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  • Trump impeachment trial day 3: Democrats make 'abuse of power' case

    Trump impeachment trial day 3: Democrats make 'abuse of power' caseTrump impeachment trial day 3: Democrats make 'abuse of power' case originally appeared on abcnews.go. ...


  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares hold ground as China virus fears persist; euro hits 7-week low after ECB

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares hold ground as China virus fears persist; euro hits 7-week low after ECBAsian shares held their ground on Friday as trade slowed for the Lunar New Year, despite investors fears that a new coronavirus in China could spread faster as millions of people would be travelling over the week-long holiday. Markets had steadied overnight, as investors took some solace from the World Health Organisation labelling the outbreak an emergency for China, where 25 people have died and at least 800 have been infected, but not, as yet, for the rest of the world. Trade in Asia is already slowing down for the Lunar New Year holiday, with financial markets in China, Taiwan and South Korea closed on Friday.


  • Golf-Finau withdraws from controversial Saudi event, citing family reasons

    Golf-Finau withdraws from controversial Saudi event, citing family reasonsWorld number 16 Tony Finau has withdrawn from next week's Saudi International, citing family reasons. Finau was among a star-studded group signed up to a European Tour event that, backed by the Saudi government, in its second year is again splashing out lavish appearance fees as part of a big push to stage international sports events. Players have received widespread criticism for playing in a country ruled by a regime that democracy advocacy group Freedom House rates as one of the worst in the world for restricting freedom, political rights and civil liberties.


  • FOREX-Euro near 7-week low after ECB; China virus worries linger

    FOREX-Euro near 7-week low after ECB; China virus worries lingerThe euro hovered near a seven-week low against the dollar on Friday after the European Central Bank was seen as more cautious than expected, while anxiety over China's coronavirus outbreak propped up the safe-haven yen. The ECB launched a broad review of its policy, seeking to redefine its main goal and how to achieve it, as years of the central bank's experiment with negative interest rates and quantitative easing have failed to deliver targeted inflation levels. ECB President Christine Lagarde told a news conference that risks to growth in the euro zone remained tilted to the downside and traders took her overall tone as dovish.


  • China building 1,000-bed hospital over the weekend to treat coronavirus

    China building 1,000-bed hospital over the weekend to treat coronavirusThe Chinese city of Wuhan is rapidly building a new 1,000-bed hospital to treat victims of a new coronavirus, mobilising machinery to get it ready by early next week, state media said. Most of the cases are in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the virus is believed to have originated late last year. The new hospital is being built around a holiday complex originally intended for local workers, set in gardens by a lake on the outskirts of the city, the official Changjiang Daily reported on Friday.


  • U.S. trio killed in Australia bushfire plane crash highly-experienced

    U.S. trio killed in Australia bushfire plane crash highly-experiencedThe three U.S. firefighters killed when their C-130 Hercules tanker plane crashed while battling fierce bushfires in Australia were all former U.S. military members aged in their 40s with extensive flight experience. Coulson Aviation, the private Canadian firm that employed the trio, named them on Friday as Captain Ian H. McBeth, 44, First Officer Paul Clyde Hudson, 42, and Flight Engineer Rick DeMorgan Jr., 43. "At Coulson Aviation, we have the incredible job of fighting fires around the world and we take pride in this responsibility," the company said in a statement issued from its base in Portland, Oregon.


  • U.S. denies Britain's extradition request for diplomat's wife -State Dept

    U.S. denies Britain's extradition request for diplomat's wife -State DeptThe United States has declined Britain's request for the extradition of a U.S. diplomat's wife who was involved in a car crash that killed a British teenager, the State Department said on Thursday. "At the time the accident occurred, and for the duration of her stay in the UK, the U.S. citizen driver in this case had immunity from criminal jurisdiction," a State Department representative said in a statement. "If the United States were to grant the UK?s extradition request, it would render the invocation of diplomatic immunity a practical nullity and would set an extraordinarily troubling precedent," the statement said.


  • Ten cities in China's Hubei province suspend some public transportation

    Ten cities in China's Hubei province suspend some public transportationA total of 10 cities in China's central Hubei province have suspended some public transportation over the coronavirus outbreak, the Hubei Daily reported on Friday. Buses in cities of Chibi, Xiantao, Zhijiang, Qianjiang, Xianning, Huangshi and Enshi have suspended services. In Zhijiang city, all public venues have been shut down except hospitals, supermarkets, farmers' market, gas stations and drug stores, it said.


