US allies are trying to stop former military pilots from helping China

US allies are trying to stop former military pilots from helping China

SYDNEY—Australia will review its rules aimed at discouraging former military personnel from aiding foreign adversaries as U.S. allies grow concerned that China has recruited Western pilots and benefited from their technical expertise. Australian Defense Minister Richard Marles said an investigation into whether former Australian personnel had provided training to China had raised concerns that warranted … Read more

The Supreme Court’s second racial preference case

The Supreme Court’s second racial preference case

Racial preferences will be at the Supreme Court again on Wednesday, but the question i Haaland v. Bracken is adoption, not college admission. Under federal law, when a Native American child is placed in an adoptive home, priority is given to parents who are also Native American. It puts the interests of the tribe above … Read more

Israel’s right-wing coalition gets the cold shoulder from Biden

Israel’s right-wing coalition gets the cold shoulder from Biden

The victory of Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition has many on the left lamenting the end of democracy in Israel. Even before the vote began, Sen. Robert Menendez (D., NJ) threatened damage to bilateral relations if Israelis voted to the right. The State Department has said it would boycott some right-wing ministers, and President Biden waited … Read more

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is denied a bid for a new trial

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is denied a bid for a new trial

A federal judge rejected Elizabeth Holmes’ bid for a new trial, the latest setback for the Theranos Inc. founder, who was convicted of fraud in January. U.S. District Judge Edward Davila, who supervised Ms. Holmes’ trial, which began last year, said in a ruling late Monday that the arguments in her three motions for a … Read more

Justice Department announces seizure of Bitcoin, once valued at $3.36 billion

Justice Department announces seizure of Bitcoin, once valued at $3.36 billion

The Justice Department said Monday it had seized cryptocurrency once worth $3.36 billion from a Georgia man who pleaded guilty to stealing bitcoin from the Silk Road online marketplace. The seizure of cryptocurrency, which took place in November 2021 and had not been made public, is the second largest in the history of the Department … Read more

French cardinal admits to abusing a 14-year-old girl

French cardinal admits to abusing a 14-year-old girl

A French cardinal said Monday that he abused a 14-year-old girl in the 1980s, making him the first Catholic cleric of his rank to admit to personally abusing a minor. Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, a former archbishop of Bordeaux and former president of the French bishops’ conference, said in a statement that he had “behaved in … Read more

Tyson Foods CFO arrested after authorities say he fell asleep in the wrong home

Tyson Foods CFO arrested after authorities say he fell asleep in the wrong home

John R. Tyson, Tyson Foods Inc.’s TSN -0.07% chief financial officer and son of the meat giant’s chairman, was arrested over the weekend after authorities said he fell asleep in the wrong house. Mr. Tyson, 32 years old, was found asleep in a woman’s bed at her home in Fayetteville, Ark., on Sunday morning, according … Read more

Russia pushes for evacuation of Kherson as Ukrainian offensive looms

Russia pushes for evacuation of Kherson as Ukrainian offensive looms

Russia stepped up the evacuation of civilian institutions from the occupied Ukrainian city of Kherson, where looting has become widespread and squatters have taken over the abandoned government headquarters, as Ukraine received sophisticated Western air defense systems that could help it protect its cities. Moscow’s decision to mobilize around 300,000 reservists has so far allowed … Read more

How can a trial be fair when the judge works for the prosecutor?

How can a trial be fair when the judge works for the prosecutor?

The ever-growing administrative state has become a fourth branch of government. Unelected, unaccountable, and tenured bureaucrats pass most of the rules that govern Americans’ lives—thousands of new ones every year. To help this bloated administrative state, Congress has created internal courts that have taken over most law enforcement cases from the judiciary. These administrative law … Read more

No guard rails for regulators

No guard rails for regulators

The Supreme Court hears challenges to FTC and SEC abuses.