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Sep 5, 2014

New York City police to test wearable cameras in coming months

New York City’s police commissioner unveiled body cameras on Thursday that his department will start testing soon, demonstrating the equipment by playing a short video showing a notably good-natured traffic stop from an officer’s perspective. “I’m going to issue you a summons for that ...

Ex-Virginia governor, estranged wife guilty of public corruption

Sep 5, 2014

Ex-Virginia governor, estranged wife guilty of public corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife were convicted Thursday of using his office to promote a dietary supplement in exchange for gifts in a public corruption case that derailed the career of a onetime rising Republican star. A federal jury convicted Bob ...

Dad in Georgia hot car death charged with murder

Sep 5, 2014

Dad in Georgia hot car death charged with murder

More than two months after his son’s death in a hot car, a man who prosecutors say sat in his office exchanging nude photos with women while his son languished for hours was charged with murder on Thursday. A grand jury indicted Justin Ross ...

Sep 4, 2014

Ex-prostitute marches on Paris for law to criminalize clients

A former prostitute began an 800-km (500-mile) march across France on Wednesday to demand that the French government make good on its promise to penalize clients. Rosen Hicher, 57, an activist for the group Survivors of Prostitution, is protesting that a law to fine ...

Sep 4, 2014

Teen who climbed World Trade Center gets community service

A criminal case against a thrill-seeking teenager who climbed the World Trade Center’s centerpiece tower was closed Wednesday with a community-service sentence he had already completed. After a stunt that spotlighted lapses at one of the nation’s most security-conscious locales, 16-year-old Justin Casquejo did ...

Sep 4, 2014

DNA-cleared U.S. half-brothers freed after three decades in prison

North Carolina’s longest-serving death-row inmate and his younger half-brother walked out as free men Wednesday, three decades after they were convicted of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl who DNA evidence shows may have been killed by another man. Henry McCollum, 50, hugged his ...

Duo with mental disabilities freed after 30 years in U.S. prison

Sep 3, 2014

Duo with mental disabilities freed after 30 years in U.S. prison

Two mentally impaired half-brothers were freed Tuesday after serving three decades in a U.S. prison for the rape and murder of a child that they did not commit. A judge in Robeson County said that Henry Lee McCollum, 50, North Carolina state’s longest-serving death-row ...

U.S. woman sentenced over death by injecting silicone into buttocks

Sep 3, 2014

U.S. woman sentenced over death by injecting silicone into buttocks

A Mississippi woman convicted of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttock injections has been sentenced to life in prison. Tracey Lynn Garner of Jackson, Mississippi, was sentenced Tuesday after being found guilty of depraved-heart murder, also known as callous disregard for human ...

Sep 3, 2014

IS-executed war reporter Sotloff remembered as brave and fun

Steven Sotloff, the second U.S. journalist murdered by Islamic State militants, was a respected reporter as well known for his irreverent humor as for his sensitive approach to Middle East conflicts. “He is a journalist who made a journey to cover the story of ...

FBI begins probing nude celebrity photo leaks

Sep 2, 2014

FBI begins probing nude celebrity photo leaks

The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate who was ...