  • At impeachment trial, Democrats address Biden corruption allegations as Graham promises more developments

    At impeachment trial, Democrats address Biden corruption allegations as Graham promises more developmentsSen. Lindsey Graham made it clear that he plans to make Hunter Biden a much bigger part of the impeachment debate in the coming days.


  • Singapore schools ask for holiday travel details as China virus spreads

    Singapore schools ask for holiday travel details as China virus spreadsSchools in Singapore, where the first case of a coronavirus was confirmed on Thursday, are asking parents and staff to provide details of travel during the lunar new year holidays as part of measures to fight the disease that has killed 25 people in China. A 66-year old Chinese national was the first case of the virus in Singapore, while another has tested positive preliminarily, authorities said on Thursday. The virus has infected more than 800 in China.


  • Black man sues Detroit bank alleging racial discrimination, wrongful accusation of fraud

    Black man sues Detroit bank alleging racial discrimination, wrongful accusation of fraudIronically, Sauntore Thomas was attempting to deposit two large checks that he'd received as part of a workplace racial discrimination settlement with his previous employer when a TCF Bank branch in Livonia, Michigan, refused to accept the checks, saying they weren't legit. Thomas, a 44-year-old Air Force veteran, said he felt "humiliated" and embarrassed when police arrived about 10 minutes later to investigate the fraud claims. "It was embarrassing," Thomas told Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ on Thursday.


  • Police issue warrant for Antonio Brown

    Police issue warrant for Antonio BrownThe Hollywood (Florida) Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for Antonio Brown, two days after the free agent wide receiver and his trainer allegedly attacked a moving company truck driver. Andy Slater of FOX Sports 640 reports there is no bond yet set for Brown. The driver alleges he was the victim of battery by Brown's trainer, Glenn Holt, and Brown himself.


  • One man arrested, two more sought in deadly Seattle rush-hour shootout

    One man arrested, two more sought in deadly Seattle rush-hour shootoutThe arrest of Jamel Jackson, 21, who was himself wounded, came as Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best pledged an all-out effort to curb gun violence in Seattle, which has long prided itself as one of the nation's safest large cities. "While we are better than many cities when it comes to gun violence, we are not immune to gun violence," Durkan told reporters a day after the shooting, which unfolded in the heart of a busy shopping district near Pike Place Market at the peak of Wednesday's evening rush hour. An altercation outside a fast-food restaurant escalated into gun violence among three men, Chief Best recounted at the news conference.


  • US denies extradition request for Anne Sacoolas, diplomat's wife who allegedly hit, killed British teen

    US denies extradition request for Anne Sacoolas, diplomat's wife who allegedly hit, killed British teenThe U.S. has denied an extradition request for Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat who police say fatally struck a British teenager with her car as he was walking on the side of the road last August. Sacoolas was formally charged with murder in December for allegedly hitting 19-year-old Harry Dunn in Northamptonshire, in central England. Sacoolas was charged by the Crown Protection Service with causing death by dangerous driving.


  • One man arrested, two more sought in deadly Seattle rush-hour shootout

    One man arrested, two more sought in deadly Seattle rush-hour shootoutOne man was arrested on Thursday and two more were being sought as suspects in a gunfight that erupted the evening before on a busy street in downtown Seattle, leaving one woman dead and six other bystanders wounded, city officials said. The arrest of Jamel Jackson, 21, who was himself wounded, came as Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best pledged an all-out effort to curb gun violence in Seattle, which has long prided itself as one of the nation's safest large cities. "While we are better than many cities when it comes to gun violence, we are not immune to gun violence," Durkan told reporters a day after the shooting, which unfolded in the heart of a busy shopping district near Pike Place Market at the peak of Wednesday's evening rush hour.


  • Grammy organizers deny claims award nominations are rigged

    Grammy organizers deny claims award nominations are riggedAllegations that the Grammy nominations process is tainted by conflicts of interest were made in a complaint filed earlier this week by the former chief executive of the Recording Academy, Deborah Dugan, after she was placed on administrative leave. Dugan repeated her claims in interviews on two morning television shows on Thursday, just days before Sunday's Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The Recording Academy has said the live televised show will go ahead as planned.


