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Canadian Press NewsAlert: Missing Toronto-area boy found safe: police

MISSISSAUGA, - Police say a missing Toronto-area boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found safe. Investigators issued the alert this morning in their search for eight-year-old Matthew Zhang of Mississauga, who they believed was taken by his mother. More coming.

New Jersey's top court to hear violent rap lyrics case

By Daniel Kelley TRENTON, New Jersey (Reuters) - The use of rap lyrics as evidence in their author's attempted murder trial came under fire on Wednesday in New Jersey's highest court, where justices and lawyers debated the possible risk to freedom of speech. Donte Skinner was convicted of shooting and paralyzing Lamont Peterson, a fellow drug crew member, in a 2005 dispute over guns and money in Willingboro, New Jersey. At his trial, prosecutors introduced 13 pages of violent rap lyrics Skinner had written as evidence against him.

More than 100 arrested as California street party turns violent

(Reuters) - More than 100 people were arrested when an annual spring break party in California turned violent, with police using chemical spray and foam bullets to disperse crowds, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said on Sunday. More than 40 people, including several law enforcement officers, were taken to hospitals for treatment after clashes broke out between partygoers and police during the annual "Deltopia" street party in Isla Vista, about 11 miles south of Santa Barbara.

More than 100 arrested as California street party turns violent

(Reuters) - More than 100 people were arrested when an annual spring break party in California turned violent, with police using chemical spray and foam bullets to disperse crowds, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said on Sunday. More than 40 people, including several law enforcement officers, were taken to hospitals for treatment after clashes broke out between partygoers and police during the annual "Deltopia" street party in Isla Vista, about 11 miles south of Santa Barbara.

CNN journalists arrested trying to sneak into World Trade Center

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two CNN journalists were arrested for trying to sneak past security at the World Trade Center in New York City on Tuesday in an attempt to report on recent security lapses at the site, police said. Yon Pomrenze, 35, and Connor Fieldman Boals, 26, first tried to talk their way in through the main gate to the center in lower Manhattan, much of which is still a construction site, according to the police account. One was holding a video camera, the other had a video camera strapped to his head.

Newfoundland gives $13.5M to legal aid, Sheriff's Office after uproar over cuts

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The government of Newfoundland and Labrador plans to spend an extra $13.5 million over the next three years to strengthen its legal aid system and the Sheriff's Office after reviews released Monday called for more staff and funding. The Justice Department released two reviews that gave 29 recommendations on how it can improve access to legal aid and make the Sheriff's Office a more stable and effective work environment.

Suspected Boston bomber shouldn't see autopsy photos, feds say

BOSTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors want to prevent suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from seeing the autopsy photographs of his four alleged victims, unless the pictures are used at his trial, according to court documents filed on Monday. "Granting Tsarnaev an unlimited right to view the naked and mutilated corpses of the victims would needlessly invade the victims' privacy and expose their families to unnecessary anguish," according to the motion.

B.C. NDP proposes Silver Alert Act to rally rescue for lost seniors

VICTORIA - Two hours after Shin Noh went missing, family friends saw him wandering near his suburban Vancouver home, but thought nothing was out of the ordinary because the 64-year-old former pastor was often seen walking in the area. It was two days before searchers received the valuable information. A grief-stricken Sam Noh, the missing man's son, said Tuesday that he believes an alert system, akin to Amber Alerts for children, might have saved his father's life.

Italy court strikes down drug law blamed for prison crowding

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's constitutional court on Wednesday struck down a drug law that tripled sentences for selling, cultivating or possessing cannabis and which has been blamed for causing prison overcrowding. The constitutional court said the law, which was passed in 2006 by Silvio Berlusconi's conservative government, was "illegitimate", without giving further details. Some estimates suggest 10,000 people may be released from jail as a result.

New York City, rights group seal deal to end stop-and-frisk

By Marina Lopes and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's new mayor on Thursday announced a settlement with a civil liberties group that sued the city over its stop-and-frisk practices, which he fiercely challenged as a candidate, paving the way for court-ordered reforms to take effect. A federal judge found the New York Police Department practices unconstitutional in August.
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