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  • Vegas roommates arraigned in alleged plot to kill Nevada police

    LAS VEGAS -- Police here were continuing their investigation into what they termed “one of the major domestic terrorism threats in the United States today” after the arrest of two people accused of plotting to kidnap and kill law enforcement...
  • Letters: Gun bans won't make colleges safer

    Re "Community college district bans guns from its 9 campuses," Aug. 11 The Times writes that a mass shooting at and around Santa Monica College in June "renewed debate that had begun after the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech over whether to allow guns...
  • PASSINGS: Dr. Henry Morgentaler

    Dr. Henry Morgentaler, 90, an abortion rights activist who helped overturn Canada's abortion law 25 years ago, died Wednesday at his Toronto home, according to Carolyn Egan, director and founding member of the Ontario Coalition of Abortion Clinics....
  • Heartsick and numb over Zimmerman verdict

    Heartsick and numb over Zimmerman verdict
    I didn't want to write about Trayvon Martin this week. I already had another column planned, something tidier, less contentious. But the obligation weighs on me, even though I'm still emotionally raw, grappling with what the verdict — and the bile...
  • First-degree murderers to be released in Kansas

    Kathy Kessinger of Winfield was strangled to death in 1984.  Her then-20-year-old husband was convicted of first-degree murder. Now, William Kessinger is 49 and about to get his walking papers.  At the hearing in March, Kathy Kessinger's family...
  • Four face death penalty after conviction in Indian gang rape

    NEW DELHI – Sentencing arguments will be heard Wednesday for four men facing the death penalty after an Indian court them found guilty of raping and murdering a 23-year-old physiotherapy student in December. The closely watched case has angered,...
  • Quinn defends release program after ex-inmate charged with murder

    Quinn defends release program after ex-inmate charged with murder
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday defended the Illinois Department of Corrections after an inmate who was released from prison early under a reworked good time credit program was charged with murder. The Democratic governor called the situation "tragic" but...
  • Colorful Lake Circuit Judge Jerry Lockett, who sentenced seven men to death, dies

    Colorful Lake Circuit Judge Jerry Lockett, who sentenced seven men to death, dies
    As the body was carried out of the house, retired Tavares lawyer Jerri Blair rose to her feet on the front porch to deliver one final salute as he passed by. She snapped it off just the way former Circuit Judge Jerry T. Lockett liked it, so he'd know...
  • On Newtown, mourn first, then act

    On Friday, in his moving and heartfelt statement in response to the horrific shooting in Newtown, Conn., President Obama said, "As a country, we have been through this too many times. ... And we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action...
  • Former JPMorgan employees charged in 'London whale' case

    NEW YORK — The bank's infamous "London whale" trades involved complex financial products, but prosecutors alleged that a cover-up by former JPMorgan Chase & Co. employees involved simple lies. The accusation was part of criminal charges filed...
  • Drug offense penalties are perversely harsher than those for vicious crimes

    Drug offense penalties are perversely harsher than those for vicious crimes
    The penalty for harming yourself, or for consenting adults to get their jollies by harming each other, can be the same, and often it is far harsher than the penalty imposed on a savage brute who harms or kills an unwilling victim. That rank perversity...