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Britney Spears’ calls and texts were monitored, new documentary says

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Singer Britney Spears poses at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., April12, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo LOS ANGELES, Sept 24 (Reuters) – A security firm hired by Britney Spears’ father monitored the pop singer’s phone calls and text messages during the court-sanctioned conservatorship she has......

Google CEO sought to keep Incognito mode issues out of spotlight, lawsuit alleges

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Sept 24 (Reuters) – Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai in 2019 was warned that describing the company’s Incognito browsing mode as “private” was problematic, yet it stayed the course because he did not want the feature “under the spotlight,” according to a new court filing. Google spokesman José Castañeda told......

Huawei CFO strikes agreement with U.S. over fraud charges, allowing her to leave Canada

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Sept 24 (Reuters) – Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou has reached an agreement with U.S. prosecutors to end the bank fraud case against her, officials said on Friday, a move that should allow her to leave Canada and relieve a point of tension between China and the United States.......

EXCLUSIVE Huawei CFO Meng to appear in court, expected to reach agreement with U.S. – source

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WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies (HWT.UL) Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou and U.S. prosecutors are expected to appear in court to say they have reached an agreement to resolve charges against her, according to a source familiar with the matter, in a process that should allow her to......

Draft report of Arizona’s contentious election audit confirms Biden’s win

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Sept 24 (Reuters) – A partisan review of the 2020 presidential election commissioned by Arizona Republicans has confirmed President Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump in the state’s most populous county, according to a draft report of the review’s findings. Maricopa County announced what it said were the main findings......

Linda Evangelista files $50 mln lawsuit over disfiguring cosmetic treatment

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LOS ANGELES, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Former supermodel Linda Evangelista has filed a $50 million lawsuit over cosmetic procedures that she says left her “brutally disfigured” and turned her into a recluse. The Canadian model, one of the biggest figures on runways and magazine covers in the 1990s, said in......

Abortion providers ask U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in challenge to Texas law

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Sept 23 (Reuters) – Abortion providers in Texas on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene on an urgent basis in their challenge to a state law imposing a near-total ban on abortion. The providers asked the justices to hear their case before lower courts have finished ruling on......

Trump allies Bannon, Meadows subpoenaed in Congress’ probe of Capitol riot

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WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol has subpoenaed four former members of Donald Trump’s administration, including Mark Meadows and Steve Bannon, the panel’s chairman said on Thursday. Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Dan......

JPMorgan agrees to pay $15.7 mln to settle spoofing lawsuit

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WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) agreed to pay $15.7 million in cash to settle a class action lawsuit by investors who accused the largest U.S. bank of intentionally manipulating prices of U.S. Treasury futures and options. The settlement disclosed late Wednesday night stemmed from sprawling......

U.S. court orders Facebook to release anti-Rohingya content records for genocide case

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Sept 23 (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge has ordered Facebook (FB.O) to release records of accounts connected to anti-Rohingya violence in Myanmar that the social media giant had shut down, rejecting its argument about protecting privacy as “rich with irony”. The judge in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday criticized Facebook......

Judge dismisses cases against Ohio State University over sex abuse

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Sept 23 (Reuters) – A federal judge has dismissed cases brought by several former students against Ohio State University tied to the sexual abuse they said they suffered against former university athletics team doctor Richard Strauss. Judge Michael Watson said it was indisputable that Strauss – who committed suicide in......

Tesla pushes U.S. to boost fuel economy penalties

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Algeria closes airspace to Moroccan aviation as dispute deepens

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ALGIERS/CAIRO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Algeria’s supreme security council decided on Wednesday to close the country’s airspace to all Moroccan civil and military aircraft, the Algerian presidency said, less than a month after it cut diplomatic relations with the Kingdom. The decision came “in view of the continued provocations and......

Post Trump, U.S. Democrats offer bill to rein in presidential powers

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WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Democrats introduced legislation on Tuesday seeking to pull back powers from the presidency, part of an ongoing effort to rein in the White House in a rebuke to the administration of former Republican President Donald Trump. House leaders said the “Protecting......

Russia was behind Litvinenko assassination, European court finds

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European court says Lugovoy and Kovtun carried out 2006 killing Court endorses British inquiry findings “No serious attempt” by Moscow to refute British findings Both men, and Russia, have always denied any involvement Court awards Litvinenko’s widow 100,000 euros in damages LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The European Court of......

Sudan thwarts attempted coup, situation under control, army says

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Sudan’s ousted President Omar al-Bashir is seen inside the defendant’s cage during his and some of his former allies trial over the 1989 military coup that brought the autocrat to power in 1989, at a courthouse in Khartoum, Sudan September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo KHARTOUM, Sept 21 (Reuters)......

Prince Andrew is served sexual assault lawsuit in United States

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NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Andrew has been served with a sexual assault lawsuit in the United States by lawyers for a woman who says she was forced to have sex with him at the London home of a friend of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, court......

Lawsuits against doctor to test constitutionality of Texas abortion law

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Sept 20 (Reuters) – A San Antonio physician who announced he gave an abortion to a woman in defiance of a new Texas law was sued in Texas state court on Monday by two plaintiffs from other states who want to test the law’s constitutionality. Alan Braid said in an......

U.S. adds top Guatemalan, Salvadoran officials to corruption list

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U.S Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, U.S., September 16, 2021. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS MEXICO CITY, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The United States said on Monday it had put Guatemala’s attorney general and five Salvadoran Supreme Court judges on......

Poland refuses to halt disputed coal mine despite EU court penalty

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The Turow open-pit coal mine operated by the company PGE is seen in Bogatynia, Poland, June 15, 2021. Picture taken June 15, 2021. REUTERS/David W Cerny BRUSSELS/WARSAW, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Poland vowed to keep its disputed Turow coal mine running on Monday despite being hit with a order to......

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