Sunday, December 21, 2014
  • A woman who admitted arranging to have her daughter's boyfriend kill her estranged husband was derided by one of his children as "the sickest, most evil woman" before a judge sentenced her to 60 years in prison. 
  • In the biggest criminal case ever brought in the U.S. over contaminated medicine, 14 owners or employees of a Massachusetts pharmacy were charged Wednesday in connection with a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people. 
  • NEW YORK (AP) -- The rout in oil prices advanced Friday after the International Energy Agency lowered its forecast for global oil demand next year. 
  • PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A suspected gang member opened fire on a group outside an alternative high school Friday, sending three young people to the hospital, Portland police said. 
  • LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Californians got a lot of what they wanted and not too much of what they didn't from a major storm that finally blew out of the state Friday. 
  • A law enforcement officer would have to be present for tickets to be issued from traffic cameras under an Ohio bill that passed the House on Wednesday, a measure that opponents said is tantamount to a ban.

  • The U.S. Justice Department and Cleveland reached an agreement Thursday to overhaul the city's police department after federal investigators concluded that officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often and have endangered the public and their fellow officers with their recklessness. 
  • A northeast Ohio middle school teacher whose skull was crushed by a rock dropped onto her vehicle from a Pennsylvania overpass is recovering from her sixth surgery.

  • The traditional kick-off to the holiday shopping season has become a two-day affair with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving. Here's a look at what's happening on Black Friday: 
  • A group of magicians is working to raise money to restore Harry Houdini's gravesite and permanently care for the monument at a New York City cemetery. 
  • A New Jersey hiker killed by a bear in September took a series of photos of the animal with his cellphone before it mauled him to death.

  • National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown. 
  • CLEVELAND (AP) -- After nearly 40 years in prison, a man convicted in a 1975 Cleveland slaying walked out of the county jail as a free man.

  • Police say they have a journal and videos that indicate a gunman who shot three students at Florida State University's library believed the government had targeted him.

  • Two women convicted earlier this year of kicking and beating a 23-year-old woman who died after the brawl outside a popular California nightclub face up to 11 years in state prison at their sentencing hearing Friday.


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