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1 hr ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | Truro Daily News

Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story

In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed to release 60 per cent less carbon than gasoline wouldn't earn a $1 per gallon subsidy.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Environmental Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

15 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

Year after Texas plant blast, no new safety laws

It has been a year since a fire caused a huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that killed 15 people, yet companies in the state can still store hazardous chemicals in flammable wooden containers in buildings without sprinklers and volunteer firefighters like those who rushed into that plant still aren't required to train how to fight such ... (more)


Related Topix: Texas, Train Disaster, Explosion, Environmental Law

18 hrs ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi

Earth Day's beginnings rooted in 1970s activism

U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie , author of the 1970 Clean Air Act, addressed an estimated 40,000 to 60,000 people at Earth Day in Philadelphia.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Environmental Law, Activism, US News, US Politics, Ron Paul, Republican, US House of Representatives, California

22 hrs ago | Marietta Times

Prosecutor agues for mercy for condemned killer

The death sentence of a man scheduled to die next month for killing a Cleveland produce vendor in a three-decade old robbery should be commuted to life without parole, a prosecutor said Monday while arguing the defendant is still guilty of the crime.


Related Topix: Cleveland, OH, Criminal Defense Law, Cuyahoga County, OH

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Court rejects Arizona's appeal in immigration case

In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer speaks at a news conference at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.


Related Topix: US Governors, Immigration Reform, Jan Brewer, Phoenix, AZ, Criminal Defense Law, US News, US Supreme Court, Prison

Brandon Sun

Oklahoma Supreme Court stays execution of 2 death row inmates who challenged execution secrecy

A sharply divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of two death row inmates who have challenged the secrecy surrounding the source of the state's lethal injection drugs.


Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma, Criminal Defense Law, Death Penalty

National Public Radio

Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria For Clemency

The Justice Department is broadening the criteria it will use in evaluating clemency petitions from certain federal prisoners and expects the changes to result in thousands of new applications, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.


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

KWQC-TV Davenport

No contest plea expected in football rape case

A former volunteer coach whose house was the scene of an underage drinking party before the 2012 rape of a girl by two high school football players plans to plead no contest to charges connected to the case, law enforcement officials said Monday.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

Bluffton Today

US marshal shoots defendant in federal court

A U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded a defendant on Monday in a new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City after the man rushed at a witness with a pen, authorities said.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Criminal Defense Law

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

Doctor convicted in outbreak to undergo evaluation

A former Nevada doctor at the center of a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak has been ordered into federal custody for a mental evaluation.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

The federal health care overhaul is providing coverage for millions of Americans, but it has only chipped away at one of its core goals: to sharply reduce the number of people without insurance.


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

ABC News

PG&E Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal Pipeline Blast

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges stemming from alleged safety violations in a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Related Topix: Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, Explosion, Criminal Defense Law, San Francisco, CA

WKYC-TV Cleveland

Sen. Warren willing to take on system

Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke with USA TODAY Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page outside of the Capitol about her new book, the issues she's most focused on and whether she'll run for president.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Scott Brown, Republican, Healthcare Law

Northern Michigan News

GOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregon

The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade.


Related Topix: US News, Gordon Smith, US Politics, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Oregon, Healthcare Law, Barack Obama


New Blood In 2015 Nebraska Legislature Could Revive Dead Issues

Nebraska lawmakers will face many of the same issues in 2015 that they failed to pass this year, but more than one-third of the senators will be new.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Nebraska Government, Nebraska