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Murray man charged with murder

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Murray man charged with murder

- MURRAY — A man accused of shooting his neighbor in the back and then kicking his head and face several times has been charged with murder. Carl Johnson, 56, of Murray, was charged in 3rd District Court with murder, a first-degree felony; and felony discharge of a firearm causing serious injury, a first-degree felony. During the afternoon of June 11, Johnson was drinking with his neighbors and Thomas Dunn, 58, at the Iris Apartments, 4865 S

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Takata bankruptcy expected Monday in Japan, U.S

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Takata bankruptcy expected Monday in Japan, U.S

- Detroit — Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday. Takata was done in by defective air bag inflators that can explode with too much force, spewing out shrapnel. They’re responsible for at least 16 deaths and 180 injuries and have touched off the largest automotive recall in U

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Alabama turns rape victims into suspects

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Alabama turns rape victims into suspects

- So many laws designed to protect the powerful, at the expense of the powerless. Until you look at rape. Again Alabama protects the powerful. And shame the powerless. But priorities are a discussion for another day. This one is about the law. The victim, Megan Rondini, told police she resisted, that she tried to leave, that she turned away when the man kissed her and continued to say she wanted to go home

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Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

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Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

- NEW YORK — Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false and malicious broadcast" last Sunday evening. It's seeking financial damages and a court order barring rebroadcasts of the segment's "defamatory statements." Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" coal segment criticized the Trump administration's effort to revive the industry, saying coal jobs have dropped for decades and other energy alternatives are driving the industry's decline

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Editorial: Follow through on Detroit school reform

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Editorial: Follow through on Detroit school reform

- Buy Photo. A year ago, the Michigan Legislature passed legislation bailing out Detroit Public Schools, sending a $617 million lifeline to the financially failing district. The law sought to address many of the district’s challenges, not just the monetary ones. Yet a year later, several key provisions are not being implemented. While not perfect legislation, lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder’s team worked hard to come up with a plan that would give Detroit schools a fresh financial start, in addition to turning back control to a locally elected school board

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Massachusetts man indicted for murder in Google employee’s jogging death

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Massachusetts man indicted for murder in Google employee’s jogging death

- A Massachusetts man has officially been indicted for the brutal murder of a New York Google employee last summer while she was out on a walk. A grand jury on Friday indicted Angelo Colon-Ortiz with the August 2016 murder of Vanessa Marcotte, the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office said. Colon-Ortiz will be arraigned in Worcester Superior Court on an unscheduled date

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‘Concerned citizen’ accused of shooting man fleeing police

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‘Concerned citizen’ accused of shooting man fleeing police

- Marcus Allan Pitts, 46, of Covington, was charged with aggravated assault after he fired a shot at Terence Lee Lennox, 33, of Lawrenceville, police Capt. Craig Treadwell said. Pitts, whom Treadwell described as a “concerned citizen” with no known criminal record, apparently saw Lennox running on foot from a crash scene and tried to block him with his truck. Pitts then got out and fired a handgun

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Massachusetts jogger slaying suspect indicted for murder

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Massachusetts jogger slaying suspect indicted for murder

- A suspect has been indicted for murder in the death of a 27-year-old woman who was killed last summer while jogging in broad daylight in Massachusetts.

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Save Way defendant appeals his fraud conviction

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Save Way defendant appeals his fraud conviction

- HUNTINGTON - A man serving a decade in prison for leading a criminal enterprise scheme has appealed his conviction to West Virginia's high court. Samir Tallozi, 64, is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for engaging in organized criminal enterprise and benefit fraud out of his gas station in Central City. Tallozi, his brother, Basim Tallzi, Joy Black and Latischa Debord were all convicted in the case

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Lawmakers scramble to finish pot legislation

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Lawmakers scramble to finish pot legislation

- A half-dozen state lawmakers are quickly working to cobble together a recreational pot law from differing bills passed in the House and Senate before a self-imposed June 30 deadline to deliver the final bill to Gov. Charlie Baker for approval. Lawmakers tapped for a conference committee to sort out the long list of differences between the two bills include Sens. Patricia Jehlen, William Brownsberger, Viriato deMacedo and Reps

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Worcester man indicted in slaying of Princeton jogger

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Worcester man indicted in slaying of Princeton jogger

