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Haitao Xiang, 42, an employee of Monsanto and its Climate Corp subsidiary from 2008 to 2017, was stopped by federal officials at a U.S. airport before he could board a flight to China carrying proprietary farming software, the department said in a statement.

US charges Chinese national with stealing trade secrets

A Chinese national who worked for Monsanto before it was purchased by Bayer AG was charged in St. Louis, Missouri, on Thursday with stealing trade secrets for China, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

US states launch antitrust investigation into Google

Attorneys general from 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico formally opened an antitrust probe on Monday into Alphabet’s Google, in a sign of growing government scrutiny of U.S. technology giants.
EL PASO, TEXAS – AUGUST 06: FBI personnel drive in a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot as investigations continue at the scene of a mass shooting, which left at least 22 people dead, on August 6, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. A 21-year-old white male suspect remains in custody in El Paso which sits along the U.S.-Mexico border. President Donald Trump plans to visit the city August 7. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

FBI: Online commenter supported mass shootings, stockpiled weapons

FBI agents in the United States have discovered a cache of some 25 guns and 10,000 bullets after arresting a teenager who made online comments supporting mass shootings.
Keith Comfort, 37, reported his wife missing in Columbia, Missouri, on Aug. 5, 2006, claiming that he had not seen her since the day before, according to court documents obtained by KMIZ, she had been considered missing for the last 13 years.

Man confesses to killing wife 13 years after her death

A woman’s family finally has answers after her husband confessed to her death exactly 13 years after it occurred, reports say.

Katy Perry slammed with $2.7m fine over stolen song

A Christian rapper has been awarded $2.7 million by a Los Angeles jury that found that Katy Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” contained a musical passage from one of his songs.
Donald Trump has refused to apologise to five men wrongly convicted of raping a female jogger in New York City's Central Park 30 years ago, saying they admitted their guilt.

Donald Trump gets his statistics wrong on Baltimore

President Donald Trump got his statistics wrong about the murder and crime rate in the African-American dominated city of Baltimore, which he said was worse than in Honduras.
A couple stroll down Lakeshore Drive along the shore of Lake Pontchartrain after it was flooded in the wake of Hurricane Barry on July 13, 2019 in Mandeville, Louisiana. Scott Olson - Getty Images

Possible killer heat wave imminent in US – weather agency

The United States National Weather Service has warned of a possible killer heat wave across parts of the country starting from Wednesday through the weekend.

Company executives denounce abortion restrictions in New York Times advertorial

Scores of technology, media and fashion executives took out a full-page advertisement in the New York Times on Monday denouncing restricting access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare.
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, has closed his case in the N5 billion libel suit he filed against the publishers of the Sun newspaper.

N5bn libel suit: Ibrahim Magu closes case against Sun newspaper

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, has closed his case in the N5 billion libel suit he filed against the publishers of the Sun newspaper.
A street is seen after a tornado in Jefferson City, Missouri, U.S. May 23, 2019, in this image taken from social media. Tyler Thompson-via

Three killed as violent tornado strikes Missouri

At least three people have been killed in a violent tornado sweeping across the US state of Missouri, officials said Thursday.

N5 billion libel suit: DSS report on Ibrahim Magu inadmissible – court

An Ikeja High Court on Thursday rendered a copy of the Department of State Security (DSS) report to the Nigerian Senate on Mr Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) inadmissible.

Self testing: Expert counsels youths to know HIV status

A Public Health Specialist, Dr Oliver Ezechi, has encouraged Nigerian youths to know their HIV status through self-testing to help in eliminating the scourge.
Paddocks at Washington County Fairgrounds are partially underwater due to flooding in Arlington, Nebraska. [Humeyra Pamuk-Reuters]

River levels keep rising in already flooded US

Flood waters continue to rise across the United States and there are fears that many parts of the Mississippi River will remain above flood stage for a further two or three months.

Oil prices drop on rising US crude supply, but OPEC cuts support

Oil prices fell on Thursday after US crude inventories rose and the country’s production held at record levels, but OPEC-led supply cuts and Washington’s sanctions against Venezuela supported markets.
An American journalist working for Iran's state television channel Press TV who was detained in the United States will appear in court on Friday.

Report: US-born newscaster to appear in Washington court

An American journalist working for Iran's state television channel Press TV who was detained in the United States will appear in court on Friday.
News anchor Marzieh Hashemi, right, smiles as she stands with her son in Tehran [Press TV via AP]

American journalist for Iran’s Press TV ‘jailed’ in US

The son of an American journalist working for Iranian state television said his mother has been imprisoned in the United States for reasons unknown.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

I have only one house – Ibrahim Magu tells court

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, told a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja that he has only one house in Karo, Abuja.
Donald Trump speaks during an Ohio Republican Party State Dinner in Columbus, Ohio. MADDIE MCGARVEY-BLOOMBERG

Donald Trump ousts Jeff Sessions, vows to fight Democrats if they launch probes

President Donald Trump forced out his attorney general on Wednesday and threatened to fight back if Democrats use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to launch investigations into his administration and finances.

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PDP urges Bode George to work with Lagos exco

The national leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Chief Bode George and other disgruntled chieftains of the party in Lagos state to put aside their personal and parochial differences and work with the executive committee in the state chapter.
An unnamed Nigerian player has been sacked by his Slovenian club side after he admitted to impregnating the Club President’s daughter.

Nigerian player sacked by Slovenian club for impregnating president’s daughter

An unnamed Nigerian player has been sacked by his Slovenian club side after he admitted to impregnating the Club President’s daughter.

Air traffic engineers call for training on cyber security

Air traffic engineers in the country have called on aviation authorities to invest more in building capacity of members in the area of cyber security in order to forestall cyber-attacks on the Communication Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) domain.
Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education

Adeniran Ogunsanya college to be upgraded to university – Lagos governor

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said the state government owned Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education is to be upgraded to a University of Education.

Air Peace to commence flight operation to Ibadan

Onyeama explained that the recent Corporate Award of Excellence to the airline by University of Ibadan was in recognition of its unparalleled excellence in the delivery of safe and comfortable flights.