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Venezuela warned detained envoy not to cooperate with U.S., court filing shows
  + stars: | 2021-01-22 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
The lawyers included a July 1 letter sent to Saab by Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza while Saab was detained in Cape Verde. It addressed him as the South American country’s “Special Representative to the Islamic Republic of Iran” and noted that Saab had information considered “classified” by Venezuela. “If you are extradited to the United States, you will be put under pressure, whether legitimately or not, to disclose that information,” Arreaza wrote. At the time of his arrest, Saab was en route to Iran to negotiate shipments of fuel and humanitarian supplies to Venezuela, his lawyers previously told Reuters. Iran sent more than 2 million barrels of fuel last year to help resolve gasoline shortages in Venezuela, whose oil industry is under U.S. sanctions.
Persons: Alex Saab, Nicolas Maduro, , Jorge Arreaza, Islamic Republic of Iran ”, ” Arreaza, Organizations: Reuters, Saab, United States, Court, Southern, Southern District of, Venezuelan Locations: United States, U.S, Colombian, Cape Verde, Southern District, Southern District of Florida, Islamic Republic of Iran, Venezuela, Iran, West Africa
At least five mine workers killed in blast in southern India
  + stars: | 2021-01-22 | by ( Chandini Monnappa | Sethuraman N R | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
BENGALURU (Reuters) - At least five mine workers were killed in southern India when their trucks carrying blasting material exploded, officials said on Friday. The workers were transporting gelatin sticks used commonly as explosive material in stone mining quarries, a senior police official at the site of the accident, in Shivamogga district of Karnataka state, said. Karnataka, home to the tech hub of Bengaluru, has vast mineral deposits and stone quarries, but the safety of mine workers has remained a concern. Yedyurappa said five people were confirmed dead and three people including the owner of the quarry had been detained and an investigation was ongoing. “Pained by the loss of lives in Shivamogga ... the state government is providing all possible assistance to the affected,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a Twitter post.
Persons: News18, B.S, Yedyurappa, Narendra Modi Locations: BENGALURU, India, Shivamogga district, Karnataka, Bengaluru, Shivamogga .
A self-described “dating and relationship strategist” from New Jersey was charged Thursday for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot after posting multiple videos to Twitter admitting he was there. The New Jersey native was brought to the FBI’s attention after former classmates from college and high school submitted tips based on his tweets. The tweets expressed criticism of the “mainstream media” for its characterization of the riot, made unfounded claims that the rioters were anti-fascists rather than Donald Trump supporters and described politicians as criminals. We outnumber you and will outlast you.”In a Periscope livestream on Wednesday, Stedman called President Joe Biden’s inauguration a “communist takeover” of the country. Stedman was set to have a virtual appearance with the District Court of New Jersey on Thursday afternoon.
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Parler loses bid to have service restored by Amazon
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Elizabeth Culliford | Jonathan Stempel | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018. Amazon Web Services suspended Parler on Jan. 10. It has said Parler violated its contract by ignoring repeated warnings to effectively address steady growth in violent content, including calls to assassinate prominent Democratic politicians, leading business executives and the media. Parler said Amazon had no contractual right to pull the plug, and did so out of “political animus” to benefit Twitter Inc, a larger Amazon client that Parler said did not censor violent content targeting conservatives. Many supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump favor Parler, which has claimed it had more than 12 million users.
Persons: Pascal, Barbara Rothstein, Parler, , Donald Trump Organizations: REUTERS, Inc, Amazon, U.S . Capitol . U.S, District, Amazon Web Services, Democratic, Twitter Locations: Boves, France, Seattle
Google judge says U.S. states must begin turning over documents next month
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured outs a Google offcie near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Paresh Dave/File Photo/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The federal judge who is hearing both the U.S. Justice Department and state antitrust cases against Google said on Thursday that he wanted the states to begin turning documents over to the search and advertising giant on Feb. 4 as part of preparation for trial. Schmidtlein said he expected a large amount of material Microsoft . Kenneth Dintzer, who represents the Justice Department, said he expected much of that material to be turned over to Google’s lawyers on Jan. 29. In a previous status hearing, Judge Amit Mehta tentatively set a trial date of Sept. 12, 2023.
