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U.S. crime drops in lockdown, domestic violence risk climbs


With more than two-thirds of the U.S. population ordered to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s tougher for burglars to find an empty house to rob. But the cooped-up residents seem more likely to fight each other. That’s what ...

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Google, Oracle and Trump put on Supreme Court hold by virus

The U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk, Thursday, May 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The coronavirus pandemic has put on indefinite hold a major portion of the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket, including a multibillion-dollar clash between software giants Google and Oracle Corp. and cases that could affect President Donald Trump’s re-election chances. What was ...

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Virus threatens to unleash lawsuits against global business

The coronavirus has upended markets, disrupted supply chains and forced quarantines. It’s all fertile ground for lawsuits. Hospitals, restaurants, day care centers, nursing homes and hotels may face claims that they didn’t take adequate steps to protect people. Shareholders can ...

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Roberts faces moment of truth on abortion issue at Supreme Court

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. sits at the center of the Supreme Court's ideological spectrum. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

For U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts, the moment of truth on abortion is coming. The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear its first abortion case since Roberts became the pivotal vote on the issue. Four years after invalidating a Texas ...

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Global insider-trading ring linked to trial of pharma CEO’s son

The criminal trial of a New York man may help explain how tens of millions of dollars in illicit profits were allegedly generated by a global insider-trading network that included a Greek pharmaceutical executive, a Goldman Sachs banker, a Monaco ...

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A $1 billion grudge drove GM’s shock suit against Fiat Chrysler

Flags fly in front of the Renaissance Center, home of General Motors in Detroit, on July 16, 2019.  (Bloomberg photo by Jeff Kowalsky.)

General Motors Co. executives had laid the groundwork for a new labor agreement with the United Auto Workers union in September 2015. The company had met most of the union’s demands with a proposal that would have boosted pay and ...

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Roger Stone is guilty in trial over lies about 2016 leaks

Roger Stone, former adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Al Drago

Roger Stone, the longtime Republican operative and early Trump booster, was convicted of lying to Congress, obstructing a congressional probe and witness tampering, just two days after House Democrats separately began public impeachment hearings. The U.S. case against Stone — ...

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Stone faces jury pool in trial over Clinton leaks

Roger Stone, former adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Al Drago

Roger Stone, the Republican political operative who famously predicted a dump of embarrassing documents on the Clinton campaign in 2016, got his first glimpse on Tuesday of the jurors who’ll decide whether he lied to a congressional committee about his ...

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Abortion appeals waiting as Supreme Court returns for new term

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a formal group portrait to include the new Associate Justice, top row, far right, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Seated from left: Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Standing behind from left: Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Elena Kagan and Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. Some justices have a sort of verbal signature, phrases they employ to disagree _ more or less politely _ with a lawyer arguing in front of them. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Abortion cases are coming to the U.S. Supreme Court, and they’re only getting harder for the justices to avoid. The court next week starts a new term that will give the clearest indication yet of how eager the justices are ...

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Accused sex trafficker Epstein found injured in federal jail

In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Uma Sanghvi, File)

Jeffrey Epstein was back in jail Thursday after he was found injured in the Manhattan jail where he’s being held on federal sex trafficking charges, according to people familiar with the matter. Epstein was found in his cell Tuesday unresponsive ...

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Supreme Court orders new look at Fosamax claims against Merck

The Supreme Court of the United States. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti.

The U.S. Supreme Court told a lower court to consider throwing out hundreds of patient claims that Merck & Co. was too slow to warn about the risk of thigh-bone fractures from its Fosamax osteoporosis drug. The justices, ruling unanimously ...

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