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January 20, 2015

Mother of teen girl suspected in crime spree arrested

Sherry Peters is accused of taking 13-year-old Cheyenne Phillips from her father's house when she did not have the custodial rights to - Full Story
January 19, 2015
No plea deal likely in Boston Marathon bombing case

No plea deal likely in Boston Marathon bombing case

The Justice Department has given no indication it is open to any proposal from the defense to spare Tsarnaev's life - Full Story
January 16, 2015
Ill. officer says he feared for his life in fatal beanbag shooting

Ill. officer says he feared for his life in fatal beanbag shooting

Officer who fired beanbags at a knife-wielding 95-year-old man who later died testified at his trial Thursday that his action was prompted by the fear - Full Story
January 15, 2015
Officer-involved shootings prompt array of bills in state legislatures

Officer-involved shootings prompt array of bills in state legislatures

Lawmakers are moving quickly with scores of bills ranging from increasing police training to putting tighter limits on using deadly force - Full Story
January 15, 2015

Arias judge: Prosecutors can seek death penalty

The judge in the Jodi Arias case on Wednesday denied a bid by her lawyers to stop prosecutors from seeking the death penalty - Full Story
January 14, 2015
Ex-prosecutor: Don't pardon Mark Wahlberg for racist attacks

Ex-prosecutor: Don't pardon Mark Wahlberg for racist attacks

Says he shouldn't be pardoned for attacks on two Asian men - Full Story
January 14, 2015

Video: Ky. cop injured after pistol discharges in gun store, files suit

Attorney says his client has had multiple surgeries and has lost enough functionality in his left hand that he can no longer work as a police officer - Full Story
January 13, 2015
Ill. officer stands trial in fatal beanbag shooting of armed man

Ill. officer stands trial in fatal beanbag shooting of armed man

Officer's attorney argued that officer did what he was trained to do to subdue a dangerous suspect who was coming at him with a knife - Full Story
January 13, 2015

US judges review NYPD surveillance of Muslims

Three-judge panel is reviewing a lawsuit that claims police conducted broad surveillance on Muslim businesses, mosques and schools in New Jersey - Full Story
January 12, 2015

Supreme Court won't hear dispute over DUI blood tests

Court won't hear an appeal from Colorado officials who want to make it easier for authorities to take blood samples from suspected drunk drivers without their permission or a warrant - Full Story



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