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Corporate investigators convicted

Monday, 11 August 2014 09:23
STORY HIGHLIGHTSPeter Humphrey and wife Yu Yingzeng sentenced to at least two years in prisonPair admitted to obtaining personal information on Chinese citizens by illegal meansThey did work on behalf of GlaxoSmithKline's China armThe drug giant faces allegations of bribery Hong Kong (CNN) -- An expatriate corporate investigator has been sentenced to two and a half years in a Chinese jail after being found guilty of stealing and selling personal information for profit, Chinese state…
Iraqi President appoints new prime minister
Monday, 11 August 2014 09:23
STORY HIGHLIGHTSIraqi forces and tanks enter Baghdad neighborhoodsThe U.S. carries out a new round of airstrikes against ISIS targetsThousands of stranded Yazidi Iraqis are rescued and taken to Syria (CNN) -- A crisis so dire that families are fleeing to Syria. A militant threat so strong that U.S. forces are striking from the sky. And political strife so tense that it could derail hopes for government stability. As Iraq's political and humanitarian crises escalate at…
Riders stuck atop Six Flags coaster
Monday, 11 August 2014 09:23
STORY HIGHLIGHTSNEW: All 24 passengers are safely on the ground, fire chief saysThe Joker's Jinx roller coaster stops on the tracks at Six Flags AmericaSix Flags spokeswoman: No one is injured, all riders "are secure"The ride will closed while officials investigate, she says (CNN) -- Rescuers pulled stranded riders from a roller coaster at Six Flags America in Maryland on Sunday after the ride halted on the tracks. A train on the Joker's Jinx roller…
Lawyer: Tracy Morgan 'Still Struggling' After Crash
Monday, 11 August 2014 09:13
The highway accident that left one man dead and the "30 Rock" actor/comedian seriously injured is likely heading to court.
Power Play: Inside the New War Brewing in Iraq's Capital
Monday, 11 August 2014 09:13
As Iraqi refugees flood into Syria and Kurdish forces backed by U.S. airstrikes battle to push back Islamist militants, a war is breaking out in Baghdad. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki fired off the threat of legal action against Iraq’s ethnically Kurdish new president, saying in a surprise Sunday night speech that Fouad Massoum had committed “a clear constitutional violation” and carried out “a coup against the constitution.” The move – bookended by the deployment across…
Watson still considering Woods for Ryder Cup
Monday, 11 August 2014 09:13
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. captain Tom Watson says he would be foolish not to consider Tiger Woods as one of his wild-card selections for the Ryder Cup. Woods missed the cut by five shots at the PGA Championship, just five days after he withdrew from a World Golf Championship because of a sore back. Woods missed three months this summer recovering from March 31 back surgery. Watson doesn't make his three captain's picks for…
Wall St up for second day as Ukraine tensions ease
Monday, 11 August 2014 09:13
By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday, suggesting that Friday's sharp rally could continue as it appeared less likely that the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine would escalate. Equities were also given a boost by Stanley Fischer, the vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, who said the recoveries in the U.S. and global economies had been "disappointing" thus far, indicating the Fed…
Prostitution ban in Norway successful against human trafficking
Monday, 11 August 2014 09:13
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's ban on buying sex has reduced human trafficking and has not increased violence against women, as some had feared, a study commissioned by the government said. Following the example of its neighbor Sweden, Norway criminalized buying sex in 2009, but critics said the law would push prostitution underground, making women more vulnerable and increasing the likelihood of violence against them. Nations like Finland, France and England have adapted a partial ban,…
When does 'yes mean yes'? Calif. debates campus sex assaults
Monday, 11 August 2014 09:13
SAN DIEGO (AP) — College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no. Now, as universities around the country that are facing pressure over the handling of rape allegations adopt policies to define consensual sex, California is poised to take it a step further. Lawmakers are considering what would be the first-in-the-nation measure requiring all colleges that receive public funds to set a standard for when…
US: Bypassing Iraq's al-Maliki a good move
Monday, 11 August 2014 09:13
Washington (AFP) - A senior US diplomat with responsibility for Iraq on Monday congratulated Haidar al-Abadi on being tasked by President Fuad Masum to form a new government as prime minister. "The United States stands ready to fully support a new and inclusive Iraqi government," added Brett McGurk, who is US deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs. Earlier, Iraq's President Fuad Masum had asked Abadi, formerly first deputy speaker of parliament, to…

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