| Oct 8, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Workers at Amazon.com warehouses across the country are suing the online retail giant to collect wages for time they spent passing through security checkpoints designed to prevent employee theft.
In lawsuits filed in Philadelphia and Luzerne County...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Emad Salem struggled to keep the alibis, aliases and lies straight. He grew a beard; he shaved. He gained weight; he dieted. Plastic surgery reconfigured his looks.
Fearful that the Islamic terrorists he helped put behind bars wanted him dead, Salem...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:40 AM
WASHINGTON -- Imprisoned former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s projected release date is now Sept. 20, 2015, more than three months earlier than listed previously, federal officials confirmed Monday.
In another development, Jackson has paid the $550,000...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 8:47 AM
In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans.
The change quietly went...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A Chicago business executive was ordered held in lieu of $150,000 after being charged with having sex with a 14-year-old boy who he met on Craigslist last year, prosecutors said Saturday.
Glenn A. Lapidus, 46, of the 2000 block of North Bissell Street...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who has been charged with murdering three men in two incidents in 2012 and 2013, is due back in court Monday to face charges of assaulting a fellow inmate while in jail.
He was charged in May with the February assault of...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Justin Bieber pleaded no contest Wednesday to misdemeanor vandalism for egging a former neighbor's home in Calabasas and was ordered to pay $80,900 in restitution.
Bieber, who did not appear in court, also was ordered to serve two years' probation,...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Police in Aurora discovered a heroin stash with a street value of well over $1 million during a home search on Tuesday, one of the largest-ever seizures of the drug by a Kane County law enforcement agency, authorities said.
The search on Tuesday,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Shane Lamb, who turned state’s witness against a former co-worker in the notorious disappearance and presumed murder of a Johnsburg teenager, is now being held in McHenry County Jail on a $300,000 bond in an unrelated case.
Judge Sharon Prather on...
| May 30, 2014
| 4:52 PM
An appellate court Friday vacated the murder conviction and ordered a new trial for the man convicted of the 1996 slaying of a young Aurora boy, a crime that shocked the city and sparked an anti-gang backlash.
Late Friday, the Second District...
| May 7, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Former Illinois state Rep. Keith Farnham, on home confinement while facing child pornography charges, was ordered to stay off the patio of his Elgin condominium Wednesday because a young child lives nearby.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Gilbert...