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Vigil held in Colorado town for slain pregnant woman and daughters

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:59pm
Mourners gathered on Friday in a small Colorado town where the remains of a pregnant woman and her two young daughters were reportedly discovered in oil storage tanks the day after police took the father into custody for their murders.

Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee wins renewal of protect order

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:18pm
Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee won renewal of a protective order on Friday against a onetime business manager accused of subjecting the 95-year-old "Spider-Man" co-creator to elder abuse after taking charge of his affairs earlier this year.

Texas jury finds Toyota negligent in accident, awards $242 million to family

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 8:22pm
A Texas jury awarded damages of $242 million to a Dallas family after finding that defects in the family's Lexus sedan caused injuries to their two children during a rear-end collision, the law firm representing the plaintiffs said on Friday.

U.S. senators demand answers from Army after Reuters report on lead poisoning

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 6:24pm
Four U.S. senators on Friday urged the Army to detail the steps it is taking to safeguard children from lead poisoning, citing a Reuters investigation into hazards on military bases.

U.S. judge approves plan to reunite separated immigrant families

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 5:26pm
A federal judge on Friday approved a plan to reunite hundreds more families who were separated by border officials after they entered the United States from Mexico.

Ex-lawyer of pharma executive Shkreli gets 18 months prison for fraud scheme

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:54pm
A New York lawyer was sentenced to 18 months prison on Friday for helping Martin Shkreli, currently serving a seven year prison sentence after being convicted of related charges, defraud a drug company that Shkreli had founded.

Trailer at New Mexico compound had been stolen in Alabama: police

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 2:56pm
A camping trailer at the New Mexico compound where five people were charged with child abuse earlier this month had been stolen from an Alabama farmer and towed to the ramshackle settlement north of Taos, police said on Friday.

U.S. court orders Trump administration to enforce chemical safety rule

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 2:14pm
A federal appeals court on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately implement an Obama-era chemical safety rule introduced in response to a 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas that killed 15 people.

Psychologist may examine if Reagan shooter deserves complete freedom

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 1:00pm
A federal judge on Friday authorized a psychologist chosen by the U.S. government to examine John Hinckley, who shot President Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt, in order to determine whether he deserves unconditional freedom.

Gunman who killed five at Florida airport sentenced to life

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:41pm
A U.S. veteran of the war in Iraq who killed five people during a shooting spree in the arrivals area of a Florida airport last year was sentenced on Friday to life in federal prison for what the judge called "85 seconds of evil."

California judge rejects plea deal in Oakland warehouse fire

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:13pm
Two men accused of involuntary manslaughter in a California warehouse fire that killed 36 people were due back in court on Friday to set a possible trial date after a judge rejected their plea deal.

Top Pennsylvania Catholic leader vows to ensure abuses 'never recur'

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:48am
Pennsylvania's top Roman Catholic official on Friday vowed to ensure the widespread sexual abuse by hundreds of priests and cover-up revealed in this week's bombshell grand jury report would never happen again.

Federal probe targets Ohio State over sex abuse allegations

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:18am
Federal authorities have opened a civil rights investigation into how Ohio State University officials responded to allegations of sexual abuse by a now-deceased doctor who worked for its athletic department, the school said.

Trump says Turkey has acted badly in Brunson case

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:35am
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States was not going to take Turkey's detention of U.S. Christian pastor Andrew Brunson "sitting down," a day after his Treasury chief said Washington could hit Ankara with further sanctions.

3M to pay $9.1 million over defective military ear plugs

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:22am
The 3M Co. has agreed to pay $9.1 million to settle allegations it knowingly sold defective combat ear plugs to the U.S. military without disclosing defects that limited the effectiveness of the hearing protection devices, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.

Gunman who killed five at Florida airport to get life in prison

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 9:19am
A U.S. veteran of the war in Iraq who killed five people during a shooting spree in the arrivals area of a Florida airport last year is due to be sentenced on Friday to life in a federal prison.

Turkish court rejects U.S. pastor Brunson's appeal for release: Haberturk

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:17am
A Turkish court has rejected an appeal to release American Christian pastor Andrew Brunson from house arrest, broadcaster Haberturk said on Friday.

How a mother's tough choice gave her son a potential U.S. asylum advantage

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 5:06am
For two months in detention after being separated from her 14-year old son by U.S. border officials, Catalina Sales worried about how he was doing and when she would see him again.

Pressure mounts on Trump to deliver for Iowa ahead of elections

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:10am
Warren Bachman, a 72-year-old Iowa soybean farmer, is one of many who turned Clarke County into Donald Trump country, as the Republican president took 61 percent of the votes in 2016 in a county that went for Democrat Barack Obama four years earlier.

Colorado man held on suspicion of killing wife, two children

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 9:56pm
A Colorado man, who earlier this week pleaded for the safe return of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters after they went missing, has been arrested on suspicion of killing them, police said on Thursday.