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1 hr ago | WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Largest US solar farm on Superfund site now online

The nation's largest solar farm built atop a federal Superfund site is now generating power on a tract of land in Indianapolis tainted by a long-shuttered plant's wood-treating operations.


Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Environmental Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

5 hrs ago | KMPH-TV Fresno

Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

NASA's small moon-orbiting spacecraft LADEE is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that LADEE crashed into the back side of the moon.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Charleston, MO, Southeast Correctional Center, State Prisons, Webster Groves, MO

5 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Appeals Court Rejects Challenge On Cement Plants

A federal appeals court has turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants.


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

5 hrs ago | Ealing Times

Doctor 'vindicated' by tribunal

Raj Mattu was "vilified and bullied" by the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, according to his lawyers A heart doctor who turned whistleblower to expose NHS safety fears said he felt "vindicated" after winning an unfair dismissal case following a prolonged dispute with hospital bosses.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cardiology, Employment / Labor Law

9 hrs ago | WTMA-AM North Charleston

Lowe's Settles EPA Lead Paint Violations by Its Contractors

Home improvement giant Lowe's Companies Inc. has agreed to pay $500,000 after federal investigators found its home renovation contractors in nine states had violated safety standards for lead paint.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Home, Home Improvement

14 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

Students, parents challenge zero-tolerance policies

Michael Reynolds is willing to go to extremes to shed light on what he says is a big problem: zero-tolerance policies that are driving kids like him out of school for often-minor offenses.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Youth, Alternative, Criminal Defense Law

Thu Apr 17, 2014

ABC News

Hawaii Lawmakers Agree to End Police Sex Loophole

House and Senate members are still negotiating on the version of House Bill 1926 they will send to the governor.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat, Criminal Defense Law

CBS Local

Texas DPS Seizes Polygamist Group's Secluded Ranch

The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations.


Related Topix: FLDS, Religion, West, TX, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Criminal Defense Law

WFLX-TV West Palm Beach


Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, US Politics, Barack Obama, Medicaid, Health


President Obama: "8 Million Have Signed Up"

Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.


Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, US Politics, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat


Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust

The Justice Department says Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle violations of federal rules that require contractors to minimize lead dust from home renovations.


Related Topix: Home Improvement, Home, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law

ABC News

Ex BP-Employee Settles US Insider-Trading Charges

The government says a former BP employee who was a coordinator during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has settled federal charges of using confidential information on the seriousness of the spill to profit illegally from trading in BP stock.


Related Topix: Oil Spill, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law

The Salinas Californian

In which states is cheating on your spouse illegal?

Adultery isn't just a crime in the eyes of your spouse. In 21 states, cheating in a marriage is against the law, punishable by a fine or even jail time.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley

Hampshire Chronicle

Woman jailed over blackmail plot

Debbie Vincent, 52, an animal rights activist, was found guilty of being involved in a conspiracy to blackmail a major animal testing company A former soldier who underwent a sex change has been jailed for six years for her part in a conspiracy to blackmail an animal testing company through a campaign of terror which involved the use of improvised ... (more)


Related Topix: Animal Rights, Criminal Defense Law


California city ex-manager gets 12 years in prison for corruption

The former city administrator of Bell, California, who became a symbol of local government corruption when news surfaced of his annual salary of about $800,000, was sentenced on Wednesday to 12 years in prison, officials said.


Related Topix: Bell, CA, Criminal Defense Law

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Albany Times Union

This Feb. 9, 2013 file surveillance photo provided by the FBI shows 73-year-old Walter Unbehaun, an ex-convict from Rock Hill., S.C., during a bank robbery in Niles, Ill.


Related Topix: Niles, IL, Prison, Criminal Defense Law

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

2 charged in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

Two more people were charged in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father, bringing the number to at least eight people who authorities say were involved in the elaborate plot.


Related Topix: Wake Forest, NC, Criminal Defense Law, Wake County, NC, Prison

Boston Herald

Gov. Patrick: Appeal of Zohydro ruling unlikely

Gov. Deval Patrick is leaning against any further court action on the state's bid to ban the powerful new painkiller Zohydro in Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Opinion

WTAX-AM Springfield

New poll shows Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare

Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after the White House announced that more people than expected had signed up for the "Obamacare" health plan.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law

KHOU-TV Houston

Condemned killer of 3 in Corpus Christi set to die

Attorneys for a convicted killer of three members of a Corpus Christi family say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to delay his scheduled execution in Huntsville.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, US Supreme Court, US News