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  • Will County panel OKs settlement over wrongful arrest in 'honeybee' case

    Will County panel OKs settlement over wrongful arrest in 'honeybee' case
    Will County officials are nearing a settlement with a Lynwood police officer who spent six days in jail on murder charges that were later dropped. Members of the Will County Board's executive committee Thursday voted to accept the recommendation of...
  • U.S. corporations winning fight over human rights lawsuits

    A landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2013 that made it all but impossible to sue foreign companies in U.S. courts for alleged roles in overseas human rights abuses is proving to be a boon for U.S. firms too, court documents show. In the roughly year...
  • Twin blasts in Nigeria market kill 31

    Twin blasts in Nigeria market kill 31
    In Nigeria, the attacks are coming almost daily -- the latest a twin bombing Thursday in a crowded market in the city of Jos, killing at least 31 people. Suicide bombings and planted bombs kill dozens at a time, in crowded city markets, colleges and bus...
  • Eric Frein's new lawyer no stranger to high profile murder cases

    Eric Frein's new lawyer no stranger to high profile murder cases
    Eric Frein's defense may be a tough case, his new lawyer said Thursday, but it's the not the toughest he's ever tackled. "I've handled all kinds of murders," William Ruzzo said. "I've had child abuse cases that were extremely difficult. Mr. Frein's case...
  • Trial begins in death of Pa. police dog Rocco

    Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of the man accused of killing Pittsburgh police K-9 Rocco and wounding several officers, including the dog's handler. John Rush, 22, is charged with stabbing the 8-year-old German shepherd...
  • Police Arrest N.J. Man In Fatal Stabbing Of Cab Driver

    Police Arrest N.J. Man In Fatal Stabbing Of Cab Driver
    NORWALK — Police have made an arrest in Monday's fatal stabbing of a taxi driver. Ramiro Arcos Garcia, 32, of Elizabeth, N.J., was charged with murder, they said Friday. His bail was set at $2.5 million; he was expected to arraigned in Superior...
  • Arrested prospective John Goodman juror may take plea deal

    Arrested prospective John Goodman juror may take plea deal
    The prospective juror arrested during jury selection for John Goodman's DUI manslaughter retrial hopes to resolve the criminal contempt of court case before trial, his attorney said. Travis Van Vliet, a 23-year-old criminology student, was taken out...
  • Last messages of ex-NFLer's alleged victim not admissible: Mass. judge

    The jury at the murder trial of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez will not hear of the last text messages his alleged victim sent to his sister or details of another dual murder the defendant is charged with, a Massachusetts judge ruled Friday. Prosecutors...
  • Montebello father accused of kidnapping 4 sons booked on murder charge

    Montebello father accused of kidnapping 4 sons booked on murder charge
    A Montebello father who allegedly abducted his four sons and then engaged in a dramatic standoff with police on a San Diego Freeway has been booked on suspicion of murder and kidnapping, authorities said Friday. Daniel Perez is being held at the...
  • Man accused of killing roommate, defiling body denied bond

    Man accused of killing roommate, defiling body denied bond
    Circuit Judge Renee Roche needed only minutes Friday to decide Bryan Santana, accused of stabbing his roommate to death, defiling her body and attacking another roommate, belongs behind bars. "I don't see any reason to grant a bond, given the ferocity...
  • Teen killer pleads guilty to 2013 burglary

    Teen killer pleads guilty to 2013 burglary
    Already sentenced to spend more than five decades in state prison, teenage killer Lucas J. Cabassa pleaded guilty Friday to burglarizing a home in Bethlehem in 2013. Cabassa, now 19, admitted to a charge of criminal trespass in the break-in on Pawnee...