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Juror in Oregon militia conspiracy trial dismissed over bias


PORTLAND, Ore. A federal judge in the conspiracy trial of seven people who took part in the armed occupation of a U.S. wildlife center in Oregon dismissed a juror over questions of bias on Wednesday, then ordered jury deliberations to begin anew with a replacement.

Exclusive: Casino mogul Adelson says no certainty over Las Vegas stadium for NFL's Raiders

TEL AVIV Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson said he is prepared to walk away from a deal to build a stadium that would help relocate the National Football League's Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas if terms offered by the team do not improve.

Sports Oct 26 2016

Pro-immigrant protesters snarl New York City morning commute

Pro-immigrant protesters chained themselves together and blocked lanes on the George Washington Bridge between New Jersey and New York City on Wednesday, briefly halting traffic during the morning rush on the busiest U.S. bridge.

Oct 26 2016

Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star vandalized on video

LOS ANGELES Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was defaced by a vandal wielding a sledgehammer and a pick-axe on Wednesday in an act captured on video, police said. | Video

Former Detroit City Council president pleads guilty to sex crimes

A former Detroit City Council president pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges stemming from a sexual relationship with a teenage boy, according to his lawyer, capping the three-year political downfall of the once-powerful local politician.

Oct 26 2016

Pentagon halts effort to recover Guard enlistment bonuses

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday suspended a Pentagon order that California National Guardsmen repay thousands of dollars in enlistment bonuses and tuition assistance they had received by mistake more than a decade ago.

Oct 26 2016

NYC lawyer charged with tax evasion related to shelters

NEW YORK A New York lawyer has been criminally charged with failing to report to the Internal Revenue Service more than $3 million of fee income from tax shelter and other transactions he handled at the law firm Herrick Feinstein, where he led the tax practice.

World, Money Oct 26 2016

Connecticut man who ran Ponzi scheme as teen gets prison: U.S.

A Connecticut man was sentenced on Wednesday to three years in prison after being convicted of bilking investors out of nearly $500,000 in a failed Ponzi scheme he ran while still a teenager, federal prosecutors said.

Oct 26 2016

Top executive behind Dakota Access has donated more than $100,000 to Trump

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON The top executive at the company behind the embattled Dakota Access Pipeline has donated more than $100,000 to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump since June, according to campaign finance disclosure records.

Case dropped against New York limo driver in deadly winery crash

NEW YORK A New York judge on Wednesday threw out all charges against a limousine driver accused of negligent homicide in a crash that killed four women on a Long Island wine-tasting tour last year.

Oct 26 2016

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