With disgraced financier Bernard Madoff put away for life, question remains: Who’s next?

Madoff behind bars, but probe grinds forward

NEW YORK — Bernard Madoff, even as he faces the prospect of dying behind bars for his epic swindle, has never wavered on one point: He acted alone.

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Former CIA station chief charged with raping Algerian woman last year

Former CIA officer charged in Algiers rape

WASHINGTON — A former CIA station chief charged with raping an unconscious Algerian woman last year surrendered to federal agents outside a federal courthouse on Tuesday.

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Person close to Madoff investigation tells AP more arrests expected, but not imminent

Madoff behind bars, investigation grinds forward

NEW YORK — The day after Bernard Madoff received a 150-year prison term, investigators are continuing their pursuit of other suspects in his massive fraud.

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RI man who claimed raisins with insect larva, dung made him sick can sue prison system

RI man who claimed raisins made him sick can sue

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A man who says he was sickened by a box of raisins donated to a food program by Rhode Island’s prison system can proceed with a lawsuit against the agency. The state Supreme Court said Tuesday that a lower court judge erred by dismissing a 2006 lawsuit from Thomas Adams.

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Former CIA station chief charged in Algerian rape

CIA officer charged in Algiers rape

WASHINGTON — A former CIA officer has been indicted on charges of sexually assaulting a woman while posted in Algeria.

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Medical examiner: Ore. girl who died after not receiving medical care seemed malnourished

Medical examiner: Ore. girl appeared malnourished

OREGON CITY, Ore. — A 15-month-old girl whose parents’ church shuns doctors in favor of faith healing appeared to be malnourished after her death from pneumonia, a deputy medical examiner testified in the manslaughter trial of her parents.

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Ailing US lawyer imprisoned in Belarus on attempted espionage charge walks free after pardon

US lawyer imprisoned in Belarus freed after pardon

MINSK, Belarus — An ailing American lawyer who was imprisoned in Belarus last year on charges of using fake documents and attempted industrial espionage walked free Tuesday night after a presidential pardon.

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Ga. Freemasons claim brethren attacked them for inducting a black man; group seeks diversity

Masons’ spat over black inductee spills into court

ATLANTA — There are a few prerequisites for anyone applying to be a Freemason: You must be a man, you can’t be a slave, you must have good character and you must have faith in a supreme being.

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Hedge fund manager Merkin to sell art trove for $310M, could eventually help Madoff victims

Madoff ‘feeder’ Merkin parts with art trove

NEW YORK — It’s been a bad few months for New York financier J. Ezra Merkin. First, his hedge funds lost $2.4 billion in the Bernard Madoff swindle. Then, he lost his post as chairman of GMAC Financial Services.

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Report: US spy in CIA trial in Italy acknowledges role in alleged kidnapping of terror suspect

US spy in rendition trial: ‘I followed orders’

ROME — A former CIA agent on trial for the alleged kidnapping of a Muslim cleric and terror suspect in Milan acknowledged in an interview published Tuesday that he had a role in the operation but insisted he was only following orders.

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