The debt ceiling agreement moves the pipeline forward and changes environmental rules. But there is still work to do.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite weeks of negotiations, the White House and House Republicans have been unable to reach a comprehensive agreement to overhaul environmental regulations and streamline federal permits as part of their agreement on the debt ceiling, contenting itself instead with limited changes that could simplify certain project reviews . The final legislation, approved … Read more

Fifth District Court of Appeals Stays Criminal Charges for Men Accused of Killing CDCR Advisor

May 31 – The Fifth District Court of Appeals stayed proceedings in the criminal trial of two men accused of shooting a correctional counselor while The Californian appeals a ruling clearing the Kern County Public Defender’s Office to obtain his unpublished notes from an interview in prison. The Californian questioned co-defendant Sebastian Parra at the … Read more

Danny Masterson found guilty of rape

‘That ’70s Show’ star Danny Masterson was found guilty of two counts of rape on Wednesday (May 31) during his retrial in Los Angeles. The jury of seven women and five men is deadlocked on the third count after deliberating for more than a week, the Associated Press reported. The verdict came about six months … Read more

Ex-Saco school board member sentenced to 2 years probation for bankruptcy fraud

May 31—A former Saco school board member was sentenced to two years probation on Wednesday after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud in U.S. District Court. Christina Shea, 46, filed for bankruptcy in Portland in April 2020 using her husband’s name and information after unsuccessfully attempting to file for bankruptcy four times under her own name. … Read more

Armie Hammer will not face sexual assault charges in Los Angeles case

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office will not file sexual assault charges against embattled actor Armie Hammer following what has been described as a “thorough review” by prosecutors. In a statement obtained by EW, Tiffiny Blacknell, director of the DA’s office communications office, said prosecutors found “insufficient evidence” to charge Hammer with rape, citing … Read more