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  • Civil rights inquiry due in Minneapolis police shooting

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:01:44 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal officials in Minneapolis will announce Wednesday whether they believe the civil rights of a 24-year-old black man were violated last November in a confrontation with two police officers that led to his death.

  • India tops world slavery list, but charity cites improvement

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:56:33 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A charity aimed at rescuing children from forced labor said Wednesday that while India tops a recent global slavery index, the situation is improving in the South Asian nation.

  • Kansas Senate may vote to condemn Obama transgender decree

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:28:02 GMT

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate is considering a resolution condemning a recent Obama administration decree that public schools allow transgender students to use the restrooms that match their gender identity, not their sex at birth.

  • Wanted Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in California

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:27:42 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former tycoon who was one of Taiwan's most wanted fugitives was in the middle of a decade-long fight to stay in the United States when he was killed in a California car accident, federal court records show.

  • From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt's courts

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:24:03 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif decided she had had enough of Egypt's justice system.

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  • 5 Most Dangerous Drunk Driving States

    2016-05-31T21:58:56Z

    While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) latest report shows that overall drunk driving fatalities were down from 2013 to 2014, alcohol-impaired-driving crashes still claimed almost 10,000 lives that year. And while drunk driving is a nation-wide problem, some states have it worse than others. A deeper dive into......

  • Pothole Injury Lawsuit Claims

    2016-05-31T21:58:32Z

    Whether on foot, on your motorcycle, or even in a car, unrepaired potholes can be a serious injury risk. A recent case in Utah proves how hard it can be to hold municipalities responsible for pothole injuries. In 2011, Salt Lake City resident Jeffrey Wood seriously injured his left arm......

  • Actor Michael Jace Found Guilty of Murdering Wife

    2016-05-31T21:51:49Z

    Actors are necessarily dramatic people and so it is perhaps not surprising that their personal lives are full of drama, too. Today, for example, Michael Jace, an actor who played a policeman on the hit television series "The Shield," was found guilty of murdering his wife in 2014. His......

  • Millions of Tommee Tippee Sippy Cups Recalled for Mold in Valve

    2016-05-31T20:15:38Z

    Parents are very protective of their children, or so they like to believe. But every so often there is a discovery that something created to keep kids healthy and safe is harming them or making them sick. The latest culprit is the sippy cup. Mayborn USA this week announced......

  • Top 3 Legal Questions for Handling a Traffic Stop

    2016-05-31T18:58:28Z

    Traffic stops are quite common and every driver needs to know how to handle them well. Even if you did not do anything wrong, you can end up with a criminal charge if your encounter with police goes awry. And your encounter will go awry if you give police......

Supreme Court News

  • High court sides with property owners in wetlands case

    Tue, 31 May 2016 19:17:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is making it easier for landowners to bring a court challenge when federal regulators try to restrict property development due to concerns about water pollution.

  • High court rejects La. inmate's death penalty challenge

    Tue, 31 May 2016 14:06:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a Louisiana inmate's appeal that his death sentence was unconstitutional.

  • Garland gives commencement address at old high school

    Sun, 29 May 2016 22:14:02 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland delivered the commencement speech Sunday at the Chicago-area high school where he graduated as valedictorian 46 years ago, though he didn't address the partisan divide over his nomination.

  • Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best

    Sat, 28 May 2016 06:54:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse.

  • Ginsburg: Having only 8 justices hamstrings Supreme Court

    Thu, 26 May 2016 22:05:59 GMT

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday that having only eight high court justices isn't good, resulting in some 4-4 splits this year that denied litigants an opinion.

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  • Gov't report: Airports need more help keeping intruders out

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:05:57 GMT

    While intruders routinely breach the security fences protecting runways and planes at U.S. airports, the federal Transportation Security Administration is not keeping up with the threat or doing enough to help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a government report.

  • Civil rights inquiry due in Minneapolis police shooting

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:01:44 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal officials in Minneapolis will announce Wednesday whether they believe the civil rights of a 24-year-old black man were violated last November in a confrontation with two police officers that led to his death.

  • Turkey says German vote on Armenia killings will harm ties

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:56:09 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says relations with Germany will be harmed if the German parliament votes to describe the killing of Armenians last century as genocide.

  • UN warns 20,000 children are trapped in Iraq's Fallujah

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:53:39 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N. children's fund has issued a stark warning to Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants to spare the children amid a battle to retake the city of Fallujah city.

  • 27 years on, Chinese moms of Tiananmen victims vow to fight

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:37:03 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Mothers of some of those killed in the bloody crackdown on China's 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy movement are condemning the Chinese government for failing to account for their children's deaths and vowing to continue pushing for the truth ahead of this weekend's 27th anniversary of the events.