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1 hr ago | National Public Radio

Ex-Soldier Convicted In Daughter's Beating Death

A federal jury on Thursday convicted a former Hawaii soldier of murder in the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

1 hr ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

Most everyone agrees a ban on selling them to kids would be a step forward. But health and public policy experts can't say for certain whether the electronic devices are a good thing or a bad thing overall, whether they help smokers kick the habit or are a gateway to ordinary paper-and-tobacco cigarettes.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

3 hrs ago | CBS News

Oregon panel recommends moving to federal Obamacare marketplace

After months of deliberation over what to do with Oregon's botched online health exchange, an advisory panel on Thursday recommended that the state drop the site for private policies and have Oregonians instead shop for them on the federal online marketplace.


Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, Healthcare Law, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

7 hrs ago | WAPT-TV Jackson

The end of chemo: Safer ways to fight cancer

When 14-year-old Nick Wilkins' leukemia resisted chemotherapy, radiation and a bone marrow transplant, his doctors turned to the real pros: Nick's own immune cells.


Related Topix: Leukemia, Health, University of Pennsylvania, Medicine, Hematology, Oncology, Healthcare Law, Genetics

9 hrs ago | The Daily Tribune

Obama: Pope Francis 'makes us want to be better people'

Time magazine listed Pope Francis in its annual "100 most influential people" issue, and asked a fellow world leader to write a tribute: President Obama.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Pope Benedict XVI

13 hrs ago | KMPH-TV Fresno

'Pimp My Ride' shop settles pay-pinching case

A Southern California custom auto shop once featured on MTV's "Pimp My Ride" will pay its employees nearly $160,000 to settle claims that it violated federal wage laws.


Related Topix: California, Employment / Labor Law

17 hrs ago | ABC News

Timeline of Electronic Cigarettes Milestones

Early 2009: E-cigarette sellers sue the Food and Drug Administration after the agency told customs officials to refuse entry of shipments into U.S. June 2009: The Food and Drug Administration said testing of products from two leading electronic cigarette makers turned up several toxic chemicals, including a key ingredient in antifreeze.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration

Wed Apr 23, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea.


Related Topix: Vermont, IL, Vermont, Vermont Government, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Agriculture, Science, Entomology, Healthcare Law

KCCI-TV Des Moines

FDA releases proposed e-cigarette regulations

On Thursday, the agency proposed rules that call for strict regulation of electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, nicotine gels, water pipe tobacco and hookahs.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law

Asbury Park Press

'Bionic eye' offers hope to those with vision loss

A "bionic eye" may now help blind patients regain at least a sense of vision. Linda Schulte, the first patient with the implanted technology since it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year, couldn't be more thrilled.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law

CBS Local

Judge Denies Mistrial In Fatal Shooting Of 2 Teens

A Minnesota judge has denied another request for a mistrial in the case of a homeowner who killed two teens who entered his home .


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Weird

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Limited restitution for child porn victims

The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it somewhat easier for victims of online child porn to recover limited financial restitution from some of those who download their images.


Related Topix: US News, Anthony Kennedy, Criminal Defense Law


More drug offenders eligible for clemency

Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced that the department would broaden the criteria for clemency, a move that is expected to lead to thousands of prisoners filing applications to President Barack Obama seeking to commute their sentences.


Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Criminal Defense Law, Federal Prisons, Prison

Greenwich Citizen

Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

In this April 9, 2013, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters about gun control at the Capitol in Washington.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Painting, Arts, Healthcare Law, Senator Kay Hagan

The Daily Tribune

Man who made machine guns sentenced to 10 years

A Indiana man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on federal firearms charges stemming from a 2011 raid in which police found about 175 firearms and more than 59,000 rounds of ammunition , U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: Prison, Hendricks County, IN, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Gun checks miss millions of fugitives

Millions of fugitives can pass undetected through federal background checks and buy guns illegally because police departments across the country routinely fail to put their names into a national database.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

DA: Drug ring at Penn. schools busted

Two young men, a bunch of subordinates, one master plan: Take over the drug trade at some of Pennsylvania's best schools.


Related Topix: Drugs, Pennsylvania, Criminal Defense Law, Montgomery County, PA, Philadelphia, PA

Visalia Times-Delta

Indictment: Prosecutor targeted in kidnapping plot

A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor's father instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Wake County, NC

ABC News

Judge Rules for Newspaper in Mug Shot Dispute Case

A federal judge has ordered the government to turn over mug shots of criminal defendants to the Detroit Free Press.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

ABC News

Report: Polygraph Crime Admissions Not Reported

The inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community said Tuesday some admissions of crimes by spy agency workers during lie detector tests were not disclosed to law enforcement agencies because of breakdowns in government reporting procedures and poor advice from agency lawyers.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, James R. Clapper