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09:40am(11/28) TOPIX LAWS - Drive for Justice Campaign: Killing someone with your car like "manslaughter or even murder" : A leading road safety charity is backing this newspaper's Drive For Justice Campaign, launched last week, calling for changes in the law to make sentencing fit the crime for those who kill or seriously injure people on our roads. Around five people are killed on the roads each day and families who lose a loved one in such a sudden and violent way describe their loss as feeling "like they have been murdered." www.topix.com
05:25am(11/28) TOPIX LAWS - Police force launches campaign against domestic abuse : A campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse and encourage victims to report offences has been launched today by police chiefs. It comes as the force has just been awarded White Ribbon Accreditation, an award given to police authorities that demonstrate their commitment to tackling domestic abuse by raising awareness of the issues, encouraging victims to report it and supporting victims throughout the process. www.topix.com
05:56pm(11/27) TOPIX LAWS - What Trump can learn from Obama's rough ride ona : President Barack Obama took on the problems of a lack of access to health care and high cost, but he and Democrats paid a political price. What Trump can learn from Obama's rough ride on health care WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama took on the problems of a lack of access to health care and high cost, but he and Democrats paid a political price. www.topix.com
01:40pm(11/27) TOPIX LAWS - Republican states that expanded Medicaid want it kept : Republican-led states that signed onto Medicaid expansion are in a tough spot as they wonder if president-elect Donald Trump's pledge to dump the Affordable Care Act means the expansion goes away. Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fought her own Republican party in the state Legislature to push through expansion three years ago. www.topix.com
11:46am(11/27) TOPIX LAWS - Prosecutor's desire to move police shooting trial is unusual : A prosecutor's widely expected decision to retry a white former police officer on a murder charge in the traffic-stop shooting of a black man came with the surprise that he wants to move the next trial out of the Cincinnati area. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced plans for the request on Tuesday as he said he would try fired University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing on the same charges on which jurors deadlocked. www.topix.com
07:40am(11/27) TOPIX LAWS - Death penalty, the mentally disabled at issue for justices : The U.S. Supreme Court is set to examine whether the nation's busiest state for capital punishment is trying to put to death a convicted killer who's intellectually disabled, which would make him ineligible for execution under the court's current guidance. Lawyers for prisoner Bobby James Moore, 57, contend that the state's highest criminal court, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, ignored current medical standards and required use of outdated standards when it decided Moore isn't mentally disabled. www.topix.com
03:39am(11/27) TOPIX LAWS - Amber Heard appears in tearful domestic violence video : The actress split from husband Johnny Depp earlier this year after alleging that he was "verbally and physically abusive" to her during their relationship. In the video recorded for GirlGaze, she starts off by questioning: "How is this happening to me? I'm strong, I'm smart, I'm not a victim. www.topix.com
11:28pm(11/26) TOPIX LAWS - Sir Edward Heath child abuse claims 'are the result of false memories' : Child sex abuse allegations against former prime minister Sir Edward Heath were dismissed as a fantasy in an official report, it has been claimed Child sex abuse allegations against former prime minister Sir Edward Heath have been dismissed as a fantasy in an official report, it has been claimed. A review of claims against the late Conservative politician for Wiltshire Police found that they were probably the result of "false memories" linked to discredited news reports of "satanic" abuse in the 1980s, the Mail on Sunday reported. www.topix.com
07:28pm(11/26) TOPIX LAWS - Judge to examine woman's request for her stricken husband to 'die with dignity' : A judge has been asked to decide whether doctors should stop providing life-support treatment to a soldier-turned-policeman who was left in a coma after a road accident. Gulf War veteran Paul Briggs, 43, suffered a severe brain injury in a motorcycle crash while serving with Merseyside Police in July last year. www.topix.com
03:10pm(11/26) TOPIX LAWS - House to vote on bill aimed at speeding approval of drugs : The House plans to vote Wednesday on a $6.3 billion bill aimed at speeding federal approval of drugs and medical devices and boosting biomedical research. The legislation, a priority for congressional leaders in the lame-duck session, seeks to streamline how federal regulators assess the safety of new treatments and let them reach markets more quickly. www.topix.com
11:00am(11/26) TOPIX LAWS - California Police Officer in Critical Condition After Being Assaulted with Skateboard : A California police officer who was assaulted with a skateboard on Thanksgiving Day is in critical condition, according to the South San Francisco Police Department. The incident occurred on Thursday at approximately 2:20 p.m. Pacific time in South San Francisco, after the officer was waved down by someone who was reporting a person causing a disturbance at a local business, South San Francisco Police Chief Jeff Azzopardi said at a news conference Friday. www.topix.com
06:50am(11/26) TOPIX LAWS - Penn State won't fight $2.4M fine for lax crime reporting : Penn State's president says the university won't fight a $2.4 million fine stemming from a five-year federal investigation spurred by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's arrest on child sex abuse charges. President Eric Barron said Friday that Penn State will pay the record fine even though it disagrees with some of the U.S. Department of Education's findings. www.topix.com
02:36am(11/26) TOPIX LAWS - State settles case over Medicaid coverage of hepatitis drugs : The agency that administers Medicaid in Washington state has reached a tentative settlement of a class-action lawsuit that sought broader coverage of expensive hepatitis C drugs. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that the Washington Health Care Authority has agreed to provide the medicine to all hepatitis C patients, not just the sickest ones. www.topix.com
10:33pm(11/25) TOPIX LAWS - VIDEO: Sussex Police speak out against domestic violence for White Ribbon Day : Sussex Police are speaking out against domestic violence and have released a video in support of White Ribbon Day 2016. 16 male staff and officers have taken part in the video to say why they support White Ribbon Day - one for each of the '16 days of activism' which the campaign is promoting this year. www.topix.com
06:29pm(11/25) TOPIX LAWS - On immigration, other issues, Trump may want to follow Florida governor's example : He was opposed by the Republican establishment. During a contentious campaign he spoke forcefully about the need to crack down on immigration. www.topix.com
02:14pm(11/25) TOPIX LAWS - Online form to help victims of stalking : A new online reporting form has been launched by Police Scotland to make it easier for victims of stalking to report harassment. The form, which went live today , has been designed to encourage people who may be either unable to or hesitant about going to police station to report their concerns and ensure they are registered and investigated. www.topix.com
09:47am(11/25) TOPIX LAWS - Dylann Roof, accused of killing 9 black worshippers, ruled competent to stand trial : A judge has ruled that Dylann Roof is competent to stand trial for the killing of nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church. Judge Richard Gergel made the ruling Friday after a two-day hearing behind closed doors earlier this week. www.topix.com