19, Apr 2014 - Chris Brown's Punches Are Featherweight, Claims Alleged Victim
R&B singer Chris Brown is reportedly not packing fists of fury as the alleged victim of his publicized Washington, DC attack has detailed the incident at a trial today (April 17). [Visit SOHH.com for more information]
18, Apr 2014 - Wis. becomes first state to restrict parents from giving up adopted kids
WASHINGTON – Wisconsin has become the first state in the nation to pass legislation cracking down on parents who try to give away their adopted kids. On Wednesday, Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that would bar adoptive parents from finding a new home for their children without court permission.
18, Apr 2014 - New trial sought in real estate contract theft case
A Washington City resident serving one-to-15 years in prison after he was convicted of illegaly using nearly $800,000 in housing development contracts is asking the court to overturn the jury's verdict and allow him to receive a new trial.
18, Apr 2014 - Man implicated in South Hill murder case wants new lawyer - Mon, 07 Apr 2014 PST
BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota man who has been questioned about an alleged murder-for-hire scheme in Washington is asking for a new lawyer to represent him on illegal weapons charges.
18, Apr 2014 - Fifth anniversary of marriage equality
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement Thursday marking the fifth anniversary of the landmark Varnum decision by the Iowa Supreme Court to recognize same-sex marriages. The decision made Iowa the third state in
17, Apr 2014 - Sentencing set for Idaho man who shot at White House; prosecutors asking for 27 years
An undated handout image of Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez. WASHINGTON — An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to firing an assault rifle at the White House in 2011, striking the executive mansion more than half a dozen times, was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison.
17, Apr 2014 - High declines appeal over NM gay bias case
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from a commercial photography business in New Mexico that objects to taking pictures of same-sex wedding ceremonies. The justices on Monday left in place a state Supreme Court ruling that said Elane Photography violated a state anti-discrimination law when it refused to work for a same-sex couple who wanted pictures of their commitment ...
17, Apr 2014 - Island, WA American imprisoned in Cuba ends hunger strike
WASHINGTON (AP) — An American imprisoned in Cuba for more than four years after illegally working to set up Internet access on the island suspended his hunger strike Friday after more than a week.
17, Apr 2014 - King, WA Washington Man Writes a Prescription for Prison
In an attempt to get drugs, a Bremerton, Wash., man faked work injuries and conned hospitals to get painkillers. Robert B. Boyer Jr. of Bremerton, Wash., pleaded guilty to 10 felony counts of fraudulently obtaining controlled substances and has been sentenced to 26 months in prison for defrauding hospitals to get painkillers. Boyer, 41, was accused of making 51 visits to more than two dozen ...
17, Apr 2014 - Supreme Court declines to hear Iowa campaign finance challenge
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ducking a new case on the divisive issue of campaign finance, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to an Iowa law that bans corporate contributions in state elections. By opting not to hear the case, the court left intact an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling from June 2013 that upheld the ban. By so doing, the court indicated it ...
16, Apr 2014 - Ex-bin Laden ally turns key witness in U.S. terrorism cases
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A British shoe bomb-plotter-turned-government informant, who once conspired with Osama bin Laden, has become a key witness for U.S. prosecutors seeking to give American juries a taste of life inside al Qaeda, court documents, U.S. and British officials and lawyers say.
15, Apr 2014 - Washington Township GOP seeks to invalidate signatures on opponent petitions
WASHINGTON TWP. The Washington Township GOP and its three endorsed candidates for the town council are asking a court to immediately review a complaint against the embattled council president and his primary election petition.
15, Apr 2014 - Man who shot at White House sentenced to 25 years
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to firing an assault rifle at the White House in 2011, striking the executive mansion more than half a dozen times, was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison.
15, Apr 2014 - Native American Group asks OAS to Help With Land Claim
A Native American group says it is asking the Organization of American States to charge the United States with human rights violations. Leaders of the Onondaga Indian Nation met Tuesday in Washington to petition the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, saying U.S. courts have violated the group's rights by refusing to hear its claim to 2.5 million acres in the eastern state of New York ...
