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  • Boy, 14, arrested in killings of two men in West Boynton

    Boy, 14, arrested in killings of two men in West Boynton
    A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the killings of two young men in West Boynton earlier this month, the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office announced Thursday. A day after the teen's arrest, he appeared in court Thursday to face murder charges in the...
  • Police coming under scrutiny

    Growing up in the 1950s, I lived across the street from one of our town's policemen, Sonny Thomas. He was my idol. Once he took me to the station house, showed me the offices and jail, and even gave me some old wanted posters. I remember Sonny as a sweet,...
  • Putin confident on economy, offers to mend ties with West

    Russia has weathered the worst of its economic troubles and is on the road to recovery, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during a marathon call-in TV show, offering to normalize ties with the West if it treats Moscow as an equal partner and not a...
  • Ex-sailor says he confessed to end grueling interrogation

    A former sailor testified Thursday that he falsely confessed to a 1997 rape and murder because he wanted the 11 hours of grueling interrogation by aggressive police detectives to end. "I just couldn't take it anymore," Danial Williams said. "I couldn't...
  • Professor says she was intimidated by defendant to ID victim

    A professor testifying in a cold-case trial in Southern California said Thursday that she was intimidated into identifying her rapist to the man now charged with killing him in 1995. Norma Esparza, who pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the case...
  • 'True Story' blends insight and uncertainty

    'True Story' blends insight and uncertainty
    Generally, movies have no idea how to depict journalism, or maybe just no interest in presenting it accurately. Believe it or not, people don’t actually run around newsrooms screaming, “Stop the presses!” Related note: One of my...
  • Court hearing postponed for eighth-grader, soldier charged in killing

    Court hearing postponed for eighth-grader, soldier charged in killing
    The preliminary hearings for a 14-year-old Upper Macungie girl and her soldier boyfriend accused of killing the girl's mother because she wouldn't allow them to date was postponed Thursday. Attorneys for Jamie Lynn Silvonek and Caleb G. Barnes, 21, of...
  • Mexican officials say survivors of army slaying to be paid

    State authorities said Thursday that 28 officials are being investigated for alleged abuses committed during the cover-up of last year's slaying by soldiers of at least a dozen criminal suspects after they surrendered. The government of Mexico state,...
  • 'Child 44' a passable thriller set in 1953 USSR

    'Child 44' a passable thriller set in 1953 USSR
    "Child 44" is involving despite itself. At times awkward and self-conscious, this despairing police tale starring Tom Hardy and set in the USSR during the last days of dictator Josef Stalin manages to muster enough punch to hold our interest. As readers...
  • Woman accused of destroying evidence linked to bloody murder in Tamarac

    Ivan Brandt had been shot in the head three times while fighting off armed burglars in his Tamarac home, but it was not until after a fourth shot that he slumped to his kitchen floor and died. Ten weeks later, a third person has been arrested in...
  • Alabama death row inmate to go free; 2nd released in 2 weeks

    An Alabama death row inmate reached a plea deal Thursday that makes him the second prisoner to escape the death penalty in the state in less than two weeks. William Ziegler, 39, agreed to plead guilty to aiding and abetting in the slaying of Russell...