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Richard Strauss was accused of abusing at least 177 male students when he worked as a physician for the athletic departm...
05/17/2019
More than 170 male students claim former Ohio State University...

Richard Strauss was accused of abusing at least 177 male students when he worked as a physician for the athletic department and the student health center from 1978 to 1998, the report detailing the findings of a year-long independent investigation said.

Photo: The exterior of a building on The Ohio State University campus is seen in Columbus, Ohio.Shannon Stapleton

More than 170 male students at Ohio State University claimed they were sexually ...

The former “slave,” Lauren Salzman, told jurors in federal court in Brooklyn that the group’s leader, Keith Ranier...
05/17/2019
Former 'slave' in New York sex cult says founder ordered naked...

The former “slave,” Lauren Salzman, told jurors in federal court in Brooklyn that the group’s leader, Keith Raniere, would preside over the meetings fully clothed. When he was unable to attend the meetings in person, the women would take a naked photo and text it to him - making sure he could see where they had been branded with his initials, Salzman said.

Photo: Former self-help guru Keith Raniere, is seen, in this courtroom sketch, at the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse in New York. Jane Rosenberg

The founder of an alleged New York sex cult held meetings in which female "...

Responding to the United States’ most restrictive laws on the procedure, activists have taken aim at media companies t...
05/17/2019
Corporations, events face boycott threats over U.S. abortion laws

Responding to the United States’ most restrictive laws on the procedure, activists have taken aim at media companies that use Georgia as a production hub and Alabama-based automakers such as Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz.

Photo: Pro-choice supporters protest in front of the Alabama State House as Alabama state Senate votes on the strictest anti-abortion bill in the United States at the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Alabama. Chris Aluka Berry

Companies operating in Alabama and Georgia, ranging from Toyota to Netflix, as w...

The Democratic-led committee asked the department to provide “a dozen narrow sets” of foreign intelligence and count...
05/17/2019
U.S. House panel threatens action to get Mueller report documents

The Democratic-led committee asked the department to provide “a dozen narrow sets” of foreign intelligence and counterintelligence documents related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s assessment of Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. election by Wednesday, May 15, as an expression of good faith, Schiff told reporters.

Photo: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) chairs a House Intelligence Committee hearing titled "Putin's Playbook: The Kremlin's Use of Oligarchs, Money and Intelligence in 2016 and Beyond" on Capitol Hill in Washington. Brendan McDermid

U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff said on Thursday the comm...

The attempts to obstruct Mueller’s probe were made by people associated with the administration of President Donald Tr...
05/17/2019
Flynn gave info on attempts to obstruct Mueller probe: court filing

The attempts to obstruct Mueller’s probe were made by people associated with the administration of President Donald Trump or with Congress, according to the filings, which were unsealed at prosecutors’ request.

Photo: Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn departs after his sentencing was delayed at U.S. District Court in Washington. Joshua Roberts

Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn gave Special Counsel Robert ...

Some legal experts believe Bayer will have a tough time convincing appellate courts to throw out verdicts and lawsuits o...
05/16/2019
Bayer bets on 'silver bullet' defense in Roundup litigation;...

Some legal experts believe Bayer will have a tough time convincing appellate courts to throw out verdicts and lawsuits on those grounds. Bayer has a better shot if a business-friendly U.S. Supreme Court takes up the case, experts said. But that could take years.

Photo: Monsanto Co's Roundup is shown for sale in Encinitas, California. Mike Blake

Bayer AG plans to argue that a $2 billion jury award and thousands of U.S. lawsu...

Rosen, who most recently served as the deputy secretary at the Department of Transportation, was confirmed along party l...
05/16/2019
U.S. Senate confirms Jeffrey Rosen as No. 2 Justice Department...

Rosen, who most recently served as the deputy secretary at the Department of Transportation, was confirmed along party lines by a vote of 52 to 45 in the Republican-controlled Senate.

Photo: Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation Jeffrey Rosen is shown in Washington, D.C., in this undated photo obtained February 19, 2019. U.S. Department of Transportation/Handout via REUTERS

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Jeffrey Rosen as the No. 2 official at the...

