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29, Jan 2015 - Denver Theater shooting case draws huge pool of prospective jurors - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Misso
DENVER (AP) - One of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history will be replayed in a Colorado courtroom - but only after an unprecedented jury pool of 9,000 people is winnowed to a handful to decide whether James Holmes was insane when he opened fire in a suburban movie theater.
29, Jan 2015 - Judge says man convicted in shoplifting scheme won't get new trial
A federal judge Wednesday said a Beaver County man convicted of paying drug addicts to shoplift items that he then sold at a popular Ohio flea market will not get a new trial.
29, Jan 2015 - Holbrook Inquiry: Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice
Former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium not once but twice, a British judge was told Tuesday, as an inquiry opened into the slaying one lawyer called an act of nuclear terrorism...
29, Jan 2015 - King Obama hails late Saudi king as warm and candid friend
US President Barack Obama on Thursday paid tribute to late Saudi King Abdullah as a bold leader and valued friend who made an enduring contribution to Middle East peace. "As a leader, he was always candid and had the courage of his convictions," Obama said in a written statement soon after the royal court announced the king's death. "As our countries worked together to confront many challenges ...
29, Jan 2015 - Nebraska ruling boosts Keystone pipeline
In a closely watched case, Nebraska's top court tossed a suit challenging a route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
29, Jan 2015 - Kleberg UPDATE: Texas to Help Pay Final Costs for 10 Dead in Prison Bus Wreck
ODESSA, Texas (AP) Texas will pay up to $6,000 in final expenses for two guards and eight inmates killed when a prison bus went off an icy highway and hit a freight train. The Odessa American reports the funds for funerals and burial are available through the State Office of Risk Management. A guard and four inmates survived Wednesday's crash on Interstate 20 in Penwell, west of Odessa. Officer ...
29, Jan 2015 - Supreme Court may scale back housing discrimination law
Under Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court has scaled back civil rights laws. / Nati Harnik, AP WASHINGTON - Two days after celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth, the Supreme Court will consider weakening a federal housing discrimination law passed in the wake of his death.
29, Jan 2015 - Hudson Rochelle Park woman sentenced for embezzling box office receipts from New Jersey City University
A 37-year-old Rochelle Park woman was sentenced to three years in prison Friday for embezzling more than $87,000 in box office receipts from New Jersey City University.
29, Jan 2015 - Benton Three People Sentenced in Drug Trafficking Cases
FAYETTEVILLE -- Three people were sentenced to more than 32 years in prison on drug trafficking charges, according to Conner Eldridge, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas. Leonel Padilla, Andres Diaz and Jonni Diaz were sentenced Tuesday in Northwest Arkansas to a total of over 32 years in federal prison for drug trafficking offenses. Padilla, age 27, of Springdale, was sentenced ...
29, Jan 2015 - Pulaski Hear more on marriage ban, AG tells court
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Friday asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to hear a second round of oral arguments in the state's pending appeal of a ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
29, Jan 2015 - Night Court: Big victories for Indiana, DePaul
Night Court: Big victories for Indiana, DePaul
29, Jan 2015 - Denver Key issues as Colorado theater shooting trial begins - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri New
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Jury selection in the trial of the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in an attack on a Colorado movie theater is set to begin, with the first of 9,000 prospective jurors reporting to court on Tuesday.