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FBI seeks DNA samples from ‘Unabomber’ for 1982 Tylenol case

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Chicago office of the FBI is asking for DNA samples from “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski in connection with an investigation into an unsolved 1982 crime in which seven people died after taking Tylenol capsules laced with potassium cyanide, FBI officials said on Thursday. “As part of our…

Ohio jailhouse killer to be executed Tuesday morning

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Clarence Carter, a 49-year-old Ohio man convicted of beating to death another prison inmate after a dispute over what TV channel to watch, is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday morning. Carter will be the 12th person executed in the United Statesthis year and the third in Ohio. He…

Ohio bill would allow recall of governor, lawmakers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) – Ohio Democratic legislators are proposing a bill that would allow voters to recall Governor John Kasich, who has signed a controversial bill limiting collective bargaining for public workers. State Representative John Hagen said voters in 17 states, including Wisconsin, where a similar bill was passed, can…

Tennessee boys removed from their home after allegedly raping toddler

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (Reuters) – Two Memphis boys, aged 7 and 9, alleged to have raped a 2-year-old girl last August were placed in protective custody on Monday. Shelby County Juvenile Court Magistrate Dan Michael turned the boys over to the state’s Department of Children’s Services after the prosecution asked that…

Tennessee teachers fight bill to end collective bargaining

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) – A Tennessee teachers group is calling a Republican-backed state bill that would end collective bargaining an “attack” on teachers’ rights. “We don’t view this as education reform. It’s an attack on the rights of teachers to have a voice regarding their working conditions, which are also…

Democratic lawmakers leave Wisconsin to protest union curbs

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Wisconsin state Senate Democrats boycotting a vote on a plan to curb the union rights of public employees left the state on Thursday in an attempt to force majority Republicans to negotiate a compromise, an online political news service said. Democrat Sen. Jon Erpenbach told WisPolitics…

Thousands of Wisconsin union workers protest budget plan

MADISON, Wisconsin – More than 10,000 union public employees and supporters packed the Capitol Square and the inside of the statehouse on Tuesday to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s budget plan to strip many bargaining rights from state and local government workers. Republicans legislators hope to get the bill, announced by…

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