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18 Penn State students face hundreds of charges in hazing death

Bellefonte - Eight of the 18 students charged face a count of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 19-year-old fraternity pledge in February. A grand jury determined the death of Timothy Piazza was not simply an accident but involved reckless criminal conduct.

Justice Department sues city of Ferguson to push police reform

Ferguson - The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, because the City Council tried to amend a deal with the DOJ that would have enacted changes in its policing and court practices.

White Georgia cop charged in death of unarmed, black, naked, vet

Decatur - A grand jury in Georgia indicted DeKalb County police officer Robert Olsen in the shooting death of Anthony Hill, 27. The Air Force veteran was naked and unarmed when he was shot to death in March 2015.

Three-year-old Texas boy accidentally shoots himself in head

A three-year-old boy has died after accidentally shooting himself in the head in Northwest Harris County Friday afternoon.

Man with pocketknife shot dead by police in Hollywood was white

A white man carrying only a small pocketknife was shot and killed in Hollywood Friday night by L.A. police. Reports said he was a homeless man but his race was not being reported in most media. Witnesses said he was shot by more than one officer.

Op-Ed: Piers Morgan pens scathing indictment of Garner N.Y. grand jury

Piers Morgan isn't known to mince words but is known for a trenchant writing style that cuts to the core. He has weighed in on the failure of the N.Y. grand jury to indict and if you agree with the decision you may not want to hear Morgan's views.

More outrage as grand jury fails to indict in Eric Garner death

The death of a black man being taken into custody for a minor reason - suspicion of selling cigarettes illegally - has sparked more racial outrage. The white officer who killed Eric Garner with a chokehold will not be charged, a grand jury said today.

Gun sales soar as Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision

Ferguson - While America awaits the decision of whether Officer Darrin Wilson gets charged in the death of Michael Brown, citizens of Ferguson, Mo. have prepared for a Wild West showdown.

FedEX 'dumb-luck delivery error' provides a $100,000 drug bust

Three suspects are in Harris County Jail after their cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin incorrectly went to a nearby resident, erroneously delivered by a smiling FedEX worker. FedEX was then charged by the Grand Jury for delivering illegal drugs.

Op-Ed: Ricky Perry’s brave words in a lost cause

Up until Friday’s grand jury indictment on abuse of power charges, Texas Gov. Rick Perry had been successfully waging a campaign to reinvent his image from that of a buffoon which emerged during the 2012 campaign, to one of thoughtful intellectual.

Grand Jury summoned to probe killing of Florida black teen

Sanford - A Florida grand jury will convene next month to investigate the fatal shooting of a black teenager -- found with a bag of Skittles and a bottle of Arizona Iced Tea -- by an armed white neighborhood-watch volunteer.

Op-Ed: 'The Jury' — Analysis of a TV mini-series — and a rant

London - Last week, ITV screened a mini-series called 'The Jury'. In spite of a number of improbable side plots, it raised some important issues relating to the criminal justice system.

Op-Ed: Two trials two worlds apart

An article contrasting two ongoing murder trials: that of Casey Anthony for the murder of her daughter; and of Levi Bellfield for the murder of Amanda (Milly) Dowler.

Jury indicts S.F. art dealer for selling fake Miró prints

San Francisco art dealer indicted by grand jury on Friday. Pasquale Iannetti charged with wire and mail fraud related to alleged sale of counterfeit prints by painter Miró. Iannetti is the owner and operator of Pasquale Iannetti Art Galleries, Inc.

Feds Want Names, James Risen Subpoenaed To Grand Jury For Novel's Sources

The feds want James Risen to spill the beans on who coughed up the information he used writing a chapter of his 2006 book "State of War". Risen has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury to disclose his sources.

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