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Jul 11, 2011

News Corp may be at risk for US probe over bribery

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, July 11 (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s
News Corp (NWSA.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) could face probes by U.S. authorities for
possibly violating bribery laws, compounding the media mogul’s
problems after a phone-hacking scandal in Britain.

The Obama administration has significantly stepped up
enforcement of anti-bribery laws in the last two years, winning
big settlements from the likes of Daimler AG DAIGn and BAE
Systems Plc (BAES.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) by focusing on bribes they paid to foreign
officials to win lucrative contracts.

Jul 7, 2011

Mistrial in U.S. bribery sting after jury deadlock

WASHINGTON, July 7 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Thursday
declared a mistrial after the jury deadlocked over whether four
arms salesmen were guilty of violating federal bribery laws by
offering bribes to win lucrative contracts in an undercover
operation that ensnared 22 people, according to the Justice
Department.

In a setback for the Obama administration, Judge Richard
Leon declared the mistrial after jurors were unable to reach a
unanimous verdict after six different votes. The trial lasted
for six weeks and jurors deliberated for more than a week.

Jul 7, 2011

Roger Clemens’s perjury trial begins

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Baseball pitching great Roger Clemens may call ex-teammates to testify in his defense at his perjury trial while a prosecutor said on Wednesday he may mention or call as witnesses star players implicated in the steroids scandal.

Both sides laid out their potential strategies on the first day of the trial in which one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history has been accused of lying to Congress when he denied taking performance-enhancing drugs.

Jul 6, 2011

Firearms head admits Mexico gun sting mistakes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The acting head of the U.S. firearms agency admitted during secret talks with Congress that mistakes were made in a botched operation to track the illegal movement of guns to Mexico, lawmakers said on Wednesday.

The operation, dubbed “Fast and Furious,” has put the Obama administration on the defensive, provoking questions about who knew what and when within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Justice Department, as well as questions about their cooperation with Congress.

Jul 6, 2011

Somali arrested by U.S. sought to expand al Shabaab

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An accused leader of the Somali militant group al Shabaab captured by U.S. forces and charged in a federal court sought to expand the group’s operations beyond his home country, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame, believed to be in his mid-20s, was captured in waters between Yemen and Somalia on April 19. He was interrogated aboard a U.S. Navy ship by a special intelligence team for information about al Shabaab and a second group, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Jul 6, 2011

US court orders gay military service ban lifted

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The Obama administration must stop enforcing the ban that prevents gay men and women from serving openly in the U.S. military, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

President Barack Obama last year signed a landmark law repealing the policy that forced gays to keep their sexual orientation secret if they want to be in the military. The Pentagon has been in the process of writing rules for the new policy.

Jul 6, 2011

Baseball – Roger Clemens’ perjury trial begins

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Baseball pitching great Roger Clemens may call ex-teammates to testify in his defence at his perjury trial while a prosecutor said on Wednesday he may mention or call as witnesses star players implicated in the steroids scandal.

Both sides laid out their potential strategies on the first day of the trial in which one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history has been accused of lying to Congress when he denied taking performance-enhancing drugs.

Jul 6, 2011

U.S. firearms head admits Mexico gun sting mistakes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The acting head of the U.S. firearms agency admitted during secret talks at Congress that mistakes were made in a botched operation to track the illegal movement of guns to Mexico, lawmakers said on Wednesday.

The operation, dubbed “Fast and Furious,” has put the Obama administration on the defensive, provoking questions about who knew what and when within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Justice Department, as well as questions about their cooperation with Congress.

Jul 6, 2011

Militants may try bomb implants to attack – US

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Militants are showing renewed interest in using a surgically implanted bomb to blow up a commercial flight, though there is no indication an attack is imminent, a U.S. security official said on Wednesday, citing new intelligence.

U.S. authorities have warned their counterparts abroad as well as air carriers about the new information and were taking steps to boost security.

Jul 6, 2011

Militants may try bomb implants to attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Militants are showing renewed interest in using a surgically implanted bomb to blow up a commercial flight, though there is no indication an attack is imminent, a U.S. security official said on Wednesday, citing new intelligence.

U.S. authorities have warned their counterparts abroad as well as air carriers about the new information and were taking steps to boost security.

    • About Jeremy

      "Legal correspondent. Previously has covered the White House, U.S. political campaigns, Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the U.S. economy. Launched and directed the "Tales from the Trail: 2008" Reuters campaign blog, the predecessor to Reuters' "Front Row Washington" blog."
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