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New charge for NY man cleared of 1972 slaying

New charge for NY man cleared of 1972 slaying

A 78-year-old sexual predator recently cleared of killing a blind upstate New York woman in 1972 pleaded not guilty Monday to a federal charge he failed to register as a sex offender.

Ex-CEO convicted in scam at auto-chemical company

Ex-CEO convicted in scam at auto-chemical company

A former corporate executive officer of a New York-based automotive-chemical company was convicted Tuesday in a multimillion-dollar investor fraud scheme that enabled him to buy expensive jewelry and take private jets.

Judge Rules Mother of Missing Arizona Boy Incompetent to Stand Trial

Judge Rules Mother of Missing Arizona Boy Incompetent to Stand Trial

A judge has ruled that the jailed mother of an Arizona boy missing since December 2009 is incompetent to stand trial.

Mother Forces Son to Hold 'Honk if I Need Education' Sign

Mother Forces Son to Hold 'Honk if I Need Education' Sign

A mom has forced her son to stand on a Tampa Bay street corner this week and hold a sign to tell drivers about his school grades.

Florida County Officials Want Inmates to Pay Up for Time Spent in Jail

Florida County Officials Want Inmates to Pay Up for Time Spent in Jail

Commit the crime, do the time. And you should pay for it too, say supervisors in one Florida county. 

Judge rules man competent for trial in nun slaying

Judge rules man competent for trial in nun slaying

A man accused of killing a New Mexico nun has been found competent to stand trial.

Fed agency approve Shell drilling plan for Arctic

Fed agency approve Shell drilling plan for Arctic

A key federal agency gave conditional approval Thursday to Shell Oil Co.'s plans to begin drilling in Arctic waters off Alaska's coast as early as next year.

New York-to-Phoenix flight diverted to St. Louis

New York-to-Phoenix flight diverted to St. Louis

A US Airways flight bound from New York to Phoenix was diverted to St. Louis Tuesday after three passengers acted suspiciously, the Transportation Safety Administration said.

Texas Man Kills Teenager Over Fireworks and Claims Self-Defense

Texas Man Kills Teenager Over Fireworks and Claims Self-Defense

Jason Roche, 41, faces a murder charge in the fatal shooting of Devonte Ortiz in Austin, Tex., on July 4.

NY supervisor charged in autistic patient's death

NY supervisor charged in autistic patient's death

A supervisor at a state-run facility for the mentally disabled in New York has been indicted on a criminally negligent homicide charge in an autistic patient's death.

They Did 30 Years for Someone Else’s Crime. Then Paid for It.

They Did 30 Years for Someone Else’s Crime. Then Paid for It.

Henry McCollum spent 30 years on death row before DNA evidence exonerated him and his half brother, Leon Brown, in a rape and murder case in North Carolina. Much of their $750,000 settlements from the state were siphoned off by their supposed protectors.

Student visa program: New rules, same problems

Student visa program: New rules, same problems

The State Department is publicly acknowledging that one of its most popular exchange programs leaves foreign college students vulnerable to exploitation, but it's unclear if new regulations the ...

For Pruitt Aides, the Boss’s Personal Life Was Part of the Job

For Pruitt Aides, the Boss’s Personal Life Was Part of the Job

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator. Staff members said they felt pressured to assist him with nonwork matters and help obtain favors for his family.

NM Judge says he will be vindicated of rape charge

NM Judge says he will be vindicated of rape charge

The woman who accused Albuquerque's top criminal judge of rape did not report the assault and might have been trying to extort the judge by videotaping one of their encounters, authorities said.

After 9/11, searching for American optimism

After 9/11, searching for American optimism

Before the towers crumbled, before the doomed people jumped and the smoke billowed and the planes hit, the collective American memory summoned one fleeting fragment of beauty: a clear blue sky.

Land Swap Would Boost Huge Copper Mine

Land Swap Would Boost Huge Copper Mine

House Republicans and the Obama administration are at odds over a GOP bill aimed at boosting a proposed Arizona copper mine that would be the largest in North America.


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