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  • Connecticut home invasion killer seeks new trial

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:31:03 GMT

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — One of two men serving a life sentence in the killing of a woman and her two daughters inside their Connecticut home a decade ago is asking the state's highest court for a new trial.

  • Court considers constitutionality of Ohio execution process

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:37:24 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again.

  • Hearing to begin for prep school grad in sex case

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:07:17 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A hearing is scheduled to begin Tuesday on whether a New Hampshire prep school graduate deserves a new trial on charges he used a computer to lure an underage girl for sex.

  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:19:49 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

  • Judge allows 2nd girl's statements in Slender Man case

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:08:07 GMT

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge has ruled a second Wisconsin girl's statements to police will be admissible at her trial on charges she tried to kill a classmate to please a fictional horror character called Slender Man.

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  • What Medical Evidence Is Used in Car Accident Lawsuits?

    2017-02-17T22:58:45Z

    If you've been injured in a car accident, you'll generally need to prove two main elements to win a lawsuit for damages: that the accident was someone else's fault, and that you were injured. Evidence of your physical injuries, as well as the financial costs of medical care and lost......

  • Surgeon's Hands Are 'Deadly Weapon' in Felony Conviction

    2017-02-17T22:57:29Z

    Under normal circumstances, referring to a doctor's hands and surgical instruments as "deadly weapons" would sound like over-the-top hyperbole. But Christopher Duntsch is no normal surgeon. Nicknamed "Dr. Death," and referred to by colleagues as a "sociopath," the "worst surgeon I've ever seen," and "a clear and present danger to......

  • Got a Gun? Florida Physicians Allowed to Ask About Firearms, Again.

    2017-02-17T18:57:51Z

    Your doctor will want to ask a lot of questions in order to get a complete picture of your medical history and potential health risks. Any family history of heart disease? Do you smoke or drink? Any allergies to medication? Do you have any guns in the house? That last......

  • Police Sued for Taking DNA Swabs From Minors

    2017-02-17T18:57:11Z

    Taking a DNA sample from a criminal suspect, after arrest or as part of an investigation, is pretty standard (and legal) stuff by now. But what about forcing someone who isn't a suspect to submit to a DNA swab in order to be released from police custody? And forcing minors......

  • Can Your Business Monitor Employees' Movements in the Office?

    2017-02-16T22:57:09Z

    Email. Social media. Even personal cell phones. There is a lot of employee activity that employers my legally monitor. But what about their actual movements throughout the office? Most employers can install and run video surveillance in the office, but that's yesterday's technology. Nowadays, bosses have employee badges fitted with......

Supreme Court News

  • Trump marks his first month with tweets, turmoil

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:25:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump's White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles of plywood and cables are heaped on the ground inside crooked lines of metal fencing.

  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:01:14 GMT

    Today in History

  • Norma McCorvey, at center of landmark abortion ruling, dies

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:33:54 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, has died. She was 69.

  • McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:07:36 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She was 69.

  • Legacy of Roe v. Wade endures after death of woman who sued

    Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:06:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Using the pseudonym "Jane Roe," Norma McCorvey undertook a legal challenge that culminated in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in 1973 that legalized abortion nationwide. McCorvey died Saturday at age 69.

Criminal Law News

  • Police say newly freed gang member killed California officer

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:21:18 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whittier police thought they were helping a driver after a car crash.

  • Connecticut home invasion killer seeks new trial

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:31:03 GMT

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — One of two men serving a life sentence in the killing of a woman and her two daughters inside their Connecticut home a decade ago is asking the state's highest court for a new trial.

  • The Latest: Crowd holds vigil for slain Whittier officer

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:09:23 GMT

    WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two California police officers as they responded to a traffic accident (all times local):

  • Malaysian diplomat says Kim death investigation impartial

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:01:02 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — The investigation into the death of the exiled half-brother of North Korea's ruler is being conducted in an impartial manner, Malaysia's ambassador to Pyongyang said Tuesday, rejecting accusations from the North that the probe was politically tinged.

  • School district teams with Sandy Hook mom to teach empathy

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:42:40 GMT

    NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Nelba Marquez-Greene believes the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which killed her 6-year-old daughter, could have been avoided if more had been done years earlier to address the social isolation and mental health problems of the shooter, Adam Lanza.

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