Category Archives: Crime and Punishment

Tennessee brings back the electric chair

Tennessee brings back the electric chair NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As the rest of the nation debates the feasibility and humanity of lethal injections against a backdrop of scarce drugs and botched executions, Tennessee has come up with an alternative: … Continue reading

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Kaufman County DA, wife slain at Forney home

Kaufman County DA, wife slain at Forney home FORNEY — Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were found shot dead inside their Forney home on Saturday night, a chilling crime that put law enforcement agencies across … Continue reading

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Looters target Coney Island after Sandy sweeps through

Looters target Coney Island after Sandy sweeps through A wave a looters followed the Sandy storm surge in Coney Island, creating a double-whammy for business owners trying to pick up the obliterated pieces. The thieves started down Mermaid Avenue Tuesday … Continue reading

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Social Security fixable; changes politically tough

Social Security fixable; changes politically tough WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite Social Security’s long-term problems, the massive retirement and disability program could be preserved for generations to come with modest but politically difficult changes to benefits or taxes, or a combination … Continue reading

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