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53 min ago | WLNE-TV Providence

UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death

The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a... The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Ohio

2 hrs ago | Reuters

Wave of migrant children threatens to swamp U.S. immigration courts

A deluge of Central American children pouring into the United States threatens to burst the seams of already overstuffed immigration courts, and President Barack Obama's steps to ease the crisis are likely to make matters worse rather than better for some, U.S. officials and immigration lawyers said.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Arlington, VA

7 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Man sentenced for hiding cocaine in a surfboard

Officials say a Los Angeles County man who attempted to smuggle nearly seven pounds of cocaine out of the country using a hollowed-out surfboard was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison.


Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, Federal Prisons

9 hrs ago | WLNS-TV Lansing

Schuette Urges Changes After Killer's Prison Break

Michigan's attorney general is recommending numerous changes in prison security after a convicted quadruple murderer escape earlier this year.


Related Topix: Michigan

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

The medical examiner's office says it's still trying to determine what caused the death of a New York City man who appeared to be held in a chokehold as police attempted to arrest him.


Related Topix: World News, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Mother of Jailed Former US Marine in Iran Pleads with Obama

The mother of a United States-born former Marine accused of espionage in Iran recently pleaded with President Obama "not to forget" her son's plight as the U.S. continues tense, high-level negotiations over Iran's nuclear program.



Former Bank of America worker sentenced for fraud

A former Bank of America employee was sentenced to 2 1 2 years in federal prison for taking more than $1.2 million in bribes.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Mental illness swamps criminal justice system

On America's streets, police encounters with people with mental illnesses increasingly direct resources away from traditional public safety roles.


Related Topix: Newport, RI, State Prisons, Federal Prisons


Group accuses US of abuses in terror cases

The Justice Department targeted American Muslims in "abusive counterterrorism sting operations" as part of aggressive terror investigations, an international human rights group alleges.


Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Human Rights Watch, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Terrorism


Perry to send 1,000 National Guard troops to border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will send 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the southern border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America have crossed into the United States this year in a surge that is deemed a humanitarian crisis.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Illegal Immigration

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Trial to start in death of unarmed woman on porch

Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted a young woman in the face.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Israel, World News, Middle East, Life, Self Defense

WYFF-TV Greenville

Heavy fighting in Gaza as death passes 500

Fierce fighting between Israeli troops and Hamas militants continued near Gaza City on Monday as the death toll from the conflict rose above 500.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Hamas (Palestine), Heavy

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Irish praise arrest of peacekeeper killing suspect

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesdsay arrested Mahmoud Bazzi at his home in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn.


CBS Local

Ex-Corrections Officer, Others Get Prison In Fraud

A former Miami-Dade County corrections officer and three others have been sentenced for operating an identity theft and tax fraud ring using identities of current and former prisoners.


Related Topix: Miami Dade County, FL, Federal Prisons

The Town Talk

Investigation: ATF drug stings targeted minorities

The nation's top gun-enforcement agency overwhelmingly targeted racial and ethnic minorities as it expanded its use of controversial drug sting operations, a USA TODAY investigation shows.


Related Topix: US News, ATF, Criminal Defense Law, Law, University of Chicago


Anger grows towards Russia over MH17 crash

Outraged world leaders heaped pressure on Russia Sunday to press Moscow-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine to allow investigators proper access to the crash site of the Malaysian MH17 jet.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Europe, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777

The Washington Post

How a flood of kids upended immigration debate

What was once a debate over how to fix a broken system and provide a path to citizenship for millions has become a race to decide how to increase border patrols and send people back quickly to their country of origin.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Family, Kids, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Reports: Separatists have removed bodies from crash site

Searchers for the Ukrainian government have found 196 bodies at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the State Emergency Service reported Sunday.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Malaysia Travel, Air Accidents, World News, Russia, Asia, Vladimir Putin

Myrtle Beach Online

Harvey Whittemore won't go to Reno-area prison

Whittemore was convicted a year ago of violating campaign-spending laws by using family and employees of his billion-dollar real estate company to funnel more than $130,000 to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's re-election committee in 2007.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Federal Correctional Institution, Herlong, Herlong, CA, Federal Correctional Institution, Phoenix

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Daily Herald

Ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

Eddie Garza of the animal rights group Mercy For Animals speaks in Miami in front of a photo of a worker striking a cow at Hansen, Idaho's Bettencourt Dairies, where three former dairy workers were charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after the group's undercover video was shown.


Related Topix: Animal Rights, Activism, US News, United States Department of Agriculture