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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston, Massachusetts on March 23, 2015. Attorney's Office in Boston/Handout via Reuters/File PhotoBOSTON, June 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has urged the Supreme Court to reinstate the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, despite President Joe Biden's stated opposition to capital punishment. In overturning Tsarnaev's death sentence, the Boston-based 1st U.S. It ordered a new trial over the sentence he should receive for the death penalty-eligible crimes for which he was convicted. Reporting by Nate Raymond in Boston; Editing by Will DunhamOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Joe Biden's, Biden, Elizabeth Prelogar, Department's, David Patton, Patton, Tsarnaev, Donald Trump, Tamerlan, Sean Collier, Tsarnaev's, Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu, Krystle Campbell, Nate Raymond, Will Dunham Organizations: U.S, Attorney's, REUTERS, Reuters, BOSTON, U.S . Justice, Marathon, Democrat, Justice Department, Circuit, Appeals, The, Department, Republican, Thomson Locations: Boston , Massachusetts, Boston, Kyrgyzstan
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland delivers remarks on voting rights at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, U.S., June 11, 2021. The Justice Department under former attorneys general William Barr and Jeff Sessions was regularly accused of putting Trump's personal and political interests ahead of the law. The New York Times on Thursday reported that the Trump-era Justice Department subpoenaed Apple Inc (AAPL.O) for data on Schiff and Swalwell. The head of the Justice Department's National Security Division is expected to leave his post by the end of next week, the Times reported on Monday. The departure of John Demers, a holdover from Trump's administration, had been arranged months ago, the Times reported.
Persons: General Merrick Garland, Tom Brenner, Donald Trump's, Garland, Lisa Monaco, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, General Michael Horowitz, Trump, Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Schiff, Swalwell, William Barr, Jeff Sessions, Barr, Kate Bedingfield, Apple, Donald McGahn, John Demers Organizations: U.S . Department of Justice, REUTERS Companies Companies, Apple Inc, U.S . Justice, Justice Department, Trump, Democratic, Department, White House Communications, New York Times, Trump -, White, Times, Justice Department's National Security Division Locations: Washington , U.S
U.S. President Joe Biden holds a news conference at the end of the G7 summit, at Cornwall Airport Newquay, Britain, June 13, 2021. read more White House and State Department officials declined to elaborate or say what Biden would seek from Putin. In another U.S. criminal probe, Evgeniy Bogachev, a Russian national, was charged in 2014 with running GameOver Zeus, a variant of sophisticated bank-fraud software, and distributing early ransomware called Cryptolocker. Increasingly, ransomware has moved toward bigger targets and toward stealing secrets instead of just encrypting them inside the targets. Because the Treasury sanctions forbid U.S. ransomware targets from paying Evil Corp, the group keeps renaming its encryption software.
Persons: Joe Biden, Kevin Lamarque, Vladimir Putin, Putin, there's, John Bennett, Kroll, Bennett, Biden, shutdowns, Washington reciprocates, Evgeniy, John Carlin, Obama, ransomware, Craig Williams, Maksim Yakubets, Adam Meyers, Yakubets, Reuters Yakubets Organizations: Cornwall Airport, REUTERS, Kevin Lamarque As U.S, FBI, Colonial Pipeline Co, meatpacker JBS SA, U.S, Reuters, Yahoo, Colonial Pipeline, Sunday, and State Department, Putin, U.S . Justice Department, Cisco Systems, Evil Corp, U.S . Treasury, Treasury, United, Analysts, Evil, Accenture, Thomson Locations: Cornwall Airport Newquay, Britain, Kevin Lamarque As, Brazil, Russia, San Francisco, U.S, Geneva, Russian, Moscow, United States
The family of a Black man who was fatally shot by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, announced Friday it has settled a lawsuit against the city for $4.5 million. Lawyers for Sterling's relatives said that the settlement would benefit his five children and involve "significant policy changes" for Baton Rouge officers. The Baton Rouge Union of Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday evening. Lake attempts to shock Sterling with a Taser gun to no avail, and Salamoni then tackles Sterling to the ground. After Sterling is apparently dead, Salamoni can be heard panting, and his hands are seen holding his handgun.
