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Jury retrial begins on whether Jodi Arias should get life or death sentence updated 22 hours 49 minutes ago

A new jury heard opening arguments in the retrial of the penalty phase in the Jodi Arias case.

Ferguson turns into tinderbox once again after new details leaked updated 1 days ago

This is the new normal in Ferguson: Protests, day and night, for more than 70 days now.

Accused White House fence jumper to get mental health screening updated 1 days ago

A federal judge orders a full mental competency screening for accused White House fence jumper Omar Gonzalez.

Frein not found after possible sighting in Pennsylvania; area schools closed updated 1 days ago

Area schools were closed Tuesday as the search for Pennsylvania trooper shooting suspect Eric Matthew Frein intensified overnight, State Police said.

New Michael Brown details just one piece of probe, law enforcement official says updated 2 days ago

The attorney for the family of slain Missouri teenager Michael Brown called again Monday for an indictment of the police officer who fired the fatal shots.

Bloody stains not connected to Eric Frein search, Pennsylvania police say updated 2 days ago

Blood discovered during the search for Pennsylvania trooper shooting suspect Eric Matthew Frein is not his, state police said Monday.

Report: Michael Brown's blood found on Officer Darren Wilson's gun, car door updated 4 days ago

Forensic tests found the blood of Michael Brown on the gun, uniform and police car belonging to Officer Darren Wilson, a report says.

Woman may have spotted suspect in Pennsylvania trooper slaying updated 4 days ago

A man suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper might have been spotted Friday night near the high school he used to attend, police say.

Same-sex marriage in Alaska, Wyoming can proceed after court orders updated 5 days ago

Same-sex marriage in Alaska and Wyoming can move forward after courts rejected requests to delay enforcement.

Man gets life without parole for murdering Florida teen over loud music updated 5 days ago

A Florida judge Friday sentenced Michael Dunn to life in prison without parole for the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

MMA fighter War Machine attempts suicide in jail, report says updated 5 days ago

Mixed martial arts fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver, who is accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend, tried to kill himself in detention, authorities say.

Judge rules Arizona's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional updated 5 days ago

A federal judge has ruled that Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and has refused to stay his ruling.

5 crucial things about the grand jury investigation into Michael Brown's killing updated 6 days ago

The world awaits word from a grand jury deciding whether charges should be brought in Michael Brown's shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

Man pulls knife on bus, gets shot and killed by Connecticut police updated 7 days ago

A man pulled out a knife on a bus, leading to a melee that ended with a trooper shooting him dead.

Cops: Boy, 10, kills woman, 90, for yelling at him updated 7 days ago

A 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy told police he killed a 90-year-old woman because she yelled at him, authorities said.

17 new charges against suspected Benghazi ringleader Khatallah updated 7 days ago

Authorities filed 17 new charges against Ahmed Abu Khatallah, alleging the was the ringleader of attacks on U.S. diplomatic and CIA compounds in Benghazi.

NY businesswoman admits at trial purposely killing autistic son updated 9 days ago

Former pharmaceutical executive Gigi Jordan testified that she knowingly gave a lethal concoction of drugs to her 8-year-old autistic son.

Same-sex marriage can begin in Idaho, after justices deny a stay updated 11 days ago

Same-sex marriage can move forward in Idaho after the Supreme Court on Friday refused the state's request to delay implementation.

Attorney: Arrest warrant on old charge is 'retaliation' for excessive force suit updated 11 days ago

The attorney for a man involved in an excessive force lawsuit against police in Indiana calls possible arrest on a seven-year-old warrant "retaliation."

Feds: That's no dwarf, that's a criminal updated 12 days ago

He said he was little. And that turned out to be a big problem, according to prosecutors.

Source: Police seize cab of man linked to 2009 death, recent Hannah Graham case updated 12 days ago

Source: Police seized a cab owned by Jesse Matthew, arrested in Hannah Graham's case and linked to a 2009 death.

High court blocks Wisconsin voter ID law updated 12 days ago

The U.S. Supreme Court for now has blocked Wisconsin from implementing its voter identification law.

