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4 hrs ago | WIBX-AM Whitesboro

Prosecutor: No Criminal Charges In Irene Aid Fraud

Connecticut prosecutors say they won't pursue criminal charges against state employees and others who fraudulently obtained emergency food stamp benefits designated for people affected by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

8 hrs ago | WTOL-TV Toledo

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One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Jim Gerlach

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Ex-Nevada lawmaker taking plea deal in Vegas cases

An expelled Nevada state assemblyman plans to plead guilty in two Las Vegas criminal cases dating to the days before the 2013 legislative session, in a plea deal that would get him out of jail and into a mental health program.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

KTMF

Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case

A police officer on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting in which he was not indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense, authorities confirmed Thursday.

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Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, Beavercreek, OH, Criminal Defense Law

Boston Herald

Torture anime banned at woman's kidnap-rape trial

A young woman charged with abducting a 5-year-old Philadelphia girl from school and raping her had frequently viewed Japanese anime depicting sexual torture, prosecutors disclosed Thursday.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga, Criminal Defense Law, Opinion

KAUZ

Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death

Dawn Miera, mother of Alexis Rasmussen, speaks with reporters after a state judge sentenced 41-year-old Dea Millerberg Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ogden, Utah.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Ogden, UT, Weber County, UT

ABC News

Trial Begins in Kindergartner's Abduction, Rape

Opening statements are set to begin in the trial of a woman charged with abducting a kindergartner from her Philadelphia classroom and sexually assaulting her.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

KIDK CBS 3

Peace and quiet return to Ferguson

When night falls, it's pitch dark on Ellison Drive, except for one street light shining on three school children shooting hoops.

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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Ferguson prosecutor to Missouri governor: 'Man up'

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch juggled two roles on Wednesday: overseeing the presentation of evidence in the Michael Brown case to a grand jury and responding to the flurry of attacks and calls for his recusal from the case.

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Related Topix: St Louis County, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WHAS11

Feds say oil spill sheen dissipating in Ohio River

Most of a reddish-brown sheen created by thousands of gallons of fuel oil that spilled into the Ohio River from a power plant was dissipating as a cleanup estimated to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a day continued Wednesday, federal officials said.

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

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

A photographer sued Justin Bieber and one of his bodyguards Wednesday for assault and infliction of emotional distress over an altercation on Hawaiian beach late last year.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Kauai County, HI

NewsOK.com

EEOC files lawsuit against Food Lion over firing

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a discrimination lawsuit against supermarket chain Food Lion, saying it fired a Jehovah's Witness who requested certain days off for his religion.

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Related Topix: Employment / Labor Law

ABC News

Pryor's 'Obamacare' Ad Highlights His Cancer Fight

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor reached into his own medical history Tuesday to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced him.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Sarcoma, Medicine, Health, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton

WFAA-TV Dallas

Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower

A Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor has been ordered to reinstate a worker who the U.S. Department of Labor says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Employment / Labor Law, OSHA

Redwood Times

Rapper Gucci Mane sentenced on federal gun charge

Rapper Gucci Mane was sentenced Wednesday to serve three years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to a federal firearms charge several months ago.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law

KCRA-TV Sacramento

90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

Recent data shows 90 percent of health care organizations have exposed their patients' data -- or had it stolen -- in 2012 and 2013, according to privacy researchers at the Ponemon Institute.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Criminal Defense Law, Healthcare Law, Computer Security, Science / Technology

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Lawsuit alleges sex assault by accused Md. doctor

A suspended western Maryland physician at the center of a licensing scandal and facing molestation charges now has been hit with a lawsuit saying that he sexually assaulted a second female patient.

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Related Topix: Sex Scandal, Rawlings, MD, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Allegany County, MD

Key 103

Bullying Partners Could Face Five Years In Jail

The legislation is aimed at protecting victims whose partners threaten them with violence, cut them off from friends or rufuse them access to money.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

Cybercast News Service

In 3 deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges

Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed.

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Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Life, Self Defense, Criminal Defense Law

Tue Aug 19, 2014

TheDenverChannel

How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?

They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard -- and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson, Missouri.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Riot, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Jay Nixon, US Governors

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