Trump Organization convicted of tax fraud in New York

The Trump Organization and separate entity the Trump Payroll Corp were found guilty on all counts, marking the first time the companies had ever been convicted of crimes. The two entities were convicted of running a 13-year-scheme to defraud and evade taxes by falsifying business records. Trump himself was not charged.

Democrats win Georgia run-off election to gain control of Senate

Democrat Raphael Warnock on Tuesday was projected to win a run-off reelection to represent Georgia in the US Senate against Republican challenger Herschel Walker, giving the party a slim 51-49 majority in the chamber. In a close contest that attracted national and even global attention, Warnock, a pastor in an Atlanta church, was leading Walker, …

Trump shocks US by calling for scrapping Constitution

Even accounting for his off-the-wall, off-the-cuff utterances over the years, former President Donald Trump jolted the US political establishment on Saturday by calling for scrapping of the US Constitution because, he insisted, there was “massive fraud” in the 2020 presidential election, a claim that has been repeatedly disproved and rejected.

India’s envoy to US hands over Padma Bhushan to Sundar Pichai

India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu handed over the Padma Bhushan, one of the country’s highest civilian Awards, to Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai in San Fransisco. After receiving the Padma Bhushan award from Sandhu, Pichai in his blog said, “It is incredibly meaningful to be honoured in this way by the …

Pentagon debuts its new stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider

As evening fell over the Air Force’s Plant 42 in Palmdale, the public got its first glimpse of the Raider in a tightly controlled ceremony. It started with a flyover of the three bombers still in service: the B-52 Stratofortress, the B-1 Lancer and the B-2 Spirit. Then the hangar doors slowly opened and the …

San Francisco votes to let cops deploy robots that kill

Supervisors in San Francisco voted on Tuesday to give city police the ability to use potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots in emergency situations – following an emotionally charged debate that reflected divisions on the politically liberal board over support for law enforcement. Opponents said the authority would lead to the further militarisation of a police force.

US to unveil high-tech B-21 stealth bomber

The B-21 — which is on track to cost nearly $700 million per plane and is the first new US bomber in decades — will gradually replace the B-1 and B-2 aircraft, which first flew during the Cold War. The first B-21 flight is expected to take place next year, and the Air Force plans …