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  • Fighting Cancer And Possible Return To Prison, Taylor Remains Optimistic

    Fighting Cancer And Possible Return To Prison, Taylor Remains Optimistic
    More than a year after Ronald Taylor was released from prison and temporarily exonerated of the murder for which he served 16 years in prison, the New Haven native is again fighting to prove his innocence while at the same time battling stage four colon...
  • The courage to disarm

    The Ferguson tragedy, like all those that preceded it and all that will follow -- involving the trivial and panicky use of lethal force, by the police or anyone else -- stirs up questions the social status quo doesn't dare face. A friend put it this way:...
  • Thai court dismisses murder charges against former PM, deputy

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai criminal court on Thursday threw out charges of murder and abuse of power faced by a former prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, and his then deputy over a deadly crackdown on street protesters in 2010. The decision, three months...
  • 15-year-old boy fatally stabbed in Turners Station

    15-year-old boy fatally stabbed in Turners Station
    Timothy Hall and Jalen Parrish were friends, Hall's mother said, recalling how the teen often came over for dinner, even slept at their Turners Station home. But the two 15-year-olds had a falling-out last year, said Daphne Tull, Hall's mother. Their...
  • Gang member pleads guilty to role in conspiracy, admits to 3 murders

    Gang member pleads guilty to role in conspiracy, admits to 3 murders
    A member of one of Chicago's lower-profile but more vicious street gangs stood before a federal judge Wednesday and, one by one, admitted to a chilling litany of violent acts he committed to advance his role in the gang and to protect and grow its illicit...
  • Migration outlier: How Nicaragua escaped neighbors' deadly spiral

    MANAGUA (Reuters) - Victor Toruno was just 12 when he ran away from an abusive father to join a local street gang in Nicaragua, graduating from thief to drug dealer. After stints in jail and treatment and therapy for drug addiction, he took part in a...
  • Man charged with murder says he didn't know his dogs could kill

    Man charged with murder says he didn't know his dogs could kill
    A dog owner charged with murder in the mauling death last year of a woman in northern Los Angeles County testified Wednesday that he had no idea his pit bulls were capable of such an act. Alex Jackson, 31, told the Lancaster court that he had an...
  • Mount Dora woman found guilty of killing boyfriend faces 30 years

    Mount Dora woman found guilty of killing boyfriend faces 30 years
    TAVARES — A 45-year-old woman was found guilty Wednesday of killing her boyfriend in the Mount Dora home where they lived. After almost six hours of deliberation, a jury of six convicted Sheila Brothers of manslaughter in the slaying of her 43-...
  • Venice Film Review: 'The Look of Silence'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - So singular a high-wire achievement is "The Act of Killing," Joshua Oppenheimer's blistering 2012 documentary about the Indonesian communist purge of the 1960s, that following it up so shortly with a second film on the...
  • Will Michael Ballard go ahead with wish to be executed?

    To Northampton County's top prosecutor, mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard is a "mad dog" and a "poster boy" for the death penalty. To Ballard, District Attorney John Morganelli is a "little Napoleon" who has used his crime to score political points....
  • 'Craigslist Killers' plead guilty; wife sticks to claim of 22 murders

    'Craigslist Killers' plead guilty; wife sticks to claim of 22 murders
    SUNBURY — Just one week after Miranda Barbour repeated her claims to have killed at least 22 people, she pleaded guilty in Northumberland County Court to one of those murders. Barbour, 19, and her husband, Elytte, 22, unexpectedly entered guilty...