The Obama administration formally admits to killing four American citizens with drone strikes in a letter to Congressional leaders. The announcement comes a day before President Obama is set to deliver a major national security speech that many expect will outline an counter-terrorism strategy. RT's Margaret Howell has more.
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The president of the Associated Press has sent a letter of protest to US Attorney General Eric Holder over the Department of Justice's just-revealed broad surveillance of individual reporters' phone conversations. In a letter received by the AP on Friday, the Justice Department acknowledged but offered no explanation for the seizure of two months' worth of telephone records of reporters and editors. AP's president, Gary Pruitt, called the ongoing monitoring a "massive and unprecedented intrusion."
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David Kramer, once stood before a classroom full of students at the Jewish orthodox Yeshiva College in St Kilda, a suburb of Melbourne in Victoria.
Now, appearing before a courtroom at the Melbourne Magistrates Court, the 52 year-old Rabbi pleaded guilty to six charges of indecent assault for the sexual abuse of students.
The court heard that Kramer taught at the college in the nineties and fled to the United States after rumours surfaced that he was sexually assaulting students.
In late 2007, Goldman Sachs trader Matthew Taylor placed an $8.3 billion futures bet and hid it from his bosses. he hoped to receive a seven figure bonus and boost his reputation at the company. Now, he faces a possible long prison sentence.
In a Manhattan courtroom earlier this week Taylor pleaded guilty to a single count of wire fraud for concealing the trades, which cost Goldman $118.4 million to unwind. Prosecutors recommended a sentencing range of 2 to 3 years, based in part on Mr. Taylor's compensation for 2007-$150,000 in salary and an expected $1.6 million bonus-rather than the loss suffered by Goldman.
This latest plea comes as time is running out for prosecutors and regulators to bring actions related to the events that occurred in the months leading up to and during the economic downturn.
Matthew Taylor's case is the latest of many young trader whose career took a turn in the final months of 2007, just as the country was bracing for the economic crisis that followed. How long he will face behind bars is still not known. sentencing is due for July 26.
Susan Modaress, Press TV, New York