Persons: Alton Sterling, Sterling’s, Sharon Weston Broome, Blane Salamoni, Howie Lake, Sterling, Salamoni, profanities, Jeff Landry, Philando Organizations: Baton Rouge, Baton, Baton Rouge Union of Police, Sterling, U.S . Justice Department, Authorities Locations: Baton Rouge , Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Philando Castile, Anthony, Minnesota
Apple tightens rules after Justice Department targeted U.S. lawmakers
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( Stephen Nellis | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
The Apple Inc logo is shown outside the company's 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S. June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen LamApple Inc (AAPL.O) on Friday said it has tightened some of its rules for responding to legal requests after the U.S. Justice Department during Donald Trump's presidency subpoenaed it for information on Democratic lawmakers. Apple said it recently instituted a limit of 25 identifiers such as email addresses or phone numbers per legal request. Apple said that it did not provide data showing to whom or when messages of any kind were sent. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said on Friday he will investigate the department's efforts under Trump to seize the communications data of lawmakers and members of the news media.
Persons: Stephen Lam, Donald Trump's, Apple, General Michael Horowitz, Trump Organizations: Apple, REUTERS, Stephen Lam Apple Inc, U.S . Justice, Democratic, Justice Department, The New York Times, of, Intelligence, Times, Thomson Locations: San Francisco , California, U.S, Cupertino , California, Russia
Lilly spokesperson Kathryn Beiser and a Justice Department spokesperson declined to comment. The firm also has several lawyers whose reputations would carry weight with the Justice Department and the FDA, including former Attorney General Eric Holder, legal experts said. ANSWERING DIFFERENT QUESTIONSThe company-backed investigation was based on interviews with more than 100 people, the May 20 memo to Lilly employees said. The memo denies the company made false statements to the FDA. The company memo said Lilly couldn’t substantiate allegations that employees faced retaliation for refusing to make false statements.
Persons: Eli Lilly, Mike Segar, Lilly, Burling, Nellie Clark, Kathryn Beiser, Clark, Covington, it’s, , Paul Pelletier, Eric Holder, Gerald Masoudi, Masoudi, Amrit Mula, Mula, Trump, New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez, ” Menendez Organizations: Reuters, U.S . Justice, Company, REUTERS, U.S . Food, Drug Administration, Washington D.C, Covington, Burling LLP, Justice Department, U.S . Securities, Exchange Commission, Justice, U.S, Department, FDA, New, New Jersey Democrat Locations: New Jersey, Branchburg , New Jersey, , New Jersey, Washington, Covington, Mula, U.S
An Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceutical manufacturing plant is pictured at 50 ImClone Drive in Branchburg, New Jersey, March 5, 2021. If the Justice Department concludes that an internal investigation was thorough, it can result in a non-prosecution agreement with few, if any, penalties, the experts said. The firm also has several lawyers whose reputations would carry weight with the Justice Department and the FDA, including former Attorney General Eric Holder, legal experts said. ANSWERING DIFFERENT QUESTIONSThe company-backed investigation was based on interviews with more than 100 people, the May 20 memo to Lilly employees said. The company memo said Lilly couldn’t substantiate allegations that employees faced retaliation for refusing to make false statements.
Persons: Eli Lilly, Mike Segar, LLY.N, Lilly, Burling, Nellie Clark, Kathryn Beiser, Clark, Covington, it’s, , Paul Pelletier, Eric Holder, Gerald Masoudi, Masoudi, Amrit Mula, Mula, Trump, New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez, Menendez Organizations: Company, REUTERS, U.S . Justice, Reuters, U.S . Food, Drug Administration, Washington D.C, Covington, Burling LLP, Justice Department, U.S . Securities, Exchange Commission, Justice, U.S, Department, FDA, New, New Jersey Democrat, Thomson Locations: Branchburg , New Jersey, New Jersey, , New Jersey, Washington, Covington, Mula, U.S
REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationPresident Joe Biden on Wednesdaywithdrew a series of executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok, and ordered a Commerce Department review of security concerns posed by those apps. The White House remains very concerned about the data risks of TikTok users, another administration official told reporters. Biden's new executive order revokes the WeChat and TikTok orders issued in August, along with another in January that targeted eight other communications and financial technology software applications. The government appealed judicial orders that had blocked enforcement of Trump's executive orders that sought to ban TikTok and WeChat, but after Biden took office, the U.S. Justice Department asked to pause the appeals. Last week, Biden signed an executive order that bans U.S. investment in certain Chinese companies in the defense and surveillance technology sectors.