Persons: Paresh Dave, Amit Mehta, John Schmidtlein, Schmidtlein, Kenneth Dintzer, Department’s Organizations: REUTERS, WASHINGTON, U.S . Justice Department, Google, U.S, District of Columbia, Justice Department, Inc, Microsoft Corp, Microsoft, Capitol Locations: Mountain View , California, U.S, Colorado
TUNIS (Reuters) - The 19-year-old smoking with friends in a poor district of Tunisia’s capital had a simple explanation for night-time clashes between youths and police that have shaken the country - he has nothing to lose. FILE PHOTO: Security forces clash with demonstrators during anti-government protests in Tunis, Tunisia, January 18, 2021. He can’t afford to pay professional smugglers to take him abroad as a rising number of Tunisians are doing. Ayman, who said he was 16, scowled and smoked, saying he took part in the clashes because he wanted to hurt the police. “The police insult us,” he said, adding that he had been arrested three times for theft and drug possession.
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A minor has filed a lawsuit against Twitter, claiming it declined to remove an explicit video. The lawsuit says the video was posted by a predator who extorted the minor. Twitter declined to comment on the specifics of the lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday. After Twitter declined to remove the video, the plaintiff's mother asked an agent of the US Department of Homeland Security for help, the lawsuit says. The agent contacted Twitter and the video was removed from Twitter on or about January 30, 2020, the lawsuit claims.
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13,000 School Districts, 13,000 Approaches to Teaching During Covid
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Kate Taylor | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: 1 min
Jan. 21, 2021What does it mean to go to public school in the United States during the pandemic? The answer looks so different in different parts of the country, it is hard to tell that we are one nation. In some rural and suburban areas, especially in the South, Midwest and Great Plains, almost all students began the 2020-21 academic year attending school in person, and they have continued to do so, except for temporary closures during outbreaks. In many cities, the bulk of students haven’t been in a classroom since March. And in some districts, like New York City, only younger students have the option of going to school in person, with many attending only part-time.
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Myth: Covid-19 vaccines are unsafe because they were developed too fastFact: The coronavirus vaccines that are now being deployed have undergone strict and rigorous clinical trials involving thousands of human participants after initial animal trials. Kevin Frayer | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesMyth: Coronavirus vaccines alter DNAFact: The coronavirus vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna contain messenger RNA (or mRNA) which instruct our cells how to make a protein that triggers an immune response. Myth: Coronavirus vaccines affect fertilityFact: Some women are concerned that the coronavirus vaccine could harm their fertility and there has been a mass of misinformation online regarding this. A woman receives the vaccination the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Of the data available from animal studies, "no safety concerns were demonstrated in rats that received Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before or during pregnancy; studies of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are ongoing," the CDC said.
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Cannabis farm found in London financial district
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Reuters Editorial | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
BusinessCannabis farm found in London financial districtPostedThe first cannabis farm has been found in London’s historic financial district, where office buildings have been emptied because of lockdowns to contain the spread of COVID-19. Ciara Lee reports
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Judge refuses to force Amazon to put Parler back online
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Annie Palmer | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
A U.S. judge has refused to order Amazon to bring Parler back online, delivering a blow to the upstart social media network. Parler had become a haven for many conservatives and Trump supporters who felt traditional social media companies were censoring their speech. In response, Parler filed a lawsuit against Amazon Web Services in U.S. District Court in Seattle for withdrawing support and demanded that AWS reinstate its account. The judge also rebuffed Parler's claim that Amazon pulled the plug on the site to benefit Twitter and violated antitrust laws. Epik is a company that sells domain names and it also hosts Gab, a social media network that's popular with the far-right.
Persons: Parler, Trump, Barbara Rothstein, Rothstein Organizations: Capitol, Amazon Web Services, Court, AWS, District, Amazon, Twitter, DDos, Guard, Reuters Locations: U.S, Seattle, Russian
Public Health Experts Are Divided Dr. Anthony S. Fauci appeared before the World Health Organization and in the White House briefing room. A line of people waiting to receive a coronavirus vaccine at a library in Lehigh Acres, Fla., last month. How he handles it will set the tone for how Americans view his administration going forward, as Mr. Biden himself acknowledged. Mr. Biden bristled at a reporter’s question when he was asked if the goal should be for a higher number. “The brutal truth is it’s going to take months before we can get the majority of Americans vaccinated,” Mr. Biden said.
