December 10, 2020

Legal Beat

US govt, states sue Facebook for ‘predatory’ conduct

The U.S. government and 48 states and districts sued Facebook Wednesday, accusing it of abusing its market power in social networking to crush smaller competitors and seeking remedies that could include a forced spinoff of the social network’s Instagram and WhatsApp messaging services. The landmark antitrust lawsuits, announced by the Federal Trade Commission and New

Science

SpaceX launches Starship on highest test flight, crash-lands

SpaceX launched its shiny, bullet-shaped, straight-out-of-science fiction Starship several miles into the air from a remote corner of Texas on Wednesday, but the 6 1/2-minute test flight ended in an explosive fireball at touchdown. It was the highest and most elaborate flight yet for the rocketship that Elon Musk says could carry people to Mars

National

Hunter Biden tax probe examining Chinese business dealings

The Justice Department is investigating the finances of President-elect Joe Biden’s son, including scrutinizing some of his Chinese business dealings and other transactions, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The revelations put a renewed spotlight on questions about Hunter Biden’s financial history, which dogged his father’s successful White House

State

Election Integrity & Legislative Malpractice

[Reprinted with permission from the American Post-Gazette – Editor] It is right that Representative Mark Finchem and fellow members of the House and Senate conduct a hearing on election integrity, something that the Speaker of the House and Senate President should have done immediately when evidence gave rise to a reasonable suspicion of fraud; but

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