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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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Arsonist ordered to pay $8.9M for church fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles County prosecutors say a convicted arsonist has been ordered to pay $8.9 million in restitution and serve an 18-year sentence for setting a church fire in Hacienda Heights. Deputy […]

07/19/2013

James "Whitey" Bulger. (AP Photo/ U.S. Marshals Service)

Timeline of accused mobster Whitey Bulger (with photos)

An interactive timeline showing key dates in the life of accused mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, who is on trial on racketeering charges

07/18/2013

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Woman gets life for severing husband’s penis

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California woman who cut off her husband’s penis and threw it in a garage disposal has been sentenced to life in prison with possibility of parole. The Orange County […]

06/28/2013

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Homeless woman found insane in LA pushing death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury decided Thursday that a homeless Los Angeles woman was legally insane when she pushed an 84-year-old woman from a train platform to her death. A jury delivered its verdict […]

06/20/2013

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LA County terminates foster care contract

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to terminate its contracts with a private foster care agency dogged by reports of financial misdeeds and alleged abuse of foster children. […]

06/11/2013

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Disneyland worker charged in dry-ice blasts

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed a felony charge against a Disneyland employee who allegedly detonated two so-called dry-ice bombs at the theme park. Orange County district attorney’s spokeswoman Farrah Emami say 22-year-old Christian […]

05/30/2013

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