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TN hunters banned for life in 44 states; killed 40 deer illegally

After poaching more than 40 deer, two Tennessee hunters have been given the stiffest penalty the state has ever handed down. Densibel Calzada, 23, and Eddy Albert, 21, have been given a lifetime hunting ban in Tennessee and 43 other states.

Phony engineers drafted hundreds of buildings in California

Los Angeles - Two unqualified scammers used phony structural engineering to develop blueprints for constructing scores of residential and commercial buildings, according to police.

Austin, Texas police kill unarmed, naked black teen David Joseph

Austin - A naked and unarmed black teenager was shot dead by police in Austin, Texas on Monday after he allegedly disobeyed commands and charged at an officer.

Boy 11, found guilty of shooting and killing girl,8

White Pine - Benjamin Tiller, 11, wanted to see eight-year-old MaKayla Dyer's puppies. She said no. So he shot her. The little girl passed away in her mother's arms.

Italy arrests former prelate over 30 million euro fraud

Rome - Italian police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a retired cleric suspected of having defrauded investors of 30 million euros ($34 million) which they were told would help fund a humanitarian foundation.

Thai cops bust gang sending fake passports to migrants to Europe

Bangkok - Thai police have broken up a major fake passport ring led by an Iranian known as "The Doctor" which sent hundreds of passports to Middle Eastern customers trying to enter Europe, authorities said Wednesday.

Michigan Senate passes animal cruelty bill preserving sodomy ban

Lansing - A Michigan bill meant to protect animals from cruelty is raising eyebrows and ire due to language affirming the state's unconstitutional ban on sodomy, a prohibition carrying unenforceable penalties ranging from up to 15 years to life imprisonment.

Toddler, 3, accidentally shoots and kills 9-year-old sister

Irondale - It is being characterized as a tragic accident. But according to the Washington Post, people in the U.S. are being shot by toddlers at the rate of once a week.

Spanish princess' fraud trial told of lucrative contracts

Palma De Mallorca - The first defendant to take the stand in Spain's landmark corruption trial involving Princess Cristina spoke Tuesday of lucrative no-bid contracts allegedly negotiated after playing sports at a royal palace.

Halftime dancers carry sign protesting shooting by S.F. police

Santa Clara - Social media lit up Sunday and Monday with photos and comments about a group of backup dancers at the Super Bowl who held up a protest sign about the recent shooting of an unarmed black man in San Francisco.

Trial of Spain's Princess Cristina resumes

Palma De Mallorca - Spanish Princess Cristina's trial for tax evasion charges in a corruption scandal over her husband's business dealings resumed on Tuesday with the start of questioning of defendants in the case.

Police: Dog starved by owner continues to slowly improve Special

Pittsburgh - A three-year-old Pitt Bull mix that was being starved by her owner and who was rescued by a Pittsburgh police officer along with a humane society officer, is making slow progress in her recovery, according to one of the officers involved in the case.

French ex-budget minister on trial for tax fraud

Paris - Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who resigned in disgrace in 2013 after admitting to having a secret Swiss bank account, goes on trial Monday for tax fraud.The 63-year-old faces up to seven years in jail and two million euros ($2.

Pakistan police arrest six over child wedding

Multan - Police have arrested six people accused of arranging the marriage of a seven-year-old boy and six-year-old girl in eastern Pakistan, officials said Saturday.

One shot dead at Dublin boxing weigh-in: Police

Dublin - One man was killed and two others injured on Friday when gunmen opened fire on boxing fans at a weigh-in at a Dublin hotel, Irish police said.

Suspect in the stabbing death of police K-9 did not cut officers Special

Pittsburgh - A police official said this afternoon that two police officers involved in Sunday's deadly encounter that left a police dog and a 37-year-old man dead were not cut or stabbed as first reported.

'Facebook killer' sentenced to life for wife's U.S. murder

Miami - A Miami court imprisoned for life a US man who killed his wife and then splashed a photo of her bloodied body on Facebook, where he confessed to the fatal shooting.

California doctor gets 30 years to life for overdose deaths

Los Angeles - Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng is the first doctor in the United States to be convicted of second-degree murder in the overdose deaths of three of her patients. She wrote the prescriptions but did not administer the drugs.

Slain K-9 officer awarded Medal of Honor at memorial service Special

Pittsburgh - Dark gray clouds lined the sky over Pittsburgh this morning, setting the somber tone for the memorial service for slain K-9 Officer Aren, who was stabbed to death Sunday while trying to apprehend a man that had stabbed two other police officers.
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