Newlywed who pushed husband off cliff gets 30 years

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The Montana woman who admitted to killing her newlywed husband of eight days by pushing him off a cliff has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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Man gets eight months in prison for slapping toddler on plane

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Are the Xbox and unleaded gas helping keep you safe from violent crime?

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While better policing has been credited, experts say the real reasons for crime’s decline may involve factors as mundane as video games and better quality gasoline at the pump.

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Nearly two mass shootings per month since 2009, study finds

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Rap lyrics lead to arrest in unsolved Va. murder

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Rap lyrics may have been the break police in Newport News, Va., needed to solve a double murder from 2007.

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Mom convinces son he has cancer to scam money from friends, cops allege

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Police have charged a New Jersey mother who allegedly lied and said her son was suffering from cancer in order to deceive friends and loved ones out of thousands of dollars.

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'Pure evil': UK father of 17 killed six of his own kids in a house fire

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LONDON — A father was found guilty of starting a fire that killed six of his own children as part of a disastrous plot to frame his former mistress, in a horrific case that has prompted an emotional debate about Britain’s welfare system.

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Murders fall 42 percent in America’s deadliest city: Chicago

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Three months after Chicago notched the most murders in the nation, officials are touting a dramatic downturn in crime.

In the first quarter of the year, murders dropped 42 percent over the same period last year and shootings were down 27 percent — reductions that authorities say were fueled by anti-gang initiatives.

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Young muggers shot baby in head while in stroller, mom says

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SWAT teams went door-to-door in a small coastal Georgia city Friday looking for suspects after a baby was killed and his mom shot a day earlier.

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Man wrongly imprisoned in murder case wins $13.2 million in civil rights lawsuit

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A man who spent 11 years in prison on a murder conviction that was later reversed has won a $13.2 million award in a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Cleveland.

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Drug buyer butt-dials 911, police say, leading to arrest in Oregon

Butt-dialing has led to many embarrassing situations, but police say that for one Oregon drug dealer, it could lead to jail.

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Gabrielle Giffords had ‘staring contest’ with shooter, husband says

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In her first face-to-face confrontation with the man who shot her in the head at close range and killed six others in an Arizona shooting rampage last year, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords locked eyes with Jared Lee Loughner in an intense courtroom scene Thursday.

Loughner, 24, was sentenced to life in prison after killing six people, including a 9-year-old girl, and leaving 13 wounded in a parking lot attack in Tucson during a political rally on Jan. 8, 2011. Giffords, who struggles to walk and has been left partially blind with a paralyzed right arm, stared intently at Loughner while holding hands with her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, as he read an emotional statement to Loughner.

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Tucson shooter sentenced to life after Giffords, other victims confront him

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 The man who pleaded guilty to a deadly Arizona shooting rampage that wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been sentenced to life in prison.

U.S. District Judge Larry Burns sentenced 24-year-old Jared Lee Loughner on Thursday for the January 2011 attack that left six people dead and Giffords and others wounded.

80-year-old charged after tearing down Obama Hitler posters

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In the midst of a heated political season and with the election just weeks away, you expect to see political signs everywhere; but a controversial sign in Hebron, Conn., got a woman riled up, and arrested.

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