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Jul 4, 2014

U.S. man charged with murder after son bakes to death in car

A U.S. man has been charged with murdering his nearly 2-year-old son by leaving him in a hot car for seven hours and could face the death penalty if convicted. Justin Ross Harris, 33, was denied bond Thursday and faces charges of child cruelty ...

Jul 2, 2014

Knox ex says he wasn't with her all evening

The ex-boyfriend of Amanda Knox, on trial with her for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, distanced himself from his co-defendant Tuesday, saying the two had not been together for the whole evening when the crime took place. Raffaele Sollecito, convicted alongside Knox ...

Bodies of missing Israeli teens found in West Bank

Jul 1, 2014

Bodies of missing Israeli teens found in West Bank

The Israeli military found the bodies of three missing teenagers on Monday, just over two weeks after they were abducted in the West Bank — a grim discovery that ended a frantic search that led to Israel’s largest ground operation in the Palestinian territory ...

French bank BNP guilty of violating U.S. sanctions on Sudan, Cuba, Iran

Jul 1, 2014

French bank BNP guilty of violating U.S. sanctions on Sudan, Cuba, Iran

France’s largest bank, BNP Paribas, has agreed to pay nearly $9 billion to resolve criminal allegations that it processed transactions for clients in Sudan and other blacklisted countries in violation of U.S. trade sanctions, the Justice Department announced Monday. The bank pleaded guilty to ...

TV star Rolf Harris guilty of sex assaults on girls in Britain

Jul 1, 2014

TV star Rolf Harris guilty of sex assaults on girls in Britain

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in Britain since the 1960s, could face jail after his conviction Monday on 12 counts of indecently assaulting girls. Australian-born Harris, 84 — a TV presenter, artist and performer of amusing songs like “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, ...

BNP Paribas fined $8.9 billion over deals with Iran, Cuba, Sudan

Jun 30, 2014

BNP Paribas fined $8.9 billion over deals with Iran, Cuba, Sudan

French bank BNP Paribas has agreed to pay U.S. authorities an $8.9 billion fine to avoid being tried in court for dealing with U.S.-blacklisted countries, sources close to the matter said. The deal ends months of haggling which saw French President Francois Hollande pressing ...

Jun 28, 2014

Mexican chopper 'fired on U.S. agents'

Mexican law enforcement officers on Thursday crossed into Arizona by helicopter and fired two shots at U.S. border agents, a border patrol union leader said. Mexican authorities, however, have denied shooting at agents and say they were under attack during a mission to find ...

Israel identifies suspects in alleged kidnapping

Jun 27, 2014

Israel identifies suspects in alleged kidnapping

Israel on Thursday identified two well-known Hamas operatives in the West Bank as the central suspects in the recent disappearance of three Israeli teenagers, in the first sign of progress in a frantic two-week search for the missing youths. Officials said the two men ...

Jun 26, 2014

U.K. ban on assisted suicide upheld

Campaigners lost their bid to overturn a ban on doctors helping seriously ill people to die in England and Wales on Wednesday. The case was brought by Paul Lamb, who was paralyzed in a road accident 20 years ago and now requires 24-hour care. ...

Jun 26, 2014

Spies get whistle-blower protection

The U.S. Congress passed a law offering whistle-blower protections for government intelligence employees late Tuesday, a move cheered Wednesday by supporters of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The House of Representatives voted to pass the final version of the annual provision authorizing the U.S. ...

Lawyer jailed for record tax fraud

Jun 26, 2014

Lawyer jailed for record tax fraud

A partner at the defunct law firm Jenkens & Gilchrist was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday following his conviction in what prosecutors call the largest criminal tax fraud in U.S. history. Paul Daugerdas, who once ran the firm’s Chicago office, had ...