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NY jury acquits ex-hedge fund founder's brother

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:08

Rengan Rajaratnam, left, exits Manhattan federal court in New York with his attorney Daniel Gitner Tuesday, July 8, 2014 after he was acquitted of conspiracy to commit securities fraud. Prosecutors had alleged that Rajaratnam, 43, joined with his brother, Raj Rajaratnam, to cheat in the stock market in 2008 on the securities of two technology companies. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister)NEW YORK (AP) — The brother of an imprisoned ex-billionaire hedge fund founder has been acquitted of conspiracy.


Sterling appears in court for Clippers sale trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:08

Shelly Sterling, the wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse for a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Sterling, fighting his wife's planned $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, arrived in court Tuesday to give testimony but sat stolidly as a psychiatrist testified that he's mentally incapable of handling financial affairs.


American women targeted as Malaysia becomes Internet scam haven: U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:08
By Stuart Grudgings KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Hundreds of American women are being ensnared by Internet scammers based in Malaysia, with some losing over a quarter of a million dollars, as the country becomes an epicenter for online crime perpetrated by Africans, U.S. officials say. The mostly Nigerian conmen, who enter Malaysia on student visas, take advantage of the country's good Internet infrastructure to prey on lonely, middle-aged women, wooing them on dating websites before swindling their savings, they said. The scams are more sophisticated than most Nigeria-based operations - which most Internet users have experienced at some time either via email or advertising - helped by Malaysia's advanced banking system, which allows perpetrators to quickly set up accounts and receive international transfers. U.S. officials say Malaysian police lack the resources and expertise to tackle the problem and have yet to launch a single prosecution of a case involving a U.S. victim.

New NYC jails boss, overseers clash over solitary

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:07
NEW YORK (AP) — The newly appointed commissioner of New York City's jail system violated city law by sending as many as 47 mentally ill inmates into 23-hour confinement without first getting approval from mental health clinicians, a city oversight board said Tuesday.

Judge halts mental exam in Wisconsin stabbing case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:03
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A judge on Tuesday halted his previous order that one of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to curry favor with a fictional character undergo an insanity exam.

Tuesday links and notes

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:01
Time to get to a few links today. ...
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No new hearings for Michigan juvenile lifers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:58
DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of Michigan prisoners automatically sentenced to life behind bars for murder as teens aren't entitled to a new day in court, the state Supreme Court said Tuesday in a major decision that blocks one route to possible release but won't be the final word.

4 DEA employees encountered man forgotten in cell

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:55
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A government investigation has found that four U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration employees saw or heard a handcuffed college student while he was held in a San Diego cell for five days without food or water.

Labor dispute briefly shuts LA, Long Beach ports

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:54
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of dockworkers briefly walked off their jobs Tuesday at the massive ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, disrupting the movement of international cargo before a mediator ordered them back.

4 DEA employees encountered man forgotten in cell

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:54
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A government investigation has found that four U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration employees saw or heard a handcuffed college student while he was held in a San Diego cell for five days without food or water.

Pot learning curve: Washington cribs from Colorado's legalization rollout

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:52
Residents of Washington State could buy recreational marijuana legally for the first time Tuesday – though only about six of the 24 shops issued licenses planned to be open for the first day of business. It's a sharp contrast to Colorado, which legalized marijuana at the same time as Washington (Nov. 6, 2012), but where pot shops have been selling the drug to recreational users since Jan. 1 of ...

Charges: Russian stole data from restaurants, zoo

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:52
SEATTLE (AP) — A Russian man recently arrested on bank fraud and other charges hacked into computers at restaurants in Western Washington, hundreds of other retail businesses, and even the Phoenix Zoo, U.S. authorities allege.

Arctic expedition leader: I tried to gouge polar bear's eyes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:49
A British expedition leader says he tried to gouge a polar bear's eyes to stop it from attacking teens on an Arctic adventure trip.

Arctic expedition leader: I tried to gouge polar bear's eyes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:49
A British expedition leader says he tried to gouge a polar bear's eyes to stop it from attacking teens on an Arctic adventure trip.

Indonesia divided in close presidential race

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:48
As the world's third-largest democracy prepares to elect a new president Wednesday, Indonesians are divided between two very different choices: a one-time furniture maker and a wealthy ex-army general with close links to former dictator Suharto.

Federal Way woman arrested in husband's death released

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:48
A 50-year-old Federal Way woman who was jailed last week for allegedly stabbing her husband to death was ordered released today pending ongoing investigation, said Dan Donohoe, a spokesman for King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg.

Federal Way woman arrested in husband's death released

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:48
A 50-year-old Federal Way woman who was jailed last week for allegedly stabbing her husband to death was ordered released today pending ongoing investigation, said Dan Donohoe, a spokesman for King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg.

Music duo Insane Clown Posse loses gang lawsuit

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:46
The federal government can't be blamed for any fallout from a 2011 FBI report that put a gang tag on fans of the music group Insane Clown Posse, a judge said.

Sounders get a double dose of Portland

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:46
The Sounders host the Timbers in a U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal game Wednesday at Starfire. Then the teams will play an MLS contest Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

Photos released of Lynnwood-area bank robber

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:46
Recognize this guy? If so, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office would like to hear from you.