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Oregon woman ignited massive fire for ‘bored’ firefighters, heads to prison
An Oregon woman convicted of igniting an enormous wildfire simply to give firefighters something to put out will now spend more than one year in jail.

04.09.2014 22:41

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell found guilty of corruption
Robert McDonnell, the former governor of Virginia from 2010 through earlier this year, was found guilty by jury on Thursday of 11 counts involving corrupt conduct carried out while running the state.

04.09.2014 19:16

VIDEO: Man refuses to let cops search house without warrant, films police despite protests
A video recently uploaded to Facebook shows a man demanding a search warrant of police officers at his door who claimed the man could be harboring a criminal. Police in the US are generally required to have a search warrant to enter a home.

04.09.2014 15:56

US judge: BP's reckless conduct led to 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill
A federal judge on Thursday said oil giant BP acted with gross negligence ahead of the catastrophic 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico, paving the way for the corporation to pay perhaps billions of dollars in fines.

04.09.2014 14:54

DNA clears N. Carolina’s longest-serving death row inmate & his half-brother
North Carolina on Wednesday released an inmate who has served three decades on death row – a day after declaring he and his half-brother were innocent in the 1983 rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl.

04.09.2014 03:32

Arizona forces statuary rape victim to pay child support
A 24-year-old Arizona man is being asked to pay more than $15,000 in child support for a daughter he fathered at the age of 14 — and didn’t know existed until two years ago.

03.09.2014 20:46

NSA defends dragnet collection of Americans’ phone records in appeals court
A federal appeals panel heard arguments in New York City on Tuesday from attorneys representing the American Civil Liberties Union and the United States government as the court considers the future of a controversial phone surveillance program.

03.09.2014 15:44

Guatemala defies ‘Monsanto Law’ pushed by US as part of trade agreement
The highest court in Guatemala has suspended the controversial 'Monsanto Law,' a provision of a US-Central American trade agreement, that would insulate transnational seed corporations considered to have “discovered" new plant varieties.

03.09.2014 15:00

Military lawyer resigns in protest of ‘show trial’ of accused 9-11 mastermind
Last week, a US military lawyer on the defense team for self-proclaimed 9/11-attacks mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army in protest of the “show trial” conducted by the US at Guantanamo Bay.

02.09.2014 17:11

Muslim barred from France’s nuclear sites due to alleged jihadist ties
A Muslim engineer has been barred from France’s nuclear sites due to his alleged ties with jihadists, who were recruiting youngsters to fight the US soldier in Iraq, say the officials. His lawyer says this is a case of Islamophobia.

02.09.2014 12:06

Texas governor’s verified Twitter sends offensive messages to his political opponents
A tweet from Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s verified account on Sunday featured an image mocking the Democratic district attorney central to an indictment against Perry charging abuse of power. Perry deleted the tweet, saying he did “not condone” the message.

02.09.2014 14:04

Cameron’s bid to block returning British jihadists hits legal snag
David Cameron’s plan to block British-born jihadists fighting with the Islamic State (IS) from re-entering the UK are in tatters, as he acknowledged that rendering citizens stateless would contravene international law.

02.09.2014 08:16

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