U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah paid off a campaign loan
with charitable donations and federal grants, funneled campaign money to
pay down his son's student loan debt and disguised a lobbyist's bribe
as payment for a car he never sold, prosecutors said Wednesday in
announcing a racketeering indictment against the congressman.
Mullah Mohammad Omar, the secretive head of the Taliban and an
al-Qaida ally who led a bloody insurgency against U.S.-led forces,
eluded capture for more than a decade in spite of being one of the
most-hunted fugitives on Earth.
Prosecutors charged a 15-year-old boy with
murder, kidnapping and sexual assault Wednesday in the death of an
8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town.
The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):
A former high-ranking corrections officer at a
southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on
inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex
with him, according to investigators.
A Georgia man who wrote he was "ready for jihad"
before buying a one-way ticket overseas to try joining the Islamic
State group was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday after he sobbed to
the judge, "I am an American."
High temperatures are expected Tuesday as
crews struggle to make headway against a wildfire threatening about 450
homes and other buildings in the rugged foothills of Central California,
fire officials said.
An avid Minnesota hunter accused of
illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe has a federal felony on
his record related to shooting a black bear in Wisconsin, according to
federal court records.
Former Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam,
known as the father of the country's military missile program, died
Monday after collapsing while delivering a lecture, a top state official
said. He was 83.
Turkey's unexpected move to launch raids against
Kurdish rebels at the same time it is cracking down on the Islamic State
group risks ending of a period of relative calm that has been boon for
Turkey's democracy and economy.
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