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Local authorities, feds at odds over immigrant detainees

As lawmakers on Capitol Hill search for a solution to the immigration crisis, an increasing number of local governments are saying enforcing federal immigration policies isn't their job.


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Thu Jul 31, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

US prosecutor warns Cuomo over corruption probe

A criminal defense attorney says he's been retained by the office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a federal prosecutor threatens to widen an investigation into the Democratic governor's handling of an anti-corruption commission.


Related Topix: Law, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors


More than 3,300 US inmates have sought clemency

More than 3,300 federal inmates have applied to have their prison sentences cut short in the months since the Justice Department rolled out a new clemency initiative, according to data provided to The Associated Press.


Related Topix: Drugs, Law

CIA improperly accessed Senate computers, agency finds

Findings of the investigation by the CIA Inspector General’s Office “include a judgment that some CIA employees acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding reached between SSCI and the CIA in 2009,” CIA spokesman Dean Boyd said in a statement.


Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Evan Bayh, Law

Pitcher arraigned on sexual assault charges

A not-guilty plea was entered Thursday for Reed, who appeared in court via video on two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.


Related Topix: Law

San Mateo Daily Journal

Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty to racketeering

A man prosecutors accuse of heading a crime syndicate based in San Francisco's Chinatown pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a new charge of racketeering.


Related Topix: Prison, Law, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Lancaster and MoreCambe Citizen

Tag bid to cut alcohol-linked crime

People who repeatedly commit alcohol-related crime will be forced to wear ankle tags that monitor if they are still drinking, under a year-long pilot scheme.


Related Topix: Law

Brandon Sun

Archbishop in Minnesota says he doesn't think he mismanaged sex abuse scandal, won't resign

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he won't resign, despite criticism that he and other local Roman Catholic Church leaders concealed allegations about abusive priests, and he again dismissed allegations of sexual misconduct of his own.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Law

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Seattle police: 1 officer issued most pot tickets

Police say a suspect arrested in a deadly Las Vegas home invasion told them she fought off a woman with a screwdriver to help her partner in crime as he struggled with and fatally shot the woman's husband.


Related Topix: Law, Marijuana, UC Los Angeles

Foster parent charged with murder in hot car death

Seth M. Jackson made his first court appearance Wednesday to hear the charges against him.


Related Topix: Law, Sedgwick County, KS

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Police: Teen raped at Keith Urban show

A teenage girl was raped at the same Keith Urban show where 20 people got so drunk they were hospitalized, police said.


Related Topix: Keith Urban, Country, Mansfield, MA, Law, Entertainment

The News Tribune

Figure in '80s payola probe faces NY gambling case

Now the roller-coaster life of Joe Isgro is taking another plunge, with new charges that he helped run a mob-linked gambling operation.


Related Topix: Law, Mafia

The Intelligencer

Sex Trafficking Bust Rescues 168

When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Law

The Tribune

Bribery case kicks off vs. Utah attorneys general

Two former Utah attorneys general will appear in court on bribery charges Wednesday, kicking off what legal experts say is a complex case that could take years to resolve as lawyers navigate a scandal involving nearly two dozen charges, hundreds of thousands of pages of evidence and some dubious witnesses.


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

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Bellagio robbery suspect is convict from Kansas

A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Kansas Government, Kansas, Law, Mississippi Government, Mississippi

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Woman forgives husband who left son in hot car

A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he's an amazing father and she forgives him.


Related Topix: Law

Windsor Beacon

Ex-Christian radio host guilty in child rape case

Former Christian radio host John Richard Balyo said Tuesday that he and a second man handcuffed a 12-year-old boy to a motel bed, sexually abused him and took nine photos during the April encounter.


Related Topix: Prison, Law, Battle Creek, MI, Federal Prisons, Calhoun County, MI

Times Herald

Porch shooting case hinges on a single witness

Investigators canvassed the area where 19-year-old Renisha McBride was fatally shot, knocking on 80-100 doors trying to gain additional information, but found just one witness.


Related Topix: Law, Wayne County, MI, Detroit, MI

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Grand jury: Western Psych clinic erred in assault reports

Officials at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's psychiatric clinic failed to cooperate with police when notified of patient-on-patient assaults, a grand jury said, finding that they apparently misconstrued state and federal medical privacy laws as limiting how much information they can turn over.


Related Topix: Law, Allegheny County, PA

WAVE-TV Louisville

Trial reveals governor's wife had 'crush' on CEO

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell, center, flanked by daughters Rachel, left, and Cailin, right, heads into the Federal Courthouse in Richmond, Va., Monday, July 28, 2014.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Law, Richmond, VA, Wedding