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NEW YORK (AP) — An identity theft and fraud ring used shoppers' stolen information to buy over $400,000 worth of designer shoes, handbags and accessories from Saks Fifth Avenue's flagship store, with some employees aiding the scam, authorities said Monday. The sophisticated...
The Supreme Court on Monday denied appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin in which those states sought to prohibit same-sex marriage. The decision also means couples in six other states — Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and...
Police departments and sheriff's offices aren't the only law-enforcement agencies arming themselves with free military-grade weapons from a controversial Defense Department program. Here are five things to know about the 1033 Program, which also has supplied weapons and other...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Doug Wortham used a Defense Department giveaway program for law enforcement to stock his office with an assault rifle, a handgun and a Humvee — even through the people in his custody are in no condition to put up a fight. They're dead. Wortham is the...
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Monday charged a suburban Chicago man with trying to travel overseas to join the Islamic State group. Members of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Mohammed Hamzah Khan, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen from Bolingbrook, on Saturday...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in...
NEW YORK (AP) — Even as the income gap widens, the wealthiest Americans are giving a smaller share of their income to charity, while poor and middle-income people are donating a larger share, according to an extensive analysis of IRS data conducted by the Chronicle of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans lack confidence in the government's ability to protect their personal safety and economic security, a sign that their widespread unease about the state of the nation extends far beyond politics, according to the latest Associated Press-GfK poll. With...
WASHINGTON (AP) — People can't plead ignorance of the law to excuse a violation. The first case of the new Supreme Court term Monday tests whether there's a double standard when it comes to the police. A case from North Carolina turns on whether an officer's mistaken belief...