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  • Missouri governor calls for peace and restraint

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:47:14 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for peace, respect and restraint in advance of a grand jury announcement on whether a white police officer will be charged for fatally shooting a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Police: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear'

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:46:07 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.

  • Police: 1 suspect confessed to killing 5 women

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:42:56 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Steven Dean Gordon spent hours methodically telling a police detective how he and an accomplice randomly chose five women to rape, strangle and throw into trash bins.

  • Rallies planned across US before Ferguson decision

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:42:32 GMT

    Protesters across the country are planning demonstrations even before they know whether a grand jury has indicted a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Answers to questions about the Ferguson grand jury

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:30:43 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri grand jury heard evidence for months as it weighed whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, which was followed by sometimes violent protests. Some answers to common questions about the grand jury:

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  • 2 Ohio Death Row Inmates Exonerated After 39 Years

    2014-11-24T22:31:00Z

    Two Ohio men sentenced to death for a 1975 murder have been exonerated after 39 years in prison. Ricky Jackson and Wiley Bridgeman were set free after the prosecution's key witness recanted his testimony during a hearing last week, reports The Plain Dealer. Following the hearing, the prosecution dropped......

  • Highway Accidents: When Should You Sue?

    2014-11-24T22:14:00Z

    With the holiday travel season at hand, millions of Americans will be hitting highways. Unfortunately, some of them may be involved in an accident. Not every car accident will result in a lawsuit. In many cases, vehicle damage and injuries may be covered by insurance claims. In some instances,......

  • 'The Good Wife': Good Law? - Season 6, Episode 10

    2014-11-24T21:00:00Z

    As the mid-season finale of The Good Wife, "The Trial," features both an actual trial -- Cary's criminal conspiracy trial -- as well as the continuing trials and tribulations of Alicia's political campaign. In "The Trial," Alicia is confronted by a joke shared with her daughter Grace that threatens......

  • Can You Ask Potential Hires About Medical History?

    2014-11-24T17:07:42Z

    Your business may wish to hire employees who are well suited to a physically demanding task. This may make you wonder if your applicants are healthy enough to perform these tasks -- so much so you would like to ask about their medical history. Amsted Rail Co., Inc. and......

  • 5 Thanksgiving Foods and Gifts You Can't Travel With

    2014-11-24T16:59:33Z

    Thanksgiving travel means air travel for many Americans, and air travel means abiding by the somewhat opaque rules set up by the TSA. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) still requires that many items must either be shipped or placed in checked baggage in order to make it to your......

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  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Library honoring Billy Joel with pop music prize

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:56:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Billy Joel has more than a few powerful friends in Washington with a musical legacy powerful enough to draw cheers from both sides of the political aisle Wednesday.

  • Missouri governor denies clemency for Leon Taylor

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:52:48 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's governor denied clemency late Tuesday night for convicted killer Leon Taylor, clearing the way for his lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court also rejected his final appeals.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:56:02 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a bid Tuesday by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution, just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

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  • Missouri governor calls for peace and restraint

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:47:14 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for peace, respect and restraint in advance of a grand jury announcement on whether a white police officer will be charged for fatally shooting a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Police: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear'

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:46:07 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.

  • Police: 1 suspect confessed to killing 5 women

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:42:56 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Steven Dean Gordon spent hours methodically telling a police detective how he and an accomplice randomly chose five women to rape, strangle and throw into trash bins.

  • Contrasting views persist on Marion Barry's legacy

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:38:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two divergent views of Washington's "mayor for life" stand in stark contrast in the complicated legacy that Marion Barry leaves behind.

  • Police shooting in housing project ruled homicide

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:27:38 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors should charge a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell, elected officials said Monday after the medical examiner announced that the death was ruled a homicide.

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  • Missouri governor calls for peace and restraint

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:47:14 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for peace, respect and restraint in advance of a grand jury announcement on whether a white police officer will be charged for fatally shooting a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Police: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear'

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:46:07 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.

  • Contrasting views persist on Marion Barry's legacy

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:38:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two divergent views of Washington's "mayor for life" stand in stark contrast in the complicated legacy that Marion Barry leaves behind.

  • APNewsBreak: VA fires Phoenix hospital director

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:29:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the troubled Phoenix veterans' hospital was fired Monday as the Veterans Affairs Department continued its crackdown on wrongdoing in the wake of a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records covering up the delays.

  • Police shooting in housing project ruled homicide

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:27:38 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors should charge a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell, elected officials said Monday after the medical examiner announced that the death was ruled a homicide.

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  • Is a drunk driver always at fault in a Reno accident?

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:36:19 GMT

    Believe it or not, this question does not have a simple, one-word answer. Law enforcement personnel as well as lawmakers must consider quite a few things when determining the fault in a car accident involving a drunk driver. While...

  • Common myths surrounding personal bankruptcy

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:35:04 GMT

    Most consumers who are going through a time of financial stress are not fully informed about their options for moving beyond such a challenge. This is especially true when it comes to personal bankruptcy, and many people hold a range...

  • Oil platform explosion near Louisiana takes 1 life

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:25:58 GMT

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is reporting that an oil platform recently was the site of an explosion, and the company that owns that particular platform is backing up these claims. One person was killed in the...

  • Ford assembly plant faces repeated sexual harassment case: Part II

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:12:55 GMT

    Last week, we began a discussion about an allegedly major sexual harassment problem at a Ford Motor Co. assembly plant in the Midwest. Although the case did not occur here in California, it is seemingly an example of the type...

  • 'Meaningful' Punishment of Former Prosecutor in Case Involving Wrongful Conviction

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:10:45 GMT

    In an apparent first - first ever, as law professor and Ohio Innocence Project director Mark Godsey wrote for the Huffington Post - a former prosecutor will spend some time in jail because of his role in the wrongful...