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'That's not true,' Mulcair denies report NDP repayments will start July 1

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was in heavy denial Wednesday after a report that the NDP will have to start repaying millions in alleged improper spending by July 1.

NDP MPs ordered to repay office spending to be denied expense claims

Expense claims from NDP MPs who have yet to repay millions in alleged improper satellite office spending will be denied by House of Commons administration, CTV News has learned.

Cox Claims Rightscorp's 'Extortionate' Lawsuit Really A Backdoor Way To Get Subscribers' Info

Rightscorp (via two music publishers) has dragged Cox into court to test its novel (read: legally unsound) theory that complying with the DMCA means cutting off service to "repeat infringers." The theory itself is largely untested, but far from promising. But that isn't stopping BMG and Round Hill

Cleveland, Justice Department Reach Deal On Policing Violations

WASHINGTON (AP) The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by the police department, a senior federal law enforcement official said Monday. The official was not authorized to speak publicly of the

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran Marries Longtime Aide

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., has married longtime aide Kay Webber. In a statement released Monday, Cochran's office said the marriage took place privately Saturday in Gulfport. Spokesman Chris Gallegos says Webber, Cochran's executive assistant, has worked fo

Apache Hive Infrastructures Vulnerable to Authentication Flaw in HiveServer2

A vulnerability in the HiveServer2 interface for Apache Hive enterprise data warehouse infrastructures can be exploited under certain conditions to allow authentication with improper credentials. HiveServer2 is designed as a server interface for interaction with remote clients, which permits

Partisan Dispute Undermines Election Violence Inquiry in Nigeria Oil Capital

The governor of Nigeria's Rivers State is hoping an inquiry into violence that happened around this year's presidential and governor elections will bring a measure of reconciliation to the oil-producing state. But the inquiry has been hamstrung by allegations of partisan bias. Nigeria's pres

Senate Advances Fast-Track For Obama Trade Deals

WASHINGTON -- The Senate advanced President Barack Obama's trade agenda Thursday, voting to end debate on bill that would grant the administration power to fast-track massive new pacts through Congress. A number of senators objected to the process, complaining that they were unable to get votes o


Lumber Liquidators CEO Robert Lynch has "unexpectedly" quit, the Toano, Virginia-based company said in a press release. The stock is collapsing. Shares were last trading down more than 16%. The company said that founder/chairman Tom Sullivan will become the interim CEO while the hardwood retailer se

EFF Asks Court To Reconsider Ruling That Would Make Violating Work Computer Policies A Criminal Act

The EFF is asking the Oregon Supreme Court to take a look at a disturbing opinion issued by the state's appeals court -- one that could see employees face fines and prison time simply for violating company policies. The case prompting the filing of an amicus brief on behalf of the defendant does c

WATCH: Officer Pepper Sprays Man Who Flipped Him Off

A police officer in upstate New York has been placed on administrative leave after he pepper sprayed a motorist who gave the middle finger to see how the officer would react. Adam Rupeka, 35, flipped the bird at officer Nathan Baker shortly after he arrived in Saratoga Springs on May 19, The Sara

Dallas-area man condemned for killing 2 loses federal appeal

HOUSTON (AP) - A federal appeals court has refused an appeal from a 41-year-old man sent to death row for the slayings of two Dallas-area sandwich shop workers during robbery almost 13 years ago. Terry Edwards contended a judge's improper instruction during jury selection violated his right to an im

Substitute Teacher Who Hit Middle-Schoolers With Belt Pulled From Classroom

A Maryland county school system has removed a substitute teacher who was filmed hitting middle-schoolers with a belt last week. Prince George's County Public Schools issued a statement Tuesday saying that law enforcement is now involved after the unidentified teacher was recorded swinging a belt

EPA accused of improper lobbying for water rule

Obama administration officials are being accused of improperly lobbying to solicit public support for a proposed rule on fighting water pollution.

$A moves prior to RBA decisions 'normal'

The Reserve Bank there was nothing improper about unusual moves in the Australian dollar prior to a series of cash rate decisions this year.

Najib says calls for him to resign are improper

Najib says he was elected through an open, democratic system and that the majority of Umno's members had voted for him.

