GALESBURG, Ill. -- Nevest Coleman's family waited eagerly Monday outside a state prison in western Illinois as the final hours of Coleman's 23 years behind bars slowly evaporated.
When Coleman finally emerged from Hill Correctional Center, his hands pressed together in front of his mouth as if in silent prayer, his family erupted in smiles.
The Kern County, Calif., Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday that the agency took custody of convicted murderer Charles Manson's body after he died of natural causes at a local hospital.
What will happen to it now?
According to state law, Manson's next of kin has 10 days -- or until Nov. 29 -- either to claim or decline to take possession of the...Read more
A stunning new BuzzFeed account throws Michigan Democratic Congressman John Conyers onto the growing roster of beloved public figures suddenly faced with accusations of sexually inappropriate behavior toward women.
BuzzFeed, in an article by Paul McLeod and Lissandra Villa posted late Monday, reports that Conyers settled a wrongful dismissal ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Conyers is the latest member of Congress to fall under public scrutiny for sexual misbehavior after documents from a 2015 settlement with a former staffer over sexual harassment complaints surfaced.
The documents, which include four signed affidavits, were initially obtained by Buzzfeed News.
The Michigan Democrat used ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mark Walker, a conservative Republican, wants the GOP-controlled Congress to move on long-stalled efforts to revamp the nation's criminal justice system next year -- and he's enlisted a seemingly unlikely ally: the head of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Walker, a North Carolina Republican and chairman of the conservative ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Twelve years ago, Sen. Lisa Murkowski sat at the breakfast table with her youngest son, who was in junior high school at the time. It was a big day. The chamber was set to vote on opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling, a priority of Alaska lawmakers for the previous three decades.
"My son looks up at me and ...Read more
NEW YORK -- Humans learn the concept of fairness at a very young age. After all, it doesn't take long for a child to start whining about a sibling who gets an extra serving of ice cream. As the Republican-controlled Congress tries to push through tax reform this year, one group of Americans may similarly question why it's coming up a scoop short...Read more
The IRS scandal came to a pathetic, whimpering conclusion earlier this month. For half a decade the scandal had kept delinquent members of Congress occupied and served up reliable programming to Fox News and other conservative media. But when Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen walked out of his office on Nov. 9, of his own ...Read more
Severed Threads (Volume 1)Kaylin McFarren
Believing herself responsible for her father’s fatal diving accident, Rachel Lyons has withdrawn from the world and assumed a safe position at a foundation office. When called upon by a museum director to assist her former love interest with the recovery of a cursed ...
The Food and Drug Administration last month sent criminal investigation agents with search warrants into nine storefronts across Central Florida that help customers order drugs from pharmacies in Canada and overseas at big discounts.
The agents notified the store owners that importing drugs from foreign countries is illegal and that those ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The company that landed and then lost a $300 million, no-bid contract to rebuild Puerto Rico's storm-ravaged grid says it's halting its work early because the commonwealth's utility hasn't paid it $83 million it's owed.
Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC is shuttering its operations 10 days earlier than planned because it can no longer...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Lawyers representing more than 450 victims of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas massacre filed multiple lawsuits Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, arguing that hotel and concert officials did not do enough to prevent a shooting that left 58 people dead.
More than 15 additional lawsuits have already been filed as victims seek ...Read more
Yellen to step down from Fed board when her successor as chair is sworn in
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen submitted her resignation Monday, effective when her successor is sworn in, providing President Donald Trump another seat to fill on the central bank's board.
Trump decided not to renominate Yellen, 71, to lead ...Read more
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Hopes that strange sounds detected on the ocean floor might be distress signals from a missing Argentine submarine crew were dashed Monday night after an analysis indicated they were not metallic in nature.
Earlier in the day, Argentine navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said the noises picked up by sonar at a depth of 650 ...Read more
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Plaintiffs in the 2015 deadly Berkeley balcony collapse that killed six and injured another seven reached a settlement, their attorney announced Monday.
The partial settlement, the amount of which is confidential, was reached between the injured victims and the families of the dead, mostly from Ireland, and the Greystar ...Read more
Say you're a publicly insured Californian with an addiction to heroin, fentanyl or prescription narcotics, and you want to quit.
New research suggests you can do it the way most treatment-seeking addicts in the state do -- by undergoing a medically supervised "detoxification" that's difficult, expensive and highly prone to failure.
Or you can ...Read more
ST. LOUIS -- The FBI and federal prosecutors are investigating police conduct during protests after September's acquittal of the St. Louis officer for a fatal 2011 shooting.
The investigation centers on "allegations of potential civil rights violations by law enforcement officers in the St. Louis area on Sept. 15, 2017, and in the weeks that ...Read more
MIAMI -- After years of being shielded from deportation from the United States while their disaster-prone country continues to recover from its devastating 2010 earthquake, tens of thousands of Haitians will now lose that safeguard.
The special deportation protection known as Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, will be revoked for at least 50,...Read more
SEATTLE -- Booming populations of seals, sea lions and other marine mammals are eating so much chinook salmon, they may pose a bigger challenge to the survival of hungry local orca whales than fishermen do, a new study has found.
The findings also helped researchers quantify yet another pressure on protected chinook salmon runs: the voracious ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles man threatened to kill U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters in a voicemail filled with racist and anti-gay slurs after he became angered over her criticisms of President Donald Trump, according to court documents.
Anthony Scott Lloyd, 44, was indicted late last week on a charge of threatening to kill Waters in a voicemail left ...Read more
NEW YORK -- The Trump campaign has stopped paying legal bills for Donald Trump Jr. and is setting up a legal defense fund to cover the costs for him and other campaign staffers related to investigations into Russian election meddling, said a person familiar with the matter.
A fund for campaign staffers should be running in a few weeks, the ...Read more
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- Georgia Dome comes crumbling down with a small glitch
- Charles Manson, mastermind of 1969 murders, dies at 83
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