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Police discover first cannabis farm in London financial district
  + stars: | 2021-01-20 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: A bus drives on an almost empty street, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the financial district of London, Britain July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - The first cannabis farm has been found in London’s historic financial district, where office buildings have been emptied because of lockdowns to contain the spread of COVID-19, British police said on Wednesday. The City of London Police said 826 cannabis plants were found in a building near the Bank of England. The police said there were reports of a “strong smell of cannabis”, which led to the raid. It is very quiet around the Bank of England, I should say.”
Persons: Hannah McKay, Andrew Bailey, , ’ ”, Organizations: REUTERS, City of London Police, Bank of England Locations: London, Britain, COVID, City
Oklahoma judge orders 'Tiger King' zoo to turn over big cats
  + stars: | 2021-01-20 | by ( The Associated Press | ) www.nbcnews.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
A federal judge in Oklahoma has ordered the new owners of an Oklahoma zoo featured in Netflix’s “Tiger King” documentary to turn over all the lion and tiger cubs in their possession, along with the animals’ mothers, to the federal government. U.S. District Judge John F. Heil III issued the order last week in the case against Jeffrey and Lauren Lowe and the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park based on claimed violations of the Endangered Species Act and the Animal Welfare Act. Jeffrey Lowe’s attorney, Daniel Card of Oklahoma City, didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment. The Lowes took over operations of the zoo, which was previously run by Joseph Maldonado-Passage — also known as Joe Exotic — and featured in Netflix’s “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.”Maldonado-Passage is serving a 22-year sentence in a Fort Worth, Texas, federal prison for his conviction on charges that he participated in a murder-for-hire plot and violated federal wildlife laws. Maldonado-Passage has formally requested a pardon from outgoing President Donald Trump.
Persons: John F, Heil III, Jeffrey, Lauren Lowe, Jeffrey Lowe’s, Daniel Card, Joseph Maldonado, Joe, ” Maldonado, Donald Trump Organizations: U.S, District, Animal Welfare, Oklahoma City, Lowes Locations: Oklahoma, didn’t, Fort Worth , Texas, Maldonado
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump led the United States for four tumultuous years with a right-wing populist approach and an “America First” message, but left office with his presidency in tatters and the country’s democratic institutions dented after a calamitous last chapter. U.S. President Donald Trump reacts in a car as he drives past supporters in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., January 20, 2021. Critics including senior Democrats and former members of his own administration portrayed Trump as a peril to democracy with autocratic tendencies. Critics accused Trump of pursuing policies built around “white grievance” in a nation with a growing non-white population. Mueller detailed numerous contacts between Trump campaign figures and Russians.
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Google asks U.S. judge to move states' antitrust lawsuit to California
  + stars: | 2021-01-20 | by ( David Shepardson | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google has asked a U.S. judge in Texas to transfer an antitrust lawsuit filed by 10 states in December to a court in California, a state that has more relevant witnesses and documents needed by the company, it said. FILE PHOTO: A Google sign is pictured on a Google building in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., October 20, 2020. “As internal Google documents reveal, Google sought to kill competition and has done so through an array of exclusionary tactics, including an unlawful agreement with Facebook, its largest potential competitive threat,” the lawsuit said. Google previously called the Texas lawsuit “meritless.”In total, Google has been sued three times since October by U.S. states and the Justice Department, including the Texas lawsuit. In December, a separate group of 38 U.S. states and territories filed their own antitrust complaint Google.
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Salomon Melgen: Trump commuted the prison sentence of Melgen, an eye doctor and major Democratic donor convicted of defrauding Medicare patients. Urlacher faced two counts in the case, each of which had carried a potential prison sentence of five years. Here is the full list, as provided by the White House:Abel Holtz – President Trump granted a full pardon to Abel Holtz. Jaime A. Davidson – President Trump commuted the sentence of Jaime A. Davidson. Those assisted by Ms. Povah’s organization include Ms. Adrianne Miller, whose remaining prison sentence the President commuted.
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China's capital steps up COVID-19 measures as outbreak persists
  + stars: | 2021-01-20 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk along Nanluoguxiang alley, in Beijing, China January 16, 2021. Northeastern Jilin province reported 46 new cases, however, setting another record in daily cases, while Hebei province surrounding Beijing reported 19 new cases. Beijing reported seven new cases, matching the total reported on Dec. 28. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 88,557, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,635. The figures exclude cases reported in Hong Kong and Macau, which are Chinese territories but independently report their data.
