United States government closer to clawing $100M from Lance Armstrong
A federal court on Monday ruled that a civil lawsuit brought by the USA government against Lance Armstrong will move forward.
The Landis lawsuit would be the biggest by far, and the ruling from U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper in Washington was a major setback for Armstrong with a trial most likely in the fall.
The lawsuit began in 2010 when former teammate Floyd Landis sued Armstrong, former team manager Johan Bruyneel and Armstrong's management company Tailwind Sports in Federal Court under the False Claims Act.
But Armstrong was stripped of his titles and banned from competition in 2012 when the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency leveled accusations that Armstrong was orchestrating a widespread doping scheme.
Armstrong attempted to have the "whistleblower" case thrown out, arguing that the benefit to the US Postal Service in terms of exposure outweighed the money it gave the team through sponsorship.
In 2013, Armstrong confessed to knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs during an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Armstrong had asked for the case to be dismissed on the grounds that USPS did benefit from their sponsorship deal despite the doping scandal.
Cooper agreed with evidence that the USPS "received substantial benefits as a direct result of the sponsorship", citing internal USPS communications and valuation studies by third parties.
A North Korean ballistic missile test conducted on 12 February has been widely condemned by the worldwide community. North Korea launched a mid-range ballistic missile while Donald Trump met with Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe.
Citizens boss Pep Guardiola is missing just one star player going into the clash in Ilkay Gundogan who is out injured. I know how hard it is to find top goalscorers", Guardiola told reporters, including The Guardian .
Oil has fluctuated above $50 a barrel since a deal to trim output between OPEC and 11 other nations took effect on January 1. If the January level of compliance is maintained, this would lead to draw of 0.6 million b/d, the IEA said.
The country's trade surplus widened last month to 354.53 billion yuan ($51.62 billion) from 275.42 billion yuan in December. Crude oil imports reached 34.03 million metric tons in January, 27.5 percent higher than the same period a year earlier.
Five weeks ago, she posted a photo of herself with the caption, "Here's to fresh starts and exciting prospects for the new year". Huntington-Whiteley is wearing a zigzag bikini in the pic, and her beachy hair is blowing in the wind.
Facebook user Nathan de Rover posted on the aquarium's Facebook tribute to the deceased leviathan: "Granddad meant a lot to me". They expect to be able to pinpoint Granddad's age because bones in lungfish ears add layers over the years - much like trees.
Once again, Pennsylvania is among the nation's leaders in structurally deficient bridges, according to an annual report . The part of I-95 that covers Olde Richmond and Fishtown was the most traveled in the state, with 208,978 daily crossings.
The post of prime minister, now held by Erdogan loyalist Binali Yildirim, would be replaced with one or more vice-presidents. Kurtulmus expressed his hope that this election campaign will continue in line with the mature democracy of Turkey.
The Turkish military said in a statement that 58 ISIL fighters had been killed in air raids, artillery fire, and clashes. And Russian jets have on occasion carried out air strikes in Al-Bab in support of the operation.
The Department of Water Resources is doing a press conference via Facebook live at noon, and I'll update you once that is over. Jerry Brown told reporters Monday night, Reuters reported . "My office has been in touch with the White House", Brown said.
But one resident said he remembered the day it fell. "The bombing was done by English and American planes on September 17, 1944". The BBC notes that law enforcement went house to house in the affected areas, which were placed under a state of emergency .
Peru's wanted ex-president said fleeing to Israel from US
Alejandro Toledo is alleged to have taken a Dollars $20 million bribe for awarding a lucrative contract to Odebrecht ( La Mula ). The dispute threatens to strain relations between the United States and one of its traditional allies in South America.
Yale drops slavery proponent Calhoun from college name
In 1930, Hopper had received a master's degree in mathematics and a PhD in mathematical physics and mathematics in 1934. The college will be renamed in tribute to Grace Murray Hopper , a groundbreaking computer programmer who died in 1992.
Sleet forecast to turn to snow during the am commute
The storm is expected to clear out by 5 or 6 p.m., and total accumulation is predicted at 10 to 14 inches, de Blasio said. Scores of school districts, including Boston and New York City, had announced on Wednesday that schools would be closed.
LeBron James taunts New York Knicks, Phil Jackson on Instagram
Adding Anthony and Bradley (despite moving on from Griffin) would balance the Clippers roster and change up the status quo in L.A. It started with this column from Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding as he tried to figure out what is going on with the Knicks .
Former Prime Minister Elected as President of Somalia
Years of conflict, al-Shabab attacks and starvation left this Horn of Africa country of about 12 million people largely shattered. Many Somalis fondly remember the eight months when Farmajo - whose nickname means "cheese" - was prime minister in 2010-11.