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Ecuador court sentences VP to six years in jail in Odebrecht graft case

QUITO (Reuters) - An Ecuadorean court on Wednesday sentenced Vice President Jorge Glas to six years in jail after finding him guilty of receiving bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht [ODBCT.UL] in return for handing the scandal-ridden firm state contracts.

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UPDATE 1-Ecuador court sentences VP to six years in jail in Odebrecht graft case

QUITO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - An Ecuadorean court on Wednesday sentenced Vice President Jorge Glas to six years in jail after finding him guilty of receiving bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in return for handing the scandal-ridden firm state contracts.

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Ex-New York town official sentenced to two-and-half years for bond fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former elected official of a New York City suburb was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison on Wednesday following his conviction in what U.S. prosecutors have called the first criminal securities fraud case brought over municipal bonds.

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U.S. judge orders special counsel to turn over evidence on Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday to turn over any potential evidence that could be material for when he sentences President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

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BRIEF-Stepan CFO Scott Beamer To Resign - SEC Filing

* STEPAN SAYS ON DEC 8, SCOTT BEAMER, CFO, NOTIFIED CO HE INTENDS TO RESIGN - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Coda Octopus Group Names Michael Midgley Chief Financial Officer

* MIDGLEY WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF COMPANY'S WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY, CODA OCTOPUS COLMEK Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Trump's push to cut federal jobs has modest impact, mostly in defense

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's campaign to shrink the "bloated federal bureaucracy" so far has made a small dent in the federal workforce, and that largely because of a decline in civilian defense jobs.

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British banker to appeal against life sentence for Hong Kong double murder

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A British banker, jailed for life in Hong Kong last year for the murder of two Indonesian women he tortured and raped in his luxury apartment, is due to launch an appeal on Tuesday.

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1 sentence explains Trump's view of presidency

In this terrific New York Times piece on Donald Trump in the White House, one line stood out to me as absolutely critical to understanding how the 45th President of the United States approaches the job.

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HSBC announces end to suspended sentence for Mexican cartel case

LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - HSBC on Monday said its deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice has expired, marking an end to the threat of further punishment for lapses in its anti-money laundering controls.

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Retro Report: From 200 Years Ago, a Lesson About Mass Killings

Historians say violent behavior that gave rise to the phrase “run amok” — and then subsided — can teach us about mass killings today.

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Trump escalates his rhetoric following the plea deal reached by fired national security adviser Michael Flynn

President Donald Trump's escalating assault on the "rigged" and "sick" institutions of the government that he leads may portend an ominous end game to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

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Priest gets life sentence in cold-case murder of Texas beauty queen

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A retired Catholic priest convicted of murdering a former beauty queen who came to him for confession was sentenced to life in prison by a jury in south Texas on Friday, local media reported, ending a cold case that has troubled the community for nearly 60 years.

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Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky's son sentenced for child sex crimes

(Reuters) - The adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University assistant football coach convicted of sexually abusing young boys, was sentenced on Friday to serve up to seven years in prison for child sex crimes, a court official said.

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BRIEF-Destination Xl Group Entered Into Letter Agreement With Prescott Group Capital Management

* DESTINATION XL GROUP - ON DEC 6, CO ENTERED INTO LETTER AGREEMENT WITH PRESCOTT GROUP CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.L.C. & AFFILIATES & THEIR ASSOCIATES

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BRIEF-Westmoreland Resource Partners Appoints Michael Hutchinson As Interim Chief Executive Officer

* WESTMORELAND RESOURCE PARTNERS LP SAYS ON DEC 5, BOARD APPOINTED MICHAEL HUTCHINSON TO SERVE AS INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - SEC FILING Source text - http://bit.ly/2kChp5Y Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Pearson Plc Appoints Michael Lynton To Board Of Directors

* APPOINTS MICHAEL LYNTON, CHAIRMAN OF SNAPCHAT AND FORMER CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF SONY ENTERTAINMENT TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Judge presiding over Michael Flynn criminal case is recused: court

(Reuters) - The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia judge presiding over the criminal case for President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been recused from handling the case, a court spokeswoman said on Thursday.

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U.S. judge presiding over Michael Flynn criminal case is recused: court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia judge presiding over the criminal case for President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been recused from handling the case, a court spokeswoman said on Thursday.

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Partial justice for Walter Scott isn't nearly enough

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U.S. delays rule on methane emissions from federal lands

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will delay an Obama-era rule limiting emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations on federal and tribal lands, it said on Thursday, a move slammed by environmentalists.

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Trump to undergo a physical at Walter Reed

President Donald Trump will undergo a physical examination early next year and allow doctors to release details of his medical evaluation, keeping with past precedent.

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Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor sentenced

Larry Nassar, the disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor who admitted to sexually abusing underage girls, has been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison on child pornography charges, a court official said Thursday.

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U.S. gymnastics team doctor sentenced to 60 years for child pornography

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor accused of sexually assaulting gymnasts, to 60 years in prison on federal child pornography charges that grew out of a sex abuse investigation.