Persons: Donald Trump, Tik, Dado Ruvic, Joe Biden, TikTok, Ant Group's, Alipay, Trump, WeChat, Biden, Biden's Organizations: REUTERS, Commerce, White, Tencent Holdings, HK, U.S . Justice, U.S . Department of Justice, Commerce Department, Thomson Locations: Wednesdaywithdrew, United States
The White House remains very concerned about the data risks of TikTok users, another administration official told reporters. Biden's new executive order revokes the WeChat and TikTok orders Trump issued in August, along with another in January that targeted eight other communications and financial technology software applications. The Trump administration contended that WeChat and TikTok posed national security concerns because sensitive personal data of U.S. users could be collected by China’s government. Both TikTok, which has over 100 million users in the United States, and WeChat have denied posing national security concerns. The Trump administration had appealed judicial orders blocking the bans on TikTok and WeChat, but after Biden took office in January, the U.S. Justice Department asked to pause the appeals.
Persons: Donald Trump, Tik, Dado Ruvic, Joe Biden, TikTok, Biden, WeChat, Michael Bien, Trump, Ant Group's, Alipay, Biden's, Josh Hawley Organizations: REUTERS, Wednesday, Trump, Commerce, White, Commerce Department, WeChat, Alliance, Tencent Holdings, HK, Reuters, General Motors, Chevrolet, TikTok, U.S . Justice, U.S . Department of Justice, Homeland Security, Twitter, Thomson Locations: United States, TikTok
U.S. pharmacist jailed for three years for tampering with COVID-19 vaccines
  + stars: | 2021-06-09 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
A healthcare worker prepares the Moderna vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a vaccination centre, in El Paso, Texas, U.S May 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Luis GonzalezA Wisconsin pharmacist who pleaded guilty to trying to spoil hundreds of doses of Moderna’s (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine because he was skeptical about them has been jailed for three years, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesay. Court documents showed he purposefully removed a box of COVID-19 vaccine vials from a hospital refrigeration unit during two successive overnight shifts in December last year, the Justice Department said in its statement. Brandenburg was skeptical of vaccines in general and the Moderna vaccine specifically, and that he communicated his beliefs to his co-workers for at least the past two years, it said. Moderna's vaccine has to be stored and shipped frozen but does not require ultra-cold temperatures and can be stored for 30 days in standard-temperature refrigerators.
Persons: Jose Luis Gonzalez, Steven R, Brandenburg Organizations: Moderna, REUTERS, U.S . Justice, Attorney's, Eastern District of, Justice Department, Thomson Locations: El Paso , Texas, U.S, Wisconsin, Eastern District, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Brandenburg
Colonial Pipeline contacted local FBI offices, prosecutors after attack -company
  + stars: | 2021-06-07 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Holding tanks are seen in an aerial photograph at Colonial Pipeline's Dorsey Junction Station in Woodbine, Maryland, U.S. May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Drone BaseColonial Pipeline, the largest fuel pipeline in the United States, contacted local FBI field offices in Atlanta and San Francisco, and prosecutors in California and Washington, D.C, shortly after it underwent a cyber attack on May 7, the company said on Monday. The U.S. Justice Department on Monday said it recovered some $2.3 million worth of cryptocurrency from the Colonial Pipeline Co ransomware attack. The attack last month resulted in a six-day outage of the pipeline system and is one of the most disruptive digital ransom schemes ever reported. read more"The Department of Justice and FBI were instrumental in helping us to understand the threat actor and their tactics," said Colonial Pipeline Company President and Chief Executive Joseph Blount in a statement.
Persons: Joseph Blount Organizations: REUTERS, Pipeline, FBI, U.S . Justice, Colonial Pipeline Co, Department of Justice, Colonial Pipeline Company, Thomson Locations: Dorsey, Woodbine , Maryland, U.S, United States, Atlanta, San Francisco, California, Washington
Fleeing Texas inmates allegedly outsmarted jailers by placing dummies in bed
  + stars: | 2021-06-07 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Some inmates have managed to escape these facilities or bring in contraband, Horowitz said. In a memo on security at federal prisons, Horowitz described the escape of four inmates from the Beaumont site. It said the inmates managed to escape for more than 12 hours by placing dummies in their beds to make it look like they were in their cells or by having fellow inmates pose as them. The report did not identify the inmates or specify the date of the incident or how many dummies were used. "Gaps in security at federal prison camps and satellite prison camps present risks that inmates will escape and, if they return, smuggle contraband back into facilities undetected, which endangers the community," he said.
