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2 teenage girls from Maine face animal cruelty charges after kitten put in microwave oven

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine –  Authorities say two teenage girls from Maine put an 8-week-old kitten in a microwave oven and turned it on. South Portland police began investigating after...

Third porn actor to test HIV-positive puts pressure on industry

News of a third adult-film actor testing positive for HIV is putting new pressure on both the industry and state lawmakers. The HIV cases have added fuel to a push for...

Washington state unveils proposed legal pot industry regulations

Washington state has unveiled proposed regulations for the legal pot industry nearly a year after voters passed a ballot initiative legalizing small amounts of marijuana. The Washington State Liquor...

New Florida Laws effective July 1, 2013

TALLAHASSEE — The state’s $74.1 billion budget kicks in on Monday along with nearly 200 new laws approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott. The fiscal...

Supreme Court strikes down key part of Voting Rights Act

In a major ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday voided a provision of the Voting Rights Act that determines which state and local governments have to seek federal permission...

Supreme Court Rules That Pre-Miranda Silence Can Be Used In Court

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says prosecutors can use a person’s silence against them if it comes before he’s told of his right to remain silent. The 5-4 ruling...

Putin denies he stole Super Bowl ring from New England Patriots owner

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he did not swipe New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring, but Putin’s spokesman said the Russian leader will reimburse him with...

Zimmerman jurors to be sequestered up to a month

SANFORD, Fla. — The jurors and alternates selected to hear the trial of the man accused of killing Trayvon Martin will be sequestered, a judge ruled Thursday afternoon. Judge...

Bank robbery suspect wants NSA phone records for his defense

One South Florida man accused in a series of bank robbery attempts is hoping the recent revelation that the federal government is secretly keeping millions of U.S. phone records...

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America’s largesttelecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in...

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