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NEW YORK (AP) — A 98-year-old woman lost her bid Thursday to persuade a judge to erase her 1950 conviction for conspiracy to obstruct justice in the run-up to the atomic spying trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Miriam Moskowitz sought this year to get a judge to reconsider...
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has rejected a 98-year-old woman's request to erase her 1950 conviction for conspiracy to obstruct justice in the run-up to the atomic spying trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Manhattan Judge Alvin Hellerstein said Thursday that Miriam...
DETROIT (AP) — The state of Wyoming is seeking to have a 94-year-old former camp counselor and gym teacher sent from Michigan to face sexual assault charges, decades after abuse that three people say occurred at a Boy Scouts and summer ranch camp when they were children...
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A white South Carolina police chief has been charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man. Here is a timeline of events leading up to his indictment, according to authorities. May 2011: Bernard Bailey, 54, goes to Eutawville Town Hall...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for a Montana man said in court Thursday that his adrenaline was sky-high and he was defending his home when he fired a shotgun four times into his garage in April, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student. In opening statements at Markus...
HONOLULU (AP) — Some students on Hawaii's Big Island are getting a rare, close-up look at the lava that's been disrupting where they go to school. Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said starting next week, affected students will go on field trips to parts of...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and Cleveland reached an agreement Thursday to overhaul the city's police department after federal investigators concluded that officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often and have endangered the public and their fellow...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York appeals court says a chimpanzee isn't entitled to the rights of a human and doesn't have to be freed by its owner. The three-judge Appellate Division panel was unanimous Thursday in denying "legal personhood" to Tommy, who lives alone in a cage in...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often, are poorly trained in tactics and firearm use and endanger the public and their fellow officers with their recklessness, the U.S. Justice Department said in a report presented Thursday...