A Chicago woman working in a local thrift store was killed after she was accidentally shot in the chest by a gun concealed in some dropped-off clothing.
Southern California authorities have arrested the adult son of a man and woman who were fatally shot in their luxury home in February.
A Detroit police officer is charged in the rape of a woman who called 911 to report being assaulted by her boyfriend.
Two people in Ohio have been found guilty of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years with her young child.
A federal judge has rejected a Justice Department request to keep telephone records collected by the National Security Agency beyond a five-year limit, saying that to do so would further infringe on the privacy interests of U.S. citizens.
The girlfriend of the man who mistakenly killed a disoriented Alzheimer's patient said she had doubts the stranger at her home was a threat just before the shooting.
A New York man who faked his own drowning in an insurance scam has been cleared of attempting to kidnap a woman off a suburban street, the top count against him.
A judge in New Jersey has sentenced two men for operating a bogus 9/11 charity in which they sold T-shirts with the logos of the New York City police and fire departments out of a custom-painted pickup truck.