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Georgia officials condemned for labeling ‘Cop City’ protests domestic terrorism

Lawyers for climate activist killed by police say charges send warning: ‘If you stand in our way, we will take you out of our way’Lawyers for the family of a climate activist who was shot dead by police in Georgia last month have condemned officials’ attempts to brand his fellow protesters of Atlanta’s planned “Cop City” training facility as domestic...

Trump porn star payment a ‘zombie case’ that wouldn’t die, ex-prosecutor says in book

Mark Pomerantz writes of frustration of attempt to make hush money to Stormy Daniels a money-laundering caseDonald Trump’s hush money payment to the adult film star Stormy Daniels is a “zombie case” that keeps coming back from the dead, a former New York prosecutor writes in a new book published as his former office once again considers filing criminal...

US woman and neo-Nazi leader plotted to attack power grid via sniper – officials

Sarah Beth Clendaniel allegedly conspired with Brandon Russell to attack electrical substations in the Baltimore areaA Maryland woman conspired with a Florida neo-Nazi leader to carry out an attack on several electrical substations in the Baltimore area, officials said on Monday.The arrest of Sarah Beth Clendaniel, of Baltimore county, was the latest...

Crisis at Adani Group intensifies as Indian activists stage protests

Opposition groups push Modi to investigate allegations by US short-seller as firm suffers market routThe crisis engulfing the Adani Group has intensified as hundreds of members of India’s opposition parties took to the streets to press for an investigation into allegations by a US short-seller against India’s second-biggest business group which triggered...

AI-generated Seinfeld parody banned on Twitch over transphobic standup bit

Nothing, Forever, a 24/7 show based on popular sitcom, will be offline for 14 days as makers blame technical glitchAn AI-generated Seinfeld show has been banned from the streaming platform Twitch for at least 14 days after a transphobic and homophobic standup bit aired during the show.Nothing, Forever, a 24/7 version and AI-generated parody of the popular...

School marks Black History Month with fried chicken and watermelon

Nyack middle school in New York apologizes for lunch playing off racist tropes in last-minute menu change by vendorOfficials at a New York middle school have apologized after serving students fried chicken, watermelon and waffles on the first day of Black History Month.In a letter to parents, officials at Nyack middle school, an hour outside New York...

Shiffrin loses women’s combined crown after skiing out on slalom run

Italy’s Federica Brignone wins gold at world championshipsAmerican straddles the third-to-last gate, losing titleItalian skier Federica Brignone won the women’s combined race on Monday on the opening day of the world championships after defending champion Mikaela Shiffrin skied out near the end of her slalom run.Shiffrin seemed to be on her way to beating...

What is wokeness? A close shave with a 4x4 got me thinking | Zoe Williams

Drivers are cast as anti-woke and cyclists as the opposite, when the reality is often quite different. But I would have enjoyed an apology from the driver who turned suddenly into my cycle pathWhen I’m cycling with my 15-year-old, I like him to go in front so I can see him, and he likes me to go in front, so he doesn’t have to make a judgment call about...

Jesse Marsch sacked by Leeds after slide towards bottom of Premier League

American departs after 11 months with team in 17thCorberán under consideration and Bielsa unlikely to returnLeeds have sacked Jesse Marsch after their 1-0 defeat by Nottingham Forest on Sunday left the team outside the relegation zone on goal difference.“Leeds United can confirm head coach Jesse Marsch has been relieved of his duties,” the club said...

Ohio officials to release toxic chemicals from derailed train to avert explosion

Officials urge anyone within 1-mile radius of site in north-eastern Ohio to leave amid ‘potential of a catastrophic tanker failure’ Authorities in Ohio say they plan to release toxic chemicals from five cars of a derailed train in Ohio to reduce the threat of an explosion.Governor Mike DeWine says a “controlled release” of vinyl chloride will take place...

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