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WikiLeaks volunteers fight court order to turn over Twitter account info

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – Lawyers for three Twitter users Tuesday asked a US federal judge to overturn a court order directing the microblogging site to hand over clients’ data to the US government for use in a probe into WikiLeaks. The order calling on Twitter to release data about the accounts…

UK court bans man from having sex because of low IQ

What does a “vigorous sex drive” and a low IQ get you? In Britain, the answer seems to be a court order preventing you from having sex. In a ruling that was attacked by some as homophobic and insensitive to disabled peoples’ rights, a British court ordered last week that…

Mich. woman can sue over toilet paper dispenser

Mich. justices say woman whose hand was broken by toilet paper dispenser can sue restaurant A Michigan woman says she can’t work or crochet and her bowling game has suffered since her right hand was broken by a toilet paper dispenser in a restaurant bathroom. The Michigan Supreme Court, in…

‘Obama must answer’ for UN spying: Assange

President Barack Obama should resign if it can be shown that he approved spying by US diplomatic figures on UN officials, the founder of WikiLeaks said in an interview published Sunday. “The whole chain of command who was aware of this order, and approved it, must resign if the US…

WikiLeaks founder appeals Swedish detention order

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has filed another appeal against a court order to detain him in a rape investigation, Swedish officials said Tuesday. The appeal was received by the Supreme Court in Stockholm on Tuesday, court spokeswoman Tove Levelind said. Earlier this month, an appeals court rejected Assange’s first appeal,…

WikiLeaks’ Assange appeals Swedish arrest warrant

STOCKHOLM — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appealed Friday against a Swedish court order for a warrant for his detention for questioning on allegations of rape, his lawyer said. “I have just filed an appeal,” his Swedish lawyer Bjoern Hurtig told AFP. The Stockholm district court ordered Thursday an arrest warrant…

9/11 rescue workers have until Monday to accept $800 million settlement

Thousands of rescue workers sickened after the September 11 attacks in New York have until the end of Monday to accept a settlement that could near 800 million dollars. A settlement on Friday saw a subgroup of workers compensated 28 million dollars for exposure to debris removed and transferred from…

Ugandan paper that published list of gay men ordered to shut down

A Ugandan newspaper that published names and pictures of what it said were homosexuals in Uganda and called on authorities to hang them has been ordered to cease publishing, a gay rights leader said Monday. Frank Mugisha, chairman of the Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMU), said his group had petitioned the…

UN calls for probe into US inaction on torture

‘Fragmentary order 242′ allowed US forces to ignore torture allegations: report The United Nations’ point man on torture is calling on the Obama administration to open a full investigation into newly-released documents that suggest the US may have turned a blind eye to torture in Iraq. Manfred Nowak, the UN’s…

Pentagon: Military ordered to accept gay applicants

Military recruiters told to accept gay applicants, as gov’t appeals court decision A Pentagon spokeswoman says recruiters have been told that they must accept gay applicants, following a federal court decision striking down the ban on gays serving openly in the military. Spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said Tuesday that top-level guidance…

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