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Child porn victim surprised by court's dismissal of judgment
A woman whose rape as a child by her uncle was seen in images that were viewed extensively on the Internet said she's "surprised and confused" by a ruling from the Supreme Court, which tossed out a judgment of nearly $3.4 million.
Judge releases tape of woman who shot at President Ford
Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination was made public on Wednesday.
FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes
The federal government wants to prohibit sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.
Cleared of murder, man starts fresh 24 years later
The day Jonathan Fleming was cleared of the murder that put him behind bars for almost 25 years, he strode out of a New York City courthouse to congratulations from passers-by and what he sees as the start of a new life.
Corrections officer taken hostage by inmates at Ohio jail
A corrections officer was taken hostage by inmates at an Ohio county jail on Wednesday, as officials said three prisoners grabbed and handcuffed the officer at the Trumbull County Jail in Warren.
Florida executes man convicted of murdering relatives
The state of Florida on Wednesday executed a man who was convicted of murdering two relatives, in order to prevent one of them from testifying against him in a burglary trial.
Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion
A small town in southwest Wyoming has been evacuated after an explosion and fire at a natural gas pipeline hub. Officials said there are no reports of injuries and the residents of Opal have been evacuated as a precaution.
Ohio women held captive seek apology from Joan Rivers
Attorneys for two of the women who were held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade said Wednesday that Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the horror they experienced.
FBI probe in 9/11 trial has implications, defense says
The legal team for five people accused before a 9/11 war crimes tribunal said implications of the FBI's questioning of one of its members are "staggering," and is calling on the court to aggressively probe the incident.
Man shot by US marshal vowed to behave, report says
A man who was shot to death by a U.S. marshal this week while attacking a witness during a trial in Utah federal court promised the judge at the start of the hearing that he would behave.
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