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Despite mistrial in criminal case, civil lawsuits await Cosby

(Reuters) – Although Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial on Saturday, his legal problems persist as he faces assault and defamation claims in civil lawsuits, where the bar for evidence is lower than in criminal cases. Reuters: ...

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Despite mistrial in criminal case, civil lawsuits await Cosby

(Reuters) – Although Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial on Saturday, his legal problems persist as he faces assault and defamation claims in civil lawsuits, where the bar for evidence is lower than in criminal cases. Reuters: ...

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Trump questions why U.S. Civil War had to happen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump has shown a fascination with populist 19th-century U.S. president Andrew Jackson since he has occupied the Oval Office, hanging Old Hickory’s portrait in the Oval Office, visiting his plantation in Tennessee and placing a wreath ...

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Trump questions why U.S. Civil War had to happen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump has shown a fascination with populist 19th-century U.S. president Andrew Jackson since he has occupied the Oval Office, hanging Old Hickory’s portrait in the Oval Office, visiting his plantation in Tennessee and placing a wreath ...

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Saudi Arabia restores civil service and military allowances

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a royal decree on Saturday restoring financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut under austerity measures. Reuters: World News

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U.S. court rules 1964 civil rights law protects LGBT workers from bias

(Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court, for the first time ever, on Tuesday ruled that federal civil rights law protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees from discrimination in the workplace. Reuters: U.S.

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U.S. civil liberties group, ACLU, seeks to tap anti-Trump energy

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The American Civil Liberties Union is launching what it bills as the first grassroots mobilization effort in its nearly 100-year history, as it seeks to harness a surge of energy among left-leaning activists since the November ...

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Exclusive: Trump aides’ bid to plug leaks creates unease among some civil servants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin used his first senior staff meeting last month to tell his new aides he would not tolerate leaks to the news media, sources familiar with the matter said. Reuters: Top ...

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Washington protesters vow to fight for civil rights under Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. civil rights activists vowed on Saturday to defend hard-fought gains in voting rights and criminal justice during the presidency of Donald Trump, kicking off a week of protests ahead of the Republican’s inauguration. Reuters: U.S.

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Trump attacks civil rights leader who questioned his election win

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President-elect Donald Trump began a long holiday weekend that honors slain black civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. by attacking another rights activist and politician who had said he does not see Trump as a “legitimate ...

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