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A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.More >>
Witnesses say an Israeli airstrike has collapsed a 12-story apartment tower in central Gaza City.More >>
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Anita LaFay Washington (Source: Millbrook Police Department)
The Millbrook Police Department has made an arrest for the murder of 49-year-old Anita L. Washington. After conducting an investigation, Police arrested 27-year-old Sedrick Clayton in connection withMore >>
The Millbrook Police Department has made an arrest for the murder of 49-year-old Anita L. Washington. After conducting an investigation, Police arrested 27-year-old Sedrick Clayton in connection with the murder. Clayton is the victim's son.More >>
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Iceland's Meteorological Office is reporting a surge in seismic activity at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, but sees no evidence yet of any eruptions.More >>
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the country's largest glacier after a week of seismic activity rattled the area with thousands of earthquakes, the country's Meteorological Office said.More >>
FLAGSTAFF, AZ (AP) -
A defense lawyer says a man suspected of starting a string of forest wildfires near Flagstaff may be mentally ill, and a judge has ordered that a psychologist evaluate the man.
Assistant Public Defender Luke Mulligan said his communication with Mark Mastin indicates that the California man "may have a mental disease or defect" that could affect his competency.
Magistrate Mark Aspey scheduled a May 30 hearing for Mastin.
Mastin was charged Monday with one count of burning federal land without a permit, but prosecutors have said Mastin could face additional charges.
Authorities tracked down the 40-year-old Mastin through boot prints found at the fires' origin.
According to a criminal complaint, Mastin admitted to starting six of the fires, repeatedly apologized to authorities and offered to clean up the area.
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