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3 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks

Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week could take weeks, an Environmental Protection Agency Official said Friday.

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

4 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Judge rules feds wrongly protected bearded seals

A federal judge on Friday ruled that a federal fisheries agency improperly listed bearded seals as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law

6 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

California state senator Yee charged with racketeering in San Francisco Chinatown crime probe

A California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centred in San Francisco's Chinatown was also charged Friday with racketeering.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Marijuana

10 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

8 rights of pregnant women at work

It's been illegal to discriminate against pregnant women in the workplace since the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed in 1978.

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Related Topix: Employment / Labor Law

12 hrs ago | Deseret News

Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance: $2,448 per person, $12,240 for family of 5

Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.

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Related Topix: Tax, Criminal Defense Law

17 hrs ago | News Observer

Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed

The decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a ruling in 2012 by a district court that sided with several health and consumer organizations that sued the FDA after the agency decided against holding the hearings.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

21 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

Channel3000

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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Tax, Medicaid, Health

KMIZ

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.

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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.

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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.

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WKRN

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)

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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.

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

Ledger-Enquirer.com

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.

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

Tri-cityherald.com

Navajo Nation head to meet with mayor on violence

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

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

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