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  • Brother: Right-to-die advocate Christy O'Donnell dies

    Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:53:46 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Christy O'Donnell, a single mother with lung cancer who became a prominent figure in the California right-to-die debate, has died. She was 47.

  • Sirhan Sirhan, assassin of Robert Kennedy, denied parole

    Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:44:41 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — For the 15th time, officials denied parole for Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, after hearing Wednesday from another person who was shot that night and called for Sirhan's release.

  • Salvador high court orders civil prosecution of ex-president

    Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:41:50 GMT

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's Supreme Court ordered a lower tribunal to open a civil prosecution Wednesday against former President Mauricio Funes for possible illicit enrichment.

  • The Latest: Ex-sheriff admits lying, says he made mistake

    Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:37:40 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's agreement to plead guilty to lying during a federal probe of corruption at the jails he ran (all times local):

  • Appeals court tosses order blocking Mississippi executions

    Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:37:05 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An appeals court Wednesday upheld Mississippi's method of lethal injection, rejecting arguments from death row inmates who opposed the state's plan to use drugs not specifically approved by state law.

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  • New Law Creates Special Sex Offender Passport

    2016-02-10T18:59:24Z

    On Monday, President Obama signed a criminal justice reform bill and it contains a strange provision, an International Megan's Law. The new law will require people who have been convicted of sex crimes against minors to carry special passports that clearly identify their status as registered sex offenders, Slate......

  • 5 Worst Things to Wear to Court

    2016-02-10T18:58:34Z

    You know that tiny voice in your head that loves your style and is always encouraging you to follow your sartorial instincts? Most of the time, that's a great voice to listen to. But sometimes you need to listen to that other little voice saying, "We need to be on......

  • Greyhound Settles ADA Lawsuit

    2016-02-10T18:00:32Z

    Greyhound Lines will pay at least $375,000 and implement nationwide reforms as part of a settlement agreement with the United States Department of Justice. The DOJ sued Greyhound alleging a systematic failure to provide equal access to transportation for passengers with disabilities. The full value of the settlement won't......

  • How Much Could Sick Workers Cost Your Small Business?

    2016-02-09T23:09:03Z

    Cold and flu season is in full swing. E. coli is popping up at restaurants nationwide. And now the Zika virus is out there wreaking havoc. You've already got a full plate as a small business owner, and now you have to worry about the impact that sick employees......

  • Parents of Lead-Poisoned Girl in Flint, Michigan File Lawsuit

    2016-02-09T23:01:23Z

    The first individual lawsuit for a child plaintiff poisoned by lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan has been filed. The child is a 2-year-old girl who went from friendly and responsive to perpetually irritable, according to the Detroit Free Press, and the lead levels in her blood......

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  • Australian charged with sex attack on 2 backpackers on beach

    Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:58:10 GMT

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Two female backpackers from Europe were savagely attacked on a remote Australian beach by a traveling companion they had met hours earlier, police said on Wednesday.

  • Sirhan Sirhan, assassin of Robert Kennedy, denied parole

    Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:44:41 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — For the 15th time, officials denied parole for Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, after hearing Wednesday from another person who was shot that night and called for Sirhan's release.

  • Slain teen's father says he found out about her death on TV

    Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:42:43 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The father of a 13-year-old girl who police say was slain by a Virginia Tech student said he found out about his daughter's death on TV, and questioned whether the tragedy could have been avoided if he had been more a part of her life.

  • Government sues Ferguson after city tries to revise deal

    Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:30:45 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The federal government sued Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the city council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb.

  • 2 deputies killed, suspect dead in shopping center shootout

    Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:29:17 GMT

    ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — A gunman fatally shot a sheriff's deputy inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and killed another deputy in a shootout, authorities and witnesses said.

Political News

  • 2 Texas researchers under fire for Planned Parenthood study

    Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:54:22 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two state health researchers in Texas are under fire for co-authoring a study suggesting what Republican leaders have long disputed: cuts to Planned Parenthood are restricting access to women's health care.

  • Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

    Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:48:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.

  • Sirhan Sirhan, assassin of Robert Kennedy, denied parole

    Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:44:41 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — For the 15th time, officials denied parole for Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, after hearing Wednesday from another person who was shot that night and called for Sirhan's release.

  • Salvador high court orders civil prosecution of ex-president

    Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:41:50 GMT

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's Supreme Court ordered a lower tribunal to open a civil prosecution Wednesday against former President Mauricio Funes for possible illicit enrichment.

  • Appeals court tosses order blocking Mississippi executions

    Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:37:05 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An appeals court Wednesday upheld Mississippi's method of lethal injection, rejecting arguments from death row inmates who opposed the state's plan to use drugs not specifically approved by state law.