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Professor sues Cambridge Analytica to find out what it knows about him

A New York professor filed a legal claim against a data company that worked for President Donald Trump's campaign in a British court Friday in a case that could shed light on how millions of American voters were targeted online in the run-up to the 2016 election.

Suits and Litigation (Civil)

Trump’s Lawyers Claim Stormy Daniels Violated Confidentiality Agreement at Least 20 Times

In a court filing, the president weighs in for the first time directly on a case in which a porn actress was paid $130,000 to stay silent about an affair she claims she had with him.


BRIEF-‍Hydro One, Avista Reach Settlement In Principle In Washington Merger Case​



London court rules UK spy behind Trump dossier must give evidence in U.S. libel trial

LONDON (Reuters) - Former British spy Christopher Steele, who compiled a "dossier" of allegations linking U.S. President Donald Trump to Russia, must give a deposition in a U.S. libel case, lawyers for the Russian businessman involved said on Friday.

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Jacob Zuma to Be Prosecuted on Corruption Charges

The charges against the former South African leader were the latest chapter in a long-running corruption case that tarnished the country’s governing African National Congress for years.


Istanbul taxi drivers go to court to seek shutdown of Uber

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Istanbul's taxi drivers have taken Uber to court, accusing the U.S.-based ride-hailing app of endangering their livelihoods in a case that could crimp its business in Europe's largest city.


Turkey denies report of attempt to kidnap businessman in Switzerland

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Friday denied as "baseless allegations" a Swiss media report that Turkish diplomats tried to abduct a Swiss-Turkish businessman allegedly linked to the 2016 failed coup in Turkey, a case now under investigation by Zurich prosecutors.

California Today

California Today: California Today: A Case Against Cuts to Public Pensions

Friday: Joan Baez on retirement, a former reporter now homeless and the death of a retail mecca


Zaha Hadid’s Desert Think Tank: Environmental Beauty and Efficiency

The sprawling, $1 billion showcase in Saudi Arabia was inspired by the geometries found in honeycombs and soap bubbles.


Nerve agent planted in luggage of Russian agent's daughter: The Telegraph

LONDON (Reuters) - The military-grade nerve toxin that poisoned former Russian agent Sergei Skripal was planted in his daughter's suitcase before she left Moscow, The Telegraph newspaper reported, citing unidentified sources.

47 more cases of salmonella linked to dietary supplement

Forty-seven more individuals have become ill with salmonella linked to products containing the Southeast Asian plant kratom, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.


Streaming Soon: A Fight Over AT&T, Time Warner, and the Future of TV

The Justice Department’s case to block AT&T’s $85 billion merger with Time Warner is set for trial next week, in one of the most anticipated antitrust battles in years.

Andrew McCabe is set to retire Sunday, but could lose his job -- and pension -- if a recommendation is followed

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is currently at the Justice Department meeting with the deputy attorney general's office making his case why he should not be fired days before his 50th birthday and lose his pension, a source familiar with the meeting said.


Asylum seekers sue U.S. government over prolonged detention

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of migrants seeking asylum in the United States sued the Trump administration on Thursday, claiming the government is unfairly keeping them in custody while they pursue their cases in immigration court.


South Africa expects listeria infections to increase

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's health minister expects the infections from the worst listeria outbreak in history that has killed 180 people since January last year to increase and warned that there could also be other cases in the southern Africa region.

US diplomats told not to share details on Tillerson firing

Just after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's sudden firing Tuesday morning, American diplomats at posts spanning the globe were then increasingly surprised -- and in some cases disturbed -- to receive guidance from Washington telling them not to post or retweet the statement from Undersecretary of State Steve Goldstein on how Tillerson was fired by President Donald Trump, according to multiple diplomats who spoke to CNN about the guidance.

Daniels' lawyer says other women are considering legal cases against Trump

The lawyer representing Stormy Daniels says that, on the heels of her lawsuit against Donald Trump, several other women are now exploring the possibility of legal action against the President.


BRIEF-Frankly Says Lawsuit Against Co by Gannaway Entertainment, Albert Gannaway III, Samantha Gannaway Dismissed



Widow of Orlando nightclub gunman knew of his plans, prosecutors say

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - The widow of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in 2016 cased locations for the attack with her husband and did nothing to stop his deadly plans, prosecutors told jurors at her federal trial on Wednesday.


Myanmar urged not to drag out case against Reuters reporters

YANGON (Reuters) - Some international observers urged Myanmar on Wednesday not to drag out legal proceedings against two Reuters journalists, as they appeared in court for the 10th time since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers.


