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Judge blocks NSA's destruction of old telecommunications records

Judge blocks NSA's destruction of old telecommunications records

SAN FRANCISCO, March 11 (UPI) -- A federal judge in San Francisco halted the National Security Agency from destroying telecommunications records in case they're needed in pending lawsuits.

Syria: Assad's capture of key town dooms peace talks

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 5 (UPI) -- The Syrian regime's capture of the strategic town of Qusair after fierce fighting is a coup for Hezbollah, whose fighters are now President Bashar Assad's shock troops, and a major setback for rebel force that's likely to doom peace talks in Geneva.

U.S. mulls more help for Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. officials are considering greater help for Syrian rebels that could help remove President Bashar Assad from power, officials involved in discussions said.

Appeals court delays hearing on DOMA

SAN FRANCISCO, July 28 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court in California has postponed a hearing on the Defense of Marriage Act because the U.S. Supreme Court may review the law.

Judge bans planting of engineered beets

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A federal judge Friday revoked U.S. approval of genetically modified sugar beets, saying the Agriculture Department did not fully assess environmental impact.

Francop incident problematic -- scholar

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The Israeli seizure of Iranian arms bound for Hezbollah indicates international efforts aimed at controlling weapons shipments are ineffective, scholars say.

Judge reverses ruling on Wikileaks

SAN FRANCISCO, March 1 (UPI) -- The federal judge in San Francisco who shut down the Wikileaks Web site for posting Swiss bank documents reversed his ruling Friday.

Judge asked to reconsider Web site closing

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge in San Francisco is being asked to reconsider his order to shut down a Web site that publishes leaked documents.

Libby commutation an issue at sentencing

SAN FRANCISCO, July 13 (UPI) -- A presidential commutation in the CIA leak case has become an issue at the sentencing of a San Francisco lawyer who leaked grand jury transcripts.

Reporters face prison in doping probe

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge in San Francisco said Thursday he would put two reporters in prison if they lose an appeal of his order that they name sources in a doping story.

Judge tells reporters they must testify

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A federal judge says two San Francisco Chronicle reporters must testify about their sources for leaked grand jury testimony on steroid use in sports.
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