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  • Friedman and Ceci: Should very young children testify in criminal cases?

    Friedman and Ceci: Should very young children testify in criminal cases?
    This term, the Supreme Court has an opportunity to dramatically improve how our criminal justice system treats statements by very young children if it is willing to look beyond the two bad options adopted by the lower courts and consider instead a...
  • Legislation would pardon underage drinkers who call 911

    The Illinois Legislature is considering a bill that would grant amnesty to underage drinkers who call 911 to get help. Democratic state Rep. Scott Drury of Highwood is sponsoring the measure. It passed the House earlier this month and has been introduced...
  • Peter S. Smith

    Peter S. Smith
    Peter S. Smith, a longtime Baltimore attorney who pioneered programs that provided legal representation to the city's poor and disenfranchised, died Feb. 14 at his Durham, N.H., home of complications of lymphoma. The former Mount Washington resident was...
  • Brother of man executed by Utah firing squad calls it brutal

    Randy Gardner still struggles four years later to talk about seeing his brother's bullet-riddled body at the mortuary after he was executed. Ronnie Lee Gardner was the last person to die by firing squad in Utah — a method state lawmakers voted this...
  • Vote for firing squad shows frustration with drug shortages

    A vote by Utah lawmakers to bring back executions by firing squad is the most dramatic illustration yet of the nationwide frustration over bungled executions and shortages of lethal-injection drugs. Utah and several other states are scrambling to...
  • Massive starfish deaths prompt calls for emergency help

    WASHINGTON With millions of starfish dying all along the West Coast, Washington state Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives say it's time for Congress to intervene and find out why. The outbreak, first noticed in the state by rangers in...
  • Stuart Rothenberg: Mark Kirk starts 2016 as an underdog in Illinois

    WASHINGTON Where does Illinois Republican Sen. Mark S. Kirk start in his bid for re-election? It depends on whom you ask. The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report/Roll Call currently rates the 2016 race as a Tossup, while the Cook Political Report says...
  • Undercover ops: Poly tunnels an alternative to greenhouses

    Greenhouses aren't the only great cover-ups for gardeners determined to extend their growing seasons. High tunnels, low tunnels and caterpillar tunnels work well, too. Also known as hoop houses or row covers, the tunnels consist of U-shaped metal or...
  • Extreme cold threatens grapes in Erie region

    Vinifera grapes — including chardonnay, riesling and Pinot blanc — are pressed into some of the world's most popular wines. But the plants weren't bred for extreme temperatures, and certainly not for plunges to 15 degrees below zero. And for...
  • Tokyo remembers devastating, overlooked WWII firebombings

    Japan mourned Tuesday for the 105,400 people killed in a single night 70 years ago, when U.S. B-29 bombers obliterated much of Tokyo in the deadliest conventional bomb attack ever. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bowed in a somber ceremony held in a downtown...
  • Cornell SAE hazing case has lawyer asking: Where's the adult oversight?

    Cornell SAE hazing case has lawyer asking: Where's the adult oversight?
    A lawyer representing the family of a Sigma Alpha Epsilon pledge at Cornell University who died four years ago after a hazing incident said Tuesday that his case and the racist video chant by SAE members at the University of Oklahoma have a key element in...