  • Euro near seven-week low after ECB; China virus worries linger

    Euro near seven-week low after ECB; China virus worries lingerThe euro hovered near a seven-week low against the dollar on Friday after the European Central Bank was seen as more cautious than expected, while anxiety over China's coronavirus outbreak propped up the safe-haven yen. The ECB launched a broad review of its policy, seeking to redefine its main goal and how to achieve it, as years of the central bank's experiment with negative interest rates and quantitative easing have failed to deliver targeted inflation levels. ECB President Christine Lagarde told a news conference that risks to growth in the euro zone remained tilted to the downside and traders took her overall tone as dovish.


  • North Korea confirms former defence commander is new foreign minister

    North Korea confirms former defence commander is new foreign ministerNorth Korea's state media on Friday confirmed that Ri Son Gwon, a former defence commander with limited diplomatic experience, has been appointed the country's new foreign affairs minister. The official KCNA news agency reported Ri, the latest military official to be promoted under North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, gave a speech as minister at a New Year dinner reception hosted by the ministry on Thursday for embassies and international organisations. A diplomatic source in Seoul told Reuters North Korea informed countries with embassies in Pyongyang last week that Ri, a former military officer and now a senior official of the ruling Workers' Party, had replaced Ri Yong Ho as Pyongyang's top diplomat.


  • Pentagon could start global troop rebalance this year, Esper says

    Pentagon could start global troop rebalance this year, Esper saysU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper suggested on Thursday he could be ready to start a highly anticipated global force repositioning this year as part of an effort to refocus the Pentagon on challenges from China and Russia. Esper said he did not want to put a firm timeline on the completion of his so-called "defense-wide review," which is expected to trigger those troop movements. "If I had to put an end-date (on the review), I want to make sure we are in some type of better posture by the beginning of the next fiscal year," Esper told reporters, referring to the government's calendar year for spending, which begins on Oct. 1.


  • FOREX-Euro near 7-week low after ECB; virus fears support yen

    FOREX-Euro near 7-week low after ECB; virus fears support yenThe euro hovered near a seven-week low against the dollar on Friday after the European Central Bank was seen as more dovish than expected, while anxiety over China's coronavirus outbreak propped up the safe-haven yen. The euro stood at $1.1055, touching a seven-week low of $1.1036 hit in U.S. trade on Thursday after the ECB held interest rates steady and launched a broad review of its policy. ECB President Christine Lagarde on Thursday sought to redefine the ECB's main goal and how to achieve it, as years of the central bank's experiment with negative interest rates and quantitative easing have failed to deliver targetted inflation levels.


  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks steady as caution on China virus continues; euro hits 7-week low after ECB

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks steady as caution on China virus continues; euro hits 7-week low after ECBMSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose a marginal 0.1%, while Japan's Nikkei stood flat and Australian stocks added 0.4%. Trade in Asia is already slowing down for the Lunar New Year holiday, with financial markets in China, Taiwan and South Korea closed on Friday. Key indices on Wall Street bounced from lows after the World Health Organisation (WHO) said the latest coronavirus did not yet constitute a global public health emergency.


  • U.S. to unveil crackdown on counterfeit, pirated e-commerce goods

    U.S. to unveil crackdown on counterfeit, pirated e-commerce goodsThe Trump administration plans to unveil efforts on Friday to crack down on counterfeit and pirated goods sold on major e-commerce sites and urge companies to do more to vet third-party sellers and increase self-policing efforts. Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and White House adviser Peter Navarro will be among officials at a news conference on Friday to discuss the effort at the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center in Arlington, Virginia, administration officials said on Thursday. Law enforcement agencies are planning "immediate actions" to identify counterfeit goods and seek "all available statutory authorities to pursue civil fines and other penalties against these entities," according to a DHS report reported by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday and confirmed by an administration official.


  • WRAPUP 1-China virus death toll mounts to 25, infections spread

    WRAPUP 1-China virus death toll mounts to 25, infections spreadA new coronavirus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government said on Friday, as the World Health Organisation declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern. China's National Health Commission said 830 cases had been confirmed so far and 25 people had died as of Thursday. Most of the cases are in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the virus is believed to have originated late last year.


