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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | National Public Radio

New York Police End Muslim Surveillance Program

The New York Police Department said Tuesday it has disbanded a special unit whose efforts to try to detect terror threats in Muslim communities through secret surveillance sparked outrage.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

10 hrs ago | Seattle Times

'Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty in corruption case

Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, a central figure in a sweeping San Francisco organized crime and public corruption case, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to money laundering and other charges related to the investigation.


Related Topix: Chinatown (San Francisco, CA), Criminal Defense Law, California

Tue Apr 15, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Cold case closed: Missing girls died in car accident

Authorities announced Tuesday that the skeletal remains found inside a car last September belonged to two teens who had been missing for 40 years and that they had died in a car crash.


Related Topix: Elk Point, SD, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, State Prisons


Mother says police failed to track sex offenders

GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first place.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Anaheim, CA, Criminal Defense Law

KTVU Oakland

Final deadline arrives for Covered California sign-up

It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Medicaid

CBS Local

Obama Commutes Texas Prisoner Sentence Made Longer By Typo

The error was made in a report used to sentence convicted drug dealer Ceasar Cantu of Katy, Texas, and resulted in 3 1/2 extra years being added to his prison term.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Katy, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Federal Prisons

National Public Radio

Court Upholds EPA Emission Standards

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.


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

Lib Dems 'unaware of Smith abuse'

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has again insisted the Liberal Democrats had no knowledge of the child abuse scandal involving the party's former MP Sir Cyril Smith.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)


Better Living Through Chemistry

There are modern movies that acknowledge our misty-eyed nostalgia for the small-town America of the 1950s and smartly skewer it ... and then there are movies that take a blind leap in the general direction of the golden age America knew six decades ago, and end of skewering nothing but themselves.


Related Topix: Horror Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, The Fly, Drama Movies, Science Fiction Movies, David Cronenberg, Criminal Defense Law

Bellingham Herald

Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

In this May 31, 2013, photo, acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin, center, accompanied by Acting Labor Secretary Seth D. Harris, left, and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, speaks during a news conference about Social Security and Medicare in Washington.


Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Healthcare Law, Medicare, Health, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Boston Herald

Disgraced former city manager gets prison

The disgraced former city manager who became the face of a multimillion dollar corruption scandal in the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell was sentenced in federal court Monday to 33 months in prison for income tax evasion.


Related Topix: Tax, Criminal Defense Law, Opinion

Kansas shooting suspect had no record of violence

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.: Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with campaigns steeped in anti-Semitism.


Related Topix: Overland Park, KS, Park, KS, Criminal Defense Law, Prison

Kootenay Advertiser

No charges in Prince George sawmill explosion

Crown prosecutors have decided not to lay criminal charges in the April 2012 explosion and fire that killed two workers in Prince George.


Related Topix: Explosion, Criminal Justice

Post and Courier

Obamacare insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought

The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Medicaid, Medicare

National Public Radio

Md. Governor Signs Pot Decriminalization Bill

Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a bill that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana starting in October.


Related Topix: US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Criminal Defense Law

National Public Radio

Feds To Probe Hate Crimes Link In Kansas Shootings

Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a Justice Department investigation Monday into whether federal hate crimes were committed in shootings at two Jewish facilities in Kansas that killed three people.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

Sebelius: Health care launch 'terribly flawed'

The departing health chief also said the two months when was plagued with technical problems were "a pretty dismal time" and the low point of her five-year tenure.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law

Northern Michigan News

Legal minds eye quality control for convictions

Hospitals have staff conferences to examine why patients died. Airline pilots have a system for voluntarily submitting information on safety concerns.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Justice, Criminal Defense Law, Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania

Sun Apr 13, 2014

WFIE-TV Evansville

Gunman kills 3 at Kansas City-area Jewish sites

A gunman opened fire outside of a Jewish community center on Sunday, killing a doctor and his teenage grandson before heading to a Jewish retirement community a few blocks away and killing someone else, authorities said.


Related Topix: Overland Park, KS, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Criminal Defense Law, Johnson County, KS