Catholic cardinal, others arrested under Hong Kong security law

HONG KONG — A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security, in an action widely condemned as a further sign of Beijing’s erosion of rights in the city. The arrests further expand a … Read more

Can Prosecutors Refuse to Enforce the Law?

Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg Jr. has a policy that unless the defendant committed other crimes too, his office “will not prosecute” marijuana misdemeanors, subway turnstile jumping, some trespassing, driving without a license and resisting arrest for any offense subject to the non-prosecution policy. Other self-styled progressive prosecutors across the country … Read more

Archegos founder Bill Hwang and CFO charged with securities fraud

Archegos Capital Management founder Bill Hwang and chief financial officer Patrick Halligan have been charged with securities fraud, wire fraud and racketeering, federal prosecutors in Manhattan announced Wednesday. Prosecutors alleged that the men had participated in interrelated schemes to illegally manipulate stock prices and defraud the world’s leading investment banks and brokerage houses. They alleged … Read more

CDC says face masks are still needed to protect the public, and WHO says omicron accounts for 99.5% of global COVID cases

The Justice Department has filed an appeal seeking to overturn a federal judge’s decision that ended the face mask mandate on airplanes and other modes of public transportation, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that ‘they were always necessary to protect public health. A notice of appeal has been filed in federal … Read more