  • Cremated human remains found in California after theft

    Cremated human remains found in California after theftA Southern California coastal cleanup crew ended nine months of anguish for a grieving family with the discovery of cremated remains of loved ones that had been in a van that was stolen before a funeral service. The crew from the Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewards was rappelling down bluffs to pick up trash tossed over a sidewalk railing when they decided to look more closely at a weathered cardboard box. The box had the label of a Houston mortuary and a name, Anthony Sanchez.


  • Transgender inmate sues to move to women?s prison, says Oregon guards call her ?freak?

    Transgender inmate sues to move to women?s prison, says Oregon guards call her ?freak?A transgender inmate in Oregon is suing in federal court to move from a men?s prison to a women?s prison, accusing guards at her current facility of ridicule and abuse.


  • Transgender inmate sues to move to women?s prison, says Oregon guards call her ?freak?

    Transgender inmate sues to move to women?s prison, says Oregon guards call her ?freak?A transgender inmate in Oregon is suing in federal court to move from a men?s prison to a women?s prison, accusing guards at her current facility of ridicule and abuse.


  • State Supreme Court reverses itself, says unanimous jury not required for death penalty

    State Supreme Court reverses itself, says unanimous jury not required for death penaltyIn a stunning reversal of a previous decision, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a unanimous jury should not be required to sentence someone to death. Federal law and every state that has the death penalty except Alabama require unanimous juries for the death penalty, rather than a simple majority.


  • Rock throwing and fighting led to Antonio Brown?s arrest warrant, cops say

    Rock throwing and fighting led to Antonio Brown?s arrest warrant, cops sayAn arrest report says former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown, a man who made a living catching footballs, did a lot of throwing Tuesday: a rock, other people?s property and punches at a moving van driver trying to deliver Brown?s goods.


  • Rock throwing and fighting led to Antonio Brown?s arrest warrant, cops say

    Rock throwing and fighting led to Antonio Brown?s arrest warrant, cops sayAn arrest report says former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown, a man who made a living catching footballs, did a lot of throwing Tuesday: a rock, other people?s property and punches at a moving van driver trying to deliver Brown?s goods.


  • Death penalty sought in slaying of Sacramento officer

    Death penalty sought in slaying of Sacramento officerProsecutors announced Thursday that they will seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a rookie Sacramento policewoman in an ambush last year. Adel Sambrano Ramos, 46, appeared in court and showed no reaction to the prosecutors' decision in a hearing that lasted only a few moments, the Sacramento Bee reported. Last March, Gov. Gavin Newsom halted executions for as long as he remains governor, but the death penalty remains on the books and courts have been proceeding on the assumption that executions may one day resume.


  • FACTBOX-C-130 Hercules aircraft used as water bombers to fight fires around the world

    FACTBOX-C-130 Hercules aircraft used as water bombers to fight fires around the worldA Lockheed C-130 Hercules tanker fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region crashed after losing contact with ground control on Thursday, authorities said. * Originally designed as a military troop and cargo transport aircraft, the four-engine turboprop can be modified to act as a "water bomber" to douse wildfires. * It can carry 15,000 litres (3,960 gallons) of water or fire retardant, which can be released in one large drop within seconds or several smaller drops.


  • Lawyer: Family slaughter 'almost unbearable' for Utah father

    Lawyer: Family slaughter 'almost unbearable' for Utah fatherThe killing of a Utah mother and three of her children by a gunman identified by police as her 16-year-old son is ?nearly unbearable" for the father who survived, a lawyer said Thursday. Colin L. Haynie "respectfully requests time and privacy to grieve and to heal himself and those he loves, including both of his sons,? attorney David Isom, who represents the father, wrote in a statement. It marked the first public comments by Haynie since the killings occurred on Jan. 17.


  • Man charged in deaths of 3 teens after California crash

    Man charged in deaths of 3 teens after California crashA man was charged with murder Thursday following a weekend car crash that killed three 16-year-old boys and injured three other teens in Southern California, authorities said. A doorbell-ringing prank prompted Anurag Chandra to intentionally ram a Toyota Prius carrying all six teens and force it off the road, a crash survivor said. Chandra, of Corona, faces three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder, said John Hall, a spokesman for the Riverside County District Attorney's Office.


