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Texas prosecutor seeks to clear convicted rapist

A Dallas man who said he pleaded guilty to a 1990 rape because his attorney advised him to avoid trial may soon be exonerated, the Dallas County district attorney said Thursday.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Dallas, TX, Dallas County, TX

Thu Jul 24, 2014

CBS Local

Police Weighing Charges Against Man, 80, Who Shot Fleeing Burglar Who Said She Was Pregnant

Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law


Shia LaBeouf appears in court

Shia LeBeouf appeared in Manhattan criminal court Thursday morning over charges stemming from a June incident at a Broadway performance of "Cabaret."


Related Topix: Celebrities, Shia LaBeouf, Theater, Arts, Criminal Defense Law, Entertainment

ABC News

Father Charged After Dresser Deaths of Toddlers

The father of two toddlers who died after a dresser fell on them was charged with involuntary manslaughter because he heard a crash coming from another room and didn't immediately check to see if his daughters were OK, a prosecutor said Thursday.


Related Topix: Aliquippa, PA, Beaver County, PA, Criminal Defense Law

New York Daily News

House panel advances Boehner's lawsuit against Obama

Last month, GOP House Speaker John Boehner announced plans to sue President Obama, claiming that he is abusing his executive authority by failing to carry out laws passed by Congress.


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

Myrtle Beach Online

Morgan Stanley paying $275M to settle SEC charges

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement Thursday with the Wall Street bank.


Related Topix: Stanley, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Financial Markets, Business News

The News Tribune

Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Tax, Medicaid, Health


Paul Ryan to spell out proposal to help the poor

Rep. Paul Ryan will lay out his plan Thursday to fight poverty, a pilot program that would combine 11 federal programs into one pool of money for participating states.


Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, Paul Ryan, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Healthcare Law

NewsCenter 25

Insurers owe nearly $13.2M in refunds in Michigan

The federal government says more than 184,000 Michigan health insurance customers will benefit from nearly $13.2 million in refunds because of a provision of the nation's health care law.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Autos

WFAA-TV Dallas

Criminal probe of Cuomo administration urged

Political foes of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Wednesday for prompt criminal investigation of his administration following a news report that his office thwarted attempts by his own special corruption commission to investigate groups with ties to him.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Prison, Andrew Cuomo, Westchester County, NY

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Arizona, Arizona Government, Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, US Governors, Jan Brewer

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Fake applicants got Affordable Care Act subsidies

Nearly a dozen fake applicants were able to obtain coverage subsidies under the Affordable Care Act during undercover testing of enrollment controls, a government watchdog said.


Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Healthcare Law, Medicaid, Health, Autos

SEC considering action against S&P over ratings

S&P's parent McGraw Hill Financial Inc. disclosed in a regulatory filing that it has received a so-called "Wells Notice" from staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Navajo Nation head to meet with mayor on violence

The medical examiner's office has identified the victims as Allison Gorman and Kee Thompson.


Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM, Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Bernalillo County, NM

News Observer

Holmes lawyers question firearms analysis

The judge heard testimony Wednesday from a state crime scientist who said he matched bullets and shell casings found at the theater to three weapons, apparently the ones officers seized at the scene.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

News Journal

NYC police express anger at reaction to chokehold death

Members of Internet sites that allow law enforcement to air out issues are expressing outrage and offense over public reaction to last week's death of a New York City man after police administered a chokehold, which is against police department policy.


Related Topix: New York, NY, Michael Bloomberh, Criminal Defense Law

Click Orlando

CNN poll: Is Obamacare working?

More than half the public says the Affordable Care Act has helped either their families or others across the country, although less than one in five Americans say they have personally benefited from the health care law, according to a new national poll.


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


White House revises contraception opt out

The Obama administration announced revisions to the Obamacare contraception mandate so that nonprofit religious organizations can opt out of signing a release form to avoid covering birth control and workers for those nonprofits are able to obtain separate contraception coverage without a copay.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Cybercast News Service

Judges in health care rulings vote party line

In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Richmond, VA, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Prince George Citizen

Seeking to ease threats, SEC is poised to end $1 a share for some riskier ...

Regulators are expected to vote Wednesday to end a longtime staple of the investment industry - the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds - at least for some money funds used by big investors.


Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance