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Bronx resident Kalief Browder was walking home from a party when he was abruptly arrested by New York City police officers on May 14, 2010. A complete stranger said Browder had robbed him a few weeks earlier and, consequently, changed the 16-year-old's life forever.
Browder was imprisoned for three years before the charges were dropped in June 2013, according to a WABC-TV Eyewitness News…
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It’s been nearly 25 years since former NASA engineer Lonnie Johnson first licensed the water gun toy that became the iconic Super Soaker. On Wednesday, the inventor soaked Hasbro (HAS) in arbitration, reportedly receiving $72.9 million worth of sales royalties from the toymaker as part of a dispute over underpaid royalties.
“In the arbitration we got everything we asked for,” Johnson’s attorney Leigh Baier…
NEWARK — An Essex County judge increased bail to $75,000 for a Rahway woman accused of texting before the crash that killed an Elizabeth man this month, citing the woman’s history of bad driving and more than a dozen missed court…Continue
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NEWARK — A remarkable throng of political superstars gathered on a blustery morning outside the North Ward Center in Newark to honor Stephen Adubato Sr., a Democratic power broker who helped start one of the city's most successful charter schools.
Governor Chris Christie…Continue
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October 29, 2013 at 9:03 AM
Jose Rodriguez, 20, was gunned down near a bodega on Monday night and died minutes later, authorities said.
ORANGE — A 20-year-old man was shot and killed Monday night near a bodega, authorities said.
Jose Rodriguez was shot on the 600-block…Continue
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SOUTH ORANGE — A woman assaulted a gas station attendant after he asked her to pick up a cup she tossed on the ground over the weekend, South Orange police said.
The woman got out of a car after fueling up at a Delta service station on Irvington Avenue and punched the…Continue
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About 100 prison workers at South Dakota’s federal prison camp in Yankton are still showing up to work during the government shutdown, even though their pay is being denied. But in a "Say, what?!" outrage, the inmates they are supervising are still being compensated for the jobs they do onsite.
"There's a different funding for them," American Federation of Government…Continue
HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. —Police said a Hardin County woman helped catch a shoplifter, but her employers said she broke company guidelines and now she's lost the job she's held for 18 years.Hundreds of people shop at the Lowe's in Elizabethtown every day, but one week ago, Kyle Heim caught a clerk's attention. Karen…Continue
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Remember as a kid when you yearned for those crazy Hot Wheels cars that changed color when you dunked them in hot and cold water? It was about as much fun as you could have, short of striking first in a game of roshambo.
It's the kind of fun you just can't have as an…Continue
A Red Lobster waitress, who said a customer left her a receipt with a racist slur, has received the tip of a lifetime, thanks to a fundraising from online supporters.
Toni Christina Jenkins of Franklin, Tenn., said she was shocked when she saw a receipt on the…Continue
A single mother who has been working at McDonald's for 10 years was detained by police last week after she interrupted the company president's speech in Chicago to confront him about low worker pay.
Crain's Chicago Business reports that 26-year-old Nancy Salgado was part…Continue
A 15-year-old Connecticut boy who committed suicide after his first day of school last week underwent years of bullying and published increasing warning signs on social media before his death.
Bart Palosz of…Continue
In American Fork, Utah, a friendly neighbourhood cop recently ticketed a young girl's bubblegum-pink "Barbie Jeep."
The citation was made out to the owner: Barbie.…Continue
BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's finance minister pressed the United States on Tuesday to quickly resolve its political…Continue
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 71-year-old Louisiana prisoner who spent 41 years in solitary confinement and is now dying of cancer was released late Tuesday from prison, his attorneys said.
Late Tuesday, U.S. District Chief Judge Brian Jackson in Baton Rouge denied the state's…Continue
NEW YORK (AP) — New York is indeed an expensive place, but experts say that alone doesn't explain a recent report that found the city's annual cost per inmate was $167,731 last year — nearly as much as it costs to pay for four years of tuition at an Ivy League university.…Continue
By Bill Cotterell
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - A woman sentenced to 20 years in prison after firing a "warning shot" during an argument with her abusive husband won a new trial on Thursday in a case under Florida's controversial self-defense law.
A state appeals court ruled that Marissa Alexander, 32, deserved a new trial because…Continue
ROME (Reuters) - Guido Barilla, chairman of the world's leading pasta manufacturer, prompted calls for a consumer boycott on Thursday after telling Italian radio his company would never use a gay family in its advertising.
"I would never do (a commercial) with a…Continue
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