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U.S., Europe hit Russia with new sanctions

The new sanctions may target large sectors of the Russian economy, such as energy and finance.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Daily World

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: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Battle Creek, MI, Federal Prisons, Calhoun County, MI


House panel condemns Obama for Bergdahl prisoner swap

A bitterly divided House panel on Tuesday voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt.


Related Topix: Guantanamo Bay, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, World News, Asia, Afghanistan

The Island Packet

Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

Yet most Americans now say U.S. law should be changed so they can be sent home quickly, without a deportation hearing.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Family, Kids, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Barack Obama

More maggots found in Aramark prison food

Officials have discarded more than 4,000 pounds of potatoes at Alger Correctional Facility in Michigan's Upper Peninsula after maggots were found in a shipment from a food supplier.


Related Topix: Michigan, US Governors, Rick Snyder

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Man pleads guilty to killing puppy in front of his daughter

A San Francisco Bay area man accused of torturing and killing a puppy in front of his 4-year-old daughter has pleaded no contest to felony animal cruelty and misdemeanor child endangerment charges.


Related Topix: State Prisons, San Mateo County, CA

Daily World

New York knows where your license plate goes

Traffic heads east on Interstate 490 near Alexander Street in Rochester. Anytime you are on the road, therea?'s a chance the license plate on your vehicle could be photographed and saved in a police database.


Related Topix: New York, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Conn. man cleared in killing seeks compensation

A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he did not commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated.


Related Topix: Connecticut, Connecticut Government

Post and Courier

North Augusta mom's arrest sparks child care debate

Plenty of working parents can relate to the dilemma Debra Harrell faced when her 9-year-old daughter asked to play unsupervised in a park this summer.


Related Topix: North Augusta, SC, Family, Kids


Wade Cole Dickinson, Arizona inmate, climbed basketball hoop in jailbreak, report says

A physically fit inmate who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and breaking it apart, according to an investigative report released Monday.


Related Topix: State Prisons, Yavapai County, AZ, Camp Verde, AZ

The Town Talk

Brown takes dig at Perry's Texas guard plan

California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Rick Perry

Man climbed atop basketball hoop in jail escape

A man who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and pulling it apart.


Related Topix: Yavapai County, AZ, State Prisons

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

In one of the biggest such cases ever, the Permanent Court for Arbitration in the Hague, Netherlands, determined Russia was not acting in good faith to collect taxes when it leveled massive claims against Yukos in 2003, even though some of the company's tax arrangements might have been questionable.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Vladimir Putin

Deseret News

Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

Self-proclamed Donetsk People's Republic policemen search a minivan near Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine on Monday, July 28, 2014.


Related Topix: World News, Ukraine

Windsor Beacon

Obama to dedicate fellowship program to Nelson Mandela

President Obama is re-naming an African fellowship program in honor of the late South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela.


Related Topix: Mandela, Drama Movies, South Africa, Africa, World News

Sun Jul 27, 2014

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight Monday morning.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Hamas (Palestine), Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Palestinian Territories

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Aruba to release Venezuelan diplomat sought by US

A former Venezuelan general detained in Aruba on U.S. drug charges will be released by the Dutch Caribbean island and sent home, authorities said Sunday.


Related Topix: World News, Aruba, Central America, Drugs, Venezuela,

Vancouver Sun

Prison service to test electronic monitoring devices on high-risk inmates

High-risk offenders in Ontario and Quebec are among the inmates slated to take part in a federal prison service pilot project to test the effectiveness of electronic monitoring devices.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Prisons, Federal Transfer Center, Oklahoma City

The Jackson Sun

FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues Company accused of knowingly shipping drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions Check out this story on In this 2005 file photo, a FedEx delivery truck leaves a FedEx ... (more)


Related Topix: Transportation, FedEx, Air Courier, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News