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  • Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions

    Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions
    Despite numerous hours of talks over the past two months, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered layoff notices to start going out Tuesday because no deal has been reached between his administration and the state employee unions. Malloy had been warning workers...
  • LAPD arrests more than 120 Ferguson protesters in downtown L.A.

    LAPD arrests more than 120 Ferguson protesters in downtown L.A.
    Police made another mass arrest in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night, the third day of protests against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. LAPD officers...
  • Ferguson protesters march on LAPD headquarters, county jail

    Ferguson protesters march on LAPD headquarters, county jail
    Hundreds of people marched in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon, the third day of protests against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. The protesters who...
  • Ex-corrections officer sentenced to 18 months for accepting bribes

    Ex-corrections officer sentenced to 18 months for accepting bribes
    A former corrections officer was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after he admitted to accepting bribes and smuggling contraband into a Sumter County prison. Jason Epstein, 29, of Orlando pleaded guilty to the bribery charges in September....
  • Michael Hanline, wrongly convicted in 1978 killing, freed

     Michael Hanline, wrongly convicted in 1978 killing, freed
    When he first stepped outside, Michael Hanline looked up at the sky as if for the first time. Wearing a dark sweatshirt with "XONER8" across the front, his white hair pulled into a ponytail and a cane in hand, California's longest-serving wrongfully...
  • Woman admits killing grandfather for touching himself while watching her girlfriend

    Woman admits killing grandfather for touching himself while watching her girlfriend
    An Allentown woman wept in a Lehigh County courtroom Tuesday as she admitted stabbing her grandfather to death after catching him touching himself sexually while watching her girlfriend. "I just blacked out when I seen what he was doing," Chene A. Mejias...
  • Carpenter Says She Didn't Want To Testify In Murder-For-Hire Trial

    Carpenter Says She Didn't Want To Testify In Murder-For-Hire Trial
    ROCKVILLE — Beth Carpenter sat on the witness stand Tuesday in a Rockville courtroom and recalled the last time she had been in that position — the day she testified at her own murder trial in 2002. "I didn't want to testify even when they...
  • Feds Criticize New Immigration Policy; State Cites Liability Concerns

    Feds Criticize New Immigration Policy; State Cites Liability Concerns
    A new immigration policy in Connecticut puts the state among a number of jurisdictions across the country that have stopped honoring detention requests issued by federal immigration authorities - heightening debate over whether the detainer requests are a...
  • More Baltimore jail staff indicted as top official testifies on corruption

    More Baltimore jail staff indicted as top official testifies on corruption
    Prosecutors announced new indictments Monday of Baltimore jail staff, the same day a top corrections official testified in the federal corruption trial of eight inmates and corrections officers about the difficulty containing misconduct in the system....
  • More Virginia death-row inmates challenge solitary confinement

    They might spend their days alone on death row — but they're unified in a fight with the state in federal court. Though it's not immediately clear how the suit came about, given that they can't speak with each other, five additional Virginia death...
  • Rhodes Scholars include 6 from Great Lakes area

    Rhodes Scholars include 6 from Great Lakes area
    Half a dozen students from the Great Lakes region were among 32 Americans selected as Rhodes scholars, officials announced this weekend. The scholars were chosen out of a field of more than 200 U.S. finalists from 86 colleges and universities. The...