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6 surprising facts about Whitey Bulger updated 11 hours 19 minutes ago

Once at the top of the FBI's most wanted list, James "Whitey" Bulger's crimes are well known. Here are six surprising facts about this Boston gang leader.

Hundreds attend slain Pennsylvania trooper's funeral updated 12 hours 20 minutes ago

Hundreds of state troopers and police from throughout the country mourn slain Pennsylvania trooper Thursday.

Feds: NY couple sexually exploited minors updated 1 days ago

A couple accused in the kidnapping of two Amish girls in upstate New York last month was indicted on federal charges Thursday.

Report: Officer Wilson testifies before grand jury in Ferguson shooting case updated 1 days ago

Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson testified before a grand jury looking into his fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

Feds: NY store owner plotted to send jihadists to Syria, kill U.S. troops himself updated 2 days ago

An upstate New York man, Mufid A. Elfgeeh, 30, is charged with trying to provide support to ISIS, according to federal authorities.

Two Tennessee juveniles who escaped still at large updated 2 days ago

Two teens remain at large out of 32 youths who broke out of a state-run youth facility in Tennessee, a spokesman says.

Parents of Aurora shooting victim sue ammo sellers updated 2 days ago

The parents of a woman killed during the Colorado theater shooting two years ago are suing four online retailers for negligence.

Father charged in son's slaying 31 years later updated 2 days ago

It's been 31 years since Stanley Guidroz first reported his 3-year-old son missing in Tacoma, Washington.

Police name and hunt for suspect in Pennsylvania trooper shooting updated 2 days ago

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Pennsylvania man, Eric Matthew Frein, in the ambush of two state troopers, authorities said Tuesday.

Vikings star Adrian Peterson turns himself in, freed on bail updated 2 days ago

NFL star Adrian Peterson turned himself in to authorities early Saturday in east Texas on a child injury charge.

Boat driver in deadly Hudson River crash sentenced to two years in jail updated 3 days ago

A man who drove a speedboat into a barge on the Hudson River, killing a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man, was sentenced to two years in jail Tuesday.

Police: Seattle man's hatred of U.S. foreign policy motivated killings updated 3 days ago

Ali Muhammad Brown was focused on one thing, authorities say.

Man shot from behind by police, family says; prosecutors: he lunged with sword updated 3 days ago

Prosecutors say Darrien Hunt lunged at officers with a "samurai-type sword" before he was killed. His family says police shot him while he was running away.

Grand jury gets more time in Ferguson police shooting case updated 3 days ago

A grand jury in Missouri now has more time decide whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged for the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Lawyer: Secret children, living and dead, hidden by squalor for years updated 4 days ago

A Massachusetts town was jarred by a gruesome sight this week: three dead infants in a home so squalid, police officers had to search it in hazmat suits.

Pennsylvania police to 'coward' killer of trooper: 'We will find you' updated 4 days ago

Lt. Col. George Bivens has a message for whoever shot two Pennsylvania State Police troopers last week: "We will find you."

Pennsylvania trooper dies in shooting; another conscious after being wounded updated 4 days ago

Two Pennsylvania State Police troopers were ambushed just outside the police barracks in Blooming Grove. One of the troopers was killed.

Pennsylvania state trooper dies in shooting; another wounded updated 4 days ago

Two Pennsylvania State Police troopers were ambushed just outside the police barracks in Blooming Grove. One of the troopers was killed.

NY businesswoman accused of killing autistic son stands trial updated 6 days ago

A businesswoman killed her autistic son with a cocktail of drugs in a "chilling and horrifying scenario," New York prosecutors say.

Union chief: Prison guards issued warning day before T.J. Lane escape updated 6 days ago

A union chief says Ohio prison guards warned of a prison escape plan the day before three inmates, including school shooter T.J. Lane, escaped.

Vikings star Adrian Peterson indicted on felony charge of injury to a child updated 6 days ago

NFL running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child in Texas,a Montgomery County Sheriff's Office lieutenant said.

Brown family attorney blasts St. Louis paper for 'gossip and racist speculation' updated 7 days ago

An attorney for the family of slain Ferguson, Missouri, teen Michael Brown says the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting "gossip and racist speculation."

Los Angeles 'epicenter' of cartel money laundering, feds say updated 7 days ago

Los Angeles is "the epicenter of narco-dollar money laundering" after a downtown raid nets $100 million and arrests alleged cartel conspirators, feds say.