The fund has $25 in it, according to the disclosure. Federal ethics laws prohibit officials form accepting gifts, includ...
05/16/2019
U.S. Vice President Pence received legal defense fund from Florida...

The fund has $25 in it, according to the disclosure. Federal ethics laws prohibit officials form accepting gifts, including in the form of legal aid.

Photo: Vice President Mike Pence arrives to speak at the Americas Society / Council of the Americas 49th Washington Conference on the Americas at the U.S. State Department in Washington. Tom Brenner

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is the beneficiary of a legal defense fund set up...

Trump’s plan, roundly panned by Democrats and immigration advocacy groups, was aimed at trying to unite Republicans - ...
05/16/2019
In nod to 2020, Trump pitches U.S. immigration overhaul

Trump’s plan, roundly panned by Democrats and immigration advocacy groups, was aimed at trying to unite Republicans - some who want to boost immigration, others who want to restrict it - ahead of next year’s presidential and congressional elections.

Photo: President Donald Trump delivers remarks on immigration reform in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Joshua Roberts

President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed overhauling the U.S. immigration sys...

05/16/2019
U.S. blacklists China's Huawei as trade dispute clouds global outlook

The Commerce Department said it was adding Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and 70 affiliates to its so-called “Entity List” - a move that bans the company from acquiring components and technology from U.S. firms without government approval.

Photo: A Huawei logo is pictured during the media day for the Shanghai auto show in Shanghai, China. Aly Song

The Trump administration hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions...

Josh Stein, the first state attorney general to sue Juul, said the company’s targeted marketing toward youth, while do...
05/15/2019
North Carolina Attorney General sues Juul for targeting youth

Josh Stein, the first state attorney general to sue Juul, said the company’s targeted marketing toward youth, while downplaying the potential harm its products can cause, resulted in an “epidemic” of vaping among minors.

Photo: North Carolina Attorney General-elect Josh Stein speaks to supporters at a victory rally the day after his Republican opponent Buck Newton conceded in Raleigh, North Carolina. Jonathan Drake

North Carolina's Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Juul Labs Inc on ...

Shares of San Francisco-based PG&E fell 3.1 percent in after-hours trading following release of the California Departmen...
05/15/2019
PG&E lines blamed for deadliest wildfire in California history

Shares of San Francisco-based PG&E fell 3.1 percent in after-hours trading following release of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) statement announcing findings of its investigation of the November 2018 Camp Fire in Northern California.

Photo: PG&E works on power lines to repair damage caused by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. Elijah Nouvelage

State fire investigators have determined that transmission lines owned by Pacifi...

U.S. District Judge John Walter in Los Angeles said on Tuesday that MGA Entertainment Inc’s case did not belong in fed...
05/15/2019
U.S. judge dumps 'Pooey Puitton' lawsuit against Louis Vuitton

U.S. District Judge John Walter in Los Angeles said on Tuesday that MGA Entertainment Inc’s case did not belong in federal court because the company did not show there was an “actual controversy” between the parties.

Photo: A woman with a Louis Vuitton-branded shopping bag looks towards the entrance of a branch store by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton in Vienna, Austria. Lisi Niesner

Louis Vuitton has won the dismissal of a lawsuit by a California toy company tha...

In a letter to Attorney General William Barr, Chairman Jerrold Nadler and other committee Democrats requested documents ...
05/15/2019
U.S. House Democrats probe Justice Department's handling of police...

In a letter to Attorney General William Barr, Chairman Jerrold Nadler and other committee Democrats requested documents and updates on how the Justice Department has addressed shootings and other cases of excessive police force since President Donald Trump took office in early 2017.

Photo: Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) listens to testimony during a mark up hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Joshua Roberts

The Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unveiled a probe of...

The ordinance, which also would require city departments to submit surveillance technology policies for public vetting, ...
05/15/2019
San Francisco votes to ban city use of facial recognition technology

The ordinance, which also would require city departments to submit surveillance technology policies for public vetting, can become final after a second vote next week by the same officials, the city’s Board of Supervisors.

Photo:City Supervisor Aaron Peskin speaks before a vote on a surveillance technology ordinance that he sponsored, in San Francisco, California. Jeffrey Dastin

San Francisco officials on Tuesday voted 8 to 1 to ban the purchase and use of f...

