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Man who attacked NYC officer with hatchet acted alone

The man who attacked and wounded two New York City police officers with a hatchet on Thursday, was a self-radicalized convert to Islam and is believed to have acted alone, the city’s police commissioner said on Friday.

Teen girl allegedly stabbed brother in plot to kill family

A 15-year-old girl accused of stabbing her younger brother as part of a plot to kill her family so that she could run off with a 23-year-old man appeared in a suburban Detroit courtroom Thursday, where a judge set her bond at $1 million.

Vermont man found guilty of luring, killing teacher

A part-time snowplow driver who told police he and his wife set out “to get a girl” was convicted Wednesday of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home and then killing her.

Same-sex marriage now legal in Arizona

Same-sex marriage has become legal in Arizona after the state’s conservative attorney general said Friday that he wouldn’t challenge a federal court decision that cleared the way for such unions in the state.

Family of homeless preacher who died in jail awarded $4.6 million

The family of a homeless street preacher who died in a Denver county jail was awarded $4.6 million on Tuesday by a federal jury who found five sheriff’s deputies used excessive force to subdue the U.S. Army veteran.

Lawsuit: teen raped while being used as bait in school sex sting

Exactly why the plan was carried out and who knew about it are at the heart of a court fight pitting the Obama administration and groups that advocate against sexual violence versus a north Alabama school district that says its administrators aren’t to blame for the 2010 attack.

Oregon man charged after co-worker’s body found in cornfield

Prosecutors in Benton County have charged an Oregon man with killing a Pasco, Wash., co-worker whose body was one of three found near a cornfield in south-central Washington in August.