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Missouri high court rules against caps for some punitive damages

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The Missouri Supreme Court brushed by the legislature’s limits on punitive damages this week, saying they don’t apply to a $1 million verdict a jury awarded to an Excelsior Springs woman. The woman, Lillian M. Lewellen, received the judgment in 2012 after she was defrauded by car dealer Chad Franklin.

$4.1M verdict against KC-area car dealer

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A Clay County jury has returned a $4.1 million verdict against Chad Franklin and his car dealership in a state Merchandising Practices Act case.

'Staggering scale' of child sexual abuse highlighted by MP

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Rape of a child under 13, penetrative assault of a child under 13 or paying for the sexual services of a child under 13 are reasons for custodial sentences. Labour MP Sarah Champion obtained the figures to highlight the "truly staggering" scale of child abuse, with 3,234 offenders jailed in 2017, 20 of them for life.

10/15/2018 05:20 PM

Rapist Thomas Pollacci faces more sex charges

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Convicted rapist Thomas Pollacci of Pebble Beach was ordered to stand trial Friday for allegedly raping two more women in 2007 and 2008, charges that could leave him facing life in prison. According to testimony at a preliminary hearing, the 51-year-old Pollacci raped both women on the bed in his parents" travel trailer, and raped one of them again in the loft at his father"s Pacific Grove business, Ron"s Liquors.

10/15/2018 03:07 PM

Oh My: AZ Democrat Works To Unload Campaign Donations From Lawyer Accused of Sexual Assault

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It's not been a good week for Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. Sinema, a Democratic congresswoman, is running in the Senate race against Republican Rep. Martha McSally.

10/15/2018 10:40 AM

Medicare Advantage growing as new insurers compete to sell to seniors

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Health care experts widely expected the Affordable Care Act to hobble Medicare Advantage, the government-funded private health plans that millions of seniors have chosen as an alternative to the original Medicare. To pay for expanding coverage to the uninsured, the 2010 law cut billions of dollars in federal payments to the plans.

10/15/2018 06:08 AM

GOP pins hopes for keeping Ryan's Wisconsin seat on Ryan 2.0 - Sun, 14 Oct 2018 PST

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Ironworker Randy Bryce spent months gearing up to try to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan in November's election, cleverly cultivating an "Iron Stache" persona for a candidacy that was as colorful as it was unlikely. Then Ryan decided to retire, transforming a faint upset hope into a race Democrats are dreaming of as the possible capstone in a favorable midterm election.

10/15/2018 01:59 AM

Michael Cohen says the midterm elections 'might be the most important in our lifetime'

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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, said Sunday that this year's elections "might be the most important in our lifetime." His statement comes just days after he re-registered as a Democrat in a move that his attorney, Lanny Davis, said was intended to distance himself from the Trump administration.

10/14/2018 09:50 PM

Pre-existing conditions ad inflames Casey, Barletta race

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A new TV ad by Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey accuses Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta of voting to let insurers strip coverage for cancer and other pre-existing conditions, but Barletta said Sunday that the ad is both inaccurate and cruel, since his toddler grandson is fighting cancer.

10/14/2018 05:31 PM

Digital predators, teen victims: After sexual assault, a life is shattered

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A sexual assault is only the beginning of trauma. Victims often face shattered lives, but little by little many also learn to rebuild.

10/14/2018 01:16 PM

Digital predators, teen victims: Surviving and changing sexual assault culture

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Most sexual assaults are devastating, but victims learn to find a new normal and there are tips on how to move forward as well as how to help teens stay safe. The mother of a 15-year-old assault victim stands in court, glances at the man her daughter met on the Internet and, knees shaking, begins to read.

10/14/2018 01:16 PM

New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms

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In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talks to campaign volunteers at a Democratic campaign office in Phoenix. As the November elections near, Democrats are focusing on health care.

10/14/2018 01:16 PM

Indiana takes no action on hate crime legislation

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A legislative study committee failed to forward a recommendation regarding whether Indiana should create a hate crimes law, despite Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb's support for such a law. The Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code heard four hours of testimony Wednesday before approving a final report that said some members support a bias-motivated criminal statute and some don't, The Journal Gazette reported .

10/14/2018 11:00 AM

Black people nine times more likely to be stopped and searched for drugs: report

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Black people in England and Wales are almost nine times more likely than white people to be stopped and searched for drugs, according to a report. The analysis by the Stopwatch coalition, drug law experts Release and the London School of Economics and Political Science highlights that, while police use of stop and search powers has fallen significantly, there has been an increase in racial disparities in the policing and prosecution of drug offences.

10/14/2018 06:45 AM

Mother arrested for allegedly faking daughter's cancer diagnosis

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An Oklahoma sheriff says the mother of a now-9-year-old girl used her daughter's alleged cancer diagnosis to get more than $3,500 in online donations as well as sympathy from the community. Mother Jamie Parker was arrested on accusations of child abuse and other charges.

10/14/2018 02:16 AM

Charges won't be filed against Detroit Lakes police chief

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Prosecutors say they will not file charges over a confrontation last summer between Detroit Lakes Police Chief Steve Todd and a 12-year-old boy. KFGO radio reports that the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigated a claim that Todd grabbed the boy around his neck when Todd mistakenly thought his bike was being stolen.

10/14/2018 12:10 AM

3 arrested in clashes following speech by far-right leader

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Proud Boys members gather at Tranquillity Park to counterprotest anti-Senate Bill 4 supporters across the street at Houston City Hall in Houston in this file photo from Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Three people were arrested in New York City following violent clashes after a speech by the founder of the far-right group Proud Boys, and police say they are reviewing video and may make additional arrests.

10/13/2018 07:50 PM

3 arrested in clashes following speech by far-right leader

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Three people were arrested in New York City following violent clashes after a speech by the founder of a far-right group, and police said Saturday they were reviewing video of the clashes and could make additional arrests. The violence Friday night followed a speech by Gavin McInnes, the founder of the Proud Boys, at the Metropolitan Republican Club.

10/13/2018 07:50 PM

Man claims 2-year-old boy who died slipped from hands while tossing...

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A man was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse after a 2-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital in extremely critical condition and later died from his injuries, Memphis police said.

10/13/2018 05:46 PM




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