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16:05 EDT

[JURIST] BP [official website; JURIST news archive] is balking at an US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official website] order issued Thursday directing it to find an alternative dispersant [press release] to address the Deepwater Horizon oil spill [official website] in the Gulf of Mexico. The agency Saturday released BP's response [read more]

11:05 EDT

[JURIST] A spokesperson for the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti [official website] announced Saturday that the mission has launched an investigation into the shootings of dozens of prisoners in a jail riot following the January 12 earthquake [JURIST news archive] which killed over 200,000 people and left some 1 million [read more]

09:05 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] has decided not to file charges against former American International Group (AIG) [corporate website] executive Joseph Cassano, according to prosecutors from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) [official website] on Saturday. The decision appears to end a two-year criminal investigation [read more]

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