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  • Lake County courts: Letter carrier accused of dumping mail

    Lake County courts: Letter carrier accused of dumping mail
    Letter carrier accused of dumping mail A probationary mail carrier has been charged with official misconduct and theft after police found undelivered mail in a trash container in Merrillville. Sheilonda Smith, 49, of Merrillville, told a special agent...
  • Perry attorneys ask Texas appeals court to toss felony case

    Attorneys for former Gov. Rick Perry have asked a Texas appeals court to dismiss felony charges against the possible 2016 presidential candidate on free speech grounds, arguing that what's "at stake is not just the freedom of one man." Separate from a...
  • Canadian citizenship oath to Queen to remain law

    Immigrants to Canada will have to keep taking an oath to the Queen Elizabeth II after the Supreme Court of Canada refused Thursday to hear a challenge to the citizenship requirement. The decision by the top court leaves intact an Ontario Court of...
  • Ex-Westfield State president drops lawsuit over departure

    Former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle has withdrawn his federal lawsuit against state and school officials blaming them for his departure, saying the legal fight's cost was too great. The Republican of Springfield reports (http://bit....
  • Big 12 reprimands Kansas State after court-storming

    The Big 12 Conference issued a public reprimand to Kansas State for its handling of the court-storming that followed a 70-63 victory over No. 8 Kansas on Monday at Bramlage Coliseum. As students flooded the floor in celebration, security personnel were...
  • Boston Marathon bombing trial expected to begin March 4

    Boston Marathon bombing trial expected to begin March 4
    Enough potential jurors have qualified for the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that final jury selection can begin Tuesday, with opening statements expected to follow the next day, a court official announced Wednesday. Defense...
  • Labor Department extends caregiver leave rights to same-sex couples

    Labor Department extends caregiver leave rights to same-sex couples
    Most legally married same-sex couples will be entitled to take up to 12 weeks leave to care for an ailing spouse regardless of whether the state in which they live recognizes their marriage under a rule issued Wednesday by the Department of Labor. The...
  • Supreme Court restricts state license schemes that limit competition

    Supreme Court restricts state license schemes that limit competition
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday cut back on the power of state licensing boards to restrict competitors from offering low-cost services, a victory for consumers that could prove significant in industries as disparate as taxicabs, funerals and cosmetology....
  • Justices appear to favor Muslim denied job over headscarf

    Have you heard the one about the Sikh, the Hasidic Jew, the Muslim and the nun who walked into a job interview? Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito channeled his inner stand-up comic Wednesday in indicating that he and most of the court would side with...
  • Confident Obama predicts success in immigration appeal

    President Barack Obama urged immigrants thrown into limbo by legal wrangling to keep planning for eventual relief, professing confidence Wednesday that his deportation directives won't be thrown out in court. "This is just one federal judge," Obama...
  • Back to basics: Keep 'em separated

    A prediction: Within a week, the president will sign an appropriations bill extending funding for the Department of Homeland Security. Recently, a federal district court judge in Texas doused (but didn't extinguish) the hottest populist political fire in...