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  • Governor Bob McDonnell and First Lady Maureen McDonnell

    Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell, Wife Indicted

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife were indicted Tuesday on corruption charges after a months long federal investigation into gifts the Republican received from a political donor.
    The 14-count indictment against McDonnell and his wife, […]

  • Octomom" Nadya Suleman

    ‘Octomom’ Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges

    LOS ANGELES (AP) —  pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of failing to report $30,000 that authorities say she was earning when she applied for public assistance benefits.
    The 38-year-old single mother of 14 children was released on her own recognizance after […]

  • "Octomom" Nadya Suleman

    ‘Octomom’ Heading To Court To Face Fraud Charges

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Octomom” Nadya Suleman is headed to court to face charges of failing to report $30,000 that authorities say she was earning when she applied for public assistance benefits.
    The 38-year-old single mother of 14 children is scheduled […]

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  • Curtis Reeves appears via video conference before Circuit Judge Lynn Tepper in Wesley Chapel, Fla. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.   Tepper ordered Reeves, 71, held without bond on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of 43-year-old Chad Oulson on Monday. An argument over texting in a movie theater ended with Reeves, a retired police captain fatally shooting Oulson, authorities said.  (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Brendan Fitterer)

    Man Fatally Shot At Fla. Theater Over Texting

    WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Chad Oulson was described by friends as a man who loved dirt bikes and his baby daughter. Curtis Reeves was a retired Tampa police officer with numerous commendations who liked riding his motorcycle with his […]

  • FILE - In this May 19, 2010 this file photo, Nadya Suleman stands  outside her home in La Habra, Calif. Los Angeles County prosecutors  said Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, they have charged  Suleman with welfare fraud. The district attorney's office said on Monday that Suleman failed to report nearly $30,000 in earnings while applying for public assistance last year. Suleman gained fame when she gave birth to octuplets in 2009. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

    ‘Octomom’ Charged With Welfare Fraud In California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nadya Suleman, who gained fame as “Octomom” after giving birth to eight babies, has been charged with welfare fraud after failing to report $30,000 in earnings while she collected public assistance, authorities said Monday.
    Suleman, whose real […]

  • FILE - This June 26, 1997 file booking photo provided by the Tom Green County Jail in San Angelo, Texas, shows Colleen R. LaRose, also known as Jihad Jane. LaRose's sentencing hearing starts Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Philadelphia. LaRose admits she plotted to kill a Swedish artist over a cartoon that offended Muslims. Prosecutors will seek a long sentence Monday, despite her extensive cooperation. (AP Photo/Tom Green County Jail, File)

    ‘Jihad Jane’ Gets 10 Years In Plot To Kill Artist

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who called herself “Jihad Jane” online and plotted to kill a Swedish artist was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison after telling a judge she was once obsessed with jihad.
    Colleen LaRose had faced […]

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  • Theodore Wafer listens to his attorney Cheryl Carpenter while appearing at his preliminary examination before District Court Judge David Turfe in Dearborn Heights, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. The hearing will determine if there's enough evidence to send Wafer to trial on a second-degree murder charge. Defense attorneys claim he feared for his life, but prosecutors say the shooting of Renisha McBride, 19, was not justified. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Witness Describes Car Crash Before Woman Was Shot

    DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich.  — A young, drunk woman fatally shot on a man’s porch in suburban Detroit was hurt, scared and confused a few hours earlier when she crashed her vehicle into a parked car, a witness testified Wednesday.
    Carmen Beasley […]

  • FILE - In this April 27, 2012, file photo, James Perriello arrives at District Court in Newport, N.H. Perriello, who shot his wife to death in a jealous rage as their young son slept nearby, will argue for less than the maximum life sentence prosecutors want. Perriello is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Perriello pleaded guilty Dec. 3 to second-degree murder in Sullivan County Superior Court. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

