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2 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who says that at one time he got in the habit of working late to escape his wife's wrath, has once again taken refuge - this time at the rectory in St. Patrick's Catholic... Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Friday that there was nothing inappropriate about taking two loans totaling $70,000 from a wealthy ... (more)


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Associated Press

2 hrs ago |

Calm in Ferguson, but controversy not over

There were no Molotov cocktails thrown, no shootings, no fires and no tear gas on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, Thursday night and early Friday.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Violent Crime

3 hrs ago | KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Scott Weiland: I'm not in jail

A man arrested July 26 by Beverly Hills police on suspicion of shoplifting at a local Rite Aid and alleged drug possession was somehow able to convince police he was the Stone Temple Pilots frontman.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Stone Temple Pilots, Entertainment

7 hrs ago | Click2Houston

2nd co-owner of plant charged over bad meat

A second former co-owner of the California slaughterhouse involved in a recall of nearly 9 million pounds of meat was charged with knowingly processing and distributing meat from cancerous cows, court documents released this week say.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

11 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines

Foley death raises fears for Western hostages

American journalist James Foley was beheaded by his ISIS captors to send a message to the Western world.


12 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

His '90 murder rap tossed, man to be released

A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled to walk out of a maximum-security prison in Pennsylvania a free man, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, State Prisons

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Prisoner freed 90 years early appeals sentence

The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat.


Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors, Arapahoe County, CO

Evening Sun

Questions, answers about use of force by police

The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat.


Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News

WTVR Richmond

Agency declares Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl prisoner swap

The Pentagon broke federal law by exchanging five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt.


Related Topix: Guantanamo Bay, US Military, US Army, Fort Sam Houston, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp


On race, Obama and Holder hone their messages

They are the nation's first African-American President and attorney general, so Barack Obama and Eric Holder always were going to face extra scrutiny over their approach to racially charged issues.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Ferguson, MO

Seattle Times

China tries 5 accused cult members for murder

Five people stood trial Thursday in the beating death of a woman at a McDonald's restaurant in eastern China who reportedly refused to join their anti-Communist Christian sect -- a high-profile crime that led to a wave of arrests of cult suspects.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia,

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Emmy hopefuls play the angles to nab trophies

If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that's just fine with the Emmy Awards.


Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Drama, Comedy, Opinion

The Daily Star

Freed activist won't stop 14-year hunger strike

NEW DELHI: India's most famous prisoner of conscience has walked free after nearly 14 years in jail but vowed to continue the hunger strike that landed her in prison for attempted suicide, her brother said Thursday.


Related Topix: India, World News


Southern California lawmakers condemn killing of American journalist James Foley

Federal lawmakers representing the Southland on Wednesday condemned the execution of American freelance journalist James Foley, saying his murder shows the true colors of the al-Qaida offshoot known as the Islamic State that has taken control of large swaths of Iraq and neighboring Syria.


Related Topix: US Politics, Howard McKeon, Brad Sherman, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Adam Schiff, Democrat, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Burbank, CA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Spy agency improperly handled some information about Canadians: watchdog

The new Communications Security Establishment Canada complex is pictured in Ottawa on October 15, 2013.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News,

Brandon Sun

Mexico: 14 police on trial for shooting attack on US Embassy vehicle outside capital in 2012

Fourteen former federal police officers have gone on trial on charges of using excessive force in a 2012 shooting attack that wounded two CIA agents, Mexico's national security commissioner said Wednesday.


WTEN-TV Albany

Drug czar promotes treatment, tells personal story

MINOT, N.D. - As the nation's drug czar continues to warn people about the potential death and destruction from substance abuse, he's also encouraging them to tell their stories about treatment and recovery.


Related Topix: Drugs, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Minot, ND, US Politics, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, US News, US Senate

Fox News

American journalist killed in Syria had foreshadowed the pain his death would cause his family

In 2011, just after he was released from the Libyan prison where he'd been held for six weeks, James Foley acknowledged the peril journalists face covering the world's most dangerous places, soberly conceding that a mistake could mean death.


Related Topix: Journalism

Manchester Journal

Rapper Gucci Mane sentenced on federal gun charge

Rapper Gucci Mane was sentenced Wednesday to serve three years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to a federal firearms charge several months ago.


CBS Local

Gang Member Gets 30 Years Jail For 2 Slayings

A North Texas man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his part in the gang-related gunfire that killed two people and hurt two others in 2012.


Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX