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Housing lawsuit: M&T Bank discriminates against African-Americans, Asians, Latinos
A two-year investigation into the mortgage lending practices of M&T Bank found it routinely favored white borrowers over black, Latino, and Asian borrowers in its lending practices – a violation of the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

11.02.2015 01:49

Court muzzles Croatian dog at night, prompting barking response on social media
A Croatian court has ordered that a dog named Medo must let sleeping neighbors lie, and has warned his owner he will have to pay some €2,800 ($3,160) if the barking pooch doesn’t keep a lid on it for the night.

10.02.2015 12:58

‘Delete our data’: Privacy advocates confront GCHQ after court rules human rights were breached
Privacy campaigners are demanding that British intelligence agency GCHQ delete personal data collected unlawfully and are urging members of the public to do the same.

10.02.2015 12:56

Guarding Assange is ‘sucking police resources’ - Met chief
Round-the-clock surveillance of the Ecuadorian Embassy - where WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange is holed up - is to be reviewed, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has said. The operation has cost taxpayers £10 million.

10.02.2015 11:46

‘Illegal under EU law:’ UK judge refers Rosneft’s sanctions lawsuit to European Court of Justice
A lawsuit brought by Russian oil firm Rosneft challenging sanctions imposed on Moscow has been referred to the European Court of Justice. Rosneft’s lawyers maintain the sanctions were hastily implemented and are illegal under EU law.

10.02.2015 09:17

‘Your turn to be f**ked!’ FEMEN attacks ex-IMF chief at his trial for ‘aggravated pimping’
FEMEN, the topless activist group, is at it again. The target this time was former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The naked ladies aggressively accosted him outside a courthouse, where he is being tried for his lavish sex tastes.

10.02.2015 11:32

Estonian Holocaust exhibit ‘outrageous and disgusting example of poor taste’
A Holocaust exhibition in Estonia mocks the victims of the terrible tragedy and is a totally perverted way to mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, says Efraim Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem.

10.02.2015 11:09

Oklahoma considering ‘efficient’ gas chambers for executions
Oklahoma lawmakers are pushing for the state to become the first in the nation to allow the use of nitrogen gas for the execution of death row prisoners.

09.02.2015 23:29

Cop gets 30 months for bribery after coercing sexual favors from defendants
An ex-cop will spend the next 30 months in prison after admitting that he offered to help three women facing federal drug charges receive light sentences in exchange for sexual favors.

09.02.2015 20:24

9/11 trial on hold after Gitmo detainees accuse translator of being CIA torturer
​A military judge halted a hearing at Guantanamo Bay on Monday when two detainees being tried in connection with the September 11 terror attacks said they recognized their translator from a secret CIA prison where they were formerly held.

09.02.2015 18:04

New Mexico sheriff foils IRS attempt to seize resident’s property – report
A sheriff in New Mexico physically stopped US Marshals from enforcing Internal Revenue Service orders at a residential property, later calling on the IRS to halt a public auction of the premises until the tax-owing homeowner's court appeal is heard.

09.02.2015 19:30

Ferguson sued for municipal fines & jailing those who can't pay
Challenging municipal ticketing operations, lawsuits filed against the St. Louis suburbs of Ferguson and Jennings allege the mass of fines and jailings over minor offenses amount to a “municipal scheme designed to brutalize, to punish, and to profit."

09.02.2015 17:30