Law & Order

St. Louis overtook Camden, N.J., as the nation's most dangerous city in 2009, according to a national study released Sunday.

Mystery surrounds killing of Hollywood publicist

It was a scene befitting a Hollywood true crime drama: A prominent Beverly Hills publicist was gunned down in her Mercedes-Benz after attending a movie premiere, sending the luxury car careening into a light post near Sunset Boulevard.

New Jersey Town Outlaws Sleeping In Public

Getting some shuteye in one New Jersey town could land you in hot water, depending on where you lay your head, 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reports. In Roselle Park, it is against the law and you could be fined or arrested for sleeping in public.

Unbeknown to him, the driver kept the details of the credit card he used for the ride and spent $800,000 on it.

A multimillionaire designer was allegedly conned out of $800,000 (£500,000) for a 13-mile journey after a taxi driver copied his credit card - but did not even notice the money was gone. Tony Chan was scammed when he flew into New Jersey on a priv...

Marines sold military assault weapons to L.A. gang members, authorities allege

Four U.S. Marines have been arrested for allegedly selling rifles and assault weapons to gang members in Los Angeles.

Transformer Explosion Closes New York Nuclear Plant

A transformer exploded at a nuclear power plant 24 miles north of New York City, leading to an emergency shut down of one of its reactors.

Hearing Set for Hong Kong Model's Nev. Drug Charge

A Nevada judge has set a preliminary hearing for a fashion model from Hong Kong who was arrested on a drug charge at the Burning Man counterculture festival over the Labor Day weekend.

US appeals court stays ruling on gays in military

Peter Henderson Reuters 21.10.2010
US appeals court stays ruling on gays in military

A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that the Pentagon may temporarily reinstate a ban on openly gay men and women in uniform while a lengthier stay in favor of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy is considered.

Tuesday's order by U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips in Riverside, Calif., applies across the U.S. and would halt proceedings against service members suspected of violating the policy, which aims to bar openly gay people from the military.

A federal judge ordered the military to stop enforcing the "don't ask, don't tell" law that has been used to discharge gay service members, putting at least a temporary halt to the 17-year-old policy.

Obama administration appeals gay marriage ruling

Jeremy Pelofsky Reuters 13.10.2010
Obama administration appeals gay marriage ruling

The Obama administration decided on Tuesday to appeal a judge's rulings that prevented the U.S. government from banning same-sex marriages, a move that could undermine support among President Barack Obama's traditional liberal base ahead of a key ...

Pregnant woman attacked by pitbulls speaks

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - DeeDee Olizia, 29, tries to relax in her hospital bed, after being attacked by two pitbulls. "I'm still in pain, but compared to yesterday I feel a little better."

Tourist dies after he was pulled from water ride at SeaWorld's Aquatica

A 68-year-old tourist died after he who was pulled from a water feature at SeaWorld Orlando's Aquatica, officials said.

Bank robbers use kidnapped teller strapped with explosives

A bank employee at the center of a robbery at a Bank of America was questioned by police and is now cleared, according to the FBI. After hours of questioning, Diego Uscamayta left the FBI building in North Miami-Dade a free man. Police are now sea...

Attack on son of Aretha Franklin investigated

MATT HELMS Detroit Free Press 22.09.2010
Attack on son of Aretha Franklin investigated

The investigation of an apparent beating of one of the sons of Detroit Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin took on mysterious tones today as police officials said they were unable to reach him, and a hospital official said he was treated and released wi...

Student Athlete Dies Tangled In Exercise Machine

Students at Bear River High School were stunned after learning one of their star players died early Monday morning.

Police: Shocking Abuse of 91-Year-Old Caught on Video

Authorities in Jersey City have arrested a home healthcare worker and charged her with abusing an elderly patient.

Apparent suicide by cyanide prompts safety fears; Lab tech found dead

A Northeastern University lab tech’s suspected suicide by cyanide - 30 miles away from campus - is raising public safety fears over easy access to deadly chemicals days after the ninth anniversary of 9/11.

Rosemary Vandenbroucke

A Hong Kong fashion model was busted on felony drug charges at the Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada and crashed her rented motor home into Reno's landmark arch the next day, authorities said Wednesday.

Officials scramble after fire destroys 10,000 voting equipment in Texas

A fire that destroyed nearly all Harris County's electronic voting machines Friday has election officials scrambling to re-equip the county for an election in which early voting starts in just 51 days.

The US Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves

Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn't violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable ex...

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