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Coronavirus: Coughing arrest leads to seizure from hoarder

Coronavirus: Coughing arrest leads to seizure from hoarder

The material included 192,000 N95 respirator masks, 130,000 surgical masks, 598,000 medical grade gloves, surgical gowns, disinfectant towels and bottles of hand sanitizer and spray disinfectant.
Coronavirus: Dr. Fauci forced to bolster security after threats

Coronavirus: Dr. Fauci forced to bolster security after threats

As Fauci's profile in the pandemic crisis has grown, so has the concern for his welfare. Fauci's guidance to Trump for the country to remain as locked down as possible to help control the virus spread
Woman accused of running over Holocaust survivor on a California street has led a tabloid life

Woman accused of running over Holocaust survivor on a California street has led a tabloid life

To British tabloid readers of the 1970s, McKinney was a former Miss Wyoming, the woman behind the so-called Manacled Mormon case in which she was accused of flying to London and kidnapping a Mormon
US to deploy anti-drug Navy ships near Venezuela

US to deploy anti-drug Navy ships near Venezuela

The Trump administration has long insisted that all options are on the table for removing Maduro, including military ones. Still, there's no indication then, or now, that any sort of U.S. invasion is
Coronavirus: Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes wants trial preparations exempted from safety orders

Coronavirus: Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes wants trial preparations exempted from safety orders

Elizabeth Holmes' legal team wants a court order exempting lawyers and their agents from virus-safety rules so they can prepare for her trial to start this summer.
California prisons to release 3,500 nonviolent inmates early because of coronavirus threat

California prisons to release 3,500 nonviolent inmates early because of coronavirus threat

Officials say the move is necessary to protect staff, inmates and the community at large from the spread of COVID-19.
Oakland Ghost Ship retrial delayed due to coronavirus

Oakland Ghost Ship retrial delayed due to coronavirus

Because of the court closures during coronavirus concerns, the Ghost Ship trial of Derick Almena was postponed to July 6.
Watchdog points to widespread FISA warrant problems

Watchdog points to widespread FISA warrant problems

The IG went to FBI field offices around the country to look at a sample of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants and found widespread problems in the way the FBI accounted for evidence used

A California “Mega-Jail” is Downsizing to Reduce Its Coronavirus Risk

Amid mounting calls to release people locked up in jails and prisons to protect them from the coronavirus, one of the largest jails in California has reduced its population by about 500 inmates in the
Federal Judges Temporarily Block States From Banning Abortions During Coronavirus

Federal Judges Temporarily Block States From Banning Abortions During Coronavirus

The rulings indicated judges were pushing back on Republican-controlled states including abortion in sweeping orders as the outbreak grows

Federal Judges Temporarily Block States From Banning Abortions During Coronavirus

The rulings indicated judges were pushing back on Republican-controlled states including abortion in sweeping orders as the outbreak grows
Florida Police Arrest Megachurch Pastor for Refusing to Comply With County Covid-19 Order

Florida Police Arrest Megachurch Pastor for Refusing to Comply With County Covid-19 Order

Hillsborough County, Florida sheriff’s deputies arrested Rodney Howard-Browne, the pastor of the River at Tampa Bay Church, for refusing to stop holding church services that attracted huge crowds in
Coronavirus: Hungarian leader consolidates grip on power

Coronavirus: Hungarian leader consolidates grip on power

The bill, which has been criticized by international human rights watchdogs, has no specified end date and allows Viktor Orban to bypass a number of democratic institutions in his response to the
With COVID-19 emergency powers, California courts modify speedy trial rules, endorse remote hearings

With COVID-19 emergency powers, California courts modify speedy trial rules, endorse remote hearings

Chief justice emphasizes that extensions to pre-arraignment detainment and trial deadlines are temporary; opponents say criminal defendants are bearing disproportionate burden of courts' coronavirus
Governor Newsom pardons five and commutes sentences of 21 inmates, including for murder

Governor Newsom pardons five and commutes sentences of 21 inmates, including for murder

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday pardoned five people who already served their time and commuted the sentences of 21 state prison inmates, including more than a dozen convicted of murder or
Immigration groups sue Trump to close courts during coronavirus pandemic

Immigration groups sue Trump to close courts during coronavirus pandemic

Six nonprofit organizations that provide legal services to immigrants and practice in the immigration court system sued members of the Trump administration -- including President Donald Trump -- for
Citing the coronavirus, ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca asks for release from prison

Citing the coronavirus, ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca asks for release from prison

Citing the threat of the novel coronavirus, former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has asked a federal judge to release him from a Texas prison while he fights to have his conviction tossed out.

Court pilots video arraignments amid escalating COVID-19 jail worries

New system goes into effect as court reductions have put hundreds of jailed nonviolent defendants in legal limbo.
US indicts Venezuela’s Maduro on narcoterrorism charges

US indicts Venezuela’s Maduro on narcoterrorism charges

The shock indictment of a functioning head of state is highly unusual and is bound to ratchet up tensions between Washington and Caracas as the spread of the coronavirus threatens to collapse
Schlatter ‘shed no tear’ as Richey’s family told sentencing of pain

Schlatter ‘shed no tear’ as Richey’s family told sentencing of pain

Predator Kalen Schlatter has been sentenced to life imprisonment for satisfying his sick “appetite and lust for violent sex” by strangling innocent Tess Richey exactly 28 months ago. Richey’s family