Prosecutor: Stab attack on Salman Rushdie was ‘planned in advance’

Prosecutor: Stab attack on Salman Rushdie was ‘planned in advance’

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The man accused of the stabbing Salman Rushdie pleaded not guilty Saturday to attempted murder and assault charges in what a prosecutor called a “planned” crime, as the renowned author of “The Satanic Verses” remained hospitalized with serious injuries. An attorney for Hadi Matar pleaded guilty on his behalf during an … Read more

During the latest Taiwan crisis, China’s military was outmatched by US forces. Not now.

Three French-made Mirage 2000 fighter jets roll on a runway in front of a hangar at Hsinchu airbase on August 5, 2022. China has held its largest-ever military exercises around Taiwan despite U.S. condemnation, Japan and the European Union. Sam Yeh | AFP | fake images The last time tensions flared between Beijing and Washington … Read more

Gracemere businesses consider closing their doors as ‘nightmare’ roadwork deters customers

After nearly 30 years in business, Barb Moffat is considering closing the doors of her beloved bakery because the customers have stopped coming. “We don’t have, or almost don’t have, customers because they can’t park,” Moffat said. As COVID-19 restrictions eased in 2021, the main street in the central Queensland town of Gracemere was returning … Read more

Goldman, JPMorgan Fringe Talks Stoke Fears of Weakening Rules

Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan have scheduled meetings with a high-profile panel looking at the future of ring-fencing reforms, raising concerns about the role of big banks in crafting financial barriers. The meetings came as Treasury set up a task force to review the future of bank ringfences, according to people familiar with the matter. Records … Read more

Business Highlights: Russian Oil, US Consumer Confidence

___ G7 leaders united behind Ukraine take aim at Kremlin oil money ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The leaders of the world’s richest democracies have taken a united stand to support Ukraine “for as long as it takes” as Russia’s invasion continues. They promised to hit Russia with immediate and severe economic pain for their invasion. … Read more