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55 min ago | The Tribune

Public housing safety policy can hit whole family

Wanda Coleman sits in the New York City public housing apartment where she's lived for 25 years, surrounded by empty rooms, bare walls and suitcases lined up by the front door. Any day now, she and her teen daughter will be evicted and have no other option than to go to a homeless shelter - partly because of her son's criminal case.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Drugs

5 hrs ago | Richmond and Twickenham Times

Call to tackle prison rape

An independent commission on sex in prison discovered the rate of sex crimes in prisons in England and Wales is broadly similar to the United States Hundreds of prisoners may have been sexually abused behind bars, campaigners have said, prompting calls for more to be done to tackle prison rape. An independent commission on sex in prison, set up by charity t he Howard League for Penal Reform, discovered the rate of sex crimes in prisons in England and Wales is broadly similar to the United States.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law

9 hrs ago | WWLP

Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look

Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks - so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Apiculture, Science, University of New Hampshire, University of Minnesota

13 hrs ago | Washington Times

Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don't expect a repeat of last year's website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the law itself that are less easily fixed than a computer system.

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

17 hrs ago | WXOW-TV La Crosse

Man pleads guilty to drugging, molesting girl, 10

A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to drugging the soda of three girls at his daughter's sleepover and then molesting a 10-year-old girl. Ezra Taylor was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under 13, and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Hennepin County, MN

21 hrs ago | WPMT-TV York

trooper killed presser

Two Pennsylvania State Police troopers shot late Friday, one fatally, were ambushed just outside the police barracks in Blooming Grove, Pike County Commissioner Frank Noonan told reporters. Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson was killed and Trooper Alex T. Douglass was in stable but critical condition, Noonan said Saturday.

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Related Topix: Pike County, PA, Trooper, PA, Criminal Defense Law, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home. According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Louisiana, Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Salisbury Journal

Victims' rights reform unveiled

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said the reform package would ensure the 'highest emphasis' is put on those who suffer at the hands of criminals The right of victims of crime to directly confront the offenders who damaged their lives in court is to be enshrined in law, the Government said. Publicly-funded lawyers are also to be barred from taking on serious sex offence cases unless they have undergone specialist training.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Sex Scandal

WAVE-TV Louisville

Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 19, 2013, file photo, T.J. Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could... Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could bolster... An Arizona man whose longtime partner recently died went to court on Friday to ask a federal judge to grant him death benefits.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Criminal Defense Law

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Fla. appeals rulings overturning gay-marriage ban

An Arizona man whose longtime partner recently died went to court on Friday to ask a federal judge to grant him death benefits. In a ruling that calls into question Arizona's gay marriage ban, a judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because the state prohibits same-sex... The five children who police say were slain by their father will be remembered at a memorial in Mississippi on Friday, while 500 miles away, their father will make his first court appearance.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Criminal Defense Law

KFVS12

Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

FILE - In this June 18, 2014 file photo, actress Jessica Alba is seen, in New York. . FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2014 file photo, Senate Environment and Public Works Chair Sen. .

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Tom Udall, Senator Tom Udall, Charleston, WV, David Vitter, Republican

Daily Journal

Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

Over the summer, Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter of Louisiana, the top Republican on the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, provided a revised draft of their chemical regulation bill to committee chairwoman Barbara Boxer, who told The Associated Press this week that the draft still falls short. The original bill had been panned by some environmental groups, such as Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, who assailed it as "phony reform," although the Environmental Defense Fund supported its introduction as a chance for an eventual breakthrough.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, David Vitter, Republican, Barbara Boxer, Environmental Law, Chemistry, Science

The Honolulu Advertiser

Teen charged with murder, rape in girl's death

PORT ORCHARD, Wash.>> The teenager accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 6-year-old neighbor girl in Washington state was charged as an adult Friday with aggravated murder and aggravated rape. Gabriel Gaeta, 17, would face life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted of the murder charge in Kitsap County Superior Court.

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Related Topix: Port Orchard, WA, Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, Kitsap County, WA

Monterey County Herald

$2M bail for suspect in gas station killing

A man accused of killing his former boyfriend and business partner at a suburban Minneapolis gas station abandoned a suitcase that contained ammunition consistent with the bullets used in the slaying, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Friday. The complaint was unsealed as Lyle "Ty" Hoffman made his first court appearance since his arrest Thursday, after a month on the run.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WTKR-TV Norfolk

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned $105 million in 5 years

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned over $100 million over the course of five years - more than any of the league's star players. Goodell, who is facing pressure to resign in the face of the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal, earned a whopping $44.2 million for the 2012 season, the most recent to be reported by the NFL.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Suspect in VA hospital shooting pleads guilty

An Ohio man pleaded guilty Friday to assault with a dangerous weapon in a Veterans Affairs hospital shooting that wounded an employee. Former Veterans Affairs employee Neil Moore pleaded guilty as part of a deal in which federal prosecutors agreed to drop a second charge.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Life, Veteran Affairs, Criminal Defense Law, Dayton, VA

Cybercast News Service

Woman convicted in school abduction, assault

A former day care worker was convicted Friday of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school classroom and sexually assaulting her during a 19-hour ordeal. Christina Regusters, 21, donned a Muslim dress and veil to impersonate the girl's mother and take her from Bryant Elementary School in January 2013, then posed as three different people to trick the blindfolded child.

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The Washington Post

Groom accused of touching off brawl pleads guilty

A groom who allegedly touched off a brawl when he groped a pregnant waitress at his wedding reception has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Also, all charges have been dropped against his brother, a state trooper who had been accused of assaulting police who intervened.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Criminal Defense Law, Travel

CBS Atlanta

Justice Dept. seeks new tool against data fraud

President Barack Obama is welcoming former President Bill Clinton to the White House to mark the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program. President Barack Obama is welcoming former President Bill Clinton to the White House to mark the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program.

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Related Topix: Prison, Ohio, Criminal Defense Law, Brian Sandoval, US Governors

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WYFF-TV Greenville

Father accused in his 5 children's deaths had prior criminal record

The father accused of killing his five children in South Carolina and dumping their bodies in Alabama days later had a previous criminal record, according to his father and prison documents in Illinois. The records show Timothy Jones Jr. is an ex-convict who went on a crime spree in 2001, when he was 19. According to Michael Combs, chief of the criminal division of the McHenry County, Illinois, State's Attorney's Office, Jones was arrested on a cocaine possession charge March 30, 2001, in Carpentersville, Illinois.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Drugs

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