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Mo. bishop convicted for failing to report priest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The first American bishop criminally charged in the clergy sex abuse scandal was found guilty Thursday of a misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected …


Wis. dad, friend charged in pit bull attack on son

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man who suspected an 18-year-old visiting his home of stealing morphine and gold coins was charged Thursday with tying the teen by his ankles and …


Plan for suburban Detroit mosque draws resistance

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — On a prime piece of real estate in suburban Detroit stands a large, vacant elementary school with no vestiges of life — save for a …


Jury convicts Drew Peterson of 3rd wife’s death

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Drew Peterson — the crass former Illinois police officer who gained notoriety after his much-younger wife vanished in 2007 — was convicted Thursday of murdering a …


US sends more spies, diplomats to Syrian border

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is ramping up its presence at Syria’s Turkish border, sending more spies and diplomats to help advise the rebel forces in their mismatched fight against …


Attorneys: Fort Hood suspect offered guilty plea

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood massacre twice offered to plead guilty and “accept full responsibility” for the crime earlier this year, …


US feds investigate reported fatal border shooting

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman says federal officials are investigating after the Mexican government said a Mexican citizen was killed when an agent patrolling the Rio …


FBI seeks bank robber dubbed ‘Bucket List Bandit’

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The FBI is hunting for a serial bank robber suspected in heists in eight states and whom the agency dubbed the “Bucket List Bandit” after he …


Peterson jury asks for definition of ‘unanimous’

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Jurors deliberating the murder case against Drew Peterson sent a note to the judge Thursday asking for the definition of the word ‘unanimous’ — a request …


Judge orders Fort Hood suspect be clean-shaven

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage must be clean-shaven or will be forcibly shaved before his murder trial, a military …


Sex researcher’s son charged with exposing self

DETROIT (AP) — A pioneering sex researcher’s son who was cited for masturbating in New York’s Central Park earlier this year was arrested in a rural Michigan sting operation for …


Jury deliberates for 2nd day in Peterson trial

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois jury is deliberating for a second day in the Drew Peterson murder trial. The Will County jury reconvened Thursday after failing to reach a …


Suspects sought after Hollywood-style bank heist

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two masked gunmen managed to evade authorities after a bizarre bank heist in which they strapped what they said was a bomb to the bank manager’s …


Judge may issue order for Fort Hood suspect beard

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A judge on Thursday was expected to issue a definitive order for the forcible beard shaving of the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 …


Ben & Jerry’s sues over trademark violation

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben & Jerry’s considers “Ben & Cherry’s” in bad taste. The ice cream maker that introduced the flavors Schweddy Balls and Karamel Sutra sued the maker …


Police in legal minefield on Ariz. immigration law

PHOENIX (AP) — The most contentious part of Arizona’s immigration law finally has approval to move forward, surviving a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, a heated national debate and two years …


Mo. bishop faces bench trial in case tied to abuse

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge will try the criminal case against the highest-ranking Catholic official in the U.S. to be charged with shielding an abusive priest, three …


Judge may order Fort Hood suspect’s beard shaved

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A judge on Thursday was expected to order the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage to have his beard shaved, …


Transgender-inmate ruling is movement’s latest win

Years ago, in a darkened parking lot in the middle of the night, Kathy Padilla would meet with fellow transgender people who sought support from one another in a society …


Day 2 of Peterson jury deliberations

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Jurors are heading into a second day of deliberations at Drew Peterson’s murder trial. The panelists gathering again Thursday in Joliet have given no clear sign …


Liberty Lake police wrap up eventful week

Liberty Lake police officers had a busy week from Aug. 27 to Sept. 3, removing 13 drivers from the road for driving with a suspended license. They also arrested a …


Transgender-inmate ruling is movement’s latest win

Years ago, in a darkened parking lot in the middle of the night, Kathy Padilla would meet with fellow transgender people who sought support from one another in a society …


In Peterson trial, jurors quickly confront hearsay

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — As they began deliberations Wednesday, jurors in Drew Peterson’s trial immediately zeroed in on the case’s trickiest issue: whether to believe secondhand hearsay statements that would …


Judge to hear case against KC bishop, diocese

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The criminal case against the highest-ranking Catholic official in the U.S. to be charged with shielding an abusive priest is headed to a swift ending …


Secret Service probing theft of Romney tax records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says it’s investigating the reported theft of copies of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s federal tax records before 2010. A letter sent anonymously to …


French judges to exhume Arafat body in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The widow of Yasser Arafat said Wednesday that French investigators will soon visit the West Bank to dig up the remains of her husband in …


Jurors deliberate at Drew Peterson’s murder trial

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Jurors at Drew Peterson’s murder trial withdrew Wednesday to begin deliberations on whether the former Illinois police sergeant murdered his third wife. Peterson pleaded not guilty …


Sheriff describes Ohio Amish beard-cutting scene

CLEVELAND (AP) — The sheriff in a county with one of the nation’s biggest Amish settlements testified Wednesday that residents were upset and screaming after a community leader had his …


Police analyze PCP after 2 NJ children killed

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine if a contaminated batch of PCP is going around Camden after a child was decapitated and two other children’s throats were …


Jurors to begin deliberations at Peterson trial

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Now, it’s jurors’ turn. After years of speculation, national media attention and more than a month of testimony, allegations that Drew Peterson murdered his third wife …