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1 hr ago | WIS-TV Columbia

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty, Law, US News, US Supreme Court, US Governors, Jan Brewer

2 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

Criminal probe of Cuomo administration urged

Political foes of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Wednesday for prompt criminal investigation of his administration following a news report that his office thwarted attempts by his own special corruption commission to investigate groups with ties to him.


Related Topix: Law, Prison, Andrew Cuomo, Westchester County, NY

5 hrs ago |

Navajo Nation head to meet with mayor on violence

The medical examiner's office has identified the victims as Allison Gorman and Kee Thompson.


Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM, Violent Crime, Law, Bernalillo County, NM

8 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen

Now that Duffy's charged, ethics commissioner should investigate, says Regan

The Liberals called on the federal ethics watchdog to re-open her investigation into the Senate expense scandal on Wednesday, a scenario Mary Dawson's office suggested wasn't on the immediate horizon.


Related Topix: Law, Stephen Harper

9 hrs ago | Ayer Public Spirit

Holmes lawyers question firearms analysis

Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shootings are attacking the reliability of firearms analysis, saying it's subjective and lacks statistics to measure its accuracy.


Related Topix: Law, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

11 hrs ago |

Mavericks' Felton pleads guilty in NYC gun case

He took a plea deal that involves admitting a felony but spares him jail. Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted criminal possession of a weapon under an agreement prosecutors outlined last month.


Related Topix: Law

16 hrs ago | KFVS12

Ex-school janitor accused of assaulting students

A former Chicago Public Schools janitor is accused of raping one student and fondling another while working at a South Side high school.


Related Topix: Law

20 hrs ago | News Journal

NYC police express anger at reaction to chokehold death

Members of Internet sites that allow law enforcement to air out issues are expressing outrage and offense over public reaction to last week's death of a New York City man after police administered a chokehold, which is against police department policy.


Related Topix: New York, NY, Michael Bloomberh, Law

Tue Jul 22, 2014

KOLD-TV Tucson

Bond set for mother accused of killing daughter.

Sheriff's deputies arrested an Athens mother for capital murder on Monday after the woman told police she killed her 4-year-old daughter, the day the young girl was supposed to go and sign up for pre-K.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison, Law

Brandon Sun

Effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon qualifies for November ballot

Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use after state elections officials on Tuesday said the measure qualified for the November ballot.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Law, Clatsop County, OR

Homeless slayings underscore dangers on the street

One of the teens charged with beating the men beyond recognition with cinderblocks, bricks and a metal pole told police the trio had attacked more than 50 other homeless people in recent months.


Related Topix: Bernalillo County, NM, Law

To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away juvenile arrests

Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city , Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea -- fighting crime by making it easier for young people to wipe away minor arrest records.


Related Topix: Law, Illinois, Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors


Ray J Norwood charged with sexual battery

Ray J Norwood has been charged with four misdemeanors in a case in which he's accused of grabbing a woman's buttocks, smashing a police car window and spitting on a cop.


Related Topix: Ray J, Black Entertainment, R-N-B, Los Angeles County, CA, Law, Entertainment

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

Witty and eclectic novelist Thomas Berger, who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ... (more)


Related Topix: Law

Northern Michigan News

Montana judge to be censured over rape comments

The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday will publicly reprimand a judge who gave a lenient sentence to a rapist after suggesting the 14-year-old victim shared some of the responsibility for the crime.


Related Topix: Law, Billings, MT, Suicide

The Daily Record

Murder charges filed in California bank robbery

A 19-year-old California man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two alleged accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and running gun battle.


Related Topix: Stockton, CA, Law, San Joaquin County, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Police union: Video shows woman attacked officer

More pictures and video have surfaced showing what happened before a city officer punched a woman at the city's gay pride parade and festival last month, which the city's police union contends show the officer was justified.


Related Topix: Law, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

WQXI-AM Atlanta

Judge likely to release CT results in Kolstad case

A judge likely will allow the attorney for former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson to have access to brain scans of the former football player Nelson is accused of assaulting, after the prosecutor and a lawyer for the victim indicated no opposition to the request Monday.


Related Topix: Law, Mankato, MN, Blue Earth County, MN


$5M bond set for teens in homeless beating deaths

Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque for months, police said Monday.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Law

Cybercast News Service

Friends: Man in NYC chokehold case 'gentle giant'

Eric Garner was a familiar figure on the streets near Staten Island's ferry docks: to his friends, a congenial giant with a generous gesture or a calming word; to police, a persistent face of the small-time crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.


Related Topix: Law