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Pair charged in long-running, large-scale cheese theft

After a California food plant uncovered thieves had been pilfering their cheese for years, a months-long probe ended in the arrest of two men accused of running an operation to sell the product across the state, sometimes even going door-to-door, officials said.

Police warn of new Venmo scam

Venmo has become a very popular way to pay easily pay people for goods and services. Because it has become so popular with users, Venmo is now popular with scammers.

Judge removes lead prosecutor in case against Navy SEAL

A Navy judge has removed the lead prosecutor in the case against a Navy SEAL charged with murdering a wounded person and shooting at noncombatants in Iraq, citing potential conflicts of interest over the prosecutor's decision to use an email tracker in corresponding with the defense team.

Connecticut attorney general files new suit against Purdue Pharma

An amended lawsuit filed by the Connecticut attorney general alleges that the owners of pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma illegally shuffled hundreds of millions of dollars to other Sackler family-owned properties and downplayed the addictive nature of opioids to doctors while pressuring sales reps.

Texas couple sentenced to seven years in forced labor case

When she arrived in the US, the West African girl was just five years old, but she soon was responsible for caring for a Texas couple's children, cooking, cleaning and mowing the lawn. She was abused and neglected for 16 years -- until she escaped, according to a criminal complaint against the couple.

Could Julian Assange still face rape charges in Sweden?

The world watched this week as the disheveled figure of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was hauled, kicking and screaming at British police officers, from Ecuador's London embassy, where he had been holed up for seven years.