PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An estate planning lawyer who pleaded guilty mid-trial to using the identities of terminally ill people to illegally obtain tens of millions of dollars is trying to persuade a federal judge to let him change his plea back to not guilty. Joseph Caramadre appeared before U.S. District Judge William Smith on Monday in the continuation of a dayslong hearing on whether he will be allowed to vacate the guilty plea he entered in November.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Comments made by the judge who presided over Casey Anthony's criminal trial raise questions about whether she can get a fair defamation hearing in state court in Orlando, her attorneys said in filings for her bankruptcy case.
Anthony's attorneys filed motions last Friday in her bankruptcy case in Tampa suggesting that Circuit Judge Belvin Perry's remarks may have "trampled" principles judges are supposed to follow. Perry told NBC's "Today" show last...
NEW YORK (AP) — Huddling with A-list celebrities and top re-election donors, President Barack Obama bemoaned the partisan forces that have stymied compromise in Washington as he raised campaign cash for Democrats in New York.
At a cozy suppertime fundraiser Monday, Obama said he had hoped his election in 2008 might "break the fever" of partisanship and gridlock that has stood in the way of his agenda. When those hopes proved unfounded, he looked to his re-election,...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — After another dry winter across much of the West, fire officials are poised for a tough wildfire season that will be even more challenging because federal budget cuts mean fewer firefighters on the ground, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Monday.
Jewell, who is just five weeks into her new job, said automatic budget cuts mandated by Congress will force fire managers to make choices as they prioritize resources.
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia sheriff will spend a year in federal prison for his role in the December 2010 beating of a robbery suspect.
Robert Shirley was sentenced Monday in federal court in Wheeling. U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey also ordered that the former lawman serve 18 months' probation and pay his victim restitution totaling $1,850.
The sentence is less than the 33 months recommended under federal guidelines....
BOSTON (AP) — The director of the Massachusetts funeral home where Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body was held for days said Monday that his family had the right to bury the body as they did, even if he didn't agree with their methods.
Peter Stefan, of Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors in Worcester, said he had received about 20 calls from Virginia residents complaining about Tsarnaev's secret burial there last week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A subsidiary of India's largest pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay a record $500 million in fines and penalties for selling adulterated drugs and lying to federal regulators in a case that is part of an ongoing crackdown on the quality of generic drugs flowing into the U.S.
Federal prosecutors say the guilty plea by Ranbaxy USA Inc. represents the largest financial penalty against a generic drug company for violations of the Federal Food, Drug and...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Casey Anthony's attorneys say comments made by the judge who presided over her criminal trial raise questions about whether she can get a fair defamation hearing in state court in Orlando.
Anthony's attorneys filed motions Friday in her bankruptcy case suggesting that Judge Belvin Perry's remarks may have "trampled" principles judges are supposed to follow.
Perry told NBC's "Today" show last week that he believes there was enough...