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  • 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...

  • Man charged after body found at Va. boat ramp

    POWHATAN, Va. (AP) — Police say an arrest has been made after a body was found inside a burned vehicle at a boat ramp in Powhatan. The Powhatan County Sheriff's Office says in a release that 29-year-old Juan Carlos Ayala Rivas was arrested Friday in Chesterfield County on charges of...

  • Mexico detains oil executive for possible fraud

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have detained the owner of a Mexican oil services company who allegedly defrauded Citigroup of up to $400 million and may have used his professional soccer team to launder money, a top official said Monday. Amado Yanez is being held under a form of house...

  • St. Mary's County man pleads guilty to child porn

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A St. Mary's County man has pleaded guilty to production of child pornography after prosecutors say he hid a camera in a bathroom he shared with a 14-year-old boy. Forty-nine-year-old Ronald Davis Pope of Mechanicsville entered the plea Monday in federal court in...

  • Authorities release more photos of missing girl

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcers released more photos of a missing 8-year-old girl and a man who may be with her. The photos were released Monday as police continued to search for find Relisha Tenau Rudd, who was reported missing in Washington last week. Authorities say 51-year-old Kahlil...

  • Trial for Canadian webcam murder suspect begins

    TORONTO (AP) — The last image a young man in China saw on the webcam while chatting with his girlfriend in Toronto was of a man — naked from the waist down — turning off the computer moments after forcing his way into her apartment, a jury heard Monday. Qian Liu, 23, was found dead the...

  • Family of slain Frederick man offer $7,000 reward

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick police say a $7,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the slaying of a local man. Police say the family and friends of 36-year-old Lamont Ellis of Frederick have put up the reward. Ellis was found in a...



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