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Experts: No duty for laughing teens to rescue drowning man

MIAMI (AP) — It may be reprehensible and morally outrageous, but legal experts say a group of Florida teens had no obligation to rescue a drowning disabled man they instead mocked, laughed at and recorded on a video that was later posted online. St...

 By Curt Anderson    Regional    June 8, 2017

Florida woman sentenced in Sandy Hook parent threat case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman pleaded guilty and was sent to prison Wednesday for threatening a man whose 6-year-old son was killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a Connecticut school, which she contended was a hoax. Senior U.S....


Woman pleads not guilty in Sandy Hook parent death threat

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman accused of threatening the parent of a boy killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting because she thought it was a hoax pleaded not guilty Monday and was barred from visiting websites that promote such...


Trial or deal? Some driven to plead guilty, later exonerated

Three days into his carjacking trial in 2005, James Ochoa faced a daunting choice: Risk spending the rest of his life in prison if convicted by a California jury or plead guilty and be released in two years. Ochoa, then 20 and on probation for drug...


It's my tree, let me be: Woman tries to save leafy abode

MIAMI (AP) — For a quarter century, Shawnee Chasser has lived in a treehouse not far from downtown Miami. The 65-year-old grandmother who once protested the Vietnam War and nuclear weapons says she hates the oppressive feeling of walls and air...


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