|Judge bars investors from collecting on $300 million clerical error - |
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur approved on Feb. 13 the disclosures for Ultra's plan to emerge from Chapter 11, although his order was not put on the docket until the morning of Feb. 14. The mix-up prompted some holders of Ultra's notes to file court papers on Monday arguing the day difference would mean the company's rights offering should be delayed to Wednesday from Tuesday, as originally planned. The delayed rights offering in turn would affect the formula for natural gas prices used to establish Ultra's value in its Chapter 11 plan, reducing it to $5.5 billion from $6 billion.
|Man charged in two cold-case Brooklyn murders of teenagers - |
A 38-year-old man has been charged with the high-profile murder and dismemberment of a 19-year-old Brooklyn resident in 2005 and the killing of a teenage girl a year earlier, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Kwauhuru Govan was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Rashawn Brazell, whose body was found in bags placed on subway tracks and at a recycling plant days after he disappeared while on his way to a Valentine's Day lunch with his mother. "The family and friends of Rashawn Brazell have been searching for answers after this beloved young man was killed and discarded in such a horrific fashion," acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said in a statement.
|Thousands still forced from homes by flooding in California tech hub - |
The mucky water flooding a section of San Jose in Northern California forced officials on Wednesday to widen the area under mandatory evacuation orders, with about 14,000 people barred from returning to their homes following drenching rains. San Jose, a hub of high-tech Silicon Valley, suffered major flooding on Tuesday triggering evacuation orders when Coyote Creek overran its banks, swamping the Rock Springs neighborhood.
|Muslims raise over $84,000 for vandalized Jewish cemetery in Missouri - |
Muslim Americans have helped raise more than $84,000 to repair vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, according to an online fundraising page, amid attacks and threats against Jewish institutions. About 170 headstones were toppled or damaged at the century-old Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery over the weekend, according to cemetery staff. Some Jewish groups described the vandalism and threats as the latest evidence that anti-Semitic groups have been emboldened by the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president.
|Dylann Roof stopped at second church after 2015 massacre -prosecutors - |
Dylann Roof drove to another African-American church after killing nine black parishioners in Charleston, South Carolina, a sign he intended to carry out more racially-motivated attacks, U.S. prosecutors said in newly unsealed court documents. Roof was sentenced to death in federal court in January after being found guilty of charges connected to the June 17, 2015, massacre at a Bible study meeting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. In a September court filing released on Tuesday, federal prosecutors said that after the mass shooting, Roof fled the church with his gun and drove about 20 miles to Branch AME Church in Summerville.