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  • New Orleans Move To Vacate 22 Non-unanimous Jury Convictions
    on February 26, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Prosecutors in New Orleans moved Friday to have convictions overturned for 22 people found guilty of felonies by nonunanimous juries, and to review hundreds of other such convictions obtained under a law with roots in the Jim Crow era.

  • Oath Keeper Charged In Capitol Riot Renounces Militia Group
    on February 26, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    A member of the Oath Keepers militia group charged with plotting with other extremists in the attack on the U.S. Capitol disavowed the anti-government group in a court hearing Friday, telling the judge she is appalled by her fellow Oath Keepers and humiliated by her arrest.

  • Sheriff: Louisiana Man Apparently Kills Self In Jail Cell
    on February 26, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    A Louisiana jail inmate has died after apparently hanging himself in an isolation cell, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriffs Office said Friday.

  • Police: Infamous Gang Leader Killed After Prison Breakout
    on February 26, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    One of Haiti's most powerful gang leaders, Arnel Joseph, was killed on Friday, a day after he and dozens of other inmates in a prison breakout that left at least eight people dead, including the prison director, authorities said.

  • California To Spend $28M To Help Arriving Asylum-seekers
    on February 26, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    California is freeing up as much as $28 million to help immigrants arriving from Mexico and being released in the U.S. until their court dates, a sharp contrast from other border states that have emerged as foes of President Joe Biden's immigration policies.

  • South Dakota Police Groups Call On Ravnsborg To Resign
    on February 26, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Three South Dakota law enforcement groups on Friday joined the call for Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg to resign, saying his involvement in a September crash that left one man dead has resulted in a lack of confidence.

  • Saudi Arabia Rejects U.S. Intelligence Report On Khashoggi's Killing - Statement
    on February 26, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Saudi Arabia said it rejected completely "the negative, false and unacceptable" assessment of a U.S. intelligence report released on Friday that found Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had approved the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • In Puducherry, deflated Cong up against energised oppn
    on February 27, 2021 at 5:18 am

    Stung by the loss of office in Puducherry just before elections were announced, Congress has little time to regroup before the April 6 vote. In 2016, Congress emerged the single largest party, winning 15 seats and forming the government with the support of DMK (2) and an Independent.

  • Tamil Nadu: No Amma, no Kalaignar. It’s EPS vs Stalin
    on February 27, 2021 at 5:14 am

    The stage is set in Tamil Nadu for a do-or-die battle between AIADMK member and outgoing CM Edappadi K Palaniswami (better known as EPS) and DMK president M K Stalin. For the first two years of his tenure, it was life on tenterhooks for EPS as AMMK functionary T T V Dhinakaran unleashed sustained attacks, pulling the rug from under the chief minister’s feet by wooing AIADMK MLAs.

  • In straight TMC vs BJP war, South Bengal holds the key
    on February 27, 2021 at 4:58 am

    Three large blocs are in the running but the gradual post-2016 decimation of the Left Front Congress combine in large parts of Bengal indicates a straight fight between Trinamool Congress and BJP, which has pulled out all stops to win a state that has voted left and centre since Independence.

  • Climate actions of 74 countries, EU far off Paris goal: UN body
    on February 27, 2021 at 4:52 am

    The United Nations body on climate change on Friday released an initial synthesis report on updated climate actions of various countries, pointing out that their collective plans so far do not put the world on a path to save it from disastrous consequences of global warming.

  • Filing of multiple complaints by spouse ground for divorce: SC
    on February 27, 2021 at 4:36 am

    The Supreme Court on Friday said that filing of multiple complaints by an educated person against their life-partner amounts to mental cruelty as it affects the reputation and career of a person and divorce can be granted on that ground.

  • CEC: Need to move forces, political climate led to 8-phase Bengal polls
    on February 27, 2021 at 4:23 am

    Polling in West Bengal will be spread over an unprecedented eight phases this time, making it the most staggered state poll ever. However, the polls will be 11 days shorter than the timeframe of the assembly polls in 2016, calculating from announcement to counting day.

  • Soldier held for leaking ops data to Pakistan’s ISI
    on February 27, 2021 at 4:07 am

    Alarm bells have been sounded at the Army’s Northern Command headquarters at J&K’s Udhampur, which deals with both China and Pakistan, after a soldier, a NCO (non-commissioned officer), was arrested for allegedly leaking operational data to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

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