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UCLA Alums Charged With Running Test Cheating Scheme

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| Former UCLA students are part of an alleged test-cheating ring that saw them impersonating Chinese nationals.

Police Officer Can't Pull Over Driver For Giving Him The Finger, Court Rules


A Michigan woman was engaging in constitutionally protected free speech when she made a crude hand gesture, a federal court ruled.

Frank Cali, Reputed Gambino Crime Family Boss, Is Killed In N.Y. Attack


In a killing that echoes mob murders of the 1980s, a man who was believed to be running a Mafia family was gunned down outside his home in Staten Island.

Ton And A Half Of Cocaine Seized At Port Of New York/Newark


Authorities say 60 packages of the drug worth about $77 million on the street were found in a shipping container.

Killing of USC Student Heightens Awareness of Safety


The killing of a USC student near campus over the weekend has some students thinking about their own safety and what the campus is doing about it.


Judge Says Government May Have To Reunite More Migrant Families Separated At Border


A federal judge rejects the government's argument that identifying and reuniting families separated before the zero tolerance policy was announced is too burdensome.

Maryland Court Denies New Murder Trial For 'Serial' Convict Adnan Syed


The ruling is the latest in a protracted legal drama surrounding a 20-year-old murder case. Attorneys for the man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend say they haven't exhausted their legal options.

Jussie Smollett Indicted On 16 Felony Counts By Chicago Grand Jury


The charges expand the initial single count of filing a false police report. Now Smollett is charged with multiple counts tied to different aspects of his alleged false report about being attacked.

#MeToo Awareness Sharpens Focus On Pay Equity


After #MeToo, many employment attorneys say they've seen the number of pay-disparity cases spike, and employers are having to adapt by conducting investigations and pay audits.