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Jury finds Tom DeLay guilty on all counts

The heavy-handed style that made Tom DeLay one of the nation’s most powerful and feared members of Congress also proved to be his downfall Wednesday when a jury determined he went too far in trying to influence elections, convicting the former House majority leader on two felonies that could send…

Gitmo detainee acquitted on all but one charge

The first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial was acquitted Wednesday of all but one of the hundreds of charges he helped unleash death and destruction on two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998 — an opening salvo in al-Qaida’s campaign to kill Americans. A federal jury convicted Ahmed…

Ala. ex-trooper pleads in civil rights-era slaying

Ex-trooper pleads guilty in 1965 Ala. slaying that prompted key civil rights marches A white former state trooper pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser charge in the 1965 shooting death of a black man at a civil rights protest, a killing that inspired historic voting rights marches. James Bonard Fowler,…

Iran says no decision on woman in stoning case

Iran says no final decision on woman who could be executed by stoning on adultery conviction Iran said Tuesday no final decision has been made on the fate of a woman who could be executed by stoning on an adultery conviction in a case that has sparked widespread international outrage.…

Activist filmmaker Barry Cooper charged with impersonating a private investigator

To describe the tale of former Texas drug cop Barry Cooper as “strange” is to make what observers could legitimately call, “an understatement.” Yet, thanks to actions by his former colleagues in Texas law enforcement, the wild odyssey of America’s top drug war insurgent has just become even more bizarre.…

NY governor’s aide surrenders on assault charge

NY governor’s aide surrenders on assault charge in case that triggered tampering probe An aide to New York Gov. David Paterson surrendered Thursday to New York City authorities on assault charges stemming from a 2009 domestic violence case that touched off an evidence-tampering investigation in Albany. David Johnson turned himself…

Sen. Merkley: BP the most reckless company in the industry

BP has moved to oust CEO Tony Hayward but the company must do more to signal they are cleaning up their act, according to one Democratic senator. Sen. Jeff Merkley says BP has the worst record in the industry and they must replace Steve Flynn, the vice president in charge…

10 Russian spies plead guilty to conspiracy charge

Update: Russia set to release four US spies All 10 Russia spy suspects are to plead guilty Thursday, a prosecutor said, announcing a move that would open the way for a possible spy swap deal between Russia and the United States. “It’s the government understanding that each of the defendants…

Army intel analyst charged over leak of Iraq shootings video

An American soldier suspected of leaking video footage of a US Apache helicopter strike in Baghdad that killed two employees of the Reuters news agency has been charged, the military said on Tuesday. Private First Class Bradley E. Manning, held in a military jail in Kuwait since last month in…

Alabama mayor lashes out at BP for breaking promises

Tony Kennon, mayor of Orange Beach, Alabama is angry at BP’s point man in the Gulf for making promises that he hasn’t kept. Darryl Willis, who has been put in charge of the claims process by BP, appears in millions of dollars worth of BP ads, pledging to to stay…

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