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Montana teacher -- initially given 31 days in rape of student -- now gets 10 years

Fighting back tears, Auliea Hanlon sat on the witness stand in a Montana courtroom, just feet away from the man who pleaded guilty to raping her 14-year-old daughter -- and initially received a sentence that required him to serve just 31 days in prison.<p>"Here we are -- six, seven years later, still …

Malaysia urged to stop transgender arrests

Malaysia's transgender population faces systematic repression, harassment and mistreatment, and the government must immediately repeal laws that criminalise their lifestyles, Human Rights Watch has said.<p>On Thursday, the US-based group released a report it says details worsening abuses that …

Iraqi woman activist killed by Islamic State

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants with the Islamic State group tortured and then publicly killed a human rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after their …

Latest video of missing Va. student shows man following

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Police confirmed Wednesday night that they have additional videos of a University of Virginia student missing since Saturday that show a man following her.<p>Police have not yet released those videos.<p>The videos were taken from two separate surveillance cameras from the Downtown …

Father of Norwegian mass murderer Breivik speaks of guilt in rare public appearance

The father of Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik says he grapples with guilt for not being closer to his son when he was growing up.<p>In his first news conference since the July 22, 2011, attacks that killed 77 people, Jens Breivik told reporters: "If I had had more contact with him, If I had …

Crime

Texas Executes Woman for Torture Death of 9-Year-Old Boy

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — 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.<p>Lisa Coleman, 38, received a lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal to spare her.<p>She was pronounced …

US police arrest NFL player Jonathan Dwyer

The allegations stem from an incident in July at a Phoenix home and involved a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old baby boy, media reports said.<p>"We became aware of these allegations this afternoon when notified by Phoenix police and are cooperating fully," the Cardinals said in a statement …

Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a last-day appeal from a Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture …

Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown testifies to grand jury – reports

The police officer who shot dead Michael Brown in the Missouri city of Ferguson last month, leading to nights of unrest, has reportedly testified to the grand jury that is considering potential criminal charges against him.<p>Darren Wilson testified on Tuesday for roughly four hours about his August 9 …

Darrien Hunt: new surveillance footage may shed light on police shooting

Surveillance footage from a drive-through bank in Utah where a 22-year-old black man is alleged to have lunged at police officers with a sword, before fleeing and being shot to death, has been obtained by investigators.<p>Recordings made by surveillance cameras at the restaurant where Darrien Hunt …

Iran detains UK citizen over ban on women watching sports alongside men

Earlier this summer, Ghoncheh Ghavami stood outside Tehran's majestic Azadi (freedom) stadium, wearing a white scarf and holding up a placard.<p>With Hassan Rouhani promising a more moderate stance in Iran, she wanted to enter the stadium alongside male fans, hoping that the Islamic republic's ban on …

FLDS Successfully Cites Hobby Lobby Decision in Child Labor Suit

A judge ruled that a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is exempted from testifying in a child labor …

Fijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of Fijians got their first chance to vote in eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally …

Darryl A. Williams: The Man Who Will Lead the War on Ebola

World<p>The man tapped by President Obama to lead the war on Ebola is a long-time Army leader who has experience on the battlefield, in Africa, and the medical arena. Major General Darryl A. Williams just took over command of U.S. Army Africa, in June, and on Tuesday it was announced that he would set …

Military

Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in …

U.N. Chief: 'Ebola Has Gone Beyond Health Issues'

The Secretary-General of the U.N., Ban Ki-moon, said Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has “gone beyond health issues” and could even …

Solar power’s new wave

At first glance, the awnings over the sidewalk and entryway at a new Toronto-Dominion Bank branch in Mississauga, just west of Toronto, look pretty normal.<p>On closer inspection, it's clear these glass sheets – translucent panels in metal frames, adorned with an attractive grid of dark squares – are …

Feds: N.Y. store owner funded ISIS - CNN Video

Trooper shooting suspect might try to target more officers, police say

He's a survivalist with an extensive shooting background and a grudge against law enforcement, officials say.<p>Eric Matthew Frein apparently cut his hair into a mohawk-style haircut as part of his mental preparation for the attack on police and was active in a military simulation unit that reenacted …

Urban Outfitters Apologizes for 'Blood-Stained' Kent State Sweatshirt

The Internet is outraged after a vintage Kent State sweatshirt that looked as though it was covered with bloodstains appeared on Urban Outfitters' …

Arizona GOPer Resigns After Calling for Forced Sterilization of Women on Medicaid

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The vice president of Arizona's Republican Party resigned late Sunday night after advocating for the …

Oklahoma state trooper charged with kidnapping and rape

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested a state trooper Monday on complaints of kidnapping, rape and other crimes after three women alleged the officer sexually assaulted them while he was on duty.<p>Trooper Eric Roberts, 42, was arrested at his home in Sapulpa and taken to the Creek County jail. He was …

Lawyer: Secret children, living and dead, hidden by squalor for years

It was a shocking and gruesome discovery: three dead infants found in a Massachusetts home so squalid that police officers had to search it in hazmat suits.<p>Now, days later, as investigators continue to search through what the Worcester County District Attorney's Office describes as the home's …

700 feared dead in 2 Mediterranean boat wrecks

GENEVA (AP) — This year is on track to become the deadliest ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea after two heavily loaded boats were …

Associated Press News

Three top stock picks from Goodreid’s Gordon Reid

<i>Gordon Reid is president and CEO of Goodreid Investment Counsel Corp. His focus is on U.S. equities.</i><p><b>Top Picks:</b><p><b>Alere Inc.</b><p>Alere is a health care company that specializes in diagnostic, testing and monitoring products. They are growing earnings and cash flow rapidly on the back of new product …