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January 6th panel summons 6 other Trump employees in the investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) – A committee investigating the Capitol’s Jan. 6 insurrection has issued subpoenas to six other employees of former President Donald Trump who were involved in his efforts to overturn his defeat in the 2020 election. The new subpoenas escalate the panel’s investigation into the origins of the violent attack. Panel chairman Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson said in a statement Monday that the committee is demanding testimony and documents from former Trump campaign officials and others who have developed strategies such as certifying Biden’s victory in a “war room.” the siege. Trump himself is fighting against the investigation in court.


Houston boss says he met with Travis Scott before the concert

HOUSTON (AP) – Houston’s police chief says he raised security concerns to Travis Scott before the rapper appeared at a sold-out music festival that killed eight people in a crowd of fans. Chief Troy Finner described Monday’s meeting as brief and respectful, but did not address specific safety concerns at the Astroworld festival. His department has opened a criminal investigation to find out what went wrong Friday night when the crowd pushed forward as Scott took the stage. Concert promoter Live Nation said it had provided all surveillance camera footage to authorities. About 50,000 people attended the festival.


Graphic photos of Ahmaud Arbery’s wounds shown to the jury

BRUNSWICK, Georgia (AP) – Jurors in a Georgia courtroom were shown graphic crime scene photos of gunshot wounds that killed Ahmaud Arbery. Glynn County Police Sgt. Sheila Ramos testified about her photos on Monday, the second day of the trial of three white men who chased and shot Arbery, a 25-year-old black man. Officer Ricky Minshew testified that he saw Arbery bleeding but did not try to get medical attention and said he was alone and it was unsafe. Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael and their neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, are charged with the February 2020 murder. Defense attorneys say Travis McMichael fired in self-defense.


USA indicts 2 alleged large ransomware operators

WASHINGTON (AP) – A suspected Ukrainian hacker was arrested and charged in the US in connection with a number of costly ransomware attacks, including one that disrupted businesses around the world on the July 4th weekend. Yaroslav Vasinskyi was arrested last month after traveling to Poland. The Justice Department also announced the recovery of $ 6.1 million in ill-gotten funds from a Russian national who has been separately charged and is wanted by law enforcement agencies. Both men are said to work with the Russia-based ransomware gang REvil, which has been blamed for hacks that extorted payments of at least $ 200 million.


Milwaukee Bucks end NBA hiatus at White House in Trump era

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden has welcomed NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks to the White House. The president praised team members not only for their achievements on the pitch, but also for their efforts to promote coronavirus vaccination and voice following after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in 2020 sparked protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin would have. The Bucks are the first NBA champions to visit the White House in nearly five years, ending a hiatus from the Donald Trump era. The last NBA team to visit the White House were the Cleveland Cavaliers, just days after Donald Trump was elected President and while Barack Obama was still in office.


Another day, another record on Wall Street as stock prices rise

NEW YORK (AP) – Stocks posted some modest gains on Wall Street Monday, enough to mark further record highs for major US indices. The S&P 500 gained 0.1% for its eighth straight win, its longest winning streak since April 2019, but most wins during the stretch were modest. Construction company stocks saw some of the strongest gains after Congress passed a $ 1 trillion infrastructure bill on Friday. Stocks have risen broadly over the past month as companies reported stronger-than-expected earnings. Crude oil prices rose. The yield on the 10-year government bond rose to 1.50%.


Concert victims were ninth graders, “Life of the Party”

Authorities released the identities of the eight people who died after fans of the Houston Astroworld music festival suddenly streamed onto the stage during a performance by rapper Travis Scott. Among them was a 14-year-old boy who was mostly from Texas, some even from Illinois and Washington state. The dead were between 14 and 27 years old, according to Houston officials. There were 13 people in the hospital by Sunday. A Harris County official said Monday they had no information about those who were hospitalized.


The Biden team defends the worker vaccination rule and wants to round up the cases

The Biden government wants the numerous challenges to its COVID-19 vaccination rule in the workplace to be consolidated into a single federal court and has requested a decision by early next week. The U.S. Department of Justice said in court files on Monday that one of the federal courts would be randomly selected on Nov. 16 to handle the cases. At least 27 states, as well as several companies and associations, have filed lawsuits in at least six federal appeals courts after the labor protection agency cleared their mandate last week. Over the weekend, judges at the U.S. appeals court 5th Circuit in New Orleans stopped the rule from going into effect.


Shot victim says he pointed his gun at Rittenhouse

KENOSHA, Wisconsin (AP) – A protester and paramedic volunteer who was wounded by Kyle Rittenhouse on the streets of Kenosha says he inadvertently aimed his own gun at the Rittenhouse with rifles when the young man shot him in the arm. Gaige Großkreutz, the third and last man who was shot by Rittenhouse in a night of turbulent racist protests in the summer of 2020, appeared in the murder trial against Rittenhouse on Monday. He was cross-examining how he had drawn his own pistol and pointed it at Rittenhouse just before he was shot. Rittenhouse claims he acted in self-defense. He faces life imprisonment for the most serious charge.


Woman remembers the total “terror” of the car attack in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (AP) – A woman who was brought to safety at a 2017 White Nationalist rally in Charlottesville when a car crashed into counter-demonstrators related a scene of “full terror” trial over a lawsuit brought by White Nationalists, Hold the organizers of the 2017 rally responsible for the violence. Nine people who were physically injured or emotionally scarred are suing the rally organizers for conspiracy to commit violence. The driver of the car is serving his life in prison for murder and hate crimes, with one woman killed and dozens injured in the car attack.

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