Murdaugh indicted on fraud charges after South Carolina murder convictions

By Rich McKay (Reuters) – Disbarred South Carolina lawyer Richard “Alex” Murdaugh, already convicted of murdering his wife and son, on Wednesday was indicted by a federal grand jury on 22 counts of financial fraud, including charges involving his housekeeper’s death. Murdaugh, 54, the scion of an influential legal family in an area west of … Read more

Police in Wales face investigation over e-bike deaths of 2 teens that sparked Cardiff riot

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — A police watchdog said Wednesday it will investigate whether officers were chasing two boys who died in an e-bike crash that sparked rioting in the capital of Wales. The Independent Office for Police Conduct, which investigates deaths police may have been involved in, said it would investigate the South Wales force … Read more

Exclusive-Media editing software vendor Avid explores sale -sources

By Milana Vinn NEW YORK (Reuters) – Avid Technology Inc, a provider of video and audio editing software and equipment to filmmakers and recording studios, is exploring a potential sale, according to people familiar with the matter. The Burlington, Massachusetts-based company, which has a market value of more than $900 million, is working with Goldman … Read more

White House says China’s actions on Micron won’t torpedo relations

By Andrea Shalal and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China’s move on Micron Technology Inc won’t torpedo larger efforts to get U.S.-China relations into better position, White House spokesman John Kirby said on Wednesday, adding that Washington was engaged directly with Beijing. Kirby told reporters the Chinese government’s recent ban on the U.S. chipmaker Micron … Read more

Adnan Syed asks Maryland Supreme Court to overturn appellate ruling to reinstate his convictions

Adnan Syed is asking the Supreme Court of Maryland to overrule a lower court’s decision to bring back his convictions in the 1999 murder case examined in the hit podcast “Serial.” Filed Wednesday, the brief from Syed’s lawyers comes three weeks after the Appellate Court of Maryland rejected his request to reconsider its March 28 … Read more

Family of Fort Worth woman killed by ex-boyfriend remember her as loving mother and friend

Family members of Karen Finney, who was fatally shot by her ex-boyfriend in 2019, said she had a big heart and was always helping others. “Karen was just that person,” Finney’s sister Harmonie Soule told the Star-Telegram. “She had it, she’d give, she’d share and she loved kids.” Soule said so many people came forward … Read more