Adrian Peterson could face bond revocation, arrest updated 13 days ago

Texas prosecutor wants Adrian Peterson arrested and his bond revoked after the NFL star allegedly admitted to smoking weed while out on bail.

New York executive describes for jury how she killed her son updated 13 days ago

Former executive Gigi Jordan described for a New York jury the now-fuzzy final moments before she killed her 8-year-old autistic son with lethal drug mix.

Peterson trial to begin in December if judge isn't nixed for 'media whores' jab updated 13 days ago

Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson will go to trial December 1, but the date could change if the judge recuses himself for calling attorneys "media whores."

Police: Miami Dolphins lineman arrested after confrontation with officer updated 13 days ago

Miami Dolphins suspend Derrick Shelby after he allegedly touched women and then took an "aggressive fighting stance" after police arrived, police say

Police read excerpts of notes they say trooper shooting suspect left updated 13 days ago

Police: Suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein appears to have left notes in which he chillingly describes his ambush of two Pennsylvania state troopers.

Death row inmate freed after nine years in Texas prison updated 14 days ago

Manuel Velez, an intellectually disabled laborer, is freed from Texas death row and prison after his conviction for murdering an infant is overturned.

Police: 4-year-old brings heroin to daycare, gives it out as candy updated 14 days ago

A preschooler's mom was arrested this week after the girl brought 249 packets of heroin to a Delaware daycare and handed them out to other students.

High court at odds over prisoner's religious right to grow a beard updated 14 days ago

U.S. Supreme Court justices peppered attorneys with questions Tuesday over whether an Arkansas inmate should be allowed to grow a beard as part of his religious faith.

Mayor's son tells 911 operator his mom defended herself in shooting updated 14 days ago

The son of a mayor who was fatally shot tells a 911 operator in an emotional call that his mother was defending herself.

Same-sex marriage bans lifted in Idaho, Nevada updated 14 days ago

A federal court strikes down same-sex marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada, the latest rulings in a string of legal victories for gay and lesbian couples.

New biography highlights Justice Sonia Sotomayor's rise updated 15 days ago

Justice Sonia Sotomayor may be the most recognizable member of the current Supreme Court, the closest thing to a rock star in robes.

Sources: Pennsylvania trooper shooting suspect detailed ambush in letter updated 16 days ago

A letter thought to have been written by the suspect in the ambush of 2 Pennsylvania State Police troopers details the crime, law enforcement sources say.

Ebola quarantine is perfectly legal updated 16 days ago

Paul Callan says government has sweeping power to suspend individual rights to protect the larger society.

Hannah Graham's mother: Tell us where she can be found updated 16 days ago

The parents of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham issued a new appeal for the whereabouts of their daughter on Saturday, saying despite an arrest in the case, thousands of tips and hours of searches, someone must have critical information yet to be revealed.

Widow: Choice of convicted cop killer as college speaker 'a disgrace' updated 17 days ago

"It's an absolute disgrace."

Women allege sexual abuse at Texas immigrant detention center updated 18 days ago

Women detained at an immigrant holding facility in south Texas allege workers there have sexually abused them, lawyers tell federal officials in a letter.

Court: Racial bias did not lead NYC judge to convict man updated 20 days ago

A New York judge upheld a nearly 15-year-old murder conviction despite a former judge's claim that racial bias caused him to wrongly convict the defendant.

Source: DNA in Hannah Graham case links to 2009 death; other cases studied updated 20 days ago

DNA evidence links Jesse Matthew, a suspect in the disappearance of Hannah Graham, to the 2009 death of a Virginia Tech student and another case.

Woman denies sending tweet sparking Ferguson grand jury misconduct inquiry updated 20 days ago

Woman whose Twitter account publicized supposedly confidential information about grand jury in Michael Brown case says she didn't send tweet.

Prosecutor to seek death penalty in Oklahoma beheading updated 20 days ago

Oklahoma will seek the death penalty Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, charged with first-degree murder in the beheading of a 54-year-old woman, prosecutor says.

Police investigate Cowboys' C.J. Spillman on sexual assault allegations updated 20 days ago

A woman has filed a police report accusing the Dallas Cowboys' C.J. Spillman of sexual assault, authorities say.

