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  • NRA isn't budging in post-verdict 'stand your ground' standoff

    NRA isn't budging in post-verdict 'stand your ground' standoff
    The lines appear to have been drawn in the coming "stand your ground" standoff. The National Rifle Assn. made clear Wednesday that it would not budge, one day after U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. made an impassioned speech at the NAACP convention in...
  • Zimmerman verdict: Ridley-Thomas urges Florida boycott, dialogue

    Zimmerman verdict: Ridley-Thomas urges Florida boycott, dialogue
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas on Saturday called for a national boycott of Florida to protest the state’s “stand your ground” law in the wake of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting of African American...
  • Zimmerman Juror B29 to ABC News: 'He got away with murder'

    Zimmerman Juror B29 to ABC News: 'He got away with murder'
    The only minority member of the six-woman jury that acquitted George Zimmerman said Thursday that Zimmerman “got away with murder” and that she aches for Trayvon Martin’s grieving parents, ABC News reports. "You can't put the man in...
  • Notebook James Holmes sent psychiatrist now may be in judge's hands

    Notebook James Holmes sent psychiatrist now may be in judge's hands
    DENVER — Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes have given the judge a sealed envelope that might contain a notebook Holmes sent to a psychiatrist. Court records released Friday did not reveal what was in the envelope. The...
  • If Zimmerman 'got away with murder,' how 'stand your ground' law helped

    If Zimmerman 'got away with murder,' how 'stand your ground' law helped
    Can there be any question now that misbegotten “stand your ground” laws can provide a legal cover for murder? Watching the distressing ABC News interview with one of the George Zimmerman jurors – the only non-white juror and the only...
  • Family wants probe of FBI shooting of Ibragim Todashev

    Family wants probe of  FBI shooting of Ibragim Todashev
    Ibragim Todashev was being interrogated in his Orlando, Fla., home by the FBI and Massachusetts police when he was killed early in the morning of May 22. Now his family and friends want an independent investigation of how Todashev,  an acquaintance of the...
  • Turkey's former military chief sentenced to life in prison

    Turkey's former military chief sentenced to life in prison
    ANTAKYA, Turkey--Turkey’s former military chief was sentenced to life in prison on Monday, convicted along with many others of trying to overthrow the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Retired Gen. Ilker Basbug was the...
  • Hasan trial at Ft. Hood will go forward, judge rules

    Hasan trial at Ft. Hood will go forward, judge rules
    FT. HOOD, Texas -- A military judge on Thursday ruled that the trial of accused Ft. Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan would go forward after denying a request by Hasan’s military legal advisors to modify their status. “The court believes...
  • Amber Alert: Full tactical force now in place for Idaho search

    Amber Alert: Full tactical force now in place for Idaho search
    CASCADE, Idaho -- The search for missing San Diego County teen Hannah Anderson intensified Saturday afternoon as more than 150 law enforcement officials joined the effort to track the girl and her suspected abductor, murder suspect James DiMaggio. Smoke...
  • West largely rejecting calls for Olympic boycott over Russia anti-gay law

    West largely rejecting calls for Olympic boycott over Russia anti-gay law
    Athletes, sports officials and politicians worldwide have condemned recent Russian legislation that criminalizes public displays of support for gays and lesbians. But an international consensus is building that to boycott the 2014 Olympic Winter Games...
  • Former JPMorgan employees charged in 'London whale' case

     Former JPMorgan employees charged in 'London whale' case
    NEW YORK — The bank's infamous "London whale" trades involved complex financial products, but prosecutors alleged that a cover-up by former JPMorgan Chase & Co. employees involved simple lies. The accusation was part of criminal charges filed...