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NSA tapped fiber cables to collect data

NSA tapped fiber cables to collect data

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- The National Security Agency, which collected cellphone and online data from technology companies, also tapped fiber cables, The Washington Post said Wednesday.

Transsexual gets damages for lost job

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- A Washington judge says emotional pain and the loss of a plum job warranted $491,000 in damages to a transsexual.

Mistrial declared in editor's slay trial

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Members of a hung jury say there wasn't enough conclusive evidence to convict a former Hartford, Conn., newspaper editor of the murder of a man he'd just met.

Judge refuses to delay terror tribunal

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- A federal judge ruled Thursday that Osama bin Laden's former driver should be tried by a military tribunal before he appeals the court's constitutionality.

D.C. Madam guilty, jury finds

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- A federal jury in Washington deliberated for less than a day before returning a guilty verdict Tuesday against the so-called D.C. Madam.

U.S. sentences female Colombian rebel

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Washington Monday sentenced a top female leader of a Colombian rebel group to nearly 17 years in prison for cocaine trafficking.

Judge upholds anti-terror law

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A petition by Osama bin Laden's driver to challenge his detention in Guantanamo Bay has been dismissed by a federal judge in Washington.

Fear called enemy in fight against disease

SYDNEY, April 20 (UPI) -- Fear is the worst enemy in the fight against bioterrorism and infectious diseases such as bird flu, an Australian scientist has told a conference. Dr. James Robertson of the Australian Federal Police told a Sydney forum on infectious diseases and internat

Judges: NSA program needs oversight

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- Members of a secret U.S. intelligence court told a U.S. Senate committee that a White House-endorsed warrantless spying program should be to court oversight.

Judge says he can't order Gitmo releases

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- he continued detention by the U.S. military of two ethnic Uighurs at Guantanamo Bay is "unlawful," a U.S. federal judge has ruled.

Report: FISA judge resigns over Bush plan

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A judge on a secret U.S. court that oversees domestic spying has resigned over President Bush's end run around the court, a report says.

Bird flu vaccine needs big dose

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Doses needed for a recently announced vaccine against bird flu are so large the United States cannot make enough vaccine to go around, Nature reports.

Court sides with Bush on military trials

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court ruled Friday military commissions may resume war crimes trials of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Firefighters' facial hair in court dispute

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- Three Muslim firefighters can keep their beards until at least Aug. 1 following a federal judge's ruling regarding a D.C. Fire Department ban on facial hair.

Quick action asked in Guantanamo case

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The Justice Department has asked for quick action on a judge's order halting proceedings by a war crimes court in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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