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Preacher accused of 59 counts of molesting girls in Minnesota updated 16 hours 40 minutes ago

Authorities search for a Minnesota minister accused of 59 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct with two young girls while they were members of his church.

Boston bomb suspect can see autopsy photos updated 22 hours 51 minutes ago

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be allowed to view autopsy photos of the attack's victims, a federal judge said Wednesday.

Van with children driven into river; mother charged with attempted murder updated 23 hours 2 minutes ago

A New Jersey woman accused of driving a van with her three teenage children into the Delaware River has been charged with attempted murder.

2 suspects still sought in kidnapping of North Carolina prosecutor's dad updated 1 days ago

The FBI has offered a $25,000 reward for two men suspected in a two-state kidnapping plot.

Mayor wonders if Jewish center suspect wanted to 'go out with a bang' updated 1 days ago

Until a few days ago, Frazier Glenn Cross was just a customer, a casual friend, to Dan Clevenger, the mayor of Marionville, a town of about 2,200 in SW Missouri.

Former California city manager sentenced to 12 years for corruption updated 1 days ago

Robert Rizzo, the former city manager of Bell, California, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years for corruption.

Bail set at $100,000 for man accused of Boston bomb hoax updated 1 days ago

Bail is set at $100,000 for a man accused of carrying a fake bomb near a Boston crowd that was marking the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Police say sex offenders wore GPS monitors during killings updated 2 days ago

Two convicted sex offenders, charged with raping and murdering 4 women in Southern California, wore ankle monitors at the time of the alleged crimes, police say

Knife holder missing 2 knives taken from school stabbing suspect's home updated 2 days ago

Games, knife holder missing two knives are removed from the home of Alex Hribal, Pennsylvania teenager suspected of stabbing rampage at high school.

Kansas City shootings: Could victims' religion affect hate crime charges? updated 2 days ago

Will anti-Semitic gunman who allegedly killed three Christians at Jewish locales in Kansas City area still face hate crime charges?

What the killings at Kansas Jewish sites say about U.S. hate groups updated 3 days ago

The killings of three people at Jewish sites in Kansas are a reminder that even as hate groups decline in the United States, some are still deadly dangerous.

Aaron Hernandez associates indicted on murder charges updated 4 days ago

Two friends of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez were indicted on murder charges Friday in connection with the 2013 homicide of Odin Lloyd .

Tapes: Florida theater shooter lonely, but confident in self-defense claim updated 4 days ago

Florida theater shooting suspect Curtis Reeves is confident that his self-defense claim will result in his acquittal, according to jailhouse phone calls.

Prosecutor's dad kidnapped in 'elaborate' plot; FBI rescues him updated 6 days ago

A man kidnapped from Wake Forest, North Carolina, five days ago has been rescued by the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team in Atlanta, the FBI said Thursday.

Florida day care center crash: Suspect to be held over weekend updated 6 days ago

Man charged in the alleged hit-and-run death of a 4-year-old girl at a Florida day care center will remain in jail at least until Monday, a judge rules.

After Pennsylvania school stabbing, authorities and community ask: 'Why?' updated 6 days ago

What was the motive for the Pennsylvania school stabbing? Authorities are trying to figure it out.

Disney Cruise Lines crew member accused of molesting 13-year-old updated 7 days ago

A crew member on a Disney Cruise Line ship was arrested in a Florida port on Thursday on suspicion of molestation and false imprisonment, officials said.

Obama attorneys: Cross atop California war veterans memorial is 'appropriate' updated 7 days ago

The Obama administration says it will fight attempts to remove a cross from a war memorial in San Diego.

Albuquerque police have 'pattern' of excessive, deadly force, report says updated 7 days ago

Justice Department concluded the Albuquerque Police Department "has engaged in a pattern or practice of excessive force, including deadly force."

Boston bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev sought out a different name updated 7 days ago

A few months before the Boston bombings, the suspected mastermind of the attack, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, wanted to change his name, a U.S. government official says.

Lawyer of stabbings suspect Alex Hribal: 'All the students liked him' updated 7 days ago

Described by his lawyer as "a typical young kid," Alex Hribal shocked the nation when he allegedly went on a stabbing rampage at his Pennsylvania school.

Four school stabbing victims in critical condition; teen suspect charged as adult updated 8 days ago

A teen arrested in Wednesday's school stabbings in Pennsylvania has been charged as an adult, a source close to the investigation told CNN.

Police: Florida 'pimp' used underage teens to lure, rob clients updated 8 days ago

"We aim 2 Tease, Please & Satisfy," the online classified ads said, according to police, but instead a Florida prostitution business allegedly lured men with the promise of sex with underage girls and robbed them instead.

Jonathan Fleming, convicted in killing despite vacation alibi, freed after 24 years updated 8 days ago

A New York judge Tuesday vacated the conviction of a man who spent nearly 25 years in prison for a slaying that occurred while he was vacationing in Florida.

