Halliburton Energy Services admits to destroying evidence; Judge refuses to acquit Manning; Senate threatens Snowden-aiding countries with sanctions; pesticides kill America’s honeybees; Weiner’s favorability drops 20 percent; and Spanish train crash driver flaunts his need for speed. Meanwhile, Shia LaBeouf debuts his inner nympho; Frank Ocean has a tear in his vocal cords; and Selena protects Bieber from the haters.
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Halliburton to pay $200k fine for destroying evidence in 2010 Gulf oil spill, http://rtvote.com/15QzjiE
Halliburton Energy Services is to pay a maximum $200,000 fine for destroying evidence related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in addition to agreeing to donate $55 million towards wildlife protection. This has become the third guilty plea by a company over the spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Judge refuses to acquit Manning on theft charges, http://rtvote.com/13ag0SP
A military judge said early Thursday that she would not dismiss charges of theft against Army Private first class Bradley Manning. The soldier is expected to be sentenced next week for the largest intelligence leak in US history.
Senate threatens to sanction countries that aid Snowden, http://rtvote.com/13aho82
A hearing held by the 30 member, bi-partisan Senate committee Thursday afternoon in Washington ended with a unanimous decision to move towards sanctioning countries coming to the aid of the former intelligence analyst.
Scientists confirm: Pesticides kill America’s honey bees, http://rtvote.com/19mxcIo
New research shows that bees exposed to common agricultural chemicals while pollinating US crops are less likely to resist a parasitic infection.
Weiner’s lead disappears in NYC mayor’s race, http://rtvote.com/13ajqoG
Anthony Weiner has lost his lead in the New York City mayor’s race after it was revealed last week that he continued sending lewd messages to women even following his 2011 resignation from Congress.
Spanish train crash driver wrote on Facebook about high speed, http://rtvote.com/19myeEu
The driver of the Spanish train that crashed at high speed had previously posted on Facebook about going so fast that he was on the brink of getting a fine.
New ‘Nymphomaniac’ clip features Shia LaBeouf far removed from the ‘Transformers’ world, http://rtvote.com/13albCr
Frank Ocean cancels shows after tear in vocal cords, http://rtvote.com/13alkFO
Sir Mick Jagger turns 70: We say ‘Happy Birthday’ and ask, what’s this rolling stone’s secret?, http://rtvote.com/13alrkB
Selena: I’ll ‘always protect’ Bieber from haters, http://rtvote.com/13alQ6R