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58 min ago | Globe and Mail

Crown downplays importance of gang leader's testimony at B.C. murder trial

A former gang leader's testimony at a mass murder trial in British Columbia is far from the only evidence against the alleged killers, the Crown said Friday, downplaying the significance of a witness who has enormous credibility problems.


Related Topix: Drugs, Canada, Criminal Defense Law

5 hrs ago | The Jackson Sun

Pediatric doctor in child porn case gets prison

A former top pediatric cancer doctor was sentenced to a year and one day in federal prison Friday following his guilty plea to a charge of accessing child pornography.


Related Topix: Prison, Federal Prisons, Criminal Defense Law, Ohio State University

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Pipeline breach renews call for more monitoring

State Rep. Dick Anderson, a Republican farmer from Willow City, said he plans to revisit legislation the state Legislature rejected last year that would mandate flow meters and cutoff switches on such lines.


Related Topix: Environmental Law

WGAL-TV Lancaster

PayPal to refund donations in hot-car death

If you donated to a fund-raising campaign for the family of Cooper Harris, the suburban Atlanta toddler who died after being left in a hot car, you may soon be getting a refund.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Cobb County, GA, Autos

The News Tribune

Appeals court upholds EPA's mining restraints

In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the Environmental Protection Agency acted within its authority when it instituted two measures under the Clean Water Act that address damage from surface mining.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals


2 more charged in death of girl riding scooter

A teenager pleaded not guilty Friday in the deadly shooting of a 12-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet while riding a scooter, while two other young men were also charged and the girl's family prepared for her funeral.


Related Topix: Passaic County, NJ, Criminal Defense Law

Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care

At the same time, deficit hawks fear that letting veterans turn more to providers outside the VA for health care could cost far more if Congress, under pressure from powerful veterans groups, decides to renew that program rather than let it expire in two years.


Related Topix: US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, Healthcare Law, Jeff Miller, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Bernard Sanders

The Arizona Republic

Man accused of killing 6 collapses in court

A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, collapsed in court Friday as a prosecutor recited the charges against him.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Spring, TX, Criminal Defense Law


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

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