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Ariel Castro stands before a judge during his arraignment on an expanded 977-count indictment Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio man who held 3 women captive found hanged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The man serving a life prison term for kidnapping three women and repeatedly raping them in his home for nearly a decade has been found dead in his cell, and preliminary […]

09/04/2013

Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., leaves federal court in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Jackson was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to scheming to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on TV's, restaurant dinners, an expensive watch and other costly personal items. His wife received a sentence of one year.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Prison for Jesse Jackson Jr.: a 2 ½-year sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison Wednesday for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items, the judge scolding the son of the famed […]

08/14/2013

David Kwiatkowski, a former lab technician at Exeter, N.H., Hospital, accused of infecting dozens of patients with hepatitis C through tainted needles. (AP Photo/U.S. Attorney's Office)

Federal plea deal in NH details hepatitis C pains

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — One man infected with hepatitis C hasn’t been able to return to work. Another won’t kiss his wife on the lips even though the blood-borne virus can’t be spread that way. […]

08/13/2013

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen (AP Photo)

NY man pleads guilty in Paula Deen extortion case

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A New York man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to trying to extort $200,000 from Paula Deen by threatening to reveal damaging information about the embattled celebrity cook if she […]

08/10/2013

In this image take from a security camera, pedestrians scatter as a car drives through a packed afternoon crowd along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Snapchat)

Former Colorado resident held in beach rampage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who spent time in jail for shoplifting in Colorado was in custody Monday for investigation of running down a dozen people along the Venice Beach boardwalk, including an Italian […]

08/05/2013

Michelle Knight sits in the courtroom during a break in the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cleveland kidnapping victim: I cried every night

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of three women kidnapped and repeatedly raped for a decade before their escape told her abductor Thursday that her life is just beginning while his is over now that he’s about […]

08/01/2013

Ariel Castro stands before a judge during his arraignment on an expanded 977-count indictment Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Prosecutor: Kidnapped Ohio women kept diaries

CLEVELAND (AP) — Three women held captive in a run-down home for a decade kept diaries documenting the horrific physical and sexual abuse they suffered on a daily basis, prosecutors said Wednesday. The women’s kidnapper, […]

07/31/2013

In this Tuesday, April 5, 2011 file photograph, a one-year-old pit bull nicknamed Patrick sits next to flowers sent by a supporter in Alaska  as he recovers  at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, N.J., after being found starved and dumped in a trash chute. (AP Photo/Mel Evans,file)

Woman accused of ‘trashing’ dog pleads guilty

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges Tuesday in a case that sparked international headlines after an emaciated dog was found, starved and near-death, wrapped in a plastic […]

07/30/2013

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Producer pleads guilty in NY Russian mob case

NEW YORK (AP) – A Hollywood producer has pleaded guilty in New York for his role in running a high-stakes sports betting business run by an organized crime enterprise. Bryan Zuriff pleaded guilty in federal […]

07/27/2013

A laser pointer.

Man faces year in prison, $250k fine for pointing laser at helicopter

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Colorado man is facing a possible year in prison and a $250,000 fine today after he pleaded guilty to aiming a laser pointer at Los Angeles County sheriff’s helicopters and […]

07/26/2013

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