Former agent pleads guilty in Silk Road drug site probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former Secret Service agent has pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft of electronic currency during a high-profile investigation into the online drug bazaar Silk Road.

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Texas teen dies after amoeba enters brain

HOUSTON (AP) — A relative says a 14-year-old boy has died after encountering a rare amoeba while swimming in a lake north of Houston.

Michael Riley Jr.'s family says he developed a headache and became...

Man who ran popular eatery pleads guilty to disability fraud

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A man who ran a popular restaurant in western Michigan while telling the government he couldn't work because of a bad back has pleaded guilty to disability fraud.

Pablo Fierro was in...

244 arrested in Southern California immigration sting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration agents arrested more than 240 people with criminal records during a four-day sting in Southern California, authorities said Monday in a show of force that comes as fewer people are...

Bill would ban naming public sites after Confederate leaders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday advanced a bill to ban schools, parks and other public property from being named after elected leaders or senior military officers of the...

Lost California hiker survived 9 days with broken leg

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A 62-year-old hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada with a broken leg endured freezing nighttime temperatures and crawled two days for water before getting the...

Lawmakers to discuss impeaching NM official accused of fraud

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives on Monday raised the possibility of impeachment proceedings against New Mexico's top elections official after allegations of fraud,...

US fines Triumph Motorcycles up to $2.9 million

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government has fined Triumph Motorcycles up to $2.9 million for violating safety reporting requirements.

Under an order issued to United Kingdom-based Triumph, the company must pay a...