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  • VIDEO: Challenges face police one year after Navy Yard shooting

    Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting at the Navy Yard complex in Washington that left 12 dead.

  • 12 years for NY mother who strangled newborn

    NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A young mother who admitted strangling her newborn son and leaving his body in a recycling container outside a convenience store was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison and deportation. Maria Guaman-Guaman, 24, of Spring Valley, had been allowed to plead guilty to...

  • Florida mom lets her kids try booze in controlled setting, gets arrested and charged with child neglect

    Patricia Denault poured herself a shot of Fireball cinnamon whiskey and took a picture of her son taking a sip. She posted that picture on Facebook, but someone saw that picture and called the police.

  • Fed used tax dollars to build dream house

    A Department of Veterans Affairs employee who remodeled her home using taxpayer dollars was sentenced to four years of probation after pleading guilty to one count of theft in federal court.

  • Again? Mom arrested for leaving kids in hot car

    A Georgia mother was arrested this week after authorities found that she had left her two children in a car for 25 minutes while she shopped at a Walmart.

  • Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former track star was negligent when he opened fire in his home after hearing what he said sounded like an intruder in a bathroom in the middle of the...

  • Fla. Pastor gets prison for insurance scheme

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Florida pastor has been sentenced to more than five years in prison after pleading guilty in Virginia to a life insurance scheme. The government says 46-year-old Nathaniel A. McNeil's scheme victimized more than 1,200 people. U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente (BEN'-tay) says...

  • Company owners charged with bilking federal preference programs

    Owners of a North Carolina construction company face charges they fraudulently obtained federal contracts using preferences reserved for small businesses run by disadvantaged minorities or disabled veterans, according to federal prosecutors.

  • Top House Democrat wants answers from NFL about Rice

    John Conyers tells NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that lawmakers are "particularly concerned" about the league's handling of the former Raven's domestic violence case.

  • JFK baggage handlers busted in $40K handbag heist

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two Kennedy Airport baggage handlers are under arrest after police say they stole pricey handbags from a traveler's luggage and put them up for sale on eBay. Elepcia Barrientos and Lenny Hernandez were charged Thursday with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen...

  • Toronto mayor to testify in extortion case

    TORONTO (AP) — Rob Ford has been ordered to testify at a hearing of a friend accused of using extortion to try and retrieve a video of the Toronto mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine, Ford's lawyer said Friday. Lawyer Dennis Morris said Toronto police handed Ford a subpoena on Aug....

  • Pharmacist arrested in tainted steroid case

    BOSTON (AP) — A pharmacist who oversaw the sterile clean rooms at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak was arrested Thursday as he was about to board a flight for Hong Kong, federal officials said. Glenn Adam Chin, a former supervisory pharmacist at...

  • Report: Former McConnell campaign manager's emails were subpoenaed in July

    The grand jury is one of two, according to OpenSecrets.org, looking into improper payments made by Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign in Iowa.

  • W.Va. prisoner admits cold case slaying in Va.

    WARRENTON, Va. (AP) — A West Virginia prisoner already serving a life term pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder in the decades-old slaying of a man who managed a famed estate in Virginia's horse country. Ronald Richard Cloud was sentenced to life in prison after entering his plea...

  • Lawmaker: McDonnell verdict won't stick

    Virginia state Sen. Dick Black, former chief of the Army's Criminal Law Division at the Pentagon, said he suspects the bad news won't last.



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