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Estate of 'Untouchables' Ness in legal fight over old stock

Estate of 'Untouchables' Ness in legal fight over old stock

MIAMI — A legal fight is brewing in Florida between the estate of "Untouchables" Prohibition agent Eliot Ness and an Ohio company over some long-undiscovered stock that apparently belonged to Ness and may be worth more than $1 million.

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Estate of 'Untouchables' Ness in legal fight over old stock

Estate of 'Untouchables' Ness in legal fight over old stock

This photo taken Friday, June 12, 2015, shows a Diebold stock certificate in the name of Elliot Ness, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Eliot Ness, the famed Prohibition agent who led the “Untouchables” in their crusade against Chicago gangster Al Capone’s liquor bootlegging rackets, later became the…

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Ore. man convicted in 32-year-old murder

HILLSBORO, Ore. — An Oregon jury has convicted a St. Helens man in a 32-year-old murder that had gone unsolved until modern DNA testing linked him to the case.

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'Citizen of the year' gets 14 years in California fraud case

'Citizen of the year' gets 14 years in California fraud case

In this April 26, 2005 file photo, former Atascadero Citizen of the Year Kelly Gearhart poses in front of the Printery building in Atascadero, Calif. Gearhart, 53, was sentenced Thursday, July 2, 2015 to 14 years in prison for bilking investors who poured millions of dollars into failed deve…

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'Citizen of the year' gets 14 years in California fraud case

'Citizen of the year' gets 14 years in California fraud case

LOS ANGELES — A former California real estate developer once honored as his city's citizen of the year was sentenced Thursday to the maximum 14 years in prison for bilking investors who poured millions of dollars into failed development projects.

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Las Vegas detective gets probation in prostitute attack case

LAS VEGAS — A suspended Las Vegas police detective has been sentenced to probation on a reduced charge in a plea deal that avoids trial in a case alleging that he attacked and injured a prostitute trying to get his money back.

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Ringleader of OxyContin operation sentenced to 50 years

SPOKANE, Wash. — The leader of an illicit painkiller operation that moved thousands of OxyContin pills to Spokane from California has been sentenced to 50 years in federal prison.

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Suspects in GPS serial killings to be tried separately

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A judge has decided that two convicted sex offenders who have pleaded not guilty to the rape and murder of four California women will be tried separately.

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US court agrees Apple violated antitrust law in e-book entry

Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices.

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US court agrees Apple violated antitrust law in e-book entry

Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices.

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No bail for Journey drummer Deen Castronovo on rape charge

No bail for Journey drummer Deen Castronovo on rape charge

SALEM, Ore. — Journey drummer Deen Castronovo will remain in an Oregon jail on rape and other felony charges after prosecutors said he repeatedly violated a court order by calling and texting the victim with messages that included suicide threats and apologies.

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No bail for Journey drummer Deen Castronovo on rape charge

No bail for Journey drummer Deen Castronovo on rape charge

FILE - This Sunday, June 14, 2015 file booking photo provided by the Marion County Sheriff's office taken shows Deen Castronovo, drummer for rock band Journey, in Salem, Ore. Castronovo sat in jail Tuesday, June 30, 2015, after being indicted on a rape charge two weeks after his domestic vio…

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Supreme Court’s Arizona ruling hands voters a big victory

It potentially saves hundreds of other election laws adopted around the country.

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Changes to NC voter ID rankle some, but could preserve law

RALEIGH, N.C. — Federal and state lawsuits filed nearly two years ago challenging what's in North Carolina's election overhaul law are finally heading to trial starting next month.

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Woman accused of biting officer sentenced to 10 months

BISMARCK, N.D. — A woman accused of biting a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer on the arm has been sentenced to 10 months in prison.

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Court rails against judge who didn't show for jury duty

WICHITA, Kan. — A federal judge does not plan to punish Sedgwick County District Judge Michael Hoelscher for not showing up for jury duty in federal court.

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Parents sue military-style voucher school in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — Several parents are suing a private, military-style voucher school in Milwaukee, alleging their children were subjected to abuse and humiliating treatment when they attended a boot camp last fall.

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Former lawmaker testifies during federal corruption trial

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A former Democratic state lawmaker who owns coal mines and helped regulate the coal industry on the House Natural Resources Committee told a federal jury Thursday that it was "awkward" when a state mine inspector assigned to his mines asked him for money.

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Milwaukee man gets 30 years for 'absolute torture' of baby

MILWAUKEE — A judge sentenced a Milwaukee man to just over 30 years in prison Thursday for what she called the "absolute torture" of his baby girl.

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Ohio State denies ex-band director's defamation claims

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University is denying defamation claims raised by the school's ex-band director in a $1 million lawsuit and asking a judge to dismiss the complaint.

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