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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2013 file photo, Chief U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo speaks from the bench in Chicago. A question raised nationwide about whether federal agents display racial bias by staging phony stash-house stings overwhelmingly in black neighborhoods is the focus of landmark hearings in Chicago.A rare panel of federal trial judges including Castillo begins two days of hearings Thursday Dec. 14, 2017, on the stings. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green File)
Dueling statistics used at hearing on racial bias in stingsDueling experts testified in U.S. District Court in Chicago in a first-of-its-kind hearing to determine if phony drug stash-house stings run by federal agents are racially biased
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Workplace romance under spotlight after sex scandalsThe minefield that co-workers and companies navigate when it comes to love at work has gotten even more complex following the recent flood of sexual misconduct allegations roiling Hollywood, politics and the media
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FILE - This Sept. 27, 2016 file photo shows Nathan Carman arriving in a small boat at the US Coast Guard station in Boston. A New Hampshire judge is scheduled on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, to hear arguments to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Carman of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother to collect an inheritance. No one has been arrested. Carman has denied any involvement in either case. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
Man whose relatives died mysteriously wants lawsuit scrappedA New Hampshire judge is scheduled to hear arguments to dismiss a lawsuit accusing a Vermont man of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother to collect an inheritance
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2 men crushed when house being raised after Harvey fallsTwo men working to lift a house onto a higher foundation after being flooded by Hurricane Harvey have died when the house fell on them
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Police: Officers shoot 3 carjacking suspects, killing 1Police in Connecticut say officers have shot three carjacking suspects, killing one
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Man convicted of murder in feud with farmer over herbicideA jury has convicted a man of second-degree murder in the shooting of a farmer who accused him of applying a herbicide to crops that the farmer said drifted onto his land and damaged plants
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Workers load supplies and hardware into the Moxie brand store Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Lynwood, Calif. California on Thursday issued its first batch of business licenses for the state's upcoming legal marijuana market, setting the stage for sales to begin in January 2018. The first temporary license was awarded to Pure CA, which does business as Moxie brand products, a company known for its cannabis extracts. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
California issues 1st licenses for its legal pot marketCalifornia has issued its first business licenses for the state's coming legal marijuana market
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Prominent 9th Circuit judge faces sex misconduct inquiryThe chief judge of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has opened a misconduct inquiry into a judge accused of inappropriate sexual conduct and comments by six women
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Michigan police probe remains of 3 children found in MontanaMichigan State Police are investigating whether the remains of three children found in Montana could be linked to the 2010 disappearance of three Michigan brothers
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - This Dec. 3, 2016, file image from video provided by KGO-TV shows the Ghost Ship Warehouse after a fire swept through the building in Oakland, Calif. A judge says two men will go to trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in the California building fire that killed 36 partygoers. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Horner ruled Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, that prosecutors presented enough evidence to move forward with the criminal case against Derick Almena and Max Harris. Horner called the building a death trap. (KGO-TV via AP, File)
2 will go to trial over 36 deaths in Oakland warehouse fireA judge says two California men will go to trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of 36 partygoers in the worst building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, spectators watch as riders and drivers herd about 1,200 bison toward the corrals at the 49th annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup in the southern Black Hills near Custer, S.D. Custer State Park, known for drawing thousands of spectators to its fall buffalo roundup each year, is set to perform another, unexpected roundup in the coming days to inspect its bison after a historic wildfire burned through the South Dakota park this week. (AP Photo/Kristina Barker, File)
South Dakota park to make unplanned bison roundup after fireA South Dakota state park known for annual buffalo roundups drawing thousands of spectators will perform an unscheduled one in the coming days, hoping to assuage fears about how a historic wildfire affected the animals
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Dustin Hoffman Accused of Exposing Himself to Teen GirlDustin Hoffman is facing three new accusations of sexual misconduct, including a woman who says the actor exposed himself to her when she was a minor, Variety reports in an exclusive. Cori Thomas was a 16-year-old classmate of Hoffman's daughter Karina in 1980 when she spent a day together with...
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