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Co-founder of dating app Tinder says boss called her ‘desperate loser’ in lawsuit

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Former Tinder marketing Vice President Whitney Wolfe is suing the popular dating-app company for sexual harassment and discrimination, making it the latest technology business to face challenges over its treatment of women. Wolfe’s lawsuit, filed Monday, listed a series of alleged incidents of…

HP settles lawsuits over $11.1 billion deal for British software company

(Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co and attorneys representing shareholders confirmed on Monday they had agreed to settle litigation over the $11.1 billion acquisition of British software company Autonomy Corp. Reuters exclusively reported news of the settlement on Friday. Under the terms of the settlement, all claims against HP’s current and former…

Bill O’Reilly: One more liberal Supreme Court justice could end freedom ‘forever’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly warned his viewers on Monday not to get complacent in celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision exempting businesses from providing access to reproductive care. “If one more liberal Supreme Court justice is appointed — one more — freedom in America will be compromised forever,” O’Reilly said.…

Texas man accused of seeking ‘Unabomber’s’ advice for blowing up a gas pipeline

By Jana J. Pruet DALLAS (Reuters) – Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of a Texas man accused of trying to blow up a natural gas pipeline and suspected of seeking guidance from jailed Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. Anson Chi, 35, is facing four counts of firearms and weapons…

Belgian court rules that brothel can not be named after Dominique Strauss Kahn

Brussels (AFP) – A Belgian court on Monday barred a renowned pimp from naming his latest venture “DSK”, the initials of disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss Kahn who filed the suit. The pimp, Dominique Alderweireld or “Dodo la Saumure”, is linked to sex parties attended by Strauss-Kahn and dubbed…

Sri Lankan military vows to tackle online hate speech after anti-Muslim riots

Colombo (AFP) – Sri Lanka will clamp down on Internet hate speech following deadly anti-Muslim riots said to have been fueled by social media sites, the military said Monday. Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse has asked the law and order ministry to deal with racial and religious hatred being spread using…

‘We are going to attack’: Ukraine’s president ends ceasefire with rebels

Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said late Monday he would not extend a truce with pro-Russian rebels in the country’s east, vowing instead to go on the attack. “After examining the situation, I have decided, as commander-in-chief of the armed forces, not to extend the unilateral ceasefire,” Poroshenko…

Utah car thief turns around and gives herself up after finding 3-year-old on board

By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – A would-be car thief surrendered to Utah authorities after realizing the family minivan she sped off in was carrying precious human cargo, a 3-year old girl, Salt Lake City police said on Monday. The child’s mother left the Dodge Caravan parked and…

Supply meets demand: Gun makers flee Northeast for ‘Second Amendment states’

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) – The first gun manufacturer to leave Connecticut after it enacted tough new gun control laws last year in the wake of the Newtown school shootings presented a commemorative rifle on Monday to the governor of South Carolina, its new home. PTR Industries Inc…

13-year-old Ohio boy who fatally shot his friend charged with ‘reckless homicide’

A 13-year-old boy was arrested on Monday and charged with reckless homicide in the shooting death of a friend, WCPO-TV reported. The victim’s father identified him to WCPO as Hawken Hemmerle, also 13 years of age. The shooting reportedly happened inside the victim’s home when the two boys were playing…

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