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19, Dec 2014 - Onondaga N.Y. court rejects hate crime conviction in transgender murder
ALBANY, N.Y. (Reuters) - New York's top court said prosecutors seeking to convict the killer of a transgender woman can press for a new trial after losing on Monday their appeal to reinstate his conviction and 25-year sentence for what they said was a hate crime.
19, Dec 2014 - Texas Capital punishment in U.S. continues its decline
The death penalty continued its slow and steady two-decade decline this year, as fewer convicted murderers were sentenced to die and most executions were limited to just three states, according to a report to be released Thursday.
19, Dec 2014 - Monroe Boy, 15, To Stand Trial In Plan To Kill Students
A Michigan 15-year-old will stand trial after authorities say they found his plans to kill up to eight students at his high school, including a girl who may have shunned his advances.
19, Dec 2014 - St Joseph Man convicted of child molesting to serve 90 years in prison
CROWN POINT | A Gary man convicted of sexually abusing a girl was sentenced Thursday to 90 years in prison.
19, Dec 2014 - Royal Bank of Canada hit with $35m penalty
A federal court Thursday ordered Royal Bank of Canada to pay a steep $35 million penalty for three years of anti-competitive practices while trading in U.S. commodities markets. Click to Continue »
19, Dec 2014 - NC Supreme Court backs voting maps as drawn
The North Carolina Supreme Court on Friday ruled against a challenge to the state's voting maps, upholding the maps as drawn by the GOP-majority legislature in 2011.
19, Dec 2014 - Multnomah Conspiracy theories persist in '89 murder
Appeal in Francke case again raises corruption questions Was Oregon Corrections Director Michael Francke killed by a conspiracy involving corrupt state prison officials 25 years ago? That question began swirling weeks after Francke was found stabbed to death outside the Corrections Department headquarters on Jan. 17, 1989. The federal ...
19, Dec 2014 - Reading Trial ordered for truck driver in fatal crash
READING, Pa. (AP) - The driver of a tractor-trailer that slammed into a line of stopped cars on an eastern Pennsylvania highway last month, killing two people, has been ordered to stand trial on vehicular homicide charges.
19, Dec 2014 - Mo Walker pushes Minnesota past North Dakota 92-56
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mo Walker has heard the message from his Minnesota coaches and teammates: Bring some more tenacity to the court to match that big frame and those smooth moves.
19, Dec 2014 - Mills Strip club murder trial starts Monday in Casper
A jury will decide this week whether a Pennsylvania war veteran acted in self-defense when he allegedly shot and killed a man at Racks Gentlemen’s Club last year.
19, Dec 2014 - Tifton Grand jury will rule on accused molester
Last month, a Superior Court judge denied bond for 50-year-old Milton Johnson on charges of aggravated child molestation, rape, and aggravated sodomy.
19, Dec 2014 - Fayette Gov. Branstad names Cedar Rapids attorney Bruns as new 6th Judicial District judge
Gov. Terry Branstad appointed a Cedar Rapids attorney Christopher Bruns Wednesday to serve as the new 6th Judicial District judge. Branstad also announced that David P. Odekirk will be appointed as judge to the 1B Judicial District. Bruns, of Cedar Rapids, received his undergraduate and law degrees from Drake University and is currently in private practice with Elderkin and Pirnie. He was ...