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Hoosier bank robber Morris Lynn Johnson outdid Dillinger - and lived to tell ...
Indianapolis StarDecember 1, 2013

The visiting room at the federal penitentiary in Forrest City, Ark. is plain as a church basement — tile floor, cinder block walls. A mural in one corner depicting the New York skyline offers the only color. Inmates and their .... During his periods ...more »

Saatchi admits he has 'no proof' Nigella took drugs
NinemsnDecember 1, 2013

Questioned by a prosecution lawyer, Saatchi said: "I'm utterly bereft that this private email to Nigella has come back to haunt us both. "The stories ... Saatchi is a former advertising baron who now owns London's Saatchi Gallery of contemporary art ...more »

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Sources: Train engineer said he was 'in a daze' before crash
CNNDecember 3, 2013

(CNN) -- The engineer of the New York commuter train that derailed Sunday morning -- killing four people and injuring 67 others -- told investigators at the scene he was "in a daze" before the crash, two senior New York law enforcement sources told CNN ...more »

Food Poisoning
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M&S recall thousands of mussels amid food poisoning risks
Daily MailDecember 2, 2013

Marks & Spencer is recalling thousands of packs of Scottish mussels following concerns over a possible link with cases of food poisoning. A range of mussel-based goods are being taken off the retailer's shelves as a precautionary measure, said the Food ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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ICANN: new domains are about consumer choice and helping SMEs
Econsultancy (blog)December 4, 2013

If the disputes cannot be settled amicably then it will ultimately go to a bidding process where the TLD will be handed over to whoever stumps up the most cash. That's likely to be an expensive purchase, especially considering the fact that the initial ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Savara Pharma's AeroVanc receives qualified infectious disease product & fast ...
pharmabiz.comDecember 12, 2013

The QIDP and Fast Track designation provide AeroVanc access to certain incentives, including priority review associated with a New Drug Application (NDA) submission and an additional five years of exclusivity under the Hatch-Waxman Act upon FDA ...more »

Lemon sharks return home to give birth; behavior confirmed for first time in ...
natmonitor.comDecember 5, 2013

According to a news release from The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science, female lemon sharks return home to give birth. This is the first time that this behavior has been confirmed in sharks. To reach this conclusion, researchers captured, tagged ...more »

Consumer Protection
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TN Consumer Protection Council: Ask oil companies not to insist on Aadhaar for ...
The HinduDecember 30, 2013

The council said Aadhaar card had no legal basis as it was not created by an Act of Parliament. “The Minister for Consumer Affairs cannot be a passive spectator when consumers are put to hardship. Aadhaar card should not be insisted till May 2014 and ...more »

Product Reclamation
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House approves Daines' hydropower bill
Great Falls TribuneDecember 3, 2013

... to move forward was passed unanimously by the U.S. House on Tuesday. At issue is an outdated federal statute that prevents irrigation districts in Montana and other western states from developing hydropower on Bureau of Reclamation canals, ditches ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Trio charged in credit card fraud
StarPhoenixDecember 7, 2013

Two women and a man have been charged with credit card fraud after a Saskatoon police investigation that turned up new electronics, appliances and a card embossing machine. The women, ages 31 and 36, and the man, 36, were arrested Thursday after ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Sawyer County man pleads guilty to stolen identity tax fraud
Superior TelegramDecember 3, 2013

Sawyer County man pleads guilty to stolen identity tax fraud. A man from Exeland, Wis., pleaded guilty last week to allegations he stole from the U.S. Treasury by stealing the identity of others, according to U.S. Attorney John W. Vaudreuil of the ...more »

Credit Repair
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Unsafe Products
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Robert Adler Becomes Acting Chairman of U.S. Consumer Product Safety ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)December 4, 2013

As a professor, he taught courses in business law, business ethics, business-government relations and negotiation. Adler's academic research interests included product safety, product liability, regulation, commercial law, medical malpractice, and ...more »


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