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Calif. lawmaker seeks changes after Dugard case

Calif. lawmaker seeks changes after Dugard case

A state senator said Wednesday he wants to change California law so prisoners like the sex offender who was paroled before taking Jaycee Dugard captive for 18 years would have a tougher time getting out of prison.

Few Leads in Search for Boy Taken From Grandmother

Few Leads in Search for Boy Taken From Grandmother

The search for a 4-year-old boy who authorities say was snatched from his grandmother's arms stretched into a fourth day Saturday, with crews pulling yet another vehicle from a California canal where a man earlier in the week reported seeing a car linked to the kidnapping plunge into the water.

Parents Say South Florida Charter School Morphs Into Raunchy Adult Club at Night

Parents Say South Florida Charter School Morphs Into Raunchy Adult Club at Night

A southern Florida charter school has been sent a letter of complaint after evidence mounted that the facility was being used as a venue for raunchy late-night parties, The Miami Herald reported Friday.

Fla. man gets 20 years in investment fraud

Fla. man gets 20 years in investment fraud

A federal judge in New Jersey scolded a Florida man for his lavish lifestyle funded by stolen millions before sentencing him Tuesday to 20 years in federal prison in an investment fraud scheme.

Fed chief steps back into into political matters

Fed chief steps back into into political matters

Before he took charge of the Federal Reserve in 2006, Ben Bernanke vowed to steer clear of political issues. Nowadays he seems to have an opinion on everything.

Education Secretary Duncan tours Rust Belt

Education Secretary Duncan tours Rust Belt

Education Secretary Arne Duncan set out Wednesday on a three-day bus tour across the Rust Belt manufacturing region. His message is that education can help revitalize the economy in distressed a...

White House Orders Broader Access to Files About F.B.I. Informant

White House Orders Broader Access to Files About F.B.I. Informant

Christopher A. Wray, the F.B.I. director, opposed expanding the number of lawmakers who can read the classified files.

Oil rises on strong consumer spending numbers

Oil rises on strong consumer spending numbers

Oil is climbing on a rebound in U.S. consumer spending.

Strong earnings from Caterpillar drive Dow higher

Strong earnings from Caterpillar drive Dow higher

Caterpillar drove the Dow Jones industrial average higher Friday after the company reported a huge gain in first-quarter earnings.

First of 'Cuban 5' Spy Ring Out of U.S. Prison

First of 'Cuban 5' Spy Ring Out of U.S. Prison

One of the so-called "Cuban Five," convicted of spying in the U.S. for the communist Castro government, walked out of federal prison Friday, the first of the group to complete sentences imposed a decade ago.

Trump Claims Power to Bypass Limits Set by Congress in Defense Bill

Trump Claims Power to Bypass Limits Set by Congress in Defense Bill

President Trump during the bill’s signing ceremony on Monday. He deemed 51 of the law’s statutes to be unconstitutional intrusions on his presidential powers.

Pennsylvania Man Charged in Booby-Trapped Home Arrest

Pennsylvania Man Charged in Booby-Trapped Home Arrest

Police say a man threatening to harm himself booby-trapped an entrance to his northeastern Pennsylvania with a handgun before being subdued by officers.

Shooting at Ohio frat house kills 1, hurts 11

Shooting at Ohio frat house kills 1, hurts 11

Two men angry over a dispute at an Ohio fraternity house party left the gathering and returned early Sunday, spraying bullets into a crowd and killing a Youngstown State University student, auth...

America's Third War: The U.S. Cut a Deal With the Sinaloa Cartel, Say Court Documents

America's Third War: The U.S. Cut a Deal With the Sinaloa Cartel, Say Court Documents

U.S. federal agents allegedly cut a deal with the Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed it to traffic tons of narcotics across the border, in exchange for information about rival cartels, according to documents filed in federal court.

Fla. ice cream truck driver charged with DUI

Fla. ice cream truck driver charged with DUI

Police say a Tampa Bay-area ice cream man was driving his truck while drunk when he almost hit a child.

Atlanta public school system put on probation

Atlanta public school system put on probation

An educational standards agency said Tuesday it has placed Atlanta Public Schools on probation and given the system nine months to make improvements or risk losing accreditation for its high sch...


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