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Bernie Goetz headed for trial in NYC marijuana-sale case; 'let a jury decide,' he says

Thursday, 24 April 2014 14:31
NEW YORK – Bernie Goetz (GEHTS) is headed toward a trial in his New York marijuana case after rebuffing a plea offer involving 10 days of community service. A defense lawyer told a judge Thursday that Goetz remains uninterested in that deal. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Goetz is preparing for a trial in the Manhattan court complex where he was tried in 1985 for shooting four panhandling youths on a subway train. He was acquitted of attempted…
Ex-DHS watchdog accused in Senate report of altering reports for friends
Thursday, 24 April 2014 14:00
The official tasked with keeping watch over the Department of Homeland Security was instead watching out for senior officials he considered his "friends," according to a Senate probe. A subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs released a scathing report on Thursday that effectively confirmed many of the ethical allegations that have trailed Charles Edwards ever since he resigned his post in December as acting DHS inspector general.
Oklahoma plans same-day executions
Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:30
24 April 2014Last updated at 14:33 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Warner and Lockett's court challenge does not contest their guilt but the constitutionality of the state's execution law Continue reading the main story Related StoriesAmerica's 'completely broken' execution system US death row man free after 25 yearsRow over 'agonising' US execution The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled two death row inmates have no right to learn the source of the drugs to be used to kill…
US seeks e-cigarette restrictions
Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:30
24 April 2014Last updated at 16:51 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint The FDA wants the same age restrictions for e-cigarettes in the US as for conventional cigarettes Continue reading the main story Related StoriesE-cigarette ban in health facilitiesE-cigs face curb in public placesThe e-cigarettes phenomenon The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants minimum age restrictions and health warnings on e-cigarettes. The agency is pushing for alterations to US law due to uncertainties over the health effects…
Slain TSA agent's family files claim for $25 million for Los Angeles airport shooting
Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:30
LOS ANGELES – A law firm has filed a $25 million claim against the city of Los Angeles on behalf of the wife and family of a security screener killed in a gunman's attack at Los Angeles International Airport last year. AlderLaw P.C. said Thursday the claim was filed on behalf of the family of Transportation Security Administration Officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was killed Nov. 1. Authorities say the gunman targeted TSA officers. Three other…
London school says images of up to 60 students found on suspected abuser's computer drive
Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:30
An outside view of the Southbank International School in central London where suspected child molester William James Vahey taught for a four-year term, Thursday, April 24, 2014. British police is helping with a FBI global investigation to identify and trace victims of a suspected pedophile teacher, William James Vahey, who killed himself in March in Luverne Minnesota. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)The Associated Press LONDON – A British private school says images of between 50 and 60…
COOKING VA BOOKS?Boss accused of covering up veterans' deaths
Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:45
A Veterans Affairs official accused of keeping double books to hide the fact that dozens of veterans died awaiting care previously ran a Washington state VA facility that allegedly fudge suicide numbers, FoxNews.com has learned. Sharon Helman, director of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, is accused with other management officials of keeping a fake waiting list that made it appear sick veterans were being treated in a timely manner -- while hiding the…
PLAYING POLITICS? Former DHS watchdog 'altered' reports for 'friends'
Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:45
The official tasked with keeping watch over the Department of Homeland Security was instead watching out for senior officials he considered his "friends," according to a Senate probe. A subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs released a scathing report on Thursday that effectively confirmed many of the ethical allegations that have trailed Charles Edwards ever since he resigned his post in December as acting DHS inspector general.
Did the FDA ban e-cigarettes?
Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:15
The Food and Drug Administration has proposed extending its authority to e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and other tobacco products. It’s just a first step and not a final rule yet. Here are five things you need to know about the announcement: It’s not a ban Congress gave the FDA power to regulate tobacco in 2009, but not the power to ban its use. FDA wasn’t happy about the decision and is worried that regulating such…
Putin: Internet a CIA project
Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:15
Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Thursday that the Internet is "a CIA project," adding that Moscow needed to "fight" to resist this U.S. influence. Russia is keen to moderate the information super-highway, where opponents of the government who are barred from national television amass their support. Speaking at a media forum in St. Petersburg on Thursday, Putin said that the Internet originally was a "CIA project" and "is still developing as such," according to a…