May 18, 2000 |
Nearly 1 in 5 young American men are failing to register for the military draft as required by law, risking fines and jail as well as ineligibility for a wide array of benefits, including student loans and government jobs, the Selective Service Administration said Wednesday. Agency officials said ignorance rather than willful resistance appears to be behind the compliance numbers, which were at 93% a decade ago.
December 31, 1999 |
Insurer American International Group Inc., the largest U.S. insurer by market value, sued Cigna Corp. and a former unit, claiming they broke California law by establishing a separate division to limit losses from pollution and asbestos claims. The unit, Insurance Company of North America, or INA, was sold by Cigna to Ace Ltd., a Bermuda-based insurer, in July for $3.45 billion. INA had transferred its policies into Century Indemnity Co., a part of the Brandywine Holdings Corp.
November 30, 1999 |
Cybersquatting, the practice of registering an Internet domain name with the hopes of profiting due to its association with a trademark owned by someone else, can be punished by fines of between $1,000 and $100,000 under a law signed by President Clinton. The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act seeks to stop people from registering Internet names that they will never use but hope to resell at inflated prices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1996
U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter granted another delay in the sentencing of a Pacoima crack dealer on Monday, continuing a protest against federal sentencing laws. Hatter, a vocal critic of federal laws that set required prison terms for some defendants, has delayed sentencing Bobbie Marshall to a required nine years in prison since he was convicted in 1990 for possessing 53 grams of crack cocaine. "I refuse to be part of what I believe to be an injustice," Hatter said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1996 |
U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter granted another delay in the sentencing of a Pacoima crack dealer Monday, continuing a protest against federal sentencing laws that he has claimed nullify judicial discretion. Hatter, a vocal critic of federal laws that set required prison terms for some defendants, has delayed sentencing Bobbie Marshall to 9 years in prison since he was convicted in 1990 of possessing 53 grams of crack cocaine.
September 10, 1994 |
The following is the text of a communique issued by the United States and Cuba on the exodus of Cuban refugees: Representatives of the United States of America and the Republic of Cuba (Friday) concluded talks concerning their mutual interest in normalizing migration procedures and agreed to take measures to ensure that migration between the two countries is safe, legal, and orderly.