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  • Jesse Jackson Jr. released from halfway house

    Jesse Jackson Jr. released from halfway house
    Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been released from a halfway house in Baltimore, where he'd been living since his release from an Alabama federal prison in March. Jackson was released from the Volunteers of America halfway house shortly before...
  • Maryland justice panel eyes reduction in incarceration

    Maryland justice panel eyes reduction in incarceration
    A high-level commission will gather in Annapolis Monday to launch a sweeping examination of Maryland's criminal justice system with the goal of reducing incarceration and repeat offenses while improving public safety. The Maryland Justice Reinvestment...
  • US explores 'Plan B' to deport plane bomber in 1982 attack

    The federal government has been exploring a "Plan B" to deport a man who placed a bomb on a Hawaii-bound airplane in 1982 and who has remained in immigration custody since being released from prison two years ago. Mohammed Rashed pleaded guilty in 2002...
  • After Charleston shootings, gun curbs dormant in Congress

    This week's slaughter of nine people in a South Carolina church left prospects that Congress will curb guns right where they've been for years — remote for now, according to lawmakers and activists on both sides of the issue. Conceding that...
  • Today in History

    Today is Monday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2015. There are 192 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 22, 1945, the World War II battle for Okinawa ended with an Allied victory. On this date: In 1611, English explorer Henry...
  • Key U.S. commander leaves Middle East after reprimand for misconduct

    Key U.S. commander leaves Middle East after reprimand for misconduct
    A key Army commander in the U.S. war against the Islamic State has been reprimanded by the Pentagon for steering a defense contract to a firm run by two of his former classmates at West Point, becoming the latest high-ranking officer to land in trouble...
  • In Antelope Valley, relations between minorities and Sheriff's Department are improving

     In Antelope Valley, relations between minorities and Sheriff's Department are improving
    Miguel Coronado pulled up to the tile-roofed beige house where he had been handcuffed and shoved into a patrol car six years before — for telling a girl that she could refuse to talk to the sheriff's deputy who was questioning her. He became an...
  • Unpaid millions could delay extradition of Jamaica fraudster

    U.S. officials may have to wait a little longer for the extradition of a Jamaican financier convicted of running a Ponzi scheme that bilked $220 million from investors across central Florida and the Caribbean. David Smith has served his sentence in the...
  • Lawsuit seeks to memorialize a less heroic side of 9/11

    It has been nearly 14 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, but a lawsuit on behalf of Muslims rounded up in the aftermath has barely moved forward as lawyers try to show how frightening it was for hundreds of men with no ties to terrorism to be treated...
  • Texas turns away from criminal truancy courts for students

    A long-standing Texas law that has sent about 100,000 students a year to criminal court — and some to jail — for missing school is off the books, though a Justice Department investigation into one county's truancy courts continues. Gov....
  • Trayvon Martin case helped fuel Charleston shooter, friends say

    Trayvon Martin case helped fuel Charleston shooter, friends say
    CHARLESTON, S.C. -- It hasn't been established whether Dylann Storm Roof knew about the rich history of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church here -- how it served as a base for African-Americans in a quashed uprising against slavery in 1822...