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3 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

Cleanup area extends nearly 2 miles after ND spill

A Wyoming man who paid $1 million to sponsor a search for Amelia Earhart's missing airplane is asking a federal judge not to dismiss his fraud lawsuit against expedition organizers.


Related Topix: Law, Boat Disaster

5 hrs ago | WVEC-TV Norfolk

No charges for officers in shooting near Capitol

Officers who fatally shot an unarmed Connecticut woman after a high-speed car chase from the White House to the Capitol last fall will not face criminal charges, the Justice Department said Thursday.


Related Topix: Stamford, CT, Law

8 hrs ago |

Ex-officer sentenced to 18 months in ATV crash

The judge said Derick Kuilan's actions showed wanton disregard for other's safety.


Related Topix: Law

12 hrs ago | The State

Justices: Prosecutor can investigate House speaker

The ruling overturned a lower court's decision earlier this year to halt the prosecutor's investigation.


Related Topix: Law

16 hrs ago | Centre Daily Times

Survey of U.S. colleges and universities finds many problems in how...

Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri releases results from her survey of colleges and universities on sexual assault, July 9, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Many colleges and universities are failing to comply with the law and follow best practices for how to handle student sexual assaults, according to the results released Wednesday from an in-depth ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Law

20 hrs ago | USA Today

Report: ATF can't fully track some gun probes

The nation's gun enforcement agency lacks the capacity to track the outcomes of thousands of investigations into those who improperly purchased firearms, a government review concluded.


Related Topix: US News, ATF, Law

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WEAU-TV Eau Claire

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds hearsay law

Hearsay is testimony that quotes someone who isn't available to testify. Such testimony was generally barred at preliminary hearings until 2012.


Related Topix: Law, Walworth County, WI, Kenosha, WI

The Tribune

New York police see risks with drones' popularity

One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week.


Related Topix: Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Law

ABC News

GOP Lawmakers Try to Ease New Curbs on Ivory Sales

Republicans in the House want to hold up new federal rules intended to crack down on ivory sales because it is becoming more difficult for owners of musical instruments, antiques and guns made with ivory to trade in such items.


Related Topix: Law

National Public Radio

Suitcase Bodies Suspect Dodged Discipline As Cop

The suspect in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases dumped along a rural Wisconsin highway resigned his job as a police officer to avoid discipline amid allegations of stalking, lying and abuse of power, according to personnel records released Wednesday.


Related Topix: West Allis, WI, Law

96-5 KISS FM Cleveland, OH

Justin Bieber Charged With Misdemeanor Vandalism In Egging Case

Justin Bieber will be charged Wednesday with misdemeanor vandalism for egging his neighbors house, reports TMZ.


Related Topix: Law

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Protest erupts after deputy cleared in boy's death

This Nov. 4, 2013 file photo shows Rodrigo Lopez, left, and Sujay Cruz, parents of Andy Lopez, as they walk to a news conference in San Francisco.


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

Convicted ex-New Orleans mayor to be sentenced

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin - who swept into office on promises of reform but saw the city crumble under the weight of Hurricane Katrina and his own corruption investigation - will learn Wednesday how much time he will serve for convictions of bribery, money laundering and other crimes.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Law

Congleton Guardian

Police chief facing safety charge

A chief constable will appear in court today accused of health and safety breaches after a man was shot dead by one of his officers.


Related Topix: Law, World News, United Kingdom,

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Island Packet

Judge fulfills 20-year sentencing deal for stepmom

Though the agreement with Delilah Williams seemed distasteful and "difficult to swallow," U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright said it was necessary in prosecuting a murder case against her husband, Naeem Williams, who prosecutors said delivered the punch that killed his daughter Talia on July 16, 2005.


Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty, Law

KNUS-AM Aurora

US workers encountered man left in cell for days

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs, UC San Diego, Law

The Jackson Sun

Judge halts mental exam in 'Slender Man' Wisconsin stabbing case

A judge on Tuesday halted his previous order that one of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to curry favor with a fictional character undergo an insanity exam.


Related Topix: Law, Waukesha County, WI

The Wichita Eagle

Missouri lawyer pleads guilty to bank robbery

Warren Gladders of Wentzville pleaded guilty to five felony charges in Warren County Circuit Court in the September 2013 armed robbery at the First Bank of Marthasville.


Related Topix: Law, Missouri, Creve Coeur, MO, Weldon Spring, MO

WALB-TV Albany

Alaska man gets 4 life terms in Coast Guard deaths

A 63-year-old Alaska man has been sentenced to four consecutive life terms after being convicted in the shooting deaths of two co-workers at a Coast Guard communications station on Alaska's Kodiak Island.


Related Topix: Prison, Violent Crime, Law, Vergennes, VT

National Public Radio

Oregon Man Impersonates Deputy While On Test Drive

An Oregon man impersonated a sheriff's deputy while taking an SUV for a test drive and pulled over a motorcyclist, authorities said.


Related Topix: Oregon, Law