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Aug 29, 2015

Court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed ...

Aug 28, 2015

Man convicted in plot to sell deadly ricin as 'death pills'

A Manhattan man looking to acquire ricin so he could sell “simple and easy death pills” and guarantee “risk-free” murder was convicted of federal charges Thursday. The jury returned the verdict against 22-year-old Cheng Le after a four-day trial, convicting him of attempting to ...

Aug 28, 2015

Parole recommended for Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis

After 43 years in prison and 30 parole hearings, parole officials on Thursday again decided it is safe to free Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis. They recommended that Davis be paroled in the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald “Shorty” Shea. ...

Ricochet killed woman in San Francisco pier shooting

Aug 28, 2015

Ricochet killed woman in San Francisco pier shooting

The shot that killed a young San Francisco woman and touched off a heated immigration debate ricocheted off pavement before striking her in the back, which defense attorneys say shows the killing was an accident. But San Francisco police inspector John Evans testified the ...

Aug 27, 2015

Danish tax agency possible victim of billion-dollar scam

Denmark’s tax authority said Wednesday it had alerted police after foreign companies appeared to have drained 804 million euros from the system in what would be the country’s biggest-ever tax fraud. “Over the summer we became suspicious after receiving information from a foreign authority,” ...

Deadly U.S. shooting becomes ghoulish Internet hit

Aug 27, 2015

Deadly U.S. shooting becomes ghoulish Internet hit

It almost looked like a first-person shooter video game: A handgun in a man’s grasp comes into view. A woman appears in the gunman’s sights. Shots are fired. But this was no game. It was the chilling video by a killer of him stalking ...