FILE-This Jan.9, 2013 file photo shows Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaking with the media in Phoenix. Arpaio known for arresting hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad tha…
Maricopa sheriff will disband controversial squad.
She claimed her five-day detention at an immigration office in Arizona was an illegal arrest.
FILE - In this July 27, 2013 file photo, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un waves to spectators and participants of a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. If the U.S. government’s claim that North Korea was involved in the…
WASHINGTON — The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least o…
This Columbia Pictures publicity photo shows Randall Park as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in “The Interview.”
Elena Teyer speaks outside Boston federal court in support of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, after a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Teyer is the mother-in-law of Ibragim Todashev, who was shot to death by an FBI agent in May 2013…
In this sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court Thursday.
BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.
LONDON — Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday — a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation bloc for the way in which employers deal with severely overweight staff.
WASHINGTON — The death penalty continued its slow and steady two-decade decline this year, as fewer convicted murderers were sentenced to die and most executions were limited to just three states, according to a report scheduled for release Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The world's largest direct seller of cosmetics, Avon Products Inc., will pay $135 million to settle criminal and civil charges after its China unit pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing officials there.
This undated file photo shows George Stinney Jr., the youngest person ever executed in South Carolina, in 1944.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.
Federal regulators accuse company of illegally billing its wireless customers hundreds of millions of dollars.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria has sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Islamic extremists.
NEW YORK (AP) — The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and movie goers alike. And the financial toll is adding up too.
From left are first assistant director Jonathan Watson, director of photography Brandon Trost, co-director Evan Goldberg and co-star Seth Rogen on the set of “The Interview.”
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday cut short prison time for eight drug convicts as part of his new initiative to reduce harsh sentences under outdated guidelines, a step that could lead to a vast expansion of presidential clemency in his final two years in office.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man known as a "prison Houdini" might finally see freedom after more than 35 years — this time without an elaborate escape.