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  • Anti-Muslim filmmaker’s probation case creeps on

    CERRITOS, Calif. (AP) — The federal probation violation investigation targeting the man behind the anti-Muslim video inflaming the Middle East is proceeding slowly and privately, reflecting the explosiveness of the …


  • Anti-Muslim filmmaker’s probation case creeps

    CERRITOS, Calif. (AP) — The federal probation violation investigation targeting the man behind the anti-Muslim video inflaming the Middle East is proceeding slowly and privately, reflecting the explosiveness of the …


  • Man once on death row faced financial problems

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joyce Robbins wanted to know why her aunt wasn’t coming to a big family barbeque. Mamie Brown and her husband, Joseph Green Brown, who was on …


  • Chemist’s inflated resume gives lawyers new doubts

    BOSTON (AP) — Revelations that a chemist at the center of a scandal at a Massachusetts drug lab might have lied about her educational background have given defense attorneys new …


  • 2 sheriff’s deputies injured in San Diego shootout

    LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) — Two sheriff’s deputies and a suspected child molester have been injured during a 15-minute shootout in suburban San Diego, authorities said. Daniel Robert Witczak, 30, opened …


  • Pa. hostage call prompts social media training

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police plan to train their officers to be fluent in social media, joining other departments nationwide, days after a man armed with a hammer and kitchen …


  • Texas executes ex-Army recruiter after 3 reprieves

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former Army recruiter failed to win a fourth reprieve from the U.S. Supreme Court and was executed Tuesday evening in Texas for participating in the …


  • 2 sheriff’s deputies, suspect shot near San Diego

    LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) — Two sheriff’s deputies and a suspected child molester were injured Tuesday during a 15-minute shootout in suburban San Diego, authorities said. Daniel Robert Witczak, 30, opened …


  • Supreme Court refuses 4th stay for Texas execution

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stop the execution of a former Army recruiter who had received three previous reprieves from the court after …


  • Mom charged with being NYC madam pleads guilty

    NEW YORK (AP) — A suburban mother of four charged with moonlighting as a multimillion-dollar madam pleaded guilty Tuesday to promoting prostitution as part of a plea deal. Anna Gristina, …


  • APNewsBreak: Ex-Ala. prof convinced to take plea

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A former college professor who killed three people and wounded three others during a faculty meeting wanted to go to death row and had to be …


  • Chemist’s education questioned in drug lab scandal

    BOSTON (AP) — A chemist whose alleged mishandling of drug samples has thrown thousands of criminal cases into question testified under oath that she holds a master’s degree in chemistry …


  • Family pleads with Iran to free jailed ex-Marine

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — The family of a former Marine imprisoned on espionage charges in Iran is using Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to New York to address U.N. General …


  • Mass. lab probe starts with 1,140 inmate cases

    BOSTON (AP) — Faced with the daunting task of evaluating more than 34,000 drug cases handled by a Massachusetts chemist accused of misconduct, prosecutors and defense attorneys are starting with …


  • Ex-LA gang member exonerated of murder, released

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former gang member imprisoned for 19 years for a murder he didn’t commit has been exonerated and set free. John Edward Smith, wearing glasses and …


  • Work by Mass. lab could taint 1,100 inmates’ cases

    BOSTON (AP) — Faced with the daunting task of evaluating more than 34,000 drug cases handled by a Massachusetts chemist accused of misconduct, prosecutors and defense attorneys are starting with …


  • Judge exonerates former LA gang member of murder

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A courtroom erupted in applause, cheers and shouts of “We love you” as a former gang member imprisoned for 19 years for a murder he didn’t …


  • Burglar makes off with collections while woman slept

    A Spokane County woman told sheriff’s deputies that she slept Sunday night while a burglar cleaned out her coin collections and spoons from all over the world.


  • FBI to investigate officer shooting double-amputee

    HOUSTON (AP) — A caretaker at a group home for the mentally ill called police in the middle of the night because a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair was …


  • Ex-prof gets life in prison for meeting rampage

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Harvard-educated biologist was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday after being convicted of going on a shooting rampage during a faculty meeting at …


  • Obama: Libya assault ‘wasn’t just mob action’

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday “there’s no doubt” that the assault of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador …


  • Ex-prof in court on Ala. university shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A police investigator testified Monday during the murder trial of a former university professor that the woman denied having anything to do with the rampage that …


  • Pursuit of alleged Nazi camp guard timeless

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The chief Nazi hunter with the Simon Wiesenthal Center says age and the passage of time are no barriers to investigating alleged Nazi activity during World War …


  • Texas inmate prepares for 3rd trip death house

    LIVINGSTON, Texas (AP) — What Cleve Foster remembers most about his recent brushes with death is the steel door, the last one condemned Texas inmates typically walk through before their …


  • Novel courts handle low-level crimes across US

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In most courtrooms, spontaneous applause could get you thrown out. But in this San Francisco court, it’s expected — and strongly encouraged for the defendants.


  • 6 youth offenders caught after knocking out guard

    SEATTLE (AP) — The teenage boys apparently planned their escape from the juvenile detention center in Washington state. Some had packed bags with them, and one boy even stuffed his …


  • AP Exclusive: Philadelphia man Nazi probe target

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany has launched a war crimes investigation against an 87-year-old Philadelphia man it accuses of serving as an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp, The Associated …


  • Houston officer kills double amputee in wheelchair

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police officer shot and killed a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair Saturday inside a group home after police say the double amputee threatened the …


  • Tom DeLay still waiting to learn legal fate

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay — still waiting to learn his legal fate since being convicted nearly two years ago for his role in a …


  • Suspect in Guatemala killings extradited to US

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Guatemalan soldier accused of taking part in a massacre during that country’s civil war more than a quarter century ago has been extradited to …

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