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New York reaches $5.9 million settlement in Eric Garner death

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a black man who died after being placed in a white police officer’s chokehold reached a $5.9 million settlement with the city on …


NY Gov. Cuomo: Captured convict ‘critical but stable’

MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — The escaped murderer who was shot by a state trooper near the Canadian border is in “critical but stable” condition at an Albany hospital, New York …


THE LATEST: Company: All workers accounted for after attack

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the attack in southeastern France (all times local): ___


The Latest on prison escape: Armed officers resume search

12:20 p.m. (EDT) Corrections officers in helmets and body armor are searching houses near the northern New York prison where two killers escaped, along with state police and dogs.


Ex-SC officer indicted for murder in shooting of black man

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former North Charleston police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man who was …


UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2015, 5:52 p.m.

State of emergency declared in Baltimore with 15 police officers injured in riots

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who …


Petraeus sentenced to 2 years’ probation for military leak

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, has been sentenced to two years’ probation and a $100,000 …


Prosecution rests in penalty phase of Boston bomber’s trial

BOSTON (AP) — The prosecution rested its case Thursday during the penalty phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial after playing a video showing the mother of 8-year-old Martin …


Penalty phase opens in Boston Marathon bombing trial

BOSTON (AP) — The life-or-death phase in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got underway Tuesday with a prosecutor showing the jury a photo of Tsarnaev giving the …


Penalty phase of marathon bombing trial to start after race

BOSTON (AP) — The second phase of the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin on April 21, after the second anniversary of the attack and the day …


Suspect arrested in Phoenix-area shooting that killed 1

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A gunman killed one person and wounded five others Wednesday in a rampage that included a motel shooting, a carjacking and a home invasion and ended …


Escaped school shooter captured near Ohio prison

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and …


Federal judge upholds La. same-sex marriage ban

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has upheld Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriages, as well as the state’s refusal to recognize gay marriages legally performed in other states. U.S. …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 15, 2014, 4:23 p.m.

Texas’ Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for …


Hate crime case resurrects racial wounds in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Yitzhak Shuchat, a white member of a civilian patrol group, and Andrew Charles, the black son of a police officer, came face to face in 2008 …


Prosecutor: Tsarnaev said martyrs go to heaven

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev texted a friend 90 minutes after the deadly explosions and said, “Don’t go thinking it’s me,” a federal prosecutor told jurors …


6 Jewish suspects arrested in slaying of Arab teen

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel arrested six Jewish suspects Sunday in the grisly slaying of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death last week, marking a breakthrough in …


Egypt court confirms death sentences for over 180

MINYA, Egypt (AP) — The Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader and over 180 others were sentenced to death Saturday by an Egyptian court in the latest mass trial following last year’s …


US man, 89, is held on Nazi death camp charges

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 89-year-old Philadelphia man was ordered held without bail Wednesday on a German arrest warrant charging him with aiding and abetting the killing of 216,000 Jewish men, …


Knox defense turns to Italy’s last-resort court

ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox’s lawyers have formally asked Italy’s court of last resort to review the U.S. student’s appeals court conviction for the 2007 stabbing murder of her British …


North Korea says it is holding an American tourist

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has detained a 56-year-old man from Ohio, accusing him of an unspecified crime after he traveled to the communist-led country as a tourist, …


Egyptian court jails 102 Islamists for 10 years

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court has sentenced 102 defendants it describes as Muslim Brotherhood supporters to 10 years in prison each on charges of violent rioting in a …


Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A defendant died after being shot by a U.S. marshal on Monday during an attack on a witness during a trial in a new federal …


JPMorgan settles Madoff fraud claims for $1.7B

NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co., already beset by other costly legal woes, has agreed to pay $1.7 billion to settle criminal charges accusing the bank of ignoring …


FBI to investigate shooting of Calif. 13-year-old

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of a popular 13-year-old boy by a sheriff’s deputy in Northern California. …


Gunmen kidnap Libyan prime minister in Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan was snatched by gunmen before dawn Thursday from a Tripoli hotel where he resides, the government said. The abduction appeared to …


3 arrested in fatal stabbing of Wash. soldier

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Authorities investigating the stabbing death of a Washington-based soldier said Monday they have arrested three other soldiers who serve at the same military installation. The Lakewood …


Colo. farmers arrested in fatal listeria outbreak

DENVER (AP) — The owners of a Colorado cantaloupe farm were arrested Thursday on charges stemming from a 2011 listeria epidemic that killed 33 people in one of the nation’s …


Egypt’s Mubarak waves, grins as his trial resumes

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s ousted long-time autocrat Hosni Mubarak was back in court Saturday, grinning and waving as his trial resumed on charges related to the killings of some 900 …


India convicts youngest Delhi gang rape defendant

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian juvenile court on Saturday handed down the first conviction in the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus, …