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Seattle Jury Convicts Hacker for Massive Capital One Breach

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal jury on Friday convicted a former Seattle tech worker of several charges related to a massive hack of Capital One bank and other companies in 2019. Paige Thompson, 36, a former Amazon software engineer who …

Church Convicts Catholic Ex-Priest of Abusing Boy for Years

BERLIN (AP) — A Catholic diocese in Germany said Tuesday that a former priest has been convicted in a church trial of sexually abusing a minor over several years almost three decades ago. The man, who wasn’t identified, was ordered …

Alabama City, Officer Convicted of Murder Seek Lawsuit Delay

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The city of Huntsville is again siding with a police officer convicted of murder and asking a federal court to delay action on a wrongful death lawsuit filed by relatives of the victim. The city and …

Arson Suspected in Kisatchie National Forest Fires

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Authorities in Central Louisiana are asking for the public’s help in finding whoever set multiple fires in the Kisatchie National Forest. The Town Talk reports that firefighters responded to about 10 wildfires in different parts of …

Martin Shkreli Accused of Drug Monopoly Scheme by Insurer

A Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliate sued “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical industry’s imprisoned enfant terrible, in a Manhattan federal court Thursday, alleging a scheme to monopolize the market for Daraprim, the “gold-standard treatment” for the parasitic infection toxoplasmosis. …

7th Circuit Affirms Conviction of Man Who Torched 7 Mobile Homes, Collected $600K

A federal appellate court on Friday affirmed the conviction of an Indiana man who set fire to seven homes in a rural mobile home park over a nine-year period and collected more than $600,000 in insurance money. A panel of …

Exonerated Man Seeking Accountability in Wrongful Conviction

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Brynlee Alice Jean Bledsoe is still too young to know the significance, but someday she’ll understand that her middle names are in honor of two of the women who helped free her father from prison in 2015. …

Murder Charges in Vale Dam Collapse Case Complicate Brazilian Probes

RIO DE JANEIRO — The filing of murder charges against the former CEO of Brazilian miner Vale SA and 15 others for a 2019 dam collapse that killed more than 250 people was hailed by victims’ families as a major …

Workers’ Comp Conviction for Maine Man

An Aroostook County jury has convicted a northern Maine man of theft of more than $10,000 in workers’ compensation benefits. Prosecutors said Friday that 63-year-old Stephen Tucker Sr. received more than $45,000 in benefits after injuring his hand awhile working …

Ex-Chicago Policeman Gets 8 Years for DUI Crash

A former Chicago police detective was sentenced to eight years in prison for a fiery drunken driving crash that killed two young men, leaving the victims’ families distraught that he won’t spend more time behind bars. Joseph Frugoli’s blood-alcohol content …