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  • Jury being chosen in case of mother accused of killing her 5-year-old son by feeding him salt

    A confounding and heartbreaking murder case alleging that a mother purposely poisoned her 5-year-old son with salt and documented his decline on social media began Monday in the New York suburbs. Lacey Spears, 27, of Scottsville, Kentucky, who...
  • Panic attacks, bad backs: Theater shooting brings out jury excuses, shows hardships of service

    One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he would be deployed during the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes. As thousands of jurors arrive at the...
  • Girl charged in 14-year-old's killing has spiritual adviser

     Girl charged in 14-year-old's killing has spiritual adviser
    A nun appeared for the first time in Cook County juvenile court Monday in support of the family of a teenage girl charged in the fatal shooting of a schoolmate. Sister Donna Liette of the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation, a Catholic...
  • Alabama challenges federal judge's decision that overturned state's ban on same-sex marriage

    Alabama on Monday began the process of appealing a federal judge's decision that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage — a decision that was put on hold to allow time for the appeal. At least two same-sex couples sought and were refused...
  • Former CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter James Risen

    A federal jury Monday convicted former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling for revealing to reporter James Risen highly classified details of a U.S. operation designed to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program. Sterling, 47, of Missouri was convicted of six...
  • To build or not to build? Key issues and updates in the Keystone XL oil pipeline debate

    The Senate is closing in on a vote to authorize the Keystone XL oil pipeline, although Democrats temporarily stalled progress Monday. But the fate of the $8 billion project depends not only on what happens in Congress, but also in the courts, at the...
  • Conviction upheld in 1988 killing of racing legend Mickey Thompson

    Conviction upheld in 1988 killing of racing legend Mickey Thompson
    A state appellate court upheld the conviction Monday of a man serving two life terms in prison for the 1988 killing of racing legend Mickey Thompson and his wife. A three-judge panel from the 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected the arguments by ...
  • Trial in medical research scandal at Duke postponed

    DURHAM, N.C. A judge in Durham County Superior Court has postponed the first civil trial against Duke University by the estate of a patient who had enrolled in one of a trio of clinical cancer studies that were based on bogus science. The case is part of...
  • 3-man Russian spy ring operated in New York for years, prosecutors say

    The FBI announced Monday that it has arrested a Russian spy in New York City suspected of taking part in an intelligence-gathering ring. The arrest of Evgeny Buryakov in the Bronx comes after a years-long investigation into his activities as a part of...
  • Northampton DA takes second look at deaths of Lehigh Township couple's babies

    Northampton DA takes second look at deaths of Lehigh Township couple's babies
    When an ambulance brought Jessica Hoffman — 34 weeks pregnant and complaining of severe abdominal pain — to Lehigh Valley Hospital, her situation was dire. Rushed into an operating room for an emergency Caesarean section, she delivered a 4-...
  • Pregnant women rarely face charges for drug use

    Pregnant women rarely face charges for drug use
    The Bethlehem woman was 7 months pregnant and, by her own account, snorting $100 worth of heroin a day when police arrested her. Toni Hill Rice told investigators she was afraid to go to the doctor because she couldn't face the prospect of learning...