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1 hr ago | ABC News
During a years-long court fight over an idiosyncratic copper heiress' $300 million estate, a New York criminal investigation quietly examined how she and her finances were being looked after, though no one was ever charged.
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3 hrs ago | National Public Radio
A federal jury on Thursday convicted a former Hawaii soldier of murder in the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter.
5 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer
This Tuesday, April 22, 2014 photo shows Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis speaking at a City Council meeting in Peoria, Ill.
9 hrs ago | KLAL-FM Little Rock
Frazier Glenn Cross, the man accused of murder in the shootings of three people outside Jewish facilities in Kansas last week was, for all practical purposes, born at the age of 49. The federal government gave him that name when he was released from prison in 1990, along with a new social security number and a new place to live, not far from the ... (more)
13 hrs ago | WMBF
An ad attacking Democratic Sen. Vincent Sheheen's work as a defense attorney has prompted the South Carolina Bar Association to fight back against what it calls an unfair smear of the legal profession that should have no place in the governor's race.
A white supremacist whose Pacific Northwest crime rampage claimed four lives in 2011 pleaded guilty to federal charges Wednesday as part of a plea agreement that netted lighter punishments for two accomplices.
More federal prisoners serving sentences for non-violent crimes can apply for clemency after the Justice Department announced new rules Wednesday.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it somewhat easier for victims of online child porn to recover limited financial restitution from some of those who download their images.
A Minnesota judge has denied another request for a mistrial in the case of a homeowner who killed two teens who entered his home .
The Supreme Court has thrown out a nearly $3.4 million judgment against a man convicted of possessing two pornographic images of a child that have been seen by thousands of online viewers.
Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced that the department would broaden the criteria for clemency, a move that is expected to lead to thousands of prisoners filing applications to President Barack Obama seeking to commute their sentences.
Millions of fugitives can pass undetected through federal background checks and buy guns illegally because police departments across the country routinely fail to put their names into a national database.
Justices expressed those concerns early and often Tuesday during arguments in a case challenging an Ohio law that bars people from recklessly making false statements about candidates seeking elective office.
Two young men, a bunch of subordinates, one master plan: Take over the drug trade at some of Pennsylvania's best schools.
A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor's father instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday.
A 19-year-old woman suspected of stealing a truck was shot and killed during a chase with Albuquerque police, authorities said.
An inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community says some admissions of crimes by spy agency workers during lie detector tests were not disclosed to law enforcement agencies because of breakdowns in reporting procedures.