Texas prosecutor names committee to review Sandra Bland case

HEMPSTEAD, Texas - A committee of outside attorneys will assist the Texas district attorney investigating the death of Sandra Bland, the black woman who authorities say hanged herself in her jail cell three days after a traffic stop by a white state trooper.Authorities also released an initial toxicology report for Bland on Monday, a report that two experts who reviewed it for The Associated Press said raises the possibility that Bland may have used marijuana while in custody.
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Man accused in lion death thought hunt was legal

...according to court documents. He was given one year probation and fined nearly $3,000.Doug Kelley, a former federal prosecutor and Palmer's attorney in the bear case, was unavailable for immediate comment Tuesday, according to his assistant.Palmer...
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Bomb kills Egypt's top prosecutor as he drives to work

CAIRO - A car bomb killed Egypt's chief prosecutor Monday in the country's first assassination of a senior official in 25 years, marking what could be an escalation in a campaign...
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

...billionaire's backers are more excited than ever about his chances.2. UNCERTAINTY OVER HOW WOMAN DIED IN TEXAS JAIL CELL: A prosecutor says that it is too soon to determine what caused Sandra Bland's death and that the case is treated as thoroughly "as it...
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Feds end decade-long prosecution of Barry Bonds without conviction

...DOJ had to ask the solicitor general's office for permission to appeal the ruling, said Rory Little, a former federal prosecutor who now teaches at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. The DOJ said in its court...
Doctor on trial for child porn

...trial. Two of the 14 jurors will be dismissed at random at the end of the trial as alternates, leaving 12 to deliberate.Prosecutor Fischer said an Alaska-based FBI Special Agent will testify that in May 2014 he discovered a computer in Wrangell was sharing...
Court overturns some Blagojevich Senate-seat convictions

...The judges said that under the logic used to charge Blagojevich, Eisenhower and Warren might have been convicted."If the prosecutor is right, and a swap of political favors involving a job for one of the politicians is a felony, then ... both the President...
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Cosby detailed womanizing, secrecy efforts a decade ago

...funneling hush money to women through accounts that "Mrs. Cosby" would not see.Bruce Castor, the suburban Philadelphia prosecutor who declined to bring charges in the Constand case a decade ago, told the AP earlier this month that if he is elected again...
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Lawyers in theater shooting trial make final appeals to jury

...pistol, intent on killing as many people as he could, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday in closing arguments at the gunman's...that he cannot be considered insane under Colorado law.The prosecutor methodically reviewed Holmes' elaborate preparations, the...
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New charges in Charleston shooting: Attempted murder

...Methodist Episcopal church. He also faces a weapons charge, and has been indicted on that charge and the murder counts.Prosecutor Scarlett Wilson said in a statement that the new attempted-murder charges stem from survivors of the massacre.Roof's...
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