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  • Botched Arizona execution proves death penalty is torture

    The horrific execution of a death row inmate in Arizona provides all the proof we need that the United States must abolish the death penalty now. On July 23, the state of Arizona executed Joseph R. Wood III by lethal injection. Under normal...
  • Jay Bookman: House GOP just making stuff up to hide its own impotence

    In an interview on Fox News over the weekend, incoming House Majority Whip Steven Scalise of Lousiana was asked repeatedly by Chris Wallace about the prospect of impeaching President Barack Obama. The exchange was illuminating, both for the lack of...
  • Fake N.Y. concert promoter who promised Bieber sentenced to prison

    NEW YORK, July 30 (Reuters) - A New York man was sentenced to between five and 10 years in prison for stealing more than $1 million from concert promoters and party planners by pretending he was a booking agent for Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and...
  • Bengies Drive-In appeal denied

    Bengies Drive-In appeal denied
    In a setback for Maryland's last drive-in theatre, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals has turned aside a request by the owner of Baltimore County's Bengies Drive-In to reinstate a jury verdict ordering Royal Farms to pay for a fence to keep light...
  • U.S. man sues soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo over CR7 trademark

    (Reuters) - Global soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is also known to fans by the shorthand CR7, prompting the company behind his line of sleek underwear to target a Rhode Island man who has trademarked the letter-number combination, according to a new...
  • Despite court ruling, no wedding bells for same-sex couples in South Carolina

    CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - Five gay couples were denied marriage licenses on Wednesday at a South Carolina courthouse as they offered a symbolic challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban. As a crowd of supporters waited outside a Greenville...
  • Insanity plea mulled for Connecticut teen in prom stabbing case

    MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - Lawyers for a Connecticut high school student accused of murdering a female classmate hours before their junior prom began talks on Wednesday on whether to amend his plea to not guilty based on insanity or on related grounds....
  • 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....
  • Feds: Man fondled sleeping passenger on Detroit-Amsterdam flight

    DETROIT A 19-year-old female passenger en route to Amsterdam from Detroit fell asleep mid-flight, only to wake up and discover the man seated next to her had his hands down her underpants and was fondling her, according to a criminal complaint filed...
  • Detroit, Syncora fight over casino money in appeals court-report

    (Reuters) - A federal appeals court panel heard arguments on Wednesday between Detroit and one of its last hold-out creditors over casino tax revenue, with one of the judges promising a careful consideration of the case, the Detroit News reported. The...
  • Justice and absurdity tangled in Fla. gun laws: Editorial

    Justice and absurdity tangled in Fla. gun laws: Editorial
    Oh, what a tangled web lawmakers weave when first the state practices to aggrieve. In this case, it applies to lawmakers distressing Floridians who prefer rational self-defense and firearms policies. A recent reminder came this month in the Marissa...