N.Y. judge tosses conviction of ex-Goldman programmer Aleynikov

Former Goldman Sachs computer programmer Aleynikov waits to appear in Manhattan Criminal Court at New YorkA New York judge has thrown out the conviction of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc programmer Sergey Aleynikov, saying prosecutors failed to prove that he broke an "obscure" law by copying some of the bank's high-frequency trading code. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Daniel Conviser issued his decision on Monday, overturning the verdict in May by a jury who found Aleynikov guilty of "unlawful use of secret scientific material," a violation of a rarely used 1967 law.


No evidence of gunshot at Maryland military hospital: police

A police armored personnel carrier patrols outside the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as police investigate report of a gunshot in Bethesda, MarylandWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities have found no evidence of a gunshot on Monday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington, Montgomery County police spokesman Captain Paul Starks said.


Hundreds of thousands gather for pope Mass in South America

A group of young people wave flags representing the colors of Vatican City as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis at Samanes Park in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Monday, July 6, 2015. Hours before Francis arrives in Ecuador’s port city of Guayaquil, thousands are already waiting in Samanes Park where the pope is expected to celebrate Mass with up to 1 million people. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people filled a park in Ecuador's main port city Monday for Pope Francis' first big event of his three-nation South American tour, hoping for a glimpse of Latin America's first pope returning to his home soil for a Mass dedicated to the family.


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