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Alex Jones lashes out at critics at trial over Sandy Hook hoax claims

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 22 (Reuters) – Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ignited a courtroom shouting match on Thursday, railing against critics as he testified in a trial to determine how much he owes families of victims who died in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, which he … Read more

Texas sheriff opens probe into migrant flights to Martha’s Vineyard

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 19 (Reuters) – A Texas county sheriff is opening a criminal investigation into flights that carried dozens of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, from Texas last week, an act that Florida’s Republican governor took credit for and which the White House dubbed a political stunt. … Read more

U.S. appeals court rejects big tech’s right regulate online speech

Facebook, Google and Twitter logos are seen in this combination photo from Reuters files. REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 16 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a Texas law that bars large social media companies from banning or censoring users based on “viewpoint,” a setback … Read more

Florida governor defends migrant flights to Martha’s Vineyard, suggests more to come

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass., Sept 16 (Reuters) – Florida’s Republican governor on Friday defended his decision to fly dozens of migrants to the wealthy vacation island of Martha’s Vineyard from Texas, and said similar actions could follow as a political dispute over border security deepened in the run-up to U.S. elections in November. DeSantis claimed credit … Read more

Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida governor say they were misled

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass., Sept 15 (Reuters) – Some migrants who were flown to the wealthy island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, said on Thursday they were duped about their destination, and Democratic leaders called for a probe of the move by Florida’s Republican governor to send them there from Texas. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is … Read more

Biden administration denies Cheniere’s request to sidestep LNG pollution rule

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Tuesday it has denied a request from leading liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG.A) to exempt turbines at its two U.S. Gulf Coast terminals from a hazardous pollution rule. The … Read more

Texas judge blocks Biden administration emergency abortion guidance

FILE PHOTO – Abortion rights protesters participate in nationwide demonstrations following the leaked Supreme Court opinion suggesting the possibility of overturning the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision, in Houston, Texas, U.S., May 14, 2022. REUTERS/Callaghan O’Hare Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 24 (Reuters) – A federal judge in Texas … Read more

Texas governor sends migrants to New York City as immigration standoff accelerates

Texas Governor Greg Abbott holds a news conference with state agencies and local officials at Uvalde High School, three days after a gunman killed nineteen children and two adults in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School, in Uvalde, Texas, U.S. May 27, 2022. REUTERS/Marco Bello Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register … Read more

Jury in Alex Jones defamation case begins hearing testimony on punitive damages

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Lawyers for parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting began presenting evidence on Alex Jones’s wealth as they seek punitive damages on top of $4.1 million awarded by a Texas jury for the U.S. conspiracy theorist’s false claims that the massacre was a hoax. Forensic economist … Read more

Jury finds Alex Jones must pay $4.1 million for Sandy Hook hoax claims

Aug 4 (Reuters) – U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre at least $4.1 million for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax, a Texas jury said on Thursday. The verdict followed a two-week trial in Austin, Texas, where Jones’s radio show and webcast … Read more