A former madam who performed illegal "body sculpting" was sentenced Thursday to 10 to 20 years in prison after the death of a dancer whose heart stopped after nearly half a gallon of silicone was injected into her buttocks.
NEW YORK (AP) — The former head of Al Jazeera America's documentary unit has sued the news network, claiming it is biased against non-Arabs and women in stories that it produces and in how it treats employees.
NEW YORK (AP) — An ex-con with a long criminal record pleaded not guilty Thursday to first-degree murder in last month's killing of a New York Police Department officer while 100 fellow officers stood watch in the courtroom.
A New York man accused of shooting a plainclothes police officer last month pleaded not guilty to murder charges on Thursday. Demetrius Blackwell, 35, was arrested hours after he allegedly shot New York police officer Brian Moore, 25, in the head after Moore attempted to question him in a middle-class section of the borough of Queens on May 2. Blackwell was also charged with the attempted murder of Moore's partner, Erik Jansen.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Union workers at Montana's largest mining company have rejected a proposed four-year contract that could have reduced their take-home pay, as Stillwater Mining Co. executives seek to cut costs amid declining precious metals prices.
SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) — A woman who flew from Colorado to Florida to reconnect with an old flame turned up dead days later, and her onetime boyfriend killed himself as investigators zeroed in on him as the prime suspect, authorities said.
Two Florida brothers, one of whom said he bicycled around New York City to scope out targets, were sentenced on Thursday to prison for plotting to explode a bomb in the city in 2012, the U.S. Justice Department said. Raees Qazi was sentenced to 35 years and Sheheryar Qazi to 20 years. The two had also assaulted two deputy U.S. marshals while in custody, the Justice Department said in a statement.