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{FD} Man sentenced to 40 years overall in Memphis officer killing

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A judge has sentenced a man to a total of 40 years in prison on charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer. Continue reading

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{FD} Man exonerated for attempted murder free after 20 years

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A man whose attempted-murder conviction was tossed by a California judge walked free Tuesday after 20 years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee judge faces federal corruption charges

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A Tennessee judge who was investigated after allegations that he helped a woman with her legal troubles in exchange for sex is facing bribery and other federal charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman gets 19 years in prison for toddler daughter’s death

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A suburban New York woman has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for killing her 14-month-old daughter, who was found lifeless in a playpen with her arms sticking up in the air and may have been refrigerated. Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina: All lawyers must reveal innocence evidence

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North Carolina has become the first state in the nation to require not only prosecutors but also attorneys in private practice to reveal any evidence of innocence they become aware of after a conviction. Continue reading

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{FD} Man hailed as hero in Kansas bar shooting honored with $100K

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A man wounded last month while trying to intervene in an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban Kansas City bar has been honored with a $100,000 check. Continue reading

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{FD} No charges in killing of man with BB gun who called 911

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No officers will be charged in the killing of a man who confronted police with a BB gun in Washington last June. Continue reading

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{FD} Dallas woman found guilty in 2015 injection death of client

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A jury has found a Dallas salon worker guilty of murder in the death of woman who was injected in the buttocks with industrial-grade silicone as part of an illegal cosmetic procedure. Continue reading

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{FD} Club operator denies security bypass allowed before shooting

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A Cincinnati nightclub operator denies that some patrons were allowed to bypass security checks that included metal-detection wands before a gunbattle erupted, killing one man and injuring 16 other people. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Woman posing as Target worker stole $40K in iPhones

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Police in Virginia are looking to identify a woman who impersonated a Target employee so that she could steal over $40,000 worth of iPhones. Continue reading

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{FD} West Virginia trooper shot, wounded; suspect in custody

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West Virginia State Police say a trooper was wounded by gunfire after responding to a domestic violence call and a suspect was taken into custody hours later. Continue reading

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{FD} Charges against teen dropped in fatal Maryland mall stabbing

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Prosecutors have dropped murder charges against a teenager in the fatal stabbings of two men inside a Maryland mall near Washington. Continue reading

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{FD} Child dies after shooting that left mother dead, 4 wounded

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Police say an 8-year-old Florida boy has died following a shooting that also took his mother’s life and wounded four others. Continue reading

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{FD} Arrest made in Oklahoma home invasion shooting that killed 3

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Police say they have arrested a woman suspected of driving the vehicle used by three men who were attempting to rob a home and were shot to death by the homeowner’s son. Continue reading

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{FD} Jury selection finished in trial of barracks ambush suspect

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Jury selection is finished in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting a state trooper and wounding another in an ambush outside their rural Pennsylvania barracks. Continue reading

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{FD} Trial set for ex-Florida officer who fatally shot black man

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The trial of an ex-Florida police officer who fatally shot a black man broken down on a highway has been scheduled for October. Continue reading

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{FD} Charges: Man stabbed, bit victim because he hates Muslims

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A Minnesota man is charged with assault after police say he stabbed and bit another man multiple times in Minneapolis, telling police he hates Muslims. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida trooper fatally shoots man after fight on interstate

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The Florida Highway Patrol says a trooper fatally shot a man in a fight on Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County. Continue reading

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{FD} No death penalty for man jailed 10 years awaiting trial

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Alabama prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against a man who has been jailed for nearly 10 years while he awaits trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri teen gets 25 years for sister’s shooting death

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A southwestern Missouri teenager has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatally shooting his 12-year-old sister. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 Iraqis living in US accused of hiding ties to kidnapper

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Three Iraqis living in the U.S. as refugees have been charged with visa fraud after prosecutors say they hid their family ties to a kidnapper. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 Iraqi refugees in US charged with immigration fraud: Justice Department

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Three Iraqi refugees have been arrested and charged with immigration fraud for allegedly attempting to obtain naturalization as U.S. citizens in a manner that violates the law, the Justice Department said in a statement. Continue reading

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{FD} Philadelphia prosecutor’s money woes scare lawyers away

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Philadelphia’s top prosecutor could soon be looking for another lawyer given financial problems at the heart of his bribery and extortion case. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Dad says mosque vandalism suspect was Army medic

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The Latest on vandalism at a Colorado mosque (all times local): 8:15 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Parents charged with murder, arson in death of disabled teen

