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LA Sheriff: Feds interview Calif. filmmaker

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed by federal probation officers at a Los Angeles sheriff’s …


US scrambles to rush spies, drones to Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending more spies, Marines and drones to Libya, trying to speed the search for those who killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, …


PSU trustees promise close look at Freeh changes

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State trustees on Friday promised to move forward with a detailed evaluation of changes recommended by former FBI director Louis Freeh in response to …


Man convicted in 1957 murder of 7-year-old girl

SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — For most of five decades, it seemed no one would ever be held accountable for the murder of a 7-year-old Illinois girl snatched off a small-town …


Twitter hands over records in NY Occupy case

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter on Friday agreed to hand over about three months’ worth of tweets to a judge overseeing the criminal trial of an Occupy Wall Street protester, …


Ky. teen who ID’d attackers on Twitter testifies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge heard Friday from a 17-year-old sexual assault victim who identified her attackers on Twitter despite a gag order because she thought their plea deal …


PSU trustee: No detailed review of Freeh report

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The head of Penn State’s Board of Trustees said Friday the board isn’t planning a detailed review of the school’s internal investigation into the Jerry …


FBI: ‘Bucket List Bandit’ caught in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In banks from Utah to Pennsylvania this summer, a middle-aged man with grayish, thinning hair, glasses and a blue polo shirt has been demanding money from …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2012, 3:50 p.m.

Ties between assault and homicide probed

A teenager arrested Thursday in an assault along the Centennial Trail may be connected to a May 3 homicide, police said Friday.


NY rape suspect eyed in 2002 murder of W.Va. woman

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A drifter accused of brazenly raping an elderly woman in broad daylight in New York’s Central Park was a person of interest in a 2002 slaying …


On Bourbon Street, party but don’t preach at night

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bare breasts, drunken revelry and almost anything else is tolerated along Bourbon Street, but after dark, the city is saying street preachers are forbidden. Two weeks …


FBI agent: ‘Bucket List Bandit’ caught in Okla.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An interstate bank robbery suspect nicknamed the Bucket List Bandit because he allegedly told a Utah bank teller he had only four months to live has been …


Ex-cop convicted in 1957 murder of Ill. girl, 7

SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — A 72-year-old man was convicted Friday in the 1957 murder of a 7-year-old girl, with spectators letting out a deafening cheer as the verdict was announced …


NY rape suspect eyed in 2002 West Virginia killing

NEW YORK (AP) — State police in West Virginia say the man accused of raping a woman in Central Park was also eyed in the 2002 killing of a woman …


Closings set in trial of man in girl’s 1957 death

SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — Closing arguments are expected Friday in one of the oldest cold-case murders to make it to trial — the 1957 case of a former police officer …


Vegas bus stop crash kills 4, injures 8

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A car went out of control near a Las Vegas intersection and rolled as it slammed into a bus stop, killing four pedestrians and injuring several …


Closings set in trial of girl’s 1957 murder

SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — Closing arguments are expected Friday at the trial of a former police officer accused of killing an Illinois school girl in 1957 after kidnapping her as …


Police seek gunman in deadly shooting at hotel

Spokane police were working Thursday night to find a suspect in a deadly shooting outside a downtown Spokane hotel. A fight that broke out in the parking lot of the …


Deadline for Twitter on giving records to NY court

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is facing a deadline to hand over about three months’ worth of an Occupy Wall Street protester’s tweets or faces steep fines from a New …


4 dead, 8 injured after car hits bus stop in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man faces four counts of driving under the influence resulting in death after his car rolled over Thursday and plowed into a Las …


US braces for more violence from anti-Muslim film

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration was caught by surprise by the ferocity of the Sept. 11 attack against the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the ambassador and …


Man arrested in Central Park attack on woman, 73

NEW YORK (AP) — A heavily tattooed homeless man with a history of violence was arrested Thursday on charges he retaliated against a 73-year-old birdwatcher who took a compromising photo …


Murder charges in Ky. homeowners meeting shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man with a history of disputes with his neighbors was indicted Thursday on two counts of murder in the shooting of two people at …


Man arrested in Central Park assault on woman, 73

NEW YORK (AP) — An arrest has been made in the broad daylight attack on a 73-year-old birdwatcher in New York City’s Central Park, police said Thursday. New York Police …


Obama: Egypt not an ally or enemy

WASHINGTON (AP) — With anti-U.S. protests spreading in the Arab world, President Barack Obama says the U.S. would not consider Egypt an ally, “but we don’t consider them an enemy.” …


Attorney: Teen in Md. school shooting remorseful

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A teenager charged with wounding a fellow student at his Maryland high school has expressed remorse and was on a suicide watch while being treated at …


Microsoft finds malware on new computers in China

WASHINGTON (AP) — A customer in Shenzhen, China, took a new laptop out of its box and booted it up for the first time. But as the screen lit up, …


Feds ID California man’s role in anti-Islam film

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have identified a southern California man once convicted of financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence against U.S. …


NJ pharmacist fires on holdup man, foils robbery

A New Jersey pharmacist pulled out a handgun and fired several shots at a would-be robber as he chased him from his store, authorities said. Police said it did not …


APNewsBreak: US identifies anti-Muslim filmmaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian in southern California who is on probation after his conviction for financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim …