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Lawyer for bin Laden son-in-law pleads guilty to tax charges

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - A prominent New York defense lawyer who recently represented the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden has pleaded guilty to failing to file income taxes for six years. Stanley Cohen, 63, pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court in Syracuse, New York, to obstructing and impeding the Internal Revenue Service, according to court filings

Toronto: Kristin Scott Thomas joins 'My Old Lady'; Cohen Media Group acquires North American rights

By Josh Dickey LOS ANGELES ( - Cohen Media Group has acquired all North American rights to the film adaptation of Israel Horovitz's stage dramedy "My Old Lady,"and BBC Films has come on to co-finance, the New York-based specialty distributor announced Friday out of Toronto.

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Tennessee lawmaker says DNA shows he is not father of "daughter"

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Tennessee Representative Steve Cohen said on Thursday he was "stunned and dismayed" that a DNA test showed he was not the father of a woman he considered his daughter for years. Cohen, a Memphis Democrat, and Victoria Brink believed they were father and daughter for the last 3 1/2 years, according to the statement from Cohen.

Dutch police 'failed' in handling of Facebook party riot

Police and the mayor of a sleepy Dutch town "failed" in their handling of a riot triggered when thousands attended a party after receiving a Facebook invitation meant to be private, a probe found Friday. Some 4,000 revellers descended onto the northern town of Haren in September after a local girl accidentally posted a public invitation for her 16th birthday party on the social network. The soiree descended into chaos, with party-goers pelting police officers with rocks, bottles, flower pots and even bicycles, shops looted and chairs set on fire throughout the night.
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