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Ex-South Carolina cop sentenced to 20 years in prison for black motorist's death

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A white former South Carolina policeman caught on video shooting an unarmed black man in the back was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday in a federal civil rights case connected to the 2015 killing.

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U.S. gymnastics team doctor sentenced to 60 years on child pornography charges

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor accused of sexually assaulting gymnasts, to 60 years in prison on federal child pornography charges that grew out of a sex abuse investigation, local media reported.

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Michael Slager, Officer Who Killed Walter Scott, Gets 20-Year Sentence

A federal judge announced the sentence nearly seven months after Michael T. Slager pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of Walter L. Scott in North Charleston, S.C.

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BRIEF-Adobe Names Scott Belsky As Chief Product Officer And EVP, Creative Cloud

* ADOBE NAMES SCOTT BELSKY AS CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER AND EVP, CREATIVE CLOUD

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BRIEF-Orbital ATK Receives Second Request From Federal Trade Commission

* ORBITAL ATK RECEIVES SECOND REQUEST FROM FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

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Volkswagen executive sentenced to seven years for U.S. emissions fraud

DETROIT (Reuters) - A U.S.-based Volkswagen AG executive who oversaw emissions issues was sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $400,000 by a judge on Wednesday for his role in a diesel emissions scandal that has cost the German automaker as much as $30 billion.

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Florida man sentenced to 15 years in prison for vandalizing mosque

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A man who vandalized a Florida mosque in January 2016 and left a raw slab of bacon on its doorstep was sentenced to 15 years in prison on a hate crime conviction, a state attorney's spokesman said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-The Federal Court Of Appeals Has Ruled To Uphold The Suspension Order Against The Volta Grande Project Construction Licence

* BELO SUN REPORTS THAT THE FEDERAL COURT OF APPEALS HAS RULED TO UPHOLD THE SUSPENSION ORDER AGAINST THE VOLTA GRANDE PROJECT CONSTRUCTION LICENCE

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Growing length of U.S. freight trains in federal crosshairs after crashes: GAO

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The investigative arm of the U.S. Congress is launching a probe into the safety of increasingly long freight trains being operated by CSX Corp , Union Pacific Corp and other major U.S. railroads to boost profitability, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said.

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Undocumented immigrant who killed woman was indicted on federal charges in case

The undocumented immigrant who fatally shot a young San Francisco woman at a popular tourist spot two years ago has been indicted on two federal charges in connection with the controversial case.

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Illegal immigrant indicted on federal charges after San Francisco murder acquittal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A grand jury on Tuesday indicted on federal charges an illegal immigrant from Mexico who was acquitted last week of murder by a San Francisco jury, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.

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U.S. rejects federal protection for white-tailed prairie dogs

PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) - The white-tailed prairie dog will not be declared an endangered or threatened species after the U.S. government deemed on Tuesday there was no danger despite declines in its population from human development and disease.

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Former Florida congresswoman sentenced to five years for fraud

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Corrine Brown of Florida was sentenced on Monday to five years in prison for her role in helping raise more than $800,000 for a bogus charity that was used as a slush fund, federal court officials said.

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Yemen, Michael Flynn: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Judge to weigh sentence for South Carolina ex-policeman who killed black man

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors said on Monday that a white former South Carolina policeman caught on video shooting an unarmed black man in the back committed murder, while defense lawyers argued their client did not deserve to go to prison for life for his crime.

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Scottish lawmakers to pressure RBS to stop branch closures

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish lawmakers will debate a motion calling for Royal Bank of Scotland to halt planned cuts to its branch network, which opponents say will damage the remote communities they are meant to serve.

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Former U.S. Rep. Brown of Florida sentenced to five years for fraud: report

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Corrine Brown of Florida was sentenced on Monday to five years in prison for her role in helping raise more than $800,000 for a bogus charity that was used as a slush fund, a Jacksonville television station reported.

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Trump says he feels 'very badly' for Michael Flynn

President Donald Trump said Monday he feels "very badly" for Michael Flynn after the former national security adviser pleaded guilty last week to lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia's ambassador.

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Ex-officer to be sentenced in killing of unarmed black man

The Scott family found strength in prayer as they sat through court testimony from the former South Carolina officer who killed Walter Scott two years ago.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Michael Flynn, North Korea, Rohingya: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee is questioning the President's response to former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee rebutted President Donald Trump on Sunday, questioning his response to former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea and backing former FBI Director James Comey.

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Republican Party, Michael Flynn, North Korea: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Jabs at Trump, Michael Flynn and Matt Lauer

“Saturday Night Live” returned after a one-week absence and addressed a very busy news week.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Trump Says He Fired Michael Flynn ‘Because He Lied’ to F.B.I.

President Trump’s tweet was the first time he had said the firing was not solely related to Mr. Flynn’s false statements to Vice President Mike Pence.

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Deported Repeatedly, Man Is Sentenced to 35 Years for Attacks on 2 Oregon Women

The man, Sergio Jose Martinez, a Mexican immigrant, attacked two women on July 24. He received national attention after Attorney General Jeff Sessions highlighted his case.

