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Twenty-two states sue Trump administration over carbon rule replacement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twenty-two states, including New York and California, and seven cities on Tuesday sued to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s replacement of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, arguing it prolongs on coal power and obstructs states that pursue cleaner electricity generation.

FCC chairman circulates order to approve Sprint, T-Mobile tie-up

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday circulated a draft order that would grant approval to the $26 billion tie-up of T-Mobile Us Inc and Sprint Corp.FILE PHOTO: A smartphone with Sprint logo are seen in front of a screen projection of T-mobile logo, in this picture illustration taken April 30, 2018.

Shuttering LeClairRyan Dodges $600M Malpractice Case

In a rare bit of good news for the soon-to-be-defunct Am Law 200 firm, a judge dismissed claims by a former CEO alleging $603 million in damages.The firm, meanwhile, is close to settling another legal malpractice case.

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Top Manhattan Court Reporter Sues to Get His State Job Back

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The former top stenographer for Manhattan civil courts says he was wrongly fired, claiming in a new suit against the New York state court system that some of his alleged misconduct had been authorized by Manhattan’s chief clerk.Want to continue reading?

Cosby's lawyers, claiming unfair trial, seek to overturn his sex assault conviction

(Reuters) - Lawyers for comedian Bill Cosby on Monday will ask a Pennsylvania appeals court to throw out his sexual assault conviction, arguing the trial judge committed errors that deprived him of a fair trial.FILE PHOTO: Actor and comedian Bill Cosby is seen in this booking photo released by Montgomery County Correctional Facility, Maryland U.

Lawyers say Epstein victims to sue financier's estate this week

(Reuters) - Lawyers for several women who say they were sexually abused by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein plan to file lawsuits this week against his estate following his apparent suicide in a New York jail cell.An exterior view of the Metropolitan Correctional Center jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.

Jeffrey Epstein Dead by Suicide in Manhattan Federal Lockup

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Jeffrey Epstein, the Manhattan- and South Florida-based financier who was held for charges of sex trafficking, was found dead in a secure housing unit of the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York early Saturday morning.Want to continue reading?

White House summons tech, social media firms after shootings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House officials and big social media companies met on Friday to talk about how to curb extremism online after two mass shootings last weekend that killed 31 people in Texas and Ohio.The White House declined to comment on who took part or led Friday’s closed-door meeting.

South Wales police to use facial recognition apps on phones | Technology

Force testing app that lets officers run snapshot through ‘watchlist’ to identify suspects

South Wales police intends to test the app over the next three months with 50 officers using the tech to identify people of interest
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South Wales police are to have a facial recognition app installed on their phones to identify suspects without having to take them to a police station.In May, Liberty brought a legal case against the force for its recent use of automated facial recognition on city streets, at music festivals, and at football and rugby matches.

Amgen wins U.S. patent battle on arthritis drug Enbrel, thwarting Novartis

judge on Friday upheld two patents relating to Amgen Inc’s blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel, denying a challenge by Novartis AG, which is seeking to launch a copycat version.REUTERS/Robert GalbraithThe decision was a relief to investors concerned about a competitive threat to Enbrel, which had U.

Cyndi Lauper settles copyright lawsuit over 'Kinky Boots' finale

FILE PHOTO: Cyndi Lauper performs during the WorldPride 2019 Opening Ceremony, a combined celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots and WorldPride 2019 in New York, U.REUTERS/Lucas JacksonNEW YORK (Reuters) - Cyndi Lauper has settled a lawsuit by songwriter Benny Mardones that accused her of lifting elements of his song “Into the Night” for the finale of her 2013 Tony Award-winning musical “Kinky Boots,” according to a court filing.