The order, which will not name specific countries or companies, has been under consideration for more than a year but ha...
05/15/2019
Exclusive: Trump expected to sign order paving way for U.S....

The order, which will not name specific countries or companies, has been under consideration for more than a year but has repeatedly been delayed, the sources said, asking not to be named because the preparations remain confidential. It could be delayed again, they said.

Photo: A Huawei logo is pictured during the media day for the Shanghai auto show in Shanghai. Aly Song

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order this week barring ...

The closed-door appearance could cover a broad array of topics, the source said. These could include what Trump Jr. know...
05/14/2019
Donald Trump Jr. agrees to Senate committee interview: source

The closed-door appearance could cover a broad array of topics, the source said. These could include what Trump Jr. knows about a Trump Tower project in Moscow and about a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump Jr., Trump campaign adviser Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and a Russian lawyer, the source said.

Photo: Donald Trump Jr. listens to his father U.S. President Donald Trump speak during a visit to Lake Okechobee and the Herbert Hoover Dike in Canal Point, Florida. Joshua Roberts

Donald Trump Jr. has reached an agreement with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Comm...

Three brothers and two other men claimed in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in St. Paul that the Church has kept ...
05/14/2019
Five U.S. abuse victims sue Vatican to release names of predator...

Three brothers and two other men claimed in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in St. Paul that the Church has kept secret the identities and records of more than 3,400 clergy accused of sexual abuse, including some top church officials.

Photo: Pope Francis is seen as the four-day meeting on the global sexual abuse crisis takes place at the Vatican. Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS

Five U.S. men who say they were sexually abused as minors by Roman Catholic prie...

The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel, in a memo released on Tuesday, said Uber drivers set their hours...
05/14/2019
Uber drivers are contractors, not employees, U.S. labor agency says

The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel, in a memo released on Tuesday, said Uber drivers set their hours, own their cars and are free to work for the company’s competitors, so they cannot be considered employees under federal labor law.

Photo: The Logo of taxi company Uber is seen on the roof of a private hire taxi in Liverpool, Britain. Phil Noble

A U.S. labor agency has concluded that ride-hailing company Uber Technologies In...

Judge Richard Leon U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia set a hearing to start on June 3 and to run a maximu...
05/14/2019
U.S. judge calls hearing on merger of CVS and Aetna: court filing

Judge Richard Leon U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia set a hearing to start on June 3 and to run a maximum of three days, according to the court filing.

Photo: Logos of CVS and Aetna are displayed on a monitor above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York. Lucas Jackson

A federal judge on Monday ordered up to three days of hearings next month to con...

The agreement would resolve a probe of whether the company violated a similar consent pact reached in 2011.Photo: A man ...
05/13/2019
Facebook facing 20-year consent agreement after privacy lapses: source

The agreement would resolve a probe of whether the company violated a similar consent pact reached in 2011.

Photo: A man poses with a magnifier in front of a Facebook logo on display in this illustration taken in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dado Ruvic

The social media giant Facebook Inc is headed toward an agreement with the U.S. ...

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington proposed holding a trial on Tuesday, May 14, but Trump’s lawyers said tha...
05/13/2019
Trump urges judge not to fast-track his lawsuit over House subpoena

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington proposed holding a trial on Tuesday, May 14, but Trump’s lawyers said that plan would deny the president a “full and fair” hearing.

Photo: President Donald Trump listens to questions during a meeting with Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. Carlos Barria

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday objected to a judge's plan to fast-tr...

05/13/2019
California jury says Bayer must pay $2 billion to couple in Roundup...

The jury in San Francisco Superior Court in Oakland said the company was liable for plaintiffs Alva and Alberta Pilliod’s contracting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a spokeswoman for the couple said.

Photo: Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller atomizers are displayed for sale at a garden shop near Brussels, Belgium. Yves Herman

A California jury on Monday awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who claimed...

After 62 days in prison, Manning was released last Thursday. She had been locked up for refusing to comply with a grand ...
05/13/2019
WikiLeaks source Manning could be jailed again soon if she disobeys...