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Michael Flynn, Tax Bill, Rex Tillerson: Your Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Tapper: What was Michael Flynn trying to hide?

CNN's Jake Tapper breaks down the latest developments in the special counsel's investigation.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea

Writers from across the political spectrum on Michael T. Flynn’s plea deal and what it means for the special counsel’s inquiry and the Trump administration.

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Trump's praise of Michael Flynn over the years

Donald Trump has continued to praise his former national security adviser even after he asked him to resign from the White House.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

What Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea Means in Mueller’s Russia Probe

President Trump’s former national security adviser admitted lying to the F.B.I. What is notable is what he was not charged with.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea: 10 Key Takeaways

Impeachment just became a lot more likely.

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What Trump has said about Michael Flynn

Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia's ambassador. Flynn was a crucial member of Trump's presidential campaign and was even vetted as a vice presidential candidate.

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DOJ considers federal charges against undocumented immigrant acquitted of murder

The Justice Department is considering bringing federal charges against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the man found not guilty in Kate Steinle's murder Thursday night, DOJ spokesperson Sarah Flores told CNN.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Michael Flynn Expected to Plead Guilty to Lying to the F.B.I.

The guilty plea by President Trump’s former national security adviser would be an indication that he is cooperating with the special counsel investigation.

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Senate grapples with tax cut plan's impact on federal deficit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans will grapple on Friday with the possibility of adding a tax increase to sweeping legislation meant to cut taxes on businesses and individuals, aiming to win support from fiscal conservatives worried about its impact on the federal deficit.

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Leishman, Bland take lead at Australian PGA as Scott bows out

(Reuters) - Marc Leishman and Adam Bland carved out a two-stroke lead at the top of the leaderboard after the second round of the Australian PGA Championship on Friday as former winner Adam Scott's campaign came to an end.

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Japan court sentences U.S. base worker to life for rape, murder: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese court sentenced a former U.S. military base worker to life in prison on Friday for the rape and murder of a woman on the southern island of Okinawa, public broadcaster NHK reported.

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BRIEF-Walter Investment Management Files Prepackaged Chapter 11 Plan

* WALTER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CORP. FILES PREPACKAGED CHAPTER 11 PLAN TO CONTINUE IMPLEMENTATION OF ITS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING

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Prescott shakes off injury as Cowboys rout Redskins

(The Sports Xchange) - Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott shook off a first-half hand injury as he and running back Alfred Morris powered the Cowboys to a 38-14 victory over the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on Thursday.

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U.S. Interior Dept. says federal energy, mineral revenues rose by $1 billion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Energy and mineral production on federal and tribal land generated $7.1 billion in disbursements in fiscal year 2017, $1 billion more than the previous year, the U.S. Interior Department said on Thursday.

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Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ at 35: A Look Back at the Groundbreaking Album

We look back at the impact of the performer’s classic album.

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Robert Mueller's team asked Trump's son-in-law about Michael Flynn, sources say

Jared Kushner met earlier this month with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team as part of the investigation into Russia's meddling in the election, according to two people familiar with the meeting.

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Argentine court sentences 29 to life for dictatorship crimes

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina sentenced 29 people, some with nicknames like "Blond Angel of Death" and "The Tiger," to life sentences on Wednesday in a trial involving some 800 cases of kidnapping, torture and murder during the 1976-1983 dictatorship.

Courts and the Judiciary nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Conservatives Should Oppose Expanding the Federal Courts

A proposal to create hundreds of new judgeships to undo President Barack Obama’s judicial legacy is wrongheaded and based on false assumptions.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Serial Killer Undone by Asking McDonald’s Co-Worker to Mind His Gun, Police Say

Authorities in Tampa arrested the gun owner, who they said was responsible for the shooting deaths of four apparently random people in a quiet neighborhood in recent weeks.

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Tampa Police to Charge Suspect in 4 Recent Killings

The Tampa Police Department will charge Howell Emanuel Donaldson III in a series of four killings that terrorized the Seminole Heights neighborhood.

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Sen. Scott: Tax reform not about numbers

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) says the goal of tax reform is to deliver money back to people who are struggling and feel "stuck in the shadows."

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Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Should Fire the E.P.A.’s Scott Pruitt

The agency’s administrator is tearing down environmental protections that his organization should be championing.

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Florida man sentenced to 25 years for attempt to blow up synagogue

(Reuters) - A Florida man with anti-Semitic views was sentenced by a U.S. judge on Tuesday to 25 years in prison for trying to blow up a synagogue in the state last year during a Jewish holiday, court officials said.

Political Prisoners nytimes.com

China Sentences Taiwanese Human Rights Activist in Subversion Case

Lee Ming-cheh was sentenced to five years in prison in the first case in which China has convicted a Taiwanese citizen of state subversion.

