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Judge won't reduce charges in New York-New Jersey bomb case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:08am

A federal judge refused Thursday to throw out criminal charges that could result in a mandatory life prison sentence for a man accused of plotting bomb attacks in New Jersey and New York that injured 30 people.

Home of Vermont man burglarized while at wife's funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:05am

Burglars targeted the Vermont home of an 82-year-old man while he was attending the funeral for his wife of 59 years over the weekend.

Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in N Korea

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:58am

Hundreds of mourners gathered Thursday to celebrate the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after being returned home to Ohio in a coma.

NYC subway rider slashed after seat dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:58am

New York City police say a woman was slashed on the knee after a dispute with another passenger over a subway seat.

Scaffolding fails near historic Philly; 2 workers injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:58am

Officials say two workers were hurt after scaffolding malfunctioned at a work site near the historic section of Philadelphia.

The Latest: Pelosi confident of her caucus' support

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:50am

The Latest on Democrats and their highest-ranking officeholder, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California (all times local):

Judge refuses to release Mexican official pending US trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:48am

A federal judge in Chicago has refused to release a former commander of a Mexican intelligence unit charged with trading secrets to a drug cartel.

The Latest: West Virginia bracing for remnants of Cindy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:40am

The Latest on Tropical Storm Cindy (all times local):

Imprisoned ex-CIA officer loses appeal of leak conviction

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:37am

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a 3 1/2 year prison sentence for a former CIA officer found guilty of leaking government secrets to a reporter.

Attitudes, legal standards help make police convictions rare

Errin Haines Whack and Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:37am

In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in the highest-profile deaths that inspired protests across the country.

Ohio officer's partner testifies fatal shooting unnecessary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:37am

The partner of a Cleveland police patrolman who is on trial for the fatal shooting of an unarmed burglary suspect testified Wednesday that the shooting wasn't necessary, Cleveland.com reported.

After outcry, an LGBT survey question is restored by HHS

Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:36am

A question on sexuality slated for deletion from a federal survey has been restored, officials said Thursday, responding to an outcry from LGBT advocates who said the Trump administration was trying to erase data on their community.

Trump's tease of possible Comey tapes fits familiar pattern

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:36am

Donald Trump said he had a secret.

The Latest: Hearing underway for Buffalo school board member

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:36am

The Latest on a state Education Department hearing for a former candidate for New York governor who is accused of disclosing confidential board of education business in Buffalo (all times local):

Wyoming grizzly bear seen with trap on paw

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:36am

A grizzly bear spotted three weeks ago in Wyoming with an animal trap clamped onto its front paw has wildlife advocates concerned.

Idaho Democrats head north to recruit volunteers

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:36am

Officials with the Idaho Democratic Party say they are sending field organizers up north for the first time since pulling a volunteer nearly a year ago amid intimidation accusations.

High court rejects new trial request in Boston murder case

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:20am

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a Boston man seeking to overturn his murder conviction because his lawyer failed to object when the judge closed the courtroom during jury selection.

Officials: Man killed while mixing up explosives at home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:20am

Maine investigators say a homeowner died in an explosion in his basement where he was experimenting with explosives.

Freedom awaits man after judge tosses 1982 murder conviction

Kevin McGill and Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:07am

Freedom awaits a man imprisoned for 36 years before a federal judge threw out his murder conviction and life sentence for a newspaper editor's stabbing in the French Quarter of New Orleans.