Jorge Ramirez, 38, is accused of sexually assaulting the child and urinating on her in December 2010, court documents state
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By John Shiffman and Mark Hosenball (Reuters) WASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence officials on Tuesday identified two of the more than 50 classified cases in which they say National Security Agency eavesdropping helped thwart terrorist plots including a planned attack on the New York Stock Exchange. The other, a San Diego money laundering investigation tied to financing for a Somali militia, is among the 27 cases cited in a Reuters report Tuesday [ID:nL2N0ET0PZ] in which the U.S. government filed public notice that it used a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant. ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In the decades after the Civil War, the nation's first black Army regiments guarded Yosemite and Sequoia national parks against poaching and timber thefts, a role that in hindsight made them America's first park rangers.
PHOENIX (AP) — A woman sued Fox News Network for airing live footage last fall of a carjacking suspect in a police chase committing suicide in the Arizona desert and not using a time delay that would have prevented the death from being broadcast on national television.
Gov. Chris Christie this afternoon celebrated the reopening of the Moonachie Senior Center, which will also double as the borough's civic center as the Bergen County community continues to build after Hurricane Sandy.
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Joseph Albano has not been seen or heard from since June 3
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An engineer killed in a fiery train collision last year suffered from glaucoma and cataracts most of his life and had had about a dozen medical procedures in the three years leading up to the accident, a doctor told a federal oversight board on Tuesday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Would you like fees with that?
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Seeking to break a weeks-long impasse in efforts to fix the state's woefully underfunded pension system, Illinois will turn to a rarely used legislative conference committee in hopes of reaching a compromise solution, Governor Pat Quinn's office said on Tuesday. State lawmakers return to the state capitol on Wednesday for a special session on pensions called by Quinn. A series of meetings over the last two weeks has brought the Democratic Senate president and House speaker no closer to tackling the state's nearly $100 billion unfunded pension liability. ...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A State Department spokeswoman says a man who ranted about national security and repeatedly screamed "I'm dead" during a flight from Hong Kong to New Jersey once worked at the agency.
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other G-8 leaders attempted to speak with one voice Tuesday on seeking a negotiated Syrian peace settlement — yet couldn't publicly agree whether this means President Bashar Assad must go.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Jury selection will start July 9 in the murder trial of the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage.
NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a gay man walking with a companion in New York City's Greenwich Village afterward claimed that he opened fire because the victim "thought he was tough in front of his bitch," prosecutors said in court papers Tuesday.
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Mayor Ed Koch was 88 years old when he died in February, despite what his gravestone said. A worker at the Trinity Cemetery in Manhattan noticed last week that the gravestone's inscription shaved 18 years off the mayor's life after a stonecutter transposed two digits in his birth year, a Trinity spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The correct year of 1924 was mistakenly carved as 1942, she said. "It was a simple human mistake," said Tommy Flynn, owner of Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, which worked with Koch to create his funeral monument. ...
DiBuonaventura, who has been suspended from the department without pay since November, rejected the offer from First Assistant Prosectuor Michael S. Curwin to recommend the five-year mandatory sentence for official misconduct if he plead guilty.
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By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - No court in the world has ever ordered the International Committee of the Red Cross to open its confidential files on prisoner visits and the U.S. Guantanamo war crimes tribunal would set a dangerous precedent if it becomes the first to do so, a lawyer for the humanitarian group said on Tuesday. ...
Following an argument in the woman’s home, Harris left but later returned and forced her to have sex with him, according to an assistant prosecutor
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department says it is ready to start a program to help Native American tribes buy parcels of reservation land that have accumulated multiple owners.
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Three Ohio residents are accused of holding a cognitively disabled woman and her daughter against their will and forcing the woman to perform physical labor for them, threatening her with snakes if she didn't comply, authorities said on Tuesday. The trio, Jordie Callahan, Jessica Hunt and Daniel Brown, conspired to beat the woman and her child, threatened them with snakes and forced them to sleep in a padlocked room with a large iguana, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. ...
The money had been raised at a book fair earlier that month, police said.
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