Persons: U.S . Justice Department's, General Michael Horowitz, Horowitz, Beaumont Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . Justice, FCC, of Prisons Locations: Texas, Beaumont
US Justice Dept got gag order on NY Times execs in fight over email logs - NYT
  + stars: | 2021-06-05 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Vehicles drive past the New York Times headquarters in New York March 1, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas JacksonThe U.S. Justice Department under presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden waged "a secret legal battle to obtain the email logs of four New York Times reporters," including a gag order on executives, the newspaper reported on Friday. The order prevented executives from disclosing the government's efforts even to the executive editor, Dean Baquet, and other newsroom leaders, it said. The battle was over an effort by the Justice Department to seize email logs from Google (GOOGL.O), which operates the Times's email system and had resisted the effort to obtain the information, the report said. The Times reported on Wednesday that the Trump administration secretly seized phone records of four reporters spanning nearly four months in 2017 as part of a leak investigation.
Persons: Lucas Jackson, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Trump, Biden, David McCraw, Dean Baquet, McCraw, Anthony Coley, Organizations: New York Times, REUTERS, U.S . Justice, Times, Justice Department, Google, The Times, CNN, Washington Post, Justice, Reuters, Thomson Locations: New York
Biden Ramps Up Fight Against Corruption
  + stars: | 2021-06-04 | by ( Dylan Tokar | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The Biden administration in April said it would seek to boost the budget of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, which is building the new database. The Treasury also will take additional steps to stop the purchase of real estate in the U.S. with proceeds from corruption, the Biden administration official said. The Biden administration’s new anticorruption push could lead to a broader focus among federal prosecutors on corruption and bribery. In 2010, the Justice Department launched the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative, a program under which prosecutors use civil forfeiture laws to seize and recover proceeds of foreign corruption. “What we may be seeing is a shift away from supply-side corruption enforcement, which is the FCPA, to the broader demand-side,” said Nathaniel Edmonds, a former prosecutor and a partner at the law firm Paul Hastings LLP.
Persons: Biden, U.S . Justice Department’s, , Nathaniel Edmonds, Paul Hastings, , Dylan Tokar Organizations: White, White House, U.S . Justice, U.S . Treasury Department, Treasury, Justice Department, Paul Hastings LLP Locations: U.S, Malaysian
U.S. seizes two domains used in cyberattacks that mimicked USAID communications
  + stars: | 2021-06-01 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that it had seized two Internet domains that had been used in spear-phishing attacks that mimicked email communications from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Justice Department said that it seized two command-and-control (C2) and malware distribution domains on May 28 after winning a court order to do so. The seizure was done in hopes of identifying groups that had been victimized and stopping future victimization. read more"Friday’s court-authorized domain seizures reflect the FBI Washington Field Office’s continued commitment to cyber victims in our region," said Assistant Director in Charge Steven D'Antuono of the FBI’s Washington Field Office. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: cyberattack, Office’s, Steven D'Antuono Organizations: U.S . Justice, U.S . Agency for International Development, The Justice Department, Microsoft, Washington, Washington Field Office, Thomson Locations: Russian
U.S. government seeks to dismiss suit against Trump, Washington Post says
  + stars: | 2021-05-29 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Friday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against former President Donald Trump, former Attorney General William Barr and other officials over the forceful pushing back of peaceful protesters at a White House demonstration last year, the Washington Post reported. Trump and other U.S. officials should be considered immune from civil lawsuits over police actions taken to protect a president and to secure his movements, the Justice Department lawyers said, according to the Post. Federal agents on horseback used tear gas to clear the protesters from Lafayette Square near the White House. The sweep allowed Trump to stage a photo opportunity at a nearby church in which he held up a copy of the Bible. The lawsuit sought an order declaring that Trump, Barr and other officials violated the constitutional rights of the demonstrators.
