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  • Most Legislative Incumbents Appear Headed To Victory

    A majority of the Democratic incumbent lawmakers facing primary challenges in Tuesday's voting appeared to have pulled out victories over their opponents, including some involved in high-profile General Assembly races in Hartford, Bridgeport and Norwalk....
  • Serial flight stowaway from California arrested in Arizona

    (Reuters) - A serial airplane stowaway recently released from jail in California was arrested in Arizona on Tuesday on charges of criminal trespass for lingering at the Phoenix airport without a ticket, police said. Marilyn Hartman, 62, was arrested at...
  • Osceola developer lands in prison for tax evasion, again

    Osceola developer lands in prison for tax evasion, again
    Walter Medlin, an Osceola County developer who has already been jailed for tax evasion, was sentenced again on Monday for the same crime. The latest prison term for Medline, 71, is 30 months, as handed down by U.S. District Judge Gregory Presnell. He...
  • Not guilty plea entered in hospital attack

    A man accused of trying to kill his roommate in a Fountain Valley hospital pleaded not guilty to murder charges Monday. Orange County prosecutors say Ibrahim Yousef Battat, 36, used his hands to cover the nose and mouth of a 91-year-old man sharing his...
  • Media and ACLU sue Oklahoma over right to watch executions

    Oklahoma prison officials violated the 1st Amendment when they closed the blinds to witnesses during a botched execution in April, media and civil liberties advocates allege in a federal lawsuit filed Monday. The American Civil Liberties Union and its...
  • A foolish ban on food aid is finally lifted

    A foolish ban on food aid is finally lifted
    The Legislature on Monday enters the last week of its two-year session, making for a mix of emotions probably familiar to high school seniors. It's final exam time for the backers of all remaining legislative bills, which will pass or fail by the midnight...
  • 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,...
  • Head public defender calls for removal of judge who ordered electric shock of defendant

    Head public defender calls for removal of judge who ordered electric shock of defendant
    Charles County authorities are investigating an incident in which a retired Circuit Court judge ordered that a unruly defendant be given an electric shock during a court proceeding last month. Paul B. DeWolfe Jr., who heads the state Office of the Public...
  • Atty. Gen. Harris seeks to overturn ban on California executions

    Atty. Gen. Harris seeks to overturn ban on California executions
    A federal judge's "flawed" decision declaring California's enforcement of the death penalty unconstitutional will be appealed, Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris announced Thursday. Harris will ask the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn last month's...
  • Repeat DUI driver gets nearly 13 years in jail for hit-and-run

    Admitted alcoholic James William Lauer called the January hit-and-run crash that landed him in Lehigh County Court on Thursday his "worst nightmare" and said he wished he could apologize to the pregnant woman and children he injured. "I almost wiped...
  • 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...