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2 hrs ago | KSWO

Moderate earthquake hits region near Fairbanks

The Pentagon says the U.S. military has conducted airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid to the beleaguered Iraqi city of Amirli, where thousands of Shiite Turkomen have been cut off from food and water for nearly... Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which ... (more)


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Fairbanks, AK, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Air Accidents

6 hrs ago | KFVS12

Former infantryman sentenced to 17 years in prison

A former Army infantryman who spent time in military prison has been sentenced to 17 years in a state facility after being convicted of a home invasion.


Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Christian County, KY, Oak Grove, KY

10 hrs ago | KFVS12

Inmate involved in terror plot being moved

An Iraqi man convicted of trying to ship arms and cash to Al-Qaida in Iraq is being moved to a new federal prison.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Terre Haute, IN

13 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

In this Friday, June 27, 2014 file photo, Saudi King Abdullah speaks before a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at his private residence in the Red Sea city of in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


Related Topix: Terrorism, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

17 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Ex-Quebec teacher gets jail time for sex crimes against 15-year-old student

A former Quebec high school teacher found guilty of sex crimes stemming from a relationship with a 15-year-old student will serve jail time.


21 hrs ago | KOAT-TV

5 U.S. leaders and words that tripped them up

Speaking off the cuff is always a bit of a tightrope act for the occupant of the nation's highest office, and even more so when it's in front of a room of reporters.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, George Bush

Yesterday | Ashland Times-Gazette

Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants about 1 hour

Mexico is making a big effort to stop the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants.


Related Topix: McAllen, TX

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Suriname leader's son pleads guilty to US charge

The son of the president of Suriname pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. charges he sought to offer a home base in his South American country to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.


Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Enforcement Administration


Convicted Cold War spy John Walker dies

John Walker, a former U.S. Navy officer convicted of spying decades ago for the Soviet Union, has died in federal prison, according to the U.S. government.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Federal Prisons, Butner, NC


Chief in $800M fraud gets 20 years prison

The mastermind of an $800 million insurance scam that stands as one of the largest fraud schemes in Florida history has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons

Fox News

Vigil marks former Marine's imprisonment in Iran

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee plans to speak at a Bay City vigil marking the third anniversary of the Iranian imprisonment of a former U.S. Marine.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Dan Kildee, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Republic

Feds jail ginseng poacher as wild plants face risk

Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng.


Related Topix: Bryson City, NC, Agriculture, Science, US National Parks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

KMPH-TV Fresno

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

Ground teams planned to resume searching Thursday for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia, according to a Virginia State Police spokeswoman.


Related Topix: Air Accidents

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Daily Democrat

Miley Cyrus' date turns self in, posts bail

In this Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Miley Cyrus, left, stands with Jesse Helt holding her award at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.


Related Topix: MTV Video Music Awards, Music!, Portland, OR, Hollywood (Portland, OR), Dallas, OR

Daily Mail

Schapelle Corby's boyfriend busted with drugs in Bali and facing 12 years in prison

Pictured: Woman, 29, killed at Burning Man after she was run over by a bus filled with festival-goers in Nevada desert Joan Rivers, 81, is put in a medically induced coma after she stopped breathing during throat surgery as her daughter races to New York bedside Is this white clam pizza the best in America? Experts rank the top 101 pies to find the ... (more)


Related Topix: Drugs, Arts, Burning Man, State Prisons


High school buddies followed similar path to jihad

The two high school buddies loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends.


NewsOn6 Tulsa

No jail for man arrested amid Hoffman death probe

Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti.


Related Topix: Drugs, Oklahoma, Bobby Jindal, US Governors

WFIE-TV Evansville

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

An Oklahoma death row inmate who died following a problematic execution succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.


Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, US Governors

The York Daily Record

Matt Stroud named AP reporter in Morgantown, W.Va.

Matt Stroud, a reporter covering criminal justice for technology website The Verge, is joining The Associated Press as a correspondent based in Morgantown, home of West Virginia University.


Related Topix: Morgantown, WV, West Virginia University, Point Park University, Park University

Cape Cod Times

John Lennon's killer sorry for being 'an idiot'

This May 15, 2012 photo provided by the New York State Department of Corrections shows Mark David Chapman at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, N.Y. Chapman, John Lennon's imprisoned killer, says he still gets letters about the pain he has caused.


Related Topix: Alden, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law