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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...
  • Orlando man sentenced to 9 years in federal prison for CVS robbery

    Orlando man sentenced to 9 years in federal prison for CVS robbery
    A 32-year-old Orlando man was sentenced this week to nine years in federal prison for a March armed robbery of a CVS on Lake Underhill Road. Darin Leon Givens pleaded guilty to the charges of robbery of a retail store and carrying a firearm during...
  • State audits find prison, hospital payroll abuses

    State audits find prison, hospital payroll abuses
    Audits of a state prison and psychiatric hospital detail hundreds of thousands of dollars in improper payments and financial problems, including outright payroll fraud, and medical staff and guards receiving questionable bonuses and holiday pay, according...
  • Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants

    Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants
    The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives. "He was an...
  • James Foley beheading video is authentic: National Security Council

    James Foley beheading video is authentic: National Security Council
    United States security officials believe the Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley is authentic. "The U.S. Intelligence Community has analyzed the recently released video showing U.S. citizens James...
  • Man, 78, could serve less than a year for sex abuse of 2 girls

    Man, 78, could serve less than a year for sex abuse of 2 girls
    Before her abuser was sentenced today to four years in prison, a young woman took the stand in a McHenry County courtroom and wept as she told the judge how her life had been altered at a young age. The abuse "set my life on a wrong course and destroyed...
  • Jury finds Allentown man guilty of child rape

    A Lehigh County jury late Thursday found Nelson Martinez Jr. guilty of repeatedly raping a young girl, starting when she was 10 years old. Martinez, 46, of Allentown, was livid. "I'm going to appeal it," he told county Judge Kelly L. Banach moments...
  • 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...
  • Robert Downey Jr.'s son charged with felony cocaine possession

    Indio Falconer Downey, the son of actor Robert Downey Jr., has been charged with felony cocaine possession after being arrested in West Hollywood during a traffic stop.  He also was charged with misdemeanor possession of a smoking device in connection...
  • Man sought for Sanford arson fires also wanted in Georgia for probation violation

    Man sought for Sanford arson fires also wanted in Georgia for probation violation
    Investigators in Florida and Seminole County are not the only ones looking for Steven Wayne Angle, who they think may have knowledge about the recent string of arson fires in Sanford. Georgia authorities recently issued an arrest warrant for Angle for...
  • Hedge fund founder Israel loses health bid to leave prison

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former hedge fund manager Samuel Israel, who faked his own suicide to avoid prison after running a $450 million fraud, on Thursday failed to persuade a judge to shorten his 22-year sentence or set him free because prison officials are...