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Judge could rule in dispute over King's Bible, Nobel medal

Jan 12, 2015

Judge could rule in dispute over King's Bible, Nobel medal

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s traveling Bible hasn’t gone on regular display since President Barack Obama used it while taking his second oath of office two years ago. The public hasn’t seen the slain civil rights icon’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal in ...

George Zimmerman arrested for assaulting girlfriend

Jan 11, 2015

George Zimmerman arrested for assaulting girlfriend

Florida authorities say George Zimmerman, whose acquittal of murdering an unarmed black teen sparked a national debate on race and self-defense laws, has been arrested for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office says the 31-year-old Zimmerman was ...

U.S. Episcopal bishop turns herself in after killing cyclist

Jan 11, 2015

U.S. Episcopal bishop turns herself in after killing cyclist

In a spectacular fall from grace, the second-highest ranking Episcopal leader in the state of Maryland and the first female bishop in her diocese was charged with drunken driving and manslaughter after fatally striking a cyclist in late December. Heather Cook, 58, turned herself ...

U.S. judge tosses lawsuit vs. U.N. over Haiti cholera outbreak

Jan 10, 2015

U.S. judge tosses lawsuit vs. U.N. over Haiti cholera outbreak

The United Nations is immune from a lawsuit seeking compensation for victims of a deadly cholera outbreak, a U.S. judge said Friday in dismissing a case that government lawyers said could open the international body to an onslaught of litigation. The suit stemmed from ...

Jan 9, 2015

Jackie Chan's son sentenced to six months for drug offense

The son of actor Jackie Chan pleaded guilty in a Beijing court Friday to providing a venue for drug users and was sentenced to six months in prison, following a major crackdown on illegal drugs in the Chinese capital. Jaycee Chan, 32, also was ...

Peru's Fujimori convicted of corruption in fifth trial

Jan 9, 2015

Peru's Fujimori convicted of corruption in fifth trial

A three-judge panel in Peru convicted jailed former President Alberto Fujimori on Thursday of funneling more than $40 million in public funds to tabloid newspapers that smeared his opponents during his 2000 re-election campaign. The conviction was the fifth for the 76-year-old Fujimori. The ...

Canada radio host faces more  assault charges

Jan 9, 2015

Canada radio host faces more assault charges

Three additional sexual assault charges were laid against former syndicated radio host Jian Ghomeshi on Thursday after more women came forward with abuse allegations in a scandal that has rocked Canada’s public broadcaster. Ghomeshi, 47, was in court to set a preliminary hearing date ...

'Small fry' who went rogue: How Paris attack suspect turned killer

Jan 9, 2015

'Small fry' who went rogue: How Paris attack suspect turned killer

When French anti-terror prosecutor Jean-Louis Bruguiere first clapped eyes on Cherif Kouachi 10 years ago, his first impression was that he was a “small fry.” His second impression: the man was a killer. With Kouachi, 32, now targeted in one of France’s biggest manhunts ...

Jan 8, 2015

Shell, villagers agree to $83.5 million for huge oil spilll

Oil giant Shell has agreed to pay a Nigerian fishing community £55 million (about $83.5 million) for the worst oil spill in Nigeria, an unprecedented settlement that experts say could open a floodgate of litigation there and abroad. Wednesday’s agreement ends a three-year legal ...