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Filipinos abroad falling prey to global drug gangs

Filipina maid Mary Jane Veloso faces imminent execution in Indonesia, but relatives say her only crime was to fall victim to international drug gangs who are threatening to kill them if they speak out. Echoing horror stories told by hundreds of other Filipinos in jails around the world, the 30-year-old ...

Apr 24, 2015

Three more women say Bill Cosby drugged, sexually assaulted them

Three more women on Thursday accused Bill Cosby of sexually abusing them decades ago. Janice Baker Kinney, Marcella Tate and Autumn Burns said at a press conference hosted by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred that Cosby, 77, drugged and sexually assaulted them in separate incidents ...

Petraeus fined $100,000, gets two years of probation for military leak

Apr 24, 2015

Petraeus fined $100,000, gets two years of probation for military leak

Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday to two years’ probation and fined $100,000 for giving her classified material while she was working on the book. The sentencing came two months after ...

Family sues Ferguson over Michael Brown's wrongful shooting death

Apr 24, 2015

Family sues Ferguson over Michael Brown's wrongful shooting death

The family of Michael Brown filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, Missouri, on Thursday, seeking unspecified damages and police reforms after the black teen’s killing by a white policeman prompted a national debate on law enforcement and race. The civil ...

U.S. woman jailed after McDonald's shooting over bacon-less burger

Apr 23, 2015

U.S. woman jailed after McDonald's shooting over bacon-less burger

A Michigan woman was sentenced to three to seven years in prison after firing her gun at a McDonald’s drive-thru when her hamburger was delivered twice without bacon, local media reported Wednesday. Shaneka Monique Torres, 30, was convicted in March of carrying a concealed ...

Apr 23, 2015

Mexican girl wrongly sent to U.S. returns to celebration

A 14-year-old Mexican girl who was taken by authorities and sent screaming to live in the United States was returned home Wednesday after DNA tests showed she is not the daughter of the Houston woman who claimed her. The case of Alondra Luna Nunez ...

Stolen radioactive material recovered in Mexico

Apr 23, 2015

Stolen radioactive material recovered in Mexico

A small container of radioactive material that was stolen last week in southeastern Mexico was found Wednesday abandoned under a pedestrian bridge, resolving the fourth such theft since 2013. The April 13 theft of the toolbox-sized container carrying the Iridium-192 capsule in Cardenas, Tabasco ...

Apr 22, 2015

N.Y. judge to consider claims that chimpanzees are 'legal persons'

An animal rights group has been granted a court hearing in which it will argue that two chimpanzees who live at a New York state university cannot be held captive because they are autonomous, intelligent creatures. New York State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe ...

Baltimore police-custody death under Justice Department probe

Apr 22, 2015

Baltimore police-custody death under Justice Department probe

The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened an investigation into the death of a black man who died of spinal injuries he suffered during an arrest that involved being transported in a police van. It’s not uncommon for federal investigators to look ...

Cops quiz Piers Morgan again over tabloid phone hacking

Apr 22, 2015

Cops quiz Piers Morgan again over tabloid phone hacking

Former CNN host Piers Morgan was questioned for a second time by British police Tuesday about tabloid phone hacking. Morgan, who edited Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper between 1995 and 2004, said he attended a voluntary interview with detectives. “As this is an ongoing investigation, ...