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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.

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

Fri Aug 29, 2014

CFRB

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.

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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.

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

SavannahNow

New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms

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

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

WHDH

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Entertainment

ClickOnDetroit

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.

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

NewsOne

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.

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

SFGate

Bourbon St. shooting suspect pleads not guilty

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Related Topix: Belle Chasse, LA, Criminal Defense Law, Life, Self Defense

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Whittier Daily News

San Bernardino police officer shooting suspects plead not guilty

From left, Jonathan Contreras, 20, Gonzalo Medina, 22, and Orlando Cruz, 24, defendants in the shooting of San Bernardino police officer Gabriel Garcia, stand with Medina's attorney Mark R. McDonald during an arraignment on Wednesday at San Bernardino Superior Court in San Bernardino.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Criminal Defense Law

Norwalk Citizen News

Girl abducted from school testifies about ordeal

A young girl abducted from her kindergarten classroom and sexually brutalized in a 19-hour ordeal recalled bits of the crime for a jury Wednesday, but said she couldn't remember many of the details.

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Graham Leader

John Lennon's killer sorry for being 'an idiot'

John Lennon's imprisoned killer says he still gets letters about the pain he caused in his pursuit of notoriety nearly 34 years ago.

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WHAS11

SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities

Financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, will have to give investors details on borrowers' credit record and income under action taken Wednesday by federal regulators.

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

WRAL.com

Jasper Johns' former assistant pleads guilty

James Meyer, 52, of Salisbury, Connecticut, told U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken in New York that he removed 22 pieces from Johns' studio in Sharon, Connecticut, without the artist's permission so that he could sell them at a gallery.

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Related Topix: Salisbury, CT, Sharon, CT, Criminal Defense Law

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