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Judge blocks U.S. COVID-19 vaccine rule for health workers in 10 states

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Nov 29 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday blocked in 10 states a Biden administration vaccine requirement, finding the agency that issued the rule mandating healthcare workers get vaccinated against the coronavirus likely exceeded its authority. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Matthew Schelp in St. Louis prevents the......

Jury sworn in Ghislaine Maxwell sex-abuse trial in New York

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NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) – A jury was sworn in on Monday in the sex-abuse trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of recruiting and grooming underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein, the late, disgraced financier. Between 1994 and 2004, Maxwell – a former employee and romantic partner of Epstein’s......

Three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia

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BRUNSWICK, Ga., Nov 24 (Reuters) – Three white men were convicted of murder on Wednesday for chasing and shooting a Black man named Ahmaud Arbery as he ran in their neighborhood, with a Georgia jury rejecting a self-defense claim in a trial that once again probed America’s divisive issues of......

Apple files lawsuit against NSO Group, saying U.S. citizens were targets

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Nov 23 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit against Israeli cyber firm NSO Group and its parent company OSY Technologies for alleged surveillance and targeting of U.S. Apple users with its Pegasus spyware. The iPhone maker said it is also seeking to ban......

Maxwell to challenge accusers, seek distance from Epstein at sex abuse trial

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NEW YORK, Nov 23 (Reuters) – British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell’s defense in her sex abuse trial will focus on undermining her accusers and distancing her from Jeffrey Epstein, the financier for whom she is charged with recruiting underage girls, according to legal experts and court filings. In what is viewed......

A ‘duty’ to chase Ahmaud Arbery? Jury in murder trial hears clashing accounts

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Colorado city settles civil rights suit by Elijah McClain family for $15 mln

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Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty of all charges in Wisconsin murder trial

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KENOSHA, Wis., Nov 19 (Reuters) – A jury acquitted teenager Kyle Rittenhouse on Friday of murder in the fatal shooting of two men in a trial that highlighted divisions over gun rights and stirred fierce debate about the boundaries of self defense in the United States. The jury found Rittenhouse,......

Judge temporarily blocks New York Times from publishing Project Veritas materials

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The New York Times building is seen in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 3, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Nov 18 (Reuters) – A New York trial judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the New York Times from publishing some materials concerning......

U.S. announces sex-trafficking charges against Duterte ally

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Nov 18 (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Thursday announced sex-trafficking charges alleging that girls and young women were coerced to have sex with the founder of a Philippines-based church who is a friend and adviser to Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte. A 74-page indictment charges Apollo Carreon Quiboloy, founder of a......

Travis McMichael tells jury he thought Ahmaud Arbery was a burglar

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Nov 17 (Reuters) – Travis McMichael, who shot and killed Ahmaud Arbery when the Black man ran through McMichael’s mostly white south Georgia neighborhood, took the stand on Wednesday in his own defense and testified that he thought Arbery was a burglar. Three white men — McMichael, his 65-year-old father......

Jury in Rittenhouse murder trial starts second day of deliberations

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Kyle Rittenhouse pulls numbers of jurors out of a tumbler during his trail at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S., November 16, 2021. Sean Krajacic/ Pool via REUTERS KENOSHA, Wis., Nov 17 (Reuters) – The jury in the Wisconsin murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse began its second day......

JPMorgan sues Tesla for $162 mln over warrants, Musk tweets

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NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) on Monday sued Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) for $162.2 million, accusing Elon Musk’s electric car company of “flagrantly” breaching a contract related to stock warrants after its share price soared. According to the complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, Tesla......

S&P Global, IHS win U.S. antitrust approval for $44 billion deal with conditions

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WASHINGTON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Business information provider S&P Global Inc (SPGI.N) and IHS Markit Ltd (INFO.N) have won U.S. antitrust approval for their planned merger, on condition it sell some businesses and scrap a non-compete agreement with GasBuddy, the Justice Department said in a statement. The $44 billion deal......

Former ‘Apprentice’ contestant Zervos abruptly ends lawsuit against Donald Trump

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NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Summer Zervos, a former contestant on “The Apprentice” who accused Donald Trump of sexual assault, on Friday ended her nearly five-year-old defamation lawsuit against the former U.S. president, without receiving an apology or compensation. The abrupt decision to discontinue the case spares Trump from......

Britney Spears wins freedom as conservatorship ended after 13 years

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LOS ANGELES, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Pop star Britney Spears regained freedom over her life on Friday when a Los Angeles judge ended the conservatorship that has controlled it for 13 years. “Effective today, the conservatorship of the person and the estate of Britney Jean Spears is hereby terminated,” Judge......

Judge in Rittenhouse trial allows jury to consider that teen provoked attack

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KENOSHA, Wis., Nov 12 (Reuters) – The judge in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse said on Friday he would allow the jury to consider that the teenager provoked an encounter with one of two men he is charged with killing during racial justice protests in a Wisconsin city last......

Lawsuit over Subway tuna now says chicken, pork, cattle DNA were detected

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Nov 11 (Reuters) – A new version of a lawsuit accusing Subway of deceiving the public about its tuna products said lab testing shows they contain animal proteins such as chicken, pork and cattle, and not the advertised “100% tuna.” Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin filed a third version of......

Texas concert death toll rises as 22-year-old student succumbs to injuries

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HOUSTON, Nov 11 (Reuters) – The death toll in the Astroworld Festival stampede rose to nine with the death of a 22-year-old Texas college student late on Wednesday, according to a lawyer for the family. A stampede of fans during rap star Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival on Friday killed nine......

United States sues Uber over alleged disability discrimination

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