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CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Federal agents said Thursday that they have caught the members of a violent street gang who killed three teenagers last year, including two girls who were inseparable best friends at their Long Island high school. Nisa Mickens, 15, and Kayla Cuevas, 16...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia judge's clash with the late actor Charlton Heston has indirectly led a U.S. appeals court to overturn a murder conviction. The victim's family had created a blog during the 1998 trial that quoted Heston, of "Ben-Hur" and "The Ten Commandments"...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A judge has ordered a 15-year prison term for a Rwandan man who lied to gain entry into the U.S. after helping carry out deadly attacks during his country's 1994 genocide. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade said Thursday that Gervais Ngombwa was "an active...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday dismissed the U.S. government's securities fraud lawsuit against Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who still faces criminal charges of duping wealthy investors. But the ruling by U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant is a...
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Federal agents said Thursday that they have caught the members of a violent El Salvadorian street gang who killed three teenagers last year, including two girls who were inseparable best friends at their Long Island high school. Nisa Mickens, 15, and...
BOSTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama has been named the 2017 winner of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation announced Thursday that Obama was honored "for his enduring commitment to democratic ideals and elevating the...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Former Spokane, Washington, NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who resigned amid criticism that she was passing herself off as black, has changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo. Court documents show a judge granted her request on Oct. 7, 2016. Her new name has...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida doesn't just want to let people stand their ground, it also wants to make the state prove they didn't commit violence in self-defense before taking them to trial. Florida has been seen as a leader in giving citizens immunity in cases of self-...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — After thousands of snow geese died in the toxic water of a former open-pit mine in Montana last fall, the companies responsible for the pit are bringing out the big guns. Literally. Montana Resources and BP-owned Atlantic Richfield Co. are proposing to use...