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  • O.C. jail escapee arrested in San Diego County

    O.C. jail escapee arrested in San Diego County
    The taste of freedom lasted less than 24 hours Saturday for an inmate who escaped from an Irvine detention center. The Orange County Sheriff's Department said 27-year-old Max Edward Fernandez was re-arrested shortly before 2 p.m. outside a fast-food...
  • Man charged with groping women in Orange County

    A Westminster man was charged Friday with groping four women at various public locations in Orange County. Matthew Andrew Linville, 19, is charged with one felony count of false imprisonment by violence and four misdemeanor counts of sexual battery....
  • Brazil rancher sentenced for ordering killing of U.S.-born nun

    Brazil rancher sentenced for ordering killing of U.S.-born nun
    SAO PAULO -- A Brazilian rancher has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for ordering the killing of U.S.-born nun and Amazon environmental activist Dorothy Stang in 2005. It was the fourth time that Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura was tried in Brazil's...
  • Sacramento woman gets life for torturing girl with hot irons, staples

    Sacramento woman gets life for torturing girl with hot irons, staples
    A Sacramento woman who tortured her incarcerated fiance's 12-year-old daughter with staples, hot irons and electrical cords was sentenced to life in prison Thursday. Duewa Abeana Lee, 37, was convicted in July of torture and other felony counts...
  • Texas low on lethal drug, has no plans to change executions

    Texas low on lethal drug, has no plans to change executions
    Texas appears to be running out of the drug used to execute prisoners in what has become the most active death penalty state in the country, but officials said this week they have no plans to change execution methods. "We have not changed our current...
  • JPMorgan admits it broke securities laws in 'London Whale' case

    JPMorgan admits it broke securities laws in 'London Whale' case
    NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase & Co. has made a rare declaration for Wall Street: The nation's biggest bank admitted it broke the law. The financial giant acknowledged Thursday that it violated securities laws and agreed to pay fines of $920 million as...
  • 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...
  • Texas appeals court throws out Tom DeLay money-laundering conviction

    Texas appeals court throws out Tom DeLay money-laundering conviction
    HOUSTON -- Tom DeLay, who was forced out as Republican House majority leader in 2005 because of felony money laundering charges, was exonerated Thursday by a Texas appeals court. The Texas 3rd Court of Appeals said the evidence in the case was “...
  • Gallup Poll: A majority of Americans turn negative toward Russia

    Gallup Poll: A majority of Americans turn negative toward Russia
    More Americans have negative views of Russian President Vladimir Putin than at any time since he came to power in 2000, and a majority now see Russia as no friend of the United States, a Gallup poll released Wednesday indicated. The survey conducted...
  • Iran frees prominent dissidents: What the tea leaves say

    Iran frees prominent dissidents: What the tea leaves say
    There was big news out of Iran on Wednesday: It freed heroic human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer whose crime was defending dissidents. She had been serving a six-year sentence, down from 11 years. But almost everything Iran does is part of a...
  • Iran frees human rights lawyer, 10 other opposition figures

    Iran frees human rights lawyer, 10 other opposition figures
    TEHRAN -- Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and at least 10 other religious and political opposition figures were released from prison Wednesday with no explanation for the reprieve offered by the new government of President Hassan Rouhani....