Apr 4, 2015

California man gets 18 years for 'revenge porn' site

A California man who posted thousands of sexually explicit photos of men and women on a “revenge porn” website was jailed for 18 years on Friday in what was described as the first case of its kind in U.S. criminal history. San Diego man ...

Apr 2, 2015

Johns Hopkins sued over sexually transmitted disease study

More than 750 plaintiffs are suing the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp. over its role in a series of medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and 1950s during which subjects were deliberately infected with venereal diseases without their consent. The lawsuit in Baltimore ...

Gazans hope ICC will make 'Israel pay'

Apr 1, 2015

Gazans hope ICC will make 'Israel pay'

Holding Israel accountable. This is what Yasser al-Qassas and thousands of Gazans hope to see with the Palestinian accession to the International Criminal Court on Wednesday. Palestinians joined the ICC with the goal of trying Israeli leaders for alleged war crimes in the fighting ...

Apr 1, 2015

South Korean man charged over knife attack on U.S. envoy

South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday indicted a man who slashed the U.S. ambassador in Seoul last month on charges of attempted murder. Kim Ki-jong, 55, was also indicted Wednesday on charges of assaulting a foreign envoy and obstruction, according to an official at the ...

China's jailing of Uighur who grew beard 'absurd'

Mar 31, 2015

China's jailing of Uighur who grew beard 'absurd'

A six-year prison sentence reportedly given to a man in China’s mainly Muslim Xinjiang region for growing a beard is “absurd,” an overseas group said Monday as online accounts of the penalty disappeared. Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for the exile World Uyghur Congress, said ...

Lufthansa could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash

Mar 28, 2015

Lufthansa could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash

Lufthansa could face “unlimited” compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French Alps on Tuesday, and it would be difficult — even counterproductive — for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday. Under a treaty governing ...

Knox's 2007 murder case is overturned

Mar 28, 2015

Knox's 2007 murder case is overturned

Italy’s highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox’s roommate, British student Meredith Kercher, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic. “Finished!” ...

Jury clears venture capital firm in Silicon Valley gender bias case

Mar 28, 2015

Jury clears venture capital firm in Silicon Valley gender bias case

A California jury on Friday cleared the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers of gender discrimination claims that had been brought against it by a former female partner in a trial that transfixed Silicon Valley. After further deliberation, the jury also cleared ...

Mar 28, 2015

Takata sued for $1.9 billion in Canada over faulty air bags

Canadian drivers have launched three class action lawsuits against embattled auto parts supplier Takata over defective air bags linked to at least five fatalities worldwide, lawyers confirmed Friday. The plaintiffs are seeking a total of 2.4 billion ($1.9 billion) Canadian dollars for personal injuries, ...

Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italian court's ruling on Amanda Knox

Mar 28, 2015

Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italian court's ruling on Amanda Knox

Meredith Kercher’s mother said she was “surprised and very shocked” after Italy’s top court cleared Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of her daughter’s murder. Arline Kercher said the decision Friday by the Court of Cassation in Rome was “odd” given the pair had been ...