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15 Bizarre U.S. Laws About Dogs That Will Make You Go "%#&?"
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, bizarre, law, usa )

Dan
- 2 days ago - goo.gl
"...So here's a list of the strangest laws regarding dogs in the U.S. Some of these will make you go, "Whaaaaaaaaaat?" and some will make your jaw drop from disbelief....." Feature article on today's ANS :-)
#BBCTrending: Arnold Abbot, 90, Vows to Feed Homeless Despite Arrest Threat
Offbeat  (tags: OAP, Male, Homeless, Law, Florida, USA )

Ray
- 7 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Arnold Abbott, a 90-year-old Florida man, has been called a hero for opposing new restrictions on feeding the homeless outdoors in Fort Lauderdale.
Two Wrongfully Convicted New Yorkers Awarded $9mn After Serving 16 Years in Jail
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 9 days ago - rt.com
After serving 16 years in prison on double murder charges they were wrongfully convicted for, two New York City men have reached a $9 million settlement deal with local and state officials.
Monsanto Sues Hawaii County Over GMO Ban
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Ecology, GMO, Health, Law, Monsanto, USA )

Ray
- 9 days ago - rt.com
Two biotechnology behemoths have followed through with vows to sue Hawaii's Maui County for passing a law last week that bans the cultivation of genetically modified organisms.
What Should Happen to a Released Rapist?
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Rape, Law, release )

Ray
- 10 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The decision of Sheffield United to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans back for training has been widely condemned. A petition demanding the club refuse to sign Evans has been signed by 160,000 people.
US Navy to Kill, Injure 'Thousands' of Whales and Dolphins During Drills - Activists
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Law, Military, Navy, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 14 days ago - rt.com
As the US Navy conducts war games off the coasts of California and Hawaii for the next four years, environmentalists are fighting back with legal action over concerns that hundreds, if not thousands, of marine animals will be injured or killed.
President Obama Picks First Black Woman to Head Justice Department
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 15 days ago - rt.com
President Barack Obama has announced his nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the next Attorney General of the United States, succeeding Eric Holder. If confirmed by the Senate, Lynch would be the first black woman to hold the position.
LGBT Marriage? Two Brides Officially Tie the Knot in Russia (PHOTOS)
Offbeat  (tags: Law, Russia, Sex )

Ray
- 15 days ago - rt.com
A marriage of two brides has been officially registered in Russia's St. Petersburg despite the country's laws prohibiting same-sex marriages. The couple has managed to find a loophole in the system, puzzling authorities.
GMO Salmon's Future in Question After Producer Fined Over Violations
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Central America, Food, GMO, Health, Law, USA )

Ray
- 15 days ago - rt.com
Panama fined a US biotechnology company's local facility that "repeatedly violated" the nation's permitting and regulatory laws as it worked to develop the world's first genetically-modified salmon. The 2012 infractions were first made public on Tuesday.
Staffordshire Police Begins Two-Week Gun Amnesty
Offbeat  (tags: Guns, Law, Amnesty, Police, Staffordshire, England, UK )

Ray
- 17 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A two-week amnesty on illegally-held guns and ammunition has begun in Staffordshire. The surrender, in response to a law change in July, will allow owners of antique or unwanted firearms to hand them over without fear of prosecution.
'Worked to Death': Japanese Restaurant Pays Out $500,000 After Manager Commits Suicide
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Health, Japan, Law )

Ray
- 19 days ago - rt.com
A Japanese restaurant will have to pay $500,000 in damages after overworking an employee to the point of suicide. The man had worked 190 hours overtime a month, as well as suffering abusive treatment from his supervisor.
Fracking Banned in Its Birthplace: Texas Town Votes to Outlaw Hydraulic Fracturing
Offbeat  (tags: Ecology, Election, Energy, Fracking, Gas, Law, USA )

Ray
- 19 days ago - rt.com
Voters in Denton, Texas approved a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on Tuesday, making the city the first in Texas to outlaw the controversial gas-extraction process.
Oklahoma Cop Faces 32 Charges of Sex Crimes Committed on Duty
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Law, Police, Sex, USA )

Ray
- 19 days ago - rt.com
An Oklahoma City police officer has been charged with six more counts of sexual offenses while on duty after three more victims, including a teenager, told authorities he forced them to have sex with him.
Republicans Outraged as Democrats Demand Amnesty for Millions of Illegal Aliens
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Law, Obama, Politics, Protest, Robert Bridge, Security, Terrorism, USA )

Ray
- 23 days ago - rt.com
With November midterms just days away, the Democrats appear to be fishing for the Hispanic vote as the House Minority Leader called on President Obama to not only end deportations of illegals, but let their families enter as well.
Albuquerque Police Face Sweeping Reforms After Excessive Force Allegations
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Law, Police, Politics, Security, USA )

Ray
- 23 days ago - rt.com
The beleaguered Albuquerque Police Department in New Mexico has reached a deal with the Department of Justice to overhaul many of its practices. The reforms come amid protests fueled by the department fatally shooting nearly 30 people in four years.
 

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