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The suicide of a 40-year-old man who was freed from jail after being accused of crashing his vehicle into the Stratosphere casino raised questions about why he wasn't charged with a crime and whether he was properly screened for mental illness.
The DoD and the Secretary of the Navy have approved a special provision granting hardship duty pay to sailors and marines who are deployed beyond 220 consecutive days.
Ten death row inmates already challenging Tennessee's lethal injection protocol were permitted by a judge Thursday to amend their lawsuit to include objections to the use of the electric chair.
The man suspected of killing a 6-year-old boy in one of New York City's most notorious missing children's cases burst into tears during a videotaped confession as detectives hugged and comforted him.
Investigators searching for the man suspected of killing a Pennsylvania trooper in an ambush outside a barracks in the Pocono Mountains nearly a week ago describe the suspect as a self-taught survivalist who hates police.
A Philadelphia judge wants to know why a murder suspect appeared in court in a T-shirt that read, "Crime Pays." Jeremiah Jakson is charged with strangling an art school graduate staying in the same boarding house.
Federal prosecutors have charged the couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters in northern New York with sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography.
James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, denied Thursday that he lied to Congress about government surveillance last year, and he rolled out a new national intelligence strategy that includes principles of ethics for intelligence officers.
Police say a Pennsylvania man caused more than $14,000 damage to several other vehicles when he took a dare to do a "doughnut" with his pickup truck in a bar parking lot.
A Georgia man was fatally stabbed by his stepson early Wednesday after he refused to let him keep a new puppy, police said.
A Pennsylvania man has been charged with making three 911 calls to report bogus emergencies simply because he was lonely and wanted paramedics to show up.
Church officials have fired an assistant coach at a Roman Catholic high school who they say was involved in an encounter in Philadelphia in which two gay men were beaten.
U.S. stocks are opening higher a day after the Federal Reserve made clear it would keep interest rates at record lows for a while.
Investigators say 55 suspected gang members and associates in far West Texas have been indicted on charges including murder, drug dealing and extortion.
Dozens of Michigan hearse enthusiasts will show off their casket-carrying cars during a parade through Hell.
It was the dead of winter sometime in the 1980s and John Motz and a few friends took a long hike to one of their small cabins hidden deep in the mountain range in Canadensis, Pa., which is in the northeast part of the state.
Police investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student are looking for an unidentified man who was reportedly seen walking with the missing woman the night she vanished.
A South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children believed the kids "were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs," according to an unredacted arrest warrant released Wednesday.
Daredevil tightrope walker Nik Wallenda said Wednesday that he chose Chicago for his next feat partly because of its reputation for being windy.
A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening.