Man held for years as ‘enemy combatant’ pleads guilty to terror support charges in Ill.

Former ‘enemy combatant’ pleads guilty in Ill.

PEORIA, Ill. — A man held since 2001 as an alleged al-Qaida sleeper agent pleaded guilty Thursday to supporting terrorism.

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Wealthy Russian-American entrepreneur pleads in Pa. to sex crimes with Russian girls

Pa. entrepreneur pleads to sex crimes in Russia

PHILADELPHIA — A wealthy Russian-American car exporter has pleaded guilty to sex crimes involving three Russian girls.

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Trustee: Bernard Madoff’s brother demands $500K for branch of family business sold at auction

Madoff’s brother seeks compensation for side firm

NEW YORK — The brother of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff has demanded a $500,000 licensing fee for a branch of the family business recently put on the auction block, a lawyer told a bankruptcy judge on Thursday.

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Parents of Laci Peterson drop wrongful death lawsuit against death row inmate Scott Peterson

Wrongful death suit against Scott Peterson dropped

MODESTO, Calif. — A wrongful death lawsuit against convicted killer Scott Peterson over the death of his pregnant wife has been dropped.

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Afghan tribal leader sentenced to life in US prison for smuggling heroin

Afghan tribal leader gets life in US prison

NEW YORK — A formerly powerful Afghan tribal leader has been sentenced to life in prison for smuggling heroin into the United States.

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Florida hedge fund manager who disappeared during inquiry pleads not guilty

Fla. hedge manager pleads not guilty in NY

NEW YORK — A Florida hedge fund manager who disappeared while investigators closed in on him has pleaded not guilty to fraud.

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Ex-General Re senior vice president sentencing to a year in prison for accounting fraud

Defendant in reinsurance fraud sentenced

HARTFORD, Conn. — A former executive of Connecticut-based General Re Corp. was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in prison for his role in an accounting scandal that authorities say cost shareholders of American International Group Inc. more than $500 million.

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Judge gives death sentence to coastal Alabama man who tossed 4 kids from bridge

Death for Ala. man who tossed 4 kids from bridge

MOBILE, Ala. — A judge on Thursday ordered a death sentence for a coastal Alabama man who was convicted of murdering four young children by tossing them from a bridge to “torture” his wife.

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Judge says he’ll approve Mass. company’s bid for Madoff securities-trading operation

Judge to approve winning Madoff co. bid

NEW YORK — A bankruptcy court judge says he expects to approve the sale of Bernard Madoff’s legitimate trading operation.

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Georgia man convicted in NYC of stalking supermodel, TV host Tyra Banks

Ga. man convicted in NYC of stalking Tyra Banks

NEW YORK — A New York judge has convicted a Georgia man of stalking Tyra (TY’-ruh) Banks.

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