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China sentences Taiwanese activist to five years for subversion

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China on Tuesday sentenced Taiwanese rights activist Li Ming-che to five years in prison for subverting state power, prompting Taiwan's ruling political party to label the verdict "totally unacceptable".

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Cleveland Shooting Kills One Boy, and Five Others Are Wounded

The police said they were looking for an unknown number of suspects who “fired shots and took off running” in the southeastern part of the city.

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Egypt, Michael Flynn, Argentina: Your Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Michael Flynn, Oscar Pistorius, Black Friday: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Oscar Pistorius’s Murder Sentence Is Increased to 15 Years

South African prosecutors had said the six-year sentence that the double-amputee sprinter received for killing his girlfriend in 2013 was “shockingly lenient.”

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The ex-Olympian's sentence was more than doubled to 13 years and 5 months for his girlfriend's murder in 2013

A high court in South Africa increased Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence Friday to 13 years and five months for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

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South African appeals court more than doubles Pistorius sentence

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Supreme Court increased Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence on Friday to 13 years and five months after the state argued that his original sentence of six years was "shockingly lenient".

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Europe Edition: Michael Flynn, Argentina, Myanmar: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer was sentenced to two years in prison after confessing to inciting subversion of state power. CNN's Matt Rivers speaks with his family.

Federal Courts (US) nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A Conservative Plan to Weaponize the Federal Courts

Forcing a shift to the right by packing the courts with more Trump-appointed judges would undermine the judiciary’s legitimacy.

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Bodyguard to armed Oregon occupation leader sentenced to probation

(Reuters) - A man who tried to get Mormon church leaders to mediate an end to last year's occupation of a federal wildlife center in Oregon by armed militants was sentenced on Wednesday to two years on probation for his own brief role in the takeover.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

The Day the Pastor Was Away and Evil Came Barging Into His Church

Frank Pomeroy, whose daughter was among those killed in Sutherland Springs, Tex., must help heal a torn community while trying to heal himself.

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BRIEF-Michael Kors neames Francesca Leoni new Chief Brand Officer

* Michael Kors Holdings - ‍named Francesca Leoni as new Senior Vice President, Chief Brand Officer for Michael Kors brand​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Capstar Financial delivers letter to Board of Governors of Federal Reserve System ​

* Capstar Financial Holdings says on Nov 20, ‍counsel for Co delivered letter to Board Of Governors of Federal Reserve System ​- SEC filing

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Doubts linger after Florida's Scott pitches biggest budget

NEW YORK (Reuters) - After deep cuts in spending for Florida schools and other public programs following the Great Recession, outgoing Republican Governor Rick Scott this month proposed an $87.4 billion budget he says boosts spending on some depleted services to record levels.

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Yellen to Leave Federal Reserve in February

Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, said she would leave the Fed when her four-year term as chairwoman ends in February.

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Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurdish referendum unconstitutional

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that a referendum held on Kurdish independence was unconstitutional and that the results of the vote were void, a court spokesman said.

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BRIEF-Pepper Group says Federal Court Of Australia​ has approved acquisition by Red Hot Australia Bidco

* ‍Scheme of arrangement approved by Federal Court of Australia

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

What Became of the Manson Family?

Most of Charles Manson’s followers were young women who had fled middle-class homes. Here’s a look at where they are now.

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Arizona man sentenced to die for murdering girl by locking her in box

PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona man was sentenced to death on Thursday for murdering a 10-year-old girl, by locking her in a footlocker for taking a Popsicle without permission, a court official said.

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Federal judge limits St. Louis police conduct during protests

(Reuters) - A federal judge ruled Wednesday that St. Louis police cannot shut down non-violent demonstrations and employ chemical agents to punish protesters, dealing a victory to a civil liberties group that challenged the police response to protests.

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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood leader loses appeal against life sentence

CAIRO (Reuters) - The leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood movement, Mohamed Badie, lost his appeal on Wednesday against a life sentence for his role in violent clashes during political turmoil in 2013, judicial sources said.

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Four Serbs get suspended sentences for 2008 attack on U.S. embassy

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Four Serbian men got suspended prison terms on Tuesday for taking parts in riots at the U.S. embassy in 2008 - a long-delayed case that has soured relations between Belgrade and Washington.

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Criticism mounts as federal judge nominee fails to disclose wife's White House ties

President Donald Trump's nominee for an Alabama federal court judgeship is being criticized for not disclosing in his confirmation process his wife's role in the White House.

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New Jersey man sentenced for role in Russian uranium bribe scheme

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A New Jersey man has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with his role in arranging bribes for the awarding of contracts with Russia's state-owned nuclear energy corporation, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

Talley, Brett nytimes.com

Trump Nominee for Federal Judgeship Has Never Tried a Case

The nominee, Brett Talley, was approved by a Senate committee despite his unanimous “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association.

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Rapper's prison sentence draws outrage

Meek Mill was arrested for popping wheelies on his dirt bike and for getting into a fight earlier this year, and now the rapper could spend two to four years in state prison because those arrests violated his probation from a 2008 gun and drug case.