15, Apr 2014 - Customers of MF Global Inc. to Begin Receiving Final Restitution Payments from MF Global to Satisfy
Washington, DC – Pursuant to a federal court consent Order obtained by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) against MF Global Inc. (MF Global), the Trustee for MF Global has announced that the company will now begin making final distributions to its customers to satisfy its obligation of full restitution for $1.212 billion in losses sustained by customers of MF Global when the ...
15, Apr 2014 - Grain News
Washington, DC—Pursuant to a federal court consent Order obtained by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) against MF Global Inc. (MF Global) , the Trustee for MF Global has announced that the company will now begin making final distributions to its customers to satisfy its obligation of full restitution for $1.212 billion in losses sustained by customers of MF Global when the ...
05, Apr 2014 - Fife, WA WA legislators fail to pass GPS monitoring reforms
Across Washington state there is a patchwork of rules and regulations covering electronic home monitoring and GPS tracking of criminals. Some county courts may have strict rules governing violations while others may not.
05, Apr 2014 - Legal victory for big-money campaign donors to be felt in states, courts
By Lawrence Hurley and Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the overall cap on federal election contributions is sending ripples across American politics, as states have begun backing away from their own restrictions on donations and lawyers are forecasting a new wave of challenges to campaign finance laws nationwide. The court's 5-4 ruling on ...
04, Apr 2014 - Washington's Stringfellow charged in assault case
Suspended Washington wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow has been charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of malicious mischief after two incidents in February, the King County Prosecutor's Office announced Thursday. Stringfellow is scheduled to be arraigned in King County District Court on April 16. All three charges are gross misdemeanors in the state of Washington ...
04, Apr 2014 - Teacher with Phoenix ties gets 25 years for child porn
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A former Washington elementary school teacher who became one of the FBI's most-wanted criminals after taking hidden video of his students using the bathroom and then eluded law enforcement officials by assuming fake identities and escaping to Nicaragua has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Eric Justin Toth spent five years on the run, living in Arizona and Texas before ...
04, Apr 2014 - Machiasport residents decry prison closure
MACHIASPORT, Maine (AP) — Washington County residents are speaking out against the proposed closure of the Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport.
04, Apr 2014 - Senate OKs bill to combat military sexual assault
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill late Monday making big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault, including scrapping the nearly century-old practice of using a "good soldier defense" to raise doubts that a crime has been committed.
03, Apr 2014 - `Felony Lane Gang' spreads crime wave across the U.S.
WASHINGTON – Highly organized packs of thieves from Fort Lauderdale are spreading a rash of crimes across Florida and much of the nation, breaking into cars in Orlando, stealing identities in North Carolina, cashing bad checks in Pennsylvania and providing a model for copycat gangs from coast to coast.
03, Apr 2014 - King, WA GWU to name health school for Milken after gift
WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University will name its public health school for Michael Milken, the 1980s king of Wall Street "junk" bonds who spent 22 months in prison but later devoted himself to philanthropy and advocated for medical research.
03, Apr 2014 - King, WA George Washington University to receive $80M from Milken, Sumner for public health
WASHINGTON - George Washington University will name its public health school for Michael Milken, the 1980s king of Wall Street "junk" bonds who spent 22 months in prison. On Tuesday, the university announced gifts totalling $80 million to address public health challenges from Milken and Sumner
03, Apr 2014 - King, WA Milken, Sumner give GWU $80M for public health
WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University will name its public health school for Michael Milken, the 1980s king of Wall Street "junk" bonds who spent 22 months in prison.
03, Apr 2014 - Naval Academy sexual assault case enters Day 2
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman at the center of a sexual assault case involving a former U.S. Naval Academy football player was expected to take the stand for a second day Wednesday at the man's court-martial, a day after she testified he had told her they had sex, though she doesn't remember it after a night of drinking.
03, Apr 2014 - Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam War POW and U.S. senator, dies
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jeremiah Denton, a former U.S. senator who was held as a prisoner of war by North Vietnam for more than seven years and revealed his treatment by blinking the word "torture" in Morse code during a televised interview, died on Friday at age 89. Denton died at a hospice facility in Virginia Beach, Virginia, from a heart ailment, his family said. The retired ...
02, Apr 2014 - SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Justices taking nearly 6 months on claim that Ariz. judge was biased
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has spent nearly six months wrestling with a dispute between an Arizona judge and the man she sentenced to death for killing a librarian.