Theranos Ex-President Sunny Balwani to Be Sentenced Today

Theranos Ex-President Sunny Balwani to Be Sentenced Today

SAN JOSE, Calif.—When Theranos Inc.’s former No. 2 executive is sentenced on Wednesday, he may get a longer prison term than his boss, who was at the center of the fraud at the company she founded.  Mr. Balwani’s former business partner and ex-girlfriend, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, was sentenced last month to 11¼ years for … Read more

Germany Dismantles QAnon-Inspired Terrorist Group Suspected of Plotting Coup

Germany Dismantles QAnon-Inspired Terrorist Group Suspected of Plotting Coup

German authorities on Wednesday said they had dismantled a domestic far-right terrorist cell inspired by the QAnon conspiracy on suspicion of planning to overthrow the government. Of the 25 people arrested in the early hours of the day, 22 are suspected of conspiring to foment a coup, the country’s federal prosecutor said. Their alleged plans … Read more

Argentine Court Sentences Vice President Cristina Kirchner to Six Years in Prison

Argentine Court Sentences Vice President Cristina Kirchner to Six Years in Prison

BUENOS AIRES—A federal court on Tuesday convicted Vice President Cristina Kirchner of fraud charges and sentenced her to six years in prison for embezzling money through public-construction contracts, a blow for a leftist government grappling with soaring inflation and one of the worst economic crises in two decades. A three-judge panel said Mrs. Kirchner, along … Read more

Hertz to Pay $168 Million to Settle False-Arrest Allegations

Hertz to Pay 8 Million to Settle False-Arrest Allegations

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. said it would pay about $168 million to settle 364 pending claims related to vehicle-theft reporting, some instances of which have allegedly led customers to face wrongful arrest for car theft. The hundreds of settlements resolve more than 95% of outstanding claims, Hertz said. The company said it doesn’t expect the … Read more

Opinion | The 76-Million-Year-Old Up for Adoption – The Wall Street Journal

Opinion | The 76-Million-Year-Old Up for Adoption – The Wall Street Journal

Opinion | The 76-Million-Year-Old Up for Adoption  The Wall Street Journal

Too Many Delightful Children’s Books to Buy

Too Many Delightful Children’s Books to Buy

Nov. 27, 2022 12:38 pm ET Meghan Cox Gurdon’s reviews of children’s books are a delight to read (“Holiday Gift Books: Reading for Children,” Nov. 19). But I’m steadily going broke with all these books she entices me to buy. I have several grandchildren and more are on the way. Maybe cut back on the … Read more

Crypto Entrepreneurs Fail to Capture Elon Musk’s Attention With $600,000 Goat Statue

Crypto Entrepreneurs Fail to Capture Elon Musk’s Attention With 0,000 Goat Statue

AUSTIN, Texas—Even as a cold night started to settle outside Tesla ‘s headquarters here on Saturday, a group of cryptocurrency entrepreneurs had no plans to leave until Elon Musk, the man they named their currency after, accepted a 12,000-pound sculpture of a Mr. Musk-headed goat riding a rocket. It is the latest stunt in the … Read more

Bankrupt FTX Fires Three of Sam Bankman-Fried’s Top Deputies

Bankrupt FTX Fires Three of Sam Bankman-Fried’s Top Deputies

FTX, the cryptocurrency exchange launched by Sam Bankman-Fried, said it fired three of the founder’s top deputies. Gary Wang, an FTX co-founder and its chief technology officer; FTX engineering director Nishad Singh; and Caroline Ellison, who ran Mr. Bankman-Fried’s trading arm, Alameda Research, were terminated from those roles after FTX tapped John J. Ray to … Read more

Elizabeth Holmes, Convicted Theranos Founder, to Be Sentenced Friday

Elizabeth Holmes, Convicted Theranos Founder, to Be Sentenced Friday

Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of disgraced blood-testing company Theranos Inc., has asked a federal judge for leniency for her fraud crimes, positioning herself as a loving mother and selfless community servant. Ms. Holmes, who has asked for a sentence of home confinement and community service, and no more than 18 months in prison, faces an … Read more