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By THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The crime spree lasted two months, and the robber’s face appeared on surveillance images that sparked chatter in the blogosphere. In total, the FBI believes the man hit 12 banks stretching from Erie, Pa., to Toledo, Ohio. One...
Utah’s governor signed a bill into law requiring a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion, according to Yahoo News, although that a similar mandate was rejected recently in a South Dakota federal court. The Republican governor Gary Herbert’s decision is expected to meet...
Samuel Harris Mason’s BAC was .48% When Found Dead After Hazing Ritual A mother is suing Tau Kappa Epsilon, the fraternity that her son was attempting to become a pledge to when he died of excessive alcohol consumption. By the time his body was found, his blood alcohol content was .48%, and...
A California HS drug counselor pleaded not guilty Wednesday to secretly videotaping 2 students having sex and possessing child pornography, according to CNN. 34-year-old Gilbert Olivares turned himself in to police late Monday. His bail has been set at $1 million. The Monterey County district...
The never shy to penalize NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has cracked down once again. However, this time it was not against a player, but instead against those within the management ranks. Goodell suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton for 1 year for his role in the team’s bounty...
The Benefit of a Special Needs Trust (aka Supplementary Needs Trust) Once you have a special needs child, you become aware of a vast array of applicable laws and regulations almost by osmosis. From medical appointments, to specialists, to therapies, to educational plan meetings, parents of special...
Liebeck v. McDonald’s: The Case Where Public Perception Reveals its Limitations Almost everyone has heard of this infamous case decided in 1994, and many have strong opinions depending on what version of the facts they have heard. Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants (Bernalillo County,...
Slayer Statutes: Killers Lose Everything Last week I told you about the trend of Baby Boomers eagerly awaiting their inheritances from their aging, and presumably wealthy, parents. In order to anticipate the problem of heirs apparent taking matters into their own hands, many states have enacted so...
The NCAA postseason college basketball tournament is one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year, as people take of work, watch the games on their office computers and even enter into inter-office pools. Southern Mississippi reached the tourney for the first time since 1991 last week...
Recently Recalled Food Products The following food products have recently been recalled. Please follow the links to learn more information about the recalls, including detailed information about the products, including how to arrange for a refund. As a general matter, once a product has been...