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HONOLULU-- A magistrate revoked bail Thursday for a defense contractor accused of giving military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend, because the man sent her a letter and email against a judge's orders. Benjamin Bishop must return to federal detention while he awaits trial, U.S.
WASHINGTON-- All 50 states and the District of Columbia have more lax financial disclosure rules for their high court justices than the disclosure requirements for federal judges, according to an analysis from a watchdog group.
NEW YORK, Dec 3- The star witness in the government's case against SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager Michael Steinberg faced aggressive questioning on Tuesday from Steinberg's lawyer, who sought to discredit his earlier testimony.
SAN FRANCISCO-- An eight-year legal odyssey by a Malaysian university professor to clear her name from the U.S. government's no-fly list went to trial Monday in federal court in San Francisco. She has fought in court since her arrest at San Francisco International Airport in January 2005 to clear her name.
HONOLULU-- Retired professors Rod Powell and Bob Eddinger have been partners in life since they met at the University of Hawaii in 1977. On Monday, they joined in marriage on the first day their home state allowed same-sex couples to form such unions. Instead, they took Carolyn Golojuch, a gay rights activist who performed the marriage, and her husband out to lunch.
MIAMI-- Puerto Rican attorney Iara Rodriguez waved campaign signs and cheered at the 2012 Democratic Convention as President Barack Obama was nominated. By January, she had moved to Orlando, joining a record number of Puerto Ricans who have left the island in recent years _ more than 60,000 in 2012 _ the majority landing in Florida.
*China says monitored flight of the B-52s. *Islands at heart of China territorial dispute with Japan. The defiance from Japan and its ally the United States raises the stakes in a territorial standoff between Beijing and Tokyo over the islands and challenges China to make the next move, experts said.
*No response from China to B-52 bomber flights over new zone. *Islands at heart of China territorial dispute with Japan. The flight did not prompt a response from China, the Pentagon said, and the White House urged Beijing to resolve its dispute with Japan over the islands diplomatically, without resorting to "threats or inflammatory language".
Sales of Hormel's signature meat-in-a-can Spam rose around the globe, said CEO Jeffrey Ettinger. And a new teriyaki SPAM was just rolled out in Hawaii, he added.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-- The 2013 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards will be presented to a leader on veterans' issues and the founder of an online charity.
NEW YORK, Nov 24- A U.S. housing regulator has been investigating the activities of a small California not-for-profit that bought hundreds of foreclosed homes through a federally backed program intended to help local communities hurt by the housing bust, according to government documents reviewed by Reuters.
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