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2 hrs ago | EDGE

Trans Lobby Day to Bring Awareness to Capitol Hill

Transgender Lobby Day is July 14-15. It's an opportunity for transgender people and advocates from across the country to educate their members of Congress and lobby for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Related Topix: Transgender, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Gay/Lesbian, Employment / Labor Law

6 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Man busted after towing undercover police car

A man accused of running an illegal towing operation in Oregon was arrested after allegedly towing an undercover police vehicle .


Related Topix: Independence, OR, Marion County, OR, Criminal Defense Law

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

California man who hoarded snakes is sentenced

The building where five members of one family died along with two other victims in an intense blaze had an alarm system, yet witnesses say no warning sounded.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Criminal Defense Law, Santa Ana, CA


compounding pharmacies bill

Two years after a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts, Gov. Deval Patrick on Thursday signed a law he said would address a "gray area" between state and federal oversight of the pharmacies.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Framingham, MA

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Republicans to sue Obama over health law

House Republicans are going forward with plans to sue President Barack Obama and will base their legal case on the sweeping health care law he championed and they despise.


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

WVEC-TV Norfolk

No charges for officers in shooting near Capitol

Officers who fatally shot an unarmed Connecticut woman after a high-speed car chase from the White House to the Capitol last fall will not face criminal charges, the Justice Department said Thursday.


Related Topix: Stamford, CT, Criminal Defense Law

WBOC-TV Salisbury

EPA trying to confirm ND spill didn't reach lake

Officials are assessing a spill of oil-drilling saltwater from a North Dakota pipeline to ensure none of the brine affected the lake an American Indian reservation uses for drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.


Related Topix: North Dakota, Environmental Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Berthold, ND, Mandan, ND


Rift Over Religious Exemption in Anti-Bias Order

In the intensifying debate over religious liberty, President Barack Obama faces pressure from opposite flanks as he prepares to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay and transgender people in hiring.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Employment / Labor Law


California teachers to attest to reporting abuse

California teachers applying for or renewing their credentials will be required to acknowledge that they understand their responsibility to report suspected child abuse to law enforcement or county welfare officials.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Jerry Brown, US Governors, Concord, CA

Daily World

'Bleak picture' for mentally ill: 80% are jobless

Eighty percent of people with mental illness are unemployed, a statistic that says more about the lack of support for this group of people than it does about the economy, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law

Wed Jul 09, 2014

ABC News

GOP Lawmakers Try to Ease New Curbs on Ivory Sales

Republicans in the House want to hold up new federal rules intended to crack down on ivory sales because it is becoming more difficult for owners of musical instruments, antiques and guns made with ivory to trade in such items.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

The Tribune

New York police see risks with drones' popularity

One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week.


Related Topix: Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Criminal Defense Law


Suitcase bodies suspect dodged discipline as cop

The suspect in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases dumped along a rural Wisconsin highway resigned his job as a police officer to avoid discipline amid allegations of stalking, lying and abuse of power, according to personnel records released Wednesday.


Related Topix: West Allis, WI, Criminal Defense Law

96-5 KISS FM Cleveland, OH

Justin Bieber Charged With Misdemeanor Vandalism In Egging Case

Justin Bieber will be charged Wednesday with misdemeanor vandalism for egging his neighbors house, reports TMZ.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

CBS 3 Springfield

Former Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison

Former Mayor Ray Nagin leaves federal court after being sentenced to 10 years in prison.


Related Topix: Prison, New Orleans, LA, Oakdale, LA, Criminal Defense Law, Holyoke, MA

The Fresno Bee

Convicted ex-New Orleans mayor to be sentenced

Nagin, 58, was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin's support for projects — both before and after Katrina.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Criminal Defense Law

The Jackson Sun

Judge halts mental exam in 'Slender Man' Wisconsin stabbing case

A judge on Tuesday halted his previous order that one of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to curry favor with a fictional character undergo an insanity exam.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Waukesha County, WI

Fact Check: Shaky negative ad in Ky. Senate race

Now they've surfaced in this year's midterm elections, in one of the hottest Senate races in the country.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Medicare, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Barack Obama, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Island Packet

Judge fulfills 20-year sentencing deal for stepmom

Though the agreement with Delilah Williams seemed distasteful and "difficult to swallow," U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright said it was necessary in prosecuting a murder case against her husband, Naeem Williams, who prosecutors said delivered the punch that killed his daughter Talia on July 16, 2005.


Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law

KNUS-AM Aurora

US workers encountered man left in cell for days

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs, UC San Diego, Criminal Defense Law