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Defense: Charges must be dropped against Catherine Hoggle for murders of children Defense: Charges must be dropped against Catherine Hoggle for murders of children 01/10/2020 07:14am • [caption id="attachment_9268546" align="alignright" width="900"] Jacob Hoggle, 2, left, and Sarah Hoggle, 3, right, were last seen in September 2014. Catherine Hoggle, center, has been charged with their murders. (WTOP/File)[/caption] The lawyer for Catherine Hoggle has made a two-pronged argumen St. Louis County adopts waiting list for public defenders 01/10/2020 07:01am • ST. LOUIS (AP) — Getting legal representation will take longer for hundreds of criminal defendants in Missouri’s largest county now that its judicial circuit has instituted a waiting list that supporters say is the only way to reduce the massive caseloads that its overworked public defenders hav Stakes high as US Supreme Court weighs 'Bridgegate' case Stakes high as US Supreme Court weighs 'Bridgegate' case 01/10/2020 01:20am • NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — “This is not going to end well.” Those words spoken by a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official in the summer of 2013 could hardly have been more prophetic. The plot to create gridlock near the busy George Washington Bridge that September to punish a m Ghosn's lawyer slams minister's gaffe on proving innocence Ghosn's lawyer slams minister's gaffe on proving innocence 01/09/2020 11:22pm • TOKYO (AP) — A lawyer for Carlos Ghosn, Nissan's former chairman who skipped bail in Japan and fled to Lebanon, on Friday slammed a gaffe by the Japanese justice minister who said that Ghosn should “prove" his innocence. Francois Zimeray said in a statement addressed to Justice Minister Masako Movie Review: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx indict death penalty in 'Just Mercy' Movie Review: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx indict death penalty in 'Just Mercy' 01/09/2020 07:48pm • [caption id="attachment_20564594" align="aligncenter" width="2000"] This image released by Warner Bros Pictures shows Michael B. Jordan, left, and Jamie Foxx in a scene from "Just Mercy." (Jake Netter/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)[/caption] [audio mp3="https://wtop.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ Fugitive Ghosn brings global attention to Japanese  justice Fugitive Ghosn brings global attention to Japanese justice 01/09/2020 01:09pm • TOKYO (AP) — Though former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn is unlikely to stand trial in a real court, he has made himself a key witness in putting Japan's justice system on trial. In his first public appearance after fleeing to Lebanon, Ghosn lambasted what he called unfair detention and bail condi Woman caught in NYC terrorism sting sentenced to 15 years 01/09/2020 09:28am • NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a New York City woman to 15 years in federal prison for studying how to make bombs for a terrorist attack that prosecutors said would have targeted law enforcement in the United States. Asia Siddiqui, 35, of Queens, admitted in federal court in Brooklyn t Court reverses $35M verdict against Jehovah's Witnesses Court reverses $35M verdict against Jehovah's Witnesses 01/08/2020 05:06pm • HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed a $35 million judgment against the Jehovah's Witnesses for not reporting a girl's sexual abuse to authorities. Montana law requires officials, including clergy, to report child abuse to state authorities when there is reasonable Parents file federal suit over allegation of sexual assault in Charles County school playground Parents file federal suit over allegation of sexual assault in Charles County school playground 01/08/2020 03:36pm • The parents of three girls have filed a civil rights complaint with the Justice Department to investigate Charles County Public Schools in Maryland, saying little has been done following the reported sexual assault of their children. "Our daughters were traumatized," parent Tim Perrier said durin Newly empowered Virginia Democrats promise action Newly empowered Virginia Democrats promise action 01/08/2020 03:31pm • RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new era in Virginia politics began Wednesday, as Democrats took full control of the state house for the first time in a generation and promised to reshape many of the state's laws. The 2020 legislative session kicked off shortly after noon with several history-making firsts Doctor admits to writing fake prescriptions for black market Doctor admits to writing fake prescriptions for black market 01/08/2020 02:18pm • NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia doctor who wrote thousands of fake prescriptions for an infamous black market pharmacy has entered a guilty plea, despite earlier backing out of a plea deal, prosecutors said Wednesday. Lawrence Ryan, 48, backed out of a plea deal last month but then changed his m Kansas City files lawsuit over weapons trafficking 01/08/2020 08:29am • KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City and a national gun safety advocacy group filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that several businesses and individuals trafficked firearms in the region while willfully ignoring evidence that the guns were being sold illegally. The city was joined in the lawsuit by Legal group seeks federal inquiry into Mississippi prisons Legal group seeks federal inquiry into Mississippi prisons 01/07/2020 12:20pm • JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Prisoner advocates are calling on the federal government to investigate Mississippi’s prison system for possible civil rights violations, saying the violence of recent days highlights deliberate violations of inmates’ constitutional right to be free from cruel and unusual School changes, teacher pay among proposals from Virginia lawmakers School changes, teacher pay among proposals from Virginia lawmakers 01/07/2020 10:55am • School funding, teacher pay, free tuition for some community college students and changes to school discipline rules are among the education-related proposals in Virginia's General Assembly this year. Parents could even be guaranteed four hours of annual leave, which may be unpaid, to attend pare Discrimination, affordable housing efforts proposed in Richmond Discrimination, affordable housing efforts proposed in Richmond 01/07/2020 10:45am • Discrimination and affordable housing will be among issues getting attention in Richmond over the next two months with the newly Democratic-led Virginia General Assembly set to start Wednesday. The Democratic majority sees ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as one key w
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