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  • Four charged with heroin trafficking, DuPage prosecutors say

    Four charged with heroin trafficking, DuPage prosecutors say
    An Elgin man and his two sons are among four people charged with heroin trafficking following an investigation involving local and federal law enforcement agencies, DuPage prosecutors said Friday. Luis Hernandez, 47, of the 200 block of Comstock Drive...
  • Gov. Brown's Mexico trip may help to woo Latino voters

    Gov. Brown's Mexico trip may help to woo Latino voters
    Jerry Brown was a 27-year-old law school graduate when he first traveled to Mexico, trying to pick up the language by staying with a family that didn't speak English. Five decades later, whatever Spanish he learned has faded, and the governor used...
  • After first drug dose failed to kill Arizona inmate, logs show 14 more

    A convicted murderer who died in a botched execution last week in Arizona was injected with 15 separate doses of a drug combination because the initial drug protocol of one dose didn’t seem to be enough to kill him, according to documents released...
  • For Chinese students at USC, a tragic circle tightens

    For Chinese students at USC, a tragic circle tightens
    The messages in Chinese kept flashing across Haowang Wang's phone: Another USC Chinese student had been killed. Shui? Shui? the messages repeated. Who is it? Wang froze briefly, then began making calls he thought he'd never have to make again —...
  • Drug dosage 15 times higher than protocol in botched Arizona execution

    Drug dosage 15 times higher than protocol in botched Arizona execution
    Officials in Arizona injected a death row inmate last month with doses 15 times higher than the amount of drugs called for in the state's protocol for executions by lethal injection, authorities said on Friday. Lawyers for convicted double murderer...
  • No vehicular homicide, but maximum DUI sentence for woman in Allentown crash

    Though she still does not think justice was served, Bonnie Brader said Friday that she believes there's a reason God spared Amber Washko, the drunken driver involved in the car crash that took her son's life. "It's clear to me that God intended for...
  • State, Seminole sheriff must return millions to Oklahoma gambling figure

    State, Seminole sheriff must return millions to Oklahoma gambling figure
    An appeals court Friday ordered Florida and the Seminole County Sheriff's Office to return several million dollars and a yacht to a convicted Oklahoma gambling software producer, saying they were improperly seized following raid on a chain of Internet...
  • Broward man formally cleared of leaving scene of I-595 fatal

    Broward man formally cleared of leaving scene of I-595 fatal
    With a broad smile on his face and huge relief in his heart, Joseph McGowan was formally cleared Friday of leaving the scene of an accident that killed a woman pedestrian on Interstate 595. An appeals court threw out his 2012 conviction earlier this...
  • Letters: Fame is the name of the game

    Letters: Fame is the name of the game
    Halls of Fame start out celebrating the best of the best and over time add the best of the good, causing bloat. But Houston Mitchell’s fanciful attempt to downsize Cooperstown to only the best only shows why that’s a matter of opinion....
  • Judge orders new Florida congressional districts

    Judge orders new Florida congressional districts
    TALLAHASSEE — A judge on Friday gave the Legislature two weeks to redraw illegally gerrymandered congressional maps, throwing into question when Floridians will vote for their U.S. representatives. Leon Circuit Judge Terry Lewis also ordered state...
  • Man gets natural life plus 25 years for son's murder, girlfriend's assault

    Man gets natural life plus 25 years for son's murder, girlfriend's assault
    Margaret Jefferson collapsed into the arms of relatives outside a courtroom Friday moments after a Cook County judge sentenced her former boyfriend to natural life in prison plus 25 years for a brutal attack that left their 3-year-old son dead....