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Yusef Salaam, second right, in 1990. New York City has agreed to a $40 million settlement with Salaam and four co-defendants exonerated in the notorious 1989 Central Park rape case. (AP Photo/Sundance Selects, NY Daily News, File)
Yusef Salaam, second right, in 1990. New York City has agreed to a $40 million settlement with Salaam and four co-defendants exonerated in the notorious 1989 Central Park rape case. (AP Photo/Sundance Selects, NY Daily News, File)
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$40M settlement reached in Central Park rape case

NEW YORK (AP) -- With New York awash in murder and drugs, the 1989 rape and beating of a Central Park jogger by what was said to be a gang of "wilding" teens was seen as evidence of a city sliding into lawlessness. A quarter-century later, it stands instead as a $40 million symbol of failure by the justice system.

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Ryan Kelly Chamberlain, II, above, is being sought by the FBI for investigation of possessing explosives. They have issued a nationwide alert warning he is armed and dangerous.. (AP Photo/ FBI)
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FBI Issues Nationwide Alert for San Francisco Man

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The FBI has issued a nationwide alert to law enforcement agencies about a San Francisco social media consultant they consider armed and dangerous who is wanted on suspicion of possessing explosives.

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An anti-rape protest by university student in India last May.  (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
An anti-rape protest by university student in India last May. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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India Makes Arrests Gang Rape, Killing of 2 Teens

LUCKNOW, India (AP) -- Police arrested a third suspect Saturday in the gang rape and slaying of two teenage cousins found hanging from a tree in northern India, as a top state official said he was recommending a federal investigation into a case that has triggered national outrage.

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NJ Cop Convicted in Wife’s Death is Released

A former southern New Jersey police officer who was sent to prison for fatally shooting his wife during an argument in their home has been released from custody.

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Purse Snatcher Crashes SUV Into Home’s Garage

Police in New Jersey are searching for a brazen purse-snatcher who showed up at the victim's home and crashed her SUV through her garage door.

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Organized Crime Crushing Retailers [AUDIO]

Retailers nationwide continue to lose about $30 billion a year due to organized crime operations, according to a new report from the National Retail Federation.

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A central Georgia sheriff has requested help from the FBI as authorities search for Shirley Dermond, who they fear was abducted around the time her husband was decapitated in their lakefront home(AP Photo/Courtesy Putnam County Sheriff’s Office)
A central Georgia sheriff has requested help from the FBI as authorities search for Shirley Dermond, who they fear was abducted around the time her husband was decapitated in their lakefront home(AP Photo/Courtesy Putnam County Sheriff’s Office)
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Atlanta Man Beheaded, Wife Missing

An 88-year-old man was decapitated in an exclusive gated community in Georgia and his wife has gone missing, the sheriff said Thursday, adding that the man's head hasn't been found.

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Newark Anti-Violence Plan Calls for More Cops

State officials are taking aim at gun violence in New Jersey's largest city.

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Legalizing Marijuana: Should Convicted Users Be Pardoned? [POLL]

As the sentiment grows to legalize marijuana in New Jersey, a question arises - what should be done with those who were already convicted of marijuana crimes if pot were to become legal for recreational purposes? 

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Camden Crimes Plummet [AUDIO]

Known for decades as one of the most dangerous cities in America, Camden appears to be making significant progress in reducing crime.

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