Martin Shkreli: jury to consider fate of 'most hated man in America'

A jury will begin deliberations on Monday in the trial on securities fraud charges against the entrepreneur Martin Shkreli, who faces up to 20 years in prison. As arguments wrapped up in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, Shkreli, known to many as “the most hated man in Americaâ€�, was accused by government prosecutors of telling “lies upon liesâ€� to investors and regarding himself as “above the lawâ€�. In terminology …

Russian official threatens retaliation over U.S. sanctions

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top Russian diplomat on Sunday lambasted the United States Congress for voting to sanction Russia, and warned of retaliation by Moscow. Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov referred to a bill passed by Congress on Thursday to sanction his country as “weird and unacceptable,” and said it was “the last straw.” “If the U.S. side decides to …

Dem who actually won a special election: We don’t need more career politicians

Oklahoma state senator Michael Brooks, a rare Democrat who’s won a special election, has a message for his party: voters reward a focus on local issues.

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Problem occurred at altitude in deadly US Marine crash

The US Marine Corps transport plane that crashed, killing all 16 troops aboard, plummeted to the ground after “something went wrong” while at cruising altitude, a general said Wednesday. The Marine Reserves KC-130T plane was heading from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina on Monday on a mission to transport personnel and equipment to Naval Air Field El Centro, California. It crashed in rural Mississippi after losing contact …

Tourists, locals buy Nevada's legal recreational marijuana

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot to the public in a market that is expected to outpace all others in the U.S. thanks to the millions of visitors who flock to Las Vegas each year.

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6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's Sulawesi

A shallow, 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit inland on the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi Monday, US seismologists said, causing people to panic but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Muhammad Guntur, who lives on the outskirts of the town, said it was felt strongly. A hotel worker in Poso also said that people panicked when the quake struck but that things had returned to normal there.

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