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BRIEF-BIG ROCK BREWERY APPOINTS​ ‍MICHAEL KOHUT AS NEW CHAIR OF BOARD

* NEW CHAIR NAMED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT BIG ROCK BREWERY INC.

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BRIEF-SunCoke Energy elects Michael G. Rippey as CEO

* SunCoke Energy, Inc. Elects Michael G. Rippey as chief executive officer and president; Frederick A. Henderson to retire

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Woman Who Sabotaged Fiancé’s Kayak Is Sentenced to Up to 4 Years

Angelika Graswald, who prosecutors said had watched her fiancé drown and even moved a paddle out of his reach, was expected to be freed by year’s end.

Labor and Jobs nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why the U.S. Needs a Federal Jobs Program, Not Payouts

Public employment would be a national investment with a high rate of return.

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Exclusive: Japan's MUFG gets nod to bring U.S. state branches under federal regulation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) has received approval from the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to convert its branches in four states into federally regulated ones, a spokesman for Japan's largest bank confirmed.

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BRIEF-Kentucky First Federal Bancorp reports quarterly EPS of $0.03

* Qtrly ‍net interest income $2.4 million vs $2.5 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Scottish parliament evacuated after white powder found: source

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Police said the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh was evacuated on Tuesday after a suspicious package was found, with a source saying a suspicious white powder had been sent to a Conservative Party lawmaker.

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BRIEF-Seaworld appoints Scott Ross to board of directors

* Seaworld announces appointment of Scott Ross to board of directors

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UPDATE 3-Michael Kors tops estimates as Americas sales rebound, shares jump

* Shares rise as much as 15.5 pct (Adds details from conf call, analyst comments, updates share price)

Bundy, Cliven nytimes.com

Federal Trial Begins for the Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy

A guilty verdict for Mr. Bundy could reinforce Washington’s control of 640 million acres of public land, while an acquittal could embolden those who ignore federal rules.

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Iraq cabinet plans to cut Kurdistan share in 2018 federal budget

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's cabinet proposed on Sunday to slash the Kurdish share of the country's revenue in the 2018 federal budget, a move that Kurdish officials said was aimed to further punish them for a Sept. 25 referendum on independence.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Witnesses Describe Shooting in Texas Church

Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, opened fire in a church in rural Texas on Sunday, killing at least 26 people. He was pursued by residents and found dead in his car.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

In Texas Shooting, Gunman Kills at Least 26

After Devin Kelley exited the church, he and an armed bystander engaged in a brief “fire fight” before the suspect went into his vehicle.

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BRIEF-Abacus Mining And Exploration says ‍Michael Mcinnis to become executive chairman​

* Abacus Mining And Exploration Corp - ‍Michael Mcinnis, p.eng., becomes executive chairman of company, having resigned as chairman, president and CEO​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Texas Church Shooting Leaves More Than 20 Dead, Official Says

Officials said a man walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Tex., and opened fire.

Theater nytimes.com

‘Maybe I Am Arnold!’ How Michael Urie Agreed to Fill Harvey Fierstein’s Shoes

“I’m never going to be that free,” Mr. Urie thought about taking the lead part in “Torch Song.” But Mr. Fierstein, who wrote and created the role, had other ideas.

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Ex-ArthoCare CEO sentenced to 20 years in U.S. prison for fraud

Nov 3 (Reuters) - The former chief executive of medical device company ArthroCare Corp was sentenced on Friday to 20 years in prison after being convicted of having orchestrated what federal prosecutors called a $750 million securities fraud.

Veterans nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: An Injustice in the Bergdahl Sentence

His dishonorable discharge would strip him of almost all the benefits that he will need to heal and to reconcile with society.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Pakistani Newlywed Accused of Poisoning Her Husband and 16 Others

The woman, Aasia Bibi, and her boyfriend were charged with murder, accused of having intentionally poisoned milk to escape an arranged marriage.

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South African prosecutors say Pistorius sentence 'shockingly lenient', seek appeal

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa's state prosecutors told the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Friday the six-year sentence for murder handed to Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius was "shockingly lenient" and asked for the right to launch an appeal.

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Trump expected to name Powell as next Federal Reserve chair on Thursday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected on Thursday to nominate Jerome Powell as the next head of the Federal Reserve, putting his own stamp on the leadership of the U.S. central bank while signaling continuity on monetary policy.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Michael Fallon, U.K. Defense Secretary, Quits Over Inappropriate Conduct

Mr. Fallon admitted touching a female journalist’s knee, but there is talk that he may have committed other indiscretions.

Federal Reserve System nytimes.com

Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged as Leadership Change Looms

The Fed signaled a rate hike remains likely for December as the White House prepared to announce a new chairman.

da Vinci, Leonardo nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Walter Isaacson’s ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ Is the Portrait of a Real Renaissance Man

Isaacson’s latest biography of a celebrated visionary captures the perfectionist, misser of deadlines and remarkably prescient genius.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Michael Oreskes, NPR’s Top News Editor, Quits Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

A former high-ranking editor at The New York Times is the latest major media figure to face professional consequences over allegations of sexual misbehavior involving women he knew through his work.