'Race is being looked at' as a possible motive in attack on driver in Detroit updated 9 days ago

Detroit Police Chief James Craig says "the issue of race is being looked at" as a possible motive in an attack that left a driver in a coma.

Miami cop accused of helping drug traffickers get guns, plot killing updated 9 days ago

Miami-Dade Police Lt. Ralph Mata is accused of conspiring to help drug traffickers.

Alabama school won't let Latino teen enroll, rights group says updated 9 days ago

An Alabama public high school declined to enroll a Latino student twice by "simply because he was born in Mexico," the Southern Poverty Law Center said.

Teen charged, two adults arrested in mob attack on Detroit driver updated 10 days ago

A 17-year old has been arrested after police say he was among 10 to 12 people who attacked a driver in Detroit last week, leaving him in a coma.

'Amateurism is a myth': Athletes file class-action against NCAA updated 12 days ago

An attorney four college athletes filed a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it was "illegally restraining competition for the services of players."

Officials: Fatal Boston blaze was unintentional, caused by welding updated 13 days ago

The blaze that killed two Boston firefighters last week was unintentionally caused by a welding operation, Boston fire officials said Friday.

Again, a female cop is hero at Fort Hood updated 14 days ago

A soldier has committed a deadly mass shooting at Fort Hood again. And again, a female police officer was involved in bringing the violent rampage to an end.

Missing Alaska man found dead in his home after a year updated 14 days ago

An Alaska man missing for more than a year was found dead in his home on Monday, according to Anchorage Police.

Obama: 'We're going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened' updated 15 days ago

President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday evening about a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas. The White House released a transcript of his remarks:

Officer cleared in fatal shooting of Hofstra University student updated 15 days ago

The police officer who fatally shot a Hofstra University student as she was being held at gunpoint by an intruder has been cleared of any wrongdoing, according to a report released Wednesday by the Nassau County District Attorney's office in New York.

Du Pont heir convicted of raping daughter spared prison updated 15 days ago

Court documents show that after a rape conviction, a du Pont fortune heir was spared prison because it was decided he would "not fare well" in such a setting.

Tijuana cop to face U.S. federal court after heroin, meth arrest updated 15 days ago

A Tijuana police officer will appear in federal court after being charged with possession with intent to distribute almost 20 pounds of heroin and meth.

Mississippi death row inmate Michelle Byrom to get new trial updated 16 days ago

A new trial has been ordered for Mississippi death row inmate Michelle Byrom, according to a state Supreme Court opinion issued Monday.

Police: NY man, 86, shoots grandson, girlfriend before taking own life updated 18 days ago

An apparent dispute over housing ended with an 86-year-old New York man shooting his grandson and killing his grandson's girlfriend before killing himself.

Suspect in mom-son slayings surrenders after 1 day on FBI's Top 10 list updated 20 days ago

A man suspected of killing a young New York mother and her toddler son execution-style in 2010 was arrested in Nicaragua.

Montana newlywed Jordan Linn Graham gets 30 years in husband's murder updated 21 days ago

A federal judge has sentenced Montana newlywed Jordan Linn Graham to 30 years in her husband's death.

Charlotte mayor accused of bribery, extortion updated 21 days ago

U.S. Attorney: FBI agents arrested Charlotte's mayor for allegedly taking $48,000 worth of bribes "in exchange for the use of his official position."

Appeals court upholds challenged parts of Texas abortion law updated 21 days ago

An appeals court upheld 2 parts of a Texas law pertaining to hospital privileges for physicians who perform abortions and protocols for abortion-inducing drugs.

Alleged teen cop killers likely turned gun on selves, police say updated 21 days ago

Two Florida teens allegedly shot a police officer to death before apparently killing themselves, authorities say.

Mississippi's Michelle Byrom won't be executed Thursday updated 21 days ago

Michelle Byrom, convicted of a murder to which her son has confessed, will not be executed Thursday, a court spokesperson says.

Suspect in Palm Beach rapes extradited to U.S. updated 21 days ago

A Guatemalan man accused in five rapes in Palm Beach County, Florida, has been extradited to the United States to face charges, officials announced Thursday.

Wife: Penn State sex abuse scandal takes toll on Sandusky children updated 21 days ago

It is when talking about her own children or grandchildren that Dottie Sandusky chokes up with emotion.

Suspect in slayings of mother and son makes FBI's Top Ten list updated 21 days ago

The FBI's Ten Most Wanted list now includes a man suspected of killing a young New York mother and her toddler son execution-style in 2010.

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law found guilty at New York terror trial updated 22 days ago

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was found guilty Wednesday in New York of helping al Qaeda terrorists conspire to kill Americans.

