from Alison Frankel:

At age 92, Judge Manuel Real is still abusing his power

April 29, 2016

(Reuters) - In 1971, when U.S. District Judge Manuel Real of Los Angeles had been on the court for only about five years, he got into a spat with defense lawyer Victor Sherman over Sherman's attempt to impeach the government's only witness against his client James Hibler, who was accused of robbing a postal carrier. In front of the jury, Judge Real taunted Sherman about the rules of procedure. "If you don't know it Mr. Sherman, I am not here to teach you," he said.

from Breakingviews:

Exxon Mobil reaches bottom of the oil barrel

April 29, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from Breakingviews:

Viewsroom: Healthcare M&A, Climate change, Silicon Valley earnings

April 29, 2016

Abbott, AbbVie and Sanofi are each paying up for takeover partners, while protecting the planet could be the investment deal of the century. Plus: Facebook forges ahead while Apple ambles.

from India Insight:

Movie Review: Baaghi

April 29, 2016

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

Sabbir Khan’s third film could have been easily called the Tiger Shroff showreel. Every second scene of “Baaghi” is a chance for Shroff to show off his rippling muscles and an incredibly flexible body that he manages to contort into all sorts of positions while fighting the bad guys.

from Reuters Select:

Reuters Select: How Barclays made something from nothing from something

April 29, 2016

Reuters photo of the day: Lone rhino

A wildlife ranger strokes a northern white rhino, only three of its kind left in the world, at the Ol Pejeta conservancy near the town of Nanyuki, Laikipia County, Kenya, April 28, 2016. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

from Keeping Score:

The NFL Draft hits the Windy City

April 29, 2016

Chicago Sports Commission Executive Director Kara Bachman on what hosting the NFL Draft brings to the city. From the free media exposure to the tens of thousands of hotel rooms booked, she details how Chicago wins from holding the event now in its second straight year in the Windy City. Plus Wimbledon steps up drug testing and Tom Brady loses a round in court – all in this week’s episode of our sports business podcast Keeping Score with Rick Horrow.

from FaithWorld:

Bulgarian town bans full-face veils worn by some Roma Muslims

April 29, 2016

Two women wearing full-face veils walk in Regents Park in London September 20, 2013. As the British government considers how to better integrate Britain's 2.7 million Muslims without restricting the right to freedom of religious expression, it has steered clear of following the examples of France and Belgium, where it is illegal for women to wear full-face veils in public. There have been growing calls from some British lawmakers for a ban on veils in schools, but women wearing headscarves and veils on the streets of east London, home to a large Muslim community, said the government should not get involved in religious matters. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS) - RTX13SIQ

(Two women wearing full-face veils walk in Regents Park in London September 20, 2013. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett)

from Reuters News Now:

Friday Morning Briefing: Ten years hard labor

April 29, 2016

North Korea's Supreme Court sentenced a Korean-American man to 10 years of hard labor for subversion. Kim Dong Chul was arrested in October and confessed to "unpardonable espionage," North Korea's state media reported. The sentencing is part of a crackdown ahead of the country's first ruling party congress in 36 years, which begins on May 6.

from Breakingviews:

RBS sale delays hit credibility more than finances

April 29, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from FaithWorld:

Vatican saw surge of suspicious financial activity reports in 2015

April 29, 2016

A guard stands at the Vatican April 18, 2016.  REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

(A guard stands at the Vatican April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

The Vatican received 544 reports of suspicious financial activity in 2015, nearly four times more than the year before, its financial watchdog said on Thursday, putting the increase down to better compliance, not more crime.