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  • U.S. military tried, but failed to rescue James Foley and other American hostages

    U.S. military tried, but failed to rescue James Foley and other American hostages
    United States military forces attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages during a secret mission into Syria earlier this summer. During the attempt, U.S. forces exchanged gunfire with Islamic State militants only to discover...
  • Homeless Allentown man accused of prowling inside Lower Milford home

    A homeless man was charged with prowling Wednesday in an unoccupied Lower Milford Township home. Police said they found his personal papers, including his photograph, in the house. Edward J. Winebarger, 34, was charged Thursday with criminal trespass,...
  • Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment

     Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment
    Jesus Ysasaga had been arrested multiple times and ordered by the court to keep away from his ex-girlfriend. Two parole boards sentenced him to nearly a year in jail for stalking, drunkenness and battery. But the Fresno County jail would not keep him....
  • Man admits trying to lure teen boy for sex

    Man admits trying to lure teen boy for sex
    A Coral Springs man admitted Friday that he arranged to meet a teenage boy for sex at a park in Lauderhill. Brian Keith Dunn, 50, faces 10 years to life in federal prison when he is sentenced Oct. 28. A divorced father of three who worked for a towing...
  • Misty Oaks murder suspects have long criminal records

    Misty Oaks murder suspects have long criminal records
    The two accused killers in last week's homicides at Misty Oaks Apartments have more arrests than fingers and toes. David Lopez has 45 and James Stewart has 24, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Lopez, 32, served 4 sentences in...
  • Rosemary Grant Higgins, Cook County associate judge

    Rosemary Grant Higgins, Cook County associate judge
    It's a Friday morning in Courtroom 206 at the Cook County Criminal Courts Building, and Associate Judge Rosemary Grant Higgins is getting an update on the progress of one of her cases. "It looks like you've really taken to the program," Higgins says,...
  • Armed man in 11-hour standoff connected to double homicide in Pine Hills

    Armed man in 11-hour standoff connected to double homicide in Pine Hills
    Orange County deputies on Saturday evening said the man at the center of an 11-hour standoff on Friday was wanted in connection with a double homicide earlier this week at Misty Oaks Apartments. James Stewart, 29, of Orlando, is charged with first-degree...
  • Sword attacker admits threatening to kill Obama, blow up courthouse

    Sword attacker admits threatening to kill Obama, blow up courthouse
    A man who attacked a tattoo artist with a sword has admitted that while he was in jail awaiting trial, he threatened to kill President Barack Obama and blow up the Orlando federal courthouse. Jason Lynn Gay, 40, pleaded guilty Wednesday to making...
  • A seminary behind bars seeks to change Texas prison system

    ROSHARON Texas (Reuters) - In a solitary confinement unit at a maximum-security prison in Texas, convicted murderer Troup Foster offers spiritual guidance to offenders as a part of a program designed to spark a cultural change in the country's largest...
  • For aging inmates, care outside prison walls

    WASHINGTON Providing health care to an aging prison population is a large and growing cost for states. Not only do inmates develop debilitating conditions at a younger age than people who are not incarcerated, but caring for them in the harsh...
  • Deputies: Felon, sex offender robbed bank

    Deputies: Felon, sex offender robbed bank
    A convicted felon and registered sex offender was arrested Friday after allegedly robbing a bank in Poinciana, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. Kenneth Jacques Merlin, 40, was charged with robbery and grand theft. The robbery occurred...