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US announces repatriation of Guantanamo Bay detainee to Algeria
The United States has repatriated a man detained at Guantanamo Bay for nearly two decades to Algeria after being accused of conspiring with al-Qaeda, the Defense Ministry announced on Saturday. The department identified the man as Sufiyan Barhoumi, originally from Algeria, and said his detention at the US military base was “no longer necessary”.
At least six dead, nine injured in downtown Sacramento shooting – police
At least six people have died and at least nine have been injured in an early morning shooting in Sacramento, Calif., the city’s police department said on Twitter. The shooting happened around 2:00 a.m. PT (0900 GMT) in a part of downtown near the Golden 1 Center, an arena where the Sacramento Kings basketball team plays and hosts major concerts, local ABC News affiliate reported.
No new trial for Ghislaine Maxwell despite the juror’s false statement
Ghislaine Maxwell lost her bid on Friday to overturn her sex trafficking conviction in the United States, even after a juror admitted falsely stating before trial that he had not been sexually abused. U.S. Circuit Judge Alison Nathan said the juror, a man known in court documents as Juror 50, testified honestly at a hearing last month after Maxwell’s attorneys said his false answers to a pre-trial questionnaire justified the granting of a new trial.
At California gas station, Republicans woo voters angry at fuel prices — but it’s complicated
Half a dozen mostly young Republican activists stood bravely outside a Chevron station at a busy Southern California intersection, jumping up and down and holding a large sign that read “Gas Too High ? Join Republican”. The protest in Garden Grove, Orange County this week drew tones of support and succeeded in getting a few motorists to pull over to talk about gas prices.
Former US goalkeeper Solo arrested on suspicion of DWI
Former US goaltender Hope Solo was arrested Thursday in North Carolina on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, a police department spokesperson said Friday. Solo was arrested in a Walmart parking lot in Winston-Salem and charged with impaired driving (DWI), resisting arrest and misdemeanor child abuse, the Winston-Salem Police Department said.
Amazon’s new union asks the company to start negotiations in May
The union that Amazon.com Inc workers recently voted to represent them has demanded that the company begin negotiations in early May and halt any changes to terms of employment at their warehouse in the meantime, according to a letter the group said. posted on Twitter on Saturday. The Amazon Labor Union has also called on the retailer to respect workers’ rights to union representation at disciplinary meetings, the letter says. Amazon did not immediately comment.
Los Angeles court rules state-corporate diversity law unconstitutional
A Los Angeles court has ruled unconstitutional a California law requiring publicly traded companies to include people from underrepresented communities on their boards, ruling in favor of a conservative group seeking an injunction against the measure. On Friday, the Los Angeles County Superior Court granted summary judgment to Judicial Watch. The conservative legal group had argued that the law violated the Equal Protection Clause of the California constitution. The ruling did not provide Judge Terry Green’s reasoning behind the ruling.
Aviation agency to investigate Delta plane’s windshield shattering mid-flight
The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate what went wrong when the cockpit windshield of a Delta plane shattered in-flight on a Thursday flight to Washington, D.C., from Salt Lake City, Utah. , a spokesperson said on Saturday. The Boeing 757 made a safe emergency landing in Denver around 11:35 a.m. Thursday “after the crew declared an emergency due to a cracked windshield,” the Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said. in a press release.
A convoy of truckers leaves the DC area, but a “movement” continues
Melanie Disporto said she lost her job at a Tennessee mental institution when she refused to wear a mask or take the COVID-19 vaccine. A week later, in early March, inspired by YouTube videos of truck drivers driving to Washington to protest COVID-19 mandates, she and her husband packed up their Honda and joined them, camping for weeks in a tent on the grounds of the Hagerstown Speedway in western Maryland.
Sarah Palin announces her run for the US House seat from Alaska
Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee, announced her run for Alaska’s only seat in the US House of Representatives on Friday. It would be Palin’s first bid for public office since serving as John McCain’s running mate in a campaign that saw Democrat Barack Obama elected president in November 2008.
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