REUTERS WORLD NEWS: FBI Raids Trump’s Home, Rus Press Ahead in East Ukraine, Life for Racist Killers, More

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The Reuters Daily Briefing

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

by Linda Noakes

Here’s what you need to know.

The races to watch in today’s U.S. midterm primaries, blockchain bridges fall into troubled waters, and farewell to Japan’s prince of pleats Issey Miyake

Today’s biggest stories

Secret service members stand guard outside former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, August 8, 2022. REUTERS/Marco Bello

U.S.

  • Former President Donald Trump said FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago estate and broke into his safe in what his son acknowledged was part of an investigation into Trump’s removal of official presidential records from the White House to his Florida resort. We explain what legal woes Trump faces.
  • Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is alleging that her Republican political opponent in the November elections orchestrated a conspiracy with a state lawmaker and a lawyer to break into voting equipment in a hunt for evidence to prove Trump’s false voter-fraud claims.
  • A week after Kansas voters firmly rejected an attempt to restrict abortion, the issue will play a key role in Wisconsin and Minnesota midterm primaries today as Republican candidates for governor vow to ban the procedure if elected. Here are four key races to watch.
  • A judge sentenced a white father and son to life in prison and their neighbor to 35 years for a federal hate crime in the 2020 murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man shot after jogging in a suburban Georgia neighborhood.
  • U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones could end up owing as little as 10% of the $45.2 million in punitive damages that a Texas jury awarded to the parents of a Sandy Hook victim last week, legal experts told Reuters.

Soldiers fire 155mm howitzers during an annual live fire military exercise in Pingtung county, southern Taiwan, August 9, 2022. REUTERS/Ann Wang

WORLD

BUSINESS

  • Russian airlines, including state-controlled Aeroflot, are stripping jetliners to secure spare parts they can no longer buy abroad because of Western sanctions, industry sources told Reuters.
  • ]U.S. consumers grappling with soaring inflation face more pain from high beef prices as ranchers are reducing their cattle herds due to drought and lofty feed costs, a decision that will tighten livestock supplies for years.
  • The Bank of England will probably have to raise interest rates further from their current 14 year-high to tackle inflation pressures that are gaining a foothold in Britain’s economy, BoE Deputy Governor Dave Ramsden told Reuters.
  • President Joe Biden will today sign a bill to provide $52.7 billion in subsidies for U.S. semiconductor production and research and to boost efforts to make the United States more competitive with China’s science and technology efforts.
  • Another day, another hack – and another blockchain bridge burned. When thieves stole an estimated $190 million from U.S. crypto firm Nomad last week, it was the seventh hack of 2022 to target an increasingly important cog in the crypto machine: Blockchain ‘bridges’ – strings of code that help move crypto coins between different applications.
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