‘Baby Lisa’ Irwin turns 1, still missing

By the CNN Wire Staff updated 5:22 AM EST, Fri November 11, 2011 Lisa Irwin was reported missing on October 4. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Lisa Irwin disappeared from her Kansas City home on October 4 Police say her half-brothers were interviewed by child counselors on Thursday Last month, a cadaver dog searching the home indicated the scent of a body Kansas City, Missouri (CNN) -- A Missouri infant whose disappearance has puzzled the nation for a month turns 1 on Friday, though she might not be home to celebrate it. Continue reading

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Philadelphia abortion clinic worker pleads guilty

By Rachel Garrett , CNN updated 10:04 PM EST, Thu November 10, 2011 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Clinic worker pleads guilty to six charges Authorities allege infants were killed with scissors Dr. Kermit Gosnell faces murder charges in the case Philadelphia (CNN) -- A worker at a west Philadelphia abortion clinic has pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and may testify against Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the doctor accused of performing illegal late-term abortions, court officials said Continue reading

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Tennessee woman indicted in deaths of infant twins

By the CNN Wire Staff updated 8:45 PM EST, Thu November 10, 2011 Lindsey Lowe, 25, faces two counts of first-degree murder after newborn twins were found dead in her home. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Lindsey Lowe, 25, hid her pregnancy from family members, police say She smothered newborn twin boys with her hand, an affidavit says Police say she hid the bodies in a laundry basket Prosecutors say they will not seek death penalty (CNN) -- Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against a Tennessee woman accused of smothering her newborn infants, officials said Thursday. A Sumner County grand jury indicted Lindsey Brooke Lowe on two counts each of first-degree felony murder, first-degree premeditated murder and aggravated child abuse, District Attorney Ray Whitley said. Continue reading

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Michael Jackson deceived me, Conrad Murray says

By Alan Duke , CNN updated 4:52 PM EST, Thu November 10, 2011 Conrad Murray told NBC that he had no regrets about meeting Jackson two years before his death. Continue reading

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Penn State students take to streets after Paterno, president lose jobs

Penn State fires Joe Paterno STORY HIGHLIGHTS Paterno tells students outside his house, "It's going to take some time to get used to" Trustees dismiss Spanier as president, remove Paterno as head coach immediately The U.S. Department of Education is investigating the university "With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more," Paterno says Share your thoughts on Joe Paterno's ouster and the Penn St. sex abuse scandal? Continue reading

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Soldier to learn fate over Afghan slayings

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs could learn today if he will spend the rest of his life in prison Gibbs is charged with murdering three Afghan villagers He is the highest-ranking of five soldiers charged with murder in this case Defense claims Gibbs' accusers were high on hashish at the time (CNN) -- An Army soldier could learn Thursday if he will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of three Afghan villagers. Staff Sgt Continue reading

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Herman Cain rejects latest allegations as debate nears

Herman Cain and his accusers STORY HIGHLIGHTS A lawyer says some accusers want to publicly detail what happened to them Cain says accusations are fabricated and intended to defeat his presidential bid A lawyer for one accuser says there were multiple incidents of sexual harassment Washington (CNN) -- At least two of the four women who have accused GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain of sexual harassment are considering holding a news conference to detail their accusations, their lawyers said Wednesday night. Cain accuser Karen Kraushaar and her attorney Joel Bennett tried to organize a news conference with all four of the women, but Bennett said he had not made contact with the two women who have not publicly revealed their identities Continue reading

November 9th, 2011 | Posted in Law | Read More »

Livestock treatment debated at Supreme Court

STORY HIGHLIGHTS California law says downed livestock headed for slaughter must be removed, euthanized But federal law lets inspectors determine if livestock can recover, be fit for consumption Justices express concern that state law may go too far into federal arena Case was brought by a meat trade group on behalf of pig farmers in California Editor's note: Some of the details of this report may be disturbing to some readers. Washington (CNN) -- A state law mandating "humane treatment" of downed livestock headed for the slaughterhouse was viewed with a good measure of concern by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. At issue is whether federal regulations dealing with inspection of domesticated animals about to be killed, processed and sold for human consumption preempt -- or nullify -- California Penal Code 599f. Continue reading

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Police find mummified corpses in historian’s apartment

From Maxim Tkachenko, CNN updated 1:18 PM EST, Wed November 9, 2011 STORY HIGHLIGHTS The man had dressed the corpses in clothing, police say The grave-robbing incidents began in and around Nizhny Novgorod two years ago The corpses were women between the ages of 15-25, police say Moscow (CNN) -- A historian has been arrested in central Russia after police found the corpses of 29 women, dressed as dolls, in his apartment, authorities said this week. The 45-year-old man, who police did not identify, has been charged with desecrating bodies and graves, officials said. Video released by police showed an eerie collection of what looks like life-sized dolls, outfitted in shabby dresses and headscarves, their hands and faces wrapped in fabric Continue reading

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AWOL soldier faces new charges in alleged plot to kill soldiers

By Carol Cratty, CNN updated 12:17 PM EST, Wed November 9, 2011 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Naser Jason Abdo was AWOL from the Army when he was arrested in July Prosecutors say he planned to kill soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas New charges against Abdo carry a maximum life in prison if convicted WASHINGTON (CNN) -- An AWOL soldier who allegedly wanted to attack other soldiers with a bomb and then shoot survivors now faces new federal charges that carry a maximum of life in prison. A superseding indictment against Naser Jason Abdo charges him with one count of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, one count of attempted murder of officers or employees of the United States, two counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a federal crime of violence and two counts of possession of a destructive device in furtherance of a federal crime of violence. Continue reading

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