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Suspect in Venice rampage pleads not guilty

The Colorado transient who allegedly mowed down dozens and killed one person in a deadly Venice Beach rampage, pleaded not guilty to assault charges. The defendant was charged with one count of murder, 16 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and 17 counts of hit-and-run, according to the deputy district attorney. Included with the charges is special allegation of using a car as a deadly weapon. The defendant is accused of running down crowds of people on the boardwalk, killing a woman and injuring 11 other people. He later turned himself in to a local police station.

Can new rules, technology decrease football concussion injuries?

With the NFL and NCAA both facing concussion lawsuits from former players, player safety is a popular topic among football leagues, teams and coaches this year. The NFL, for example, has made new rules that many players and fans may not like: Players must wear more pads than ever before. Furthermore, running backs will face penalties for leading with their helmets. College football players will face similar changes. Players may be ejected from the game if they aim at another player's neck or head with an intent to injure the other player.

Study: Falling Television Set Accidents More Common Than Ever

Televisions are not as sturdy as they used to be. Add that to the fact that the number of households with more than one TV has increased dramatically in the last few decades and you have a recipe for disaster that many parents do not think about: Injuries to children caused by falling television sets.

Airplane Accident Victims May Receive Drastically Different Injury Awards

If you are injured in a mass-injury accident, such as a plane crash, and your injuries are very similar to another passenger's injuries, shouldn't you recover the same amount of compensation as that passenger? That would be logical, perhaps, but it is not how our legal system works, especially if the accident involves international travel.

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