By MICHAEL BIESECKERAssociated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina authorities used a helicopter and bloodhounds Monday to search for a convicted killer who walked away from a state prison farm more than five hours before the public was notified.
James J. Ladd was first noticed missing
By BILL KACZORAssociated Press
APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) - A German woman showed no emotion Monday as a judge sentenced her to more than 21 years in prison after she pleaded no contest to drowning her 5-year-old grandson in the bathtub of a rented beach house.
The judge accepted a plea deal for
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tyco International Ltd. has agreed to pay nearly $27 million to settle U.S. charges that it bribed officials at government-owned companies in more than a dozen countries.
The Switzerland-based manufacturing conglomerate will pay $13.7 million and pleaded guilty to a criminal
By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An undercover FBI agent has been accused in court documents of spending U.S. taxpayer dollars on prostitutes in the Philippines for himself and others during an international weapons trafficking probe last year.
Deputy Federal Public Defender
By SYLVIA HUIAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - A European court ruled Monday that radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri can be extradited to the United States to face terrorism charges, including allegedly trying to set up an al-Qaida training camp in rural Oregon.
The decision ends a long-
By BRIAN MURPHYAssociated Press
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - In U.S.-funded ads running on Pakistani TV, subtitled clips show President Barack Obama extolling America's traditions of religious freedom. For many watching, though, the message misses the mark in efforts to calm the
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco may soon give new meaning to the word "downsizing."
Supervisors are set to vote on Tuesday on a proposed change to the city's building code that would allow construction of among the tiniest apartments in the country.
Under the plan, new apartments could be as
By LINDA DEUTSCHAP Special Correspondent
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A courtroom erupted in applause, cheers and shouts of "We love you" as a former gang member imprisoned for 19 years for a murder he didn't commit was exonerated and set free Monday.
John Edward Smith, who was still in jail clothing
By DANIEL WAGNERAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Discover Bank will pay millions in fees to settle accusations by regulators that it pressured credit card customers to buy costly add-on services like payment protection and credit monitoring.
Discover, the sixth-biggest U.S. credit card
CROWLEY, Colo. (AP) - A female kitchen employee was killed and another was seriously injured Monday in an assault involving an inmate while breakfast was being prepared at a state prison in southeast Colorado, a spokeswoman said.
The inmate was subdued, and the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility