The Daily Populous

Thursday September 22nd, 2022 morning edition

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A federal appeals court is allowing the Justice Department to continue looking at documents marked as classified that were seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and resort.

Trump’s options to block the criminal investigation are now dimming with one of his only remaining possibilities being an emergency request to the Supreme Court.

The ruling was issued by a three-judge panel of the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals – two of whom were nominated by Trump.

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None of the three criminal statutes the FBI cited when it obtained the Mar-a-Lago search warrant hinge on the materials being classified, DOJ argued.

The court also didn’t dispute the Justice Department saying it couldn’t divorce the intelligence review of the documents from its criminal investigation.

The 11th Circuit resoundingly rejected Trump’s arguments that he may have an interest in classified records that could keep them from federal criminal investigators. »

Former officer who held down George Floyd's legs gets 3 years in prison for aiding and abetting manslaughter

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(CNN) The former Minneapolis Police officer who held down George Floyd's legs in May 2020 was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday on a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death.

Thomas Lane, who is currently in federal prison for violating Floyd's civil rights during his fatal restraint, appeared remotely at the hearing, wearing beige prison clothing.

He began his federal 2.5-year sentence in a Bureau of Prisons facility in Colorado late last month. »

FBI investigate hacker allegedly behind Rockstar GTA 6 leak

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The hacker who claimed responsibility for this weekend's enormous leak of Grand Theft Auto 6 material is now being investigated by the FBI.

"There are also reports over the weekend that this same actor breached video game maker Rockstar Games," Uber wrote in a newly-updated blog.

"We are in close coordination with the FBI and US Department of Justice on this matter and will continue to support their efforts.". »

Stadler unveils first hydrogen train for U.S., announces order for up to 29 more

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SBCTA bought the hydrogen-powered train with financial support from California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

California aims to make all its passenger rail 100% emissions free by 2035 and this order and option will be a key part of that effort.

Assuming the option is exercised, the equipment will replace existing diesel-powered, push-pull equipment used for Amtrak California services. »

Xi's views on Russia have not soured | Brian Wong

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Contrary to popular opinion, argues Brian Wong, the China-Russia alliance has not soured after Xi’s meeting with Putin at the SCO summit in Samarkand last week.

The Sino-Russian relationship has taken on added importance in the aftermath of Russia’s decision to invade Ukraine in February 2022.

Indeed, when taking into consideration the two countries’ precise regional and security interests, the alignment between the two states remains strained by fundamental incompatibilities. »