- A Worcester man arrested in April for the killing of a 27-year-old woman in Princeton last summer has been indicted by a grand jury, officials said yesterday. Prosecutors said a grand jury has indicted Angelo Colon-Ortiz, 31, for murder in the death of Vanessa Marcotte based in part on his DNA profile, which matched samples recovered from Marcotte’s hands. Colon-Ortiz, who remains in custody on $10 million bail, will be arraigned later in Worcester Superior Court, according to a statement issued by Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr

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Single-payer health care put on hold in California as leader calls legislation 'woefully inadequate'

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Single-payer health care put on hold in California as leader calls legislation 'woefully inadequate'

- SACRAMENTO >> A proposal to bring universal, single-payer health care to California — replacing the private insurance market with a single, government-run plan — was abruptly put on hold late Friday afternoon. Early this month, the state Senate voted to pass a $400 billion plan sponsored by the California Nurses Association, sending it to the Assembly. But the measure had few details — including how the state would raise the money to pay for it

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Judge dismisses attempted murder charges from Crosby standoff

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Judge dismisses attempted murder charges from Crosby standoff

- Jeremy Kessler was accused of attempted murder, a Class A felony, and reckless endangerment, a Class C felony, in March, about a month after he allegedly fired several shots from inside his home at a man who was standing outside. The man told police he'd spoken to Kessler a short time earlier, and that one of the rounds hit a beer can he was holding in his hand

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SeaWorld subpoenaed on disclosures related to 2013 documentary ‘Blackfish’

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SeaWorld subpoenaed on disclosures related to 2013 documentary ‘Blackfish’

- The well-known documentary detailing life for killer whales in captivity appears to still be impacting SeaWorld. This week, Reuters reports, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc said it has been subpoenaed from the U.S. Department of Justice in relation to an investigation over disclosures made regarding “Blackfish” and any impact it might have had on trading in the company’s securities. Disclosures and public statements made in 2014 on or before August by the company and certain executives were included

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SeaWorld subpoenaed on disclosures related to 2013 documentary ‘Blackfish’

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SeaWorld subpoenaed on disclosures related to 2013 documentary ‘Blackfish’

- The well-known documentary detailing life for killer whales in captivity appears to still be impacting SeaWorld. This week, Reuters reports, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc said it has been subpoenaed from the U.S. Department of Justice in relation to an investigation over disclosures made regarding “Blackfish” and any impact it might have had on trading in the company’s securities. Disclosures and public statements made in 2014 on or before August by the company and certain executives were included

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SeaWorld subpoenaed on disclosures related to 2013 documentary ‘Blackfish’

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SeaWorld subpoenaed on disclosures related to 2013 documentary ‘Blackfish’

- The well-known documentary detailing life for killer whales in captivity appears to still be impacting SeaWorld. This week, Reuters reports, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc said it has been subpoenaed from the U.S. Department of Justice in relation to an investigation over disclosures made regarding “Blackfish” and any impact it might have had on trading in the company’s securities. Disclosures and public statements made in 2014 on or before August by the company and certain executives were included

