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  • Mass. lab probe starts with 1,140 inmate cases

    BOSTON (AP) — Faced with the daunting task of evaluating more than 34,000 drug cases handled by a Massachusetts chemist accused of misconduct, prosecutors and defense attorneys are starting with …


  • Work by Mass. lab could taint 1,100 inmates’ cases

    BOSTON (AP) — Faced with the daunting task of evaluating more than 34,000 drug cases handled by a Massachusetts chemist accused of misconduct, prosecutors and defense attorneys are starting with …


  • Novel courts handle low-level crimes across US

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In most courtrooms, spontaneous applause could get you thrown out. But in this San Francisco court, it’s expected — and strongly encouraged for the defendants.


  • Republicans, IG take Justice Dept. to task

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans eagerly joined the Justice Department’s inspector general in taking the agency to task Thursday for its bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that allowed hundreds of …


  • Issa: IG report step toward restoring faith

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican House committee chairman said Thursday that a watchdog report on a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona is a huge step toward restoring public faith in …


  • Pot could be tax windfall, but skeptics abound

    DENVER (AP) — A catchy pro-marijuana jingle for Colorado voters considering legalizing the drug goes like this: “Jobs for our people. Money for schools. Who could ask for more?” It’s …


  • Ex-Mexican law official sentenced in San Diego

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former Mexican law enforcement official who worked closely with U.S. authorities on cross-border criminal investigations was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in prison …


  • Ex-Mexican official to be sentenced in San Diego

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jesus Quinonez traveled often to San Diego to discuss cross-border investigations of organized crime with U.S. law enforcement officials. He didn’t know he was the target …


  • Philly love triangle leads to plane scare, arrests

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A bizarre love triangle is to blame for a midair explosives scare that led to an aborted flight and a man being taken into custody twice in …


  • Feds: Love triangle feud led to false jet threat

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man angry about a compromising Facebook photo of his girlfriend took revenge against the ex-boyfriend who posted it, making a hoax call to police that set …


  • Pa. man charged in hoax that led to plane’s recall

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man angry about a compromising Facebook photo of his girlfriend took revenge against the ex-boyfriend who posted it, making a hoax call to police that set …


  • Police analyze PCP after 2 NJ children killed

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine if a contaminated batch of PCP is going around Camden after a child was decapitated and two other children’s throats were …


  • Police: NJ boy, 6, killed saving sister in attack

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy whose throat was slashed by an intruder high on PCP-laced marijuana was killed trying to save his sister, coming to her aid as …


  • Pa. dad charged in drug-laced baby bottle death

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors believe a Philadelphia man put heroin and methadone in his infant son’s bottle to quiet him but instead killed him, two days before his first birthday. …


  • Medical marijuana backers seek inroads in South

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The home state of the president who didn’t inhale has become an unlikely front in the battle over medical marijuana. This fall, Arkansas will be …


  • Mexico extradites Eduardo Arellano Felix to US

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mexico extradited Eduardo Arellano-Felix to the United States Friday, marking what one U.S. official said was the end of a 20-year investigation into the once-mighty drug …


  • Ark. officer reprimanded after squad car shooting

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas police officer was reprimanded for not properly searching a young man who authorities said subsequently shot himself while handcuffed in the back of …


  • Vast wealth didn’t shield the Rausings from drugs

    LONDON (AP) — When Eva Rausing approached the heavily guarded U.S. Embassy in London’s Grosvenor Square four years ago to deal with a routine passport matter, she had to pass …

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