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Craig Wright, right, stands in court with his attorney Mitchell Elman in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.  Wright, 29, of Brooklyn, was arrested on charges of gang assault, assault and unlawful imprisonment, police said, for his involvement with an encounter between a group of bikers and the driver of a sport utility vehicle on Sept. 29.  (AP Photo/Jefferson Siegel, Pool)

NYC cop surrenders in motorcycle-SUV assault case

NEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty New York Police Department undercover detective apparently seen on video pounding on an SUV during a melee with motorcyclists has surrendered. Police spokesman John McCarthy confirmed Tuesday the undercover […]

10/08/2013

Former NFL offensive lineman Brian Holloway stands in front of his rural vacation home Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Stephentown, N.Y.  (AP Photo/Michael Hill)

6 arrests in vandalism of ex-NFL player’s NY home

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Six people were arrested Thursday on charges they were among hundreds of young partygoers who trashed a former NFL player’s vacation home, and police said more arrests were expected. The arrests […]

09/26/2013

This undated booking photo released in a document by the U.S. District Court shows Geoffrey Portway, scheduled for sentencing in federal court Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Worcester, Mass. (AP Photo/U.S. District Court)

Man gets nearly 27 years in Mass. child porn case

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who chatted online with other men about their desire to kidnap, rape, kill and eat children was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 27 years in prison after prosecutors showed […]

09/17/2013

Dr. Joseph Pepe, president of Catholic Medical Center talks Thursday Sept. 4, 2013 in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

NH hospital calls 8 over brain disease chances

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Eight patients who may have been exposed to a fatal brain disease at a New Hampshire hospital have been contacted by the hospital’s president, who said Thursday the patients aren’t panicking. […]

09/05/2013

John Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry in a 2008 AP Photo.

Heinz Kerry makes 1st public appearance since July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, made her first public appearance since suffering a seizure in July. Heinz Kerry was seated in the row behind her husband […]

09/03/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Shark Week’s Andy Casagrande talks about shark attacks

It seems shark sightings are becoming more common along the east and west coasts of this country. This month there have been sightings off the coast of Manhattan Beach here in the Southland. Also this month, […]

08/30/2013

Annie Dookhan, a former Massachusetts chemist accused of faking test results at a state drug lab, pleads not guilty during her arraignment at Superior Court, in Dedham, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool, File)

Mass. review: More cases linked to lab scandal

BOSTON (AP) — A disgraced former state chemist may have tainted more prosecutions than officials had first estimated, an independent reviewer of narcotics cases said Tuesday. More than 40,000 defendants may have been affected by […]

08/20/2013

A deer tick under a microscope in the entomology lab at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, R.I. (AP Photo/ Victoria Arocho)

New Lyme disease estimate: 300,000 cases a year

ATLANTA (AP) — Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported, health officials said Monday. As many as 300,000 Americans are actually diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, the Centers for Disease […]

08/19/2013

Christian Gerhartsreiter (AP Photo)

Rockefeller impostor sentenced for San Marino murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christian Gerhartsreiter, who masqueraded across the U.S. as an heir to the fabled Rockefeller fortune, a movie producer and a wizard of Wall Street, was sentenced Thursday to 27 years to […]

08/15/2013

President Barack Obama makes a statement to the media regarding events in Egypt, from his rental vacation home in Chilmark Mass. on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama cancels US-Egyptian military exercise

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month, saying American cooperation with the Egyptian government cannot continue when civilians are being killed in the streets. He […]

08/15/2013

In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger, second from right, stands with defense attorneys Hank Brennan, third from right, and J.W. Carney, right, as the jury submits its verdicts before Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 in federal court in Boston.  (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

For families, Bulger verdict brings closure, angst

BOSTON (AP) — The guilty verdicts against James “Whitey” Bulger brought catharsis and closure to relatives of the 11 victims in whose killings he was convicted of playing a role, but for the families of […]

08/13/2013

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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