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Richard Thomas was ordered to stand trial on aggravated mayhem, assault and hate crime charges in an Alameda County courtroom on Thursday.
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Aaron Hernandez, who already faces first-degree murder and weapons charges, could face even more trouble after a jailhouse fight last week.
Duke Energy must take immediate action to eliminate sources of groundwater contamination at its coal ash dumps, a judge said Thursday in a ruling that came from a complaint filed before a massive spill from one of the utility's plants coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in toxic gray sludge.
Massachusetts lawmakers approved legislation Thursday to crack down on those who secretly take photographs of "the sexual or other intimate parts" of women or children in public.
The Army is investigating sexual abuse allegations against an officer who trains military prosecutors who handle sexual and physical abuse cases, a defense official said Thursday.
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The pilot injured in a Northern California plane crash that killed his wife is a former Orange County lawyer who successfully prosecuted the notorious 1970s serial killer Rodney Alcala.
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In a long-expected skirmish, House Republicans are moving to block President Barack Obama's plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants.
Joseph Califano Jr., 82, a domestic policy adviser for LBJ, talks on USA TODAY's Capital Download about the battle 50 years ago to pass the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and about lessons today for President Obama.
The investigative arm of Congress on Wednesday agreed to look into problems with state health exchange websites around the country.
One of the nation's largest coal producers will pay a $27.5 million fine and spend $200 million to reduce illegal toxic discharges into hundreds of waterways across five Appalachian states, according to a proposed settlement Wednesday.
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Abortion providers are suing Arizona to try to block new abortion rules limiting the use of the most common abortion-inducing drugs.
Sean Price says his life has been ruined despite being told he will not face charges over a corruption probe.
Prosecutors trying to prove that "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius deliberately killed his girlfriend continued to build on their case Wednesday that the two had a loud argument on Valentine's Day last year shortly before the fatal shooting.