Chardon school killer TJ Lane: Tightlipped about motive, escape updated 7 days ago

A profile of convicted killer T.J. Lane

Convicted high school shooter T.J. Lane back in custody after prison escape updated 7 days ago

Convicted Ohio school shooter T.J. Lane, who is serving a life sentence for killing three students at Chardon High School in 2012, has escaped from prison.

Dad accused of slaying kids had history with social services in South Carolina updated 7 days ago

South Carolina social workers were familiar with Timothy Jones Jr. long before police accused him of killing his five children, according to a report.

South Carolina father held in deaths of 5 children updated 8 days ago

Authorities in Mississippi holding South Carolina father of five in the deaths of his children, ages 1 to 8.

Colorado teen pleads guilty in plan to join ISIS updated 9 days ago

Shannon Maureen Conley's plan to join ISIS ended Wednesday with a guilty plea to a federal terror charge in a Colorado.

Indiana couple charged with holding woman in a dog cage for weeks updated 10 days ago

A young Indiana mother was gagged with chloroform and held captive for two months, forced to wear a dog collar, police said

Maryland mother accused of suffocating kids, 1 and 3 updated 10 days ago

Authorities say a Maryland woman suffocated her two kids, 1 and 3 years old, and then told a relative what she'd done.

Man indicted for three Alexandria, Virginia, murders over past decade updated 10 days ago

A West Virginia man has been indicted in the murders of three Alexandria, Virginia, residents over a decade.

Police hunt for attacker at the University of Florida-Gainesville updated 10 days ago

Law enforcement officials in Gainesville, Florida, are investigating attempted sexual assaults on women near and on the University of Florida campus.

California's death penalty ruled unconstitutional updated 11 days ago

In ruling California's death penalty unconstitutional, a federal judge said Wednesday the system is so broken it unfairly leaves inmates with uncertain fates -- often for decades.

Death penalty facts that may surprise you updated 11 days ago

Statistics offer a fascinating snapshot of U.S. executions, including how they're done, where they take place and how many prisoners are executed each year.

Justices strike down Florida's IQ rule for executions updated 11 days ago

Florida cannot use a hard cutoff on a convict's IQ as the sole basis for determining eligibility for execution, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

Oklahoma executions back on, as court rules to keep lethal-drug sources secret updated 11 days ago

Two executions are back on schedule after Oklahoma high court lifts stays, says inmates have no right to know source of drugs that will be used to kill them.

Georgia execution is first since botched Oklahoma procedure updated 11 days ago

A Georgia man became the first inmate in the United States to be put to death since the botched execution of an Oklahoma man in April.

Florida man put to death in 3rd U.S. execution in 24 hours updated 11 days ago

A double murderer was executed in Florida Wednesday night, becoming the third man put to death in an American prison during a 24-hour period.

Inmate's birth defect could make execution 'excruciating,' attorney says updated 11 days ago

Missouri inmate Russell Bucklew's rare birth defect will make his execution, slated for just after midnight Wednesday, an "excruciating" process, lawyer says.

U.S. Supreme Court grants stay of 'excruciating' execution updated 11 days ago

Missouri death row inmate Russell Bucklew is granted a stay of execution. His rare birth defect, lawyers said, would make his death an "excruciating" process.

Ex-millionaire: I was framed for murders ordered by Escobar updated 11 days ago

Was Kris Maharaj framed for a Pablo Escobar-ordered murder in Florida?

Another botched execution? Inmate gasps during two-hour execution updated 11 days ago

Arizona inmate Joseph Wood died some two hours after the start of his execution Wednesday, his attorney said, describing what happened as "bungled."

No evidence Arizona execution botched, corrections chief says updated 11 days ago

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer orders the state's Department of Corrections to review the execution of Joseph Wood, whose death took nearly two hours.

McCain: Prolonged Arizona execution was 'torture' updated 11 days ago

Arizona has halted all executions after the prolonged death of a convicted killer during an execution this week described by some as tantamount to torture.

15 injections used in controversial Arizona execution, documents show updated 11 days ago

A single lethal injection was supposed to end Joseph Wood's life last week. But it didn't, documents show.

Judge approves $41M settlement in Central Park jogger case updated 12 days ago

A judge has approved a $41 million settlement to five black and Hispanic men wrongfully convicted in New York's Central Park Five case.

Woman accused of using Facebook while driving is charged with homicide updated 13 days ago

A North Dakota woman who police say was using Facebook on her phone while driving hit another car and is accused of negligent homicide.

Georgia dad indicted on murder charges in son's hot car death updated 14 days ago

A Georgia grand jury indicted Justin Ross Harris on eight counts, including malice murder and two counts of felony murder, in the death of his toddler son.

