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  1. Nixon aides convicted for Watergate burglary2015-01-30T16:42:10-08:00
    On January 30, 1973, former Nixon aides G. Gordon Liddy and James W. McCord Jr. were convicted of conspiracy, burglary and wiretapping in connection with a politically-motivated break-in at the Watergate hotel. Read more about Liddy and McCord from the Washington Post. More...
  2. Shoe-bomber sentenced to life in prison2015-01-30T16:42:10-08:00
    On January 30, 2003, British-born Richard Reid was sentenced to life in a U.S. prison for attempting to destroy an American passenger plane using a bomb hidden in his shoe. Reid attempted to ignite an explosive device hidden in his shoe on a flight leaving Miami International Airport bound for Paris on December 21, 2001. Before he could light the fuse, Reid was restrained by passengers and crew on board.Reid was convicted on eight counts, and sentenced to life plus 110 years in prison. Read a copy of the indictment in U.S. v. Reid. More...
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  1. Suge Knight: See His Many Run-Ins with the Law - People MagazineFri, 30 Jan 2015 21:10:19 GMT
    People MagazineSuge Knight: See His Many Run-Ins with the LawPeople MagazineFollowing two battery charges in 1990, Knight became embroiled in a long legal battle stemming from a 1992 incident when he allegedly beat two men at gunpoint at the Solar Records recording studio. Three years later he received a five-year suspended ...and more » More...
  2. Father asks California school district to ban children who haven't been immunized - CNNFri, 30 Jan 2015 18:05:23 GMT
    CNNFather asks California school district to ban children who haven't been immunizedCNNKrawitt understands that, for legal reasons, his request likely will be denied. Typically it is up to health officials to keep students away, and only when there have been confirmed cases of a disease at the school. Carl Krawitt and his wife, Jodi ... More...
  3. RSS leader Vaidya insists 'ghar wapsi' is 'natural and legal' - Daily MailSat, 03 Jan 2015 23:00:18 GMT
    Daily MailRSS leader Vaidya insists 'ghar wapsi' is 'natural and legal'Daily MailThis was stated on Saturday by Akhil Bhartiya Prachar Pramukh of RSS Dr Manmohan Vaidya, who said that the Sangh does not believe in conversion (Dharmantaran) and as far as 'home coming' or ghar wapsi is concerned, it considers it different from ...and more » More...
  4. 'He was sawing me in half:' Ireland's gruesome era of symphysiotomy - CNNFri, 30 Jan 2015 12:37:02 GMT
    CNN'He was sawing me in half:' Ireland's gruesome era of symphysiotomyCNNBut the report also acknowledged the legal limits on medical practitioners at the time. "Whatever their personal inclinations or beliefs, doctors practising in Ireland were confined by key legislative limits in relation to family planning and advice ...and more » More...
  5. Airbnb To Begin Collecting Taxes In Amsterdam, San Jose, Chicago, And ... - TechCrunchFri, 30 Jan 2015 15:11:46 GMT
    TechCrunchAirbnb To Begin Collecting Taxes In Amsterdam, San Jose, Chicago, And ...TechCrunchOver the past few years, Airbnb has been working with local lawmakers and regulators on ways that it can comply with local hotel tax and housing laws. Those efforts have been slow-going, as its public policy team has more or less had to work with each ...and more » More...
  6. Reddit posts its first transparency report - EngadgetFri, 30 Jan 2015 00:05:47 GMT
    Reddit posts its first transparency reportEngadgetReddit may not be subject to as much legal scrutiny as tech giants like Google or Microsoft, but there's enough of it that the internet community has published its first transparency report. The site says that it received 55 demands for user info ...and more » More...
  7. London clubbers may face breathalyser test as Met Police attempt crackdown on ... - The IndependentFri, 30 Jan 2015 17:37:53 GMT
    The IndependentLondon clubbers may face breathalyser test as Met Police attempt crackdown on ...The IndependentOfficers hope that the initiative, which will be set at twice the legal driving limit, will cut down on binge-drinking or 'pre-loading'. Although crime rates across London are falling, the number of violent offences has increased up to 39 per cent in ...and more » More...
  8. FCC more than quintuples the legal definition of 'broadband' - EngadgetThu, 29 Jan 2015 18:05:25 GMT
    FCC more than quintuples the legal definition of 'broadband'EngadgetIt used to be that a paltry 4 Mbps down and 1 Mbps was all it took for an internet connection to be considered "broadband," but the Federal Communications Commission has just flipped that definition on its ear. FCC commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of ... More...
  9. Students get crash course in drinking dangers in Bethesda - Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News OnlineFri, 30 Jan 2015 14:14:52 GMT
    Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News OnlineStudents get crash course in drinking dangers in BethesdaGazette.Net: Maryland Community News OnlineThe Fatal Vision Goggles show wearers what it is like to move about when they've drunk enough to have a blood alcohol level twice the legal driving limit of 0.08 percent. That is the legal limit for adults, she said. Anything is illegal for [high ...and more » More...
  10. Obamacare should lose in next Supreme Court case - Chicago TribuneThu, 29 Jan 2015 21:46:18 GMT
    Chicago TribuneObamacare should lose in next Supreme Court caseChicago TribuneConservatives in Washington are increasingly confident that the Supreme Court will rule this summer that the White House has gone beyond its legal authority in implementing the Affordable Care Act. Any such decision would enrage liberals. They would ... More...