By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. judge overseeing a criminal drug prosecution against FedEx Corp said one of the core issues will be what FedEx executives knew about illegal online pharmacies whose packages it shipped. At a hearing on Tuesday in San Francisco federal court, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer also said he would like the complex case to proceed to trial quickly. FedEx was indicted earlier this month on 15 criminal counts, including conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Instead of stopping the conduct, FedEx devised policies so it could continue, the filing said.
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager who admitted smoking marijuana and speeding before crashing into a tree on a Long Island highway in 2012, killing four of his friends and splitting his new car in half, could spend as little as four years in prison following a plea deal reached Tuesday.
It's no surprise Noa Epstein worries about the safety of her husband, a reservist in the Israeli army called to duty as war smolders in the Gaza Strip. But, still carrying memories of a transformative summer camp experience nearly two decades ago, she knows there is another side to the conflict, and she is filled with concern for the Palestinians too.
HONOLULU (AP) — Janice Nakamura knows the financial burden of going without health care, and she's thankful for the Hawaii law that strictly mandates expansive, employer-provided coverage for her and her family.