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  • Va. man convicted of killing wife, 3 stepchildren

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Newport News jury has convicted a man on charges that he killed his wife and three stepchildren in 2011. Media outlets report that John Moses Ragin was convicted Thursday on three counts of capital murder in the children's deaths and second-degree murder in the...

  • Md. police: 2 injured as man flees arrest

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man after a state trooper and sheriff's deputy were injured as the man fled a team trying to arrest him in Salisbury. Maryland State Police say a team including troopers, Salisbury Police and the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office seeking...

  • Alleged assailant of lawmaker's wife due in court

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Charlottesville woman charged with assaulting the wife of Virginia House Minority Leader David J. Toscano is due in court. Claire Kennedy Ogilvie's arraignment is set for Thursday afternoon in Charlottesville General District Court. She is charged with burglary,...

  • Ex-Va. school worker pleads in child sex case

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A former school security assistant has pleaded guilty to charges in Virginia Beach that she had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student. Media outlets report a circuit judge decided Wednesday to wait a year before sentencing 24-year-old Patience Justine...

  • Report: Global executions up 15 percent in 2013

    NEW YORK (AP) — The number of known executions around the world rose almost 15 percent in 2013, and the United States was among the five countries putting the most people to death, a new report says. The Amnesty International report released Wednesday comes shortly after a stunning decision...

  • Man pleads guilty to making false disability claim

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A former postal worker has pleaded guilty to falsely claiming he was disabled to get worker's compensation benefits. Forty-year-old Christopher O'Brien of Eldersburg entered the plea Wednesday in federal court in Baltimore. If the Court accepts the plea deal, O'Brien will be...

  • DC man pleads guilty to robbing banks

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A D.C. man has pleaded guilty to robbing banks in Washington and Maryland, and to possessing child pornography. Twenty-six-year-old Devontae West entered the pleas Wednesday in federal court in Greenbelt. If the court accepts the plea deal, West will be sentenced to 12...

  • 'Shocked' Anti-Defamation League slaps FBI 'diss on hate crimes

    The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has labeled several Washington, D.C.-based family organizations as "hate groups" for favoring traditional marriage, has been dumped as a "resource" on the FBI's Hate Crime Web page, a significant rejection of the influential legal group. The Web page...

  • Correction: Death Row-Virginia story

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — In a story March 25 about a legal battle over policies on Virginia's death row, The Associated Press erroneously reported the title of Rebecca Glenberg. She is legal director of the ACLU of Virginia, not its executive director. The story also mischaracterized the ACLU of...

  • EBT cards, as well as welfare reform, cut crime

    In a Washington Examiner column earlier this month, I suggested that welfare reform may have had the incidental and beneficial effect of cutting crime -- and be responsible for part of the astonishing decline of violent crime over the last 20 years. Now I see, thanks to Ben Domenech's "The...

  • Md. inmate pleads guilty in officer's stabbing

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A convicted double murderer had 20 years added to his sentence Tuesday for stabbing a correctional officer in an attack that prompted a management shake-up at the maximum-security North Branch Correctional Institution near Cumberland. Richard Crawford, 45, was already...

  • Texas lawmakers to review juvenile justice policies

    Texas lawmakers are taking testimony on what changes may be necessary for the state's juvenile justice system. The Texas House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence is meeting Tuesday morning to consider the rules for sentencing 17-year-olds as adults in criminal cases.

  • Day care director charged with assaulting 2 kids

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Prince William County police say a Manassas day care director has been charged with physically assaulting two children in her care. Police announced Monday that 39-year-old Arousha Shahin of Haymarket, who runs the SMILE Day Care, was arrested Friday. Authorities say...

  • Feds reach out to kids over online predators

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Federal agents are reaching out to children to get them to use street smarts online in a nationwide push to prevent sexual exploitation cases. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will send agents to schools and community centers across the country to teach teens and...

  • Convicting 5, jury nixes Madoff claim he was alone

    NEW YORK (AP) — Imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff's claim he carried out a nearly $20 billion fraud by himself has been firmly rejected by a New York jury that convicted five of his former top employees. The federal court verdict Monday came in the first trial to result from the...



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