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Aug 5, 2015

French Connection ring-linked defendant wants new drug case dropped

A Connecticut man linked by federal authorities to The French Connection heroin ring that spawned an Oscar-winning film of the same name is fighting to have a new drug case against him dismissed, even though he’s pleaded guilty. Alfred Catino, 74, of Danbury, Connecticut, ...

Aug 4, 2015

Retailers to keep realistic toy guns off shelves in New York

Retailers including Wal-Mart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to keep realistic toy guns off their shelves in New York as part of a settlement with the state. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday that the retailers also agreed to pay over $300,000 in penalties. ...

Aug 4, 2015

Despite apprehensions, 30-year U.S.-China nuclear pact set to be renewed

An agreement allowing American involvement in China’s civilian atomic industry is set to be renewed for 30 years despite some stiff criticism from lawmakers over the Asian nation’s record on nuclear proliferation. A 90-day congressional review period expired Friday without legislative action or a ...

Iran's Ahmadinejad eyeing political comeback

Aug 4, 2015

Iran's Ahmadinejad eyeing political comeback

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a political campaign ahead of February’s parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates behind a landmark nuclear agreement reached last month. Few expect a repeat of Ahmadinejad’s surprise victory in the 2005 elections, ...

Aug 4, 2015

Late U.K. Prime Minister Heath to be probed over child sex abuse case

A former prime minister was drawn into the complex web of historic child sex abuse allegations in Britain Monday, when the police watchdog announced an investigation involving the late 1970s leader Edward Heath. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it would investigate a ...