Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to more than 11 years for defrauding investors

By California, Kari Paul in San Jose with the Guardian A federal judge has sentenced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes to more than 11 years in prison over her role in the blood testing firm that collapsed after its technology was revealed to be largely fraudulent. Holmes was convicted in January on four counts of defrauding investors.Continue reading “Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to more than 11 years for defrauding investors”

Judge dismisses ‘qualified immunity’ claim in suit against ex-prosecutor in drug lab scandal

A federal judge has rejected claims from an embattled former state prosecutor that she is protected from liability in the fallout over a Massachusetts drug lab scandal. The civil lawsuit was one of the last tied to prosecutors’ disputed handling of the case against disgraced ex-chemist Sonja Farak, who was convicted in 2014 of ingesting drugContinue reading “Judge dismisses ‘qualified immunity’ claim in suit against ex-prosecutor in drug lab scandal”

Arizona refuses US demand to remove containers along border

by Anita Snow PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has refused the federal government’s demand to take down double-stacked shipping containers it placed to fill gaps in the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying it won’t do so until the U.S. moves to construct a permanent barrier instead. The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs dugContinue reading “Arizona refuses US demand to remove containers along border”

Here’s Why I’m Celebrating Banned Books Week

By Barack Obama From the time I first learned to read, books have played an essential role in how I experience the world. Reading Toni Morrison as a college student — novels like The Bluest Eye and Song of Solomon — changed me. Discovering writers like Mark Twain or James Baldwin revealed something essential to me about our country’sContinue reading “Here’s Why I’m Celebrating Banned Books Week”

Say Goodbye to Stimulus Checks in 2023

by Maurie Backman There’s reason to believe we won’t be getting any government paydays next year. Key points When lawmakers approved a round of $1,400 stimulus checks in early 2021, that money served as a lifeline for many cash-strapped families that were still struggling to recover from the pandemic. But so far, there’s been noContinue reading “Say Goodbye to Stimulus Checks in 2023”

District of Columbia Man Sentenced to 55 Months in Prison for Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Columbia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 29, 2022 District of Columbia Man Sentenced to 55 Months in Prison for Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach Defendant Encountered Senate Minority Leader While Illegally Inside Building             WASHINGTON – A District of Columbia manContinue reading “District of Columbia Man Sentenced to 55 Months in Prison for Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach”

If you’ve been paying your federal student loans during the pandemic, here’s how you can get a refund

Borrowers who have made federal student loan payments since March 2020 may be eligible for a refund. Select’s editorial team works independently to review financial products and write articles we think our readers will find useful. We earn a commission from affiliate partners on many offers, but not all offers on Select are from affiliateContinue reading “If you’ve been paying your federal student loans during the pandemic, here’s how you can get a refund”

State Stimulus Payment Update: These States Are Sending Out Checks This Week

In August alone, some taxpayers will receive tax rebates of more than $750. by Dan Avery With inflation still raging across the US, many states have been giving back money to residents in the form of stimulus checks and supplemental tax refunds. While some states issued payments earlier in the year, others are sending outContinue reading “State Stimulus Payment Update: These States Are Sending Out Checks This Week”

What You Need to Know About Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

President Biden’s move means the student loan balances of millions of people could fall by as much as $20,000. This F.A.Q. explains how it will work. By Ron Lieber and Tara Siegel Bernard Published Aug. 24, 2022Updated Aug. 25, 2022, 11:24 a.m. ET President Biden announced on Wednesday that the federal government would cancel up to $20,000 worth of federalContinue reading “What You Need to Know About Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan”

Most Conservative States 2022

Most Conservative States 2022 What states are conservative in the United States? What are conservative politics? The Republican Party is the major conservative party in the United States. Conservative politics aims for a smaller, deregulated government and desires to preserve the political philosophy and regulations articulated in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. There isContinue reading “Most Conservative States 2022”