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Wealthy N.Y. eccentric arrested on LA murder warrant

Mar 16, 2015

Wealthy N.Y. eccentric arrested on LA murder warrant

Robert Durst, a wealthy eccentric linked to two killings and his wife’s disappearance, was arrested on a murder warrant just before Sunday’s finale in a serial TV documentary about his life. Durst was arrested by FBI agents Saturday at a J.W. Marriott hotel in ...

Suspect, 20, charged in shooting of Ferguson police officers

Mar 16, 2015

Suspect, 20, charged in shooting of Ferguson police officers

A 20-year-old man was charged on Sunday with first-degree assault for last week’s shooting of two police officers during a protest in the troubled city Ferguson, Missouri, a crime that fueled a national debate on race and policing. The suspect, Jeffrey Williams, has admitted ...

In about-face, Sweden offers to question Assange in London

Mar 14, 2015

In about-face, Sweden offers to question Assange in London

Julian Assange and his supporters warily welcomed a surprise U-turn Friday by Swedish prosecutors, who now say they are willing to come to London to quiz the WikiLeaks founder over alleged sex crimes. The reversal, however, doesn’t mean the anti-secrecy activist will soon be ...

Quick answers to double shooting elude police in Ferguson

Mar 14, 2015

Quick answers to double shooting elude police in Ferguson

Nearly 48 hours after two officers were shot in racially charged Ferguson, Missouri, investigators had dozens of leads but no arrests to report on Friday in the hunt for a gunman who turned a late-night protest against police into bedlam. St. Louis County Police ...

Mar 13, 2015

Nine members of 'Sopranos' crime family appear in New Jersey court

Nine reputed members and associates of the New Jersey crime family believed to be the model for HBO’s “Sopranos” have appeared in court. A 10th member — 71-year-old Charles Stango of Henderson, Nevada, a reputed captain in the crime family — was to appear ...

Mar 13, 2015

Fake U.S. tax agents target more than 366,000 in huge scam

Fake U.S. tax agents have targeted more than 366,000 Americans with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail as part of a huge nationwide tax scam that has cost taxpayers $15.5 million and partly involved call centers in India. More than 3,000 people ...

Man recalls 'terrifying' carjacking at Boston bombing trial

Mar 13, 2015

Man recalls 'terrifying' carjacking at Boston bombing trial

A man carjacked by the accused Boston Marathon bombers shortly after prosecutors say they shot and killed a policeman on Thursday recalled the moment when one of the brothers jumped into his Mercedes and told him he was one of the bombers. Dun Meng ...

Two police officers shot in Ferguson: report

Mar 12, 2015

Two police officers shot in Ferguson: report

Two police officers were shot outside the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday as protesters gathered following the resignation of the city’s embattled police chief, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The shots were fired as what had earlier been a crowd of about 150 people ...

Mar 12, 2015

AP sues State Department, seeking access to Clinton records

The Associated Press on Wednesday sued the U.S. State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. The legal action follows repeated requests filed under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act have ...

Mar 11, 2015

Mugging of reporter is caught on camera in South Africa

Two men, one armed with a gun, were caught on camera late Tuesday mugging a South African journalist as he prepared for a live television report on Zambian President Edgar Lungu’s hospital treatment. The video, which was posted on the Internet, shows the men ...

Mar 11, 2015

Iraqi man seeing snow for first time is shot dead in Dallas

Dallas police are investigating the killing of an Iraqi man who was shot to death as he took photos of his first ever snowstorm. Police are searching for four young suspects in the killing of 36-year-old Ahmed Al-Jumaili on the night of March 4. ...