  • Did asteroid that hit Australia help thaw ancient 'snowball Earth'?

    Did asteroid that hit Australia help thaw ancient 'snowball Earth'?Scientists have identified Earth's oldest-known impact crater, and in doing so may have solved a mystery about how our planet emerged from one of its most dire periods. Researchers have determined that the 45-mile-wide (70-km-wide) Yarrabubba crater in Australia formed when an asteroid struck Earth just over 2.2 billion years ago. "Looking at our planet from space, it would have looked very different," said isotope geology professor Chris Kirkland of Curtin University in Australia, one of the researchers in the study published in the journal Nature Communications.


  • Reuters US Domestic News Summary

    Reuters US Domestic News SummaryTravelers Companies Inc has set aside a "modest" amount of additional money to cover its possible exposure to child sex-abuse claims, the insurer's finance chief, Daniel Frey, told analysts during an earnings call on Thursday. Twenty U.S. states and the District of Columbia sued the Trump administration on Thursday to block what they called its latest effort to allow blueprints for making guns from 3-D printers to be released on the internet. The complaint was filed with the federal court in Seattle, after the government published final agency rules earlier in the day allowing the necessary files to be posted, the states said.


  • Reuters World News Summary

    Reuters World News SummaryInvestigations are underway into the crash of a C-130 Hercules air tanker that was fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region, a state fire official said on Friday, with the state in mourning for three men killed in the accident a day earlier. The premier of the state of New South Wales (NSW) ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Friday as a mark of respect for the three victims, whose names have yet to be released. Haiti should set a date for elections, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday, more than a week after Haiti's president began ruling by decree.


  • Did asteroid that hit Australia help thaw ancient 'snowball Earth'?

    Did asteroid that hit Australia help thaw ancient 'snowball Earth'?Scientists have identified Earth's oldest-known impact crater, and in doing so may have solved a mystery about how our planet emerged from one of its most dire periods. Researchers have determined that the 45-mile-wide (70-km-wide) Yarrabubba crater in Australia formed when an asteroid struck Earth just over 2.2 billion years ago. "Looking at our planet from space, it would have looked very different," said isotope geology professor Chris Kirkland of Curtin University in Australia, one of the researchers in the study published in the journal Nature Communications.


  • Police: Angry Titans fan wields gun in barbershop

    Police: Angry Titans fan wields gun in barbershopAn alleged victim told police that a man who threatened to kill Nashville barbershop patrons on Sunday was upset after the Tennessee Titans lost the AFC Championship Game to the Kansas City Chiefs earlier that day. The Metro Nashville Police Department arrested Timothy L. Douglas, who was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and felony weapon possession, according to the website of WSMV-TV in Nashville. The police reported that Douglas, a regular customer of the barbershop, entered the business Sunday afternoon wearing a Titans jersey, then pointed a gun at others.


  • EXCLUSIVE-Trump to sign USMCA trade deal Wednesday at the White House -source

    EXCLUSIVE-Trump to sign USMCA trade deal Wednesday at the White House -sourceU.S. President Donald Trump will sign a trade pact between the United States, Mexico and Canada on Wednesday during a ceremony at the White House, an administration official told Reuters on Thursday. Invitations had been sent out and the White House location would allow lawmakers from all over the country to attend, the official said. The ceremony is likely to take place while an impeachment trial against Trump proceeds on Capitol Hill.


  • Pillowcase Rapist got away with rape for decades because women don?t matter enough | Opinion

    Pillowcase Rapist got away with rape for decades because women don?t matter enough | OpinionThere?s only one reason why the so-called ?Pillowcase Rapist? got away with his crimes for decades: Women don?t matter enough in this country.


  • Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra testifies Harvey Weinstein raped her

    Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra testifies Harvey Weinstein raped herAnnabella Sciorra testifies Harvey Weinstein raped her


  • Exclusive: Trump to sign USMCA trade deal Wednesday at the White House - source

    Exclusive: Trump to sign USMCA trade deal Wednesday at the White House - sourceU.S. President Donald Trump will sign a trade pact between the United States, Mexico and Canada on Wednesday during a ceremony at the White House, an administration official told Reuters on Thursday. Invitations had been sent out and the White House location would allow lawmakers from all over the country to attend, the official said. The ceremony is likely to take place while an impeachment trial against Trump proceeds on Capitol Hill.


