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2 hrs ago | KTAR
A former Arizona detective under fire for wrongdoing and whose testimony was the crux of a conviction against a woman recently released from death row in the 1989 killing of her 4-year-old son won't face federal charges himself, authorities said Tuesday.
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6 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer
In an act which amounted to civil disobedience on steroids, a young boat captain named Peter Hammarstedt radioed in calm voice a challenge to the captain of the Nisshin Maru, an 8,000 ton Japanese whaling factory ship about to take on fuel last February as it went about "research" in icy waters off Antarctica.
10 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter
With a sweeping California law allowing the collection of DNA from anyone arrested for a felony hanging in the balance, a federal appeals court on Monday struggled with whether a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling forecloses a legal challenge to the controversial law enforcement practice in this state.
11 hrs ago | The Bugle
Calling the Arizona legislation constitutionally flawed, proponents of abortion rights on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to block the state from enforcing a ban on the procedure at 20 weeks.
15 hrs ago | Current
A federal appeals court last week upheld a ban on political and public-issue commercials on pubcasting stations, ruling that its removal would compromise their educational mission.
A curious case is currently under review in the 9th circuit. John Smith, a Canadian vacationer, attempted to enter the United States to visit Arizona where he had been photographing skydiving and motorcycle events for a number of years.
In doing so, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also reinstated a California law allowing lawsuits over art ownership disputes dating back as far as 100 years.
An 11-judge panel of a federal appeals court heard arguments in San Francisco Monday afternoon on a challenge to a California law that requires police to collect DNA from all felony suspects.
Archival photos show how Vancouverites of yesteryear weren't much better prepared for snow than they are today.
Internet users will soon have a seat in the courtroom when exceptionally important cases are argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
A Berkeley woman whose legs were crushed by a train in Austria six years ago won the right from a U.S. appeals court to go ahead with a lawsuit against the Austrian railroad in federal court in San Francisco.
Then the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold Maryland's similar - but narrower - law.
A federal appellate court says the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes don't have absolute jurisdiction over land that is owned by non-members on the Fort Hall Reservation.
Could paying for bone marrow cells really boost the number of donors? The Obama administration is taking steps to block a federal court ruling that had opened a way to find out.
A man convicted of murder and kidnapping in a 2005 attack on a northern Idaho family was mentally competent when he waived the right to appeal his death sentence, a federal judge ruled Friday.
A court-appointed guardian filed Friday to give up her power to make medical decisions for an Amish girl with cancer whose parents may have fled the area to avoid chemotherapy.