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MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A drug dealer who finally admitted his role in the 2001 slaying of a fellow dealer is now facing a prison sentence of 29 to 41 years. Sentencing is scheduled Wednesday in Virginia for Justin Wolfe, who was just 20 years old when he was first charged with the...
BALTIMORE (AP) — State prison officials in Maryland want to impose the nation's first total ban on letters to inmates at state facilities, requiring that any unofficial mail be sent as postcards instead. Their goal is to stop Suboxone, an addictive drug sold in thin strips that...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Back-to-back attacks on police in Texas and Louisiana by former military men have touched a nerve among veterans who traditionally share a close bond with law enforcement. Veterans and active-duty troops started posting messages on social media almost...
CAMP NELSON, Calif. (AP) — At the foot of a giant sequoia in California's Sierra Nevada, two arborists stepped into harnesses then inched up ropes more than 20 stories into the dizzying canopy of a tree that survived thousands of years, enduring drought, wildfire and disease...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago mother thought she knew when it was safe to take her children outside, that her ability to size up and avoid people trouble seemed to follow would protect them. Then a bullet fired from a gun that D'Antignay Brashear never saw pierced the cheek of her...
WESTPORT, Mass. (AP) — Police say officers have discovered hundreds of dead and injured animals, makeshift cabins, burning trash and illegal stoves on a 70-acre property in Massachusetts. Police say Westport and Dartmouth officers searched a portion of the Westport land on...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The expulsion of two college athletes on sexual misconduct grounds highlights a little-known facet of the latitude schools are given when investigating such cases: They can mete out punishment even in the absence of a complaint from the alleged victim...
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say shots have been fired at two New York Police Department officers, narrowly missing them. It happened late Tuesday night in Brooklyn. The officers were not hit. The Sergeants Benevolent Association says four males drove past the officers in a car and...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say they've found two explosive devices inside a van with young children in it. Police made the discovery after spotting a minivan that was double-parked in the city's East Germantown neighborhood Tuesday night. Officers say they smelled...