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Save Way defendant appeals his fraud conviction
Save Way defendant appeals his fraud conviction HUNTINGTON - A man serving a decade in prison for leading a criminal enterprise scheme has appealed his conviction to West Virginia's high court. Samir Tallozi, 64, is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for engaging in organized criminal enterprise and benefit fraud out of his gas station in Central City. Tallozi, his brother, Basim Tallzi, Joy Black and Latischa Debord were all convicted in the case   Read More ...
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Lawmakers scramble to finish pot legislation
Lawmakers scramble to finish pot legislation A half-dozen state lawmakers are quickly working to cobble together a recreational pot law from differing bills passed in the House and Senate before a self-imposed June 30 deadline to deliver the final bill to Gov. Charlie Baker for approval. Lawmakers tapped for a conference committee to sort out the long list of differences between the two bills include Sens. Patricia Jehlen, William Brownsberger, Viriato deMacedo and Reps   Read More ...
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Worcester man indicted in slaying of Princeton jogger
Worcester man indicted in slaying of Princeton jogger A Worcester man arrested in April for the killing of a 27-year-old woman in Princeton last summer has been indicted by a grand jury, officials said yesterday. Prosecutors said a grand jury has indicted Angelo Colon-Ortiz, 31, for murder in the death of Vanessa Marcotte based in part on his DNA profile, which matched samples recovered from Marcotte’s hands. Colon-Ortiz, who remains in custody on $10 million bail, will be arraigned later in Worcester Superior Court, according to a statement issued by Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr   Read More ...
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Senators propose legislation to offer money, legal protection to Olympic sex abuse prevention agency
Senators propose legislation to offer money, legal protection to Olympic sex abuse prevention agency Two Senators proposed legislation Friday that would offer federal funding and legal protections to a new nonprofit focused on preventing sexual abuse in Olympic sports organizations. The Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 — proposed by Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) — would send $5 million in federal money over five years to the U.S. Center for SafeSport, a nascent organization created by the United States Olympic Committee to investigate allegations of sexual abuse within Olympic sports organizations   Read More ...
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Fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates rips Jeff Sessions for 'stoking fear' with criminal justice reform stance
Fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates rips Jeff Sessions for 'stoking fear' with criminal justice reform stance Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates resurfaced on Friday to criticize the Department of Justice’s stance on criminal justice reform. In a Washington Post op-ed, Yates condemns Attorney General Jeff Sessions for reinstating mandatory drug sentences and accused him of “stoking fear ... (that) the United States is gripped by a rising epidemic of violent crime that can only be cured by putting more drug offenders in jail for more time   Read More ...
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New Laws to Change Energy in Nevada
New Laws to Change Energy in Nevada The future of Nevada's energy system was one of the major issues of the 2017 legislative session, and lawmakers passed a whole slew of changes. There were more than a dozen clean energy bills when the session started. The governor eventually signed nine of those into law, changing policies regarding rooftop solar to electric cars, but the main theme from both sides of the aisle was pushing Nevada toward a cleaner energy future   Read More ...
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Trump Scores Standing Ovation For Promising To Pass Immigration Law That Already Exists Since 1996
Trump Scores Standing Ovation For Promising To Pass Immigration Law That Already Exists Since 1996 President Donald Trump just got himself a standing ovation during a campaign rally after promising to pass a “new” immigration law — even though the same law already exists for two decades. On Wednesday, Trump held his fifth campaign-style rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he promised his supporters that he would “very shortly” pass a law that would ban immigrants from being eligible to receive welfare benefits for “at least five years   Read More ...
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Gov. Scott signs medical marijuana legislation
Gov. Scott signs medical marijuana legislation Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a bill that outlines how patients can qualify and receive medical marijuana under the state's constitutional amendment. Gov. Scott signs medical marijuana legislation Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a bill that outlines how patients can qualify and receive medical marijuana under the state's constitutional amendment. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov   Read More ...
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Ex-prosecutor indicted in NYPD gun licensing bribery scheme
Ex-prosecutor indicted in NYPD gun licensing bribery scheme A former prosecutor facing charges in the NYPD gun licensing bribery scandal has been indicted, according to court papers. John Chambers, a lawyer who was a gun license expediter, is charged with bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery, according to a Manhattan Federal Court indictment filed late Thursday. Chambers, 62, allegedly plied NYPD Sgt. David Villanueva with goodies such as sports memorabilia and meals to hasten permit approvals, the Manhattan U   Read More ...
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Advocacy groups slam Cosby's 'outrageous' tour on sexual assault laws
Advocacy groups slam Cosby's 'outrageous' tour on sexual assault laws Bill Cosby's publicists said he plans to educate young people about sexual assault allegations Women's groups criticize the idea as "outrageous" and "disgusting" (CNN)Bill Cosby's spokespeople said he will deliver educational talks teaching young people how to behave to avoid sexual assault allegations, leading to harsh criticism from a number of victims' advocacy groups. "This is outrageous," said Kristen Houser, spokesperson for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center   Read More ...
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Single-payer health care put on hold in California as leader calls legislation 'woefully inadequate'
Single-payer health care put on hold in California as leader calls legislation 'woefully inadequate' SACRAMENTO >> A proposal to bring universal, single-payer health care to California — replacing the private insurance market with a single, government-run plan — was abruptly put on hold late Friday afternoon. Early this month, the state Senate voted to pass a $400 billion plan sponsored by the California Nurses Association, sending it to the Assembly. But the measure had few details — including how the state would raise the money to pay for it   Read More ...
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The government’s websites are so unreadable they break their own laws
Federal agencies must use plain language. It’s the law. Yet the new 2017 US Government Website Clarity Index (pdf), put together by the content analysis company Visible Thread, shows that many sites defy the Plain Writing Act with puzzling prose. That 2010 statute ordered US federal authorities to communicate clearly. The idea is that simple language is easy to understand, making government more effective, efficient, and accountable to the people   Read More ...
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