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Concord police investigate armed robbery at Manchester Street pizzeria

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Police are investigating a Friday night armed robbery at Brookside Pizza III restaurant in Concord. According to police, the robber entered the restaurant at 151 Manchester St. about 8:20 p.m. and displayed a “dark-colored handgun.” He left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money and was last seen headed toward Pembroke. The suspect was described as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s, about 5 feet …

Investigation into 11-year-old girl’s killing still active

Saturday, February 13, 2016

A major crimes squad truck parked this week outside the trailer of the man who has been a focal point in the disappearance and killing of an 11-year-old girl more than four years ago indicates the case is anything but cold. Associate Attorney General Jane Young said this week she won’t comment on whether there are any new developments or clues in the …

Columbine shooter’s mother says she thinks of victims daily

Saturday, February 13, 2016

The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold says she didn’t know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack, and she prayed for his death when she heard he was involved and that the rampage might still be under way. In an interview that aired on 20/20 late Friday, …

Philip Morris defeats ex-smokers’ bid for cancer screening

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Philip Morris USA won the trial of a lawsuit in which longtime Marlboro smokers sought company-paid annual chest scans for lung cancer. A jury of eight men and two women in Boston on Wednesday rejected the claim that …

Sirhan Sirhan, assassin of Robert Kennedy, denied parole

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

For the 15th time, officials denied parole for Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, after hearing Wednesday from another person who was shot that night and called for the release of Sirhan. The decision came …

Slain teen’s father says he found out about her death on TV

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The father of a 13-year-old girl who police say was slain by a Virginia Tech student said he found out about his daughter’s death on TV, and questioned whether the tragedy could have been avoided if he had been more a part of her life. During an episode …

CHICAGO: Teen’s death illuminates police code of silence

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

For more than a year after an officer shot and killed a black teen named Laquan McDonald, the Chicago Police Department had video footage that raised serious doubts about whether other officers at the scene tried in their reports to cover up what prosecutors now contend was murder. …

Texas: Anti-abortion activist rejects probation offer

Friday, February 5, 2016

An attorney for an anti-abortion activist said Thursday that his client does not plan to accept a proposed plea deal for charges related to making undercover Planned Parenthood videos. Terry Yates, the attorney for David Daleiden, who faces …

Grand jury indicts 16 people in Oregon

Friday, February 5, 2016

By MARK BERMAN and LEAH SOTTILE Washington Post A federal grand jury has indicted 16 people for their roles in the Oregon wildlife refuge standoff, charging them all with a count of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States. The group’s leader, Ammon Bundy, and 15 other …

Lawsuit claims Northfield school failed to prevent student sexual abuse, despite warnings

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The parents of a 13-year-old boy are suing a special education school in Northfield, claiming officials there failed to prevent a fellow student from sexually assaulting him. In a complaint filed Monday in federal court, they said the boy reported several incidents of sexual harassment last year to …

Somalia: Pilot recounts blast on jet, emergency return

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

An explosion that blew a hole in a jetliner shortly after takeoff and left one man missing was believed to have been caused by a bomb, the pilot said Wednesday, describing how the crew calmed frightened passengers as …

Bill Cosby is back in court to throw out criminal case

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Bill Cosby’s lawyers fought Tuesday to persuade a judge to toss out a felony sexual-assault charge against the entertainer, who prosecutors allege drugged and molested a Temple University athletics department employee at his Philadelphia-area estate a dozen years ago. The embattled 78-year-old comedian has been accused of sexual …