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Apr 13, 2012

Fight emerges over fate of Megaupload US servers

, April 13 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday
came up short trying to find anyone to take possession of more
than 1,100 computer servers that were used by Megaupload, the
now-shuttered online service that has been charged with massive
copyright infringement.

Megaupload has offered to buy the servers from the hosting
company, but U.S. prosecutors and others have objected because
of concerns over ensuring that the copyrighted movies,
television shows and music are not downloaded again.

Apr 10, 2012

FBI replaces bin Laden on Ten Most Wanted list

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A child pornography suspect has been placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list to replace al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed by U.S. forces last year.

Eric Justin Toth, 30, a former private school teacher, was indicted in 2008 in Maryland on one count related to producing child pornography, according to court records. Authorities found pornographic images on a camera in his possession, the FBI said.

Apr 4, 2012

U.S. plans to sue Arizona sheriff for targeting Latinos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Tuesday said it was preparing to sue Arizona county sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department for violating civil rights laws by improperly targeting Latinos in a bid to crack down on illegal immigrants.

The sheriff’s high-profile crackdown on illegal immigrants has helped thrust the issue onto the national political stage with some states passing tough new laws aimed at pushing out those in the country illegally.

Apr 3, 2012

Government plans to sue Arizona sheriff for targeting Latinos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Tuesday said it was preparing to sue Arizona county sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department for violating civil rights laws by improperly targeting Latinos in a bid to crack down on illegal immigrants.

The sheriff’s high-profile crackdown on illegal immigrants has helped thrust the issue onto the national political stage with some states passing tough new laws aimed at pushing out those in the country illegally.

Mar 28, 2012

Judge bars import of drug used in death penalty

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A judge on Tuesday barred authorities from importing an anesthesia drug used in carrying out death sentences because the Food and Drug Administration never approved the drug for use in the United States, and he ordered supplies be confiscated.

A group of death row inmates had sued the FDA last year over improperly allowing shipments into the country of sodium thiopental, a sedative used as the first of three drugs administered in carrying out executions.

Mar 27, 2012

U.S. judge bars import of drug used in death penalty

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday barred U.S. authorities from importing an anesthesia drug used in carrying out death sentences because the Food and Drug Administration never approved the drug for use in the United States, and he ordered supplies be confiscated.

A group of death row inmates had sued the FDA last year over improperly allowing shipments into the country of sodium thiopental, a sedative used as the first of three drugs administered in carrying out executions.

Mar 26, 2012

U.S. urges court to stay out of decision on Iranian group

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Monday urged a U.S. appeals court not to interfere with its review and decision-making process over whether to remove the Iranian dissident group Mujahadin-e Khalq from a U.S. terrorism blacklist.

The group asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to order the State Department to either remove it from the list or require action within a specified period on its request to delist the group.

Mar 21, 2012

Ex-scientist gets 13 years in prison over spying

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former U.S. government scientist Stewart Nozette was once on the cutting edge of space exploration, but instead of resting on those laurels he will spend 13 years in prison for trying to sell some of his country’s most closely guarded secrets.

He once sketched on a napkin a concept for satellite technology that eventually helped confirm that there was water on the moon, but in 2009 Nozette sought to sell classified information to someone he thought was an Israeli intelligence officer but was an FBI agent in an undercover sting operation.

Mar 20, 2012

Ex-CFO pleads guilty in mortgage fraud case

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) – Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp’s former chief financial officer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges he helped mislead investors and cover up shortfalls that led to the collapse of one of the largest mortgage companies during the recent U.S. financial crisis.

Delton de Armas, 41 of Carrollton, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud and one count of making false statements, charges that each carry a maximum five-year prison term.

Mar 17, 2012

Insanity defense for U.S. soldier may be tough sell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – If the U.S. soldier being held for the massacre of 16 Afghan civilians faces an Army court-martial, his lawyers will likely have a hard time persuading a military jury his shooting spree was the result of insanity brought on by trauma or stress.

The soldier, identified by a U.S. official as Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, was treated for a traumatic brain injury he suffered in a vehicle rollover in 2010 while deployed in Iraq, one of three tours he served there, officials have said.

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      "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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