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Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power.


Related Topix: The Perrys, Gospel, Rick Perry, US Governors, Law, Travis County, TX

Sun Aug 31, 2014


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, Law


Some Iowa driving instructors have criminal record

At least 10 driving instructors licensed in Iowa have criminal records or driving infractions in their past, but they've been allowed to keep working with teens because of a forgiving state law.


Related Topix: Iowa, Law


Authorities identify child killed outside Fulton

Authorities have released the name of a 6-year-old Missouri boy who was found shot to death in his babysitter's bedroom.


Related Topix: Law, Callaway County, MO

The Bennington Banner

Mom charged in girl's death could get trust fund

A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care could inherit nearly $1 million from the girl's trust fund - even if she's convicted.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Law, Westchester County, NY, Yonkers, NY, Dutchess County, NY

Charlie Shrem to plead guilty on charges due to Bitcoin transactions

New Yourk, NY, United States - Renowned Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem was able to hammer out a plea agreement as to his actuations on the use of the virtual currency on the illicit online marketplace called Silk Road.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin, Prison, Law

Bucks school's apology shocks alumni

In a letter mailed to alumni and posted on its website , the Solebury School for the first time acknowledged and apologized for sexual abuse of former students at the hands of faculty from the 1950s to the 1970s.


Related Topix: Bucks County, PA, Solebury, PA, Law, Sex Scandal, Pennsylvania State University

Sat Aug 30, 2014

North Coast Journal Weekly Politics

Accused HSU Lecturer Released After Child Porn Arrest

A Humboldt State University lecturer posted bail and was released from custody hours after his arrest on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography Friday.


Related Topix: Humboldt County, CA, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Arcata, CA, Law

Portland Tribune

Gresham men, Washington woman face federal child porn, abuse charges

A 35-year-old Gresham man, his girlfriend and father have each been charged with federal offenses related to child pornography.


Related Topix: Washington, Washington Government, Law

KURB-FM Little Rock

"Sister Wives" Star Wins Case Against Polygamy Ban

Kody Brown, 44, and his four sister wives -- Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn -- can now have a legal marriage in their home state of Utah.


Related Topix: Sister Wives, Entertainment, Television, Law

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Lego Fingerprints Helped Solve Cold Case Murder

Fingerprints found on Lego building blocks helped police crack a 23-year-old cold case murder mystery in Utah, authorities said.


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

Brandon Sun

Man convicted in shooting deaths of four Alberta Mounties in 2005 arrested

One of two men convicted in the shooting deaths of four Alberta Mounties in 2005 has been arrested and charged with a crime.


Related Topix: Law

KABC-AM Los Angeles

USC Football Player Advised by Lawyer to Stop Talking to Police

The lawyer for Josh Shaw, the USC football captain suspended for lying about how he injured himself, has advised Shaw to stop talking to police investigators, he told ABC News Friday.


Related Topix: Law


Arguments wrap in trial of former Va. Gov. McDonnell

Closing arguments concluded Friday in the trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.


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

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Chief in $800M fraud gets 20 years prison

The man who masterminded an $800 million insurance scam that fleeced tens of thousands of investors in one of Florida's all-time largest fraud schemes was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.


Related Topix: Law, Bernie Madoff

The Fresno Bee

Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban

Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper issued the ruling after extensive arguments over whether Initiative 502, the voter-approved state law that legalizes adults' recreational use of marijuana, left any room for such local bans.


Related Topix: Washington, Law, Tacoma, WA, Fife, WA

Brandon Sun

Man who dismembered ex-girlfriend should serve 20 years without parole: Crown

Prosecutors say a man convicted of killing and dismembering his ex-girlfriend should have to spend 20 years in prison before he can apply for parole.


Related Topix: Law

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Fort Mill woman says boyfriend hit her with watermelon

A Fort Mill man has been charged with criminal domestic violence after his girlfriend said he hit her with a watermelon Fort Mill woman says boyfriend hit her with watermelon A Fort Mill man has been charged with criminal domestic violence after his girlfriend said he hit her with a watermelon Check out this story on ... (more)


Related Topix: Fort Mill, SC, Law


Public cannot see extensive license plate database kept by LAPD, LASD, judge rules

LOS ANGELES >> A superior court judge blocked the release of a law enforcement database containing millions of Angelenos' license plates this week as the information could allow stalkers and criminals to track victims and police patrols, according to his ruling.


Related Topix: Law, Los Angeles County, CA, ACLU

New York Daily News

Minimum 17-year sentence sought for Detroit man who fatally shot Renisha McBride

Prosecutors are recommending at least 17 years in prison for a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch, while his lawyer is urging a judge to go as low as six years.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Law, Dearborn Heights, MI