Representatives, from top, Frances Cavenaugh, R-Walnut Ridge, Sonia Eubanks Barker, R-Smackover, Joe Cloud, R-Russellville, and Gayla Hendren McKenzie, R-Gravette, vote on a bill Tuesday Jan. 26, 2021 in the Arkansas House at the state Capitol in Little Rock.

The Arkansas Senate has approved a measure titled the Medical Ethics and Diversity Act. The measure which was introduced by Sen. Kim Hammer passed in a near-sweeping vote of 27-6 by the majority-Republican Senate. If the Medical Ethics and Diversity Act passes the house and is signed by the governor,... Read More »

A video shows officers shoving an older man during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in June 2020 in Buffalo, N.Y. Mike Desmond/WBFO via AP

The two Buffalo police officers who were seen in a viral video pushing an elderly man to the ground during a black lives matter protest in June have been cleared of charges after a grand jury declined to indict them. The two officers, Aaron Torgalski and Robert McCabe, made national... Read More »

Rioters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Five individuals with associations to the Proud Boys organization have been arrested on conspiracy charges. The charges are the latest from the FBI’s aggressive efforts to identify individuals responsible for the January Six invasion of the Capitol building. The five individuals have been identified as William Chrestman, Louis Enrique Colon,... Read More »

California Secretary of State Shirley Weber

In California, a new ballot initiative, the Fairness for Injured Patients Act (FIPA), could turn the current malpractice lawsuit rules on its head. Since 1975, California has mandated that damages in medical malpractice lawsuits be capped at $250,000. This week, California Secretary of State Shirley Weber officially certified this initiative... Read More »

A screenshot of video from the homeowner's surveillance camera, as provided to The Buffalo News by his lawyer.

A New York couple has filed a lawsuit against the city of Buffalo, its police commissioner, and other agencies after they were victims of a home raid carried out by armed bounty hunters. The raid happened last month at a property owned by the victim, Jake Reinhardt. The property is... Read More »

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,

If Nostradamus were alive today, Republicans would be lining up to ask him how their votes on former President Trump’s conviction in the Senate impeachment trial would affect voters. And the expert pundits would likely be right behind them. Every newspaper, magazine and political talk show commentator has opinions, a... Read More »

GPB Capital Holdings LLC office

A New York money manager is facing charges of conspiracy and fraud. Authorities say he was running a 1.8 billion dollar fraud operation in which he defrauded investors in what they have called a Ponzi-like scheme. David Gentile, 54, of New York was the chief executive of GPB Capital Holdings... Read More »

Mamajuana Cafe location in the upper West Side. (James Keivom/Daily News)

In New Jersey, a restaurant owner pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud that dates back to when he filed in February 2017. His name is Victor Osario and he is 53 years old from Cresskill in Bergen County. When filing for bankruptcy three years ago, he did not mention his ownership... Read More »

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One of the nation's largest student loan servicers has settled a lawsuit that was filed by Massachusetts' attorney general Maura Healey. The lawsuit was filed in 2017 against Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). This semi-federal agency services roughly $355 billion in federal student loans. However, the servicer has been... Read More »

Close up of USCIS office

The H-1B visa program, used by highly-skilled foreign workers, was the recipient of a temporary ban proposed by the Trump administration last October. On January 8, 2021, the Trump administration finalized a rule that would have eliminated the H-1B visa lottery altogether for the coming season, replacing the lottery with... Read More »


Popular trading app Robinhood is under scrutiny yet again after the family of a 20-year-old who committed suicide last June filed a lawsuit against the trading platform. Alexander Kearns was a college student who used money he had saved from his lifeguarding job to trade on the stock market by... Read More »

The Washington Football Team cheerleaders perform during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 15, 2019, at FedEx Field in Landover, MD

Settlement Washington Football Team employees produced secret lewd videos from outtakes of the 2008 and 2010 swimsuit calendar shoots. The former cheerleaders involved filed suit. Now they’ve reached confidential settlements with the team. Cindy Minniti, an attorney representing the team and its owner, Daniel Snyder, said “The matter has been... Read More »

Closed store due to covid

Shutdowns because of the COVID-19 pandemic have caused many people to lose their jobs, which could cause a large number of people to file for bankruptcy in 2021. As of September 2020, the number of bankruptcy filings has been lower than in 2019. According to, this could have to... Read More »

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff

Americans are fascinated by the lives of the rich and famous. But few people actually know what they are really like. And those “lucky ones” usually have to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDA) that carry heavy consequences for telling all. Melania Trump’s ex-aide is one of them. She wrote a book... Read More »

Net Neutrality

The Justice Department dropped its legal challenge of California’s net neutrality law in the Eastern District Court of California on Monday. This move could represent a shift back to the Obama-era policy of equal access to the internet. The FCC’s interim leader Jessica Rosenworcel said, “When the FCC, over my... Read More »