- Box cutter under bed sent terror defendant back to custody Updated: Jul-06-15 12:13 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota man living at a halfway house while awaiting sentencing on a terror charge was returned to custody in April after a box cutter was found under his bed, according to a court document filed Monday.
- US judge on hog grower's lawsuits: Dump talk of Chinese ties Updated: Jul-06-15 12:11 pm
ROSE HILL, North Carolina - A federal judge hearing a lawsuit over the bad smells endured by North Carolina neighbors of industrial hog farms says lawyers need to remove references to the Chinese government, the Communist Party, and that country's People's Liberation Army.
- Cumberland man pleads guilty to manslaughter in stabbing Updated: Jul-06-15 12:00 pm
CUMBERLAND, Maryland - A Cumberland man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and first-degree assault in a double stabbing in the western Maryland city earlier this year.
- 'Stunning' number of extreme drug doses by doc, expert says Updated: Jul-06-15 12:00 pm
DETROIT - Patients of a Detroit-area doctor received "stunning" doses of a powerful, expensive drug, exposing them to life-threatening infections, an expert testified Monday as a judge heard details about a cancer specialist who fleeced insurance companies and harmed hundreds of people.
- Canadian man pleads not guilty to Montana drug charges Updated: Jul-06-15 12:00 pm
POLSON, Montana - A Canadian man has pleaded not guilty to charges that allege he had nearly 100 pounds of cocaine in his pickup truck while traveling through northwestern Montana.
- Teens sentence their peers in Tippecanoe County program Updated: Jul-06-15 11:59 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - The jurors, lawyers and defendants in a special Tippecanoe County Courthouse program are all under age 18.
- Iowan pleads guilty to defrauding Social Security Updated: Jul-06-15 11:52 am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - An Iowa woman who authorities say defrauded Social Security for about 11 years has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids.
- District judge's duties on hold while traffic case probed Updated: Jul-06-15 11:44 am
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pennsylvania - A district judge who chairs the entity that investigates misconduct allegations against Pennsylvania judges is suspended from criminal and traffic cases while prosecutors probe her handling of a man's traffic citations.
- Teens accused of homeless killings could be tried as adults Updated: Jul-06-15 11:44 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The state's high court could decide whether teens charged alongside 18-year-old Alex Rios with beating two homeless men to death will be tried as adults.
- Fraying family ties cut to heart of theater gunman's defense Updated: Jul-06-15 11:17 am
CENTENNIAL, Colorado - They show up in court every day, a visible reminder to jurors that even a killer has parents who love him and who don't want him to die.
- Court: Georgia official can set Vidalia onion packing date Updated: Jul-06-15 10:59 am
ATLANTA - An appeals court has ruled that Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions.
- Man pleads not guilty to killing New Orleans officer Updated: Jul-06-15 10:49 am
NEW ORLEANS - A man who police say shot and killed a New Orleans officer despite being handcuffed in the back of a police vehicle while being taken to jail pleaded not guilty Monday.
- Federal lawsuit filed in death of Anderson County inmate Updated: Jul-06-15 10:47 am
CLINTON, Tennessee - A former nurse charged with falsifying log sheets in the wake of the death of an Anderson County inmate now faces a federal civil-rights lawsuit.
- German court convicts Turkish man of terrorism charges Updated: Jul-06-15 10:23 am
BERLIN - A Berlin court has convicted a 28-year-old Turkish man of supporting a terrorist organization fighting in Syria and sentenced him to two and a half years in prison.
- Ohio County judge criticizes prosecution grand jury tactics Updated: Jul-06-15 9:53 am
WHEELING, West Virginia - An Ohio County judge isn't happy with tactics used by the county prosecutor's office to obtain criminal indictments.
- Final News of the World journalist sentenced over hacking Updated: Jul-06-15 9:29 am
LONDON - Four years after a phone-hacking scandal sank the News of the World, the last of the tabloid's journalists to face charges has been sentenced.
- Florida man faces sentencing for having sex on the beach Updated: Jul-06-15 8:25 am
BRADENTON, Florida - A man convicted of having sex on a Florida beach in front of families will soon learn how long he must spend in prison.
- Omaha Boy Scouts say man has not paid for $28,000 in popcorn Updated: Jul-06-15 8:14 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - The Boy Scouts of America's Omaha-based Mid-America Council has sued a Scout leader over a $28,000 popcorn order the organization says he did not pay for.
- Trial reset for 2 facing murder charges in death of boy, 7 Updated: Jul-06-15 7:14 am
DETROIT - A trial has been rescheduled for August for a woman and her boyfriend in the death of the woman's 7-year-old son.
- Pizza chain founder faces likely prison term in tax case Updated: Jul-06-15 5:49 am
DETROIT - Lawyers for the founder of the Happy's Pizza chain are asking a judge to consider two years of full-time community service as part of his punishment for tax crimes.
- Defense testimony resumes in federal cyberstalking trial Updated: Jul-06-15 5:32 am
WILMINGTON, Delaware - Defense attorneys are continuing to call witnesses in the federal conspiracy and cyberstalking trial of the widow and children of a man who killed his ex-daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse.
- Oshkosh man gets 23 years for driving drunk in deadly crash Updated: Jul-06-15 3:18 am
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - An Oshkosh man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison after he was accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a woman in another vehicle.
- Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage Updated: Jul-06-15 3:13 am
WASHINGTON - In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states changed their constitutions to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. In most of those states, the vote wasn't even close.
- Accused man's family thanks slain cop's mom for her grace Updated: Jul-05-15 8:31 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The family of a man accused of killing a New Orleans policeman has released a statement of sympathy and thanks to the dead man's family.
- 2 Miss men sentenced in death of Louisiana black bear Updated: Jul-05-15 8:13 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A Mississippi taxidermist must pay $4,300 for hiding the skin of a threatened Louisiana black bear from investigators, and a man who helped take the bear to him must pay an equal amount.