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Suspect in Bay Area murders said to agree to guilty plea

San Rafael - One of three young drifters charged with killing a hiker in Marin County and a backpacker in Golden Gate Park last year has agreed to a plea deal to testify against the other two, officials said Monday.

Belgium charges Abrini over Paris attacks, Osama K. over Brussels attacks

Brussels - Belgian prosecutors on Saturday held Mohamed Abrini in connection with the Paris attacks and a new suspect in the Brussels attacks identified as Osama K., charging them both with "terrorist murders.

No charges filed in balcony collapse that killed 6 in Berkeley

Berkeley - California prosecutors will not bring criminal charges over last year's fatal balcony collapse that killed six young people.

Karadzic found guilty of 10 of 11 charges in historic ruling

Den Haag - UN war crimes judges on Thursday sentenced Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to 40 years in jail after finding him guilty of genocide and a slew of atrocities, including ethnic cleansing, during the 1990s Balkans conflict.

The 11 charges against Radovan Karadzic

Den Haag - Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will Thursday learn if UN war crimes judges have found him guilty of a slew of atrocities, including a campaign of ethnic cleansing, during the 1990s Balkans conflict.

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam charged with 'terrorist murder'

Brussels - Key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was formally charged Saturday with "terrorist murder" and being part of a terrorist group, the Belgian federal prosecutors office said."Salah Abdeslam...

Drunk customer hit with $1,114.71 charge from Uber

Edmonton - A man in Canada used Uber, a company that connects drivers to those seeking a ride via an app, and he got hit with a charge of $1,114.71.

Belgium charges two new suspects in Paris attacks case

Brussels - Belgium has charged two new suspects in connection with the Paris massacre last month, prosecutors said Thursday, bringing to eight the number of people it is holding in the case."Two other suspects have been charged...

Belgium charges two with terrorism over Paris attacks: prosecutor

Brussels - Belgian authorities have charged two people who were arrested after the Paris attacks with involvement in terrorism, prosecutors said Monday.

Suspect in S.F. pier killing has new felony charge added

San Francisco - Prosecutors have added a firearms possession charge to accusations against Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the illegal Mexican immigrant blamed for the random slaying of a San Francisco woman at the city's waterfront on July 1

Man charged with intentionally kills bald eagles with vehicle

Unalaska - A man from Oregon is being charged with intentionally driving his truck into a group of bald eagles feeding on an Alaskan roadway.

Criminal charges possible in California coast oil spill

Goleta - State and county officials in California say they're considering criminal charges stemming from Tuesday's 20,000-gallon oil spill from a pipeline near Refugio State Beach off the Santa Barbara coast.

Man gets hit with $539 Uber charge after 18-mile Halloween ride

A man in Denver got hit with a surprise from Uber. That surprise was being charged more than $500 for an 18-mile trip on Halloween.

Man faces charges after parking plane at pub to grab a drink

Newman - A man in Australia has been charged by police after he drove a light plane down the street and then parked it at a pub while he went to have a beer inside.

Amazon charges customers a penny per order to negate French law

After French authorities placed a number of restrictions on Amazon to protect in-country suppliers the company has fired back with a one-penny solution.

Three charged with manslaughter in Turkey mine disaster: prosecutor

Soma - A Turkish court on Sunday charged three people with manslaughter over a mine disaster that killed 301 people, the prosecutor in charge of the probe said.

UK fraud agency charges three ex-Barclays bankers over Libor

Britain's fraud agency started criminal proceedings against three former bankers at Britain's Barclays Plc on Monday for the alleged manipulation of Libor interest rates.

Ex NFL player Darren Sharper accused of drugging, raping women

Former professional football player Darren Sharper, a star defensive back turned television sports analyst, was charged on Friday with drugging four women and raping two of them ...

Man sentenced for one year after uploading cat throwing video

A 24-year-old Frenchman that has been accused of injuring a kitten by throwing it against a building, and then uploading a clip of him doing it on his Facebook page is facing animal cruelty charges.

Mother charged with murder in failed exorcisms of children

Germantown - A mother in Maryland faces murder charges in the stabbing deaths of two of her children after she took it upon herself to release the devil from them.

Ukraine opens 'kidnapping' charges against Tymoshenko lawyer

Kiev - Ukrainian prosecutors on Wednesday opened new criminal charges against the lawyer of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, accusing him of "unlawfully imprisoning or kidnapping" his ex-wife.

L.A. County deputies arrested for prisoner abuse

Eighteen L.A. sheriffs deputies face charges of prisoner abuse, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice in an ongoing FBI jail abuse investigation.

What's next? Introducing a purse that charges your phone

Have you ever had an issue wanting to use your cephone, only to discover the battery is dead or extremely weak? If you buy the Everpurse that won't happen because it allows you to charge your phone without batteries or external cords.

Woman seeks help after car accident, gets shot to death

Dearborn Heights - Police have sent a request to the Wayne County Prosecutor's office asking for charges to be filed against a Dearborn Heights resident accused of fatally shooting a 19-year-old woman asking for help after a car accident.

Operation Yewtree: Trial date set for entertainer Rolf Harris

Bray - Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, 83, will go on trial next April for indecent assault against young girls. He faces nine counts of indecent assault and four counts of taking x-rated images of a child.

Ahmadinejad summoned to court

Tehran - Current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been summoned to court, following a complaint submitted by Majles spokesman Ali Larijani.

Skype may be in trouble if police in France can't listen to calls

The French telecom authorities, ARCEP, informed the Paris state prosecutor that Skype must submit to the French law's concerning electronic communications operator, which requires operators to allow police in France to listen in on any calls.

Idaho vice principal faces sex charges

A vice principal at a school in south-central Idaho has been taken into custody on suspicion of sexually abusing a minor.

RCMP charge Joe Fontana, London mayor and former federal minister

London - The RCMP announced today Joe Fontana, the Mayor of London, Ontario, has been charged with three Criminal Code offences. All charges spring from an investigation of a federal cheque used to pay the deposit on his son Michael's wedding reception in 2005.

Sarasota, Florida, charges homeless man for theft of utilities

Sarasota - A 28-year-old homeless man from Sarasota, Florida, was charged with theft of utilities when he charged his cellphone at a public picnic shelter, located at Gillespie Park. Darren Kersey spent the night in jail when he could not afford the $500 bond.
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CASE: American Amanda Knox (left) is driven away from court in Perugia  Italy  during her murder tri...
CASE: American Amanda Knox (left) is driven away from court in Perugia, Italy, during her murder trial in 2011. Knox was acquitted by an appeals court on Friday.
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ASHES: Photo from 2010 shows the aftermath of an underground pipe explosion that killed eight and de...
ASHES: Photo from 2010 shows the aftermath of an underground pipe explosion that killed eight and destroyed 38 homes in the city of San Bruno, Calif.
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SCENE: The entry to the Pier 14 walking pier on the San Francisco waterfront is shown in a photograp...
SCENE: The entry to the Pier 14 walking pier on the San Francisco waterfront is shown in a photograph from 2010.
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