  • She?s a serial public pooper, MA cops say. Lawyer calls her a ?pillar of the community?

    She?s a serial public pooper, MA cops say. Lawyer calls her a ?pillar of the community?The owner of a Massachusetts sporting goods store was dumbfounded for nearly three months as he routinely found feces in his parking lot. But the mess wasn?t from a furry critter, as toilet paper or wipes accompanied the feces.


  • She?s a serial public pooper, MA cops say. Lawyer calls her a ?pillar of the community?

    She?s a serial public pooper, MA cops say. Lawyer calls her a ?pillar of the community?The owner of a Massachusetts sporting goods store was dumbfounded for nearly three months as he routinely found feces in his parking lot. But the mess wasn?t from a furry critter, as toilet paper or wipes accompanied the feces.


  • Spike Lee to introduce 2021 Cadillac Escalade with short film

    Spike Lee to introduce 2021 Cadillac Escalade with short filmThe Escalade, with global sales of about 900,000 including ESV and previous EXT and Hybrid models, is a highly profitable piece of GM's new large truck and sport utility vehicle lineup that it has launched over the past two years. Spike Lee is best known for his provocative films including "BlacKkKlansman", "Do the Right Thing" and "Malcolm X". Cadillac said the new Escalade will have a curved organic light-emitting diode (OLED) dashboard screen with 38 inches of display.


  • Trump announces adjustments to tariff quotas for washing machines

    Trump announces adjustments to tariff quotas for washing machinesU.S. President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that tariff quotas on washing machines would be allocated on a quarterly rather than an annual basis, saying that domestic producers had begun to do better in the face of foreign competitors but more was left to be done. "I have... determined that additional action is necessary to eliminate circumvention of the adjustments to (tariff-rate quotas) on large residential washing machines, by ensuring that within-quota quantities of imports of washers are spread throughout the year," he said in a presidential proclamation. Under the original quota system, an annual limit was placed on washer imports.


  • EXCLUSIVE-Trump to sign USMCA trade deal Wednesday at the White House -source

    EXCLUSIVE-Trump to sign USMCA trade deal Wednesday at the White House -sourceU.S. President Donald Trump will sign a trade pact agreed between the United States, Mexico and Canada on Wednesday during a ceremony at the White House, an administration official told Reuters on Thursday. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which replaces NAFTA, still needs to be formally approved by Canada.


  • U.S. states sue to block White House from allowing 3-D printed guns

    U.S. states sue to block White House from allowing 3-D printed gunsThe blueprints can be used to create ghost guns, which can be difficult to detect even with metal detectors, and difficult to trace because they lack serial numbers. ?Ghost guns endanger every single one of us," New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement.


  • U.S. states sue to block White House from allowing 3-D-printed guns

    U.S. states sue to block White House from allowing 3-D-printed gunsTwenty U.S. states and the District of Columbia sued the Trump administration on Thursday to block what they called its latest effort to allow blueprints for making guns from 3-D printers to be released on the internet. The complaint was filed with the federal court in Seattle, after the government published final agency rules earlier in the day allowing the necessary files to be posted, the states said. In November, a federal judge in Seattle struck down an earlier administration effort to allow blueprints to be posted, citing the State Department's prior view that it could threaten foreign policy and national security by enabling criminals, including terrorists, to obtain firearms.


  • Former Martinair exec pleads guilty in U.S. to price fixing, gets 14-month sentence

    Former Martinair exec pleads guilty in U.S. to price fixing, gets 14-month sentenceAn executive of Martinair Holland N.V., who was a fugitive for a decade before being detained in Italy last year and extradited to the United States, pleaded guilty to fixing prices of air cargo shipments and sentenced to 14 months in prison, the Justice Department said on Thursday. Maria Christina Ullings, who was a senior vice president of cargo sales and marketing for Martinair, was one of more than a dozen executives implicated in the scheme when she was indicted in 2010. In addition to the prison sentence, Ullings was ordered to pay a fine of $20,000, the department said.