Crime

December 11, 2017 - 1:40 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former state lawmaker has been sentenced to 18 months of house arrest for his role in an illegal gambling machine operation. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Marc Gergely was also ordered Monday to spend three years on probation after completing the sentence. The seven-...
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Police respond to a report of an explosion near Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Zoeller)
December 11, 2017 - 10:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Manhattan in an underground passageway (all times local): 10 a.m. New York City police say they are combing through video of the bombing in the subway system. They say the suspect meant to set off the bomb, but it's not clear if he meant to do so in a...
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December 11, 2017 - 7:39 am
HELSINKI (AP) — In a story Dec. 10, The Associated Press reported that the fire-bombing of a synagogue in Goteborg was the second anti-Jewish attack in Sweden in as many days. The story should have clarified that the first incident was a pro-Palestinian demonstration Friday in Malmo where...
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FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally in Fairhope Ala. As Alabama's high-profile Senate race heads toward a Tuesday vote, supporters and opponents Moore are bending the truth, or shattering it to pieces, in the campaign's final stretch. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
December 10, 2017 - 7:53 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — As Alabama's high-profile Senate race heads toward a Tuesday vote, supporters and opponents of GOP candidate Roy Moore are bending the truth — or shattering it to pieces — in the campaign's final stretch. One website falsely proclaimed that one of the women who accused Moore...
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December 10, 2017 - 2:13 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials have warned that patients at a psychiatric hospital in Dallas are in "immediate jeopardy" two years after Texas regulators threatened to close the facility over severe safety problems, a newspaper reported Sunday. A Nov. 1 letter from the U.S. Department of Health...
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A protester prepares to throw back tear gas canister that was fired towards them by Lebanese riot police during a demonstration in front of the U.S. embassy in Aukar, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Scores of demonstrators, including Palestinians, pelted security outside the embassy with stones and burned an effigy of U.S. President Donald Trump in a protest to reject Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
December 10, 2017 - 1:45 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the U.S. decision to declare Jerusalem Israel's capital (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Israel's prime minister says the Palestinians must "come to grips" with Jerusalem being Israel's capital. Benjamin Netanyahu says the sooner the Palestinians accept...
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December 10, 2017 - 10:24 am
ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (AP) — Police say an intruder shot and killed by an elderly homeowner during a home invasion attempt by two men in Pennsylvania turned out to be a relative of the man. Ellwood City police said 49-year-old Dennis Mercadante of Mercer and another man broke into the home at about 1:...
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December 10, 2017 - 10:11 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man found near a partially submerged sport utility vehicle in a river in Pittsburgh. Police said the body of 52-year-old Todd Patrick Wharton of Imperial was found face-up in the Allegheny River near the Carnegie Science Center shortly...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 2, 2014 file photo, prominent media PR and celebrity publicist, Max Clifford arrives for sentencing at Southwark Crown Court in London. Britain’ Ministry of Justice says Max Clifford has died Sunday Dec. 10, 2017, after collapsing in prison, after being convicted in 2014 for for historic offences of indecent assault. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
December 10, 2017 - 10:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Disgraced celebrity publicist Max Clifford, a confidante to the stars who fell from grace amid Britain's investigation of past sexual abuse, died Sunday after collapsing in prison. He was 74. Once one of the most powerful figures in British entertainment, Clifford was convicted in...
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December 08, 2017 - 11:53 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman accused of robbing three banks while she was more than eight months pregnant pleaded guilty to robbing two of them and was sentenced to four years in prison. The State Journal reports that 32-year-old Lisa Harding of Madison was also ordered to pay back money...
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