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Aug 22, 2013

U.S. soldier Manning gets 35 years for passing documents to WikiLeaks

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – U.S. soldier Bradley Manning was sentenced on Wednesday to 35 years in a military prison for turning over more than 700,000 classified files to WikiLeaks in the biggest breach of secret data in the nation’s history.

The 25-year-old former low-level intelligence analyst, in uniform, stood quietly and showed no emotion as Judge Colonel Denise Lind sentenced him to less time behind bars than the 60 years sought by military prosecutors.

Aug 21, 2013

U.S. soldier Manning gets 35-year prison sentence

, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Bradley Manning, the
U.S. soldier convicted of the biggest breach of classified data
in the nation’s history by providing files to Wikileaks, was
sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday.

Judge Colonel Denise Lind, who last month convicted Manning
of 20 charges including espionage and theft, could have
sentenced him to as many as 90 years in prison. Prosecutors had
asked for 60 years.

Aug 21, 2013

Marches, events to mark anniversary of King’s ‘dream’ speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Marches, speeches and global bell-ringing are set to mark the 50th anniversary this month of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” speech, a key event in the struggle of African Americans for racial equality.

The week of commemorations in Washington will culminate on August 28, when President Barack Obama, the first black U.S. president, will speak at the Lincoln Memorial 50 years to the day after King made his historic address at the site.

Aug 21, 2013

U.S. marches, events to mark anniversary of King’s ‘dream’ speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Marches, speeches and global bell-ringing are set to mark the 50th anniversary this month of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” speech, a key event in the struggle of African Americans for racial equality.

The week of commemorations in Washington will culminate on August 28, when President Barack Obama, the first black U.S. president, will speak at the Lincoln Memorial 50 years to the day after King made his historic address at the site.

Aug 21, 2013

U.S. WikiLeaks soldier Manning to learn his fate on Wednesday

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier convicted of the biggest breach of classified data in the nation’s history, will be told on Wednesday how much of his life will be spent in a military prison.

The 25-year-old private first class could face up to 90 years for turning over more than 700,000 classified files, battlefield videos and diplomatic cables to the pro-transparency website WikiLeaks, in a case that has commanded international attention since 2010.

Aug 18, 2013

First settlement reached in Penn State sex abuse civil case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Pennsylvania State University has agreed to a settlement with a 25-year-old man who was sexually abused by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky in a campus shower, the man’s attorney said late on Saturday.

It is the first of 26 claims to be finalized in the Sandusky scandal, Philadelphia attorney Tom Kline told Reuters. He declined to give details of the settlement but the university has approved spending $60 million for the payouts.

Aug 15, 2013

Manning tells court he’s ‘sorry’ for U.S. secrets breach to WikiLeaks

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – U.S. soldier Bradley Manning on Wednesday told a military court “I’m sorry” for giving war logs and diplomatic secrets to the WikiLeaks website three years ago, the biggest breach of classified data in the nation’s history.

“I am sorry that my actions hurt people. I’m sorry that they hurt the United States,” the 25-year-old U.S. Army Private First Class told the sentencing phase of his court-martial. “I am sorry for the unintended consequences of my actions … The last few years have been a learning experience.”

Aug 14, 2013

U.S. soldier Manning could break silence as WikiLeaks trial nears end

By Ian Simpson

(Reuters) – U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, convicted of providing secret files to WikiLeaks in the biggest data breach in U.S. history, could break a long silence on Wednesday as the sentencing phase of his court-martial wraps up.

Manning, 25, faces up to 90 years in prison for providing more than 700,000 files, battle videos and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, a pro-transparency website.

Aug 9, 2013

Regulators vote to reduce rates for prison phone calls

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on Friday to reduce prison telephone rates that had made it far more expensive for prison inmates to make phone calls than it is outside prison walls.

The commission voted 2-1 to reduce interstate phone rates for inmates that it said had been as high as $17 for a 15-minute call when extra fees were added in, the panel said in a statement.

Aug 9, 2013

U.S. regulators vote to reduce rates for prison phone calls

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal
Communications Commission voted on Friday to reduce prison
telephone rates that had made it far more expensive for prison
inmates to make phone calls than it is outside prison walls.

The commission voted 2-1 to reduce interstate phone rates
for inmates that it said had been as high as $17 for a 15-minute
call when extra fees were added in, the panel said in a
statement.

    • About Ian

      "Ian Simpson covers Italian equities from Milan with a focus on banks. In a 30-year career, he has been based in Dallas, Kansas City, New York, Washington, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Portugal and Italy. He has reported from more than 20 countries."
      Joined Reuters:
      1990
      Languages:
      Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, some Dari
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