U.S. court upholds most of Texas law to punish 'sanctuary cities'

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court panel on Tuesday upheld most of a Republican-backed Texas law to punish "sanctuary cities," allowing it to remain in effect while the case is being fought in a lower court.


Florida prosecutor seeks death penalty for accused school shooter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Florida prosecutors will seek the death penalty in the case against Nikolas Cruz, the former student accused of carrying out the shooting spree last month at a Parkland high school in which 17 people were killed, according to a notice filed in court on Tuesday.


Namibia records first listeria case after it kills 180 in South Africa

WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia's health minister said on Tuesday it had recorded its first case of listeriosis, the biggest recorded outbreak of which has killed over 180 people and infected almost 970 in neighboring South Africa.


Ireland refers extradition case to ECJ over Polish law changes

DUBLIN (Reuters) - An Irish High Court judge has referred a Polish extradition case to Europe's top court over concerns that recent judicial reforms have been "so immense" that the rule of law in Poland has been systematically damaged.


UPDATE 1-Richemont in talks to sell Lancel to Italy's Piquadro in fashion revamp

ZURICH, March 13 (Reuters) - Luxury goods group Richemont is in exclusive talks to sell its underperforming French Lancel leather brand to Italian high-end briefcase maker Piquadro, to put its struggling fashion and accessories business back on track.

A sixth grader makes a will 'just in case' of a school shooting

As Javon Davies reads out a list of his most prized possessions, it's hard not to smile: His Playstation, his video games, his TV, his cat. It's typical sixth grade stuff through and through.


Mexico says arrests drug gang suspect in case of 43 murdered students

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico said on Monday it had arrested a suspected drug gang member regarded as key figure in the kidnapping and massacre of 43 student teachers 3 1/2 years ago.


Trump ex-aide Manafort's lawyer to seek dismissal of oligarch's lawsuit

(Reuters) - The lawyer defending U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort against a Russian oligarch's allegations of fraud will seek to dismiss the case, he said on Monday.


Japan PM, finance minister under fire over suspected cronyism scandal

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's finance ministry on Monday acknowledged that documents in a suspected cronyism scandal had been doctored, said a senior ruling party official, as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ally Finance Minister Taro Aso over the case.


Casey wins Valspar as Woods finishes one stroke behind

(Reuters) - Englishman Paul Casey surged to victory at the Valspar Championship in Florida on Sunday as Tiger Woods came tantalisingly close to ending his five-year drought.


Japan government says documents in suspected cronyism case were doctored: LDP official

TOKYO (Reuters) - A senior member of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) said government representatives told him on Monday that documents related to a suspected cronyism scandal had been doctored.


Colorado investigator relents after being jailed for refusing to testify in death-row case

DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado criminal defense investigator, jailed for refusing to testify in a death row inmate's appeal because of her religious beliefs, has agreed to comply with a prosecution subpoena that could set her free, her attorney said on Sunday.


Casey savours extra special victory, beating Tiger at Valspar

(Reuters) - Paul Casey was always going to savour his second win on the PGA Tour, but beating Tiger Woods made Sunday's victory at the Valspar Championship even more special.

Arrest made in cold case murder of 15-year-old

A North Carolina man was arrested Friday in the October 1986 slaying of 15-year-old Tracy Gilpin in a case with personal connections to the leader of the Massachusetts State Police.


Woods two behind leader Casey during Valspar final round

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods trailed surprise leader Paul Casey by two strokes as the cream rose to the top during the final round at the Valspar Championship in Florida on Sunday.


Iran reveals British-Iranian dual citizen jailed six years for spying

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran revealed on Sunday that it had sentenced an unidentified Iranian-British dual citizen to six years in jail for spying for Britain, in a case that appears not to have previously been disclosed.


Saudi sets up departments to investigate, prosecute corruption cases: royal decree

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman has ordered the establishment of specialized departments in the public prosecutor's office to investigate and prosecute corruption cases, the government's information office said in a statement on Sunday.


Japan PM, finance minister face mounting pressure over suspected cronyism scandal

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ally, Finance Minister Taro Aso, face mounting pressure over a suspected cronyism scandal as the finance ministry prepares to report on Monday that documents in the case were doctored.

Fox host to Trump: Don't reward poaching

The federal government has quietly said it will consider big game trophy imports on a "case-by-case" basis, an issue that split President Donald Trump and his Interior Department.

Artificial Intelligence

Opinion: Eyes Here: Weekend Reads From the Opinion Section

In case you want to get caught up, here are some of our favorite recent pieces.


