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Jury Rejects Discrimination Claim in Silicon Valley Case

Jurors in a high-profile Silicon Valley case say a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee. The jury in San Francisco reached a verdict today on three of four counts in the lawsuit filed by Ellen Pao against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Confusion surrounded the...

Top Italian Court Clears Amanda Knox

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case. The decision by the Supreme Court of Cassation is the final ruling in the case, ending the long legal battle waged by Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito. Both...

Suit Exposes Horrors at Our Only Federal Supermax

What goes on inside American's only federal supermax —the Administrative Maximum Facility, or ADX, in Florence, Colo., where inmates spend 23 hours a day in solitary confinement—has largely been shielded from the rest of the world. An in-depth New York Times Magazine look into the prison changes that, and...

Alabama Cop Faces Federal Charges in Brutality Case

A former Alabama police officer has been charged with violating the civil rights of an Indian man who was injured during a violent confrontation in February. Former Madison police officer Eric Parker is charged with using unreasonable force that left Sureshbhai Patel hospitalized. He was slammed face-first to the ground...

Sex-Offender Housing Rules Relaxed in California

In an attempt to cut down on the number of transient sex offenders wandering around without a place to call home, California state prison officials announced yesterday they'd be relaxing rules that ban all registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park, the San...

Guards Forced Inmates Into 'Gladiator' Fights: Lawyer

If they won, they would get hamburgers; if they lost, they would be beaten or experience other negative consequences. This was just one example of the conditions given to two inmates in forced fights that Public Defender Jeff Adachi says were arranged by guards in San Francisco's main county jail,...

A Most Interesting Violation: 5 Craziest Crimes of Week

A Snapchat snafu and a crime involving OJ (not the "Simpson" kind) are among the weirdest crime stories of the week: The Update on Screech You've Been Waiting For : What got Dustin Diamond so worked up late Christmas night that he allegedly got into a bar fight? Apparently, Smirnoff Ice...

Lawyers: Weird Kidnapping Was No Hoax

The strange kidnapping of Denise Huskins was a real—and horrific—crime, not a joke or the hoax police now say it is, according to lawyers for Huskins and her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn. Quinn's lawyer tells NBC that the reason his client took almost 12 hours to report the alleged...

National Guardsman, Cousin Accused of Plotting Attack

A 22-year-old National Guard soldier was arrested at Chicago's Midway Airport last night and his 29-year-old cousin has been arrested at his Aurora, Ill., home. The allegations against them: that the former planned to fly to Cairo with the aim of helping ISIS, while his cousin stayed behind and carried...

2 Arrested in Gang Rape of Elderly Nun in India

Police arrested two suspects today in the gang rape of an elderly nun in a missionary school this month in a crime that re-focused attention on the scourge of sexual violence in India despite tough anti-rape laws introduced two years ago. The suspects were arrested after a nationwide hunt; one...

Teen Kills Brother, 6, Then Himself During Dinner: Cops

An evening meal among three brothers ended in tragedy yesterday evening in Hudson, Fla. A 13-year-old boy shot and killed his 6-year-old brother, cops say, then wounded his 16-year-old brother before killing himself, the AP reports. The boys' mother was at work and an 18-year-old brother wasn't around. What prompted...

Cops: Bay Area Kidnapping Is Really a Hoax

If you thought Denise Huskins' bizarre kidnapping was hard to believe, you were on to something. California police now say her disappearance from boyfriend Aaron Quinn's home in Vallejo on Monday was "an orchestrated event and not a kidnapping" and Huskins and Quinn may face charges. Officers first spoke to...

Lawyer: Nevada Guard Shot 2 Cuffed Inmates

A Nevada prison inmate was handcuffed when was shot and killed by a guard last November, according to a lawyer who says her client was wounded in the same shooting but survived. Carlos Manuel Perez Jr. was slain with his hands cuffed behind his back, attorney Alexis Plunkett says. Inmate...

Reported Kidnap Victim Is Found Safe

The strange kidnapping case of Denise Huskins in California is over in the most important sense: The 29-year-old is safe and sound, reports the Los Angeles Times. Now police have to figure out what on earth happened. The saga began Monday afternoon when her boyfriend called police to report that...

Donald Sterling's Wife, Galpal to Meet in Court

The girlfriend whose recording of Donald Sterling making racially insensitive remarks cost him ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers faces a fight with his estranged wife that could cost her the fortune he gave her. Shelly Sterling is going after the $2.5 million in gifts her husband lavished on...

Bay Area Woman Kidnapped for Ransom

The details of Denise Huskins' kidnapping are sketchy, but scary: At some point between midnight and 5am Monday, boyfriend Aaron Quinn says he saw her being "forcibly taken against her will" from a Vallejo, Calif., home. He was given a ransom demand; it's not clear when or how it was...

Cops Bust HOV Cheater— With 'Most Interesting Man'

If you're going to circumvent HOV-lane rules, go interesting or go home. That was apparently the goal of one driver in Fife, Wash., who was pulled over by a trooper Monday afternoon after the officer noticed the guy's passenger seemed a little stiff, KOMO reports. "The trooper immediately recognized it...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Leaving Prison for Halfway House

Former US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will be released from federal prison tomorrow and will serve out the remainder of his term in a halfway house in Washington, DC, former US Rep. Patrick Kennedy says. Kennedy said he spoke with Jackson at the minimum security federal prison camp in Montgomery,...

San Jose Cop Killed by Suicidal Gunman: Police

A San Jose cop died last night apparently at the hands of a suicidal gunman, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, in the California's city's first fatal shooting of an officer in 14 years. Michael Johnson, a field training officer reportedly engaged to be married, was responding to a call that...

Mom Freed From Death Row: 'This Is Not Happiness'

An Arizona woman's "living nightmare" is over, her lawyers say. But for Debra Milke, her freedom "is bittersweet," she says. "This is not happiness." After 22 years on death row, Debra Milke was cleared of murder charges earlier this week related to the death of her 4-year-old son, who was...

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