Social media sleuths help police ID Philadelphia gay bash hate crime suspects

Social media sleuths help police ID Philadelphia gay bash hate crime suspectsNew York Daily NewsCrack social media sleuths appear to have helped Philadelphia police track down a pack of well-dressed goons wanted on hate crime charges after they allegedly attacked two gay men in the street last week. Several of the suspects have lawyered up and ...How an anonymous Twitter sleuth may have solved a Philadelphia hate crime ... Washington PostCenter City Hate Crime Suspects Expected to Surrender...
  September 17, 2014  

Erotic, Yet Illegal: 5 Lap Dances That Went Terribly Wrong

Erotic, Yet Illegal: 5 Lap Dances That Went Terribly Wrong No one said lap dances were supposed to be G-rated. But these erotic routines are meant to result in a good time had by all. However, on occasion, they get out of hand. From teachers erotically entertaining their underage students to patrons mistaking a dry hum for a promise of sex, here are 5  instances when lap dances went terribly, terribly wrong. 1.) THE CRIME: Teacher Gives 15-Year-Old Student A Butt-Grinding Lap Dance For His Birthday GRIND GONE WRONG: Back in April, we reported...
  September 17, 2014  

Cleveland Heights car chase ends with a felony charge

Cleveland Heights car chase ends with a felony chargeThe Plain Dealer - cleveland.comCLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio – A 47-year-old man faces felony charges after a high-speed car chase early Tuesday morning. Robert Beane Jr. at about 2:10 a.m. sped along Coventry Road in a pickup, Cleveland Heights police said. Police followed the truck ...
  September 17, 2014  

Feds Charge New Yorker With Supporting ISIS

     (CN) - A man from Rochester, N.Y., helped the terrorist group ISIS by plotting to shoot and kill members of the U.S. military who had returned from Iraq, a new federal indictment alleges.     Mufid Elfgeeh, 30, was arrested by members of the Rochester Joint Terrorism Task Force and is currently being held in custody, the Justice Department said.     He faces three counts of attempting to provide material support and ...

Third man arrested in fatal Akron home invasion

Third man arrested in fatal Akron home invasionThe Plain Dealer - cleveland.comGriffin is one of three men and two shooters accused of barging into Darryl Tramell's East Brookside Road home Aug. 18 in Akron. Dustin Melton, 29, of Akron, and Michael Crockett, 23, of Akron are charged with murder and remaining in the Summit County ...US Marshals track down Akron murder suspect in Cleveland 19 Action News
  September 17, 2014  

Class Cert Denied in Quest Overbilling Case

     PHILADELPHIA (CN) - Quest Diagnostics should not face a class action on overbilling claims, the 3rd Circuit ruled, finding the proposed classes too broad, too plentiful and stretching across too many state lines.     Richard Grandalski leads the complaint against the diagnostic-testing giant, claiming that the company overbills patients for various testing services. The action sought certification for "a proposed class of all persons who wer...

Ferguson

Ferguson      (CN) - A St. Louis County Circuit Judge has given a 60-day extension to a grand jury hearing evidence on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. The extension gives the grand jury until Jan. 7 to determine whether Wilson should be criminally charged. The jury's term had expired last Wednesday.     Edward Magee, a spokesman for the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney, said Tuesday t...

Judge Levies $36M in Fines for Global Fraud

     LAS VEGAS (CN) - A federal judge order $36 million in fines and restitution against a group he found had defrauded investors of more than $10.59 million over two years.     The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission brought the case against the Malom Group and its principles and partners last year, alleging six counts of securities violations through two "advanced-fee investment schemes" perpetrated from about August 2009 to November 2011.&...

High Frequency Trading

High Frequency Trading WASHINGTON - High-frequency trading firm Latour Trading will pay $16 million to settle federal charges of failing to maintain minimum levels of net liquid assets or capital, the SEC said in a settled federal complaint.

Intervention lowers drug, crime and behavior problems, but not by much

The title of this post is the headline of a story by Geoffrey Mohan in the Los Angeles Times.  He reports on "a 10-year study that [was designed to] compare how children would fare under prolonged therapy and tutoring aimed at improving social and cognitive skills, and whether their adult fates would differ from similar children who did not participate." These kinds of studies...
  September 17, 2014