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Pregnant UPS Worker's Case Divides Supreme Court

Peggy Young requested that she be put on lighter duty when, as a UPS driver, she became pregnant in 2006 and was told by her doctor not to lift heavy packages. That request was denied—forcing Young to take unpaid leave—based on a vague law stating employers must treat...

Woman Fends Off Attacker ... With Vomit

A Georgia woman managed to fend off an attacker Saturday night... by vomiting on him. The Athens Banner-Herald reports the woman was walking to her car after work around 10:30pm in the Georgia Square Mall parking lot when a man in a ski mask came from behind a vehicle....

UAE Released Murder Video— to Tune of Batman

If you thought police departments were done issuing crazy/hamfisted/jaw-dropping missives just today, you thought wrong. Abu Dhabi's police arrested a woman in the stabbing murder of an American schoolteacher, and they released video of surveillance footage, the crime scene, and the suspect's arrest—and, as the Telegraph notes, they mystifyingly...

Feds: Cleveland Cops Use Excessive Force Routinely

Cleveland police use unnecessary force so often that the department must let an independent monitor make sure reforms are put into place, reports NBC News. That's one result of a Justice Department investigation of 600 incidents between 2010 and 2013 that faults the department for poor training and a "pattern...

NYPD Case Undermines Push for Body Cameras

President Obama is pushing to make body cameras a standard part of police officers' uniforms in the wake of the Ferguson shooting, but the Eric Garner case seems to undermine that argument, writes Nia-Malika Henderson at the Washington Post. After all, the entire arrest, complete with illegal chokehold, was caught...

Ex-Cop Charged for Murder of Unarmed Black Man

On the same day a New York City grand jury declined to indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo for killing unarmed black man Eric Garner (and not even two weeks after Michael Brown shooter Darren Wilson escaped indictmen t), a South Carolina grand jury took the other path. Richard Combs,...

Giudice Sues Ex-Lawyer: Jail Sentence Is Your Fault

Teresa Giudice is apparently unhappy that she's headed to prison for 15 months—so unhappy that the reality star is suing her former attorney for $5 million, claiming it's his fault. The New Jersey Real Housewife says James Kridel, who handled the family's original 2010 bankruptcy filing, botched that filing...

Fake Veteran Once Impersonated a Dead Cop

A man accused of impersonating a US military officer in a viral video was caught posing as a cop more than a decade ago. Sean Yetman pleaded guilty to impersonating a public servant in 2003, after he was caught during a routine traffic stop wearing the coat of Philadelphia police...

Garner Decision 'Beyond Mystifying'

The words "travesty," "outrageous," and "mystifying" feature heavily in editorial columns on a grand jury's decision not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, despite the fact that the officer was captured on video using a banned chokehold on the asthmatic man. The decision not...

Feds: Postal Workers Swiped Pot Packages

Sharp-eyed workers at a Long Island mail processing center identified hundreds of packages containing marijuana and set up a drug distribution network of their own, according to federal prosecutors. Eight men arrested yesterday are accused of stealing 263 packages of the drug and sending them to be delivered to destinations...

Cop Who Shot Cleveland Boy 'Dismal' in Gun Training

The Cleveland police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun was considered a major liability in his previous police job—but Cleveland never looked at his file. When Tim Loehmann was an officer in the Cleveland suburb of Independence, the deputy chief wrote that he seemed...

NYC Protesters Chant 'I Can't Breathe'

"No justice, no peace," protesters chanted in New York after a grand jury decided not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo. "No racist police." Protesters angry that the officer would face no charges in the chokehold death of Eric Garner gathered at several locations in the city including Times Square...

Cops: Guy Tries to Smuggle Liquid Cocaine as Rum

A Georgia man trying to get four duty-free bottles of supposed rum through customs at JFK airport had the misfortune of running into agents who know what rum looks like. When this batch seemed to be a little too syrupy, agents opened the bottles and detected a chemical odor, reports...

Feds to Investigate NYPD Chokehold Death

The Justice Department will investigate the chokehold death of an unarmed black man after a grand jury in New York City declined to indict the white police officer who applied the move. A department official said federal authorities will investigate the July death of Eric Garner, who was confronted by...

Airport Bomb Joke Costs Surgeon $89K

It might be the most expensive failed joke ever: A neurosurgeon has to pay more than $89,000 because he thought it would be funny to tell a ticket agent at Miami International Airport that he had explosives in his bag, reports Local10. Most of the money will go to...

Eric Garner's Widow: 'Are You Serious?'

The widow of the man who died during an arrest by the NYPD can't believe that an officer seen using a chokehold on Eric Garner was not indicted today. “Oh my God, are you serious?” Esaw Garner tells the Daily News. “I’m very disappointed. You can see in the video...

No Charges for NYPD Cop in Chokehold Death

Another high-profile grand jury investigation has resulted in no charges for a white police officer accused in a black civilian's death. This time, it's Staten Island, where a grand jury today chose not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner in July, reports the New...

'Delusional' Texas Inmate Gets 11th-Hour Stay of Execution

No one disputes that Texas death row inmate Scott Panetti shot his second wife's parents to death in 1992 to rid them of demons. Or that during his trial, he represented himself dressed in a purple cowboy costume and tried to get 200 witness subpoenas, including ones for JFK and...

Indian-Americans Face String of Home Invasions

Since Oct. 20, a single New Jersey county has seen at least five home invasions targeting Indian-Americans, the New York Times reports. Most occurred in late October, when many families celebrate Diwali—a holiday that frequently involves gold jewelry. The latest Middlesex County incident, however, occurred on Saturday. "They duct...

Michael Brown's Stepdad: Sorry for Post-Verdict Shouts

Michael Brown's stepfather has apologized after he was caught on tape calling on crowds to 'burn this b——- down" amid Ferguson protests. Louis Head shouted the words after a grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, but he tells CNN that to blame him for ensuing violence "goes...

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