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Embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Resigns After Perjury Conviction

Kathleen KaneA day after she was convicted of perjury and other offenses, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, once considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, announced her resignation, effective at the end of the workday Wednesday.

In a statement, Kane said Tuesday, "I have been honored to serve the people of Pennsylvania and I wish them health and safety in all their days."


Man charged with shooting dead Imam and friend in NY

Man charged with deaths of Imam and friendA New York man has been charged with the double murder of a Imam and his friend, in a brutal daylight slaying that has shocked Muslim communities across the US.

Police said late on Monday that Oscar Morel, 35, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder over the deaths of Imam Maulana Akonjee, 55, and Thara Uddin, 64, just hours after thousands of mourners gathered for the funeral of the two men.


Navajo Nation sues EPA over mine spill

Navajo NationThe Navajo Nation is suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its handling of a toxic acid mine waste spill, CNN reported Tuesday.

The lawsuit accuses the EPA of negligence in its cleanup of last year’s accident along the Animas River watershed near Silverton, Colo.


Character actor Fyvush Finkel dead at 93

Fyvush FinkelFyvush Finkel, the plastic-faced character actor whose career in stage and screen started in Yiddish theater and led to memorable roles in Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway and on TV in Boston Public and Picket Fences, has died, his son said Monday. He was 93.

Finkel, who was known for his mischievous smile and an ability to prop his ears at an angle for optimum comic effect, died early Sunday in Manhattan, said his son, Ian. He said his father had suffered heart problems for months.


Delaware police chief cleared in altered officer force memo

Delaware police chief clearedThe attorney general's office in Delaware has cleared a police chief of criminal wrongdoing regarding the alteration of an internal affairs report involving the use of force by a former officer.

Former Cpl. Thomas Webster IV was acquitted of assault last year after being seen on dashcam video kicking a suspect in the head and breaking his jaw in 2013.


Imam's killing called 'hate crime' by Muslims as NYPD hunts for suspect

Imam's killing in NYCNew York police are searching for the man who fatally shot the leader of a mosque and his friend as they left afternoon prayers in their working-class neighborhood on the border between Queens and Brooklyn.

Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, and his friend and assistant Thara Uddin, 64, were killed by shots to the head on Saturday afternoon at about 1.55pm in Ozone Park, police said. The men were taken to the hospital in critical condition and died there, deputy police inspector Henry Sautner told reporters.


Georgia cop shot dead, suspect at large

Georgia cop shot deadA suspect who shot and killed a Georgia police officer as he exited his car Saturday is still at large.

Eastman Police Officer Tim Smith was responding to a call of a suspicious person in the community about 130 miles from Atlanta when he was killed, CNN reported.

He was fatally shot after encountering the subject and exiting his vehicle, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Scott Whitley said.



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