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  • Judge orders Fort Hood suspect be clean-shaven

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage must be clean-shaven or will be forcibly shaved before his murder trial, a military …


  • Olive Garden, LongHorn workers sue company

    MIAMI (AP) — Darden Restaurants violated federal labor laws by underpaying thousands of servers across the country at Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster and other eateries, according to a …


  • Jury deliberates for 2nd day in Peterson trial

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois jury is deliberating for a second day in the Drew Peterson murder trial. The Will County jury reconvened Thursday after failing to reach a …


  • Judge may issue order for Fort Hood suspect beard

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A judge on Thursday was expected to issue a definitive order for the forcible beard shaving of the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 …


  • NY court weighs if lap dance is tax-exempt art

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — No one would confuse the Nite Moves strip club with the Bolshoi Ballet, but what the lap dancers do there is art and entitled to the …


  • Mo. bishop faces bench trial in case tied to abuse

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge will try the criminal case against the highest-ranking Catholic official in the U.S. to be charged with shielding an abusive priest, three …


  • Judge may order Fort Hood suspect’s beard shaved

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A judge on Thursday was expected to order the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage to have his beard shaved, …


  • Some notable rulings on transgender people

    Some court rulings in recent years on transgender people’s access to gender-related medical care: — In 2010, the U.S. Tax Court found that the costs of female hormones and sex-reassignment …


  • Transgender-inmate ruling is movement’s latest win

    Years ago, in a darkened parking lot in the middle of the night, Kathy Padilla would meet with fellow transgender people who sought support from one another in a society …


  • Day 2 of Peterson jury deliberations

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Jurors are heading into a second day of deliberations at Drew Peterson’s murder trial. The panelists gathering again Thursday in Joliet have given no clear sign …


  • Some notable rulings on transgender people

    Some court rulings in recent years on transgender people’s access to gender-related medical care: — In 2010, the U.S. Tax Court found that the costs of female hormones and sex-reassignment …


  • Transgender-inmate ruling is movement’s latest win

    Years ago, in a darkened parking lot in the middle of the night, Kathy Padilla would meet with fellow transgender people who sought support from one another in a society …


  • In Peterson trial, jurors quickly confront hearsay

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — As they began deliberations Wednesday, jurors in Drew Peterson’s trial immediately zeroed in on the case’s trickiest issue: whether to believe secondhand hearsay statements that would …


  • Judge to hear case against KC bishop, diocese

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The criminal case against the highest-ranking Catholic official in the U.S. to be charged with shielding an abusive priest is headed to a swift ending …


  • News Summary: Consumer group sues FDA over drug

    SAFETY QUESTION: Public Citizen says it’s filed a federal lawsuit to force the Food and Drug Administration to remove the highest dose of an Alzheimer’s disease drug from the market …


  • Consumer group sues FDA over Aricept safety

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A consumer group pressing the Food and Drug Administration to remove the highest dose of an Alzheimer’s disease drug from the market is suing the agency for …


  • Detective: Amish man admitted beard, hair attacks

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A detective who investigated Amish beard- and hair-cutting attacks in Ohio says a suspect admitted involvement and said he would have cut more beards if he had …


  • Jurors deliberate at Drew Peterson’s murder trial

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Jurors at Drew Peterson’s murder trial withdrew Wednesday to begin deliberations on whether the former Illinois police sergeant murdered his third wife. Peterson pleaded not guilty …


  • Sheriff describes Ohio Amish beard-cutting scene

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The sheriff in a county with one of the nation’s biggest Amish settlements testified Wednesday that residents were upset and screaming after a community leader had his …


  • NY court to decide if lap dance is tax-exempt art

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — No one would confuse the Nite Moves strip club with the Bolshoi Ballet, but what the lap dancers do there is art and entitled to the …


  • Jurors to begin deliberations at Peterson trial

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Now, it’s jurors’ turn. After years of speculation, national media attention and more than a month of testimony, allegations that Drew Peterson murdered his third wife …


  • NY court to decide if lap dance is tax-exempt art

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s highest court will consider legal arguments by a strip club on whether nude dancing is an art and deserves a state tax exemption as …


  • Mass. inmate sex-change ruling praised, condemned

    BOSTON (AP) — A ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide sex-reassignment surgery to an inmate is being praised by advocates as important recognition that the surgery is a legitimate …


  • Attorneys in Peterson trial deliver closings

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors in Drew Peterson’s murder trial implored jurors Tuesday to use common sense in assessing the circumstantial case against him, while the defense said the state …


  • Deliberations in Peterson trial to start Wednesday

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Defense attorneys told jurors at Drew Peterson’s murder trial Tuesday that the state’s case against him is “garbage evidence.” Prosecutors said it’s just common sense that …


  • Police: NJ boy, 6, killed saving sister in attack

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy whose throat was slashed by an intruder high on PCP-laced marijuana was killed trying to save his sister, coming to her aid as …


  • Defense: Evidence against Drew Peterson ‘garbage’

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A defense lawyer at Drew Peterson’s murder trial has told jurors that the state presented “garbage evidence.” Attorney Joel Lopez said during his two-hour closing Tuesday …


  • Judge rules for students in immigrant-tuition suit

    MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Florida college students cannot be charged higher out-of-state tuition simply because their parents may be in the U.S. illegally. The lawsuit …


  • Jackson estate, businessman settle copyright case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson’s estate and a businessman working with the singer’s mother settled a copyright infringement lawsuit for $2.5 million on Tuesday, shortly before a trial in …


  • Prosecutor gives closing in Drew Peterson case

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A prosecutor on Tuesday called on jurors to convict Drew Peterson of murder, saying there’s enough circumstantial evidence to warrant a guilty verdict against the former …

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