After 62 days in prison, Manning was released last Thursday. She had been locked up for refusing to comply with a grand jury subpoena for testimony in an investigation into WikiLeaks by U.S. prosecutors in Alexandria, Virginia.

Photo: Chelsea Manning speaks at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Suzanne Cordeiro

Chelsea Manning, a former U.S. Army intelligence analyst and source for online p...

Profeco said that in 2013 it sued telecommunications operator Nextel, which was acquired by AT&T in 2015, for undue char...
05/11/2019
AT&T's Mexico unit loses class action lawsuit to consumer watchdog

Profeco said that in 2013 it sued telecommunications operator Nextel, which was acquired by AT&T in 2015, for undue charges, changing rates without informing customers and continuing to charge clients for services that had been canceled.

Photo: The AT&T logo is pictured during the Forbes Forum 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. Edgard Garrido

Mexico's consumer watchdog, Profeco, said on Friday it won a class-action l...

Hollub, 59, beat out larger rival Chevron Corp with a long-shot bid that some Occidental investors called risky because ...
05/11/2019
'We are the rightful owners' of Anadarko, Occidental CEO tells...

Hollub, 59, beat out larger rival Chevron Corp with a long-shot bid that some Occidental investors called risky because it saddles Occidental with $46 billion in new debt. By deftly lining up allies and cash, she put together a strategy that on Thursday prompted Chevron to withdraw.

Photo: Vicki Hollub, President and CEO of Occidental Petroleum, speaks at the 2019 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California. Lucy Nicholson

Occidental Petroleum Chief Executive Vicki Hollub on Friday touted her $38 billi...

In a complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan, Bodum said Starbucks had no basis to “unilaterally” conduct the ...
05/10/2019
Bodum sues Starbucks for product disparagement over French press...

In a complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan, Bodum said Starbucks had no basis to “unilaterally” conduct the May 1 recall because the Bodum + Starbucks presses were not defective and met required specifications.

Photo: A Starbucks sign is show on one of the companies stores in Los Angeles, California. Mike Blake

Bodum Holding AG sued Starbucks Corp on Friday for alleged product disparagement...

Last week, the prosecutors filed a motion to disqualify Cole, who served as deputy attorney general, the No. 2 official ...
05/10/2019
U.S. says Huawei lawyer's prior work at Justice Department poses...

Last week, the prosecutors filed a motion to disqualify Cole, who served as deputy attorney general, the No. 2 official at the Justice Department, between 2011 and 2015. That motion was sealed and classified, and prosecutors did not make public the reasons behind the move.

Photo: A man walks past a sign board of Huawei at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Asia 2018 in Shanghai, China. Aly Song

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd lawyer James Cole's prior work at the Department...

In the latest salvo of a political battle widely expected to end in federal court, Neal issued separate subpoenas to Tre...
05/10/2019
U.S. House panel chairman subpoenas Trump's tax returns

In the latest salvo of a political battle widely expected to end in federal court, Neal issued separate subpoenas to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig that seek six years of Trump’s individual and business tax returns.

Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 'Face-to-Face With Our Future' event at the White House in Washington. Jonathan Ernst

U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal on Friday subpoenaed P...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has been highly critical of U.S. President Donald Trump’s support for the coal ind...
05/10/2019
New York adopts rules to phase out coal power plants by 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has been highly critical of U.S. President Donald Trump’s support for the coal industry, said in a statement on Thursday that state’s new carbon reduction rules would deliver on his 2016 pledge to go coal-free by 2020.

Photo: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks in Central Park in New York City. Caitlin Ochs

New York environmental regulators adopted rules to reduce carbon dioxide emissio...

Ten border agents are currently undergoing the training to conduct “credible fear” screenings of asylum seekers, and...
05/09/2019
U.S. will assign dozens of border agents to migrant asylum interviews

Ten border agents are currently undergoing the training to conduct “credible fear” screenings of asylum seekers, and two other groups of 20 to 25 agents each have been designated to receive the training, said Robert Perez, deputy commissioner at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in testimony to members of the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee.

Photo: Border Patrol agents are seen during a tour of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) temporary holding facilities in El Paso, Texas. Jose Luis Gonzalez

Up to 60 U.S Border Patrol agents will be trained to conduct initial asylum scre...

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