A federal judge in Florida has thrown out a lawsuit accusing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of negligence, for failing to report that the now-imprisoned swindler Allen Stanford was ... more 
A federal judge in Florida has thrown out a lawsuit accusing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of negligence, for failing to report that the now-imprisoned swindler Allen Stanford was running a $7.2 billion Ponzi scheme. The New York Times on published an account about the U.S. soldier who admitted killing 13 fellow soldiers and wounding 31 others in a shooting rampage at a Texas army base. In 2009 Maj Nidal Malik Hasan told a mental health panel he wished to die while carrying out "jihad" because it would signal God had designated him as a religious martyr. The judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy case named a federal judge, Gerald Rosen, as the judicial mediator in the city's Chapter 9 proceedings, according to a court filing on Tuesday. less 
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