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Lance Armstrong settles U.S. federal fraud case for $5 million: attorney

(Reuters) - Former cycling champion Lance Armstrong on Thursday agreed to pay $5 million to settle a federal suit claiming he defrauded his sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, by using performance-enhancing drugs, his attorney and federal officials said.

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Man claiming wrongful conviction gets $10 million settlement

A New York man who spent 17 years in prison for murdering his parents before a court overturned his conviction has settled a civil case with Suffolk County on Long Island for $10 million.

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Canada's 'free the beer' case loses in Supreme Court

A New Brunswick man argued he had a constitutional right to buy cheap beer from another province.

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Judge to rule on bid to dismiss criminal case against Missouri governor

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - A St. Louis judge is expected to rule on Thursday on a request by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens' lawyers to dismiss a criminal invasion of privacy case brought against the politician in connection with an admitted extramarital affa

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Jury finds man guilty in San Antonio child abuse case

A man has been found guilty in a 2016 child abuse case in San Antonio in which two young children were found in a backyard bound by their ankles and wrists.

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Student from Zambia fights to compete in US poetry contest

Lawyers for a high school student who fled his native Zambia and is suing to compete in a government-funded national poetry competition say the case is about an "educational benefit" for any public school student.

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Jurors get case in nanny murder trial

Jurors must now decide whether a Manhattan nanny who slaughtered two children in her care was too mentally ill to be held responsible for the crime.

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Men charged in mosque bombing will face weapons charge first

Federal prosecutors will try four men on a weapons charge in Illinois before three of the defendants stand trial in a mosque bombing case in Minnesota.

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The Latest: Durst court hearing opens with letter about body

The Latest on the murder case against New York real estate heir Robert Durst (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Prosecutors have opened a court hearing in the murder case against New York real estate heir Robert Durst with photos of a letter directing them to

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911 system in trapped Ohio teen case may have crashed before call, official says

The 911 dispatching system may have malfunctioned in the moments before an Ohio teenager called as he was being crushed to death in a minivan, Cincinnati Police Department's union president said Saturday.

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Hart family left shortly after child services visited, neighbor told agency

The Hart family packed up and left their home in Washington state shortly after a worker from child protective services visited, a neighbor told the department, according to a case report released Friday.

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Officer gets 5 years in case linked to colleague's death

A former New Orleans police officer was sentenced to five years in prison Friday on malfeasance and obstruction of justice charges connected to the 2015 death of a fellow officer.

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Cosby's main accuser to testify in sexual assault case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - A woman who is at the center of the case against Bill Cosby is expected to take the stand on Friday in a Pennsylvania courtroom, where she previously accused the comedian of drugging and sexually assaulting her more than a deca

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Letter asks judge to show mercy on Parkland shooter

The latest in a string of letters sympathetic to the young man who shot and killed 17 people at a Florida high school asked the judge in the case to show mercy on Nikolas Cruz, calling the shooter "a vulnerable and disabled little boy inside a teenager's

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School District Arms Teachers With 16-Inch Baseball Bats In Case Of Shooting

Amid debates over school safety in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting, one Pennsylvania school district has decided to arm teachers without giving them guns. The Millcreek School District in Erie decided to give out baseball bats to its facul

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Cosby attorneys to lay out comedian's sex-assault defense case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Bill Cosby's defense lawyers on Tuesday were set to make their opening statements in his retrial on sex assault charges, a case that is expected to include testimony from a woman who claims his accuser had mused about profiting

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Sketch released in severed head case in Texas, man sought

A sketch of a woman whose severed head was found in a plastic bag at a Texas lake last month was released Friday, as authorities also announced they are seeking a person of interest in the case.

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NJ murder case dropped after 2 men spent 24 years in prison

Prosecutors dropped a case Friday against two men who spent 24 years behind bars in the bloody killing of a New Jersey video store clerk before DNA tests linked a key piece of evidence to another man.

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J&J, Imerys must pay $37 million in case over talc cancer risks: jury

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson and Imerys SA must pay at least $37 million in a lawsuit claiming a man developed cancer due to his exposure to asbestos in talc-based products including Johnson's Baby Powder, a New Jersey state court jury said on Thursday

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Our data is valuable. Here's how we can take that value back | Francesca Bria

Silicon Valley’s surveillance capitalism isn’t working. But Barcelona shows that citizens’ data can generate public valueTech firms are emerging as new feudal lords. They control essential digital infrastructures – in this case, data and artificia

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U.S. seeks about 20 years prison for Turkish banker in Iran sanctions case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday asked a federal judge to sentence a Turkish banker convicted of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions to about 20 years in prison, in a case that has strained diplomatic ties between the United States and Tur

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Opinion: What we can learn from the YouTube shooting

The shooting in San Bruno, California, at YouTube's headquarters was, in some respects, just another case of gun violence.

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U.S. top court suggests lower courts reconsider Tribune Co dispute

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday disclosed that it was unable to decide whether to take up a bid by creditors of Tribune Co to recover payments made to public shareholders in an $8 billion 2007 buyout of the former publishing company, apparen

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Spotify's secret weapon

Spotify wants Wall Street investors to think it has as much potential as Netflix, and it's leaning on an exec who helped take Netflix public to make that case.

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