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Bondy: Serena Williams shows she's still player to beat at U.S. Open

There was a moment in the second game of the second set on Monday when Kaia Kanepi looped a high ball back to Serena Williams standing in the middle of the court on Ashe Stadium, and the American star suddenly looked like a public courts hacker.

China Banks Seek New Lending Horizons As Bad Debts Rise

By Engen Tham and Lawrence White SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Grappling with a slowing economy, China's biggest banks are turning their back on mainstay borrowers like manufacturers and courting high growth industries such as healthcare, food and IT in a bid to boost revenue. Show More Summary

NH high court: New sentence hearings in killings

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Four men convicted of murder as teenagers should receive new sentencing hearings in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that mandatory life sentences for juvenile are unconstitutional, New Hampshire's Supreme Court ruled Friday.

FIBA World Cup 2014 Schedule: TV Info and Preview for USA's Group-Stage Matchups

The United States national basketball team has high expectations for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, but they will have to prove themselves on the court. After winning the 2010 tournament and dominating the past couple of summer Olympics, it is clear Team USA is the most talented squad in the field. Show More Summary

Immigration Judges: Obama Admin Breaking Promise of Funding, Lawyers to Process Illegal Cases

The leaders of the union representing the nation’s immigration judges said Wednesday that U.S. immigration courts are in chaos, with a backlog of an historic high of 375,000 cases for only 227 judges, a situation that has led to a minimum three-year delay in hearings for illegal immigrants. Show More Summary

Lawsuit Says Kroger Bread Contains Carcinogen

Supermarket chain Kroger is allegedly selling wheat bread containing high levels of urethane without a required warning on the packaging, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The lawsuit, filed by Custodio & Dubey LLP, says urethane is a carcinogen and California Proposition 65 requires manufacturers and other businesses to post […]

Kim Dotcom Battles to Keep Cash Sources Private

With Hollywood hovering in the background looking for cash, last month the High Court ordered Kim Dotcom to reveal in detail where he's getting all his money from. The Mega founder isn't ready to give in though, and is putting up a fight ahead of an appeal hearing in October. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

People’s War in India Clippings 25/8/2014

Maoist links: Bombay HC quashes Saibaba’s bail plea The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has rejected the bail application of Delhi University professor G N Saibaba, under arrest since May for his alleged Maoist links. Justice Sunil Shukre, while rejecting the argument of Saibaba that he couldn’t be branded a [...]

Only Dumb Cops Need Apply?

(Steven Hayward) Kurt Vonnegut’s classic short story “Harrison Bergeron” is clearly fiction, right?  Right? Check out this story from ABCNews today: Court Okays Barring High IQs for Cops A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test has lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city. Show More Summary

Chelsea Transfer News: Latest on Mehdi Benatia and Jose Mourinho's Next Raid

Competition for the signature of Roma centre-back Mehdi Benatia remains high. Chelsea look to win the race for his services, while talk of an Adrien Rabiot swoop is gaining in momentum. Benatia is being courted by Manchester United and...Show More Summary

Djokovic aims to translate personal joy to professional success

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Marriage and preparations for the birth of his first child left Novak Djokovic "a little flat" on the tennis court of late -- where better to turn things around than at the US Open. "I have high expectations for myself, I always have," said Djokovic, the 2011 US Open champion who captured a seventh Grand Slam crown at Wimbledon in July. Show More Summary

High Court: Your Boss Can Legally Lie to You

At-will employees in Texas, take note: Your boss can lie about your future in the company and get away with it, Main Street reports. A Texas Supreme Court ruling supports the way E.I. du Pont de Nemours (known as DuPont) let go of workers—by saying in 2002 that...

Bahrain court should overturn Ahmed Humaidan's conviction

New York, August 22, 2014 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Bahrain High Court of Appeals to overturn the baseless conviction of freelance photojournalist Ahmed Humaidan. The court is expected to rule on Humaidan's appeal on August 25, according to news reports....

2014 U.S. Open seed analysis: Bouchard seeded too high, Azarenka too low

How well did the official ATP and WTA rankings seed the U.S. Open, and where are the biggest imbalances? During the last Slam, the general weirdness of grass courts and the transition period between clay and hard season caused a couple of big imbalances in the seeding at Wimbledon. Show More Summary

Crucial opportunity missed to lift refugee children out of poverty

The government has refused to increase financial support for families fleeing war, violence and persecution. This is despite a high court ruling that found the government calculated rates of support unlawfully. The calculation failed to ensure that a family is able to pay for essential things like washing powder, medication and nappies. But the government […]

Reporter Sues St. Louis County Court for Michael Brown’s Juvenile Arrest Record

He was a gentle soul. The last video of 18 year-old Michael Brown shows the Normandy High School graduate robbing a local convenience store. On Friday reporter Charles Johnson sued the St. Louis County Court for Michael Brown’s juvenile arrest … Continue reading ?

Botswana told to pay for foreign prisoners' HIV treatment

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Botswana's High Court on Friday ordered the government to provide treatment to HIV-positive foreign prisoners at the state's expense. Justice Bengbame Sechele ruled that the denial of anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment to foreign inmates violated their rights. Show More Summary

Court ends part of Arkansas desegregation lawsuit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge Thursday ended a large part of an Arkansas desegregation case rooted in the Little Rock Central High School crisis of 1957 but a lawyer for black schoolchildren said inequalities remain in the state's largest district.

Dotcom’s Millions Will Remain Frozen, Court Decides

Kim Dotcom's battle to regain control over millions in seized assets has received another setback. Today the Court of Appeal overturned a ruling by the High Court by extending the restraining orders against the entrepreneur's property until at least April 2015. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

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