A national ban on most residential evictions expired after Saturday, setting the stage for a potentially widespread displacement of low-income renters that looks poised to hit Southern states particularly hard. Meanwhile, only about $3 billion out of $46.6 billion in federal rental
Iranian intelligence agents plotted to kidnap a U.S.-based human-rights activist and critic of the Islamic Republic and forcibly return her to Iran, federal prosecutors said, marking an escalation of Iran’s attempts to silence dissidents around the world. The alleged scheme targeted Masih
Michael Avenatti, whose star turn as Stormy Daniels’s pugnacious lawyer ended two years ago in a flurry of criminal charges, is set to be sentenced Thursday in a Manhattan federal courtroom for trying to extort more than $20 million from Nike Inc.