U.S. judge Thomas Wheeler has ordered that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke can be questioned in a lawsuit against the government filed by the former head of American International Group Inc. It ... more 
U.S. judge Thomas Wheeler has ordered that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke can be questioned in a lawsuit against the government filed by the former head of American International Group Inc. It is rare for a Fed chairman to be deposed in a lawsuit. But Judge Wheeler have said that he made an exception because Bernanke has firsthand knowledge of the government's decision to bail out AIG at the height of the financial crisis. After spending three years in custody, Pfc. Bradley Manning, the man accused of the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history will learn whether he has been found guilty of aiding the enemy. If found guilty on the aiding the enemy charge, Manning could be sentenced to life in prison. He has pleaded guilty to nearly a dozen lesser charges that carry a sentence of up to 20 years behind bars. Catherine Ashton, Europe's top diplomat, urged Egypt's government to reach out to the Muslim Brotherhood as she worked to mediate an end to the country's increasingly bloody crisis even as mainly Islamist protesters calling for the return of ousted leader Mohammed Morsi massed for more protests. less 
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