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  • California marijuana grow stole reservation water

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have torn out an illegal marijuana operation in Central California that they say was siphoning water from streams that supply an American Indian tribe, a California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman said Friday. The growers created seven reservoirs —...

  • Illinois governor grants 38 clemency requests

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on 124 clemency petitions, granting 38 and denying 86. The Chicago Democrat announced the news in a release Friday afternoon. His office says those who were granted clemency have recently undergone criminal background checks. Clemencies...

  • Woman held in fatal shooting of 96-year-old mother

    LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 71-year-old Orange County woman has been arrested in the shooting death of her 96-year-old mother. A Sheriff's Department statement said Friday that deputies responding to reports of gunshots found Gretchen DeStefano dead inside her home in...

  • Former Adams County prosecutor charged with murder

    QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Curtis D. Lovelace, an All-Big Ten center at Illinois who later became an Adams County assistant state's attorney, was formerly charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the death of his wife. Lovelace, a private practice lawyer in Quincy, is accused of suffocating Cory...

  • Mayor signs bill tracking solitary in NYC jails

    NEW YORK (AP) — The mayor has signed a bill requiring New York City correction officials to track and publish information on the use of solitary confinement. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the legislation Thursday. It mandates jail officials post quarterly reports online detailing several dozen...

  • Rotherham: The perils of tolerating intolerance

    The central problem faced by tolerant societies is how far to tolerate intolerance.

  • Former Michele Bachmann campaign staffer pleads guilty

    One of Michele Bachmann's former top campaign staffers pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing money he received from the presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul. Kent Sorenson, who managed Bachmann's presidential campaign in Iowa, pleaded guilty to one count of causing a federal campaign...

  • 5 problems with California's 'affirmative consent' bill

    In the rush to advance legislation to combat sexual assault on college campuses, California lawmakers have cast aside the due process rights of the accused.

  • Police identify Rosedale slaying victims

    ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County Police have identified the two people slain in an apartment in Rosedale. Officers said Tuesday that 39-year-old Charles William Mitter and 26-year-old Tyray Avia Wise were attacked in their apartment early Monday. Mitter was pronounced deceased at the...

  • Tourists robbed on San Francisco famous street

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police are searching for suspects who robbed two Dutch tourists at gunpoint while they were taking pictures at a popular spot in San Francisco that's known as the "Crookedest Street in The World." Officer Gordon Shyy, a police spokesman, said Tuesday that the victims were...

  • Man shot dead in Lubbock police confrontation

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Police say a domestic dispute and ensuing threats led to a confrontation between a male suspect and officers culminating in the officers shooting the man dead. Lubbock police identified the dead suspect as 51-year-old Guadalupe Esquivel. The shooting happened at an...

  • 2 arrested in slaying of Pa. man in Ocean City

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Ocean City Police have charged two men in the slaying of a Pennsylvania man. Officers found 37-year-old Justin Daniel Cancelliere (kan-sel-YARE'-ay) of North Whitehall, Pennsylvania, unconscious in the parking lot of a hotel early Sunday. Police say he was assaulted...

  • Grand jury clears officers in teen's shooting

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A North Texas grand jury has declined to indict three suburban Dallas police officers in the fatal Christmas Day shooting death of a 16-year-old suspect. The Tarrant County grand jury declined the indictment Tuesday in the fatal shooting of Peyton Cole Barbour of...

  • Blacks must confront reality

    How much of what we see today can be explained by racial discrimination? To begin to get a handle on the answer, let's pull up a few historical facts about black Americans.

  • Federal subpoena sought email of ex-Pat Quinn advisers

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal grand jury has subpoenaed the emails of three former top advisers to Gov. Pat Quinn, including a onetime chief of staff, as part of a criminal investigation into the governor's $54.5 million Chicago anti-violence program. The Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, which...



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