Knife crime hits record high as one in six cases solved in London

The proportion of knife possession cases with no suspect has increased from 5.8 per cent to 16.3 per cent, while those collapsing due to evidential difficulties has increased from 15.7 per cent to 32.3 per cent. In London, the proportion of knife offenses – defined as any attempted murder, homicide, threat to kill, assault, robbery … Read more

Nikola Tries to Ignite Market for Its Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Trucks

As Nikola Corp.’s NKLA -1.40% founder stands trial on securities-fraud charges, a revamped management team is pushing to make the company the first to market hydrogen-powered commercial trucks in the US—and to overcome production and credibility challenges that have weighed on its shares. The seven-year-old company’s first battery-powered electric trucks rolled off the assembly line … Read more

Russia accused of ‘kidnapping’ head of Ukraine nuclear plant

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s nuclear power provider accused Russia on Saturday of “kidnapping” the head of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, a facility now occupied by Russian troops and located in a region of Ukraine that Russian President Vladimir Putin has moved to annex illegally. Russian forces seized the director-general of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power … Read more

US Judge Dismisses Mexico Lawsuit Against Gun Manufacturers

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A US federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Mexican government against US gun manufacturers arguing their commercial practices have led to bloodshed in Mexico. Judge F. Dennis Saylor in Boston ruled Mexico’s claims did not overcome the broad protection provided to gun manufacturers by the Protection of … Read more

California moves to block use of rap lyrics as incriminating evidence in court

California Governor Gavin NewsomPhoto: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) Accompanied (virtually) by rappers Killer Mike, Meek MillToo $hort, Ty Dolla $ign, YG, E-40, spirit Tyga, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new bill into law todaycurtailing the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal cases in the state. That’s in contravention of a pretty standard … Read more

Wary Investors Struggle to Evade Market Turmoil

This year’s market turmoil has spread across risky assets and havens alike, leaving nervous investors questioning where to hide from further pain. The S&P 500 has fallen 24% this year, with all three major US stock indexes heading towards their worst annual performances since 2008. Bonds haven’t provided a ballast to portfolios—the Bloomberg US Aggregate … Read more

South Carolina man sentenced to almost four years in prison for Bethlehem Walmart theft scheme, prosecutors say

A man living in South Carolina was sentenced to almost four years in prison for organizing and participating in a scheme to steal and resell electronics from a Bethlehem Walmart while he was working in the store’s distribution center. Rusmaldy Jimenez-Hiciano, 38, of Goose Creek, was a long-time employee of the distribution center in 2017 … Read more

Crystal Lake man who stole $1 million from Wauconda employer sentenced

A Crystal Lake man was sentenced to five years in prison for stealing more than $1 million from his Wauconda employer by reselling cellphones, the Wauconda Police Department said Wednesday. Kyle Marnell, 30, of the 1400 block of Skyridge Drive, pleaded guilty earlier this month to theft over $500,000. On July 26, 2021, LACOSTA Facility … Read more

Roxborough High School football player who was fatally shot identified as Nicholas Elizalde, 14

The 14-year-old football player who died Tuesday in an ambush shooting outside Roxborough High School has been identified as Nicholas Elizalde, a student at Walter B. Saul High School, Philadelphia police said Wednesday. Elizalde attended Saul, the Philadelphia School District’s agricultural high school also in Roxborough, but played football at the nearby school because Saul … Read more