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In Kobe Bryant crash lawsuit, judge orders sheriff, fire chief to be deposed
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In Kobe Bryant crash lawsuit, judge orders sheriff, fire chief to be deposed

A judge in Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit concerning allegedly leaked photos of the crash that killed her husband, Kobe Bryant, has granted her motion to compel the Los Angeles sheriff and fire chief to be deposed. In the Tuesday ruling, Judge Charles F. Eick noted that Sheriff Alex Villanueva and Fire Chief Daryl Osby have “unique…MORE

Jelani Day’s mother wants the answers she believes national attention got for the Petito family
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Jelani Day’s mother wants the answers she believes national attention got for the Petito family

The disappearance and death of Jelani Day left a mother heartbroken, a family grieving, and a community with more questions than answers. Amid the questions are clues. His car was found in woods in Peru, Illinois, nearly 70 miles from where he was last seen alive. His wallet, some clothes, and an ID lanyard were…MORE

Mom and her boyfriend face charges after 3 children found abandoned in a Texas apartment with another child’s remains

Mom and her boyfriend face charges after 3 children found abandoned in a Texas apartment with another child’s remains

A Texas mother and her boyfriend have been charged after authorities found three young siblings abandoned in a home along with the decaying body of their brother, police said Tuesday. Brian W. Coulter, 31, was charged with murder in the death of an 8-year-old child — who died in 2020 — and whose remains were…MORE

A decades-old cold case of abandoned infant remains has been solved using DNA evidence. Now a North Carolina couple is charged with a felony
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A decades-old cold case of abandoned infant remains has been solved using DNA evidence. Now a North Carolina couple is charged with a felony

Three decades after infant remains were found in a North Carolina beach town, police say they have arrested and charged a couple based on new DNA evidence. Scott Gordon Poole, 54, and his wife Robin Lynn Byrum, 51, were arrested last week and charged with concealing the birth of a child, a Class I felony,…MORE

As trial approaches, judge may allow the men Kyle Rittenhouse shot to be called ‘rioters’ or ‘looters’ — but ‘victim’ isn’t allowed
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As trial approaches, judge may allow the men Kyle Rittenhouse shot to be called ‘rioters’ or ‘looters’ — but ‘victim’ isn’t allowed

The men shot by Kyle Rittenhouse in August 2020 can potentially be referred to at his trial as “rioters” or “looters,” a Wisconsin judge said Monday while reiterating his long-held view that attorneys should not use the word “victim.” Defense lawyers maintain the young man acted in self defense when he fatally shot two protesters…MORE

California police officer convicted of firearm assault in 2018 death of a Black man, but jury deadlocked on manslaughter charge
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California police officer convicted of firearm assault in 2018 death of a Black man, but jury deadlocked on manslaughter charge

A California police officer was convicted Tuesday of assault with a firearm, but the jury did not reach a verdict over a voluntary manslaughter charge in the 2018 killing of a 32-year-old Black man who was shot nine times during a low-speed chase. Danville police officer Andrew Hall was accused of shooting and killing Laudemer…MORE

A top NYPD official says there was no coverup in the investigation of officers who arrested Eric Garner
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A top NYPD official says there was no coverup in the investigation of officers who arrested Eric Garner

A top-ranking New York Police Department official testified during a judicial inquiry on Tuesday there was “no coverup” in the internal investigation into officers who were on scene when Eric Garner was killed while in police custody but he questioned why Garner was charged with a felony for having five packs of cigarettes. The judicial…MORE

Estate of deceased Alex Murdaugh housekeeper reaches settlement with his former law firm
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Estate of deceased Alex Murdaugh housekeeper reaches settlement with his former law firm

Attorneys for the estate of Gloria Satterfield, who spent more than two decades as the family housekeeper for embattled South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, say they’ve reached a settlement with his former law firm. “The Satterfields and the law firm have reconciled their differences,” attorney Eric Bland, who represents the Satterfield estate, told CNN. CNN…MORE

Tired but determined, 5 young activists continue their hunger strike outside the White House
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Tired but determined, 5 young activists continue their hunger strike outside the White House

Five young climate activists are on their seventh day of a hunger strike outside the White House, to demand government action on climate to match the severity of the crisis. Kidus Girma, 26, a climate activist and organizer, is one of the five. He told CNN a doctor who has been monitoring the strikers sent…MORE

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