    N.H. Man Gets 35 To Life For Fatally Shooting Wife

    NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — At the age of 12, Jill Perriello hid large kitchen knives in a toy box, fearing her father would use them to hurt her mother.
    On Wednesday, now 14, she stood in a courtroom and read a […]

  • Students comfort each other at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, where a student shot at least one other student at a Colorado high school Friday before he apparently killed himself, authorities said. The shooter entered Arapahoe High School in a Denver suburb armed with a shotgun and looking for a teacher he identified by name, said Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

    Student Gunman Wounds 2 Classmates In Colo. School

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A teenager who may have had a grudge against a teacher opened fire Friday with a shotgun at a suburban Denver high school, wounding two fellow students before killing himself.
    Quick-thinking students alerted the targeted teacher, who […]

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  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 19,  2013, file photo, George Zimmerman, acquitted in the high-profile killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, listens in court, in Sanford, Fla., during his hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend. Prosecutors announced Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, that they will not file domestic violence charges against Zimmerman. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)

    Prosecutor: No Domestic Charges Against Zimmerman

    MIAMI (AP) — George Zimmerman will not face domestic violence charges because his girlfriend did not wish to pursue the case and there was scant evidence of a crime, a state prosecutor said Wednesday.
    Samantha Scheibe’s decision not to cooperate and […]

  • FILE - In this June, 7, 2013, file photo, Shannon Richardson is escorted to a Titus County Sheriff's car after a court appearance in Texarkana, Texas. Richardson has a federal court appearance scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Texarkana, Texas, and is expected to plead guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg. (AP Photo/The Texarkana Gazette, Curt Youngblood, File)

    Texas Woman Admits To Sending Ricin To Obama

    DALLAS  — A Texas woman and former actress pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, under a deal that her attorney has said would cap prison time at 18 years.
    Shannon […]

  • FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2010, file photo, Angela Spaccia, center, a former assistant city manager of the Southern California city of Bell, walks free, on bail three days after she was arrested in a corruption probe, as she leaves the Century Regional Detention Facility (CRDF), in Lynwood, Calif. Spaccia was convicted Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, of corruption in the case that drove the blue-collar city of Bell to the brink of bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

    Guilty Verdict In California City Corruption Trial

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former official in the Los Angeles suburb of Bell was convicted of corruption Monday in a case that drove the city to the brink of bankruptcy.
    Jurors found former Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia guilty of […]

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  • Judge Rejects OJ Simpson’s Bid For New Trial

    Judge Rejects OJ Simpson’s Bid For New Trial

    LAS VEGAS — A judge in Las Vegas rejected O.J. Simpson’s bid for a new trial on Tuesday, dashing the former football star’s bid for freedom based on the claim that his original lawyer botched his armed robbery and kidnapping […]

  • File image of NYPD police vehicles in New York (AP / Mary Altaffer)

    Attacks Around U.S. Probed For Link To Knockout Game

    NEW YORK — In New York, a 78-year-old woman strolling in her neighborhood was punched in the head by a stranger and tumbled to the ground. In Washington, a 32-year-old woman was swarmed by teenagers on bikes, and one clocked […]

  • This photo taken with a cellphone shows Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel, R-Fla. leaving court in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, leaving court after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and was sentenced to a year's probation. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)

    Fla’s Rep Radel Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Charge

    WASHINGTON  — Florida Republican Rep. Henry “Trey” Radel pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and was sentenced to a year’s probation.
    “I’ve hit a bottom where I realize I need help,” Radel told a judge in acknowledging […]

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  • FILE - This Sept. 3, 2013, file photo, shows Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel, R-Fla., on Capitol Hill in Washington. Radel has been charged with misdemeanor cocaine possession in Washington. District of Columbia court records show charges against Radel were filed Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington says the cocaine possession charge, a misdemeanor, carries a statutory maximum of 6 months in prison and a fine of $1,000. Radel was arrested on Oct. 29, according to court records. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Florida Congressman Charged With Cocaine Possession