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BRIEF-AAR Corp - Court Of Federal Claims (COFC) entered judgment in favor of U.S. Government

* AAR Corp - Court Of Federal Claims (COFC) entered judgment in favor of U.S. Government, upholding award of WASS by U.S Department Of State

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Suspect in Japan Serial-Killer Case Sought Out Suicidal People

Takahiro Shiraishi confessed to the police that he had looked on Twitter for people considering killing themselves, and had lured them to his apartment, local news outlets reported.

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Associate of former FIFA vice president sentenced to 15 months

(Reuters) - A former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty in a money laundering conspiracy, the second person sentenced in a U.S. investigation of bribery involving the world soccer governing body FIFA.

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Scottish ministers demand clarity from UK govt on EU ETS future

LONDON (Reuters) - Uncertainty over Britain's participation in the European Union's carbon market after Brexit is unacceptable and clarity is needed to avoid risks to business, two Scottish ministers said in a letter to the UK government on Tuesday.

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New Jersey pastor sentenced to five years for bitcoin exchange scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New Jersey pastor was sentenced to five years in prison for scheming to help an illegal bitcoin exchange escape scrutiny from banks and regulators.

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BRIEF-Allegiant Travel Co announces Scott Sheldon as COO and CFO

* Allegiant Travel Company announces Scott Sheldon as executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Cameroon court sentences opposition leader to 25 years in prison

DOUALA, Cameroon (Reuters) - A military court in Cameroon sentenced an opposition leader on Monday to 25 years in prison, his lawyer and Amnesty International said and denounced the trial as politically motivated.

Fish and Other Marine Life nytimes.com

Loss of Federal Protections May Imperil Pacific Reefs, Scientists Warn

Fisheries officials call the marine national monuments unnecessary, and their boundaries are said to be under review by the Trump administration.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Federal Judge Blocks White House Policy Barring Transgender Troops

A presidential memorandum said the military could discharge transgender service members by March 2018.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Submarine Inventor Admits Dismembering Swedish Journalist

Peter Madsen again denied killing Kim Wall, telling police interrogators in Copenhagen that she had died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Afghanistan War (2001- ) nytimes.com

Sgt. Bergdahl’s Sentence May Be Lighter Because of Trump’s Comments

A judge says the president’s criticisms of a soldier have not made a fair trial impossible, but he will consider them when deciding what the punishment should be.

cnn.com

Trump and Michael Moore get into 'not at all presidential' Twitter spat

President Donald Trump and filmmaker Michael Moore have gotten into a Twitter spat following the closure of Moore's one-man show on Broadway.

Theater nytimes.com

Donald Trump and Michael Moore Quarrel Over Broadway Show

Mr. Trump said “The Terms of My Surrender,” a solo show that critiqued the president, was “a total bomb.” In response, Mr. Moore called it “a smash hit.”

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A federal grand jury has approved the first charges, and someone could be in custody by Monday, sources say

A federal grand jury in Washington, DC, on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter.

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BRIEF-First Federal Of Northern Michigan Bancorp posts Q3 earnings $0.11/shr

Oct 27 (Reuters) - First Federal Of Northern Michigan Bancorp Inc

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Brooklyn man sentenced to 15 years prison over Islamic State support

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Brooklyn man was sentenced on Friday to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State.

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BRIEF-Morneau Shepell​ issues statement on contracts with Canadian federal govt.

* ‍Morneau Shepell​ issues statement regarding its contracts with Canadian federal government

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Federal judge strikes down two abortion restrictions in Alabama

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday struck down two abortion restrictions in Alabama that limited how close clinics can be to public schools and banned a procedure used to terminate pregnancies in the second trimester.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

An Iowa Teenager Was Killed in an Alley, but Was It a Hate Crime?

The murder trial of a 16-year-old, described by his mother as gender fluid, has become part of the wider national debate over gender identity.

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BRIEF-Endo files federal lawsuit to obtain FDA compliance

* Endo files federal lawsuit to obtain FDA compliance with drug quality and security act of 2013

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BRIEF-Community Health Systems says division President Michael Portacci retires

* Community Health Systems announces retirement of division president michael portacci Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Tiny firm's $300 million contract with Puerto Rico under federal review

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Former Guatemalan judge sentenced to eight months in FIFA bribery case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Guatemalan judge who once served as a general secretary of the executive board of the Central American country's soccer federation was sentenced to eight months in prison on Wednesday, the first person to be sentenced in a U.S. probe into bribery surrounding world soccer governing body FIFA.

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BRIEF-Excelsior Mining’s Gunnison Copper Project receives draft federal EPA permit

* Excelsior Mining’s gunnison copper project receives draft federal EPA permit

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US Amb. Scott Brown under investigation

US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa Scott Brown says cultural differences prompted an investigation into comments he made that caused "offense" at an event in Samoa -- and that politics might have played a part as well.

