Law

U.S.

Michael Sanchez, the brother of Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend, is alleging in a lawsuit that the publisher of the National Enquirer defamed him when it claimed that he was the source of the tabloid’s 2019 exposé about the Amazon.com founder’s extramarital affair.

U.S.

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing the U.S. court system to experiment with video and teleconferencing trials, witness testimony and plea deals, upending an institution rooted in tradition.

Latin America

Retired Venezuelan Gen. Cliver Alcalá turned himself in to the U.S. counternarcotics authorities a day after U.S. prosecutors indicted him and other Venezuelan officials, including President Nicolás Maduro, on drug-trafficking charges, according to four people familiar with the matter.

Opinion

A private army of terrorists, capitalistic in nature and global in scope, sets its sights on a disbanded group of U.N. secret agents.

U.S.

Police are making fewer arrests for small-time crimes and instead focusing on enforcing public-health rules—all the while coping with the perils of a job that can’t be done with social distancing.

Latin America

U.S. authorities charged Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other officials with drug trafficking and conspiring with terrorists and offered multimillion-dollar rewards for their arrests, escalating the Trump administration’s effort to unseat the leftist regime.

Obituaries

Curious about corporate slush funds, Stanley Sporkin launched an investigation at the Securities and Exchange Commission in the mid-1970s. His findings of widespread bribery spurred Congress to enact the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

U.S.

Attorney General William Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to expand the use of home confinement for some sick and elderly inmates amid growing concern about the spread of the new coronavirus in the nation’s lockups.

Pro Bankruptcy Distress

Tobacco company Pyxus International has hired restructuring advisers, while two groups of bondholders have retained their own advisers in advance of looming debt maturities, according to people familiar with the matter.

Asia

Authorities arrested an elected opposition politician under a British colonial-era anti-sedition law after she shared a Facebook post containing personal information of a police officer who allegedly shot a journalist.

World

The man charged with killing 51 people in the deadliest terrorist attacks in New Zealand’s history, sparking a ban on semiautomatic and assault weapons, had previously denied all charges and was to go on trial in June.

Education

Defense lawyers representing parents charged in the nationwide college-admissions scandal have filed a motion seeking to dismiss the cases or suppress the government’s centerpiece evidence: tapes.

Politics

The coronavirus emergency in New York City has led to a blitz of inspections by police officers to crack down on socializing and dining out.

Pro Cyber News

As millions of U.S. workers pivoted to remote work last week, putting new strains on their computer networks, federal officials warned that hackers smelled blood. But the fallout from coronavirus-related breaches may not become clear for some time.