SAN FRANCISCO | Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

SAN FRANCISCO — Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury’s $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company’s Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer. Attorneys for Monsanto said in court documents filed late Tuesday that DeWayne Johnson failed to prove that Roundup … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

WASHINGTON News: New York Man, Tony John Evans Pleads Guilty to Federal Extortion Charge

Defendant Pretended to be a Mobster in a $4 Million Extortion Scheme WASHINGTON – Tony John Evans, 30, formerly of New York, N.Y., pled guilty today to extortion related to a wide-ranging scheme that caused a Maryland man to embezzle more than $4 million from his employer in Washington, D.C., announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: New York Man, Tony John Evans Pleads Guilty to Federal Extortion Charge

Colorado News: Weld County Man, Frank Steven Wietecha Sentenced To Over 10 Years In Federal Prison For Possession Of Child Pornography

Defendant possessed over 1,000 images of child pornography DENVER, Co. – Frank Steven Wietecha, Jr., age 49, of Weld County, Colorado, was sentenced late last week by U.S. District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer to serve 130 months (over 10 years) in federal prison for possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer and FBI Denver … Continue reading Colorado News: Weld County Man, Frank Steven Wietecha Sentenced To Over 10 Years In Federal Prison For Possession Of Child Pornography

DETROIT | Detroit opera, fine arts champion David DiChiera dies at 83

DETROIT— Musician David DiChiera (DEE’-kee-AIR-uh), who championed opera’s role in reviving downtown Detroit and directed several opera organizations nationwide, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 83. Michigan Opera Theatre spokeswoman Erica Hobbs says DiChiera died Tuesday at his Detroit home. He founded the organization in 1971 and was its longtime general director. In 1993, … Continue reading DETROIT | Detroit opera, fine arts champion David DiChiera dies at 83

CAIRO | Franco-Egyptian actor Gamil Ratib dies at 92

CAIRO — Gamil Ratib, an award-winning Franco-Egyptian actor whose roles as villain or aristocrat made him a household name across the Arab world, died Wednesday, state media reported. He was 92. Ratib’s acting career — he appeared in about 100 films in both French and Arabic — began as early as the 1940s in Cairo … Continue reading CAIRO | Franco-Egyptian actor Gamil Ratib dies at 92

MOSCOW | Russia’s reinstatement after doping scandal goes to a vote

MOSCOW— Should Russia be reinstated without publicly admitting wrongdoing for its state-sponsored doping scheme? That question has caused ferocious infighting at the World Anti-Doping Agency, the watchdog body tasked with stopping any repeat of the widespread drug use and cover-ups which tarnished a sporting superpower. WADA’s board is due to vote on the issue Thursday … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia’s reinstatement after doping scandal goes to a vote

PYONGYANG, North Korea | The Latest: Trump welcomes ‘tremendous progress’ with NKorea

PYONGYANG, North Korea — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 11 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says “we’re making tremendous progress” with North Korea, after an inter-Korean summit offered some apparent concessions from the North on its weapons program. Trump … Continue reading PYONGYANG, North Korea | The Latest: Trump welcomes ‘tremendous progress’ with NKorea

New Jersey News: Former Jersey City Police Officer, Anthony Iannicco Sentenced To 23 Months In Prison For Conspiracy To Commit Fraud And Accept Corrupt Payments

NEWARK, N.J. – A former Jersey City police officer was sentenced today to 23 months in prison for accepting approximately $55,000 in corrupt payments in exchange for helping employers operate at worksites without the required presence of an off-duty police officer and for helping a police officer obtain compensation for off-duty work he did not … Continue reading New Jersey News: Former Jersey City Police Officer, Anthony Iannicco Sentenced To 23 Months In Prison For Conspiracy To Commit Fraud And Accept Corrupt Payments