Prisoner Claims He Was Punished for Writing

     BROOKLYN (CN) – A man finishing up a 7-year sentence for arsons linked to the Earth Liberation Front claims in court that he was taken from a halfway house and placed in solitary confinement in a federal prison in retaliat…

Writer Says Company Had Him Jailed in China

     VANCOUVER, B.C. (CN) – A researcher who worked on a report that caused a sharp decline in Silvercorp Metals’ stock price claims in court that the Canadian mining company had him imprisoned in China, in “a campaign to silen…

Atomic Spy Conspirator Sentenced

      ALBUQUERQUE (CN) – A former employee of the Los Alamos National Laboratory was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in federal prison for conspiring with her physicist husband to sell nuclear weapons secrets to Venezue…

Los Lonely Boys Front Man Sues for Injuries

LOS ANGELES (CN) – Los Lonely Boys front man Henry Garza fell 6 feet off a stage during a show because the band’s management company failed to ensure that the orchestra pit was raised, he claims in court.     Henry Garza an…

Obama Picks SF Attorney for Federal Bench

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – President Obama will nominate San Francisco attorney Haywood Gilliam Jr. to San Francisco’s federal bench to replace Chief District Judge Claudia Wilken when she takes senior status in December, the White House said. &nbsp…

Ex-Editor Calls People Magazine Racist

     MANHATTAN (CN) – A former editor claims in court that People Magazine is “a discriminatory organization run entirely by white people who intentionally focus the magazine on stories involving white people and white celebrit…

Subprime Auto Lender Fined $2.8 Million

     DALLAS (CN) – A Texas subprime automobile lender has been fined $2.75 million for knowingly reporting inaccurate information to customer credit records for at least three years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sai…

School Superintendent Could go to Jail

     SAN DIEGO (CN) – The former superintendent of a San Diego-area school district faces up to a year in prison after pleading guilty to taking money from contractors, under threat of holding up their contracts, so he could pa…

Free Money? It’s a Scam, the FTC Says

WASHINGTON (CN) – The American Bill Pay Organization and the American Benefits Foundation, whose bosses and even addresses are unknown, bilk consumers by claiming they administer a nonexistent federal program “that purports to pay as much as $25,000…

Barnes & Noble Didn’t Play Fair, Designer Says

      MANHATTAN (CN) – Barnes & Noble and a fashion school swiped a student’s designs for a backpack and put it on the market, the graduate claims in court.     Diana E. Rubio sued Barnes & Nobl…