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From his thoughtfulness to his co-workers at all levels in the movies he makes – all the way to running a secret cancer foundation to fund children’s hospitals – Keanu Reeves is a star who knows what it means to ‘give back’.
Two women have sued Trustmark National Bank in Federal Court over unfair overdraft fee charges.
An Appellate District Court in California recently upheld a $4 million judgment against the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York for not turning over documents involving sexual battery, documents which could have proved the Jehovah’s Witnesses group as liable for sexual assault on a child.
William Blum, a major voice against international imperialism and war crimes of the United States, died on December 9 at the age of 85.
Dolby Cinema's footprint in China is about to expand, thanks to a recently announced agreement between Dolby Laboratories, Inc., and Beijing Tahoe Film and Culture Development Co., Ltd.
After a vote on a new collective bargaining agreements at the Gateway's Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby and Starlight Casino in New Westminster, 1200 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) are now among the highest paid casino workers in British Columbia.
The government of Mozambique was shocked to learn it had an estimated 30,000 fake workers on its payroll, for a net cost to the government of $250 million.
Six Israelis have been arrested by Colombian police for running a Jewish child sex abuse operation.
A massive case of procurement fraud involving two leaders of the New York legislature, a deputy of the current Governor, and the former President of the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute reached a final close on December 11.
On December 11, a U.S. Circuit Court in Richmond, Virginia heard what could have been an important case about Islamic influence and its growth in U.S. schools.
Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT), met with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director Gina Haspel and some U.S. senators for a confidential briefing on the brutal slaying of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump didn't want to be confused by the info.
Public pressure has finally forced the Vatican to begin a formal investigation into the sexual abuse at the Institute of the Good Samaritan in Chile, after long supporting and concealing the abuse.
Digital Entertainment Company BroadbandTV (BBTV) of Vancouver, British Columbia, and the National Basketball Association announced a new YouTube Channel, NBA Playmakers, which features original shows co-starring NBA players and digital influencers.
The head of a nongovernmental organization (NGO) based in Hong Kong and Virginia was convicted for bribing African officials on behalf of a Chinese oil company.
As the crimes connected with Goldman Sach's involvement in the $2.7 billion money laundering and bribery scheme pile up, the Department of Justice announced on November 30 it was filing a $73 million civil forfeiture action against Goldman execs' Malaysian money-laundering partner Jho Taek Low.
A trial highlighting how greed can justify almost any crime closed Thursday in Louisiana, in the case of three landowners attempting to recover damages from Bayou Bridge Pipeline LLC’s illegal trespass, destruction, and embedding of a crude oil pipeline on their land without their permission or due process.
A judicial consent decree was supposed to have forced Philadelphia’s criminal cops to cut back on their abuse in seizing assets after an alleged crime, but it appears to have slowed them down only a little.
On November 29, U.S. authorities took actions against two Iran-based individuals who helped exchange digital currency (BitCoin) ransom payments into Iranian rial on behalf of Iranian malicious cyber actors, in connection with the SamSam ransomware scheme which eventually affected over 200 targets.
On November 27, Alejandro Andrade Cedeno, the former National Treasurer of Venezuela and now resident of the well-to-do community of Wellington, Florida, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He has admitted to taking over $90 million dollars in bribes for an elaborate bribery and currency-exchange scheme.
Casino operator Genting Malaysia Bhd just filed suit for over US $1 billion against Walt Disney Co. and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. over a 2013 licensing agreement which would have helped create the first theme park featuring Fox’s television and movie properties.
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters recently performed at a sold-out show at Costa Rica's national stadium.
In a surprising move, the U.S. DEA has arrested Juan Antonio Hernandez Alvarado for drug trafficking, weapons charges, and making false statements to federal agents.