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22 min ago | 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.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Environmental Law

2 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Employment / Labor Law, Captain Cook, HI

6 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Mary Fallin, US Governors

8 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Entertainment

12 hrs ago | 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.


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

17 hrs ago | 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.


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

21 hrs ago | 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.


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.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

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.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law


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.


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

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.


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

The Globe and Mail

Hate-crime convictions in hair-cutting attacks on Amish overturned

In this Oct. 10, 2011 file photo, Sam Mullet stands in front of his Bergholz, Ohio, home.


Related Topix: Religion, Amish, Criminal Defense Law, Bergholz, OH, Associated Press, US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals


3 ways insurers can still avoid covering the sick

5, 2013 file photo, an infusion drug to treat cancer is administered to a patient via intravenous drip at a cancer center hospital in Durham, N.C. Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the sickest and costliest patients from ... (more)


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

WGY-AM Albany

Dumb Dumb Criminal; Cops Arrest Fugitive Thanks to Ice Bucket Challenge Video

In the grand tradition of those sought by the law making ill-advised Facebook posts comes this arrest from Omaha featuring, of course, an ice bucket challenge.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

NY investor firm exec charged with insider trading

The director of market intelligence at an investor relations firm was arrested on insider trading charges Tuesday and accused of using drafts of press releases to illegally earn more than a half-million dollars.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Ex-federal official convicted in child porn case

A federal jury in Omaha has convicted a former acting director of cyber security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of several child pornography counts.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Germantown, MD

Cybercast News Service

Police: Plane stowaway arrested at Phoenix airport

A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket and sentenced to jail for returning to a Los Angeles airport in violation of her probation was arrested Tuesday after being recognized loitering at a Phoenix airport, police said.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Lynwood, CA

The Washington Post

Kentucky leader pleads guilty in kickbacks scheme

Circular saws squealed and construction workers hammered away on buildings, part of this Appalachian area's painstaking recovery from a deadly 2012 tornado.


Related Topix: Kentucky Government, Kentucky, Criminal Defense Law, US Politics, US News

Fox News

Doctor describes girl's injuries after abducted from kindergarten class, sexually assaulted

A child-abuse expert has testified about the severe injuries a 5-year-old girl suffered after she was abducted from her Philadelphia classroom and sexually assaulted.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)