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Standout Iowa receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos made his initial court appearance Wednesday on drug charges that have shocked Hawkeye fans and left his future in doubt.
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday convicted U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteous of Louisiana on four articles of impeachment, making him just the eighth federal judge in history to be removed by Congress.
A Hollywood publicist was gunned down by an ex-con on a bicycle in a robbery gone awry as she drove home from a movie premiere last month, police said they believed Wednesday after reviewing ballistics tests.
A fire set off during a riot in a severely overcrowded prison killed at least 81 inmates Wednesday and seriously injured at least 14 others, firefighters said. Chileans nationwide could hear inmates screaming after a prisoner used an illegal cell phone to call state television for help.
Federal authorities on Wednesday charged a 21-year-old Baltimore man with participating in what he believed was a plot to detonate a car bomb outside a military recruiting center in Catonsville, Md.
With Justice Elena Kagan taking no part in the case, it appears unlikely the Supreme Court will strike down an Arizona law imposing severe punishment on businesses that hire illegal immigrants.
Defeating one Arizona law cracking down on illegal aliens wouldn't invalidate all of Arizona laws against illegals. Some are treating yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court arguments in the case of Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting as stand-ins for the battle over Arizona's recent law (S.B. 1070) letting local police detain illegals. To the contrary, that important law concerning local police powers might gain legal support no matter which side wins the U.S. Chamber case.
A judge on Wednesday postponed the trial of baseball star Roger Clemens for three months until July so his attorneys can review the voluminous evidence generated during a 2½-year investigation into whether he lied about using performance enhancing drugs.