Thief jumps from court building, dies in hospital

CHANDIGARH - In a desperate bid to escape from police custody, a thief jumped from the third floor of a court here Tuesday but succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

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Orissa violence: man gets two-year jail

BHUBANESWAR - In the first conviction for last year’s communal violence in Orissa, a fast-track court in Kandhamal district Tuesday sentenced a 58-year-old man to two years in jail.

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SEC says Omaha investment manager charged clients at least $773,000 in improper fees

SEC files lawsuit over excessive investment fees

OMAHA, Neb. — The Securities and Exchange Commission says an Omaha investment adviser improperly charged at least $773,000 in fees to clients since last August, and about $250,000 remains missing.

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Kalyan Singh, Advani testimonies longest in Liberhan report: lawyer

CHANDIGARH - The Liberhan Commission report on the Babri Masjid demolition has voluminous and exhaustive testimonies of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, according to a lawyer associated with the panel.

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San Francisco hacker pleads guilty in Pa. federal court in stolen credit card number scam

SF man pleads guilty in Pa. to credit card scam

PITTSBURGH — A San Francisco man who allegedly had 1.8 million stolen bank and credit card numbers on computers at his California apartment has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for his role in an online clearinghouse where identity thieves could share stolen information.

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Prosecutors say accused Holocaust museum shooter still can’t come to court because of injuries

Accused museum shooter still can’t come to court

WASHINGTON — Prosecutors say a white supremacist accused of fatally shooting a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is in no condition to come to court.

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Jury finds Abbott infringed on J&J’s patent; Abbott plans to appeal $1.67B ruling

Abbott plans to appeal $1.67B patent order

NEW YORK — Abbott Laboratories plans to appeal a jury’s $1.67 billion patent infringement ruling in a case involving two blockbuster drugs that treat rheumatoid arthritis and other immune disorders.

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President of Belarus to free US lawyer jailed in 2008 on attempted espionage charge

Belarus to free imprisoned American lawyer

MINSK, Belarus — An ailing American lawyer who was imprisoned in Belarus last year on charges of using fake documents and attempted commercial espionage was pardoned on Tuesday by the president of the former Soviet country, an official said.

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CBI files charges against former BJP MP for human trafficking

NEW DELHI - The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday filed a charge sheet in a court here accusing former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Ganga Ram Koli and seven others of helping nine people to fly away to the Netherlands by misrepresenting facts. Eight of the nine did not return to India.

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US senator: president of Belarus to free American lawyer jailed in 2008 on spy charges

US senator: Belarus to free jailed American lawyer

MINSK, Belarus — A U.S. senator says the president of Belarus is promising to free an ailing American lawyer who was imprisoned in the former Soviet country last year on espionage charges.

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