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1 hr ago | KCBD-TV Lubbock

Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9

Attorneys asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the scheduled Wednesday evening execution of a Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago. Lisa Coleman, 38, would be the ninth convicted killer and second woman to receive lethal injection in Texas this year.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Texas, Law, US News, US Supreme Court, Death Penalty

2 hrs ago | Borehamwood and Elstree Times

Max Clifford was convicted of eight counts of indecent assault carried out between 1977 and 1984

Disgraced PR guru Max Clifford has launched an appeal against his eight-year prison sentence for a string of indecent assaults on four women. The 71-year-old fell from grace after decades influencing the media when he was convicted of eight counts of the crime, carried out between 1977 and 1984, in May. A spokesman for the Judicial Office said Clifford was appealing against the length of his imprisonment which would be heard at the Court of Appeal in London on October 9. Passing sentence at Southwark Crown Court in May, Judge Anthony Leonard told Clifford his personality and position in the public eye were the reasons his crimes were not revealed earlier.


5 hrs ago | Yahoo!

What is about North Korea that's so attractive to Americans?

One shouted about God's love as he crossed a frozen river, clutching a Bible. Another swam, drunk and naked.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, South Korea, Kim Jong Un,

9 hrs ago | Paradise Post

China police formally arrest Chan son in drug case

Police in Beijing have formally arrested the son of Hong Kong martial arts film star Jackie Chan on suspicion of allowing other people to consume drugs, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of three years' imprisonment, prosecutors said Wednesday. The Dongcheng District prosecutor's office said it had given approval for the formal arrest of actor Jaycee Chan following a request from police a week earlier.


Related Topix: Drugs, Jaycee Chan

9 hrs ago | Olney Enterprise

Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy

A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows. Three-fourths of African-American news consumers and two-thirds of Hispanics have doubts about what mainstream media report about their communities, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Media Insight Project.


11 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Woman faces sentencing for buying killer his guns

Federal prosecutors are seeking an extra-long sentence for a woman who bought the guns used by her former neighbor to kill two upstate New York firefighters on Christmas Eve. The U.S. Attorney's Office is asking for a 10-year sentence Wednesday for Dawn Nguyen , who's already in state prison for up to four years on related charges.


Related Topix: State Prisons

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

LA County deputy convicted in corruption case

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was convicted Tuesday of trying to block a federal investigation of allegations of inmate abuse at county jails. James Sexton was found guilty of federal charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice.


Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KWWL-TV Waterloo

New Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes

10, 2014, photo shows burned-out lights in the illuminated facade of Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. . This Sept.


Related Topix: Atlantic City, NJ

WLNE-TV Providence

Russian billionaire placed under house arrest

When Trump Plaza opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation. Donald Trump says he will take a serious look at taking back control of the Atlantic City casino company that bears his name The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Donald Trump

Aramark prison worker arrested in drug smuggling

Authorities say a food worker at a Michigan prison has been arrested in connection to smuggling drugs after five St. Louis Correctional Facility inmates were found with heroin, cocaine, marijuana and tobacco. A Corrections Department spokesman confirmed the arrest Monday to the Detroit Free Press .


Related Topix: Drugs, State Prisons, St. Louis Correctional Facility


Cuomo, Christie discuss the region's terror threat

Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures. A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people,... Burger King wants to dismiss a lawsuit alleging there were needles in a sandwich after the former soldier who made the claim didn't attend a settlement conference.


Related Topix: New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, New York Government

The Lebanon Daily News

Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq. The 30-year-old Kurd, who fled from Iran with his older brother in 1991, says he feels a moral duty to help the Peshmerga, the armed forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government, to fight the "psychopaths" of the Islamic State group.


Related Topix: Terrorism, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

KTUC-AM Tucson

FBI Announces Facial Recognition Program Is 'Operational'

The FBI announced on Monday that it has declared its Next Generation Identification System, for facial recognition, fully operational. The NGI System was designed in the hopes of expanding the FBI's "biometric identification capabilities."


Mon Sep 15, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Back to school - even in Texas immigration prison

Karnes City, Texas a In one classroom monitored by security cameras, third- and fourth-graders read in Spanish from a short story about mice. On an artificial turf soccer field in the courtyard, seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders play a raucous kickball game - ignoring the high walls and surrounding 15-foot gate.


Related Topix: Karnes City, TX, Education Etc.

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Police: Rifle used to ambush Pennsylvania troopers

14, 2014, in Blooming Grove Township, Pa. The convicted killer of three students who briefly escaped from an Ohio prison last week had a pitchfork when he was captured, the state patrol said Monday.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, York, PA, United Kingdom


Escaped school shooter had pitchfork, patrol says

This photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows Lindsey Bruce. . Warden Kevin Jones speaks to reporters while a manhunt was underway for escaped prisoners from Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution on Friday, Sept.


Related Topix: Ohio, Lima, OH


Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

15, 2014. Graphic shows possible coalition support in the fight against the Islamic State and UPDATES with commitments from Germany, England and Australia; 4c x 4 1/2 inches; 195.7 mm x 114 mm; WASHINGTON - Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism.


Related Topix: World News, Qatar, Middle East, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Nanaimo Daily News

Court postpones imprisonment of former Israeli leader Olmert, pending appeal

Israel's Supreme Court on Monday postponed the start of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's prison sentence pending appeal on his conviction on corruption charges. Court spokeswoman Shirli Koren said the decision allows Olmert, who served as prime minister from 2006 to 2009, to remain free until a ruling on his appeal is made.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Ehud Olmert


NY man who ran down jogger back in jail for drugs

A 32-year-old northern New York man who served prison time for driving drunk and hitting and killing a 20-year-old jogger is back behind bars. Steven Baker of West Chazy pleaded guilty last month in Clinton County Court to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance and was sentenced to seven years in prison and three years of post-release supervision.


Related Topix: Chazy, NY, Downstate Correctional Facility, State Prisons

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Women's prison oversight, new position meant to improve safety

An Alabama Department of Corrections veteran says she's using her position as deputy commissioner of women's services to improve worker education and inmate safety in women's prisons. The Montgomery Advertiser reports the state Department of Corrections appointed Wendy Williams to serve as a deputy commissioner in April.


Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, State Prisons, Tutwiler Prison for Women