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National & World Brothers convicted in spoiled spuds case
Two North Dakota brothers were convicted Thursday of intentionally destroying potatoes to collect crop insurance payments in a scheme that prosecutors said defrauded the federal government of about $2 million.
National & World Father captured on freeway bridge, 4 sons safe Father captured on freeway bridge, 4 sons safe (Photo Gallery)
A three-day search for a man wanted for questioning in his wife's disappearance and the abduction of their four young sons ended dramatically Thursday when police officers tackled him on a freeway bridge as he began climbing over a railing 150 feet above the ground. All four boys were safe.
National & World Utah man gets stolen gun back after 37 years Utah man gets stolen gun back after 37 years
Richard Pittenger was 16 years old and taking a girl out on a date when he walked out of a Utah restaurant in November 1977 to find the window of his truck smashed and his shotgun missing.
National & World Burning death inquiry eyes woman's last hours Burning death inquiry eyes woman's last hours
Surveillance video that shows a woman at a convenience store gas station less than two hours before she was set on fire and left to die is part of the puzzle authorities were trying to piece together Wednesday about the last hours of the 19-year-old's life.
National & World UN experts call for prosecution over CIA torture UN experts call for prosecution over CIA torture
All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized and carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, top U.N. human rights officials said Wednesday.
National & World Leader of House Benghazi committee defends inquiry Leader of House Benghazi committee defends inquiry
The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, strongly defended his inquiry Wednesday, even as Democrats and some Republicans said previous probes have already answered remaining questions about the attacks that killed four Americans.
National & World South African judge approves Pistorius appeal South African judge approves Pistorius appeal
Oscar Pistorius again faces the possibility of a murder conviction after a South African judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors can appeal against the double-amputee Olympian's conviction on the lesser charge of culpable homicide.