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  • The Latest: Teens kept in juvenile lockup in girl's shooting

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:31:48 GMT

    LOGAN, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a teenage girl who was shot in the head and left in a ditch in Utah (all times local):

  • Death lawsuit: Jail shower 'seemingly designed' for suicide

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:31:17 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An inmate who hanged himself last March at the new jail in New Orleans had been denied needed mental health treatment and was left alone in a shower "seemingly designed to facilitate suicides," his sister claims in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

  • Federal trial over Michael Brown's death pushed back to 2018

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:30:42 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal lawsuit by Michael Brown's parents over the 2014 police shooting death of their son in Ferguson, Missouri, now won't happen until at least next year, though a judge is giving both sides time to resolve the matter out of court.

  • Lawsuit accuses Milwaukee police of illegal stop-and-frisks

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:28:33 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Police Department is operating a stop-and-frisk program that mostly targets black and Latino residents who are often detained without cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

  • Immigrants change up their routines, brace for arrest

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:23:46 GMT

    In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrants have signed powers of attorney authorizing relatives and friends to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents.

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  • 5 Common Types of Social Media Crime

    2017-02-22T19:06:39Z

    While sitting behind a computer screen is widely regarded as much safer than wandering the streets at night asking people for their opinions in 140 characters or less, computer crimes are becoming increasingly common. Additionally, in recent years, social media sites have even become hotbeds for crime, and police......

  • Will Trump's Immigration Orders Affect H-1B Visas?

    2017-02-22T18:15:52Z

    President Trump has been bullish on immigration reform, even if his efforts thus far have been more reminiscent of a bull in a china shop. After an initial executive order banning refugees and even visa holders from seven majority Muslim countries was blocked by federal courts, Trump is looking to......

  • How to Find Out If Someone You Know Has Been Arrested or Incarcerated

    2017-02-21T23:00:19Z

    It happens everyday. People get arrested and put in jail. Sometimes it’s for something serious and a person will be locked up for months or years. Sometimes it’s only an overnight stay or a few days. But for friends and family of someone who seems to just disappear, if after......

  • Will the Juice Be Let Loose? Nevada Parole Board to Decide

    2017-02-21T22:59:21Z

    O.J. Simpson, once affectionately known as 'Juice' by friends and former-fans worldwide, could soon be a free man. O.J. was convicted nearly a decade ago in a sports memorabilia heist in Las Vegas, where he, along with others, were arrested for the armed robbery of a sports memorabilia dealer.......

  • Rape Victim Defamation Lawsuit Against Bill Cosby Dismissed by Federal Court Judge

    2017-02-21T20:59:35Z

    America's former favorite TV dad's fall from grace has been a harrowing and conflicting experience for longtime fans. In the wake of rape allegations, Cosby's attorney issued numerous statements denying the allegations. One statement, issued in letter form to a news organization, became the basis of a defamation lawsuit......

Supreme Court News

  • High court ruling limits international reach of patent laws

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:49:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with California-based Life Technologies Corp. in a patent infringement case that limits the international reach of U.S. patent laws.

  • Supreme Court orders new hearing for black Texas inmate

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:35:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a new court hearing for a black Texas prison inmate whose death sentence may have been tainted by disturbing references to race.

  • Justices side with Michigan girl in dispute over service dog

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:11:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a 13-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who spent years battling school officials for the right to bring her service dog — a goldendoodle named Wonder — to class.

  • Justices send dispute over service dog back to lower court

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:31:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a lower court should take another look at whether a girl with cerebral palsy can sue Michigan school officials over their refusal to let her to bring a service dog to class.

  • Supreme Court rejects Alabama inmate's death row appeal

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:57:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama can again try to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for 30 years and had seven execution dates postponed, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Criminal Law News

  • The Latest: Teens kept in juvenile lockup in girl's shooting

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:31:48 GMT

    LOGAN, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a teenage girl who was shot in the head and left in a ditch in Utah (all times local):

  • Death lawsuit: Jail shower 'seemingly designed' for suicide

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:31:17 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An inmate who hanged himself last March at the new jail in New Orleans had been denied needed mental health treatment and was left alone in a shower "seemingly designed to facilitate suicides," his sister claims in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

  • The Latest: Female burned in pipeline protest camp fire

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:24:17 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):

  • Immigrants change up their routines, brace for arrest

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:23:46 GMT

    In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrants have signed powers of attorney authorizing relatives and friends to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents.

  • Death in Mississippi: Man held in quadruple slaying

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:20:02 GMT

    MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A man who lived in a rural home with his romantic partner, her young son, her mother and her sister was arrested on murder charges after all four were found shot to death, authorities said Wednesday.

Political News

  • Stocks slip from record highs as energy companies fall

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:36:37 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. Energy and industrial companies are slipping while basic materials makers are rising. Technology stocks, which have risen every day in February, are wobbling between small losses and gains.

  • US senators say Raul Castro eager to maintain US relations

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:35:18 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says Cuban President Raul Castro appears eager to maintain better relations with the United States and gave a group of U.S. congress members signed copies of a speech expressing his willingness to negotiate with President Donald Trump.

  • France: Le Pen aide charged in parliament jobs probe

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:30:14 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — A top aide of French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been handed preliminary charges in an investigation into money spent on her party's European Parliament assistants.

  • Lawsuit accuses Milwaukee police of illegal stop-and-frisks

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:28:33 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Police Department is operating a stop-and-frisk program that mostly targets black and Latino residents who are often detained without cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

  • Fed officials discussed possible rate hike 'fairly soon'

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:26:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials earlier this month discussed the need to raise a key interest rate again "fairly soon," especially if the economy remains strong.