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Six Philadelphia police officers arrested on corruption-related charges updated 1 days ago

Six Philadelphia police officers were arrested Wednesday on corruption-related charges, authorities said.

Man killed, planned to eat girlfriend's dog, police say updated 1 days ago

A New Mexico man is charged with extreme animal cruelty after allegedly killing his girlfriend's dog, then skinning it and putting parts of it in a freezer.

Reports: Suspect's storage unit searched in New Hampshire teen's kidnapping updated 2 days ago

Investigators searching for clues in the Abigail Hernandez kidnapping case reportedly have a new focus: a storage unit on the suspect's property.

Mother, ACLU sue Border Patrol over son's 'brazen and lawless' shooting updated 2 days ago

U.S. Border Patrol agents who killed a Mexican teenager used excessive force and should be brought to justice, a federal lawsuit filed by the ACLU argues.

Tip during CNN's 'The Hunt' led police to suspect killed in shootout updated 3 days ago

A suspected sex offender recently featured on CNN's "The Hunt" with John Walsh was killed Monday in Manhattan while police were attempting to arrest him.

John Walsh: 5 things to know about the fugitive hunter updated 3 days ago

John Walsh, a man now synonymous with hunting bad guys, had no intention of a career catching fugitives.

Police ask public's help to solve FSU law professor's slaying updated 3 days ago

Police in Tallahassee are asking the public's help in solving the killing of a Florida State University law professor.

Judge: Clippers sale can go forward updated 3 days ago

Shelly Sterling says she can finally get some rest now that it looks like she will be able to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

Nathaniel Kibby arrested in the kidnapping of New Hampshire teen updated 4 days ago

Nathaniel Kibby, 34, has been charged in the kidnapping of Abigail Hernandez, a New Hampshire teen who was returned to her home after nine months

Hidden cameras in University of Delaware restrooms lead to man's arrest updated 4 days ago

University of Delaware students are being offered counseling after a student allegedly hid video cameras in restrooms around the university's Newark campus

Report: Blood alcohol level of slain Detroit woman more than twice the legal limit updated 4 days ago

A 19-year-old Detroit woman who was shot and killed on the front porch of a Michigan home had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit for drivers in the state, according to a toxicology report released Thursday.

Robbery hostage said, 'I don't want my daughter to see me coming out with you' updated 4 days ago

Before she was taken hostage during a brazen bank robbery this month, Misty Holt-Singh worried about one thing, says a woman inside the bank with her.

Chemical mix and human error lead to controversial executions updated 5 days ago

What would qualify as a botched execution? One expert says an execution is botched when the inmate endured "prolonged suffering" for 20 minutes or more.

3-year-old critically wounded in Chicago shooting updated 5 days ago

Gun violence flared again in Chicago on Friday when a gunman killed a 13-year-old boy and wounded six others.

Judge says Washington's ban on handguns in public is unconstitutional updated 5 days ago

A federal judge ruled that Washington's ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional.

Police release more details in FSU law professor's slaying updated 6 days ago

Police in Tallahassee release a few new details in death of Florida State law professor.

DA to decide whether to charge killer of intruder who yelled 'I'm pregnant' updated 7 days ago

Tom Greer says he fought back when he was attacked by intruders at his Southern California home. Then he got his gun and fired at them and they ran.

McCain: Prolonged Arizona execution was 'torture' updated 7 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.

Arizona execution raises questions over novel lethal injections updated 7 days ago

Arizona lingering execution stirs controversy over novel lethal injection drugs.

No evidence Arizona execution botched, corrections chief says updated 8 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.

Albuquerque, Justice Department reach deal over police brutality updated 8 days ago

The Department of Justice reaches a deal with the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to address a "pattern or practice of excessive force" by police.

Philip Chism, charged with killing teacher, faces separate attempted murder charge updated 8 days ago

Philip Chism, accused of killing his teacher, was arraigned on attempted murder charges stemming from a separate attack on a female youth services worker.

Another botched execution? Inmate gasps during two-hour execution updated 9 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."

Three women arrested on terrorist funding charges updated 9 days ago

Three women arrested on terrorist funding charges involving money transfers to Africa.

