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FBI entrapped suspects in almost all high-profile terrorism cases in US
A new report by Human Rights Watch accuses the FBI of using sting operations to entrap informants, creating terrorists out of law-abiding individuals and targeting American Muslims in the agency’s counterterrorism investigations.

21.07.2014 18:41

Ohio village threatens Iraq war vet over therapy ducks
An Iraq war veteran who purchased ducks for physical and mental therapeutic purposes is now facing a citation and a hearing over the birds, as the village of West Lafayette, Ohio prohibits ownership of farm animals.

21.07.2014 16:35

Friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber faces 25 years in prison
Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was found guilty of one count of obstruction of justice and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice in the first trial related to the April 2013 bombing.

21.07.2014 17:21

Tobacco giant to pay $23bn damages to Florida smoker’s widow
A jury in Florida has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer at the age of 36 punitive damages of $23 billion. RJ Reynolds, the second biggest tobacco company in the US, plans to challenge “this runaway verdict.”

20.07.2014 14:55

‘Right to privacy breached’: Rights group vows to take UK govt to court over DRIP law
Emergency legislation on data retention and investigatory powers rushed through the UK parliament breach the right to privacy enshrined in human rights law, claim activists pursuing court action against the British government.

18.07.2014 15:00

​FedEx faces trial for drug trafficking
Shipping giant Federal Express has been indicted for drug trafficking for illegal online pharmacies and conspiracy to traffic controlled substances by the US Department of Justice.

18.07.2014 12:13

​Trans-woman must file for divorce to get gender change recognized, ECHR rules
The European Court of Human Rights has thrust support behind the Finnish government’s decision to force a man, who underwent gender reassignment surgery, to annul his marriage if he wants to update his national and travel IDs.

17.07.2014 15:40

San Diego strippers sue cops for photographing them nude during ‘club inspections’
The San Diego Police Department was hit with a lawsuit this week by 30 strippers who say local cops violated their rights during licensing inspections that occurred at two area establishments since 2013.

17.07.2014 18:31

Connecticut trooper admits to stealing cash, gold crucifix from dying motorcyclist
A veteran Connecticut state trooper faces a year and a half in prison after he pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing a dying motorcyclist’s cash and gold crucifix at the scene of a 2012 crash.

17.07.2014 18:01

PM Cameron’s porn filter adviser fronts court over child indecency rap
​David Cameron’s senior adviser on internet porn filters has appeared at crown court accused of child indecency offenses.

17.07.2014 12:05

What happens in Vegas... may be getting wiretapped
Welcome to Las Vegas, where the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’ is also the wiretapping capital of the country, according to a new report unveiling the number of wiretap authorizations by law enforcement in each state.

16.07.2014 23:15

California's 'dysfunctional' death penalty struck down, ruled unconstitutional
A federal judge has struck down the death penalty in California, declaring it unconstitutional due to lengthy delays in execution. The judge vacated the death sentence for a man condemned to die by the state nearly two decades ago.

16.07.2014 21:48

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