Florida 'loud-music' murder trial's verdict evokes mixed reactions updated 14 days ago

It was a hot-button trial that drew comparisons to the proceedings against George Zimmerman in the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. The outcome, however, was vastly different.

4-year-old Florida boy found safe; police investigate bodies updated 14 days ago

Ismael Tristan Santisteban, a 4-year-old Florida boy who was missing after four bodies were found near his home, has been found safe, authorities say.

Feds launch probe of Ferguson police department updated 15 days ago

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday a Justice Department investigation into the Ferguson, Missouri, police department.

GoFundMe drops page of Oklahoma City police officer accused of rape updated 15 days ago

Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting several women loses a social media fundraiser for his legal defense but wins lower bail.

NY man arrested for allegedly flying drone over U.S. Open venue updated 15 days ago

New York City police arrested a man for allegedly flying a drone inside the U.S. Open venue Wednesday night.

Police: Ex-Navy SEAL lied about Ohio mall shooting updated 15 days ago

A former U.S. Navy SEAL and frequent guest on national news shows is being accused of lying to investigators about a shooting.

Report: IV difficulties behind botched Oklahoma execution updated 15 days ago

Complications with the placement of an IV into a vein of death row inmate Clayton Lockett played a significant role in his botched execution, according to a report by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.

Google agrees to refund $19 million over mobile apps updated 15 days ago

Google will refund $19 million to customers who complained it unfairly billed for charges incurred by kids using mobile apps downloaded from Google Play.

Teen boys try to escape Tennessee detention center -- again updated 15 days ago

Teenage boys at a Tennessee detention center challenged authorities there again, kicking through panels in their rooms but not escaping the facility.

Man gets 15-30 years for shooting Michigan teen on his porch updated 15 days ago

Theodore Wafer said he was sorry for gunning down an unarmed young woman on his Michigan porch but a judge sentenced him to 15 to 30 years in prison.

DMV says no makeup for driver's license photo; boy sues updated 16 days ago

A suit against the South Carolina DMV says a boy was discriminated against when he was forced to remove his makeup for a driver's license photo.

DNA frees North Carolina's longest-serving death row resident updated 16 days ago

DNA evidence is freeing two brothers imprisoned for decades in the rape and murder of a North Carolina child.

7 teens who escaped Tennessee detention center remain at large updated 16 days ago

Authorities near Nashville were still searching Tuesday for teenagers who escaped a detention center the night before.

Jury deciding fates of former Blackwater contractors charged in Iraq shooting updated 17 days ago

A Washington jury deliberates on whether four Blackwater guards are guilty in the deaths of 14 Iraqis in 2007.

Death of man restrained by NYPD ruled homicide updated 17 days ago

The death last month of a man who struggled with police while being taken into custody in Manhattan has been ruled a homicide, the medical examiner's officer said.

Convicted Cold War spy John Walker dies in federal prison updated 21 days ago

John Walker Jr., a former U.S. Navy officer convicted of spying decades ago for the Soviet Union, has died in federal prison/

$40 million lawsuit slams Ferguson police actions during recent protests updated 21 days ago

In a $40 million federal lawsuit, five people arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, accuse police of using "wanton and excessive force."

Man arrested after Philip Seymour Hoffman death avoids jail time updated 21 days ago

Musician arrested in connection with the heroin overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman makes plea deal.

Audio captured at time of Michael Brown shooting, company says updated 22 days ago

Company whose video chat service apparently captured audio of Michael Brown's shooting said recording was created at the time the Missouri teen was killed.

Judge strikes Florida's same-sex marriage ban -- though no weddings yet updated 22 days ago

A federal judge ruled Florida's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional Thursday -- though he didn't go so far to allow such unions right away.

Hate crime convictions overturned in Amish hair-cutting attacks updated 23 days ago

An Ohio appeals court Wednesday overturned hate crime convictions of 16 Amish men and women in connection with a spate of beard and hair cutting attacks.

Suspects in Craigslist killing plead guilty updated 23 days ago

Two people accused of killing a man they met through Craigslist pleaded guilty in Pennsylvania.

Cops: Toddler slept in car while intoxicated mom slept in bar updated 26 days ago

A toddler slept in a car outside a Connecticut bar Saturday after police discovered the girl's intoxicated mother sleeping inside the bar.

Officer Wilson's supporters: 'We will not hide'; fund-raising tops $300,000 updated 27 days ago

Supporters of Ferguson, Missouri, Police Officer Darren Wilson say they have faced threats over their views, but vowed not to be silenced.

