Thomas Barrack, Trump Ally, Pleads Not Guilty

Thomas J. Barrack Jr., a billionaire private equity investor and close ally to former President Donald J. Trump, pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of illegal lobbying for the United Arab Emirates. The not-guilty plea puts Mr. Barrack on course for a high-profile trial that is likely to

Vaccine Mandate Is Not the Federal Government’s Role, Psaki Says

“Alabama’s Republican governor says, ‘It is time to start blaming the unvaccinated folk who are letting us down.’ What do you think about that take?” “I don’t think our role is to place blame, but what we can do is provide accurate information to people who are not yet

Alabama Governor: ‘It’s Time to Start Blaming the Unvaccinated Folks’

new video loaded: Alabama Governor: ‘It’s Time to Start Blaming the Unvaccinated Folks’transcriptBacktranscriptAlabama Governor: ‘It’s Time to Start Blaming the Unvaccinated Folks’Kay Ivey, the Republican governor, said unvaccinated residents were driving the rise in coronavirus cases and deaths in Alabama. Only 33.9 percent of Alabama’s residents are fully vaccinated,

Crypto Nomads: Surfing the World for Risk and Profit

It is just after midnight in Hong Kong, and Sam Bankman-Fried stares at the trading data on his six monitors, watching a global cryptocurrency crash happening in real time.Mr. Bankman-Fried, a 29-year-old from California, often works around the clock, as he was on that May evening. He naps on

CDC Says Delta Variant Makes Up an Estimated 83 Percent of US Cases

The highly infectious Delta variant now accounts for an estimated 83 percent of new coronavirus cases in the United States — a “dramatic increase” from early July, when it crossed the 50 percent threshold to become the dominant variant in this country, the director of the Centers for Disease

Biden Administration Transfers Its First Detainee From Guantánamo Bay

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday transferred its first detainee out of Guantánamo Bay, repatriating a Moroccan man who had been recommended for discharge from the wartime prison starting in 2016 but nevertheless remained there during the Trump years.The transfer of the man, Abdul Latif Nasser, 56, was

Guantánamo Prosecutors Ask to Strike Information Gained From Torture

WASHINGTON — Military prosecutors have asked to wipe from the record information gleaned from the torture of a detainee now held at Guantánamo Bay, reversing their earlier position that the information could be used in pretrial proceedings against the man.By law, prosecutors in a military commission trial are forbidden

Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick Steer Texas Far to the Right

One is a former State Supreme Court justice who acts with a lawyer’s caution; the other a Trumpist firebrand who began his political career in the world of conservative talk radio. They have sparred at times, most recently this winter over the deadly failure of their state’s electrical grid.But