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Prosecutor: Grand Jury tweet in Brown case was hacked

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A tweet earlier this month suggesting insider information on the grand jury investigating the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown was the result of someone hacking a woman's Twitter account, St. Louis County prosecutor Bo ...

ACLU testing NSA surveillance limits in courts

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Congress mulls how to curtail the NSA's collection of Americans' telephone records, impatient civil liberties groups are looking to legal challenges already underway in the courts to limit government surveillance powers. Three ...

Transgender sentenced for child sex abuse committed while she was a man

DUCHESNE - Judge Samuel Chiara's eyes glistened with tears Monday and his voice became choked with emotion as he handed down the sentence. "Zero to five years in prison, because that's all I can give you," Chiara told Susan Elizabeth Rye, after sayin ...

Source: Darren Wilson says Michael Brown kept charging at him

FERGUSON -- Police Officer Darren Wilson told investigators that in a struggle for his pistol inside a police SUV, Michael Brown pressed the barrel of Wilson's gun against the officer's hip, according to a source with knowledge of his statements. Wil ...

Supreme Court Clears Texas Voter ID Law for November Election

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights grou ...

Grand jury witness adds new perspective to Ferguson shooting

CLAYTON -- A stream of eyewitnesses has been testifying in secret before a grand jury considering whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown near the Canfield Green apartments in Ferguson. One Canfield resid ...

Activist courts continue to disqualify Voter ID laws

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' highest court on Wednesday struck down a state law that requires voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, ruling the requirement unconstitutional just days before early voting begins for the Nov. ...

Court overturns Ariz. law denying bail to illegal aliens

A federal appeals court, saying that pre-trial detention should be the exception, not the rule, struck down an Arizona law Wednesday, denying bail to undocumented immigrants. Arizona voters approved Proposition 100 in 2006. The law denies bail to und ...

Appeals court reinstates Texas voter ID law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday temporarily reinstated Texas' tough voter ID law, which the U.S. Justice Department had condemned as the state's latest means of suppressing minority voter turnout. The ruling by a three-judge p ...

Supreme Court stops parts of Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in America's second most-populous state. In an unsigned order, the justices sided with abortion right ...


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