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Chinese grad student found beaten to death near University of Southern California campus

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A Chinese graduate student at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles has been found dead in his off-campus apartment after being assaulted late at night on his way home, police and university officials said. The body of Xinran Ji, 24, an…

WATCH: Dramatic Colorado crime spree ends after cop tackles rifle-toting suspect

By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) – Sheriff’s deputies in Colorado ended a two-hour crime spree by a couple suspected of carjacking when a lone officer tackled a gun-toting man following a dramatic pursuit that was caught on camera. Authorities say Christopher David Sullivan, 37, and an underage girl fled on…

House votes to bar Obama from sending troops to Iraq without authorization

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Friday for a resolution that would bar President Barack Obama from sending U.S. troops for any “sustained combat role” in Iraq without congressional authorization. The House adopted the resolution by a vote of 370-40, reflecting the strong desire by…

NJ man found guilty of stabbing ‘messy’ ex-wife to death and putting a pig mask on her body

By Bruce Konviser MORRISTOWN N.J. (Reuters) – A jury convicted a New Jersey man on Wednesday of murdering his ex-wife, who he called a messy housekeeper and whose body was found stabbed 84 times and wearing a pig mask. Jurors deliberated less than five hours before reaching their verdict in…

Abuse victim sues MO church that hired sex offender later convicted in botched sex change

A sex abuse victim has sued a Missouri church that hired a convicted sex offender and allowed him to supervise children. The suit claims officials with First Presbyterian Church of Fulton knew that Jack Wayne Rogers had been previously convicted on child pornography charges when they hired him as a…

Todd ‘legitimate rape’ Akin claims Bill Clinton is leading a ‘Democrat war on women’

In an interview with World Net Daily, former GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin blasted mainstream Republicans for refusing to stand behind conservative ideologues, like himself, and against “the Democrat liberal media machine.” Akin noted that mainstream Republicans are so “afraid of that…that they’re unwilling to go and rescue their wounded,”…

Massachusetts judge won’t toss murder charge against ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez

By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) – A Massachusetts judge refused to toss out murder and firearms charges against ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez in last summer’s killing of a semi-professional soccer player. Bristol Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh in a ruling late Thursday rejected the defense’s argument that prosecutors…

Top White House aide: ‘Foolish to discount the possibility’ of impeachment

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top White House adviser said on Friday Republicans might try to impeach President Barack Obama over his go-it-alone immigration strategy, as Obama prepared to talk about the U.S. border crisis with Central American presidents. Dan Pfeiffer, one of Obama’s longest-serving advisers, told reporters…

Dallas man exonerated for rape after being cleared by DNA tests

By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) – A 57-year-old Texas man who spent 12 years in prison for rape was exonerated on Friday, with legal experts saying his case marked the first time someone has been cleared of a crime by DNA testing that was not requested by the convicted…

SF professor accused of secretly filming partying students using bathroom in his house

A former accounting professor at San Francisco State University has been arrested after a hidden camera used to film students was discovered in the  bathroom of his house. Mark Landis, 38, was arrested Wednesday and has been charged with 15 misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy, according to the San…

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