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  • Convicted killer of two Broward drug smugglers denied new trial

    Convicted killer of two Broward drug smugglers denied new trial
    The year was 1980, and Scott Errico was a 22-year-old deep into South Florida's drug smuggling business. Authorities later called him the "enforcer" in a $700 million marijuana ring that used luxury yachts breezing in and out of Fort Lauderdale. But...
  • Dallas man who served 31 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit finally declared innocent

    DALLAS After spending 31 years behind bars for a rape he always maintained he did not commit, Rickey Dale Wyatt was released from prison at the age of 56 in January 2012. Attorneys with The Innocence Project said prosecutors withheld evidence that would...
  • Five arrested in airline gun-smuggling case

    Five people have been arrested in a scheme to illegally transport guns, including AK-47s, on passenger jets bound for New York City and destined for sale on the streets of Brooklyn, officials said Tuesday. Four men were charged in two separate...
  • Clemency seekers press departing Gov. Quinn for help

     Clemency seekers press departing Gov. Quinn for help
    Amid the more than 3,000 clemency petitions sitting on Gov. Pat Quinn's desk is a plea from Wilder "Ken" Berry, a 45-year-old single father who spent eight years in prison for a sexual assault he didn't commit. He has been publicly cleared of the...
  • Ashton: I won't prosecute court clerks if they give marriage licenses to same-sex couples

    Ashton: I won't prosecute court clerks if they give marriage licenses to same-sex couples
    In a move that could clear the way for same-sex couples to get married in Orange and Osceola counties in two weeks, State Attorney Jeff Ashton on Tuesday announced that he will not prosecute court clerks if they issue marriage licenses to gay and...
  • Special Report: Fear and retribution in Xi's corruption purge

    Chen Zhenggao, a member of the Communist Party's elite Central Committee, clearly has enemies. While Chen was visiting Hong Kong last year, his adversaries were preparing a detailed dossier on his travel and entertainment spending. Soon after the visit,...
  • Hong Kong property tycoon jailed for five years in graft case

    The former co-chairman of Hong Kong-listed developer Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd, Thomas Kwok, was sentenced to five years in jail and a HK$500,000 ($64,440) fine on Tuesday in the city's highest profile graft case. Rafael Hui, a former top Hong Kong...
  • Judge calls case of Temple student suing parents for tuition a 'tragedy'

    Judge calls case of Temple student suing parents for tuition a 'tragedy'
    The case of a Temple University student who sued her parents for tuition — after more than a year of courtroom drama that featured shouting matches between attorneys and a tearful plea from the mother — is headed for a new venue. The...
  • Second trial in Phylicia Barnes murder ends in mistrial

    Second trial in Phylicia Barnes murder ends in mistrial
    The man accused of killing teenager Phylicia Barnes in 2010 is headed for a third trial after another Baltimore judge found prosecutor error had tainted the case presented to jurors. Circuit Judge John Addison Howard granted a defense motion for a...
  • Plea Offer Made In Drunken Driving Crash That Killed Paramedic

    Plea Offer Made In Drunken Driving Crash That Killed Paramedic
    HARTFORD — A New Britain woman who police say was drunk and speeding on March 30 when her car crossed the center line of New Britain Avenue and crashed head-on into a car driven by an American Medical Response paramedic, killing him, has been...
  • Appealing to 'Serial' fans, friends of Adnan Syed launch legal fund drive

    Appealing to 'Serial' fans, friends of Adnan Syed launch legal fund drive
    Friends of Adnan Syed -- and fans of "Serial" -- have raised nearly $25,000 through an online fund drive to help with his legal defense. Syed is serving a life plus 30-year sentence for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. Both were...