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CAUGHT: Police arrest suspect in series of murders, violent crimes

- A suspected serial killer is in custody after a brief police chase Tuesday morning. Jose Gilberto Rodriguez was arrested at Eldridge and Fallbrook. Houston Police and Harris County Sheriff's Office helped in the pursuit and arrest of Rodriguez. The Houston Police Department had asked for the public's help in locating him. He's

Michigan Voters Want a Chance to End Partisan Gerrymandering. Republican Judges Might Not Let Them.

Slate's expanded voting rights coverage is made possible by the support of Slate Plus members and readers like you. If you're looking for an exemplar of all that can go wrong in American law and politics, keep an eye on a case this week in the Michigan Supreme Court.

Tech companies join call for govt to back away from encryption crackdown

A group of digital rights organisations, privacy activists and tech companies has called for the government to refrain from legislation that could potentially weaken access to encrypted communications services. An open letter circulated by Access Now calls on the government to "not to pursue legislation that would undermine tools, policies, and technologies critical to

Pair suspected of using children in retail robberies in Moreno Valley, other inland cities

Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man and woman who they say coordinated a series of retail robberies using children to carry stolen merchandise out of stores in Moreno Valley and other inland communities. Darrell Campbell, 32, and Jeammie Preston, 31, both of Moreno Valley, are facing charges of conspiracy, second-degree robbery, child endangerment and

Court: Los Angeles County Sheriff to Face New Civil Trial

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeal said Monday a former female inmate should be allowed to sue Los Angeles County and the Sheriff's Department for shackling her, mostly unclothed, to a cell door for hours without access to a toilet, among several other claims of alleged mistreatment. A lower court had dismissed some

Norway Terror Attacks Fast Facts

CNN Library (CNN) -- Here's a look at the Norwegian terrorist attacks on July 22, 2011. Eight people died in a bombing in Oslo and 69 young people died on nearby Utoya island. This was the deadliest attack in Norway since World War II. The Perpetrator:Anders Behring Breivik Pronounced: AHn-ders BRAY-vick

DNA Site Helps Indiana Police Make Arrest in 1988 Killing of Girl, 8

The last time 8-year-old April Tinsley was seen alive, a man was dragging her into a beat-up blue pickup truck in Fort Wayne, Ind. The police and her family fanned out that Friday afternoon in April 1988, searching through the weekend, but there was no sign of her. On the following Monday, a

DNA Leads to Suspect Decades After Killing of April Tinsley, 8

The last time 8-year-old April Tinsley was seen alive, a man was dragging her into a beat-up blue pickup truck in Fort Wayne, Ind. The police and her family fanned out that Friday afternoon in April 1988, searching through the weekend, but there was no sign of her. On the following Monday, a

City Council candidate jailed for allegedly blogging topless pic of wife after she filed restraining order

Ramsey County Sheriff's Office A candidate running for St. Paul, Minnesota's City Council is cooling his heels in jail after allegedly posting a topless photograph of his wife on his blog after she filed for an order of protection against him, Newsweek has learned. David Martinez,

Judge temporarily halts deportations of parents separated from children

CLOSE U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said Monday that he's become "exasperated" by the Trump administration's slow work to reunify more than 2,600 children separated from their parents and ordered the government to halt all deportations of parents for at least a week. Sabraw scolded the Department of Health and Human Services