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Ex-Calif. state senator gets 5 years in racketeering case

Karl Mondon/ZUMA24.com Former state Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat, was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for trading political favors for campaign contributions. SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge sentenced former California state senator Leland Yee on Wednesday to five years in prison after he acknowledged in a plea deal that he accepted thousands of dollars in ...

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Did This 'Tiara-Wearing Lunatic' Bite a Fellow Plane Passenger or Is It Just a Case of Class Envy?

New York art curator Stacy Engman (who has a very colorful Instagram, for what it’s worth) was issued a summons for assault after allegedly biting a fellow first class passenger on a flight from Istanbul to JFK last summer. The best detail of the case: Engman, ever the elegant lady, was wearing a tiara when the biting supposedly happened In ...

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'Affluenza' case highlights disparity in sentencing

Pat Sullivan/AP Jaime Arellano is shown in the visitor’s room at the Wynne Unit of the Texas prison system in Huntsville, Texas. When he was 16 Arellano drove drunk, ran a red light and crashed into a pregnant woman’s car, killing her and her unborn child. HUNTSVILLE, Texas — One 16-year-old drove drunk, ran a red light and crashed into ...

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Judge to release sealed documents from Sheldon Silver case

A federal judge plans to release mysterious transcripts and documents sealed before Sheldon Silver’s corruption trial. The materials are from a closed hearing on Oct. 16 — some two weeks before the disgraced ex-Assembly speaker went on trial — where both sides discussed whether to include or exclude evidence. Manhattan Federal Judge Valerie E. Caproni will issue an opinion on ...

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Frozen Embryos Must Be Destroyed: Divorce Case Highlights Ethics And Legalities Of IVF

When Mimi Lee and her ex-husband Stephen Findley created five frozen embryos with the assistance of a California fertility clinic in 2010, they didn’t do so with the intention of divorcing. The couple did divorce in 2013, though. And they did so prior to using the embryos they’d created. According to their agreement with the fertility clinic, in the event ...

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Men detained in Indian nun rape case

Police have released images of the suspects and offered a reward for any information Eight men have been detained by police investigating the rape of an elderly nun in the Indian state of West Bengal. Six alleged attackers were caught on CCTV as they burgled the convent before the 74-year-old nun was raped. Prayers for ...

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Greg Anthony — NCAA Hoops Analyst Strikes Plea Deal In Prostitution Case

breaking news College basketball analyst Greg Anthony — a former NBA player — has banged out a plea deal in his prostitution case … which will keep his (alleged) hooker-lovin’ ass out of the pokey.  The 47-year-old was arrested for soliciting a prostitute at a D.C. hotel back on January 16th — but today in court, officials agreed to drop ...

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Sondra Arquiett sues Drug Enforcement Administration agent over fake Facebook page in drug case, court papers say

Updated October 7, 2014 5:37 PMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS This image obtained by The Associated Press shows a Facebook page for “Sondra Prince.” (Credit: AP) Travel deals WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration set up a fake Facebook account using photographs and other personal information it took from the cellphone of a New York woman arrested in a cocaine case, ...

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The Amp case wants to be a boom box, and an extra ear for your iPhone

Is there a more loved, yet deeply hated part of the iPhone than the speaker? On one hand, it lets you take your calls without holding the phone up to your face. You can also use it while watching videos or listening to music without headphones, and — of course — hear calls coming in from afar. On the other ...

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Supreme court begins term with case on police actions

October 6, 2014 8:24 AMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS This photo taken Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, shows the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. (Credit: AP / Susan Walsh) Related media Cartoonists on the Supreme Court Travel deals WASHINGTON – People can’t plead ignorance of the law to excuse a violation. The first case of the new Supreme Court term Monday tests ...

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