'Making a Murderer' subject Steven Avery files appeal

Jan 13, 2016

'Making a Murderer' subject Steven Avery files appeal

A convicted killer who is the subject of the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” filed a wide-ranging appeal claiming authorities used an improper warrant and that a juror was out to get him, among other things. Steven Avery, who’s seeking to be released on ...

Jan 9, 2016

Canada rejects African-American man's asylum claim

A Canadian tribunal has rejected a claim for refugee status from an African-American man who said he feared persecution and police abuse in the United States based on his race, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada said Friday. While saying he did find ...

Briton fights to regain baby left in New York hotel

Jan 8, 2016

Briton fights to regain baby left in New York hotel

A British police officer has gone to court in New York to seek the return of her baby son, who was given to an LGBT-activist foster mother after he was found alone in a hotel. Louise Fielden, 42, flew to Manhattan last April with ...

Jan 8, 2016

Monkey cannot own copyright to selfies, judge rules

A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs cannot be declared the copyright owner of the photos, a U.S. judge said. U.S. District Judge William Orrick said in federal court in San Francisco on Wednesday that “while Congress and the president can extend the ...

Alleged Charleston police shooter released on bail

Jan 5, 2016

Alleged Charleston police shooter released on bail

A former South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist was released from jail Monday evening and will remain under house arrest until his trial which is scheduled to begin in late October. Circuit Judge Clifton ...

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Let's discuss the law on surnames

Plaintiffs contesting family laws that require spouses to choose a single surname expressed shock and anger at Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling, saying it will force more women to suffer the misery of having to change their name upon marriage.