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November 15, 2012
reuters:

Two BP Plc employees face criminal indictments for their part in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, and charges could be unveiled as early as Thursday, a source told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
London-based BP is expected to pay a record U.S. criminal penalty and plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon platform in the Gulf of Mexico, which caused the worst offshore oil spill in the country’s history, according to sources familiar with the matter.
The sources told Reuters that a plea deal with the Justice Department over the 2010 disaster, in which 11 workers died, may be announced as soon as Thursday.
READ ON: BP workers face criminal charges from 2010 spill - source

Will be interesting to see if anyone goes to jail over this.

reuters:

Two BP Plc employees face criminal indictments for their part in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, and charges could be unveiled as early as Thursday, a source told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

London-based BP is expected to pay a record U.S. criminal penalty and plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon platform in the Gulf of Mexico, which caused the worst offshore oil spill in the country’s history, according to sources familiar with the matter.

The sources told Reuters that a plea deal with the Justice Department over the 2010 disaster, in which 11 workers died, may be announced as soon as Thursday.

READ ON: BP workers face criminal charges from 2010 spill - source

Will be interesting to see if anyone goes to jail over this.

11:03 // 1 year ago
July 20, 2012
reuters:

Soda bottles littered his apartment, the top floor unit of a three-story red brick building in a run-down neighborhood, what seemed typical quarters for a 24-year-old doctoral student with one critical exception: Police now believe it to be booby-trapped.
Just four miles away from his Aurora, Colorado, apartment, James Eagan Holmes became a national figure on Friday, identified by police as the gunman who opened fire in a movie theater, killing 12 people and wounding dozens more while dressed in body armor, black gloves and a gas mask.
Police say Holmes, who was taken into custody by police in a parking lot behind the cinema, booby-trapped his apartment with sophisticated explosives, creating a hazard for law-enforcement and bomb squad officers who swarmed to the scene.
The living room of the suspect’s apartment was crisscrossed with trip wires connected to what appeared to be plastic bottles containing an unknown liquid, said Chris Henderson, Aurora’s deputy fire chief.
Shooting suspect: A doctoral student with few signs of violent edge

It feels like there’s a piece to this story we’re missing, that something’s going to come out soon enough and explain what’s going on.

reuters:

Soda bottles littered his apartment, the top floor unit of a three-story red brick building in a run-down neighborhood, what seemed typical quarters for a 24-year-old doctoral student with one critical exception: Police now believe it to be booby-trapped.

Just four miles away from his Aurora, Colorado, apartment, James Eagan Holmes became a national figure on Friday, identified by police as the gunman who opened fire in a movie theater, killing 12 people and wounding dozens more while dressed in body armor, black gloves and a gas mask.

Police say Holmes, who was taken into custody by police in a parking lot behind the cinema, booby-trapped his apartment with sophisticated explosives, creating a hazard for law-enforcement and bomb squad officers who swarmed to the scene.

The living room of the suspect’s apartment was crisscrossed with trip wires connected to what appeared to be plastic bottles containing an unknown liquid, said Chris Henderson, Aurora’s deputy fire chief.

Shooting suspect: A doctoral student with few signs of violent edge

It feels like there’s a piece to this story we’re missing, that something’s going to come out soon enough and explain what’s going on.

16:47 // 1 year ago
nbcnews:

14 dead after shooting during ‘Dark Knight’ screening in Aurora, Colorado. 
Updated at 5:35 a.m. ET: At least 14 people were killed and dozens of others wounded early Friday when at least one gunman opened fire during a shootout scene at a midnight screening of the summer blockbuster ”The Dark Knight Rises” near Denver, authorities and witnesses said.
Aurora police chief Dan Oates told reporters that 10 people died at the scene of the shooting and four others died after being taken to local hospitals. At least 50 other people were injured, Oates said.
Read the developing story.


We’ll have more about this shortly.

nbcnews:

14 dead after shooting during ‘Dark Knight’ screening in Aurora, Colorado. 

Updated at 5:35 a.m. ET: At least 14 people were killed and dozens of others wounded early Friday when at least one gunman opened fire during a shootout scene at a midnight screening of the summer blockbuster ”The Dark Knight Rises” near Denver, authorities and witnesses said.

Aurora police chief Dan Oates told reporters that 10 people died at the scene of the shooting and four others died after being taken to local hospitals. At least 50 other people were injured, Oates said.

Read the developing story.

We’ll have more about this shortly.

