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27 min ago | Hillingdon Times

Jamelia 'scarred' by domestic abuse

Jamelia said she was punched in the face and at one stage her partner hit her while she was breastfeeding Singer and broadcaster Jamelia has said the mental scars of domestic abuse will be with her forever, as she tried to persuade women in similar situations to seek help. She told viewers of ITV's afternoon show Loose Women, for which she is a regular panellist, that she was punched in the face and her partner hit her while she was breastfeeding her daughter.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

1 hr ago | Salisbury Journal

Officer who shot Pc dead keeps job

A police officer who shot dead a colleague has been given a reprimand but will keep his job despite being found guilty of gross misconduct. Pc Ian Terry, 32, was killed during a botched firearms training exercise by Greater Manchester Police in June 2008.

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1 hr ago | KCBD-TV Lubbock

Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9

Attorneys asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the scheduled Wednesday evening execution of a Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago. Lisa Coleman, 38, would be the ninth convicted killer and second woman to receive lethal injection in Texas this year.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Texas, US News, US Supreme Court, Death Penalty, Prison

2 hrs ago | The Lebanon Daily News

Social media sleuths aid gay couple beating probe

Philadelphia police trying to find suspects in the beating of a gay couple say they got a valuable assist from social media users. A defense lawyer says some of the people sought are turning themselves in for questioning.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Oxford, OH

5 hrs ago | KFVS12

APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

In this Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 photo, Michael Eisenberg, sits on the customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" at the Profiles in History auction house in Calabasas, Calif.

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Related Topix: Peter Fonda, Calabasas, CA, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

9 hrs ago | Romsey Advertiser

Ex-Ukip MEP in court over expenses

A former Ukip MEP has appeared before magistrates accused of a money laundering offence after a police inquiry into her travel expenses. Nikki Sinclaire, who lost her seat in the European Parliament earlier this year, also faces a charge of committing misconduct in a public office.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, West Midlands County, England, Warwickshire County, England, United Kingdom

11 hrs ago | Ruidoso News

Miley Cyrus date barely makes court appearance

In this Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Jesse Helt, a homeless man, left, accepts the award for Video of the Year from Jimmy Fallon on behalf of Miley Cyrus on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, Calif. Helt arrived 45 minutes late for his arraignment Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: MTV Video Music Awards, Music!, Dallas, OR, Criminal Defense Law

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The York Daily Record

Lawyer: Thicke exploited in 'Blurred Lines' suit

Robin Thicke's attorney says the estate of Marvin Gaye exploited the singer's "moment of personal vulnerability" in an attempt to prove that the hit "Blurred Lines" was a ripoff of a Gaye hit. In a deposition, obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, Thicke says Pharrell Williams did much of the writing on the Grammy-nominated song and says, "I was just lucky enough to be there when he wrote it."

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Dance, Robin Thicke, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop

Monterey County Herald

Attorney: Patti LaBelle had bodyguard beat cadet

An attorney for an ex-West Point cadet told jurors Tuesday that veteran R&B singer Patti LaBelle ordered her bodyguard to beat up the cadet as he waited for a ride home outside a Houston airport terminal, resulting in a brain injury that forced him to drop out of the military academy. The lawsuit against LaBelle alleges the cadet, Richard King, was waiting for his family to pick him up outside one of the terminals at Bush Intercontinental Airport in March 2011, when LaBelle's bodyguard and two others attacked him.

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Related Topix: Patti LaBelle, R-N-B, Celebrities, Criminal Defense Law, R&B

KCRA-TV Sacramento

FBI launches a face recognition system

The FBI can now quickly identify people just by looking at their faces, eyes, voice, palm print and walking stride. It's called the FBI's Next Generation Identification system, and the agency said it became fully operational Monday.

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Related Topix: Billerica, MA, Criminal Defense Law

Hispanic Business

EPA Grants Extension on Power Plant Pollution Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday gave the public 45 more days to weigh in on a plan that would for the first time curb the pollution blamed for global warming from the nation's coal-fired power plants. The agency said it was still aiming to finalize the rules by next summer.

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

WDRM-FM Hutsville

Kerry Washington Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence

Especially important in light of the Ray Rice controversy and the current state of the NFL, domestic violence is the hot button topic on everyone's mind in the US. But for Kerry Washington, this issue is always salient and in need of awareness.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Kerry Washington

Berkshire Eagle

Live Whitney Houston CD/DVD to be released Nov. 11

A CD/DVD featuring Whitney Houston's first public performance - and her last one in 2012 - will be released Nov. 11. "Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances" is the pop singer's first live album. Her mentor, Clive Davis, said the album will showcase her legacy.

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Related Topix: The Oprah Winfrey Show, Entertainment, Television, Criminal Defense Law

South Wales Argus

South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright has now resigned

South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner has quit his post following weeks of pressure over the Rotherham sexual abuse scandal. Shaun Wright has until now resisted mounting calls to resign from the likes of the Prime Minister, Home Secretary Theresa May and his former party Labour, as well as alleged abuse victims and their families.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, South Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Some consumers risk losing health law tax credits

Thousands of consumers risk losing financial aid for health care premiums under President Barack Obama 's law unless they clear up lingering questions about their incomes, administration officials said Monday. The Health and Human Services Department said some people who got coverage have reported incomes that don't square with what the government has on record.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KIMA

New questions over abortion coverage in health law

A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010. The Government Accountability Office said in a report released late Monday that only 1 of 18 insurers it reviewed was separately itemizing a charge for coverage of elective abortions on enrollees' bills.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

DurhamRegion.com

Revamped 'View' begins its daytime run

Daytime's "The View" revealed its latest makeover Monday, opening the post-Barbara Walters era with a new set, new boss, mostly new team and a promise to be provocative again. Whoopi Goldberg is the only holdover on the daytime chatfest, which has faded in recent years as competitors sought to improve on its ensemble format.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Rosie O'Donnell, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

DurhamRegion.com

Police: Protocol followed in detention of actress

Police said Monday they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911 call alleging lewd conduct in a parked car. Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," says she was unjustly handcuffed and detained Thursday after refusing to provide identification and walking away from officers responding to a report of lewd conduct in a car along Ventura Boulevard.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Criminal Defense Law

CBS Local

NFL: Domestic Violence Experts Added As Advisers

Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will "help lead and shape the NFL's policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault." Friel was the head of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit in the New York County District Attorney's Office for more than a decade.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), New York County, NY

WLBT-TV Jackson

Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe. "Jeff Sessions is probably held in higher esteem than the Alabama football coach and the Auburn football coach put together," says Rep. Mo Brooks, a tea party-backed congressman from the football-mad state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Representative Mo Brooks, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Pat Roberts, Mitch McConnell

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