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April 15, 2015 2:20 AM Woman fined $11,000 for posting 300 flyers for her babysitting services won't have to pay massive fee, judge rules

Yasmin Pujols posted 300 babysitting flyers in Washington Heights was initially fined $11,000. A Washington Heights woman who was fined $11,000 for posting 300 flyers in her neighborhood to advertise her babysitting services will not have to pay the massive fee, a Manhattan judge has ruled. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Paul Wooten ruled that the city violated 13

April 14, 2015 11:40 PM EU To Announce Antitrust Moves Against Google On Wednesday

BRUSSELS, April 15 (Reuters) - The European Union will accuse Google on Wednesday of abusing its dominant position in Internet searches, opening the U.S. tech company up to a risk of massive fines and enforced changes in its business model, the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal said on Tuesday. However, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters 13

April 14, 2015 10:55 PM Wealthy couple plead guilty to tax charges

NEW YORK – Think you've got IRS worries? Not as many as Jeffrey and Marla Stein, a married couple from Manhattan's luxurious Upper East Side. In a hearing timed to the annual April 15 federal tax-filing deadline, Jeffrey Stein, 58, a vascular surgeon, and his wife, a 52-year-old attorney, stood before a federal judge Tuesday and pleaded guilty to tax crimes 77

April 14, 2015 10:26 PM 1,500 Rikers Island Inmates Have Been Behind Bars More Than A Year Without Being Convicted

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a sweeping plan Tuesday to modernize the city’s criminal justice system and improve conditions in the Rikers Island jail complex, which for years has been plagued by violence and corruption. The plan, which the mayor’s office calls “Justice Reboot,” aims to reduce the Rikers inmate population by 25 percent over 10 years 23

April 14, 2015 10:24 PM U.S. fines Corinthian Colleges $30 million

The for-profit Corinthian Colleges has been fined $30 million by the Department of Education for misrepresenting job placement rates for graduates. The department found that the Corinthian-owned Heald College, based in San Francisco, misled prospective students. "Instead of providing clear and accurate information to help students choose which college 76

April 14, 2015 9:59 PM New Justice Reboot plan will cut number of city inmates by 25% over next 10 years, reduce court backlog

The Justice Reboot plan will help courts process cases faster, and will reform the painful summons process, which frequently causes people to wait in line for hours for their case to be heard. The number of city inmates will drop by 25% over the next 10 years under a new broad plan to clear hundreds of languishing criminal cases, city and state officials 16

April 14, 2015 9:17 PM Michigan State's Kings has charge reduced to civil infraction

Michigan State receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. has had two misdemeanor charges against him dismissed and has pleaded guilty to littering in public, a civil infraction. Kings, 21, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was arrested Feb. 28 in East Lansing for allegedly kicking a parking vehicle and resisting arrest. He was charged with drunken and disorderly conduct 18

April 14, 2015 9:06 PM Girl beats cop in 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' to avoid punishment

At a country music festival outside College Station, Texas, justice is dealt the old-fashioned way: rock, paper, scissors. A terrified and somber looking girl faces of with police officers in a game that would decide whether or not she'd face hefty fines, a criminal record, a court appearance, government classes and expulsion from the festival. She throws 13

April 14, 2015 8:56 PM UPDATE 2-EU to announce antitrust charges against Google on Wednesday-reports

* EU and industry sources had played down idea of early charges (Updates with details of charges, background) BRUSSELS, April 14 (Reuters) - The European Union will accuse Google on Wednesday of abusing its dominant position in Internet searches in Europe, a step that could see the Internet giant fined up to $6.6 billion, the Financial Times and Dow Jones 78

April 14, 2015 8:26 PM 3 in Atlanta cheating scandal to serve 7 years prison

ATLANTA — In a testy courtroom Tuesday, a judge presided over the sentencing of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted of participating in a widespread conspiracy to cheat on state tests, telling three defendants that they would serve seven years in prison. Despite the contentions from Sharon Davis-Williams' and Tamara Cotman's lawyers that they had maintained 33