(via nbcnews)

6:51 // 1 year ago
July 16, 2012
12:39 // 1 year ago
July 2, 2012
reuters:

DEVELOPING: GlaxoSmithKline Plc has agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $3 billion to settle the largest case of healthcare fraud in U.S. history, according to court filings and prosecutors.
The settlement includes $1 billion in criminal fines and $2 billion in civil fines in connection with the sale of the drug company’s Paxil, Wellbutrin and Avandia products.
READ MORE: GlaxoSmithKline settles fraud charges for $3 billion 

Some more details, from Bloomberg: 

In a charging document filed today, London-based Glaxo admits to illegally promoting Paxil for children and adolescents, wrongfully marketing Wellbutrin for weight loss and purposes other than those approved by U.S. regulators, and failing to report data regarding the safety of its Avandia diabetes drug to regulators. The company has agreed to admit to the charges, which are misdemeanors, according to the filings.

reuters:

DEVELOPING: GlaxoSmithKline Plc has agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $3 billion to settle the largest case of healthcare fraud in U.S. history, according to court filings and prosecutors.

The settlement includes $1 billion in criminal fines and $2 billion in civil fines in connection with the sale of the drug company’s Paxil, Wellbutrin and Avandia products.

READ MORE: GlaxoSmithKline settles fraud charges for $3 billion 

Some more details, from Bloomberg: 

In a charging document filed today, London-based Glaxo admits to illegally promoting Paxil for children and adolescents, wrongfully marketing Wellbutrin for weight loss and purposes other than those approved by U.S. regulators, and failing to report data regarding the safety of its Avandia diabetes drug to regulators. The company has agreed to admit to the charges, which are misdemeanors, according to the filings.

11:07 // 1 year ago
June 12, 2012
reuters:

DEVELOPING: Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, has been arrested on one count of perjury, a press release issued by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Department read Tuesday afternoon. [Photo: Seminole County Sheriff’s Department]
Watch Reuters.com for more on this story

Here’s the document regarding her arrest, which says she likely lied in court about her husband’s case.
UPDATE: Shellie Zimmerman is out after paying her bond. Her bond was just $1,000.

reuters:

DEVELOPING: Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, has been arrested on one count of perjury, a press release issued by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Department read Tuesday afternoon. [Photo: Seminole County Sheriff’s Department]

Watch Reuters.com for more on this story

Here’s the document regarding her arrest, which says she likely lied in court about her husband’s case.

UPDATE: Shellie Zimmerman is out after paying her bond. Her bond was just $1,000.

16:22 // 1 year ago
May 31, 2012
breakingnews:

JUST IN: Jury at John Edwards trial reaches unanimous verdict on 1 of 6 counts only. The judge sends them back for more deliberations - NBC News
Follow updates on breakingnews.com
Photo: John Edwards leaves the federal courthouse in Greensboro, N.C., on Thursday.(Chuck Burton / AP)

Our comment on this: "One of six counts. ONE! They’ve been at this for like 30 years!" The defense is apparently seeking a mistrial, too. 

breakingnews:

JUST IN: Jury at John Edwards trial reaches unanimous verdict on 1 of 6 counts only. The judge sends them back for more deliberations - NBC News

Follow updates on breakingnews.com

Photo: John Edwards leaves the federal courthouse in Greensboro, N.C., on Thursday.(Chuck Burton / AP)

Our comment on this: "One of six counts. ONE! They’ve been at this for like 30 years!" The defense is apparently seeking a mistrial, too. 

15:00 // 1 year ago
May 29, 2012
reuters:

Finally, there is definitive proof: The presidential candidate was born in the United States, and his father was not.
Yes, Republican Mitt Romney appears eligible to be president, according to a copy of Romney’s birth certificate released to Reuters by his campaign. Willard Mitt Romney, the certificate says, was born in Detroit on March 12, 1947.
His mother, Lenore, was born in Utah and his father, former Michigan governor and one-time Republican presidential candidate George Romney, was born in Mexico.
READ MORE: Romney’s birth certificate evokes father’s controversy

We’ll just leave this here.

reuters:

Finally, there is definitive proof: The presidential candidate was born in the United States, and his father was not.

Yes, Republican Mitt Romney appears eligible to be president, according to a copy of Romney’s birth certificate released to Reuters by his campaign. Willard Mitt Romney, the certificate says, was born in Detroit on March 12, 1947.

His mother, Lenore, was born in Utah and his father, former Michigan governor and one-time Republican presidential candidate George Romney, was born in Mexico.

READ MORE: Romney’s birth certificate evokes father’s controversy

We’ll just leave this here.

19:23 // 1 year ago
May 9, 2012
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