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  • Federal appeals court denies delay of ruling on Virginia's same-sex marriage

    Federal appeals court denies delay of ruling on Virginia's same-sex marriage
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday denied a request to delay a court ruling striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage — opening the door for gay and lesbian couples to get married statewide beginning Aug. 20. The ruling, however, could...
  • Man indicted by Hampton grand jury in May homicide

    Man indicted by Hampton grand jury in May homicide
    HAMPTON — A Newport News man was recently indicted by a circuit court grand jury in the shooting death of a 28-year-old man, according to the Hampton Circuit Court clerk's office. Kwaume Edwards, 25, is charged in the May 17 homicide of Jonathan...
  • Boca lawyer helps win $2.3M robocall settlement

    Boca lawyer helps win $2.3M robocall settlement
    Robocalls are annoying, but is the trouble worth $1,610? A court says it is. Some 960 consumers nationwide — 128 in Florida — will get that amount in a class action suit handled by an attorney from Boca Raton. Lead attorney Michael L....
  • ATM tech wearing burqa disguise arrested leaving bank with suitcase of cash

    ATM tech wearing burqa disguise arrested leaving bank with suitcase of cash
    The late-night scene outside the bank in west suburban LaGrange unfolded like a bad Hollywood script, complete with a burqa-wearing bank robber, a suitcase full of cash, a getaway driver and an alleged plot to escape to a tropical island with the spoils,...
  • Detzner: New congressional elections can't happen until 2015

    Detzner: New congressional elections can't happen until 2015
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner told a judge Friday that the state couldn't organize special elections to fill seven newly drawn congressional seats until March 2015 at the earliest. But even that schedule "in all likelihood...
  • Adam Sandler wins legal dispute with nanny; she must pay $81,000

    Adam Sandler has prevailed in a legal dispute with a nanny who took care of his children and later accused his company of slavery. Deanne McDonald was hired as a nanny in 2009 by the "Grown Ups" star’s company HP Production, and the next year, the...
  • James Brady's death ruled a homicide 33 years after he was shot

    The death of James Brady has been ruled a homicide after a Virginia medical examiner's office determined the gunshot wound he suffered in 1981 led to his death earlier this week, police officials told the Los Angeles Times. Gwendolyn Crump, chief...
  • Trayvon Martin autopsy doctor: State 'hoped to lose the case' against Zimmerman

    Trayvon Martin autopsy doctor: State 'hoped to lose the case' against Zimmerman
    The doctor who autopsied Trayvon Martin, and later raised eyebrows with his uneven testimony during the trial of George Zimmerman, has released an ebook in which he argues prosecutors "hoped to lose the case." Despite that claim, "Dead Men Can't Lie,"...
  • Florida Legislature's Rocket Redistricting Plan

    Florida Legislature's Rocket Redistricting Plan
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is preparing a quick-fix this week to remedy its gerrymandered congressional map which would shed the "finger-like appendages" from two Orlando-area districts that a judge found improperly favored Republicans.  And...
  • Feds charge two west suburban men with gun crimes

    Feds charge two west suburban men with gun crimes
    Two west suburban men who authorities say illegally possessed stolen firearms have been indicted on federal gun charges, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago said Monday. Walter Freeman, 35, of Lisle, and Timothy Vana, 53, of Forest Park, are...
  • Broward judge overturns Florida's gay-marriage ban

    Broward judge overturns Florida's gay-marriage ban
    A state circuit judge in Broward County today made history, ordering the state of Florida to recognize gay marriages performed in another state. Circuit Judge Dale Cohen's ruling is the third in as many weeks by a Florida judge who has ruled that the...