Justices to debate prisoner's religious right to grow a beard updated 20 days ago

The Supreme Court will hear the case of an inmate who says having a beard is key to his religion, vs. prison officials who reject it on security concerns.

Michael Dunn found guilty of 1st-degree murder in loud-music trial updated 21 days ago

Jurors found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

Investigation into Michael Brown's shooting death complete updated 21 days ago

The investigation into the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has been completed.

Man sentenced to 30 years for trying to bomb Oregon Christmas-tree lighting updated 21 days ago

A 21-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen from Somalia is sentenced to 30 years for plotting to bomb Oregon Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Parents: 'This person might be involved' in Morgan Harrington's murder updated 21 days ago

Parents of a slain student discuss a possible link between their case and the suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.

Search for suspected cop killer yields pipe bombs updated 21 days ago

Investigators found two fully functional pipe bombs in the three-week search for suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein, officials said Tuesday.

Tracy Morgan: I can't believe Walmart is blaming me updated 22 days ago

Walmart's response to Tracy Morgan's lawsuit over his car crash left the former "Saturday Night Live" comedian bewildered.

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge updated 22 days ago

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested early Tuesday in Maryland on a DUI charge, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.

Prosecutor likely to seek death penalty in Oklahoma beheading updated 22 days ago

Alton Alexander Nolen is charged with first-degree murder in the beheading of a 54-year-old woman last week at his former workplace in Oklahoma.

Who is Oklahoma beheading suspect Alton Nolen? updated 22 days ago

Who is Alton Nolen, the suspect in last week's Moore, Oklahoma, workplace beheading?

Aaron Hernandez case: Who's who? updated 22 days ago

Aaron Hernandez is behind bars, accused of killing three people. Here are some of the names you might be hearing about ahead of his trials.

Arizona Cardinals player formally charged in domestic violence case updated 23 days ago

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been indicted on a felony charge of aggravated assault stemming from two July arguments with his wife.

A year after Odin Lloyd's death, loved ones cling to memories and pain updated 23 days ago

For Ursula Ward, visiting her son's gravesite has become a painful yet inescapable part of her daily routine.

Montana teacher -- initially given 31 days in rape of student -- now gets 10 years updated 23 days ago

A Montana teacher originally sentenced to 31 days in the rape of a 14-year-old student is resentenced to 10 years.

Tough road lies ahead in jury selection for Jodi Arias sentencing updated 25 days ago

Lawyers in Arizona death penalty phase retrial for murderer Jodi Arias may be hard pressed to find jurors untainted by news of the case.

Las Vegas police bust pot grower who put his crop on YouTube updated 25 days ago

Las Vegas police bust pot grower who put his crop on YouTube.

Holder takes credit for lower federal prison population updated 26 days ago

Attorney General Eric Holder is taking credit for the first drop in the federal prison population in a generation.

Video shows trooper shooting unarmed man, South Carolina police say updated 26 days ago

South Carolina police release video of a state trooper shooting an unarmed man in a daylight traffic stop.

Navajo Nation to sign $554 million settlement from U.S. government updated 27 days ago

The Navajo Nation will mark history Friday when it signs a $554 million settlement from the U.S., putting an end to years of litigation.

Boston bombing suspect's trial location won't move -- even if the trial date will updated 27 days ago

A federal judge denies a request from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev -- charged in the Boston Marathon bombings -- to move his trial out of Massachusetts.

Pennsylvania woman blamed for her own rape in state response to lawsuit updated 27 days ago

The Pennsylvania attorney general's office is blaming a former state prison clerk for her own rape, in response to a federal lawsuit the woman filed.

$1.5 million settlement for woman beaten by California patrol officer updated 27 days ago

A 51-year-old woman shown in a video being repeatedly punched by a California Highway Patrol officer has reached a $1.5 million settlement with the agency.

After creepy messages, man confesses to old murder updated 27 days ago

After mysterious messages, a North Carolina man drives cross-country to confess to a 17-year-old Arizona murder.