Court: Same-sex couples can't marry in Michigan as appeal continues updated 22 days ago

A federal appeals court decided Tuesday to continue the stay of a judge's ruling that struck down Michigan's same-sex marriage ban.

Mississippi moves to execute its 1st female prisoner since 1944 updated 22 days ago

Mississippi intends to execute 57-year-old Michelle Byrom by lethal injection Thursday for the 1999 murder of her husband

FBI shooting after Boston bombing was justified, investigator says updated 22 days ago

The FBI shooting death of a friend of the alleged mastermind of the Boston Marathon bombing was justified, a Florida state attorney general said in a report.

New York City to pay $100,000 settlement to Brooklyn man beaten by cops updated 22 days ago

New York City has agreed to pay $100,000 to a Brooklyn man whose beating by police officers was caught on surveillance video, the city law department said Tuesday.

Four men arrested in One World Trade Center jump stunt updated 22 days ago

Four New York-area men were arrested Monday after a BASE jumping stunt from atop One World Trade Center in September, police said.

Sailor, civilian killed in shooting at Virginia naval station updated 23 days ago

A civilian breached security at Virginia's Naval Station Norfolk Monday and killed a sailor on the USS Mahan before security shot and killed him, official says.

Jury hears closing arguments at bin Laden son-in-law's trial updated 24 days ago

Jurors hear closing arguments at the trial of Osama bin Laden's relative Sulaiman Abu Ghaith on aiding terrorism charges.

Same-sex couples marry in Michigan shortly before court halts licenses updated 26 days ago

A day after a judge struck down Michigan's marriage amendment, same-sex couples lined up to wed. Now, a federal court has stayed that order.

Teenager charged with killing NY bus rider who was not target updated 26 days ago

For Angel Rojas, the daily bus ride through the streets of Brooklyn provided a respite from a hardscrabble existence juggling two low-paying jobs.

Police: Hazing at Penn State Altoona fraternity may have led to suicide updated 26 days ago

The suicide of a Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity member at a Pennsylvania university may have been caused by hazing, police said Thursday.

2 teens accused in 'thrill kill' of Australian student-athlete plead not guilty updated 26 days ago

Two teenagers accused in the random "thrill kill" of a college athlete from Australia pleaded not guilty Thursday on murder charges in Oklahoma.

Federal judge strikes down Michigan's gay marriage ban updated 27 days ago

A federal judge on Friday ruled that Michigan's prohibition on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution, ordering the state to stop enforcing the ban.

FBI offers reward for clues in Baghdad contractor slaying updated 27 days ago

The FBI hopes a $20,000 reward will help solve the 2009 slaying of James Kitterman, a government contractor who was found dead in his car in Baghdad.

No wrongdoing found in FBI shooting after Boston bombing updated 27 days ago

Prosecutors find no wrongdoing in an FBI agent's shooting of Ibragim Todashev, an associate of the alleged mastermind of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Sheriff's office: Claim of confession in Kendrick Johnson death not credible updated 27 days ago

A sheriff's office in Georgia says it does not believe an anonymous e-mail claiming that a former schoolmate confessed to killing Kendrick Johnson is credible.

Courtney Cash, grandniece of Johnny Cash, found dead in a box updated 27 days ago

Courtney Cash, the grandniece of musician Johnny Cash, was found dead in a box in her home in Tennessee, and a friend is charged in her death, according to Putnam County sheriff's officials.

Brigadier general accused of sex assault must pay over $20,000; no jail time updated 28 days ago

A former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan who was accused of sexual assault will have to pay thousands of dollars but won't be imprisoned.

Lawsuit filed after praying family escorted from Empire State Building updated 28 days ago

A New York family' was escorted out of the Empire State Building for saying Muslim prayers, according to a lawsuit.

Chimp attack victim appeals to legislators for permission to sue Connecticut updated 29 days ago

Charla Nash, a Connecticut woman mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009, hopes legislators will allow her to proceed with a $150 million lawsuit against the state.

New Jersey student drops her lawsuit against parents updated 30 days ago

A high school senior who sued her parents for financial support and college tuition dropped the lawsuit Tuesday, according to a decision issued by a judge.

Man arrested In Philip Seymour Hoffman case gets a no-jail deal updated 30 days ago

One of the people arrested as part of a police investigation into drugs found in Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment was given a plea deal, his attorney says.

Television pitchman Kevin Trudeau is headed to prison updated 30 days ago

Television pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau gets 10 years in prison for criminal contempt in connection with his infomercials and books.

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay arrested, accused of DUI updated 30 days ago

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance, police say.

Third person dies after SXSW collisions updated 31 days ago

A third person has died as a result of last week's incident in which a driver plowed into people at the South by Southwest festival in Texas, police said Monday.

Judge OKs plea deal in brigadier general's court-martial updated 31 days ago

A military judge has accepted a plea deal that drops the most serious charges against a brigadier general accused of sexual assault.

