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51 min ago | Hampshire Chronicle

Woman jailed over blackmail plot

Debbie Vincent, 52, an animal rights activist, was found guilty of being involved in a conspiracy to blackmail a major animal testing company A former soldier who underwent a sex change has been jailed for six years for her part in a conspiracy to blackmail an animal testing company through a campaign of terror which involved the use of improvised ... (more)

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Related Topix: Animal Rights, Criminal Defense Law

3 hrs ago | Reuters

California city ex-manager gets 12 years in prison for corruption

The former city administrator of Bell, California, who became a symbol of local government corruption when news surfaced of his annual salary of about $800,000, was sentenced on Wednesday to 12 years in prison, officials said.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Albany Times Union

This Feb. 9, 2013 file surveillance photo provided by the FBI shows 73-year-old Walter Unbehaun, an ex-convict from Rock Hill., S.C., during a bank robbery in Niles, Ill.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

2 charged in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

Two more people were charged in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father, bringing the number to at least eight people who authorities say were involved in the elaborate plot.

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Related Topix: Wake Forest, NC, Criminal Defense Law, Wake County, NC, Prison

Boston Herald

Gov. Patrick: Appeal of Zohydro ruling unlikely

Gov. Deval Patrick is leaning against any further court action on the state's bid to ban the powerful new painkiller Zohydro in Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Opinion

WTAX-AM Springfield

New poll shows Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare

Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after the White House announced that more people than expected had signed up for the "Obamacare" health plan.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Condemned killer of 3 in Corpus Christi set to die

Attorneys for a convicted killer of three members of a Corpus Christi family say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to delay his scheduled execution in Huntsville.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, US Supreme Court, US News

National Public Radio

New York Police End Muslim Surveillance Program

The New York Police Department said Tuesday it has disbanded a special unit whose efforts to try to detect terror threats in Muslim communities through secret surveillance sparked outrage.

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Seattle Times

'Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty in corruption case

Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, a central figure in a sweeping San Francisco organized crime and public corruption case, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to money laundering and other charges related to the investigation.

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Related Topix: Chinatown (San Francisco, CA), Criminal Defense Law, California

Tue Apr 15, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Cold case closed: Missing girls died in car accident

Authorities announced Tuesday that the skeletal remains found inside a car last September belonged to two teens who had been missing for 40 years and that they had died in a car crash.

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Related Topix: Elk Point, SD, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, State Prisons

WMDT

Mother says police failed to track sex offenders

GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first place.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Anaheim, CA, Criminal Defense Law

KTVU Oakland

Final deadline arrives for Covered California sign-up

It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Medicaid

CBS Local

Obama Commutes Texas Prisoner Sentence Made Longer By Typo

The error was made in a report used to sentence convicted drug dealer Ceasar Cantu of Katy, Texas, and resulted in 3 1/2 extra years being added to his prison term.

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Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Katy, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Federal Prisons

National Public Radio

Court Upholds EPA Emission Standards

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

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

Banburycake.co.uk

Lib Dems 'unaware of Smith abuse'

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has again insisted the Liberal Democrats had no knowledge of the child abuse scandal involving the party's former MP Sir Cyril Smith.

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EDGE

Better Living Through Chemistry

There are modern movies that acknowledge our misty-eyed nostalgia for the small-town America of the 1950s and smartly skewer it ... and then there are movies that take a blind leap in the general direction of the golden age America knew six decades ago, and end of skewering nothing but themselves.

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Related Topix: Horror Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, The Fly, Drama Movies, Science Fiction Movies, David Cronenberg, Criminal Defense Law

Bellingham Herald

Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

In this May 31, 2013, photo, acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin, center, accompanied by Acting Labor Secretary Seth D. Harris, left, and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, speaks during a news conference about Social Security and Medicare in Washington.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Healthcare Law, Medicare, Health, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Boston Herald

Disgraced former city manager gets prison

The disgraced former city manager who became the face of a multimillion dollar corruption scandal in the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell was sentenced in federal court Monday to 33 months in prison for income tax evasion.

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Ohio.com

Kansas shooting suspect had no record of violence

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.: Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with campaigns steeped in anti-Semitism.

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Kootenay Advertiser

No charges in Prince George sawmill explosion

Crown prosecutors have decided not to lay criminal charges in the April 2012 explosion and fire that killed two workers in Prince George.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Criminal Justice

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