Archer May Pursue Arrow Injury Claim

     CLEVELAND (CN) - An archer injured by a shattering fiberglass arrow can pursue a defective manufacturing claim against the arrow's distributor, a federal judge ruled.     Trevor Cawley sued Eastman Outdoors Inc. in December 2013, more than a year after a South Korean-made fiberglass arrow distributed by Eastman "shattered upon release and pierced [his] left hand and thumb.     Cawley underwent several surgeries to re...
  October 21, 2014  

U.S. Settles With Getty Over N.Y. Oil Spill

     (CN) - The U.S. government has settled a bankrupt Getty Petroleum's share of a castastrophic, decades-long oil spill in Brooklyn and Queens that dumped between 17 and 30 million gallons of oil and petroleum products into the soil around Greenpoint, N.Y., the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.     The settlement comes three years after Getty Petroleum Marketing, Inc. and Getty Terminals Corp. filed for ba...
  October 21, 2014  

Syracuse Ball Boys Given Another Shot in Abuse-Linked Libel Case

     ALBANY, N.Y. (CN) - Syracuse University must face claims that it defamed a pair of former ball boys who claimed to have been sexually abused, New York's high court ruled Tuesday.     "We conclude that the challenged statements are reasonably susceptible of a defamatory connotation, and not otherwise privileged, nonactionable 'pure opinion,'" Judge Jenny Rivera wrote today for the unanimous Court of Appeals.     Rober...
  October 21, 2014  

3rd Circuit Vacates Pot Grower’s Guilty Plea

     (CN) - A marijuana grower whose attorney mistakenly told him he would receive a reduced sentence if he pleaded guilty to drug charges received ineffective assistance, the 3rd Circuit ruled.     Dung Bui, also known as Danny Bui, was charged with growing more than 1,000 marijuana plants within 1,000 feet of a park.     Bui's counsel urged him to plead guilty to the charges, telling him that if did, he would be eligibl...
  October 21, 2014  

Las Vegas police arrest 2nd suspect in September’s deadly home invasion

Las Vegas police arrest 2nd suspect in September's deadly home invasionKTNVOn Oct. 16, police detectives interviewed a witness who told them that 28-year-old Robert Figueroa was involved in the home invasion. The witness told detectives where Figueroa lived and told them that he had been driven to California for medical ...
  October 21, 2014  

Man found guilty of attempted murder over London hammer attack

Man found guilty of attempted murder over London hammer attackThe GuardianA man who savagely beat three sisters in a “sustained and vicious” hammer attack as they slept with their young children in a luxury London hotel has been found guilty of attempted murder. Philip Spence, 32, bludgeoned the three female tourists from ...Hammer Attacker Guilty Of Attempted Murder Sky NewsMan guilty of hammer murder bids Belfast Telegraph
  October 21, 2014  

Wyoming, scene of notorious 1998 hate crime, accepts gay marriage

Wyoming, scene of notorious 1998 hate crime, accepts gay marriageThe GuardianThe slaying galvanised a national push for gay rights and tough penalties for hate crimes. A celebration of the long-sought victory – featuring what could become Wyoming's first same-sex wedding – was planned for Tuesday evening in Cheyenne. Wyoming ...Wyoming becomes 32nd state to legalize gay marriage MSNBCWyoming becomes latest to legalize gay marriage Chron.com
  October 21, 2014  

Dallas police investigate after man shot to death in Pleasant Grove home

View Larger MapStaff writer Paige Kerley reports: Dallas police are investigating the slaying of a Dallas man found dead in his Pleasant Grove home last week. Juan Canizales died Thursday from a gunshot wound in the head, according to the Dallas County medical examiner’s office. The 31-year-old was found at his home in the 2300 block of Quinto Drive around 3:50 p.m. Police have not made any arrests in the case, and do not have any suspects at this time. TOP PICKS

Gun Control Activist Prompts Second Amendment VS First Amendment Rights …

Gun Control Activist Prompts Second Amendment VS First Amendment Rights ...The InquisitrA Minnesota gun control activist sparks quite a Second Amendment and First Amendment rights debate after placing a large sign in her yard announcing to the world that her neighbor carried a gun – and she didn't like it. Matthew Halleck, an Olmstead ...
  October 21, 2014  

Police seize crack, marijuana in Bridgeton drug bust

Police seize crack, marijuana in Bridgeton drug bustVineland Daily JournalThe city police department's Anti-Crime Team and Tactical Entry Team conducted the search Monday, following an investigation into drug sales at the apartment, authorities said. Ordale Telfair, 33, of Glassboro, was arrested on charges of possession of ...
  October 21, 2014