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Oregon militants acquitted of conspiracy in wildlife refuge seizure

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:03:44 -0400

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - A federal court jury on Thursday acquitted anti-government militant leader Ammon Bundy and six followers of conspiracy charges stemming from their role in the armed takeover of a U.S. wildlife center in Oregon earlier this year.(image)

Lawyer says U.S. Supreme Justice Thomas groped her in 1999

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:31:25 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A woman who works as a corporate lawyer with an Alaska energy company has accused U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of groping her in 1999, a charge he called "preposterous" and untrue.(image)

Police arrest 16 in crackdown on North Dakota pipeline protesters

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:01:05 -0400

(Reuters) - Sixteen Native Americans and other protesters were arrested in North Dakota on Thursday in the latest clash between police and demonstrators seeking to halt construction of a disputed oil pipeline.(image)

U.S. charges 61 over India-based impersonation scam

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:59:12 -0400

(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department charged 61 people and entities on Thursday with taking part in a scam involving India-based call centers where agents impersonated Internal Revenue Service, immigration and other federal officials and demanded payments for nonexistent debts.(image)

Obama shortens prison sentences for 98 convicts: White House

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:39:07 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama shortened the prison sentences for 98 convicts serving time for drug-related offenses in his latest round of commutations, including for 42 people serving life sentences, the White House said on Thursday.(image)

U.S. lawmakers raise privacy concerns over new hacking rules

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:10:18 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. Congress on Thursday asked the Justice Department to clarify how a looming rule change to the government's hacking powers could impact privacy rights of innocent Americans.(image)

Whistleblower's lawyer accuses Penn State of malice in Sandusky scandal

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:40:47 -0400

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - A lawyer for a former Penn State assistant football coach told jurors on Thursday the school treated his client with malice in firing him after finding out he was a key witness against Jerry Sandusky, a former coach eventually convicted of molesting boys.(image)

Ex-Colorado policeman gets 16 years for fatal on-duty shooting

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:06:23 -0400

DENVER (Reuters) - A former Colorado police officer convicted of murder for fatally shooting a man in the back while on duty two years ago was sentenced on Thursday to 16 years in prison, authorities said.(image)

New Jersey man pleads guilty to charge in Rutgers cyber bullying case

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:43:21 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former Rutgers University student whose high-profile cyber bullying conviction was overturned last month pleaded guilty on Thursday to attempted invasion of privacy, prosecutors said.(image)

U.S. judge OKs historic $265 million settlement in 2015 Amtrak derailment

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:30:53 -0400

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday signed off on a record $265 million settlement over an Amtrak passenger train crash in Philadelphia in 2015 that killed eight people and injured about 200 others, court records showed.(image)