Suspected Nazi war criminal dies hours before court approves extradition updated 9 days ago

A suspected Nazi war criminal died in Philadelphia overnight Tuesday, hours before a U.S. court ruling cleared his extradition to Germany to stand trial.

Oklahoma teen accused of child sex assaults while volunteering in Kenya updated 9 days ago

A Oklahoma teen is accused of performing sexual acts on as many as 10 children while volunteering in Africa. His lawyer says he denies the charges.

Gun arrest provides Boston bombing breakthrough updated 9 days ago

Law enforcement official: Stephen Silva, 21, supplied the gun used to kill an MIT officer after Boston bombing.

Florida father says son saved alleged molester's life updated 9 days ago

A father who beat his 11-year-old son's alleged molester unconscious told a CNN affiliate that his son is the only reason his assailant is alive.

Aaron Hernandez defense backs off effort to subpoena Patriots updated 9 days ago

A Tuesday hearing was canceled in a battle between the New England Patriots and Aaron Hernandez over the former tight end's demand for team records.

New York choke hold death leads police to review training procedures updated 9 days ago

New York Police will review training procedures after the death of Eric Garner, a man who was held in a choke hold and died as police tried to arrest him

Police, community seek answers in renowned FSU law professor's slaying updated 10 days ago

Days after a renowned law professor at Florida State University was found with a gunshot wound to his head, his death is being investigated as a homicide.

47 shot. 5 dead. Chicago officials meet updated 10 days ago

Police say 47 Chicago residents were shot over the weekend; five lost their lives. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other officials meet to discuss the violence.

Tsarnaev friend convicted of obstructing Boston bombings probe updated 10 days ago

A federal jury on Monday found a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of obstructing the investigation into the 2013 attack.

New York man dies after chokehold by police updated 11 days ago

Eric Garner was detained by police in a chokehold and later died from a heart attack en route to the hospital.

Police: 25-pound boy nearly starved, beaten by family updated 12 days ago

Prosecutors: 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy was nearly starved in his own home and was beaten for sneaking food.

'Treme' actor settles racial profiling lawsuit against Macy's, NYC updated 13 days ago

HBO actor Robert Brown has reached a "settlement in principal" of his racial profiling lawsuits against Macy's and New York.

Dad's 911 call: I've beaten up my son's assailant updated 13 days ago

A father in Daytona Beach, Florida, who said he found someone sexually abusing his son called 911 to report that he had beat the assailant.

Chicago to get more ATF agents to help fight gun crime updated 15 days ago

In an effort to help fight gun violence, the Department of Justice will send seven more ATF agents to join the 45 already stationed in Chicago.

Jose Antonio Vargas: My detention wasn't a stunt updated 15 days ago

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant who was detained at a Texas airport this week said Wednesday the incident wasn't a stunt.

Yacht killing case shines light on 'sugar daddy' websites updated 15 days ago

Alix Catherine Tichelman's arrest in the death of a Google executive has shed a new light on "sugar daddy" sites

California's death penalty ruled unconstitutional updated 16 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 16 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.

Texas actress who sent Obama ricin sentenced to 18 years updated 16 days ago

The Texas actress who admitted sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama was sentenced to 18 years in prison, the U.S. attorney's office said.

Jose Antonio Vargas, symbol of immigration debate, freed after detention updated 16 days ago

Jose Antonio Vargas, one of America's most well known undocumented immigrants, was released from detention with a notice to appear in immigration court.

Mother in toddler's hot car death wants privacy to grieve updated 16 days ago

The mother whose toddler died in a hot car in Cobb County, Georgia, last month, is "living every parent's nightmare," her attorney said in a statement.

Georgia case reopened after alleged prostitute accused in yacht death updated 17 days ago

Alleged prostitute charged in Google exec's death also being looked at in death of her boyfriend in Georgia, officials say

California lawyers, German woman accused of shaking down Saudi sheikh updated 17 days ago

A German woman and two California lawyers have been accused of extortion and falsely accusing the son of a Saudi sheikh of sexual assault and torture.

Sole survivor in Texas shooting looks for hope amid her horror updated 18 days ago

A teenage girl speaks out for the first time since her parents, 4 siblings were shot dead in their Texas home.

