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8 min ago | Windsor Beacon

Colleges under fire for handling of sexual assault cases

Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino were not satisfied with changing only how their school handled sexual assaults.


Related Topix: Law, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Missouri, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

8 min ago | CBS Local

Call Failed: Push For Smartphone Kill Switch In California Falls 2 Votes Short Of Majority

A bill that would force electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones narrowly failed in the state Senate on Thursday but could be revived later this spring.


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

3 hrs ago | ABC News

Criminal Probe Into NYC Heiress' Life Is Over

During a years-long court fight over an idiosyncratic copper heiress' $300 million estate, a New York criminal investigation quietly examined how she and her finances were being looked after, though no one was ever charged.


Related Topix: Law, Las Vegas, NV

4 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Ex-Soldier Convicted In Daughter's Beating Death

A federal jury on Thursday convicted a former Hawaii soldier of murder in the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter.


Related Topix: Law

6 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Fake mayoral Twitter account yields no charges

This Tuesday, April 22, 2014 photo shows Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis speaking at a City Council meeting in Peoria, Ill.


Related Topix: Peoria, IL, Pop/Rock, Fake?, Law, Drugs

10 hrs ago | KLAL-FM Little Rock

Ex-KKK Leader Was Given a New Identity Years Before Kansas Shooting

Frazier Glenn Cross, the man accused of murder in the shootings of three people outside Jewish facilities in Kansas last week was, for all practical purposes, born at the age of 49. The federal government gave him that name when he was released from prison in 1990, along with a new social security number and a new place to live, not far from the ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Social Security, Personal Finance, Sioux City, IA, Law

14 hrs ago | WMBF

SC Bar fights back against RGA's attack ad

An ad attacking Democratic Sen. Vincent Sheheen's work as a defense attorney has prompted the South Carolina Bar Association to fight back against what it calls an unfair smear of the legal profession that should have no place in the governor's race.


Related Topix: Law

18 hrs ago | Maldonandburnham Standard

Police failed too many victims of abuse...we had to change

I WALKED into a door. I was playing netball and a ball hit me in the face. She hit me first and I was just protecting myself.


Related Topix: Law, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

David Pedersen pleads guilty in NW killing rampage

A white supremacist whose Pacific Northwest crime rampage claimed four lives in 2011 pleaded guilty to federal charges Wednesday as part of a plea agreement that netted lighter punishments for two accomplices.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Law, Eureka, CA


More drug offenders eligible for clemency

More federal prisoners serving sentences for non-violent crimes can apply for clemency after the Justice Department announced new rules Wednesday.


Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Law, Eric Holder, Prison

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Limited restitution for child porn victims

The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it somewhat easier for victims of online child porn to recover limited financial restitution from some of those who download their images.


Related Topix: US News, Anthony Kennedy, Law

CBS Local

Judge Denies Mistrial In Fatal Shooting Of 2 Teens

A Minnesota judge has denied another request for a mistrial in the case of a homeowner who killed two teens who entered his home .


Related Topix: Law, Weird

WSET-TV Lynchburg

9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

The Supreme Court has thrown out a nearly $3.4 million judgment against a man convicted of possessing two pornographic images of a child that have been seen by thousands of online viewers.


Related Topix: Law, North Carolina


More drug offenders can get clemency

Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced that the department would broaden the criteria for clemency, a move that is expected to lead to thousands of prisoners filing applications to President Barack Obama seeking to commute their sentences.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Law, Federal Prisons, Prison

KCRA-TV Sacramento

GM accused of hiding ignition flaws in 2009 bankruptcy

Lawyers pressing cases against General Motors say the automaker concealed the controversial ignition defect when it "took billions of dollars in taxpayer money" during its government-sponsored bankruptcy in 2009.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Law, Autos

Tue Apr 22, 2014

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, Law

O-R Online

Ohio law criticized by high court

Justices expressed those concerns early and often Tuesday during arguments in a case challenging an Ohio law that bars people from recklessly making false statements about candidates seeking elective office.


Related Topix: Law, Healthcare Law, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Driehaus, Democrat, Ohio, Stephen Breyer

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, Law, Montgomery County, PA, Philadelphia, PA

The Daily News Journal

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: Law, Wake County, NC

New York Daily News

Albuquerque police shoot, kill woman suspected of stealing truck

A 19-year-old woman suspected of stealing a truck was shot and killed during a chase with Albuquerque police, authorities said.


Related Topix: Law