• R. Kelly’s sex trafficking and racketeering trial set for April

    R. Kelly’s sex trafficking and racketeering trial set for April

    Jurors for the case will be selected over the course of 10 days in mid March and the trial is scheduled to begin by April 7.
  • Fed probe of Tesla camera failures could lead to recall

    Fed probe of Tesla camera failures could lead to recall

    US safety regulators are continuing their investigation into complaints that Tesla’s giant touch screens can fail and cause the cars to lose the rear camera display and other functions. The National
  • Appeals court denies R. Kelly’s bid for freedom in sex-trafficking case

    Appeals court denies R. Kelly’s bid for freedom in sex-trafficking case

    An appeals court shot down R. Kelly’s latest bid for freedom Tuesday, ruling that a federal judge acted appropriately in denying the R&B singer’s repeated bail requests. “We perceive no clear error in the district court’s determination,” wrote the three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit. “The government has demonstrated by clear …
  • US investigates touchscreen failures in Tesla Model S cars

    US investigates touchscreen failures in Tesla Model S cars

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it had opened an investigation into 63,000 Tesla Model S cars after reports of media-control unit failures that led to the loss of the use of touchscreens. The auto safety agency said the preliminary evaluation, covering 2012-2015 model year vehicles, comes after it received 11 complaints alleging premature …
  • Why do we need heavily armed police to issue a traffic citation?

    Why do we need heavily armed police to issue a traffic citation?

    It’s an unacknowledged peculiarity that police are in charge of road safety. Why should the arm of the state that investigates murder, rape, and robbery also give out traffic tickets? Traffic stops are the most common reason for contact with the police. I (allegedly) rolled through a stop sign in the neighborhood and was stopped. It …
  • R. Kelly can’t drop charge that alleges he gave woman herpes

    R. Kelly can’t drop charge that alleges he gave woman herpes

    A judge Friday denied R. Kelly‘s bid to dismiss two counts of his Brooklyn federal indictment — including one that stems from allegations the R&B singer gave a woman herpes. The indictment alleges that Kelly, 53, transported one of his victims across state lines to engage in sexual activity in violation of a 1943 New …
  • Judge rejects R. Kelly’s third bid to be freed amid coronavirus outbreak

    Judge rejects R. Kelly’s third bid to be freed amid coronavirus outbreak

    A Brooklyn federal judge Friday denied R. Kelly’s third bid for freedom amid the coronavirus outbreak, ruling that the jailed singer is still a flight risk and poses a danger to the community. In the R&B singer’s latest request, his lawyers argued that he’s now prediabetic and could be at grave risk if he contracts …
  • No, Bill Gates didn’t repeatedly visit Jeffrey Epstein’s island

    No, Bill Gates didn’t repeatedly visit Jeffrey Epstein’s island

    Viral claims circulating on social media claim that billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has traveled to Jeffrey Epstein’s island multiple times. While Gates and Epstein had met in the past, this claim, based on flight logs recently subpoenaed, is untrue. One example reads: “Flight records confirm that #BillGates went to #Epsteins child sex trafficking island, 17 …