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Aug 22, 2011

New York prosecutors set to drop Strauss-Kahn case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Prosecutors on Monday appeared set to drop sexual assault charges against former IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a stunning reversal in the case against a man who many had seen as the next president of France.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office will recommend to a judge that the case be dismissed after they lost faith in the accuser, a 32-year-old hotel maid from Guinea, due to lies she told about her past, New York news media reported.

Jul 25, 2011

Strauss-Kahn’s accuser: Schemer or immigrant survivor?

NEW YORK (Reuters) – First she was portrayed as a model of virtue who was violated by a rich and powerful man.

Then she was presented as a liar, a schemer associated with criminals in the New York underworld, who may have taken down the next president of France for her own financial gain.

Jul 18, 2011

Sept. 11 families seek meeting with FBI on hacking

NEW YORK, July 18 (Reuters) – Relatives of victims of the
Sept. 11 attacks have asked to meet the FBI and the U.S.
Justice Department to discuss the agencies’ preliminary inquiry
into reports that News Corp (NWSA.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) reporters may have tried
to hack the phones of 9/11 victims.

U.S. authorities have acknowledged they are looking into a
report by Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper that reporters with
the rival News of the World offered to pay a New York police
officer for private phone records of some 9/11 victims.

Jul 2, 2011

More questions raised about Strauss-Kahn accuser

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Scrutiny of the accuser in the sexual assault case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn intensified on Saturday after more revelations about her conduct following the purported May 14 attack.

A judge released Strauss-Kahn from house arrest and lifted strict bail conditions on Friday after prosecutors discovered a pattern of lying in her background, although serious charges including sexual assault and attempted rape remain in place against the man once seen a top French presidential contender.

Jul 1, 2011

Prosecutors detail lies told by DSK accuser

NEW YORK (Reuters) – She lied about being gang-raped in her home country. She cheated on her taxes. And she changed details of her story about being sexually assaulted by a man once seen as the next president of France.

These were some of the devastating charges laid out by prosecutors about the hotel maid who accuses former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault.

Jun 29, 2011

U.S. cost of war at least $3.7 trillion and counting

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When President Barack Obama cited cost as a reason to bring troops home from Afghanistan, he referred to a $1 trillion price tag for America’s wars.

Staggering as it is, that figure grossly underestimates the total cost of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan to the U.S. Treasury and ignores more imposing costs yet to come, according to a study released on Wednesday.

Jun 10, 2011

Weiner won’t resign over sex scandal

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Anthony Weiner vowed to remain in office on Thursday despite increasing pressure for him to resign for sending lewd pictures of himself to women over the Internet and then lying about it.

“I’m not,” Weiner told the New York Post when asked if he was going to resign.

Jun 9, 2011

U.S. lawmaker Weiner won’t resign over sex scandal

NEW YORK, June 9 (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Anthony
Weiner vowed to remain in office on Thursday despite increasing
pressure for him to resign for sending lewd pictures of himself
to women over the Internet and then lying about it.

“I’m not,” Weiner told the New York Post when asked if he
was going to resign.

Jun 9, 2011

Weiner vows not to resign over online sex scandal

NEW YORK, June 9 (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Anthony
Weiner vowed to remain in office on Thursday despite increasing
pressure for him to resign for sending lewd pictures of himself
to women over the Internet and then lying about it.

“I’m not,” Weiner told the New York Post when asked if he
was going to resign.

Jun 9, 2011

Pressure mounts on U.S. lawmaker over sex scandal

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, June 8 (Reuters) – Calls for U.S.
Representative Anthony Weiner’s resignation, including from
some fellow Democrats, mounted on Wednesday, two days after he
confirmed details of an online sex scandal.

Word also emerged that the wife he has publicly humiliated
is pregnant.

Democrats in Congress, distancing themselves from the once
rising liberal Democratic political star, are becoming
increasingly concerned about the political fallout.

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      "Daniel Trotta joined Reuters as a correspondent in 1993, starting in Nicaragua and moving Mexico City (1996) and Madrid (2000) before coming to New York in 2005. As a U.S. General News correspondent, his specialty is writing the lead story on major breaking news. Trotta also travels the United States producing in-depth features and helps edit the national news file from the Reuters headquarters in New York. Outside the office, he is the manager of the New York Express of the New York City Metro Baseball League."
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