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Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin gets 10 years in corruption case

Jul 10, 2014

Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin gets 10 years in corruption case

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison for corruption during the critical years of rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005. A jury in February found Nagin, a Democrat, guilty on charges including ...

Google exec killed by call girl's heroin: police

Jul 10, 2014

Google exec killed by call girl's heroin: police

An alleged high-end prostitute who is accused of injecting heroin into a Google executive on his yacht and leaving him to die after he overdosed appeared in court Wednesday on criminal charges including manslaughter, prostitution, destroying evidence and transporting a controlled substance. Alix Tichelman, ...

Snowden asks to extend asylum in Russia: lawyer

Jul 10, 2014

Snowden asks to extend asylum in Russia: lawyer

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied to extend his stay in Russia, his lawyer said Wednesday. Anatoly Kucherena told reporters that Snowden applied to Russia’s migration authorities “a long time ago” since his one-year permit is expiring at the end of ...

Jul 9, 2014

First legal pot shops open in Washington state

Eager customers lined up before dawn on Tuesday as Washington became the second U.S. state to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use, although shortages and high prices were likely to accompany any euphoria. Store employees clapped and cheered at Top Shelf Cannabis ...

Jul 8, 2014

Spate of shootings in Chicago leave 14 dead, dozens hurt

Extra police officers on Chicago’s streets were not enough to quell a long weekend of violence that ended with 14 people shot to death and dozens more injured. During a Monday news conference, just hours after two more people were shot to death earlier ...

Jul 8, 2014

Washington state issues marijuana shop licenses

Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses Monday a day before the start of legal sales, and 21 hours before the only store licensed to sell in Seattle was set to open, a line was already forming. At Cannabis City, a 65-year-old retiree ...

States eye gun seizure laws after shootings

Jul 7, 2014

States eye gun seizure laws after shootings

As state officials across the U.S. grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 ...

Jul 7, 2014

U.S. gun makers migrate to firearm-friendly South

The first gun manufacturer to leave Connecticut after it enacted tough new gun-control laws last year in the wake of the Newtown school shootings presented a commemorative rifle last week to the governor of South Carolina, its new home. PTR Industries Inc. is among ...

Jul 5, 2014

Guatemala ex-rebel convicted in '88 killings

A Guatemalan court issued the first conviction Friday against a leftist guerrilla commander for a massacre committed during the country’s 1960-1996 civil war. The three-judge court sentenced Solano Barrillas, 55, to 90 years in prison after convicting him of homicide and crimes against humanity ...

Two convicted in 'Dirty War' death

Jul 5, 2014

Two convicted in 'Dirty War' death

Two former senior military officers were sentenced to life in prison Friday for one of the emblematic crimes of the country’s long dictatorship: the death of Roman Catholic Bishop Enrique Angelelli The court in the northern city of La Rioja imposed life sentences on ...