Ex-millionaire: I was framed for murders ordered by Escobar updated 18 days ago

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

Utah same-sex marriages already done are valid, appeals court rules updated 19 days ago

A federal appeals court ruled Utah must recognize about 1,300 same-sex marriages performed earlier this year.

Texas man accused of killing 6 collapses in court updated 21 days ago

Ron Lee Haskell, charged with capital murder in the deaths of six people, collapsed in a Texas courtroom during a Friday hearing.

Trial starts for friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect updated 21 days ago

Prosecutors said Azmat Tazhayakov knew exactly what he was doing after the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

PayPal to refund donations sent to family of Georgia toddler who died in hot car updated 21 days ago

PayPal said Friday it will refund donations to the family of Cooper Harris, the Georgia toddler whose father is charged with murder in his hot-car death.

Pats, Hernandez battle over psychological, scouting reports updated 21 days ago

The New England Patriots are refusing to voluntarily turn over scouting reports and psychological tests to the defense team of Aaron Hernandez.

Estranged wife had protective order for Texas man who police say killed 6 updated 21 days ago

The estranged wife of Ron Lee Haskell had taken out a protective order against him, well before police say he killed 6.

'Missing' boy found in basement tells authorities of grueling forced exercise updated 21 days ago

A Michigan boy who was found in his father's basement after an 11-day search tells authorities he was forced to do a grueling exercise program.

Car bakes in Georgia sun for investigation into toddler's death updated 21 days ago

Investigators this week tried to simulate the heat inside the car that killed a Georgia toddler.

Police: Prostitute killed tech exec with heroin updated 22 days ago

An alleged prostitute has been arrested for injecting heroin into a Google executive on his yacht and walking away as he died.

Parents locked son, 13, in basement room for 'disciplinary reasons,' police say updated 22 days ago

A Georgia couple told authorities they locked their 13-year-old son in a small basement room, police said.

Zimmerman trial: Where are they now? updated 22 days ago

A year after a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in Trayvon Martin's death, where are the key players?

Georgia hot car death: More search warrants released updated 22 days ago

Search warrants released Monday reveal more clues about what happened the day a Georgia toddler died in a sweltering car

Authorities: Man kills 4 children, 2 adults in Texas shooting updated 22 days ago

A man shot and killed 4 children and 2 adults -- at least some of whom might have been his estranged wife's relatives -- at a Houston-area home.

What's next in case of Georgia father whose child died in hot car? updated 22 days ago

What's next in the case of the Georgia father whose infant son died after being left in a hot car all day?

Philip Chism, accused of killing teacher, faces new assault charge updated 22 days ago

A Massachusetts teen accused of raping and killing his math teacher has been indicted on charges he attacked an employee at a youth services facility

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin gets 10 years in prison updated 23 days ago

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday in a bribery scandal, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Colorado's same-sex marriage ban shouldn't stand, judge rules updated 23 days ago

A state judge struck down Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage, but he prevented gay and lesbian couples from immediately marrying by staying his decision.

Jury: Dodgers negligent in Giants fan's beating updated 23 days ago

A California jury found the Los Angeles Dodgers negligent in a civil lawsuit related to the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow.

More testing further delays movie theater shooting trial updated 23 days ago

The trial of James Holmes, accused in the mass shooting at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater, has been delayed again.

Suspect in Tulsa serial sex attacks dies after crash fleeing assault updated 23 days ago

Man suspected in series of sex attacks in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has died, two weeks after crashing his car as he fled the scene of one of the alleged assaults.

Georgia toddler death: Who is Justin Ross Harris? updated 23 days ago

Prosecutors portray Justin Ross Harris as an unfaithful husband, but the defense describes him as a doting dad. His son died after being left in a hot car.

5 questions about mother in toddler's hot-car death updated 23 days ago

Here's what we know about the mother whose toddler died in a hot car in Cobb County, Georgia, on June 18.

Toddler hot car death: Father apparently wrote 'I'm harmless' on Skout profile updated 23 days ago

Justin Ross Harris, charged in the Georgia hot car death, apparently called himself RJ on a social media personal networking site.

