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Texas jury jails man 35 years for marijuana possession

For being caught with just over a quarter pound of pot, 54-year-old Henry Walter Wooten will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars, thanks to a jury in Tyler, Texas. His prosecutor, Smith County Assistant District Attorney Richard Vance, originally sought a sentence of 99 years over the…

Greek protests cramp travel, disrupt economy

Greek police Friday fought protesters angered by tough new austerity measures, as European heavyweight Germany rebuffed suggestions cash-strapped Athens needed a financial bailout. Strikes disrupted air and ground transport, as well as schools and hospitals, hitting economic activity hard two days after the government unveiled sweeping tax hikes and spending…

Gunman killed after shooting 2 Pentagon police

San Francisco sidewalk-sitting ban targets homeless: Critics

San Francisco’s lawmakers are debating a proposed law that would ban sitting or lying on sidewalks throughout the city, a move critics say targets the homeless. The bill brought forward by Mayor Gavin Newsom to the city’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is believed to be the broadest of its…

Afghanistan bans coverage of attacks, will detain offending journalists

“Afghanistan announced a ban on news coverage of Taliban strikes on Monday, saying such coverage only emboldened the Islamist militants, whose latest strikes killed six in the southern city of Kandahar,” Reuters reports. Journalists will only be allowed to cover the aftermath of Taliban attacks with permission from the National…

Riot erupts at UC Berkeley over tuition hikes, budget cuts

It started as a dance party in the streets. Within hours, trash bins were burning, windows were smashed and riot police were swinging their batons. It was an ugly scene, even for a university best known for its fever-pitched politics. Late Friday night and early Saturday morning, the streets of…

Former NYPD commissioner Kerik gets four year federal prison sentence

Judge tacks on 15 extra months to agreed-upon sentence The former “top cop” in New York City will be viewing life from the other side for a spell. Bernard Kerik was sentenced to four years in federal prison, after admitting “last year that he lied to the White House while…

Report: Prosecutors charging DNA evidence with crimes

In their effort to beat the statutes of limitations that prevent people from being charged with a crime after a certain amount of time has passed, prosecutors in some parts of the US are trying a new tactic: They’re charging half-eaten food, saliva-crusted glasses or other inanimate objects with the…

Alabama professor charged in killings was suspect in attempted bombing of Harvard professor

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — A woman biology professor accused of murdering three University of Alabama colleagues after she had been denied a promotion was in US police custody Sunday, as a new report emerged about a fatal shooting in her past. “Authorities have said the suspect in a fatal shooting spree…

Prof charged with murder in campus shooting

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — A woman biology professor accused of murdering three University of Alabama colleagues after she had been denied a promotion was in US police custody Sunday, as a new report emerged about a fatal shooting in her past. Amy Bishop, 45, a mother of four, was charged with…

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