Persons: Donald Trump, George Floyd, Tom Brenner, William Barr, Trump, Joe Biden’s, Barr Organizations: John's Episcopal, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, U.S . Justice, Washington Post, Justice Department, American Civil Liberties Union, Trump Locations: St, John's, Minneapolis, Washington , U.S, Lafayette
Jury Sides With 3M in Second Trial Alleging Company Sold Defective Earplugs
  + stars: | 2021-05-28 | by ( Sara Randazzo | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
A Florida jury late Friday sided with 3M Co. in a case alleging the company’s earplugs caused a veteran’s hearing problems, the first defense win for the company in burgeoning litigation around the earplugs. The defense win comes in the second case to go to trial out of more than 230,000 similar claims alleging 3M knowingly sold faulty earplugs to branches of the military for decades. The first trial ended with a $7.1 million verdict for three veterans who blamed the earplugs for hearing loss and tinnitus, or a ringing in the ears. 3M stopped selling the earplugs in 2015 and has stood by the safety of the product. The judge selected plaintiffs for three so-called bellwether trials, which will help give both sides a sense of how juries react to the claims.
Persons: M, Casey Rodgers Organizations: 3M, U.S . Justice Department, U.S, District Locations: Florida, Pensacola, Fla
Boeing to Pay FAA Penalties Related to 737 Jet Production Problems
  + stars: | 2021-05-27 | by ( Andrew Tangel | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Boeing Co. has agreed to pay $17 million in civil penalties for production lapses related to 737 aircraft models in a settlement with the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency said. As part of the settlement, announced Thursday, Boeing agreed to undertake steps to bolster its internal quality checks. They include assessing whether the manufacturer and its suppliers are ready to safely increase 737 production. Boeing could face up to another $10 million in deferred penalties if it doesn’t follow through on the settlement terms. Problems covered by Boeing’s latest FAA settlement aren’t related to two 737 MAX crashes in late 2018 and early 2019, which claimed 346 lives.
Organizations: Boeing Co, Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing, FAA, U.S . Justice Department, Boeing’s
Julius Baer Resolves FIFA-Related Probe by U.S. Prosecutors
  + stars: | 2021-05-27 | by ( Dylan Tokar | ) sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
Julius Baer Group AG agreed to pay about $80 million to resolve a criminal charge stemming from a U.S. investigation into bribery involving the world soccer federation FIFA. Prosecutors have agreed to dismiss the charge if Julius Baer abides by the terms of the deal for a three-year period. PREVIEW Julius Baer has said it began cooperating with the U.S. Justice Department in 2015, when prosecutors in New York unsealed racketeering and bribery-related charges against a number of FIFA officials. A spokesman for the bank didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. FIFA also didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Persons: Julius Baer, Julius Baer abides, Pamela Chen, didn’t, Dylan Tokar, Dow Jones, 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8 Organizations: FIFA, Prosecutors, Conmebol, U.S . Justice Department, Dow Jones & Company, Inc Locations: U.S, Swiss, Brooklyn, N.Y, American, New York
LafargeHolcim Nears Settlement Over Property in Cuba
  + stars: | 2021-05-26 | by ( Mengqi Sun | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The certified claims originally belonged to five Americans, who were all members of the same family and sole owners of Compañía Azucarera Soledad SA, a closely held family-owned company in Cienfuegos, Cuba, whose property has been used by LafargeHolcim. Grace Mead, an attorney at Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson PA who represents LafargeHolcim, also declined to comment. The property included natural resources and railroads and is located near two rivers, according to the complaint. The plaintiffs alleged that LafargeHolcim has partially owned and operated the property in partnership with the Cuban government and has profited from the cement plant since 2000. The complaint also notes that LafargeHolcim, which is based in Switzerland, has extensive operations in the U.S.Write to Mengqi Sun at
Persons: Fidel Castro, Helen A, William H, Claflin III, Mary C, Rentschler, Anne C, Allen, John W, Weeks, Trump, Helms, Burton, LafargeHolcim, David Baron, Berliner Corcoran, Rowe, Grace Mead, Stearns Weaver Miller, Layn Phillips, Soledad Organizations: LafargeHolcim, Southern, Southern District of, SA, Burton Act, Foreign, U.S . Justice Department, Cuban Locations: Swiss, U.S, Southern District, Southern District of Florida, Cuba, Cuban, Azucarera, Cienfuegos, Switzerland
US Attorney General William Barr participates in a news conference at the US Department of Justice in Washington, D.C, U.S., December 21, 2020. The Justice Department said in Monday's court filing that it would only appeal some aspects of Jackson's May 3 ruling. Before publicly releasing Mueller's report, Barr sent a letter to congressional leaders and held a news conference that summarized Mueller's findings. Many Democrats accused Barr of misrepresenting Mueller's findings in order to change the public narrative at the time. The judge said the memorandum, prepared for Barr as he considered his decision, did not qualify as a protected attorney-client communication.
