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LARNED, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is among a number of states facing questions about whether its program that commits sex offenders to involuntary treatment rehabilitates them or, as critics claim, merely warehouses them indefinitely due to public safety concerns. At a time when Kansas...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The state's highest court on Monday reinstated the landmark child-endangerment conviction of a Roman Catholic monsignor who was the first U.S. church official ever prosecuted over his handling of sex abuse complaints. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld the...
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona mother was convicted of murder Monday in the death of her 5-year-old daughter, who prosecutors say was beaten, neglected and confined to a closet before being dumped in a trash bin in 2011. Authorities said 41-year-old Jerice Hunter kept her daughter...
PHOENIX (AP) — A jury has convicted an Arizona mother of murder in the death her 5-year-old daughter who disappeared in 2011 and was never found. The verdict was reached Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court. Authorities say 41-year-old Jerice Hunter beat and kept her...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports about a Senate cafeteria worker who makes so little money he is homeless are prompting calls for change from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers led by the No. 2 Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, released a letter Monday urging the Senate Rules...
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet on Tuesday, a major subtext of their discussions will be the world leader not in the room — Chinese President Xi Jinping. China's rise underlies both the economic and security discussions...
NEW YORK (AP) — Toxicology results show that an off-duty New Jersey officer behind the wheel in a wrong-way crash that killed another officer and a friend on a New York City highway was drunk, a Staten Island prosecutor said Monday. Tests show Linden Officer Pedro Abad's blood...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday is a potential watershed moment for America's gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether it should be the law of the land. All eyes will be...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An American who spent nine months in a United Arab Emirates prison for his role in an online parody video is seeking a pardon and financial compensation. Shezanne Cassim, 30, of Woodbury, told The Associated Press on Thursday that he has faced difficulty...