Convicted murderer maintains innocence as U.S. carries out first federal execution in 17 years

Bill Pelke of Anchorage, Alaska expresses his opposition to the death penalty during a protest near the Federal Correctional Complex where Daniel Lewis Lee was executed on July 13, 2020 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Lee was convicted and sentenced to die for the 1996 killings in Arkansas of gun dealer William Mueller, his wife Nancy, and […]

The Hill’s 12:30 Report — Presented by Facebook — Supreme Court allows federal executions in 2 a.m. decision

Via The Hill’s Alexander Bolton, “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSara Gideon wins Democratic race to challenge Susan Collins Schumer pushes for elimination of SALT deduction cap in next coronavirus relief bill Dunford withdraws from consideration to chair coronavirus oversight panel MORE (R-Ky.) said Monday that he is in discussions with Treasury Secretary […]

Teen testifies Oakland cop coached her how to be good prostitute

The Alameda County district attorney’s office has charged six men with crimes in the case. Two have taken plea deals. The dispute with City Attorney Barbara Parker’s office led to a six- to eight- week delay in all the Oakland cases, Farrell told The Chronicle.

U.S. regulators downgrade Pakistan’s air safety rating

The decision, disclosed on an FAA spreadsheet dated July 15 that was posted on an agency website and confirmed by an agency official, means the U.S. air safety agency determined Pakistan does not achieve international standards and now has a Category 2 rating.

No charges for SFPD officer arrested for rape, domestic violence

Chan’s arrest wasn’t the first time the 23-year veteran has come under scrutiny. He was one of four San Francisco police officers named in a 2005 lawsuit that alleged the officers forced a gay man they caught urinating in the street to kneel down and mop up the mess with his hair.

3 pedestrians killed in overnight collisions throughout Houston area

Early Tuesday morning, a third pedestrian was struck and killed while apparently crossing the North Freeway near Rankin Road, according to HCSO. The driver in that collision fled the scene as well.

New White House ad campaign tells millions of unemployed Americans to just find another job

Since the COVID crisis first hit the U.S. back in March, tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs. The ramifications of the pandemic are not limited to one or a few industries, but rather are wide-ranging and brutal. Unemployment is higher than at any point since World War II. There was a brief […]

New York adds four new states to quarantine requirement list

Both have also broken their records for daily numbers of new cases multiple times in recent weeks. Florida on Saturday reported more than 15,000 new COVID-19 cases, a record nationwide. Texas also broke its own record on Saturday, reporting 10,351 new cases.

University students divided over sex policy’s effectiveness

Others see danger. They said the policy simply shifts the burden of proof from accuser to accused — usually men — and creates a frightening presumption of guilt instead of the innocence on which the American legal system is based. These students pointed to a legal fight playing out at the University of Southern California, […]

After Oakland settlement, teen in police scandal ready to move on

An attorney who previously represented Jasmine originally filed a legal claim against Oakland — a precursor to a lawsuit — seeking at least $66 million in damages and alleging that several police officers who should have helped Jasmine instead gave her money or protection in exchange for sex. Burris said the settlement was “in the […]