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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former New Mexico sheriff to 10 years in prison for abusing a driver in a bizarre, off-duty traffic stop that prosecutors described as a fit of road rage. Ex-Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas Rodella told the judge...
NEW YORK (AP) — Buoyed by conservative gains in the November election, foes of abortion are mobilizing on behalf of bills in Congress and several state legislatures that would further curtail women's access to the procedure. On both sides of the debate, activists are...
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A notorious career criminal brutally beat and strangled a pharmacist and the pharmacist's girlfriend as part of a plot to steal tens of thousands of dollars from the druggist, who had been operating a prescription drug ring and was flush with cash, a...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — After a 2007 report showed that Iowa had the nation's highest disparity for sending blacks to prison, state lawmakers took a novel step: They passed a law requiring analysts to draft "racial-impact statements" on any proposals to create new crimes or...
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Another videotaped police killing is raising tensions in another town, this time in New Jersey, where a tense traffic stop ended with a passenger shot to death as he stepped out of a car with his hands raised at shoulder height. The newly released footage...
CHICAGO (AP) — Melvin Gordon, who led Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. for more than five decades, has died at age 95. Gordon, the company's chairman and CEO, died Tuesday in Boston after a brief illness, said Brooke Vane, a spokeswoman for the company's public relations firm...
WASHINGTON (AP) — One person is dead after a Border Patrol shooting in South Texas. A federal law enforcement official briefed on the incident says one person was shot and killed on the U.S. side of the border when agents came under fire Wednesday morning. The official was not...
CHICAGO (AP) — Melvin Gordon, who led Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. for more than five decades, has died at age 95. Gordon, the company's chairman and CEO, died Tuesday in Boston after a brief illness, said Brooke Vane, a spokeswoman for the company's public relations firm...
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A notorious Pennsylvania inmate brutally beat and strangled a pharmacist and the pharmacist's girlfriend, then stole tens of thousands of dollars the druggist had given to his father for safekeeping, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday. Hugo Selenski...