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Federal prison population down by 4,800 in a year

Federal prison population down by 4,800 in a year

The number of inmates in federal prisons dropped by almost 5,000 in the past year, the first decline since 1980, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday.
Frances Burns
Sarah Palin defends family's involvement in drunken party brawl

Sarah Palin defends family's involvement in drunken party brawl

Former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin has broken her silence about the widely-reported drunken brawl her family was in, saying she was so "proud" of her children.
Aileen Graef
Wesleyan requires frats to go co-ed in 3 years

Wesleyan requires frats to go co-ed in 3 years

Wesleyan will require all of its residential fraternities to allow both male and female members in the next three years or risk getting booted off campus.
Gabrielle Levy
Florida Department of Corrections fires 32 guards involved in inmate abuse

Florida Department of Corrections fires 32 guards involved in inmate abuse

The Florida Department of Corrections fired 32 prison guards last week, removing staff accused a criminal wrongdoing or misconduct from four state prisons.
Gabrielle Levy
Caitlyn Kovacs' death likely 'alcohol-related,' prosecutor says

Caitlyn Kovacs' death likely 'alcohol-related,' prosecutor says

Prosecutors investigating the death of Rutgers student Caitlyn Kovacs said preliminary findings point to alcohol as playing a role in her death.
Gabrielle Levy
Treasury fights back against offshore tax shelters created by 'inversions'

Treasury fights back against offshore tax shelters created by 'inversions'

The Treasury Department issued new guidelines for overseas mergers to ensure American businesses enterprises grow ethically without shortchanging tax revenue.
Matt Bradwell
Jessica Arrendale dies shielding daughter from boyfriend with gun

Jessica Arrendale dies shielding daughter from boyfriend with gun

Jessica Arrendale, 33, died Sunday while shielding her daughter, Cobie, from the baby's gun-wielding father Antoine Davis.
Aileen Graef
Virgin America plane diverted after man tries to open cabin door

Virgin America plane diverted after man tries to open cabin door

A plane from Boston to Los Angeles was diverted to Omaha when a man tried to open cabin door mid-flight.
Heather Records
More than 100 people arrested during climate protests on Wall Street

More than 100 people arrested during climate protests on Wall Street

1,000 climate protesters descend on Wall Street leading to 100 arrests.
Heather Records
Louisiana judge rules state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional

Louisiana judge rules state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional

A district court judge in Louisiana rules that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Heather Records
Child welfare officials vistied Florida mother of six after she tested positive for drugs

Child welfare officials vistied Florida mother of six after she tested positive for drugs

Florida Dept. of Children and Families opened a case into Sarah Spirit after she tested positive for synthetic marijuana while on probation for grand theft.
Heather Records
Arrest warrant issued for 'person of interest' in missing UVA student case

Arrest warrant issued for 'person of interest' in missing UVA student case

Charlottesville, Va. police have issued an arrest warrant for Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., a "person of interest" in the case of missing UVA student.
Heather Records
Poll: Support for gay marriage could be leveling off

Poll: Support for gay marriage could be leveling off

Support for same-sex marriage dropped about 5 percentage points between February and September, the Pew Research Center said Monday.
Frances Burns
Seattle City Attorney wants 86 pot tickets dismissed as racially biased

Seattle City Attorney wants 86 pot tickets dismissed as racially biased

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes requested the city dismiss all citations issued so far this year for the public consumption of marijuana as racially biased.
JC Sevcik
Convicted killer recaptured 8 hours after Texas prison break

Convicted killer recaptured 8 hours after Texas prison break

Convicted killer Marvin Garcia, who climbed the fence of a prison near Amarillo, Texas, was on the loose for less than eight hours before he was recaptured.
Frances Burns
Great white shark circling surfers photographed by drone

Great white shark circling surfers photographed by drone

It's a sight no surfer wants to see: A huge shark, circling in the water under his board.
Gabrielle Levy
Prosecutor: White House fence-jumper 'a danger to the president'

Prosecutor: White House fence-jumper 'a danger to the president'

Omar Gonzalez, charged with jumping the White House fence, was arrested in Virginia in July with a sawed-off shotgun and rifle in his car, prosecutors said.
Frances Burns
Mary Burke defends against plagiarism accusations

Mary Burke defends against plagiarism accusations

Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke continued to fend off criticism over parts of her economics platform that were plagiarized.
Gabrielle Levy
King Fire grows by only 5,000 acres overnnight as temperature dips

King Fire grows by only 5,000 acres overnnight as temperature dips

The more than 5,000 firefighters struggling to contain California's massive King Fire got some help from the weather Monday.
Frances Burns
Lois Lerner says she did nothing wrong at the IRS

Lois Lerner says she did nothing wrong at the IRS

Lois Lerner, the former head of the exempt organizations unit at the Internal Revenue Service, says she is apolitical and administered the law without bias.
Frances Burns
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