Persons: William Barr, Michael Reynolds, William Barr's, Donald Trump, Amy Berman Jackson, Barr, Robert Mueller's, Mueller, General Merrick Garland, Trump, Jackson Organizations: US Department of Justice, U.S . Justice, Justice Department, U.S, Senate Democrats, Department, Republican, Citizens, Thomson Locations: Washington ,, U.S, Washington
District of Columbia accuses Amazon of unfair pricing strategies in new suit
  + stars: | 2021-05-25 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018. Attorney General Karl Racine said Amazon requires third party sellers to give its customers the same or better prices than they offer elsewhere. Amazon disagreed with the lawsuit, saying its policies were aimed at keeping prices low. "The DC attorney general has it exactly backwards – sellers set their own prices for the products they offer in our store. "Amazon has used its dominant position in the online retail market to win at all costs.
Persons: Pascal, General Karl Racine, Racine Organizations: REUTERS, Washington,, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, U.S . Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission, Thomson Locations: Boves, France
Federal officials remove last of big cats from Tiger King Park
  + stars: | 2021-05-24 | by ( The Associated Press | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
THACKERVILLE, Okla. — Federal officials have removed the last of the 68 big cats from the private zoo in Oklahoma that had been the center of the “Tiger King” saga. A jaguar was among the last cat removed from Tiger King Park in Thackerville, a few miles north of Oklahoma’s border with Texas, The Oklahoman reported Sunday. The turbulent beginnings of the zoo were the subject of the final episode of the Netflix true-crime series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” Zookeeper Jeff Lowe moved the cats to a Thackerville property after the August shutdown of the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park. One of the tigers living at the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Okla., on Aug. 28, 2013. The couple received numerous citations for failing to properly care for the animals following three inspections of the Tiger King Park in Thackerville since December 2020.
Persons: ” Zookeeper Jeff Lowe, Lowe, Lauren Lowe, Sue Ogrocki, Daniel Card, ” Jeff Lowe, , Joe, Joseph Maldonado Organizations: Tiger, Oklahoman, Netflix, U.S . Justice, Lowes Locations: Oklahoma, Thackerville, Oklahoma’s, Texas, Wynnewood
Factbox: Five things to know about Epic's epic legal fight with Apple
  + stars: | 2021-05-21 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Epic's lawsuit seeks injunctions on Apple's actions that would allow third party app stores on the iPhone and wants app developers to be able to use their own in-app payment systems, circumventing Apple's commission. It is likely to be his most extensive public remarks to date on App Store, which anchors Apple's $53.8 billion services business. Cook is expected to press the case that App Store's rules are aimed at shielding customers from malware and protecting their privacy. read moreThe U.S. Justice Department has also been investigating Apple's app store, at least since June 2019. In that probe, some app developers have accused Apple of introducing new products very similar to existing apps created by other developers and sold in the Apple Store, and then trying to banish the older apps from the store.
Persons: Tim Cook, Brittany Hosea, Cook, Steve Jobs, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Barack Obama Organizations: Apple, REUTERS, Apple Inc, Spotify Technology, U.S, Northern District of, Spotify, U.S . Justice Department, Thomson Locations: Oakland , California, U.S, Northern District, Northern District of California, Brussels
U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services' sex offender registry March 28, 2017 and obtained by Reuters July 10, 2019. Tthe guards, Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, will be kept under pre-trial supervision for six months as part of a deferred prosecution agreement revealed late Friday afternoon. If they abide by the deal's terms, prosecutors will drop their pending criminal case against the guards, who were arrested in November 2019 on charges of conspiracy and filing false records. But if they do not comply with the agreement, the guards will face a trial or consider whether to plead guilty. Prosecutors asked Torres to schedule a video-conference hearing for next Tuesday for the deferred prosecution agreement to be set in motion.
Persons: Jeffrey Epstein, Sen, Ben Sasse, Epstein, Tova Noel, Michael Thomas, Judge Analisa Torres, Noel, Thomas, Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Torres Organizations: New York State Division, Criminal, Services, Reuters, Nebraska Republican, Committee, U.S . Justice, Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Manhattan Correctional Centers, Prosecutors, U.S, Attorney's, Southern, of Locations: U.S, Manhattan, of New York
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