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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.
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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.
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.
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.
On America's streets, police encounters with people with mental illnesses increasingly direct resources away from traditional public safety roles.
The Justice Department targeted American Muslims in "abusive counterterrorism sting operations" as part of aggressive terror investigations, an international human rights group alleges.
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.
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.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesdsay arrested Mahmoud Bazzi at his home in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Searchers for the Ukrainian government have found 196 bodies at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the State Emergency Service reported Sunday.
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.
Ten prisoners were taken to hospitals by ambulance, and nine were transported as "walking wounded" from Diboll Correctional Center to area hospitals, according to prison officials.
Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 02:36 am
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