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  • Egyptian journalist gets suspended jail sentence for Sinai coverage

    Egyptian journalist gets suspended jail sentence for Sinai coverage
    CAIRO -- A military court has given a well-known Egyptian journalist working in the Sinai peninsula a six-month suspended jail sentence, state media reported Saturday, in a case that had drawn protests from media groups and rights activists. The...
  • Former SEIU local leader gets 33 months in prison

    Former SEIU local leader gets 33 months in prison
    The former president of California's biggest union local was sentenced Monday to 33 months in federal prison for stealing from his low-income members to finance an expensive lifestyle that included being married to two women at the same time....
  • USC, Occidental underreported sexual assaults

    USC, Occidental underreported sexual assaults
    Amid federal investigations of their handling of campus sexual assaults, USC and Occidental College have disclosed that they underreported the number of cases in recent years, a potential violation of federal law. At USC, officials indicated that they...
  • What makes a Nobel laureate?

    What makes a Nobel laureate?
    This year's Nobel Prizes are being unveiled this week. Are there any predictors that point to who will be selected? Here's George Beadle's (medicine, 1958) response: "Study diligently. Respect DNA. Don't smoke. Don't drink. Avoid women and politics. That'...
  • 'Lone wolf' with pipe bombs in West L.A. sentenced to eight years

    'Lone wolf' with pipe bombs in West L.A. sentenced to eight years
    A West L.A. man who police said had more than a dozen pipe bombs in his home was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday. Robert Colt Wilson, 29, pleaded no contest in a Los Angeles County courtroom Tuesday to felony charges of possessing a...
  • Russian investigators say they found drugs on Greenpeace ship

    Russian investigators say they found drugs on Greenpeace ship
    MOSCOW -- Russian investigators said Wednesday that they found drugs and equipment that could be used for spying on board a Greenpeace ship used in a foiled protest against offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic. Additional charges are expected...
  • Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick: 'I really, really, really messed up'

    Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick: 'I really, really, really messed up'
    Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who turned Detroit into his personal wallet, was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for corruption in the city that has become the modern face of municipal bankruptcy. The city’s chief executive from 2002 to...
  • Gang 'tax collector' gets life for shooting that left infant dead

    Gang 'tax collector' gets life for shooting that left infant dead
    A gang "tax collector" who helped set up 2007 shooting in a bustling Los Angeles shopping district that claimed the life of a 3-week-old boy was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Juvenal Cardenas Mejia, 40, was...
  • West, Texas, fertilizer plant that exploded cited over safety

    West, Texas, fertilizer plant that exploded cited over safety
    WASHINGTON — Federal authorities have cited the operator of the West, Texas, fertilizer plant that exploded in April for 24 safety violations including the unsafe handling and storage of chemicals, and haveĀ  proposed $118,300 in penalties. In...
  • 'Office' star Craig Robinson pleads guilty in Bahamas drug case

    'Office' star Craig Robinson pleads guilty in Bahamas drug case
    "The Office" actor Craig Robinson was detained and ordered to pay a fine Wednesday in the Bahamas for drug possession, according to reports. The actor, who played upwardly mobile warehouse foreman Darryl Philbin on the NBC comedy and has appeared in...
  • JPMorgan Chase agrees to pay $389 million for credit card violations

    JPMorgan Chase agrees to pay $389 million for credit card violations
    WASHINGTON -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $389 million in refunds and penalties for illegally charging credit card customers for identity theft protection and other add-on services they didn't receive or authorize, federal regulators said...