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  • Wisconsin's voter ID law survives

    In a pair of decisions today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the voter ID law signed in 2011 by Republican Gov. Scott Walker. The court said it did not violate the state constitution by creating a new qualification for voting and didn't amount to a...
  • Prosecutors: Police sergeant stalked by her ex-husband

    Prosecutors: Police sergeant stalked by her ex-husband
    A Chicago man previously acquitted of stalking his ex-wife, a Chicago police sergeant, was back in court today on new stalking charge after allegedly using a hammer to smash a surveillance camera she installed outside her home. Eric Terry, 39, of the...
  • Lawyers challenging health subsidies seek quick Supreme Court ruling

    Lawyers challenging President Obama's healthcare law filed a quick appeal with the Supreme Court on Thursday, urging justices to take up the issue this fall and throw out insurance subsidies for nearly 5 million Americans. "The monumental significance...
  • Man gets 30 years for role in 2009 slaying of girl, 9

    Man gets 30 years for role in 2009 slaying of girl, 9
    A Chicago gang member who was riding in a van when another man opened fire on a drug rival, killing a 9-year-old girl, was sentenced to 30 years in prison today, prosecutors said. Davionne Whitefield, 22, had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to...
  • Suspect in fatal USC attack entered country illegally, feds say

    Suspect in fatal USC attack entered country illegally, feds say
    A 19-year-old charged with murder in connection with last week's fatal assault on a USC graduate student told immigration officials that he entered the country illegally about seven years ago, a federal official said. The official, who was not...
  • 2nd man tied to drone smuggling attempt at South Carolina prison sought

    2nd man tied to drone smuggling attempt at South Carolina prison sought
    Authorities issued a public plea Thursday to help them find one of two individuals who tried to sneak a drone carrying cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a South Carolina maximum-security prison. Officials at the South Carolina Department...
  • Time Warner Cable feeling ill effects of Dodgers channel dispute

    Time Warner Cable feeling ill effects of Dodgers channel dispute
    The SportsNet LA debacle is starting to affect Time Warner Cable's bottom line. Time Warner Cable lowered its revenue projections for 2014 on Thursday because of its inability to distribute SportsNet LA, the new TV home of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The...
  • Charity provides funeral for baby who died of starvation

    Charity provides funeral for baby who died of starvation
    The coffin gleamed white, measuring just a couple of feet. On top, a bouquet of ferns and pink roses cascaded down. Inside lay a baby, Mya Gianna Edwards, whom prosecutors allege was starved to death by her parents. Light streamed onto the coffin...
  • Court upholds Wisconsin collective bargaining and voter ID laws

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court backed Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday in the key areas of labor relations and voter identification, handing the Republican governor victories during this year's fiercely contested election. In one ruling, the court upheld...
  • Newport News man convicted on federal drug conspiracy, firearms charges

    A Newport News man was convicted Wednesday by a federal jury on drug conspiracy and three firearms charges in connection to crimes prosecutors said spanned a decade.   Kelvin L. Brown, 34, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 8 on charges of distributing...
  • ComEd must pay for outages, court says

    ComEd must pay for outages, court says
    Commonwealth Edison must pay for spoiled groceries and other damage caused by unnecessarily long power outages, an Illinois appellate court decided Thursday. The ruling is a big win for consumer advocates, who say ComEd hasn't been held accountable...