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  • NYPD faces prospect of 2 outside monitors

    This week a federal judge appointed an outside monitor to supervise changes to the NYPD's unconstitutional stop and frisk policy. In addition, New York City officials will vote Thursday on creating a inspector general for the police department, making it one of the nation's most closely monitored police forces.

  • Seattle's Hempfest celebrates new law, mellows pot activists

    In contrast to last year's Hempfest rally in Seattle, which pitted activists in favor of legalizing marijuana against activists concerned about potential harm to the medical marijuana industry, this year's event focuses on public education.

  • Fort Hood trial: Prosecutors will tackle motive this week

    Prosecutors will argue Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of committing the worst mass shooting ever on a US military base, felt he had a 'jihad duty,' or believed he would be a martyr.

  • Sandusky victim settles with Penn State

    The young man known as 'Victim 5' has settled with Penn State for several million dollars, the first of 26 settlements expected among 31 men who have pressed charges over the school's response to their abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

  • 50 years later, sealed JFK files still raise questions

    Serious researchers and conspiracy theorists alike note that several hundred pages of investigative documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy remain classified. Many questions hinge on a deceased CIA agent and his activities before the assassination. 

  • Hayward implosion: Scientists work to predict the next 'Big One'

    Hayward implosion: The US Geological Survey estimates a 63 percent chance of a major earthquake hitting the Bay area in the next 30 years. On Saturday, scientists measured the shaking caused by a controlled demolition of a building to better understand where the ground might shake most.

  • Georgia teen to face trial for shooting 13-month-old in stroller

    De'Marquise Elkins, 18, could receive life in prison for allegedly shooting a baby boy between the eyes. The incident happened during an attempted robbery of the baby's mother, who was out for a walk with him in a stroller.  

  • Nonprofit works to preserve former slave dwellings

    The Slave Dwelling Project, a new nonprofit, is working with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and private property owners to preserve slave cabins across the South.

  • Egypt unrest tests Obama's Arab Spring philosophy

    President Barack Obama's response to political unrest in the Middle East has been to state support for representative governments, but to limit the US involvement. The ousting of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has challenged Obama's approach.

  • Yellowstone grizzly attacks leave four injured in two incidents

    Yellowstone grizzly attacks: Two attacks by grizzly bears, in Yellowstone National Park and 70 miles away, left four people with minor injuries. Two hikers surprised a sow grizzly and her cub on a trail near Canyon Village in Yellowstone Thursday.

  • 1,600 homes evacuated as firefighters battle Idaho blaze

    A wildfire burning near Hailey and Ketchum, Idaho prompted authorities to order the evacuation of 1,600 homes. On Friday the fire grew rapidly, fed by wind gusts, low humidity, and dry ground fuels.

  • Miss Teen USA hacked: FBI probes 'sextortion' scheme (+video)

    Miss Teen USA hacked: Cassidy Wolf, who won the Miss Teen USA crown Saturday, says someone hacked her bedroom computer webcam. The FBI is investigating more than a dozen victims of webcam spying in Riverside County.

  • 3 Bulger jurors tell of emotional, complicated trial

    In interviews with the Associated Press, three jurors from the Boston trial of mob boss James 'Whitey' Bulger tell about the jury's feelings of tension, boredom, and fear throughout a trial filled with vicious details of casual slayings.

  • Area 51 is real, say CIA documents

    Area 51: For the first time, the CIA acknowledged the existence and location of the mysterious aviation test site known as Area 51. But the documents make no mention of aliens.

  • NSA audit: NSA spying violated privacy rules thousands of times

    NSA audit from May 2012 counted 2,776 incidents in the preceding 12 months of unauthorized collection, storage, access to, or distribution of legally protected communications, the Washington Post reported Thursday. 

  • Fort Hood shooting trial: Details emerge about victims, shooter

    Fort Hood shooting trial: Major Nidal Hasan is standing trial for killing 13 people and wounding over 30 others in the 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood's medical facility. 

  • Maui shark attack: German woman loses an arm to a shark

    Maui shark attack: About 2 miles of Maui beach were closed after a tourist lost a limb to a shark, but the beach reopened at noon Thursday after officials found no sign of sharks in the area.

  • Judge Judy's son sues sheriff for $5 million. Why?

    Judge Judy's son sued a New York sheriff for defamation in a child rape case. Judge Judy says her son, a New York prosecutor, is 'principled, honorable and dedicated.' The sheriff says the son's suit is 'blatantly political.'

  • Manning wants to be a 'better person,' he told court

    The young man who provided secret information to WikiLeaks apologized for the harm he had caused during the sentencing phase of his military trial on Wednesday. Bradley Manning, convicted of 20 charges last month, may receive his sentence as early as next week. 

  • WalMart shooting: Motive a mystery (+video)

    WalMart shooting: Authorities have arrested a WalMart employee after she allegedly shot a co-worker in a Wisconsin store. The shooting occurred Wednesday morning.