    WASHINGTON  — Florida Rep. Henry “Trey” Radel has been charged with cocaine possession after what a federal law enforcement official described Tuesday as a “buy and bust” operation.
    In a statement expressing regret, the 37-year-old Republican freshman lawmaker said he struggles […]

  • George Zimmerman, acquitted in the high-profile killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, listens in court Tuesday, Nov. 19,  2013, in Sanford, Fla., during his hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend.  (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

    New Allegation Made Against Zimmerman In Court

    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s girlfriend said he tried to choke her about a week ago during an altercation that was not initially reported to police, a prosecutor told a judge Tuesday during Zimmerman’s first court appearance on domestic […]

  • Law enforcement officials wearing gloves depart a home in Arlington, Mass., where four people were found dead on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan said the bodies of two adults and two infants were found at the residence Monday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Parents, Infant Twin Sons Found Dead In Mass. Home

    ARLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A husband and wife and their infant twin sons, a week away from celebrating their first birthdays, were found dead at their home on Monday after police were asked to check on them.
    Authorities released few details […]

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  • This image provided by the Seminole County Sheriff`s Office shows former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after he was arrested Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Apopka, Fla. Authorities said they responded to a disturbance call at a house earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Seminole County Sheriff`s Office

    Girlfriend Says Zimmerman Pointed Shotgun At Her

    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman was charged with assault Monday after his girlfriend called deputies to the home where they were living and claimed he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument, authorities said.
    The girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, called […]

  • This image provided by the Seminole County Sheriff`s Office shows former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after he was arrested Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Apopka, Fla. Authorities said they responded to a disturbance call at a house earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Seminole County Sheriff`s Office)

    George Zimmerman Arrested In Florida After Disturbance Call

    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The man acquitted of criminal charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin was arrested Monday after deputies responded to a disturbance call at a house in Florida, authorities said.
    Former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was […]

  • Theodore P. Wafer, 54, of Dearborn Heights, appears at his arraignment in 20th District Court in Deaborn Heights, Mich., Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Wafer faces second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Homeowner Charged In Deadly Mich. Porch Shooting

    DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich.  — A suburban Detroit homeowner was charged Friday with second-degree murder in the death of a 19-year-old woman who was shot in the face while on his front porch nearly two weeks ago.
    Theodore P. Wafer, 54, of […]

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  • Actor Alec Baldwin leaves criminal court in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Baldwin testified Tuesday that he never had a sexual or romantic relationship with Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin, who is accused of stalking him. He said that after they met she began leaving dozens of voice mails for him a night and eventually started threatening to show up at his homes. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Actress Convicted Of Stalking Alec Baldwin

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Canadian actress who pined for Alec Baldwin was convicted Thursday of stalking him with yearning emails and phone calls that spiraled into showing up at his homes. So voluble during her trial that she was […]

  • In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger sits at his sentencing hearing in federal court in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Bulger was convicted in August in a broad indictment that included racketeering charges in a string of murders in the 1970s and '80s, as well as extortion, money-laundering and weapons charges. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

    Whitey Bulger Gets Life For Racketeering, Killings

    BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for his murderous reign in the 1970s and `80s, bringing to a close a case that exposed FBI corruption so deep that many […]

  • Lighted pylons at the Century Boulevard entrance to Los Angeles International Airport, which normally flash in a multicolored sequence, shine a steady blue Saturday evening, Nov. 2, 2013, in honor of Gerardo Hernandez, the Transportation Security Administration officer slain at an LAX terminal Friday. He is the first TSA officer to die in the line of duty in the history of the 12-year-old agency, created in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. A police entry checkpoint, part of an increased visible police presence, is seen in the foreground. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Gunman Told Police He Acted Alone In LAX Shooting

    LOS ANGELES  — The gunman charged in the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport lay bloodied and handcuffed on the floor of Terminal 3 after being gunned down by police, but he replied to critical questions that helped authorities […]

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