Jury Orders Mongols Biker Club to Forfeit Its Logo, the ‘Holy of Holies’

“I would say that other clubs are now liable and in danger of being targeted, trampled on and dismantled,” Mr. Draskovich said. Because the case was focused on the organization itself, no members or associates faced any time behind bars. But in many ways, some lawyers said, stripping the club of its identifying mark was…

Man charged over online ‘pick up’ videos

Police have charged a man in connection with videos posted online that showed men trying to pick up women. The 37-year-old man was arrested following an inquiry into footage of men chatting up members of the opposite sex in the street that was posted to social media. Police said the man was expected to appear…

Shutdown, Syria, Jayme Closs: Your Friday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. At midnight tonight, the partial government shutdown will become the longest in American history. Our White House correspondents analyzed the mood in Washington. Officially, Republicans blame Democrats. Privately, many concede, the stalemate over President Trump’s demand for a border…

Winter likely to finish off some energy firms, analysts say

Image copyright Getty Images More small energy suppliers are likely to go bust this winter, analysts say, leading to potential disruption and higher costs for customers. Economy Energy was the latest to collapse earlier this month, following customer complaints about service including delayed bills and refunds. It followed a string of similar collapses and analysts…

U.S. Ambassadors Worldwide Are Summoned to D.C. Forum Despite Shutdown

WASHINGTON — The State Department plans to fly all of its ambassadors and other top diplomatic envoys from around the world into Washington next week for a two-day conference, even if the ongoing partial government shutdown continues. Most State Department employees have been furloughed or are working without pay since the shutdown began on Dec….

After a Market Swoon, Investors Are Seeking Safety

Stocks that Ms. Moore at BlackRock thinks would do comparatively well against such a backdrop are of companies that are financially strong and able to grow, even when economic growth is modest at best. Health care is her top sector because it has those defensive qualities, as well as pockets of innovation, such as in…

YouGov survey: British sarcasm ‘lost on Americans’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “With the greatest respect…” Britons like to think they have a “special relationship” with the US, based on a common language and cultural, historical and political ties. But, according to one of the UK’s most respected polling companies, there’s one chasm the English language can’t always bridge – the…

A wall runs through it: New road divides Israelis and Palestinians

The road, which runs north-south, is actually two parallel roads separated by an 8-meter (approximately 26 feet) concrete wall topped with metal fencing. The western half is designed for Palestinians, though it can be used by anyone, and it bypasses Jerusalem; the eastern half is for Israelis, and anyone else with a legal permit to…

Macedonia Votes to Change Its Name, Taking Step to End Dispute With Greece

SKOPJE, Macedonia — Ending a debate that has raged for decades and kept the small Balkan nation of Macedonia outside the fold of the NATO alliance, Macedonian lawmakers on Friday night agreed to officially change the country’s name to the Republic of North Macedonia. It was the penultimate step in what has been a long…