April 24, 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson
Kenneth Lay, former CEO and founder of Enron, told a jury Monday that the collapse of the company in 2001 has caused him hurt and destruction and pain on a level that compares, he said, to “absolutely nothing in my life.” Lay and another former Enron CEO, Jeffrey Skilling ... ...[read more]
April 24, 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson
The jury in the case of Zacarias Moussaoui began deliberations Monday on whether to spare his life or to execute him for conspiring in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. At the close of arguments at his sentencing trial in a courtroom in Alexandria, Virginia, government prosecutors told jurors they ...[read more]
April 19, 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday issued a new compliance manual that is meant to clarify how employers and employees should interpret anti-discrimination laws found in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. EEOC Chair Cari M. Dominguez said that the manual... ...[read more]
April 19, 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson
Internet company Yahoo may be responsible for leading Chinese police to the identity of a pro-democracy activist who was sentenced to four years in prison, Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday. Jiang Lijun was jailed in 2003 for allegedly promoting democracy through violent means on... ...[read more]
April 17, 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson
After serving 19 months in a Chinese prison on charges of disclosing military secrets and being told the charges would be dropped last month, New York Times researcher Zhao Yan learned Monday that he may still be tried for his work on an article that appeared in the Times. Chinese prosecutors ...[read more]
April 17, 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson
Tyco. has agreed to pay the US Securities and Exchange Commission a $50 million civil penalty and a $1 disgorgement fee for fraudulent accounting procedures used between 1996 through 2002, Tyco and SEC officials announced Monday. In exchange, the settlement allows Tyco to avoid admitting any of ...[read more]
April 12, 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson
Jurors in the sentencing trial of Zacarias Moussaoui on Wednesday heard the cockpit audio recording of the moments before United Airlines Flight 93 slammed into a Pennsylvania field on September 11, as federal prosecutors rested their case that Moussaoui should receive the death penalty for his ...[read more]
April 12, 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson
Nepalese riot police shot and killed a pro-democracy protester and arrested twenty-nine journalists and five human rights activists on Wednesday in the seventh straight day of pro-democracy demonstrations aimed at ending the direct rule government of King Gyanendra. The shooting in Nawalparasi, ...[read more]
April 10, 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson
Pro-democracy demonstrators in Nepal marched in the streets again on Monday for a fifth straight day to protest the direct rule government of King Gyanendra, defying curfews, tear gas and rubber bullets. Local press reports say that scores of protestors were injured and dozens arrest... ...[read more]
April 10, 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson
Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia indicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), will challenge a prosecutor's motion that seeks to move his trial from Freetown, Sierra Leone, to The Hague in the Netherlands, his British lawyer announced Monday. Prosecutors told official... ...[read more]

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