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Bipartisan Obamacare fix would reduce federal deficit: government agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate bipartisan proposal that would provide a short-term fix to Obamacare would reduce the federal deficit by $3.8 billion over the next decade, a nonpartisan government agency estimated on Wednesday.

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Iran sentences 'Mossad agent' to death over scientist killings

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran has sentenced to death a person found guilty of providing information to Israel that led to the assassination of several senior nuclear scientists, the Tehran prosecutor said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-CENTRAL FEDERAL CORPORATION Q3 EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.03

* CENTRAL FEDERAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES 3RD QUARTER 2017 FINANCIAL RESULTS

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Dubai frees Briton sentenced for touching another man: advocacy group

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai's ruler has pardoned a British man a day after he was sentenced to three months in jail for touching another man at a bar, a legal advocacy group said on Monday.

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Trump says will decide on Federal Reserve chair 'very shortly'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he would make his choice to lead the Federal Reserve soon and was still weighing at least three people: Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell, Stanford University economist John Taylor and current Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

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Federal judge in Hawaii expands block on Trump travel ban

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Hawaii extended his halt of U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens from six Muslim-majority countries.

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BRIEF-Walter Investment Management Corp reaches agreement with term lenders and senior noteholders

* Walter Investment Management Corp reaches agreement with term lenders and senior noteholders on financial restructuring

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Florida programmer sentenced to 16 months for bitcoin exchange scheme

NEW YORK, Oct 20 (Reuters) - A Florida software engineer was sentenced to 16 months in prison on Friday after being found guilty of scheming to help an illegal bitcoin exchange avoid having banks and regulators look into its activities.

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Stock market's future in Trump's hands as Federal Reserve chair pick looms

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors awaiting the nomination of the next Federal Reserve chair are hoping whoever is nominated pursues the same monetary policy that has supported rising stock prices for the past nine years.

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Raqqa to be part of 'federal Syria', U.S.-backed militia says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Raqqa will be part of a decentralized federal Syria now the city has been freed from Islamic State, the U.S.-backed militias that captured it said on Friday, tying its political future to Kurdish-led autonomy plans for northern Syria.

Muslims and Islam nytimes.com

2nd Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump’s New Travel Ban

Hours after a judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Trump’s order from taking effect, a judge in Maryland used somewhat different grounds to reach the same result.

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BRIEF-Scotts Miracle-Gro sees fy adjusted non-GAAP earnings per share $3.85 to $3.95

* Scotts Miracle-Gro Co provides recast of non-GAAP historical financial results related to international divestiture

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House Democrats seek documents on former Trump aide Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic lawmakers called on Wednesday for a congressional committee to issue subpoenas to the White House and three companies for documents about fired national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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Second federal judge blocks Trump's curbs on travel to U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second U.S. federal judge has blocked parts of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban on people entering the United States from eight countries, dealing another legal blow to the administration's third bid to impose travel restrictions.

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Second federal judge blocks new travel ban

A federal judge in Maryland has blocked President Donald Trump's new travel ban, finding it still tainted by religious discrimination.

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Second federal judge blocks Trump's curbs on U.S. visitors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second U.S. federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's latest effort to restrict citizens from eight countries from entering the United States, dealing another legal blow to the administration's third bid to impose travel restrictions.

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Factbox: Who will Trump pick to lead the Federal Reserve?

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has interviewed several top prospects for the post of Chair of the Federal Reserve. A nomination could come within weeks as the term of current Chair Janet Yellen ends in February 2018.

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BRIEF-Office Depot announces executive VP Michael Allison will leave company effective Oct 13‍​

* Office Depot - on Oct 12, co announced Michael Allison, executive vice president, chief administrative officer, will leave company effective Oct 13‍​

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Federal judge blocks Trump's latest travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban one day before it was set to take effect.

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Trucker in deadly Texas immigrant case pleads guilty, faces life sentence

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The driver of a truck packed with immigrants, 10 of whom died due to sweltering Texas heat in July, pleaded guilty on Monday to human smuggling charges and could face up to life in prison, prosecutors said.

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U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl could face life sentence for endangering troops

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty on Monday to deserting his duties in Afghanistan in June 2009 and endangering the lives of fellow troops, a step toward resolving the politically charged case that could send him to prison for life.

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Al Michaels apologizes for Harvey Weinstein joke during 'Sunday Night Football'

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Five Arrested in Georgia in ‘Heinous’ 1983 Killing of Black Man

Two members of law enforcement were among those facing charges in the murder of Timothy Coggins, and officials said the crime was racially motivated.

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Race car driver Scott Tucker found guilty in U.S. payday lending case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Friday convicted a race car driver who is also a Kansas businessman of crimes stemming from his online payday lending business, which prosecutors said made more $2 billion as it exploited millions of cash-strapped consumers.

