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30 min ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

FBI launches a face recognition system

The FBI can now quickly identify people just by looking at their faces, eyes, voice, palm print and walking stride. It's called the FBI's Next Generation Identification system, and the agency said it became fully operational Monday.


Related Topix: Billerica, MA, Criminal Defense Law

2 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

EPA Grants Extension on Power Plant Pollution Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday gave the public 45 more days to weigh in on a plan that would for the first time curb the pollution blamed for global warming from the nation's coal-fired power plants. The agency said it was still aiming to finalize the rules by next summer.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Global Warming

3 hrs ago | WDRM-FM Hutsville

Kerry Washington Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence

Especially important in light of the Ray Rice controversy and the current state of the NFL, domestic violence is the hot button topic on everyone's mind in the US. But for Kerry Washington, this issue is always salient and in need of awareness.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Kerry Washington

6 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

Live Whitney Houston CD/DVD to be released Nov. 11

A CD/DVD featuring Whitney Houston's first public performance - and her last one in 2012 - will be released Nov. 11. "Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances" is the pop singer's first live album. Her mentor, Clive Davis, said the album will showcase her legacy.


Related Topix: The Oprah Winfrey Show, Entertainment, Television, Criminal Defense Law

9 hrs ago | South Wales Argus

South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright has now resigned

South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner has quit his post following weeks of pressure over the Rotherham sexual abuse scandal. Shaun Wright has until now resisted mounting calls to resign from the likes of the Prime Minister, Home Secretary Theresa May and his former party Labour, as well as alleged abuse victims and their families.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, South Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

14 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Some consumers risk losing health law tax credits

Thousands of consumers risk losing financial aid for health care premiums under President Barack Obama 's law unless they clear up lingering questions about their incomes, administration officials said Monday. The Health and Human Services Department said some people who got coverage have reported incomes that don't square with what the government has on record.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law

Mon Sep 15, 2014


New questions over abortion coverage in health law

A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010. The Government Accountability Office said in a report released late Monday that only 1 of 18 insurers it reviewed was separately itemizing a charge for coverage of elective abortions on enrollees' bills.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Revamped 'View' begins its daytime run

Daytime's "The View" revealed its latest makeover Monday, opening the post-Barbara Walters era with a new set, new boss, mostly new team and a promise to be provocative again. Whoopi Goldberg is the only holdover on the daytime chatfest, which has faded in recent years as competitors sought to improve on its ensemble format.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Rosie O'Donnell, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

Police: Protocol followed in detention of actress

Police said Monday they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911 call alleging lewd conduct in a parked car. Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," says she was unjustly handcuffed and detained Thursday after refusing to provide identification and walking away from officers responding to a report of lewd conduct in a car along Ventura Boulevard.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Criminal Defense Law

CBS Local

NFL: Domestic Violence Experts Added As Advisers

Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will "help lead and shape the NFL's policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault." Friel was the head of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit in the New York County District Attorney's Office for more than a decade.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), New York County, NY

WLBT-TV Jackson

Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe. "Jeff Sessions is probably held in higher esteem than the Alabama football coach and the Auburn football coach put together," says Rep. Mo Brooks, a tea party-backed congressman from the football-mad state.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Representative Mo Brooks, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Pat Roberts, Mitch McConnell

Squamish Chief

NewsAlert: Vikings reinstate Peterson after child abuse charges

The Minnesota Vikings are reinstating Adrian Peterson this week after he was charged with child abuse and say he will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf made the announcement Monday, one day Peterson was benched during a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots after he was charged for striking his four-year-old son with a tree branch this summer.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

Burnley Citizen

Child abuse doctor - more victims?

There are likely to be more victims of a children's doctor who has pleaded guilty to a string of sex offences against boys as young as eight in his care , police have warned. Dr Myles Bradbury carried out examinations on children "purely for his own sexual gratification" and with no medical justification whatsoever.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

Cybercast News Service

Washington talks domestic violence, motherhood

In this Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 photo, actress Kerry Washington poses for a portrait in Los Angeles.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Scandal, Entertainment, Television, Ray, Short, Comedy Movies, Music!, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Kerry Washington

Eight rescued in 'slavery' probe

Police rescued eight people from "cramped and filthy" conditions at a caravan site following an investigation into them potentially being held as slaves and subjected to work exploitation. The seven men, aged between 20 and 46, and a 17-year-old boy were freed from the Greenacres site near Leighton Buzzard early yesterday morning, Bedfordshire Police said.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

96.5 KOIT FM

Ray Rice Gets Advice?

Ray Rice has been the subject of a lot of chatter these past few weeks, especially since he was released by the Baltimore Ravens after video surfaced of him knocking his then-girlfriend out in a casino elevator in Atlantic City. Everyone's talking about domestic abuse because of it, and it's good for the conversation to happen.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

WLUC-TV Negaunee

Pot smell on kindergartener leads cops to dad

An Upper Peninsula man is asking a judge to suppress evidence of more than 200 marijuana plants, which were seized after his daughter told her kindergarten teacher about homegrown pot. Federal Magistrate Judge Timothy Greeley says there was probable cause to search Randall Fieck's home last January.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Criminal Defense Law

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Tribune

Public housing safety policy can hit whole family

Wanda Coleman sits in the New York City public housing apartment where she's lived for 25 years, surrounded by empty rooms, bare walls and suitcases lined up by the front door. Any day now, she and her teen daughter will be evicted and have no other option than to go to a homeless shelter - partly because of her son's criminal case.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Drugs

Richmond and Twickenham Times

Call to tackle prison rape

An independent commission on sex in prison discovered the rate of sex crimes in prisons in England and Wales is broadly similar to the United States Hundreds of prisoners may have been sexually abused behind bars, campaigners have said, prompting calls for more to be done to tackle prison rape. An independent commission on sex in prison, set up by charity t he Howard League for Penal Reform, discovered the rate of sex crimes in prisons in England and Wales is broadly similar to the United States.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law


Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look

Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks - so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Apiculture, Science, University of New Hampshire, University of Minnesota