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Yahoo US Texas ready to execute member of 'Texas 7' for policeman's murder

Joseph Garcia, 47, is scheduled to die by lethal injection in the state's death chamber in Huntsville at 6 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a series of petitions to stay the execution shortly before it was scheduled to begin. Garcia was serving a 50-year sentence for murder when he and six

Yahoo US U.S. Supreme Court rejects petitions to stay execution of 'Texas 7' member: court documents

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a series of petitions to stay the execution of a man who was convicted of killing a police officer on Christmas Eve of 2000 along six other inmates after they escaped prison, court documents showed.

Yahoo US Medtronic to pay $51 million to resolve U.S. medical device probes

Medtronic Plc said on Tuesday it would pay $50.9 million to resolve U.S. Justice Department probes into how companies it later acquired marketed medical devices, including one meant to treat a vascular defect in the brain. As part of the accord, ev3 Inc, which Medtronic now owns, will pay $17.9 million

Yahoo US Firearms cause sharp drop in life expectancy for black Americans: study

Assault with firearms accounted for more than three years of the drop among black Americans, while the rest reflected suicides by gun, according to the report in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. The study used data gathered from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention to examine race-specific life

Yahoo US U.S. charges four in 'Panama Papers' tax evasion scheme

Three of the four people have already been arrested, prosecutors said, in the first criminal case brought by U.S. authorities in connection with Mossack Fonseca & Co, the Panamanian law firm at the center of the leak. The fourth defendant, Ramses Owens, was a lawyer at Mossack Fonseca and remains at