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  • The Price of A Rogue Police Department

    The Price of A Rogue Police Department
    Seems like East Haven keeps finding new ways to demonstrate just how expensive, in both taxpayer dollars and civic reputation, a rogue police department can be. Based on all available evidence (and that includes a federal civil rights investigation plus...
  • News of the Weird: Worth the Commute

    News of the Weird: Worth the Commute
    Downtown London residences are known to be staggeringly expensive, but media blogger Sam Cookney calculated in October just how much. Cookney said he can live in an upscale apartment in Barcelona, Spain, and commute almost every workday to London (700...
  • Prophet Muhammad's image at Supreme Court shows taboos aren't eternal

    WASHINGTON Among ancient lawmakers including Moses, Solomon and Charlemagne featured in a marble frieze on the Supreme Court building in Washington D.C. stands the Prophet Muhammad, dressed in long robes and carrying a sword. His inclusion caused a...
  • Improper race and religion references in Adnan Syed trial

    The trial that culminated in the 2000 conviction of Adnan Syed has been a hotly debated subject in recent weeks, largely because of the popular "Serial" podcast that examined the case. That debate will no doubt intensify in light of a brief that Mr. Syed'...
  • FBI: Man calling himself 'Scrooge mcDuck' used Twitter to lure Michigan girl

    FBI: Man calling himself 'Scrooge mcDuck' used Twitter to lure Michigan girl
    A Zion man drove a 15-year-old girl from Michigan to Illinois and assaulted her after he met her through Twitter using the name “Scrooge mcDuck,” according to federal court documents. After arriving in Illinois, Octaveous Melvin Gordon, 24,...
  • Man who made Facebook postings about mass murder wins appeal

    Man who made Facebook postings about mass murder wins appeal
    An appeals court threw out the harassment conviction Wednesday of an Iowa man who posted disturbing messages and photos about mass murder on Facebook. Jonathan Elphic of Hampton didn't admit to facts that supported his February 2014 guilty plea to...
  • New trial starts today in 2010 murders of two Greenacres Circle K clerks

    New trial starts today in 2010 murders of two Greenacres Circle K clerks
    At 24, Robert Alvarez has spent much of his adult life behind bars. For more than four years and through two trials, he's been accused — with a co-defendant — of a horrible crime: The cold-hearted execution of two Greenacres Circle K...
  • Players in painkillers' lawsuit ask appellate court to review dismissal of original claims

    Lawyers representing 1,300 former NFL players filed notice Tuesday that they plan to appeal a federal judge's dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that teams damaged the players' health by routinely — and often illegally — dispensing painkillers....
  • Georgia inmate put to death after Supreme Court denies stay

    Warren Lee Hill, a Georgia inmate with a mild intellectual disability, was executed Tuesday evening after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review his case. Hill, who has a reputed IQ of 70, received a lethal injection of pentobarbital shortly after 7...
  • Mormon Church's shift on gay rights follows series of defeats in California

    Mormon Church's shift on gay rights follows series of defeats in California
    The pledge Tuesday by the Mormon Church to oppose housing and job discrimination against gays follows years of piercing church losses in California over gay rights, including one last week. The church opposed a new rule to bar California judges from...
  • Oklahoma was right to seek stay of executions

    Oklahoma was right to seek stay of executions
    A couple of weeks ago the state of Oklahoma executed murderer Charles F. Warner after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute stay. The request was tied to a pending lawsuit in which Warner and three other death row inmates challenged the...