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  • News Of The Weird: Alabama Football Fan Shoots Another Fan For Being "Insufficiently Distraught" Over Team's Loss

    Self-Appreciation Everyone's Above Average: Ask Americans how they stand compared to their fellow countrymen, and in survey after survey, the vast majority rank themselves "above average" in such areas as driving skill, sexual prowess, and general...
  • 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...
  • Cops in SOS unit amassed citizen complaints

      New list rife with complaints onofficers Few rogue cops face punishment By Jeremy Gorner and Annie Sweeney Tribune reporters For eight years, a controversial list of the most complained-against Chicago cops remained under seal while the city...
  • Appeals court upholds retention of volunteered DNA

    Appeals court upholds retention of volunteered DNA
    An appeals court on Wednesday sanctioned the police's use of genetic material obtained in one investigation to solve other crimes, but agreed with attorneys for a burglar that questions surround the little known practice. Three judges of the Court of...
  • Man facing Hampton murder charge was charged in two other local homicides

    Man facing Hampton murder charge was charged in two other local homicides
    HAMPTON — A man facing a murder charge in Hampton stemming from a May killing is no stranger to murder prosecutions on the Peninsula. Kwaume Luray Edwards, 25, of the 300 block of Circuit Lane in Newport News, is accused of shooting 28-year-old...
  • 6 Philadelphia cops charged with robbery, kidnapping, extortion

    PHILADELPHIA Stories of shakedowns, brutality, kidnapping and theft have dogged a group of the city's Narcotics Field Unit officers for nearly a decade. But despite multiple investigations, cases against them never stuck. That changed Wednesday, as...
  • Exclusive: Cuomo intervened in BNP deal to get $1 billion more for NY state fund

    (Reuters) - Only days before U.S. authorities reached a landmark $8.97 billion settlement with BNP Paribas over the bank's dealings with countries subject to U.S. sanctions, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo intervened to ensure the state government got a...
  • Lake Harmony man faces new child porn charges in federal court

    A Kidder Township man faces charges in federal court that he enticed a minor to perform sexually explicit acts for the purposes of producing child pornography. Todd Kowar, 46, of the Lake Harmony section of the Carbon County township, was indicted...
  • Bank of America ordered to pay $1.27 billion for 'Hustle' fraud

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Bank of America Corp to pay a $1.27 billion penalty for fraud over shoddy mortgages sold by the former Countrywide Financial Corp. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan ruled after a jury...
  • Massachusetts governor signs law limiting protests at abortion clinics

    Massachusetts governor signs law limiting protests at abortion clinics
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Wednesday signed into law a measure allowing to police to order anti-abortion protesters away from clinic entrances if their presence impedes public access. The measure comes a month after the U....