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Apr 5, 2015

Cleaners accused of sweeping up elderly sisters' fortune

Two cleaners who worked for a pair of elderly sisters have been accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of euros the women kept in cash in their home near Lyon in central France, a judicial source said Saturday. The cleaners, men ages 41 and ...

Apr 4, 2015

Judge orders California to pay for inmate's sex-change operation

A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered California to pay for a biologically male prisoner’s sex-change operation, which could cost as much as $100,000. U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar ruled Thursday that Michelle-Lael Norsworthy, who was born Jeffrey Bryan Norsworthy, should undergo ...

Apr 4, 2015

California man gets 18 years for 'revenge porn' site

A California man who posted thousands of sexually explicit photos of men and women on a “revenge porn” website was jailed for 18 years on Friday in what was described as the first case of its kind in U.S. criminal history. San Diego man ...

American trio charged in N.Y. with jihadi terrorism-related crimes

Apr 3, 2015

American trio charged in N.Y. with jihadi terrorism-related crimes

U.S. authorities charged three people with terrorism-related crimes, including two New York women who allegedly discussed making bombs. A Texas man was charged separately with trying to train alongside Muslim militants. A criminal complaint against Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, was unsealed ...

Apr 2, 2015

Johns Hopkins sued over sexually transmitted disease study

More than 750 plaintiffs are suing the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp. over its role in a series of medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and 1950s during which subjects were deliberately infected with venereal diseases without their consent. The lawsuit in Baltimore ...

Apr 2, 2015

Pennsylvania man uses chain saw to slay wife, then himself

A suburban Philadelphia man killed his wife with a chain saw and then turned the machine on himself in a grisly murder-suicide, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Police were called to a home in affluent Lower Moreland Township, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday afternoon after the couple’s ...

Canadian diplomat's son dies in Miami drugs shootout

Apr 2, 2015

Canadian diplomat's son dies in Miami drugs shootout

An alleged drug deal gone bad ended in a gun battle that left the teenage son of a Miami-based Canadian diplomat dead and a younger son under arrest. Germano Wabafiyebazu said his 17-year-old son, Jean, was killed Wednesdsay when he went into a house ...

Jury finds 11 Atlanta educators guilty of racketeering in cheating scam

Apr 2, 2015

Jury finds 11 Atlanta educators guilty of racketeering in cheating scam

Eleven former Atlanta public school educators were found guilty by a jury on Wednesday on charges of racketeering in a sweeping test-cheating scheme. Prosecutors accused a dozen former teachers, principals and administrators of erasing incorrect answers or instructing students to change their answers in ...

Apr 2, 2015

U.S. Sen. Menendez, key Democrat, indicted on corruption charges

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez was indicted Wednesday on charges of public corruption, following a two-year federal investigation into his ties to a friend who contributed large sums to his re-election campaign. Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and lead author ...