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Israeli Cops Question Netanyahu for 3 Hours

Corruption probe now a full criminal investigation: Israeli AG

(Newser) - Israeli police investigators descended on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's home Monday to continue a corruption probe, and while officials are being tight-lipped on what was discussed, a police spokesman revealed that questioning revolved around Netanyahu being "under caution on the suspicions of receiving benefits," CNN reports. The... More »

Clarence Thomas Breaks a Decade of Silence

Supreme Court justice hadn't asked a question from the bench since 2006

(Newser) - Clarence Thomas jolted a courtroom awake Monday during Supreme Court proceedings when he did something he hasn't done in more than 10 years : He asked a question, the AP reports. The usually reserved justice—whose long silence has been dubbed a "curiosity" and raised accusations of neglecting his... More »

Cops Question 2 in Chicago Teen's Slaying

No charges yet in Hadiya Pendleton case

(Newser) - Police are questioning two persons of interest in the murder of Hadiya Pendleton , the promising 15-year-old shot down in a Chicago park just weeks after performing at the presidential inauguration, the Chicago Tribune reports. Two men, ages 18 and 20, were taken into custody this weekend. So far, police haven'... More »

Prosecutor Wants to Detain Assange

WikiLeaks founder wanted for questioning in Swedish rape case

(Newser) - A Swedish prosecutor has asked a court for an order to detain Julian Assange for questioning on suspicions of rape, sexual molestation, and unlawful coercion. The prosecutor says she’s asked for the order because investigators haven’t been able to bring the WikiLeaks founder in for an interrogation. Assange... More »

Knox Lied About Sex Murder Under Stress: Witness

Forty-hour interrogation disoriented suspect, neurologist testifies

(Newser) - Amanda Knox was telling the truth when she said she was lying, a neurologist testified today. Professor Carlo Caltagirone, the final witness in Knox's 8-month trial, backed up the suspect's claim that she had confessed to overhearing Meredith Kercher's murder because of stress, the Daily Mail reports. "Situations of... More »

Obama Looks to Limit Right to Counsel

(Newser) - The Obama administration is pushing for a Supreme Court decision that would curtail the right of criminal suspects to counsel, the AP reports. At issue is a 1986 ruling that prevents police from questioning suspects unless a lawyer is present. The Justice Department says the restriction “serves no real... More »

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