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  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 7:49 P.M.

    Police make arrest after monkey dies at Idaho zoo

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police arrested a 22-year-old man Monday after a monkey at the Boise zoo was found dead over the weekend, shortly after a zoo security guard frightened …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 3:57 P.M.

    Ind. home explosion now homicide investigation

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities launched a homicide investigation Monday into the house explosion that killed two people and left numerous homes uninhabitable in an Indianapolis neighborhood. Indianapolis Homeland Security Director …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 3:49 P.M.

    Jury to resume work Tuesday in day care fire trial

    HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday asked a jury to sentence a Texas woman convicted of murder after a fire at her home day care killed four children to life …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 2:57 P.M.

    2 workers shoulder blame for 2010 BP oil disaster

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The manslaughter charges brought against two relatively low-ranking BP rig workers in the deadly Gulf of Mexico disaster may be as far as federal prosecutors are …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 1:28 P.M.

    $123M settlement approved in Del. child abuse case

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A judge approved a $123 million settlement Monday in a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of young children who were sexually abused by former Delaware pediatrician …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 10:22 A.M.

    Woman, 3 grandkids killed on ND reservation

    NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — A well-kept northwestern North Dakota home teemed with FBI investigators Monday as they tried to piece together evidence in the grisly weekend shooting deaths of …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 9:35 A.M.

    Prosecutor: Children left at day care were doomed

    HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday asked a jury to sentence a Texas woman convicted of murder after a fire at her home day care killed four children to life …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 7:58 A.M.

    72 law enforcement officers were slain last year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says that 72 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty last year, up from 56 the year before. An additional 53 officers …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 1:08 A.M.

    Battle over coastal Xmas display goes to LA court

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Damon Vix didn’t have to go to court to push Christmas out of the city of Santa Monica. He just joined the festivities. The atheist’s anti-God …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012, 2:34 P.M.

    Co. looks for worker after oil rig fire in Gulf

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of an oil platform that caught fire after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico last week said Sunday that it has expanded its …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012, 10:31 A.M.

    Battle over coastal Xmas display goes to LA court

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Damon Vix didn’t have to go to court to push Christmas out of the city of Santa Monica. He just joined the festivities. The atheist’s anti-God …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 3:53 P.M.

    Women in Petraeus scandal had visited White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The two women at the center of the David Petraeus scandal — the biographer with whom he had an extramarital affair and the socialite who received worrisome …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 3:52 P.M.

    An apologetic Petraeus expresses regret for affair

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus, who was whisked clandestinely into private meetings with Congress on Friday to avoid reporters, expressed regret anew in an appearance that marked his …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 11:59 A.M.

    WSU sorority house target of pulpy mess

    Residents of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority at Washington State University are waking up to fresh fruit thrown at their back door.


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 10:13 A.M.

    APNewsBreak: Huge animal abuse settlement reached

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A landmark $500 million agreement has been reached to settle a slaughterhouse abuse case that led to the biggest meat recall in U.S. history in 2008, …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 9:39 A.M.

    Friends: Convicted day care owner was good person

    HOUSTON (AP) — Friends of a Texas woman convicted of murder after a fire at her home day care killed four children testified Friday she was a good person who …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 9:26 A.M.

    Woman with child drives on Phoenix airport runway

    PHOENIX (AP) — A woman driving with a small child in her car crashed through a gate at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and drove on the runway in the …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 2:22 A.M.

    Defense lawyers say BP rig workers are scapegoats

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While BP has resolved a sweeping criminal probe of its role in the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, two company employees charged …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 12:34 A.M.

    Calif. high-speed rail faces crucial court ruling

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s plan to begin building its $68 billion high-speed rail system in the Central Valley hinges on a crucial court decision that could stop the project …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012

    NYC man to be sentenced in terror plot

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking life behind bars for a New York City man convicted earlier this year of conspiring to form a three-man terror cell with two …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012

    Penn State to argue delay request in McQueary case

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawyers for Penn State and a key witness in Jerry Sandusky’s criminal trial are expected in court to argue over the university’s request to put the …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012

    Would-be burglar uses chain saw

    A tripped but silent security alarm sent Shaun Pattison back to work on Wednesday night, where he found a chain saw-wielding burglar attempting to cut his way through the floor …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 11:35 P.M.

    Penn State to argue delay request in McQueary case

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawyers for Penn State and a key witness in Jerry Sandusky’s criminal trial are heading to court over the university’s request to put the man’s lawsuit …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 11:32 P.M.

    NYC man to be sentenced in terror plot

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking life behind bars for a New York City man convicted earlier this year of plotting to attack the subways as a suicide bomber …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 7:13 P.M.

    Man executed for killing Texas cousins, 15 and 3

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Convicted killer Preston Hughes III proclaimed his innocence as he was executed Thursday for the fatal stabbing of a 3-year-old Texas boy and the child’s teenage …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 6:09 P.M.

    Man executed for killing Houston cousins, 15 and 3

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Convicted killer Preston Hughes III was executed Thursday for the fatal stabbing of a 3-year-old boy and the child’s teenage cousin who uttered her attacker’s first …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 4:04 P.M.

    Girls: Convicted day care owner left babies alone

    HOUSTON (AP) — Two 7-year-old girls formerly cared for by a Texas woman convicted of murder after a fire at her home day care killed four children told jurors Thursday …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 1:49 P.M.

    BP agrees to pay $4.5B; 3 employees charged

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A day of reckoning arrived for BP on Thursday as the oil giant agreed to plead guilty to a raft of charges in the deadly Gulf …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 12:46 P.M.

    NY man who claims $5M lottery scam faced debts

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A maintenance worker says he and his wife were forced to file for bankruptcy after he was conned out of a $5 million lottery ticket that …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 11:39 A.M.

    AG Holder: Investigation of BP spill to continue

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two men who worked for BP during the 2010 Gulf oil spill disaster have been charged with manslaughter and a third with lying to federal investigators, …


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