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  • Judge says police murder retrial on course for May 25 start

    Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:37:13 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge says the retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer in the death of an unarmed black man is on course to begin May 25.

  • Flight attendant charged in fake bomb threat signs plea deal

    Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:31:15 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A flight attendant accused of making bogus bomb threats on two Skywest flights in 2015 has signed a plea deal to avoid trial, but that could send him to prison for decades.

  • Uncle of boy killed over missing birthday cake gets 10 years

    Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:30:13 GMT

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The uncle of a 9-year-old boy who was fatally beaten over a missing piece of birthday cake has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for handcuffing him to a chair and watching the mother's boyfriend pummel the boy senseless.

  • Attorneys: 5 automakers knew Takata air bags were dangerous

    Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:26:42 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Attorneys for people suing air bag maker Takata and five automakers say the car companies knew that Takata's products were dangerous yet continued to use them for years because they were inexpensive.

  • Supreme Court to hear appeal from Georgia death row inmate

    Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:21:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear an appeal from a Georgia death row inmate who says lower courts failed to look at lengthy, detailed rulings in his case when turning away a challenge to his sentence.

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  • What Is Freedom of the Press?

    2017-02-24T23:00:04Z

    The First Amendment states plainly that "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." But without more details, that leaves a lot of scenarios unaccounted for. Does the press have unfettered access to anywhere or anyone? How do we define who "the press"......

  • Federal Judge Stops Texas From Blocking Medicaid Funding for Planned Parenthood

    2017-02-24T22:58:52Z

    Although Planned Parenthood is no stranger to controversy, their 30 health centers in the Texas are likely breathing a collective sigh of relief this week, as are the individuals they serve. A federal judge put a temporary halt to the Medicaid funding termination notice issued to Texas Planned Parenthood,......

  • Sports Injury Lawsuits for Pain Medication Liability

    2017-02-24T22:56:35Z

    The prescription painkiller epidemic has led to more medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors for negligently prescribing pain medication. Those claims have begun to bleed into sports as well, with hundreds of former NFL players accusing the league and team doctors of illegally providing painkilling drugs to players and encouraging them......

  • 'Anonymous' Messaging Apps Not Anonymous: Threats Will Get You Arrested

    2017-02-24T21:00:00Z

    No, you cannot make threats online, and threats in games are not fine. You can't threaten presidents on Twitter, and Snapchat threats aren't any fitter. Your Facebook threats are not low-key, even if they're done with emojis. Feds do not care if on "anonymous" apps you made it -- a......

  • Top 10 Tax Law Questions

    2017-02-24T17:59:11Z

    If Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, Tax Season is the most less-wonderful and slightly stressful time of the year. And unless you've got a big return coming, you're probably delaying your tax filing as long as possible. But there can be some advantages to procrastination --......

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  • Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for Germans

    Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:31:45 GMT

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian police say it is not clear if a ransom was paid for the release of two German archaeologists freed by their kidnappers over the weekend.

  • Flight attendant charged in fake bomb threat signs plea deal

    Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:31:15 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A flight attendant accused of making bogus bomb threats on two Skywest flights in 2015 has signed a plea deal to avoid trial, but that could send him to prison for decades.

  • Uncle of boy killed over missing birthday cake gets 10 years

    Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:30:13 GMT

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The uncle of a 9-year-old boy who was fatally beaten over a missing piece of birthday cake has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for handcuffing him to a chair and watching the mother's boyfriend pummel the boy senseless.

  • Philippine militants release video of German's beheading

    Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:27:03 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines released a video showing the beheading of a German hostage in the first sign the brutal Filipino militants carried out a threat to kill him after a ransom deadline lapsed over the weekend.

  • Minnesota cop pleads not guilty in Philando Castile shooting

    Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:21:27 GMT

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota police officer has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the July shooting death of a black man.

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