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U.S. top court drops Leidos contracting fraud case after settlement

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday canceled arguments in a securities fraud dispute involving Virginia-based government contractor Leidos Inc after the company and investors told the court they had reached a settlement.

Woman accusing Trump of misconduct subpoenas presidential campaign

WASHINGTON A woman who has said that U.S. President Donald Trump groped her during a 2007 meeting has subpoenaed his presidential campaign for any documents concerning similar allegations, according to a subpoena filed in New York State Supreme Court.

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. Oct 16 2017

U.S. Supreme Court to decide major Microsoft email privacy fight

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to resolve a major privacy dispute between the Justice Department and Microsoft Corp over whether prosecutors should get access to emails stored on company servers overseas.

U.S., Tech Oct 16 2017

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Guantanamo detainee's appeal

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for a Guantanamo Bay detainee accused of being the mastermind of the 2000 bombing of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole in a Yemeni port to go on trial before an American war crimes military tribunal.

U.S., Yemen Oct 16 2017

Texas executes man convicted of killing prison guard with shank

AUSTIN, Texas Texas executed a man on Thursday convicted of murdering a prison guard in 1999, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal to spare his life despite arguments by his lawyers that he was innocent.

Oct 12 2017

U.S. justices question Arab Bank liability in militant attacks

WASHINGTON Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled concern about allowing companies to be sued under American law for human rights abuses abroad in a case involving allegations that Arab Bank Plc helped finance militant attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Oct 11 2017

Microsoft, Apple among companies urging U.S. Supreme Court to weigh gay workers' rights

Dozens of companies including Alphabet Inc’s Google, Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, and Viacom Inc have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to address whether a law banning sex discrimination in the workplace provides protections to gay employees.

Oct 11 2017

Supreme Court tosses one of two travel ban challenges

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out an appeals court ruling that struck down President Donald Trump's previous temporary travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority nations countries that has now expired.

Oct 10 2017

U.S. top court asks Justice Department for views in Apple antitrust case

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Trump administration for its views on whether to hear Apple Inc's bid to avoid a class-action lawsuit accusing the tech giant of inflating consumer prices by charging illegally high commissions on iPhone software sales through its App Store.

Oct 10 2017

U.S. top court rejects convicted coal executive's appeal

WASHINGTON Former Massey Energy Co Chief Executive Officer Donald Blankenship's bid to overturn his conviction stemming from a 2010 West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 coal miners ended on Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his appeal.

Oct 10 2017