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  • Uzbek man convicted of terror-related charges drops appeal

    An Uzbek refugee sentenced to 25 years in prison after being convicted of a plan to kill military personnel or civilians in Idaho has dropped an appeal of his conviction …

  • Creator of malware used to drain bank accounts gets 9 years

    The Russian creator of a computer program that enabled cybercriminals to infect millions of computers and drain bank accounts in multiple countries was sentenced Wednesday to serve 9

  • Engineer accused of illegally helping China build reactors

    A Chinese-born U.S. nuclear engineer has been accused of recruiting a team of U.S.-based experts to help a state-controlled Chinese nuclear energy company build reactors there.

  • Whitey Bulger guilty of racketeering, conspiracy

    BOSTON — Boston gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger found guilty of racketeering, conspiracy.

  • Colville boys, 10 and 11, will stand trial in murder conspiracy

    A Stevens County judge has ruled that two boys, ages 10 and 11, are competent to stand trial in juvenile court for first-degree conspiracy to murder a female classmate.

  • Ex-Nat’l Lampoon CEO to be sentenced in fraud case

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former chief executive of National Lampoon and two co-conspirators faced possible life sentences Friday after being convicted of swindling investors out of about $200 million. U.S. …

  • Charged exec cooperating in W.Va. mine blast probe

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors investigating the West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 men widened their net Wednesday, filing criminal charges against a longtime Massey Energy executive who …

  • New charges bring Penn State officials to court

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Penn State administrators facing new charges they hushed up child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky were preparing to be arraigned, while …

  • Court: Judge erred in tossing Smith case verdicts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An appellate court said a trial judge erred in dismissing conspiracy convictions against Anna Nicole Smith’s psychiatrist and manager, a ruling that defense attorneys said could …

  • LA County assessor arrested in corruption case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County assessor John Noguez, a top aide and a campaign contributor were arrested Wednesday as part of an investigation into influence peddling and slashing …

  • Court throws out conviction of bin Laden driver

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out the conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a former driver for Osama bin Laden who served a prison term for …

  • Ex-Iowa egg farm manager pleads guilty to bribery

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A manager at the Iowa egg farms linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010 pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to …

  • 20 suspects arrested in marijuana ring

    An organized crime task force has arrested 20 suspects and is looking for six more in what authorities describe as a major marijuana growing and distribution ring that’s operated in …

  • Judge Lets Stand Cap On Commissions

    A federal judge has refused to order reinstatement of a 10 percent commission that travel agents once received for booking airline tickets. The airlines capped commissions two years ago, setting …

  • Probe Reveals Bias By Astra Managers

    Federal investigators have concluded that managers at Astra USA sexually harassed numerous women employees and collaborated to cover up the harassment, Business Week magazine reports in its latest issue. The …

  • Greed Drove Gucci’s Ex, Officials Say Former Wife One Of Five Charged With Family Scion’s ‘95 Murder

    Patricia Reggiani Martinelli in an Italian police mug shot. Photo by Associated Press

  • Adm Indictments Handed Down

    Former Archer Daniels Midland executive Mark Whitacre poses in his office at Future Health Technologies last year. Photo by Associated Press

  • Harness Driver Indicted

    Freehold Raceway’s top harness driver last year was indicted for fixing races in 1995, Attorney General Peter Verniero said. Racing investigators claim Richard Wojcio, 36, of Freehold, conspired with other …

  • Agents Seize Militia Weapons Bombs, Machine Guns Found; 10 Plead Innocent To Charges

    Federal agents searching the homes and caches of Arizona’s Viper militia said Tuesday that they found bombs, hundreds of pounds of bomb-making material, more than 200 blasting caps, about 70 …

  • Malcolm X’S Widow Ends Farrakhan Feud

    Betty Shabazz, the widow of Malcolm X, does not blame Louis Farrakhan for her husband’s assassination, a Nation of Islam leader said Saturday. “Dr. Shabazz has … confirmed our contention …

  • Judge Rules On Evidence For Shabazz Trial

    A statement in which Malcolm X’s daughter said she wanted Louis Farrakhan dead will be allowed at her trial, a judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge James M. Rosenbaum ruled, …

  • Accuser’s $6.9 Million Bank Account Uncovered

    The accuser has become the accused in Mexico’s most spectacular murder case. Mario Ruiz Massieu, who as a federal prosecutor claimed a high-level cover-up in his brother’s murder, was charged …

  • Shabazz Did Sign A ‘Confession’

    The daughter of Malcolm X signed a statement last month incriminating herself in a plot to assassinate Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, sources confirmed Friday. One source familiar with …



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