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Australia mulls extradition of alleged Silk Road moderator

The Australian government said it is deciding whether to extradite to the United States an alleged moderator of Silk Road, a website where people buy illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine using digital currency bitcoin. Peter Phillip Nash, 41, from Australia's Queensland state, and two other men were charged with conspiracy to engage in narcotics trafficking, computer hacking and money laundering in relation to the website in December. On... Read more...

Fort Hood shooter used car to prey on victims

Fort Hood shooter used car to prey on victimsOver 8 minutes, Ivan Lopez fired on soldiers he worked with and others on his path, investigators say.

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California state senator pleads not guilty to corruption

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A prominent California state senator and gun-control advocate pleaded not guilty in a federal courtroom in San Francisco on Tuesday to charges of corruption and conspiracy to traffic in firearms. Leland Yee, 65, who was arrested last month and has since been suspended with pay, was criminally charged along with about two dozen other individuals in a broad sweep of suspected organized crime and... Read more...

France's Valls wins parliament backing for tax and spend shake-up

France's Valls wins parliament backing for tax and spend shake-upBy Leigh Thomas PARIS (Reuters) - New Prime Minister Manuel Valls won a vote of confidence in parliament on Tuesday after unveiling planned tax and public spending cuts, vowing to bring France's public deficit down while resisting outright austerity. In a keynote speech to the National Assembly after being chosen last week by President

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Nigeria's Stanbic IBTC says 9-month profit up 126 pct

Nigeria's Stanbic IBTC says 9-month profit up 126 pctLAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's Stanbic IBTC Holdings said on Tuesday its nine month pretax profit rose by 126 percent to 20.33 billion naira ($128.22 million), up from 9.01 billion naira in the same period last year. Gross earnings at the Nigerian unit of South Africa's Standard Bank rose to 82.92 billion naira during the nine months to Sept. 30, against 64.03 billion naira last year, the bank said in a filing with the Nigerian Stock

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California senator pleads not guilty to corruption

California senator pleads not guilty to corruptionSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A suspended California state senator has pleaded not guilty to all charges for his alleged role in a San Francisco political corruption and organized crime case.

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