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1 hr ago | Boston Herald

Torture anime banned at woman's kidnap-rape trial

A young woman charged with abducting a 5-year-old Philadelphia girl from school and raping her had frequently viewed Japanese anime depicting sexual torture, prosecutors disclosed Thursday.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga, Criminal Defense Law, Opinion

3 hrs ago | KAUZ

Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death

Dawn Miera, mother of Alexis Rasmussen, speaks with reporters after a state judge sentenced 41-year-old Dea Millerberg Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ogden, Utah.


Related Topix: Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Ogden, UT, Weber County, UT

4 hrs ago | ABC News

Trial Begins in Kindergartner's Abduction, Rape

Opening statements are set to begin in the trial of a woman charged with abducting a kindergartner from her Philadelphia classroom and sexually assaulting her.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

8 hrs ago | KIDK CBS 3

Peace and quiet return to Ferguson

When night falls, it's pitch dark on Ellison Drive, except for one street light shining on three school children shooting hoops.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

13 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Ferguson prosecutor to Missouri governor: 'Man up'

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch juggled two roles on Wednesday: overseeing the presentation of evidence in the Michael Brown case to a grand jury and responding to the flurry of attacks and calls for his recusal from the case.


Related Topix: St Louis County, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Feds say oil spill sheen dissipating in Ohio River

Most of a reddish-brown sheen created by thousands of gallons of fuel oil that spilled into the Ohio River from a power plant was dissipating as a cleanup estimated to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a day continued Wednesday, federal officials said.


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

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

A photographer sued Justin Bieber and one of his bodyguards Wednesday for assault and infliction of emotional distress over an altercation on Hawaiian beach late last year.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Kauai County, HI

EEOC files lawsuit against Food Lion over firing

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a discrimination lawsuit against supermarket chain Food Lion, saying it fired a Jehovah's Witness who requested certain days off for his religion.


Related Topix: Employment / Labor Law

ABC News

Pryor's 'Obamacare' Ad Highlights His Cancer Fight

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor reached into his own medical history Tuesday to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced him.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Sarcoma, Medicine, Health, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton

WFAA-TV Dallas

Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower

A Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor has been ordered to reinstate a worker who the U.S. Department of Labor says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Employment / Labor Law, OSHA

Redwood Times

Rapper Gucci Mane sentenced on federal gun charge

Rapper Gucci Mane was sentenced Wednesday to serve three years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to a federal firearms charge several months ago.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law

KCRA-TV Sacramento

90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

Recent data shows 90 percent of health care organizations have exposed their patients' data -- or had it stolen -- in 2012 and 2013, according to privacy researchers at the Ponemon Institute.


Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Criminal Defense Law, Healthcare Law, Computer Security, Science / Technology

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Lawsuit alleges sex assault by accused Md. doctor

A suspended western Maryland physician at the center of a licensing scandal and facing molestation charges now has been hit with a lawsuit saying that he sexually assaulted a second female patient.


Related Topix: Sex Scandal, Rawlings, MD, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Allegany County, MD

Key 103

Bullying Partners Could Face Five Years In Jail

The legislation is aimed at protecting victims whose partners threaten them with violence, cut them off from friends or rufuse them access to money.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

Cybercast News Service

In 3 deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges

Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Life, Self Defense, Criminal Defense Law

Tue Aug 19, 2014


How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?

They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard -- and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson, Missouri.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Riot, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Prison company pays $8 million in back wages

The payments came after an investigation found that the federal prison subcontractor underpaid 362 employees at the California City Correctional Center under the terms of its contract, where pay rates are established by law.


Related Topix: Prison, Employment / Labor Law, Federal Prisons


Holder's pitch for easing tension in Ferguson

After years of causing angst for White House political aides by delving into issues of race, Attorney General Eric Holder is heading to Ferguson, Missouri, as President Barack Obama's top emissary.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Criminal Defense Law, George Bush


Concerns over prosecutor in Brown case

While protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, are demanding justice for the killing of Michael Brown by police, questions are being asked about the man who at the moment is responsible for pursuing any prosecution and whether he can be impartial.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Criminal Defense Law, St Louis County, MO, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama


Grand jury to decide on Ferguson officer charges

A Missouri grand jury could begin hearing evidence as soon as Wednesday to determine whether any charges should be filed against a white suburban police officer who fatally shot unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.


Related Topix: Missouri, Violent Crime, Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, Saint Louis University