Assets from Aaron Hernandez's home frozen in civil lawsuit updated 24 days ago

Judge rules $5 million in assets from Aaron Hernandez's Massachusetts home can be frozen pending outcome of his double-murder trial.

Sterlings not in court as Clippers trial begins updated 24 days ago

With neither Donald nor Shelly Sterling there, the trial to see who controls the Los Angeles Clippers began in a California probate court Monday afternoon.

Blame weak gun laws for holiday violence, Chicago's top cop says updated 25 days ago

Chicago's police superintendent lashes out at what he called lax state and federal gun laws after a violent Fourth of July weekend.

Judge approves Aaron Hernandez jail move updated 25 days ago

A Massachusetts judge grants a defense request to transfer ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez to a jail closer to his lawyers in Boston.

Hollywood skin guru in court in twisted case of betrayal, alleged plot to kill updated 25 days ago

Dawn DaLuise's list of celebrity clients featured the Who's Who of the entertainment industry, including Jennifer Aniston and Nicki Minaj.

Police officer killed, 7 people shot in spate of violence in Indianapolis updated 26 days ago

A day marred by violence in Indianapolis ended with a police officer killed and seven people shot in a popular entertainment district.

Indianapolis shooting leaves 7 injured updated 27 days ago

A shooting at a bar district in Indianapolis left seven people injured early Saturday, including one critically, authorities said.

What life is like for Casey Anthony updated 28 days ago

It's been three years since Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee.

Donald Sterling wants L.A. Clippers trial moved to federal court updated 28 days ago

Donald Sterling's lawyers file to have the probate trial over the sale of the L.A. Clippers moved to federal court.

Police: Father was 'sexting' as son was dying in hot car updated 28 days ago

Justin Ross Harris was acting erratically when he pulled into a shopping center asking for assistance with his 22-month-old son, a detective told a court.

Colorado woman accused of trying to help ISIS updated 29 days ago

A Colorado woman was arrested at the Denver airport in April and charged with conspiracy to provide material support ISIS, an al Qaeda splinter group.

Police release 911 call in punching death of Michigan soccer referee updated 29 days ago

A 911 called released Wednesday recounted the moments after soccer referee John Bieniewicz was fatally punched in the head by a player in Michigan.

Man whose son died in hot SUV to appear before judge updated 29 days ago

A judge will determine this week whether there's enough evidence to keep in jail a Georgia man whose son died in a hot SUV.

Police: Michigan boy's basement case to go to prosecutors next week updated 29 days ago

Evidence in case of a boy who vanished for nearly two weeks before turning up in his father's basement could turned over to prosecutors Wednesday.

Benghazi suspect Abu Khatallah ordered held until trial updated 30 days ago

The suspected ringleader of the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, will remain jailed until trial, a federal magistrate ruled on Wednesday.

Doctor finds Wisconsin stabbing suspect incompetent for trial updated 30 days ago

One of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a third girl after reading horror stories is not competent to stand trial, a doctor reported.

Michigan man charged in punching death of soccer referee updated 30 days ago

A Michigan referee of an adult-league soccer match died Tuesday, two days after being punched in the head by a player, authorities said.

U.S. Supreme Court grants stay of 'excruciating' execution updated 30 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.

Inmate's birth defect could make execution 'excruciating,' attorney says updated 30 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 execution in Missouri case updated 30 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.

Desert deaths mystery: Five questions about the McStay case updated 30 days ago

Last year, the bodies of the McStay family were found on the desert. Here are five questions about the case.

Judge rules Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional updated 31 days ago

Months after ruling that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages from other states, a federal judge says Tuesday the state must conduct them as well.

New York cop's conviction in cannibal case overturned updated 31 days ago

The conviction of a former New York police officer for conspiring to kidnap, torture, cook and eat women has been overturned.

The case against Hernandez: Where's the weapon? updated 32 days ago

If prosecutors plan to argue Aaron Hernandez was the one who shot Odin Lloyd, they won't able to show the alleged murder weapon to make their case.

Supreme Court narrowly limits reach of labor unions updated 32 days ago

In a decision that sidesteps a major shift in labor policy, the Supreme Court rules that Illinois can't force home health care workers to pay union dues.

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