Man sentenced in $1.4 million fraud case
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Portland man was sentenced in federal court in Tacoma, Washington after being convicted in a $1.4 million fraud case.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The pilot and passenger of a small private plane pulled from the Red River over the weekend will be laid to rest this week.
US citizen charged in kidnapping of journalist in Somalia
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A U.S. citizen has been charged with kidnapping and other counts for his alleged role in the abduction of a freelance journalist who was held hostage in Somalia for nearly three...
Taking tune from “The Office,” man helps save woman’s life
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A classic scene from a decade-old episode of "The Office" helped an Arizona mechanic save an unconscious woman's life.
Child porn probe yields bestiality charges for Georgia pair
PELHAM, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a child pornography investigation led to bestiality charges for a Georgia couple.
Man pleads guilty to fraud, theft, conflict charges
PHOENIX (AP) — A man who formerly served as treasurer for the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District has pleaded guilty to fraud, theft and conflict of interest charges in connection with dealings with the district and the Gila County Mounted Posse.
The state Attorney General's Office says Michael Scott Greer faces between 1½ and 2½ years in prison and will pay a fine of $65,865 in addition to already paying restitution of $42,000 before he pleaded guilty Wednesday.
Montana man sentenced in connection to body buried
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man convicted of tampering with evidence in connection with a man's body that was found in a shallow grave north of Billings was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Another charged in 2010 death of 80-year-old Tennessee woman
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been arrested in the 2010 death of an 80-year-old woman.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that 35-year-old Michael Scott Mowdy of Savannah is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery. He's being held without bond in the Sept. 8, 2010, death of Otylier Callens, whose body was found by Savannah police in her home.
Seattle judge dismisses young activists’ climate lawsuit
SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by young activists who argued the state is violating their rights by failing to protect them from climate change.
In his ruling Tuesday, King County Superior Court Judge Michael Scott says the issues in the case are political questions that must be addressed by the legislative and executive branches and cannot be resolved by a court.
ROYALTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a body has been found that's believed to be that of a man who was reported missing while canoeing in southwestern Michigan.
The Berrien County sheriff's office says 35-year-old Michael Scott of Kalamazoo was last seen canoeing Saturday on the St. Joseph River with friends.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Scott Moore is walking a bit gingerly these days, but it has nothing to do with the 2½ years he spent imprisoned by Somali pirates, the beatings he suffered, his time spent in chains or the lousy food that caused him to lose 40 pounds.
"I got thumped by a wave surfing off Manhattan Beach the other day," the author of "The Desert and the Sea: 977 days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast" says with a sheepish grin. "I've got a cracked rib."
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials have broken ground on an industrial project on the city's southwest side.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says at the ceremony this week that developer Venture One plans to lease the building in Little Village to e-commerce operators and restaurant-related supply companies.
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