Law and Order/Legislation
smoking methamphetamine, perhaps derived from CVS products

CVS Pharmacy fined $75 million for being key meth lab supplier

CVS Pharmacy Inc., the nation’s largest drug store chain, was fined $75 million dollars by the federal government for failing to control its sales of cold medicines that can be used to make methamphetamine. Prosecutors said that CVS became the largest supplier of meth lab ingredients in Southern California. CVS was accused of violating the
Texas statehouse

Texas legislature passing new payday lending regulation

In the Texas legislature, three new bills intended to limit payday lending are under consideration. One, House Bill 2592, has passed easily. Another is expected to come up for vote today and pass, and a third may or may not make it to the House floor. Agreed upon legislation Two of the three pieces of
A Homeland Security officer going about his border security duties. President Obama is calling for a $600 emergency fund to immediately hire 1,000 more Border Patrol agents.

Obama calls for $600 million border security fund

As controversy over the new Arizona immigration law SB 1070 rages on, the call for immigration reform and added border security is boiling over and can no longer be pushed to the back burner. The Los Angeles Times reports that President Obama has asked Congress for a $600 million emergency fund with which the U.S.
Chevy Malibu

Post office shooting in Henning, Tennessee

In Henning, Tenn., there has been a post office shooting. The post office shooting reportedly killed two employees, but details are still trickling in. The U.S. Postal Service has not confirmed anything other than that there was an incident. Henning post office shooting As reported by WMCTV, there was a post office shooting about 9
Walter Nixon

Senate removes Federal Judge Porteous from the bench

Federal Judge G. Thomas Porteous has been removed from office by the United States Senate. Porteous was convicted on four impeachment counts by the Senate related to corruption charges. He cannot serve in public office ever again. Senate convicts Federal Judge Porteous Federal Judge G. Thomas Porteous has been found guilty on four different impeachment
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Supreme Court campaign finance ruling lifts corporate limits

Supreme Court campaign finance ruling Today, the Supreme Court’s campaign finance ruling lifted limits on how much corporations can spend to support political candidates. Supporters of Supreme Court’s campaign finance ruling say that The First Amendment protects the rights of private corporations, including payday loan companies, to donate as they see fit. “The text and
Wall Street

Wall Street reform bill passes the Senate

The United States Senate has officially passed the Wall Street reform bill.  The Senate voted to quash debate and discussion earlier today, in order to move it to a vote.  It was expected to pass, as 50 of the required 51 votes were already pledged.  The final tally was a sweeping victory for the bill,
Bonnie and Clyde

Fugitives John McCluskey and Casslyn Welch taken into custody

Two of the most wanted fugitives in the nation, John McCluskey and Casslyn Welch, have been taken into custody. People have been making comparisons between the two and Bonnie and Clyde. They escaped less than a month ago from Arizona State Prison, and have been on the run since. They were believed to be in
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Woman Dressed as Man Robs Utah Payday Loan Store

Not your average payday loan store robbery I have read a lot of stories about payday loan stores being robbed. A striking majority follow exactly the same plot: One or two men with a gun go into payday loan store, demand money, flee with an undisclosed amount of cash, police seek suspects. Because of changing
Police Handcuffs

Joran van der Sloot booked for murder again

Apparently some people don’t get the concept that maybe it’s better to just have a quiet night at home.  For the second time, Joran van der Sloot is under arrest for murder, only this time in Peru.  He was last seen leaving a bar with the victim, Stephany Flores Ramirez, who was found beaten to
Cragislist corporate offices

Craigslist | Legal questions about sex ads, kids and crime

Craigslist — the central hub for free online classified advertisements, auto financing and personals ads — is once again finding itself at the center of multiple Craig’s List controversies. Connecticut’s attorney general has lambasted Craigslist for allowing sexually explicit advertising on the website and keeping the profits from that advertising. At the same time, a
A promotional photo of various POM beverage products.

FTC suing POM Wonderful for unsubstantiated health claims

Savvy individuals know that the concept of truth in advertising is largely a misnomer. However, a company can only go so far without proof to back up claims made about a product or service. According to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sued POM Wonderful LLC of Los Angeles, makers of
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Unemployment Extension Made Official November 5, 2009

Unemployment benefits extended 13 weeks The unemployment extension, passed November 5, 2009, was included in a bill with the homebuyer tax credit, and now millions of Americans can continue to collect benefits. The homebuyer tax credit was extended to 2010 in April. The unemployment extension means workers whose unemployment insurance was set to run out
Ernst & Young building in New York's Time Square.

State of New York sues Ernst & Young for civil fraud

The questionable practices of U.S. investment and accounting houses continue to be exposed, thanks to the vigilance of officials like New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. According to the Wall Street Journal, Cuomo has filed a lawsuit against Ernst & Young for alleged civil fraud. Ernst & Young is being accused of helping Lehman Brothers
Hydroponics

Walmart of Weed | weGrow warehouse expanding as a franchise

In California, the “Walmart of weed,” weGrow, is opening a second location. The warehouse-sized hydroponic store does not sell marijuana. The so-called “Walmart of weed” offers hydroponic supplies, growing classes and other gardening support. The Walmart of Weed store WeGrow stores, which started as iGrow in Sacramento, are warehouse stores dedicated to hydroponic growing. The
Front view of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

Ohio public workers protest collective bargaining reform

According to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, reform of the state’s collective bargaining agreement is necessary. Yet this opinion has proven unpopular with the state’s public workers, reports Cleveland.com. At the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, 1,800 workers were out in force Thursday to protest Senate Bill 5, which would take away state workers’ collective bargaining rights
No more doctors note needed in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Breckenridge, Colorado, Legalizes Pot | Can They Do That?

Penalties for possession removed The federal government still states that possession of marijuana is illegal, as does the state of Colorado. However, in the city of Breckenridge, Colorado, people who possess less than an ounce of pot will not face any criminal or civil charges. Yes, on election day 2009, Breckenridge, Colorado, voters made marijuana