BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The founder of a South Texas cargo airline was given 30 years in prison Wednesday for federal child pornography charges, after undercover officers posing as young teenage girls said they caught him engaging them in explicit online chats.
Robert L. Hedrick was sentenced in
By SCOTT SONNERAssociated Press
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Walter Samaszko Jr. was a loner whose death went largely unnoticed. That all changed when a crew sent to clean out his house found a fortune stashed away in the garage of his modest ranch-style home.
There were ammunition boxes stuffed with
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House and Senate negotiators reached agreement Tuesday on a $633 billion defense bill that would tighten sanctions on Iran, increase security at diplomatic missions worldwide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya and presses the military on
By BARBARA ORTUTAYAP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Instagram, the popular mobile photo-sharing service now owned by Facebook, said Tuesday that it will remove language from its new terms of service suggesting that users' photos could appear in advertisements.
The language in question
By ROBERT JABLONAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal jury awarded $4.5 million to Filipino teachers who paid large fees to obtain U.S. jobs through a placement agency.
Jurors on Monday found that Los Angeles-based Universal Placement International Inc. and its owner, Lourdes Navarro,
By The Associated Press
TOO BIG TO JAIL? When the Justice Department said last week that British bank HSBC would pay a record $1.9 billion to settle allegations that it laundered money for Iran, Libya and Mexican drug cartels, prosecutors hailed it as a victory. Critics say the government should
By CURT ANDERSONAP Legal Affairs Writer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Pakistani-born man wanted to avenge the deaths of U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan by blowing up a New York City landmark but lacked the money and materials to carry out the plan, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.
By MATT VOLZAssociated Press
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - U.S. government officials said Tuesday they are launching a $1.9 billion Native American land buyback program now that a nearly 17-year lawsuit over more than a century's worth of mismanaged trust royalties is settled.
The 10-year, $1.9 billion
By SHAWN POGATCHNIKAssociated Press
DUBLIN (AP) - The Irish government announced Tuesday it won't sell its 25 percent stake in Aer Lingus to Ryanair because a merged airline would be likely to undermine competition and jobs at the former state carrier.
The decision by Ireland's full Cabinet
SPOKANE VALLEY, WASH. - A Spokane County Superior Court judge denied a motion Tuesday by the public defenders for Clay Starbuck to reduce his one million dollar bond right before Christmas. Starbuck is in custody for aggravated first degree burglary and first degree murder in the