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Beckham to go on trial over speeding charge

Beckham to go on trial over speeding charge

Entertainment
David Beckham is to go on trial for allegedly speeding in west London earlier this year. The former England footballer is accused of driving a Bentley at 59mph in a 40mph zone on the A40 in Paddington on 23 January.His case is listed to be heard on Tuesday at Lavender Hill Magistrates' Court in Battersea, south west London.However, as this hearing is just administrative it will be held behind closed doors alongside several similar cases with only a magistrate and a legal adviser present.A not guilty plea was entered on 17 August, according to the court list. Image: The Beckhams have owned several Bentleys over the years, including this one in 2007 If Beckham is found guilty he could receive three points on his licence ...
First human trial of live, weakened Zika vaccine underway

First human trial of live, weakened Zika vaccine underway

Health
Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The first clinical trial of a live, weakened Zika vaccine in humans has begun, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced on Thursday. The vaccine for Zika, a disease mainly spread by mosquitoes, was developed by scientists at the NIAID, the agency announced. NIAIA is sponsoring the trial among 28 healthy, non-pregnant adults ages 18 to 50 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Immunization Research in Baltimore, Md., and at the Vaccine Testing Center at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington. Twenty participants will receive the Zika vaccine and eight will get a placebo, according to ClinicalTrials.gov. No licensed vaccines for Zika virus infection are available, although several are ...
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...
Independence-class LCS USS Charleston completes acceptance trial

Independence-class LCS USS Charleston completes acceptance trial

Business
Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship USS Charleston has completed its acceptance trials, making it the ninth of its type to be delivered. Acceptance trials involve testing all of the ships major systems and engineering, and mark the last phase before the delivery and commissioning of the ship into service with the U.S. Navy. "Austal USA delivered LCS 14 to the Navy at the end of February, LCS 16 at the end of April and will deliver Charleston in the next couple of months," Austal CEO David Singleton said in a press release. "Moving these ships out to the fleet in such rapid succession is a huge accomplishment for our Mobile team and a testament to the supply chain supporting the LCS Program," Singleton said. The Independence-class is in full-rate production, with t...
South Korea to trial withdrawing troops from border

South Korea to trial withdrawing troops from border

World
SEOUL, July 24 (UPI) -- South Korea is seeking to pull out troops in a step to disarm the heavily-guarded border area as agreed in the inter-Korean summit in April. The Ministry of Defense said it will trial withdrawing forces at the surveillance Guard Post as the first step to turn the heavily-patrolled Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) into a ground for peace, in its report to the National Defense Committee at National Assembly, Yonhap reported. "After the test withdrawal at GP, we are aiming for a full withdrawal of troops in line with research on historical remains and ecology in the border region," the ministry said in the report. The ministry is considering reducing the number of guard forces at the Joint Security Area and allowing people to pass through freely. The JSA is located at the vi...