Crime

Experts: Hard for jurors to convict when cops are on trial

Oct 19, 2017

Legal experts say the conviction of a white ex-Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot his daughter's unarmed black boyfriend shows the difficulty prosecutors have in convincing jurors to put someone who carries a badge and a gun behind bars.

Woman denies charges as police say 80 animal carcasses found

Oct 19, 2017

A woman who rented a Vermont mobile home where police say 80 animal carcasses were found is fighting animal cruelty charges

Indiana woman sentenced to 36 years in death of 15-pound boy

Oct 19, 2017

An Indiana woman has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for neglect in the death of a 9-year-old blind boy with cerebral palsy who weighed just 15 pounds

Ridley Scott's Getty kidnapping film to premiere at AFI Fest

Oct 19, 2017

Ridley Scott's film about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III will have its world premiere as the closing night film of the American Film Institute's annual festival in Los Angeles on Nov. 16

New Mexico judge orders release of clergy sex abuse records

Oct 19, 2017

A New Mexico judge has ordered the release of hundreds of pages of court records related to sexual abuse allegations against clergy members

Ex-deputy who shot unarmed man released early from prison

Oct 19, 2017

White former Oklahoma reserve deputy who fatally shot an unarmed black man when he mistook his firearm for a stun gun has been released from prison after serving less than half of his four-year sentence

Lawsuit challenges DeVos' guidance on campus sexual assault

Oct 19, 2017

A national women's rights group is challenging Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' new guidance on investigating campus sexual assault

Ex-French intelligence chief testifies at terror trial

Oct 19, 2017

A French ex-intelligence chief has addressed failures in tracking Islamic extremists, at the trial over deadly 2012 attacks on a Jewish school and French soldiers

Former Menendez staffers push counter narrative at trial

Oct 19, 2017

Former staffers for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez are telling a different story about an alleged bribery scheme than prosecutors have presented

The Latest: Illinois man gets 15 years in terrorism case

Oct 19, 2017

Federal judge gives maximum available 15-year prison sentence to suburban Chicago man convicted of seeking to join an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria

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