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  • Fugitive convicted in '92 restaurant slaying on Father's Day

    Rachel Pedroso had not seen her father since a bloody night at a crowded restaurant in 1992 until she swiveled Wednesday in a Philadelphia courtroom and eyed the graying defendant. "This is my first time seeing him in 23 years," she testified in her...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

    Representatives grill Kerry on aspects of Iran nuclear negotiations Secretary of State John Kerry played defense Wednesday on Capitol Hill, fielding dozens of questions from lawmakers worried about what Iran could get in a deal being negotiated to...
  • Jury gets case, will decide punishment for Jodi Arias

    The case of convicted murderer Jodi Arias went to a jury Wednesday that will decide if she is sentenced to death or life in prison for killing her boyfriend. The jury got the case after a defense lawyer made his final plea for mercy in the killing that...
  • Woman's execution delayed ahead of winter storm in Georgia

    Woman's execution delayed ahead of winter storm in Georgia
    The state of Georgia on Wednesday delayed the execution of its only female death row inmate, ahead of a winter storm forecast to hit many areas with several inches of snow. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, had been scheduled for execution at 7 p.m. local...
  • Mayors blast idea of merging Lynwood, Ford Heights

    Mayors blast idea of merging Lynwood, Ford Heights
    Legislation that would create a new suburb of Lynwood-Ford Heights was blasted Tuesday by the mayors of both villages, who claim they weren't even consulted about the proposed bill. State Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, is the chief sponsor of...
  • 2 teens ordered to stand trial in group home beating death

    Two teens were ordered to stand trial as adults in the beating death of a third teen at a Pennsylvania group home for troubled boys last month. Malik Crosby, 16, and Yusuf Shepard, 15, are charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault and conspiracy...
  • Woman sentenced to 11 to 30 years in grandfather's slaying

    An eastern Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to 11 to 30 years in the stabbing death of her grandfather almost a year ago. Twenty-two-year-old Chene Mejias of Allentown apologized in court Wednesday, saying she wasn't "a heartless monster." She...
  • A freed man, Chris Conover lived under shadow of doubts

    A freed man, Chris Conover lived under shadow of doubts
    If Chris Conover's attorneys ask Maryland's Republican governor to approve a pardon that his Democratic predecessor rejected, they will have a new, irrefutable argument to make: Conover is no threat to society, if he ever was. He took his own life last...
  • Swift, emotional, even chilling response to 'American Sniper' guilty verdict

    Swift, emotional, even chilling response to 'American Sniper' guilty verdict
    Reaction to the conviction of the man who shot “American Sniper” Chris Kyle late Tuesday was swift, emotional and in one case, chilling. Minutes after a Texas jury of 10 women and two men found Eddie Ray Routh guilty of capital murder, a...
  • Allentown woman gets 11 to 30 years for killing masturbating grandfather

    Allentown woman gets 11 to 30 years for killing masturbating grandfather
    Chene Mejias, the Allentown woman who admitted stabbing her grandfather to death after catching him touching himself sexually while watching her girlfriend shower, was sentenced Wednesday to 11 to 30 years in a state prison. Mejias, 21, bowed her head...
  • Without hate crime, US limited in prosecuting Zimmerman

    The Justice Department's decision to not prosecute a civilian neighborhood watch volunteer for a hate crime in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager is not necessarily a harbinger of how it will rule in two other high-profile deaths of unarmed...