Defense: Sex assault charges dropped in brigadier general's court-martial updated 31 days ago

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair will plead guilty to adultery in a deal that will see the sexual assault charge against him dropped, according to his defense team.

Indian diplomat whose arrest and strip-search in NYC drew protests is indicted again updated 31 days ago

The Indian diplomat whose arrest and strip-search in NYC sparked a diplomatic row has again been indicted by the federal government, though she remains in India.

9/11 mastermind defends bin Laden's son-in-law in court statement updated 31 days ago

The admitted mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks has issued a rambling defense of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law.

Wesleyan University student alleges rape, sues fraternity, members, other student updated 32 days ago

A Wesleyan University student allegedly raped at a campus fraternity party is suing Xi Chapter of Psi Upsilon, 11 of its members and the alleged assailant.

Judge orders ex-NFLer Darren Sharper held without bail updated 35 days ago

A Los Angeles judge orders former NFL star and rape defendant Darren Sharper to be held without bail in the wake of additional charges in Arizona.

Feds subpoena Kendrick Johnson's schoolmates amid probe into teen's death updated 35 days ago

Kendrick Johnson's former schoolmates and their parents have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury investigating the Georgia teen's 2013 death, sources say.

Charges against Indian diplomat who was strip searched dismissed updated 35 days ago

The Indian diplomat whose arrest sparked a testy exchange between the United States and India won a dismissal of a federal indictment Monday.

Holder: I back a plan to reduce some drug-related sentences updated 35 days ago

Attorney General Eric Holder is endorsing a plan to reduce sentences for certain drug offenses.

Charles Manson associate Bruce Davis granted parole -- but will he walk? updated 35 days ago

Bruce Davis -- a former associate of Charles Manson -- was granted parole Wednesday, though that doesn't mean he'll necessarily become a free man.

Police: Teenage girls use knife to force autistic boy to perform sex acts updated 35 days ago

Two Maryland teenage girls were charged this week with assaulting an autistic boy and recording him on their cell phones performing sex acts, police said

Police: Maryland mall shooter was obsessed with Columbine updated 36 days ago

Police say a young man who went on a rampage at a shopping mall in Columbia, Maryland, was obsessed with the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School.

Sandusky 'was found guilty before trial,' says ex-Penn State coach's wife updated 36 days ago

Jerry Sandusky's wife still stands by him, insisting the former Penn State assistant football coach is innocent of sexually abusing young boys.

Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper charged with sexual assault in Arizona updated 36 days ago

Former NFL star Darren Sharper has been charged in another sexual assault case -- this time in Arizona.

General won't plead guilty if it means sex-offender registry, defense says updated 36 days ago

The defense and prosecution were hammering out a plea deal in the sexual assault court-martial of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair.

New Jersey prosecutors hit dealers with homicide charges in overdose deaths updated 37 days ago

Drug dealers beware: If a client of yours overdoses and dies in the state of New Jersey, prosecutors there may charge you in the death.

Ryan Ferguson's attorney files $100 million lawsuit updated 37 days ago

Attorney for Ryan Ferguson, freed last year after serving nearly 10 years for a murder he said he didn't commit, has filed a $100 million lawsuit.

Hollywood severed head mystery solved with arrest, police say updated 37 days ago

The discovery two years ago of a man's decapitated head near the Hollywood sign began a murder mystery that police now believed is solved.

Part of woman's finger severed in New Jersey mall parking dispute updated 38 days ago

A violent spat over a parking spot at a New Jersey mall has left a woman with part of her finger bitten off, the Cherry Hill Police Department says.

Judge in general's court-martial dismisses jury after e-mails emerge updated 38 days ago

A military judge dismissed the jury in Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair's court-martial after e-mails emerged pointing to alleged interference in the proceedings.

Florida teens charged after mother's throat cut updated 38 days ago

Two teenagers in central Florida were charged Sunday with attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder after an attack on the girl's parents.

Sheriff urges charges against Aaron Hernandez in jailhouse fight updated 39 days ago

Sheriff: Probe into the jailhouse fight involving former NFL star Aaron Hernandez indicates enough evidence to charge him with a misdemeanor.

Tools of the escapee's trade: In Michigan prison break, snow-white thermals updated 39 days ago

Snow-white underwear, hobby scissors, a belt and inattention from guards helped a convicted murderer escape from a Michigan prison, a report says.

Massive fake health and beauty supplies ring busted updated 39 days ago

The counterfeits included ChapStick, Johnson's Baby Oil, Vaseline and Always sanitary pads. Two New York brothers are accused of selling the fake products.

Sister: Mother who drove with children into ocean thought there were 'demons' updated 39 days ago

A woman accused of driving a minivan into the ocean with her children in Florida is in jail, accused of attempted murder of her children.

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