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Coronavirus testing in Austin on Monday, when new cases in Texas were averaging over 20,000 a day. Texas has received more than 1.7 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, and administered 1.3 million, Gov. The Serum Institute aims to distribute a billion doses of its coronavirus vaccine by the end of 2021. “We just don’t have that information.”Here are steps you can take to protect yourself from the new coronavirus variant. New York City received 53,000 doses this week, the mayor said, and had a total of 116,000 doses in inventory Tuesday morning.
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Former President Trump did not preemptively pardon himself before leaving office on Wednesday. As president, Trump had the power to issue a pardon even when the recipient hasn't been charged or convicted of a crime. Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump, and Donald Trump Jr. before the presidential debate last week in Cleveland, Ohio. The Senate can take a vote to bar Trump from holding federal office again if they convict him. The New York attorney general's office and the Manhattan District Attorney's office are also both investigating whether some tax write-offs that benefited Ivanka Trump broke the law.
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Trump on Wednesday morning issued a full pardon to Al Pirro Jr., the ex-husband of one of Trump's most slavishly loyal supporters in the media, Jeanine Pirro, the host of Fox News' "Justice with Judge Jeanine." Al Pirro did not immediately respond to a request for comment left at his office. Less than 12 hours before the Al Pirro pardon was revealed, the White House announced Trump had pardoned 73 other people, and commuted the criminal sentences of 70 individuals. Al Pirro had been hit by a paternity lawsuit while serving his prison sentence for the tax case conviction. "This fraud will continue and America will be doomed for the next 20 years," Jeanine Pirro said.
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Former President Donald Trump faces numerous legal issues at the federal and state levels that could last for years. Trump could face criminal and civil matters at the federal, state, and local levels. By doing so, the now ex-president opened himself up to federal, state, and local prosecution for election-law violations, several election-law experts told Insider. Whether Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr does anything is another matter. Three Democratic members of Congress, in two separate requests filed in late December, have asked the Department of Justice and Federal Election Commission to investigate whether the company violated election laws.
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A Georgia lawyer boasted that he and fellow rioters "kicked in Nancy Pelosi's office door" and the House speaker dodged being "torn into little pieces," according to a criminal complaint. Calhoun said the "mob" searched through Pelosi's "inner sanctum," according to his Facebook post cited in the affidavit. "And get this - the first of us who got upstairs kicked in Nancy Pelosi's office door and pushed down the hall towards her inner sanctum, the mob howling with rage," Calhoun wrote, according to the FBI. "Crazy Nancy probably would have been torn into little pieces but she was nowhere to be seen." Calhoun, who practices criminal and insurance law, was in good standing and has not been targeted for any discipline, according to Georgia Bar Association records.
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Tyson Foods settles more of chicken price-fixing litigation
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(Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc agreed to settle price-fixing litigation by consumers who accused it of illegally conspiring to inflate prices in the $65 billion chicken industry. It came eight days after Tyson agreed to settle related antitrust claims by purchasers who bought chickens directly from the Springdale, Arkansas-based company. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp, owned mainly by Brazil’s JBS SA, agreed on Jan. 11 to pay $75 million to settle claims by direct purchasers of chickens. A few smaller producers have settled related claims. The case is In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, No.
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Tyson Foods reaches more settlements in chicken price-fixing litigation
  + stars: | 2021-01-19 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
(Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc said on Wednesday it would pay $221.5 million to settle a price-fixing litigation with two more groups of plaintiffs accusing it of illegally conspiring to inflate prices in the $65 billion chicken industry. Eight days ago, Tyson agreed to settle related antitrust claims by purchasers who bought chickens directly from the Springdale, Arkansas-based company. Tyson has also faced price-fixing claims by large restaurant and supermarket operators such as Chick-fil-A, Kroger Co and Walmart Inc. A few smaller producers have settled related claims. The case is In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, No.
Persons: Lucas Jackson, Tyson, Brazil’s Organizations: Reuters, Tyson Foods Inc, REUTERS, Kroger Co, Walmart Inc, Pilgrim’s Pride Corp, Brazil’s JBS SA, Perdue Farms Inc, Sanderson Farms, U.S . Department of Justice, Antitrust Litigation, Court, Northern District of Locations: New York, Chicago, Springdale , Arkansas, Denver, Northern District, Northern District of Illinois
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