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Family wants answers over police shooting death in Washington

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:05:39 GMT

The family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by a District of Columbia police officer wants answers to unresolved questions in the case, which has sparked protests in the U.S. capital, an attorney said on Thursday. Terrence Sterling, 31, of Fort Washington, Maryland, was shot early on Sept.

Are you owed money from a forgotten bank account?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:44:15 GMT

Finding money you didn't know you had is like discovering lost treasure. For many people, there's treasure to be found in old, forgotten bank accounts.

Inherent Disclosure Satisfied Written Description

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:57:22 GMT

In Yeda Research and Development Co., Ltd. v. Abbott GMBH & Co. KG , Slip Op. 2015-1662 , the Federal Circuit held that a claim to an isolated protein described by its partial amino acid sequence satisfies 35 U.S.C. 112 when the partial sequence is combined with other identifying characteristics of the protein.

Beyond the Presidency, Reasons to Go on Living

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:25:48 GMT

Monday's presidential debate probably did not cheer up voters who see the election as a choice between diabetes and terminal cancer -- an awful affliction versus a fatal one. But at times like this, it is useful to remember that many things are beyond the control of the person occupying the Oval Office, some of which are welcome.

A person holds an identification card

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:16:05 GMT

Expanding access to state-issued identification for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness could create opportunities and improve their safety and well-being. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer, or LGBTQ, youths are significantly overrepresented among young people experiencing homelessness in the United States.

Official: Man shot by DC police died of wounds to neck, back

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:00:45 GMT

The chief medical examiner for the District of Columbia has determined that a black motorcyclist who was shot by a police officer died of gunshot wounds to the neck and back. A spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office, LaShon Beamon, confirmed the cause of death for Terrence Sterling on Tuesday.

Finding good, affordable childcare is tough in any U.S. state

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:42:50 GMT

Americans looking for an affordable, high-quality caregiver for their kids will be hard-pressed to find one in any U.S. state, according to one of the broadest studies of its kind. Full-time care in a center for children ages 4 or younger costs more than average in-state college tuition, while an in-home caregiver costs 53 percent of U.S. median household income, according to a report Wednesday from New America, a Washington-based research organization.

New America and Unveil Index Measuring U.S. Child Care by Cost, Quality,...

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:10:36 GMT

Today, public policy institute New America and , the world's largest online marketplace for finding and managing care, released the Care Index , which offers a first-of-its-kind series of insights into the cost, quality, and availability of child care in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The average cost of full-time care in child care centers for all children ages 0-4 in the United States is $9,589 a year, higher than the average cost of in-state college tuition .

Authorities evidence from shooting, including video from dash and body cameras.

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:41:25 GMT

As of October 1, North Carolina will bar police footage from the public domain, but the state is far from alone in seeking to block access to footage of police encounters. At least 19 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws on public access to police body camera footage, according to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the National Conference of State Legislatures, which track such laws.

Drivers stress over fake traffic ticket

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:37:17 GMT

The notice is supposedly from The Department of Motor Vehicles out of the District of Columbia, claiming Judy was in trouble for not paying a speeding ticket. "If you ever get any correspondence from a government agency, it's not going to be through email," he said.

Taco truck on every corner initiative aims at getting the vote out

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:35:50 GMT

That crack from the "Latinos for Trump" founder warning about unchecked immigration leading to " taco trucks on every corner " has spurred a movement to do just that, for at least on day. The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is organizing a campaign to put taco trucks on every corner on Election Day.

Crews respond to farm equipment/field fire in LeClaire, Iowa

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:15:54 GMT

A video released by District of Columbia police shows officers performing CPR on a motorcyclist who had been shot by an of LECLAIRE, Iowa - Firefighters were called to battle a corn field and combine fire Monday evening.

DC police to release body-cam footage of shooting aftermath

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:48:32 GMT

District of Columbia officials say they will release footage from a body-worn camera showing the moments after a motorcyclist was fatally shot by a city police officer, and will also release the name of the officer involved.

D.C. Council considering whether to repeal the stun gun ban

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:25:19 GMT

Three plaintiffs, represented by lawyer George Lyon, are challenging the D.C. stun gun ban on Second Amendment grounds. Monday, a federal district court accepted the D.C. government's temporary agreement not to enforce D.C.'s total ban on stun guns against those plaintiffs, at least as to home possession and acquisition, and not to enforce the ban against those who would sell stun guns to these plaintiffs.

Indivior rebuffs complaint from 35 US states

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:17:14 GMT

Pharmaceutical company Indivior once again rebuffed legal claims laid against it on Tuesday, after a number of states in the US filed a joint civil complaint over its conduct with the Suboxone product. The FTSE 250 firm had initially warned the market of the impending complaint, from 35 states and the District of Columbia, on Friday.


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:14:30 GMT

WalletHub says education jobs are some of the lowest-paying occupations that require a bachelor's degree and salaries consistently fail to keep up with inflation. Job pressures, low pay and lack of mobility force many teachers to quit not long after they start.

Marijuana Arrests Fall To 20-Year Low, But Someone Is Still Getting Busted About Every Minute

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:48:10 GMT

Police made fewer arrests for marijuana-related offenses last year than they have in any year since 1996, according to crime data the FBI released Monday. Still, authorities in the U.S. made 643,000 arrests for marijuana-related charges in 2015 - or about one every 49 seconds.