Robert Rizzo, who paid himself an $800,000 salary for running the small town of Bell, Calif., took advantage of the fact that there were "no checks and balances" in city government, the judge said.
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Lawmakers have proposed a bill that would make the Bible the state's official book, but critics say it is unconstitutional and would open Louisiana up to legal challenges.
U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland called the state's ban on abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy "invalid and unconstitutional."
Prosecutors said it would disturb the families of those who died to know that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could view those images. The judge ruled Tsarnaev has the right to see such evidence.
The number of missing is still unclear, but at last count, authorities said seven people remained unaccounted for from the March 22 mudslide near the community of Oso.
The New York Police Department's Demographics Unit reportedly carried out systematic surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods to root out terrorist threats, but it never produced a single usable lead.
Back in the day — say, up until about a decade or so ago — the big news on April 15 was always about last-minute filers lining up at post offices as the clock ticked down. Now? It's a different story.
People who took a stand against a proposed tax-filing change were part of a grass-roots campaign orchestrated to help Intuit, according to nonprofit newsroom ProPublica.
On this April 15, Americans are thinking about the Boston Marathon bombings of one year ago. A moment of silence was observed at 2:49 p.m. ET, the time of the first explosion.
As family members of those killed Sunday outside Jewish centers near Kansas City speak, they're focusing on fond memories of their lost loved ones. But they're crushed by the gunman's senseless acts.