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Ex-BP Manager Settles With SEC Over Gulf Oil Spill Insider Trading Charges
Offbeat  (tags: BP, oil spill, USA )

Ray
- 2 hours ago - rt.com
Former BP crisis manager Keith A. Seilhan has settled with the SEC after facing insider trading charges related to the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Seilhan had dumped his company stock before news of the spill's severity had spread.
IRS Awarded Contract to Surveillance Company That Tracks License Plates
Science & Tech  (tags: Intelligence, Police, SciTech, Security, USA, Vehicles )

Ray
- 2 hours ago - rt.com
A California-based surveillance vendor that sells access to license plate databases and the devices that indiscriminately collect that information has been reportedly cashing checks from the Internal Revenue Service and other federal offices.
Hawaii Police Stripped of Legal Right to Have Sex With Prostitutes
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Court, Crime, Law, Police, Protest, Scandal, Security, Sex, USA )

Ray
- 2 hours ago - rt.com
Hawaii legislators in both chambers agreed that police should no longer have legal permission to have sex with prostitutes in the course of their duties.
Walmart Employees Deliver Chairman $7.8 Bn 'Tax Bill' for Company's Tax Breaks
Business  (tags: business, taxes, walmart, Protest, Retail, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
Protesting Walmart's tax privileges as it pays its workers notoriously low wages, the store's employees and others have delivered a $7.8 billion "tax bill" to the Arizona home of the retail giant's chairman, Rob Walton.
New York Police Disband Muslim 'Eavesdropping' Unit
Offbeat  (tags: NYPD, eavesdrop, Muslims, terrorism, Demographics Unit, USA )

Ray
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The New York Police Department has disbanded a secret programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats.
Should Drug Firms Make Payments to Doctors?
Offbeat  (tags: Doctors, Drugs, Medication, Health, Drug Firms )

Ray
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Gifts and payments to US doctors from drug firms are seen by some as encouraging unnecessary prescriptions. Do such transfers make any difference and will President Obama's healthcare reform help, by forcing companies to disclose them?
Cannibal Mystery: New Evidence in Michael Rockefeller Disappearance
Offbeat  (tags: Michael Rockefeller, mystery, New evidence )

Ray
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The author of a new book on the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in 1961 claims to have solved one of America's most enduring mysteries.
Judge Overturns Tough North Dakota Abortion Law
Offbeat  (tags: federal judge, Court, abortion law, North Dakota, USA )

Ray
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A US federal judge has overthrown a North Dakota law banning abortion after the foetus' heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks in some cases.
Who Are the 55 Bodies Buried at the Dozier School?
Offbeat  (tags: Florida, school, bodies, children, USA )

Ray
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Forensic anthropologists are disinterring the remains of children at a Florida reform school. Former students hope the dig will provide answers about alleged child abuse within the school's walls.
Male Monkey Cares for Dying Partner
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Study, Nature, Animals, Wildanimals, Monkeys, Care, Partners, Primates )

Ray
- 3 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A wild male marmoset has been seen and filmed embracing and caring for his dying partner. The female monkey accidently fell from a tree in the forests of Brazil and the male comforted her as she lay dying.
 
 
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