Impax to pay $35 million to settle part of Solodyn antitrust litigation

BOSTON (Reuters) - Impax Laboratories Inc has agreed to pay $35 million to resolve part of litigation over claims it entered into an anticompetitive deal in a patent case to delay releasing a generic version of the acne medication Solodyn.


Impax to pay $35 mln to settle part of Solodyn antitrust litigation

BOSTON, March 10 (Reuters) - Impax Laboratories Inc has agreed to pay $35 million to resolve part of litigation over claims it entered into an anticompetitive deal in a patent case to delay releasing a generic version of the acne medication Solodyn.


U.S. Justice Department, AT&T spar over merger in final pre-trial documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department and AT&T Inc on Friday presented starkly different futures for online video if the wireless and pay-TV giant is allowed to buy Time Warner Inc, as they laid out their cases for a blockbuster antitrust trial.

Telephones and Telecommunications

AT&T Backs Off Political Argument in Antitrust Case

AT&T has said the government blocked the company’s deal with Time Warner because of presidential politics. But that argument was absent in a filing on Friday.

Immigration and Emigration

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Can’t Stop the Sanctuary Movement

A Supreme Court case from the ’90s clearly establishes California’s right to stay out of federal deportation efforts.


Pennsylvania Republicans make case for scrapping new Congress map

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A panel of three federal judges heard arguments on Friday in the latest attempt by Pennsylvania Republicans to block a court-imposed map of voting districts that could boost Democrats' chances of winning control of the U.S. Congress this year.

Law firm handling Stormy Daniels case for Cohen also did legal work with Trump campaign

The lawyer handling the Stormy Daniels scandal for President Donald Trump's corporate and personal representative, Michael Cohen, comes from the same small New York law firm that earned thousands of dollars from the Trump campaign at the end of last year.


Austrian president fumes as police raids set off political storm

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's president has demanded explanations over police raids targeting offices and staff of the main domestic intelligence service, in a case that has stoked concerns about the far right's control of the Interior Ministry.


Bitcoin falls to lowest level in three-and-a-half weeks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin dropped below $9,000 on Friday to its lowest level in 3-1/2 weeks on concerns about regulatory clamp down around the world following cases of large thefts of digital currencies.

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Corner Office: Merck C.E.O. Ken Frazier on Death Row Cases and the Corporate Soul

Corner Office, a regular interview with leading C.E.O.s, returns. In the first installment, Ken Frazier talks about race, justice and his break with President Trump.

Clifford, Stephanie (1979- )

Stormy Daniels Lawsuit Opens Door to Further Trouble for Trump

The actress’s case, seeking to break an agreement to keep silent about an alleged affair with the president, could lead to his having to testify in a deposition.


Review: In ‘Good for Otto,’ a Case of Psychiatrist, Shrink Thyself

David Rabe’s dramedy is set in the emotional war zone of a mental health center, where the patients are colorful and the therapists are troubled.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Contributor: The Case for Trump’s Tariffs and ‘America First’ Economics

The U.S. needs an alternative to a free-trade system that has hollowed out the factory towns that once made America great.

Suits and Litigation (Civil)

Judge Floats Idea to Settle @realDonaldTrump Twitter Blocking Case

Seven Twitter users filed suit after they were blocked by President Trump’s account. At a hearing on Thursday, the main topic was the nature of Twitter.

Colleges and Universities

Yale Rape Verdict Shows How ‘Yes Means Yes’ Can Be Murkier in Court

The acquittal in the case of Saifullah Khan showed how the consent standards that have been adopted at colleges may differ from those that prevail off-campus.


TV special to show 'charismatic' but 'manic' O.J. Simpson

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The O.J. Simpson double murder case returns to U.S. television on Sunday with a 2006 interview that producers say will give viewers an unprecedented glimpse into the mind of the former football star.

CDC identifies a mystery cluster of deaths among dentists

A cluster of cases of a progressive lung disease occurred among dentists and other dental workers treated at one Virginia care center, according to Thursday's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Blatter says he wants FIFA to reconsider his case

ZURICH (Reuters) - Banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter intends to ask the ethics committee of the global soccer body to reconsider his case and lift his six-year ban from the sport.


Big names, high hopes for multi-racial 'Wrinkle in Time'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A month after "Black Panther" showcased black excellence in the form of a superhero movie, "A Wrinkle in Time" is hoping to do the same through a beloved American children's novel.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Trial of Peter Madsen, Accused of Murdering Journalist Kim Wall, Opens in Denmark

The inventor is said to have killed and dismembered Ms. Wall after inviting her onto his self-built submarine, in a case that has garnered worldwide attention.

