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Ryan J. Barry, left, and Ashley Cyr, right, are led into Brockton, Mass., Superior Court for arraignment Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, on charges of manslaughter in the death of their 5-month-old daughter Mya Barry, by giving her a bottle of formula with heroin. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)

Parents charged in baby girl’s heroin death

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — A couple accused of killing their 5-month-old daughter by giving her a bottle of formula with heroin in it were charged with manslaughter on Friday. Ryan Barry and Ashley Cyr, both […]

10/11/2013

This Sept. 23, 2013 image taken from a surveillance video and provided by the San Francisco Police Department show suspect Nikhom Thephakaysone on a MUNI train in San Francisco. (AP Photo/San Francisco Police Department)

Rail commuters on phones didn’t notice gun

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man flashed a gun several times on a crowded commuter train in San Francisco, but passengers were so absorbed in their phones and tablets they didn’t notice until he randomly […]

10/08/2013

Sutter County District Attorney Carl Adams poses for a photo at the Sutter County Courthouse in Yuba City, Calif.  (AP Photo/Appeal-Democrat, Chris Kaufman, File)

Calif. DA investigated in arson will retire

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — His unusual involvement in a lowly arson case aroused suspicions and revealed a secret: the nine-term California district attorney had an affair with the victim, a paid escort. On Tuesday, […]

10/01/2013

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Rite Aid to pay more than $12 million to settle lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Rite Aid Corp. was ordered today to pay more than $12.3 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged employees at about 600 California stores unlawfully handled and disposed of hazardous materials, […]

09/24/2013

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Former cosmetic surgeon pleads not guilty to manslaughter charge in patient’s death

VAN NUYS (CNS) – A former Encino cosmetic surgeon pleaded not guilty today to an involuntary manslaughter charge stemming from the death of a patient who was allegedly given a toxic cocktail of drugs during […]

08/21/2013

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NY prosecutor, Judge Judy’s son, sues sheriff

CARMEL, N.Y. (AP) — A prosecutor who is the son of TV’s Judge Judy sued the local sheriff for $5 million Wednesday for saying that the prosecutor had interfered in a child rape case. Putnam […]

08/14/2013

In this Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, fire crews pour water on a fire at the Chevron Richmond Refinery in Richmond, Calif. (AP Photo/San Francisco Chronicle, Lance Iversen)

Chevron agrees to pay $2M in Calif. refinery fire

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Chevron Corp. on Monday agreed to pay $2 million in fines and restitution and pleaded no contest to six charges in a fire last summer at its refinery in the San […]

08/05/2013

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Police kill armed 14-year-old boy on NYC street

NEW YORK (AP) – A rookie police officer shot and killed a 14-year-old boy on a street early Sunday after he refused to drop his gun and pointed it in the direction of officers, authorities […]

08/04/2013

Stephen Rakes, June 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

DA: Alleged Bulger extortion victim was poisoned

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A man who said he had been extorted by James “Whitey” Bulger and hoped to testify at his trial was given iced coffee laced with cyanide that killed him, authorities said […]

08/02/2013

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Inmate shoots deputy sheriff at Boston hospital

BOSTON (AP) — An inmate being taken for treatment at a specialty hospital shot a deputy sheriff after a struggle over the officer’s gun Wednesday, then was shot and critically wounded by a second deputy, […]

07/31/2013

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Bicyclist pleads guilty to vehicular manslaughter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A bicyclist pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter after running down a 71-year-old pedestrian in what San Francisco’s top prosecutor said Tuesday appeared to be the first such conviction of its kind […]

07/23/2013

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2 men face rat, reptile breeding cruelty charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Two men have been charged with more than 100 counts each of felony animal cruelty for the way they treated many of nearly 20,000 rats and reptiles found dead, dying or […]

07/22/2013

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