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Pasadena police: Suspect’s fatal shooting lawful

LOS ANGELES (AP) – After an internal review, the Pasadena Police Department has concluded that officers responding to a robbery report acted lawfully and within department policy when they fatally shot a 19-year-old suspect who turned out to be unarmed.

03/21/2013

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Learn about real estate scams before it happens to you

There are lots of real estate scams out there. Bob talks with Andy Terhorst, an Investigator with the Orange County District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit.

03/19/2013

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Small claims disputes affected by court cutbacks

LA County courts will begin to scale back services on Monday, March 18, in a cost-cutting move. This will make it tougher to file small claims cases — including tenant-landlord disputes. Click here to listen.

03/15/2013

Coalition forms to defend Calif. environmental law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A coalition of environmental and labor groups is announcing opposition to Gov. Jerry Brown’s effort to overhaul California’s landmark environmental law.

03/12/2013

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High court: ‘Marsy’s Law’ applies to all ‘lifers’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The state’s high court has ruled that a 2008 ballot measure increasing the time period between parole hearings for inmates serving life sentences applies to all so-called “lifers,” not just those sentenced after the law passed.

03/04/2013

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Pa. cops: Mom seeking new start left baby in woods

WILMERDING, Pa. (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania mother seeking a “fresh start” abandoned her 8-month-old daughter in the woods with a bottle of milk.

03/01/2013

Can tenants be evicted with repeated calls from law enforcement?

Can landlords quickly evict tenants who keep having the cops called on them? (For domestic disturbances for instance?) Click here to listen to this report.

01/07/2013

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Obama will not go after states where pot is legal

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says he won’t go after Washington state and Colorado for legalizing marijuana. In a Barbara Walters interview, Obama is asked if he supports making pot legal. He says, “I wouldn’t go that far.”

12/14/2012

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Legal pot complicates drug-free work policies

DENVER (AP) – Pot may be legal, but workers may want to check with their boss first before they imbibe during off hours. Businesses are trying to figure out how to deal with employees who use it on their own time and then fail a drug test.

12/07/2012

UN says access to contraception a human right

GENEVA (AP) – The United Nations says access to contraception is a universal human right that could dramatically improve the lives of women and children in poor countries. The U.N. doesn’t count abortion among the […]

11/14/2012

Conservative: U. Iowa law school rejection stung

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – A conservative lawyer says she was shocked when she was passed over for a faculty job at the University of Iowa law school in favor of a less qualified candidate who […]

10/22/2012

Court will hear Ariz. case on voter registration

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will take up an appeal from Arizona over its requirement that people prove they are American citizens before registering to vote. The justices on Monday said they will review […]

10/15/2012

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