Police chase sightings of Pennsylvania suspect Eric Frein updated 27 days ago

Officers in the manhunt for alleged cop-killer Eric Frein believe they spotted him as Pennsylvania residents grow frustrated with the search.

Attorney: Jameis Winston will cooperate in FSU probe of 2012 sex allegation updated 28 days ago

Jameis Winston will cooperate in Florida State's Title IX investigation into an alleged sexual assault in 2012, Winston's lawyer says.

FBI: Mass shooting incidents occurring more frequently updated 28 days ago

Mass shootings have been occurring more frequently in recent years, an FBI study shows, with nearly one incident a month from 2000 to 2013.

Prosecution will not seek death penalty in Georgia hot car death updated 28 days ago

Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against Justin Ross Harris, who is accused in the hot car death of his toddler son, the district attorney says

Chelsea Manning sues to get transgender medical treatment updated 28 days ago

Chelsea Manning, convicted of espionage, filed a lawsuit claiming she "has been denied access to medically necessary treatment" for her gender disorder.

TSA: Woman arrested at JFK Airport with guns and marijuana updated 28 days ago

A woman was arrested at New York's JFK Airport for attempting to smuggle baby wipes and other items stuffed with guns and drugs.

Pennsylvania schools reopen as hunt for Eric Frein enters 11th day updated 29 days ago

A line of law enforcement vehicles stretched for a mile on a rural Pennsylvania road as hunt for suspected cop-killer Eric Matthew Frein entered 11th day.

3 people dead in Alabama UPS shooting updated 29 days ago

A recently-fired employee opened fire at a UPS facility in Inglenook, Alabama, on Tuesday, killing two people before taking his own life, authorities said.

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law sentenced to life in prison updated 29 days ago

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan says.

Videos of mentally disabled man being beaten lead to hate crime charges updated 29 days ago

Three Delaware teens arrested earlier this month after being accused of beating a mentally disabled man are now charged with a hate crime.

Lawyer: Leanna Harris, whose son died in hot car in Georgia, passed polygraph test updated 29 days ago

Leanna Harris, wife of Ross Harris, who is charged with murdering his toddler by leaving him in a hot car, has passed a polygraph test, her lawyer says.

Arson suspect pleads not guilty in 76,376-acre California fire updated 29 days ago

A man accused of deliberately setting a wildfire that has grown to 76,376 acres in Northern California pleaded not guilty on Friday.

Pennsylvania trooper killing: Who is suspect Eric Frein? updated 30 days ago

As far as manhunts go, Pennsylvania police shooting suspect Eric Matthew Frein is an especially challenging target. Here's what we know about him.

Pennsylvania cop shooter's rifle found, police say updated 30 days ago

Authorities hunting suspected cop-killer Eric Matthew Frein say they discovered an AK-47 rifle, ammo in Pennsylvania woods where they believe he was hiding.

Suspect in Pennsylvania trooper slaying planned for months, police say updated 31 days ago

Hundreds of law enforcement officers continued Sunday to search for the suspect in the slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper.

'Still a very active search' for suspect in Pennsylvania trooper's slaying updated 31 days ago

Hundreds of law enforcement officers searched Saturday for the suspect in the slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper.

'Still a very active search' for suspect in Pennsylvania trooper's slaying updated 32 days ago

Hundreds of law enforcement officers searched Saturday for the suspect in the slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper.

Police: Florida felon who killed 7 relatives wasn't allowed to have gun updated 33 days ago

Investigators seek a motive after a Florida man kills his daughter and six grandchildren in what is called a murder-suicide.

Trooper shooting suspect might try to target more officers, police say updated 33 days ago

The man suspected of gunning down two Pennsylvania State Police troopers may be on the hunt for more officers, officials say

5 questions for my son's abductor updated 33 days ago

Patty Wetterling has five questions for the man who abducted her 11-year-old son, Jacob, as he rode his bike home on a rural Minnesota road in 1989.

6 surprising facts about Whitey Bulger updated 33 days 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 33 days ago

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

Feds: NY couple sexually exploited minors updated 34 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 35 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 35 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 35 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 35 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 35 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 35 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 35 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 36 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.

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