Police: Russian spy was deliberately poisoned

UK police say former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were deliberately poisoned by a nerve agent. The case is now being investigated as "attempted murder by a nerve agent." Officials are calling for an investigation of more than a dozen other people linked to Russia. CNN's Phil Black reports


Trump won Stormy Daniels legal case in arbitration: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has already won a legal case against adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in arbitration, his spokeswoman said on Wednesday, a day after Daniels sued seeking to invalidate a "hush agreement" she signed with Trump's lawyer.

Russian and his daughter are critically ill in a case that British police are treating as attempted murder


Britain says former Russian spy poisoned with nerve agent

SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - A nerve agent was used to deliberately poison a former Russian double agent and his daughter, Britain's top counter-terrorism officer said on Wednesday, in a case that threatens to further damage London's ties with Moscow.


Third rape case filed against Muslim scholar Ramadan

PARIS (Reuters) - A 45-year-old woman filed a new rape case in France on Wednesday against Swiss academic Tariq Ramadan, the third against the Islamic studies professor, judicial sources said on Wednesday.


Triathlon: Attackers attempt to saw off South African athlete's legs

(Reuters) - Chainsaw-wielding assailants attempted to hack South African triathlete Mhlengi Gwala's legs off, police said on Wednesday, describing the unprovoked attack as a case of attempted murder.


BRIEF-Caseys General Stores Reports Qtrly Earnings Per Share $5.08



Britain knows more about mystery substance behind illness of Russian double agent

SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday that investigators now knew more about a mystery substance that struck down a former Russian double agent and his daughter in an English city, in a case that threatens to further damage already strained ties with Moscow.


Europe's medicines regulator calls for recall of Biogen, AbbVie multiple sclerosis drug

(Reuters) - Europe's medicines regulator recommended the immediate suspension and recall of Biogen Inc and AbbVie Inc's multiple sclerosis drug Zinbryta, following 12 reports of inflammation of the brain, three of which cases were fatal.


Massachusetts top court weighs 20-day voter registration cutoff

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' top court on Tuesday weighed whether it should declare a requirement that people must register to vote 20 days before an election unconstitutional, in a case that could impact the ability of thousands of citizens to cast ballots.

Opinion: Nunberg shouldn't poke the bear

Someone should explain to Sam Nunberg that federal subpoenas are not friend requests. They are not suggestions. They are commands to appear before a grand jury investigating whether there is probable cause to issue an indictment in a criminal case.


Kobe Steel admits data fraud went on nearly five decades, CEO to quit

TOKYO (Reuters) - Kobe Steel Ltd admitted on Tuesday its data fraud has been going on nearly five decades and also revealed new cases of cheating, highlighting the challenges facing the 112-year-old company mired in compliance failures and malfeasance.

France to set age of sexual consent at 15 after rape outcry

France's government has proposed setting a formal age of sexual consent after two-high profile cases involving 11-year-old girls, according to the country's Equality Minister.


Tennis: LTA president steps aside pending investigation of 2004 assault case

LONDON (Reuters) - Martin Corrie, the president of Britain's Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), has stepped aside pending an investigation into the handling of a 2004 sexual assault allegation against a coach.


BRIEF-Retrophin Announces Appointment Of Casey Logan As Vice President Of Corporate Development



Former Netanyahu spokesman signs state's witness deal in graft probe: Justice Ministry

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A former spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has signed a state's witness deal in one of the corruption cases revolving around the Israeli leader, the Justice Ministry said on Monday.

Sex Crimes

A Famed Doctor, a Troubled Prosecutor and a Case That Went Untried

Before Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar was imprisoned for abusing gymnasts, a local prosecutor’s office opted not to pursue charges. The prosecutor had his own troubles.

Classified Information and State Secrets

The Day the Queen Was Almost Shot

The New Zealand police plan to re-examine the case of a teenager who tried to shoot Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1981, and who was never charged with attempted murder.


Cardinal George Pell Confronts Charges of ‘Historical Sexual Offenses’

Cardinal Pell is the highest-ranking Vatican official to be so charged. Here’s what we know about the case and how it will be shaped by Australia’s courts.


Indian police say gold bribes given in $2 billion bank fraud case

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An official of India's Punjab National Bank received gold and diamond jewelry from a billionaire jeweler accused of being involved in a $2 billion bank fraud, the federal police told a court on Saturday.


