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World Mar 01Two Americans who helped former Nissan chairman escape are in Japanese custody
An American father and son wanted by Japan for aiding former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn escape from the country in a box were handed over to Japanese custody Monday.
Politics Jan 15Officials say no ‘direct evidence’ of plot to assassinate during Capitol attack
Prosecutors who initially said there was “strong evidence” the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials” have backed away from that allegation.
Politics Dec 11Supreme Court rejects Texas lawsuit attempting to overturn Biden victory
The Electoral College meets Monday to formally elect Biden as the next president.
Politics Dec 10Texas-led election lawsuit becomes conservative litmus test
Seventeen Republican attorneys general are backing the unprecedented case that Trump is calling "the big one." That come as the president and his allies have lost dozens of times in courts across the country and have no evidence of widespread…
Health Nov 13WATCH: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker gives coronavirus update
Once a coronavirus hot spot, Massachusetts was seen as a model for infection control this summer as coronavirus cases and deaths dwindled. Now, experts are warning the state could be headed for a bleak winter.
Politics Oct 23Trump, Biden lawyer up and brace for White House legal battle
Dozens of attorneys for the Democrats and the Republicans are already clashing in courts across the U.S. over mailed-in ballot deadlines and other issues brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Politics Sep 17300 and counting: Push by feds to make arrests at U.S. protests
In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr's message was clear: Aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence.
Education Aug 21Loughlin, Giannulli get prison time in college bribery plot
“Full House” actor Lori Loughlin must serve two months in prison and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, must serve five months for paying half a million dollars in bribes to get their two daughters into the University of Southern…
Nation Aug 20AP Exclusive: Feds to seek death sentence for Boston bomber
Attorney General William Barr says the Justice Department will seek to reinstate the death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Nation Aug 04Prospect of a second Boston Marathon bomber trial brings anguish
An an appeals court ruling ordering a new trial to decide whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be put to death may once again force this community to relive the nightmare of April 15, 2013.