Manafort is pleading guilty to two criminal counts in Washington federal court – reports

Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges, as part of a plea deal between Manafort and Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to US media reports, Manafort pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Manafort had been facing […]

Silent Running: Ford Sought Exception on Federal Noise Requirements for Hybrid Cars, EVs

One of the benefits touted by early electric car advocates was a reduction in noise pollution stemming from automobiles. Electric motors have the potential to run far quieter than their internal combustion rivals, which could result in softer-sounding roadways. The U.S. Department of Transportation started seriously worrying about the safety implications of silent-running vehicles back in […]

The Michael Cohen controversy reached a climax this week as he pleaded guilty to federal crimes and implicated Trump — here’s a full timeline of events

Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider President Donald Trump’s former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty this week. It marked the climax of the Cohen controversy. Here’s the full timeline of events from it. President Donald Trump’s former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty this week to a list of federal crimes as the controversy surrounding […]

Federal court orders alleged hacker to pay for bail with cryptocurrency

Defendants in US federal court cases now have another option for staying out on bail: emptying their virtual wallets. A district court in San Francisco has ordered alleged hacker Martin Marsich to pay the equivalent of $ 750,000 in cryptocurrency if he wants to live in a halfway house while facing trial. It’s not clear […]

Alex Jones’ flagship radio station shut down by Federal Communications Commission

The US communications regulator has shut down Alex Jones’ flagship radio station and slapped it with a $ 15,000 fine. A lawsuit filed in the US District Court in Austin this week accuses Liberty Radio of operating without federal consent since at least 2013, the Austin American-Statesman reports. The Austin-based station has been solely streaming […]

3D-printed gun website yanks CAD files after federal judicial order

Enlarge (credit: DEFCAD) DEFCAD, the world’s best-known online repository for 3D-printed gun files went dark on Tuesday evening, in the wake of a decision by a federal judge in Seattle, who granted a temporary restraining order hours earlier. “If an injunction is not issued and the status quo alters at midnight tonight, the proliferation of […]

National Enquirer’s Yearslong Dealings With Trump Lawyer Fall Under Federal Scrutiny

Michael Cohen and the tabloid publisher traded favors over many years, including helping mediate a lawsuit threat by former “Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault-Newman and tackling emerging stories potentially unfavorable to the president. Authorities are trying to determine whether the publisher and Mr. Trump’s team violated campaign-finance laws.