:—Absolutely: I’d be happy to rewatch this movie right now. And now, to the highly subjective rankings, from worst to best, with the years corresponding to when the films were released.
February 26, 2024 20:59 UTC
Brown Rudnick helped secure a substantial victory for survivors of sexual abuse when the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) $2.46 billion plan of reorganization to move forward. In its prior representation of the Coalition of Abused Scouts for Justice, a group of approximately 18,000 sexual abuse survivors, Brown Rudnick negotiated a settlement during the bankruptcy proceedings in 2021 that creates the largest fund in U.S. history for survivors of sexual abuse. On Feb. 22, the Supreme Court issued its ruling denying the stay application. The Supreme Court ruling made headlines in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, CNN.com and other media outlets. Partners David Molton and Michael Winograd, counsels Shoshana Kaiser and Barbara Kelly, and associates Jane Motter and Johanna Fay lead the Brown Rudnick team in the Supreme Court proceeding.
February 26, 2024 20:58 UTC
The state of Alaska — which covers 665,384 square miles (426 million acres) — is home to five of the 15 least-visited national parks for 2023. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, Alaska - 78,305 recreation visitsAmerica’s largest national park, Wrangell-St. Elias encompasses 13.2 million acres — or about the size of Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park and Switzerland combined, the Park Service says. Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida - 84,285 recreation visitsThis island park in Florida is among 20 National Park Service sites that broke visitation records in 2023. Channel Islands National Park, California - 328,746 recreation visitsStretching over five islands and the surrounding ocean, Channel Islands National Park offer opportunities to hike, snorkel, kayak, birdwatch and more. While Pinnacles may rank among the 15 least-visited national parks, it gets very busy on weekends, holidays and throughout the spring, according to a notice on the park’s website.
February 26, 2024 20:56 UTC