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Judge frees Mexican labor leader Elba Gordillo, held for 5 years without trial

Judge frees Mexican labor leader Elba Gordillo, held for 5 years without trial

World
Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A Mexican federal court has freed former teachers union leader Elba Esther Gordillo of embezzlement charges that put her in prison for five years without a trial. Gordillo was arrested the day after an anti-union education reform law was signed in 2013, accused of organized crime and embezzling millions in union funds to pay for personal expenses. She denied the charges and said her arrest was politically motivated because of her opposition to the education reform, which she said was designed to disrupt the union's control of hiring and school administration. Gordillo, then the leader of the Mexican National Educational Workers Union, remained in prison for five years awaiting trial -- until the federal court ruled this week there are insufficient grounds to proceed in her...
Judge stops 3D printed gun plans publication

Judge stops 3D printed gun plans publication

Technology
A judge has blocked the publication of blueprints for parts of a gun that can be made by a 3D printer and, it is claimed, would be undetectable. The Trump administration had previously given the go-ahead for the online publication of the plans, which show how to make a firearm from printable parts.The gun's components can be made with a printer that uses plastic instead of ink. Layers of plastic are built up until they make three-dimensional plastic pieces.The company behind the plans, Defense Distributed, reached an agreement with the federal government in June allowing it to make the plans for the guns available for download, starting this week. Image: A 3D printed gun that has been fired is displayed at the Science Museum It would h...
Time Warner shares shoot higher after judge rules in favor of merger with AT&T; other media stocks gain

Time Warner shares shoot higher after judge rules in favor of merger with AT&T; other media stocks gain

Finance
Media and telecommunications stocks shot higher in aftermarket trading Tuesday after a federal judge ruled in AT&T's favor on its $ 85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. Time Warner shares traded more than 5 percent higher in aftermarket trading. The widely anticipated ruling comes amid pent up interest in forging combinations across the entertainment and communications industries. CNBC's parent company, Comcast, has been eyeing a $ 60 billion offer for the Twenty-First Century Fox studio and production assets that are currently part of a deal with Disney. ...
Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell 'to propose to Lauren Silverman' – pals say

Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell 'to propose to Lauren Silverman' – pals say

Entertainment
GETTY MARRIAGE: Simon Cowell is about to propose to Lauren Silverman, according to pals The Britain’s Got Talent boss, 58, is said to have agreed to pop the question.Simon and Lauren, 40, have been together for more than four years and have a son, Eric, four.Now we can reveal loved ones have been trying to convince Simon to finally make official.An insider said: “Everyone close to Simon thinks a proposal is long overdue.“They would love nothing more than to see him and Lauren get hitched. “Simon’s family have been badgering him to finally pop the question and he’s tentatively agreed he’ll do it.“It’s possible he’ll do it live on TV during the B...
Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

Health
A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control. Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued the injunction, temporarily stopping the government from enforcing the policy change to former President Barack Obama's health care law. The law required most companies to cover birth control at no additional cost, though it included exemptions for religious organizations. The new policy would allow more categories of employers, including publicly traded companies, to opt out of providing free contraception to women by claiming religious objections. It would allow any company that is not publicly traded to deny coverage on moral grounds. Beetlestone, appointed to the bench by Obama, called t...