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42 min ago | Witney Gazette

Victims of crime in Oxfordshire to get A 1m in support from Thames Valley Police

ONE million pounds has been made available to help victims of crime by the Thames Valley's Police and Crime Commissioner.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

4 hrs ago | WTMA-AM North Charleston

Lego Fingerprints Helped Solve Cold Case Murder

Fingerprints found on Lego building blocks helped police crack a 23-year-old cold case murder mystery in Utah, authorities said.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Criminal Defense Law

7 hrs ago | KURB-FM Little Rock

"Sister Wives" Star Wins Case Against Polygamy Ban

Kody Brown, 44, and his four sister wives -- Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn -- can now have a legal marriage in their home state of Utah.


Related Topix: Sister Wives, Entertainment, Television, Criminal Defense Law

11 hrs ago |

Rotherham: Ed Miliband wants inquiry into sex abuse scandal 'as soon as possible'

Labour leader Ed Miliband called for the wide-ranging inquiry into Rotherham child abuse as soon as possible following the 'devastating' report into the scandal.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

15 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Chief in $800M fraud gets 20 years prison

The man who masterminded an $800 million insurance scam that fleeced tens of thousands of investors in one of Florida's all-time largest fraud schemes was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Bernie Madoff

18 hrs ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles

USC Football Player Advised by Lawyer to Stop Talking to Police

The lawyer for Josh Shaw, the USC football captain suspended for lying about how he injured himself, has advised Shaw to stop talking to police investigators, he told ABC News Friday.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

22 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban

A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Washington, Criminal Defense Law, Fife, WA

Fri Aug 29, 2014


No parole for 18 years for man convicted in ''body parts murder''

A Toronto man who brutally murdered his ex-girlfriend and then carved up her body and scattered the pieces to cover up his crime may not have acted entirely alone, an Ontario Superior Court judge said Friday in sentencing him to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 18 years.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

The Wichita Eagle

EPA staff says agency needs to be tough on smog

The Environmental Protection Agency's staff has concluded that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 percent.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama


New challenge for Tax forms

The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project.


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


Final arguments unfold at ex-governor's trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took bribes and used their political muscle to promote a sketchy nutritional supplement because they were in deeply in debt and couldn't refuse the more than $165,000 in loans and gifts, including designer dresses and a Rolex watch, prosecutors said Friday.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Wedding

KTNV-TV Las Vegas

Ex-Nevada lawmaker pleads guilty in 2 Las Vegas cases

A former Nevada state lawmaker could be freed from jail in Las Vegas after pleading guilty to felony charges in separate criminal cases dating to the days before his expulsion from the Legislature last year.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

News Max

Pennsylvania Becomes 27th State to Expand Medicaid

A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday approved the state's plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal health care law.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Medicaid, Health, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Health Insurance, US Governors, Tom Corbett, AARP

ABC News

Mom Won't Be Charged in School Confrontation

Prosecutors said Thursday they will not file charges against a Northern California mother accused of grabbing the throat of a 12-year-old boy she suspected of bullying her daughter.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

Thu Aug 28, 2014

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Porn actor tests positive for HIV, adult film production shut down nationwide

Adult-film studios locally and nationwide were asked to halt production Thursday after a performer tested positive for HIV, a trade group for the industry announced.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Environmental Law

The Republic

Thai worker settlements with Hawaii farms at risk

A federal judge in Hawaii says she won't consider approving $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai farm workers until the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a news conference clarifying that the agreements are still subject to court approval.


Related Topix: Employment / Labor Law, Captain Cook, HI

Washington Times

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.


Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Mary Fallin, US Governors

KOTA-TV Rapid City

John Lennon's killer denied parole again

The bullets that killed Beatle John Lennon were given to Mark David Chapman by an Atlanta police officer who was his friend, Chapman told a parole board as he made his case -- for an eighth time -- to be freed.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Entertainment


Man, woman accused of torturing boy

Authorities say a man and his mother used plumber's tape to keep an 11-year-old boy restrained for several hours at a time at a home in southwestern Michigan.


Related Topix: Van Buren County, MI, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), South Haven, MI


Re: Ferguson: Straight Facts On #MikeBrown Shooting Case

The police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael "Mike" Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on August 9th captured the attention of the nation.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law