Mexico prepares to make arrests in disappearance of student teachers

(Reuters) - Mexican authorities are preparing to arrest dozens of people implicated in the kidnapping and alleged murder of 43 student teachers in southern Mexico more than three years ago, the prosecutor in charge of the case said on Friday.


Three Australians die, more sick in listeria outbreak tied to melons

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Three people have died and 12 others have fallen ill in a national listeria outbreak linked to contaminated rockmelons, and more cases are expected, Australian health authorities said.


Gazprom seeks to halt Ukraine gas contracts as dispute escalates

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russia's Gazprom said on Friday it would terminate its gas contracts with Ukraine after it lost a court case, escalating a dispute which has left Ukraine struggling to stay warm and which the EU said could threaten gas flows to Europe.


Benjamin Netanyahu Is Questioned in 3rd Corruption Case in Israel

The prime minister and his wife were interviewed by the police about graft allegations involving a telecommunications tycoon. Mr. Netanyahu has denied all wrongdoing.


Israeli police question Netanyahu in corruption case

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara on Friday for the first time in a corruption case that involves the country's largest telecommunications company, Israel Radio said.

Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues

Op-Ed Contributor: The Supreme Court Case That Could Give Tech Giants More Power

The last thing we need at this time is for Amazon, Facebook and Google to avoid antitrust scrutiny.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: Getting Better All the Time?

In “It’s Better Than It Looks,” Gregg Easterbrook argues the case for optimism in a time of troubles.


Israeli police question Netanyahu in telecoms corruption case

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday for the first time in a corruption case that involves the country's largest telecommunications company Bezeq, Israel Radio said.


Ex-New York police official pleads guilty to misusing police resources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former New York City police official on Thursday pleaded guilty to misusing police department resources for the benefit of a businessman charged in a wide-ranging corruption case.


Transparency? Check. Results? Stay tuned. Trump TV rocks DC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a case of reality TV meets Washington, President Donald Trump is bringing television cameras into normally private White House talks with lawmakers that feature sharp debates and, seemingly, policy-making on the fly.


U.N. says Russia's eastern Ghouta aid plan not enough

GENEVA (Reuters) - A Russian plan for a five-hour pause in fighting in Syria's eastern Ghouta needs to be expanded to allow aid deliveries to enter and civilians and urgent medical cases to leave, United Nations officials said on Thursday.

Organized Labor

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Supreme Court’s Power Play Against Labor

The political nature of the case against public employee unions was on full display in oral arguments this week.

Ortega, Yoselyn

Jurors in Nanny Trial Prepare to Hear Emotional Case

The trial of Yoselyn Ortega, accused of killing two children in her care, is to begin on Thursday in State Supreme Court in Manhattan.


Senators will try to pull U.S. from Yemen war

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers unveiled plans on Wednesday to use a decades-old law to force a Senate vote on whether to pull the country out of a foreign conflict, in this case the civil war in Yemen.

Trump to lawmakers: 'Take the gun first, go through due process second' in some cases

President Donald Trump, during a bipartisan meeting Wednesday with lawmakers to discuss school safety and gun measures, said it might be better in some cases to allow law enforcement to confiscate weapons from potentially disturbed individuals before allowing due process.

United States Olympic Committee

Scott Blackmun Steps Down as Head of U.S.O.C. Under Pressure From Larry Nassar Case

A congressional inquiry into the Olympic organization’s handling of allegations of sex abuse had intensified scrutiny of Blackmun, the chief executive.


Supreme Court wrestles with Minnesota voter apparel case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday grappled over the legality of a Minnesota law barring people from wearing overtly political apparel at polling places, with some justices indicating it infringes on free speech rights and others worrying about voter intimidation.

Prosecutors directly link Netanyahu to another graft probe

For the first time, prosecutors directly linked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to what is known as Case 4000, alleging he gave regulatory benefits worth up to 1 billion shekels (approximately $280 million) to his friend in exchange for favorable media coverage.


'Forgetful' Myanmar witness in Reuters reporters' case writes key detail on his hand

YANGON (Reuters) - A witness in the case of two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar told a courtroom on Wednesday that he wrote notes on his hand about where the pair were arrested to jog his memory while giving testimony. The location of the arrests has emerged as a key point of contention in the proceedings to decide whether Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, will be charged under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.

'Unsolved' digs back into murders of Tupac and Biggie

"Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G." wants to bring a "True Detective"-like approach to these sensational cases, and winds up feeling more like the latest miniseries version of "Law & Order." That's not necessarily a bad thing, but there's an earnest banality to this USA network limited series, which tackles the story largely from a law-enforcement perspective, while operating on three separate planes.