Shayanna Jenkins, Aaron Hernandez's Fiancee, Cleared Of Perjury Charge

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) A perjury charge was dropped Friday against the fiancee of former New England Patriots star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez. Shayanna Jenkins had pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors had said she lied dozens of times to the grand jury that investigated the death of Odin

Aaron Hernandez lawyers ask judge to throw out conviction, say it's based on 'speculation'

Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez have asked a judge to throw out his murder conviction, saying it was based on "improper speculation, conjecture and guesswork." The lawyers say in papers filed this week with the trial judge that "no reasonable jury" could have found Her

6 Things No One Ever Tells You About Getting In Shape

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone Getting in shape seems simple enough: You exercise, keep at it and at some point you see results. But not everything happens as you may expect. Plus, the very experience of exercising and working out can differ between individuals. In short, your

Aaron Hernandez appeals; lawyers cite jury's 'guesswork'

Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez have filed an appeal of his murder conviction, saying it was based on "improper speculation, conjecture and guesswork."

Brady appeals suspension, Patriots issue rebuttal

The Patriots' Deflategate defense shifted into high gear Thursday. The NFL Players Association filed an appeal to contest quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension, and the team issued a long, almost line-by-line rebuttal to the Ted Wells Report on the improper deflating of footballs during the A

Senate panel probes ObamaCare aid confusion, as customers learn they owe IRS

The Senate's top investigative committee has launched an inquiry into the system that's supposed to ensure ObamaCare tax credits go to the right customers for the right amounts -- amid concerns that many Americans are getting inflated or improper subsidies.

Ex-CBI chief Sinha meeting 2G scam accused at his residence was 'totally improper': SC

The Supreme Court has ruled that former CBI director Ranjit Sinha's meeting with 2G scam accused at his residence was 'totally improper', and directed the Central Vigilance Commission to look into the matter."The Supreme Court has said that CBI ...

CFPB Begins Probe Of Student Loan Servicers, Signaling Stronger Rules

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday launched a broad review of the often murky business of student loan servicing, questioning whether the roughly 40 million Americans with student debt are being treated fairly under a patchwork of rules and market forces that could leave them vulne

Mike Duffy precedent means Senate has little choice but to suspend overspenders

The Senate may have no choice but to suspend any current senators flagged by the auditor general next month for improper spending because that's what was done to Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau, legal experts say.

Petrobras seeks reimbursement from executives and contractors mentioned in the Operation Lava Jato i...

<br>Petrobras has filed joint lawsuits with the Federal Public Prosecutors' Office for improper conduct against the contractors and executives identified as responsible for irregularities ...

Failure of Progress Mission Caused by Separation Glitch, Fuel Leaks

An improper separation of the Progress M-27M space freighter from a carrier rocket following leaks in fuel tanks on the booster caused the failure of the Progress cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in April, Russia's space agency Roscosmos said Tuesday.

EU court blow to ex-commissioner

Maltese ex-EU Commissioner John Dalli, accused of improper links to lobbyists, loses his case against the European Commission.

Toshiba shares slump a second day as analysts suspend ratings on accounting probe

May 12, 2015 9:21 AMTOKYO (Bloomberg) - Shares of Toshiba Corp fell in Tokyo for a second day as the number of analysts suspending coverage reached six in the aftermath of an investigation into improper accounting on projects.

Rightscorp Wins Anti-SLAPP Claim Against Guy Who Sued After Being Bullied With Robocalls

Back in November, we noted a class action lawsuit filed against Righstcorp in California, arguing that its process of shaking people down with robocalls violated various laws. In the first amended complaint, the plaintiff, John Blaha, focused on two issues: (1) that the robocalls violated the Teleph

Highway Patrol effort aimed at construction zone safety

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers are working overtime to enhance safety in construction zones. The patrol says the enforcement effort will continue through October. Troopers will be issuing citations for violations including speeding, passing in a no-passing zone, following

Food wastage an 'enormous' global concern, G20 says

ISTANBUL: Food wasted by consumers is an enormous economic problem and nations should ensure excess food is given to the hungry instead of being thrown away, agriculture ministers from the Group of 20 leading countries said on Friday. The two-day meeting in Istanbul has focused on problems of food s

Justice Department launches civil rights probe into Baltimore police dept

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department will conduct a broad investigation into the Baltimore police force in search of law enforcement practices that are unconstitutional and violate civil rights, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday.   The announcement of the federal civil rights pro

Senators demand CIA’s Brennan admit computer search improper

The Obama administration and the CIA may have put behind them the agency's intrusions into computers used by Senate Intelligence Committee staffers, but some Democrats on the panel haven't.Click to Continue »

Dean Watt loses appeal over fine

The Racing Appeals Tribunal has rejected appeals by syndicator Dean Watt and his son Adam over their improper conduct convictions.

Car seats are for traveling, not sleeping

In a new study of young child deaths in sitting devices like car seats, swings or bouncers, most were due to asphyxiation by improper positioning or strangulation in straps.