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The parents of a mentally and physically disabled New York teenager have been indicted on murder charges that allege they killed him in the family’s New York home before setting it on fire to cover up the crime. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl gets cellphone back thanks to quick-thinking deputy

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A 4-year-old girl has her cellphone back thanks to some quick work by Florida sheriff’s deputies. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Club operator denies security bypassed

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The Latest on the nightclub shooting in Cincinnati (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused of killing ex-roommate who stopped in to say bye

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A 24-year-old man faces a first-degree murder charge after investigators say he stabbed his former roommate who had stopped by his Florida home to say goodbye. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago man pleads guilty in freight train gun thefts

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A man has pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft of more than 100 guns from a freight train on Chicago’s South Side. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man dead after shots fired during theft call

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Authorities in Maryland say a man is dead after shots were fired as an officer investigated a theft call. Continue reading

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{FD} Trial scheduled for dad accused of dropping girl off bridge

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A trial date has been set for a Florida man accused of throwing his young daughter to her death off a Tampa Bay area bridge. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: 2 Miami officers wounded in ‘ambush-style’ shooting

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Two Miami-Dade County police officers have been wounded in what authorities called “an ambush-style” shooting. Continue reading

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{FD} Heroin found hidden in dog crate at Kennedy Airport

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Two men were arrested on drug charges after heroin was found hidden in the false bottom of a dog crate containing a Labrador retriever that had been shipped from Puerto Rico to New York. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit: Bus terminal bathroom arrests target gays

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A lawsuit accuses Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police of targeting gay men who use the restrooms at New York City’s main bus terminal. Continue reading

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{FD} Juror: Penn State ex-president’s email was key evidence

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A juror who voted to convict Penn State’s former president of child endangerment says the defendant’s own words in a 2001 email amounted to some of the strongest evidence against him. Continue reading

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{FD} Man sentenced in purchase of bullets used in killing rampage

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A man accused of buying the bullets another man used to kill three people at random has been sentenced to 12 to 40 years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma authorities: Homeowner’s son kills 3 burglars

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Oklahoma authorities say three would-be burglars have been fatally shot by a homeowner’s son who was armed with a rifle. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Convict asks officers to kill him in closed US mall

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Authorities say a convicted murderer who barricaded himself in an elevator at a closed mall in South Carolina told police he wanted them to shoot him. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas man pleads guilty to claiming rigged Wisconsin jackpot

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A Texas businessman has pleaded guilty to using inside information from a lottery official to win a $783,000 Wisconsin jackpot in 2007. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Gunman dead after opening fire in Tennessee salon

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Authorities say a man accused of taking hostages and opening fire in a crowded Tennessee beauty salon is dead after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit: South Carolina officers shot unarmed man 19 times

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The family of an unarmed man fatally shot by police officers in South Carolina has sued, saying the man was struck 17 times in the back. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Atlanta officers wound suspect after he shot woman

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Atlanta authorities say a suspect was wounded by police gunfire after he shot a woman then turned his rifle on responding officers. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: White racist charged with murder as terrorism

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The Latest on James Harris Jackson, a white racist accused of stabbing Timothy Caughman, a black man (all times local): 4 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police have video from Vegas Strip bus shooting

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The Latest on a fatal shooting on a bus along the Las Vegas Strip (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Jewelry store owners sentenced in credit card fraud scheme

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The owners of a New Jersey jewelry store who used the business to further one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by the U.S. Department of Justice have been sentenced. Continue reading

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{FD} Man pleads guilty to shooting Georgia officer lured by call

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A man accused of shooting a Georgia police officer after luring him with a 911 call has pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted murder. Continue reading

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{FD} NYC police detective arrested in Long Island lewdness case

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A New York City police detective has been arrested on charges that he exposed himself outside the Long Island homes of four teenagers. Continue reading

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{FD} Indiana woman gets 12 years for neglect of malnourished teen

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An eastern Indiana woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the neglect of her 15-year-old niece who weighed just 40 pounds when she was admitted to a hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom of unarmed teen killed by cop in 2012 demands answers

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The mother of an unarmed black teenager shot to death by a white police officer said Monday she was frustrated the officer quit instead of getting fired following a disciplinary trial in a case that sparked outrage over police use of deadly force again… Continue reading

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{FD} Man killed in shootout after fleeing officers in Mississippi

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A man was shot to death after fleeing during a traffic stop and leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended in gunfire in eastern Mississippi. Continue reading

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