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BRIEF-Walter Investment Management says entered into a clean-up call agreement with Capital One, National Association​

* Walter Investment Management Corp - ‍on October 1, unit of co entered into a clean-up call agreement with Capital One, National Association​

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Oklahoma jury recommends death sentence for man who beheaded co-worker

(Reuters) - An Oklahoma jury recommended the death penalty on Thursday for a man who beheaded a co-worker with a kitchen knife at a food processing and distribution plant south of Oklahoma City about three years ago, court officials said.

cnn.com

What could we learn from federally funded gun research?

cnn.com

Roy Moore signed resolution in 2010 supporting states' rights to void federal law

Roy Moore, the Republican nominee in Alabama's Senate election, signed onto a resolution in 2010 affirming the right of states to nullify, or void, federal law, CNN's KFile has found.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Trump Warns Puerto Rico Weeks After Storms: Federal Help Cannot Stay ‘Forever’

The president says the island bears some of the blame for its current crisis and that “we cannot keep” federal troops and recovery workers there “forever.”

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BRIEF-Federal Signal Corp says ‍a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania jury absolved company from any liability

* Federal Signal Corp - ‍ a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania jury absolved company from any liability in a lawsuit brought by four Pittsburgh firefighters​

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Protesters sentenced to jail in French 'Kung Fu cop' trial

PARIS (Reuters) - Youths who torched a police car and attacked the car driver with an iron bar as he fled the flames were sentenced to up to seven years in jail by a French court on Wednesday.

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Turkish prosecutor seeks 15-year jail sentence for rights activists - agency

ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish prosecutor has called for jail sentences of up to 15 years on terrorism charges for a group of rights activists including the local head of Amnesty International, Dogan news agency said on Sunday.

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Scottish independence case helped by "Brexit chaos": Sturgeon

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain's struggles to chart a way out of the European Union are boosting the case for Scottish independence, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday, but she shied away from committing to a date for another referendum vote.

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Sturgeon says timing of Scottish independence vote on hold until Brexit clearer

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would not set out a timetable for another possible referendum on Scottish independence until Britain had more clarity on its future relationship with the European Union after Brexit.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Danish Police Recover Some Missing Body Parts of the Journalist Kim Wall

The Swedish journalist’s severed head and legs were among the remains recovered. The inventor Peter Madsen has been charged in her killing.

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BRIEF-Scott Ginn promoted to chief financial officer at Amedisys

* Amedisys Inc - ‍Gary Willis has resigned his position as CFO​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Carvalho given prison sentence for tax fraud in Spain

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Former Chelsea and Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho was sentenced to seven months in prison and fined 142,882 euros ($167,000) on Friday for crimes against the Spanish tax authority, a Spanish court filing said.

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Wells Fargo executives, board must face lawsuit over fake accounts, federal judge says

(Reuters) - A federal judge said current and former Wells Fargo & Co officers and directors, including Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan, must face nearly all of a lawsuit by shareholders seeking to hold them personally liable for sales abuses and the creations of millions of unauthorized accounts.

Turkey nytimes.com

Turkey Sentences 40 to Life in Coup Attempt Against Erdogan

High-level military officers were among those convicted of trying to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the resort town of Marmaris.

Basketball (College) nytimes.com

Brian Bowen’s Path to Louisville: A Federal Case Study

A criminal complaint unsealed last week said illicit, under-the-table tactics were part of the college recruitment of Bowen, a standout high school basketball player.

politicsNews reuters.com

Trump nominee clears Senate hurdle to join Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a private investment firm came one step closer to leading the Federal Reserve's regulatory efforts Wednesday, a key post as President Donald Trump endeavors to trim regulations to boost economic growth.

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Federal judge refuses to overturn Trump pardon of Arpaio

PHOENIX (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday upheld President Donald Trump's pardon earlier this year of 85-year-old former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, rejecting legal challenges by outside groups.

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Ohio court overturns death sentence for convicted murderer, orders new trial

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the death sentence of a man convicted of murdering a female bartender and ordered a new trial, saying prosecutors erred in showing jurors knives not used in the crime that the man owned.

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Iran sentences member of nuclear negotiating team to five years in jail: Tasnim

LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian authorities sentenced a member of Iran's nuclear negotiating team to five years in jail, Tasnim news agency reported on Wednesday although it gave no details of the case.

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BRIEF-Arsanis appoints Michael Gray as chief financial officer

* Arsanis announces appointments of Chip Clark and David Mcgirr to board of directors and promotion of Michael Gray to chief operating officer and chief financial officer Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Yume says U.S. Federal Trade Commission granted early termination of waiting period related to merger agreement with Rhythmone

* Yume-On Sept 29, 2017, U.S. Federal trade commission granted early termination of waiting period related to merger agreement with Rhythmone-SEC Filing

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BRIEF-John Goodey to succeed Scott Estes as Welltower's CFO

* John Goodey to succeed Scott Estes as Welltower's chief financial officer

cnn.com

Mayor: I haven't seen one federal worker

CNN's Anderson Cooper travels to Puerto Rico to report on the living conditions weeks after Hurricane Maria ravaged the country.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Trump to Speak About Shooting in Las Vegas

The president plans to speak about the mass shooting in Las Vegas at about 10:30 a.m. Monday.