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Turkish lawyers seek cancellation of Twitter ban

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:16

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, file photo, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a news briefing in a ceremony for signing agreements between Iranian and Turkish officials in Tehran, Iran. Turkey restricted access to Twitter on Friday, March 21, 2014, hours after Erdogan threatened to “root out” the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked, damaging the government’s reputation ahead key local elections this month. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's lawyers' association has asked a court to overturn the country's ban on Twitter.

As military sex cases end, more calls for change

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:38

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, right, who admitted to inappropriate relationships with three subordinates, arrives at the courthouse with attorney Richard Scheff for sentencing Fort Bragg, N.C., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Ellen Ozier)FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — At nearly the same time Thursday, sexual assault cases against an Army general and a former Naval Academy football player came to a close, and neither produced a conviction on that charge.