Supreme Court revokes NSA against Varun Gandhi

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court on Thursday revoked the National Security Act (NSA) invoked against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi for making an alleged ‘hate-speech’ in Pilibhit.

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largest civil penalty ever in Iowa for asbestos violations: claimed attorney general

Equitable-BuildingLowa Attorney General Tom Miller informed that Equitable L.P. faces a $500,000 fine over unsafe asbestos renovation work, while working on the historic Equitable Buiding, informed Lowa Attorney General Tom Miller. Full article »

AP sources: Women and Hispanics dominate Obama’s list of possible high-court nominees

AP sources: Obama considering 6 for high court

WASHINGTON — Focusing on specific candidates for the nation’s highest court, President Barack Obama is considering a diverse list dominated by women and Hispanics. The six names confirmed as being under review by Obama include three judges, two members of his administration and one governor.

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Analysis: Obama revives old, losing arguments trying to withhold detainee-abuse photos

Analysis: Obama revives old arguments on photos

WASHINGTON — In reversing itself and blocking the release of photos of U.S. military personnel abusing detainees, the Obama administration claims to have found a new legal argument. It hasn’t.

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INSIDE WASHINGTON: John Edwards probe: Another case of PACs as personal piggy banks?

INSIDE WASHINGTON: PACs as personal slush funds?

WASHINGTON — John Edwards’ mistress received $100,000 from his political action committee in an 18-week span in 2006, payments that raise this question: Can politicians use PACs as their own personal piggy banks?

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Apex court orders record compensation for medical negligence victim

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court Thursday ordered the Nizam Medical Institute of Hyderabad to pay Rs.10 million to a victim of negligence by its staff.

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$12M awarded by jury to a Navey machinist in a asbestos lawsuit

asbestos-fibre66-year-old Charles H. Cundiff, a former U.S. Navy machinist who is now suffering from mesothelioma has been awarded  $12.1 million by a Los Angeles County jury on last Monday.

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As voting in Indian election ends, the backroom wrangling for power begins

Indian election ends, scramble for power begins

NEW DELHI — India’s legion of political parties positioned themselves to form new alliances Thursday as preliminary exit polls from the national election indicated that no party won anything close to a majority in Parliament.

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Intel hit with $1.45 billion fine in Europe; chipmaker accused of strong-arming its rival, AMD

Intel hit with $1.45 billion fine in Europe

SAN FRANCISCO — Intel Corp. was fined a record $1.45 billion by the European Union on Wednesday for using strong-arm sales tactics in the computer chip market — a penalty that could turn up the pressure on U.S. regulators to go after the company, too.

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Chinese lawyers say police beat them after they visiting family of dead labor camp inmate

Chinese lawyers say they were beaten, detained

BEIJING — A Chinese lawyer says he and a colleague were detained and beaten by police while visiting the family of a man who died under suspicious circumstances in a labor camp.

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