Oklahoma City officer accused of sexual assaults during traffic stops updated 28 days ago

An Oklahoma police officer was arrested on allegations he sexually assaulted multiple women while on the job.

Police have 'a power trip problem,' Ferguson residents say updated 28 days ago

Black residents of Ferguson say there's been friction for years with the overwhelmingly white police department.

Agency: Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl prisoner swap updated 28 days ago

GAO: The Pentagon broke federal law by exchanging five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without giving Congress enough of a heads-up.

Death of Connecticut child left in hot car ruled a homicide updated 29 days ago

The Connecticut medical examiner has ruled the death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in his father's car in July a homicide.

Michael Brown shooting: What to expect, what to know as grand jury takes case updated 29 days ago

A grand jury could begin considering Wednesday whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

What we know about Ferguson updated 29 days ago

Nearly two weeks later, the Michael Brown case and the related protests are still unfolding.

What we know about Ferguson updated 30 days ago

Nearly two weeks later, the Michael Brown case -- like the related protests -- is still unfolding.

Grand jury to hear evidence in New York chokehold death investigation updated 31 days ago

Evidence in the investigation of the chokehold death of Staten Island man Eric Garner will be presented to a grand jury, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Marine's pregnant wife found dead in mine shaft updated 31 days ago

The body of a missing pregnant wife of a Marine based in California was found over the weekend and her former neighbor was arrested in connection with her death, police in San Bernardino County said.

What We Know About Ferguson updated 31 days ago

Ferguson, Missouri, has been in turmoil since midday August 9, when a city police officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown

Man who shot at police killed 3-year-old girl, authorities say updated 33 days ago

A 3-year-old girl was found shot to death inside a car on Saturday after a man and police engaged in a chase and gun battle, authorities said.

Girl, 3, dies after Maryland gunbattle involving driver, police updated 33 days ago

A 3-year-old girl was found shot to death inside a car on Saturday after a man and police engaged in a chase and gun battle, authorities said.

MMA fighter who allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend arrested after manhunt updated 33 days ago

Authorities have arrested mixed martial arts fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver in Southern California after he allegedly beat his ex-girlfriend in Las Vegas.

Police: Officer Darren Wilson had faced no disciplinary action prior to shooting updated 34 days ago

Darren Wilson was just one of 53 officers in a small-town police department until his encounter with an 18-year-old on a street in Ferguson, Missouri.

Police: Darren Wilson had faced no disciplinary action prior to shooting updated 35 days ago

Darren Wilson was just one of 53 officers in a small-town police department until his encounter with a unarmed 18-year-old last Saturday on a street in Ferguson, Missouri.

Mom slams arrest of son who said he heard confession in Georgia gym death updated 35 days ago

A Georgia mother says her son was wrongly charged with lying after he reported hearing a confession in the Kendrick Johnson death case.

Michael Brown shooting, protests highlight racial divide updated 35 days ago

The death of a college-bound 18-year-old at the hands of police has brought national attention to Ferguson, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb of 22,400.

Lone female fugitive on US Marshals Most-Wanted list captured updated 36 days ago

For five years, they pursued her, always one step behind as she used aliases and altered her appearance to elude them.

Journalists covering Michael Brown shooting say they were arrested updated 36 days ago

Two journalists covering civil unrest following a fatal shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, said they were briefly arrested.

Missouri teen shot by police was two days away from starting college updated 37 days ago

Monday was supposed to be Michael Brown's first day at technical college. Instead, his parents were planning his funeral.

Bieber to plead guilty to misdemeanors in Miami case, source says updated 37 days ago

Justin Bieber is expected to plead guilty on Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of careless driving and resisting arrest without violence.

Federal judge jailed after alleged domestic dispute updated 38 days ago

A federal judge spent the night in an Atlanta jail after being charged with misdemeanor battery in an alleged domestic violence incident involving his wife.

Man arrested after overseas trip, accused of sympathizing with ISIS updated 39 days ago

U.S. authorities arrested an American man returning from overseas who they say is a sympathizer of the terrorist group ISIS.

'I am Charles Manson's wife' updated 39 days ago

Afton Burton was 16 and living with her parents in Illinois when she discovered Charles Manson. Now she wants to be his wife.

Feds: Afghan doctor in Philly tied to anti-Western insurgents updated 40 days ago

Feds accuse a former doctor in Philadelphia of working with an anti-western insurgent group in Afghanistan.

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