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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Deputy accused of stealing money taken in raid

    HOUSTON — Harris County sheriff's officials say a deputy has been fired for stealing money he was supposed to have confiscated and held as evidence. Jason Henry Hayes was fired Thursday and is charged with theft by a public servant and tampering with evidence. The 33-year-old Hayes began...

  • Firing of officer who shared Rihanna photo upheld

    LOS ANGELES — A police officer who distributed an evidence photo depicting Rihanna's injuries after she was attacked by Chris Brown was properly fired for her actions, a judge ruled Thursday. Former Los Angeles police officer Rebecca Reyes took a picture of an evidence photo and the image...

  • Big Ideas: On partner homicide, fashion and e-cigarettes

    Janine Zweig for the Urban Institute's MetroTrends blog: Just like O.J. Simpson's 1994 trial for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, Olympian Oscar Pistorius' trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has catapulted intimate partner homicide back into the news. Simpson was acquitted...

  • Navy database tracks civilians' parking tickets, fender-benders, raising fears of domestic spying

    A parking ticket, traffic citation or involvement in a minor fender-bender are enough to get a person's name and other personal information logged into a massive, obscure federal database run by the U.S. military.

  • Former Iowa felon says she believed she could vote

    KEOKUK, Iowa -- A former drug offender on trial for illegally voting in an Iowa municipal election last fall testified Wednesday that she believed her right to cast a ballot had been restored when she completed probation. Kelli Jo Griffin's case highlights Iowa's unusually harsh and confusing...

  • Ohio court reverses ruling that freed ex-cop

    AKRON, Ohio — An appeals court in Ohio says a judge was wrong to release a former police captain who had spent nearly 15 years in prison in his ex-wife's killing. The ruling released Wednesday comes a little more than a year after Douglas Prade was freed from prison based on new testing of a...



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