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  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 12:09 A.M.

    Punishment phase of day care fire trial to resume

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas woman convicted of murder in the death of a child in a fire at her home day care has a troubled past with a history …

  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 12:05 A.M.

    After verdict, fallout from police beating trial

    CHICAGO (AP) — Will the city act? That’s the question many Chicagoans will be asking Wednesday — a day after the dramatic conclusion of a civil trial that stemmed from …

  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 12:03 A.M.

    Guilty plea expected by reputed Conn. mobster

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 76-year-old reputed Connecticut mobster is expected to plead guilty in a weapons and prescription drugs case that has revealed the FBI’s belief that he has …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 9:42 P.M.

    Attorneys seek new trial for teenage killer

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Cyntoia Brown was 16 years old she shot and killed a 43-year-old man who had picked her up for sex. Brown claims she was afraid …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 5:22 P.M.

    Husband of slain Iraqi-American pleads not guilty

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — There were signs that her traditional Muslim family may have been struggling in the U.S. even before Shaima Alawadi was murdered: Court documents say she …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 2:51 P.M.

    Grandmother, uncle plot murder-suicide, 3 kids die

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Caught up in a family disagreement over who should care for three young children, a grandmother and her son barricaded themselves and the kids in a …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 2:41 P.M.

    Woman faces up to life in prison in day care fire

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas woman was convicted of murder Tuesday in the death of one of four children who died in a fire at her home day care after …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 2:34 P.M.

    Brothers charged with scamming $5M lottery ticket

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Two brothers from central New York who claimed a $5 million lottery ticket sold at their family’s store have been accused of scamming the winning ticket …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 10:35 A.M.

    Preliminary hearing ends in Afghan massacre case

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Army prosecutors on Tuesday asked an investigative officer to recommend a death penalty court-martial for a staff sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 10:24 A.M.

    Police: Grandmother behind Ohio murder-suicide

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Letters found after an Ohio murder-suicide that killed three children indicate it was orchestrated by their grandmother and uncle, who were found dead with the youngsters …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 10:21 A.M.

    American flags thrown to ground in Pullman

    Police say about 10 American flags were maliciously thrown to the ground early this morning in Pullman.

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 10:10 A.M.

    APNewsBreak: Idaho inmates claim gangs run prison

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A gang war that appears to have taken over parts of an Idaho private prison is spilling into the federal courts, with some inmates contending prison …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 9:37 A.M.

    Woman convicted of murder in Texas day care fire

    HOUSTON (AP) — A woman accused in the deaths of four children in a fire at her home day care in Houston was found guilty Tuesday on one count of …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 8:56 A.M.

    Ohio executes killer who repeatedly stabbed woman

    LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio on Tuesday executed a condemned killer who calmly went to his death still claiming he was innocent of stabbing a woman 138 times, slitting her …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 7:45 A.M.

    Saudi man gets life in prison in US bomb plot

    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A former Texas college student from Saudi Arabia was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for trying to make a bomb for use in a religious …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 6:27 A.M.

    Threatening texts lead to Spokane stabbing

    SPOKANE — Police say an exchange of threatening texts escalated to a stabbing in a north Spokane neighborhood.

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 4:09 A.M.

    Saudi man convicted in US bomb plot faces prison

    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A Saudi Arabia man convicted in a failed U.S. bomb plot could be sent to prison for life when he is sentenced. Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari (KAH’-lihd …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 12:19 A.M.

    FBI preparing timeline of its Petraeus probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is preparing a timeline of its criminal investigation that brought to light CIA Director David Petraeus’ extramarital affair so the bureau can respond to members …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012

    Deputies seeking armed robbery suspect

    A man robbed of money and shot in the shoulder Sunday morning is expected to live. Sheriff’s deputies are searching for suspect Crystal L. Abad, 24, in connection with the …

  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 7:50 P.M.

    Petraeus said to be shocked by girlfriend’s emails

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — CIA Director David Petraeus was shocked to learn last summer that his mistress was suspected of sending threatening emails warning another woman to stay away from …

  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 7:50 P.M.

    Murder-suicide eyed in deaths of 5 in Ohio garage

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Three children, their uncle, and their grandmother were found dead inside a garage Monday in what appears to be a murder-suicide amid a custody dispute. A …

  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 3:46 P.M.

    Tulsa dad arrested after toddler found in cage

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Tulsa man was arrested after police found his 18-month-old daughter locked in a metal dog cage, his naked 4-year old daughter outside on a cold …

  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 2:33 P.M.

    Afghan killings case testing military system

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. military has been criticized for its spotty record on convicting troops of killing civilians, but a hearing against Army Staff Sgt. Robert …

  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 2:33 P.M.

    Petraeus case shows FBI’s authority to read email

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Your emails are not nearly as private as you think. The downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus demonstrates how easy it is for federal law enforcement agents …

  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 1:48 P.M.

    Petraeus shocked to hear of emails, associates say

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — CIA Director David Petraeus was shocked to learn last summer that his mistress was suspected of sending threatening emails warning another woman to stay away from …

  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 1:40 P.M.

    Timeline of events in Petraeus case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The extramarital affair that brought down David Petraeus’ celebrated career last week raised many questions. Among them: when exactly the affair began, how the FBI stumbled upon …

  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 11:55 A.M.

    Petraeus shocked at girlfriend’s emails to friend

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ex-CIA director David Petraeus has told friends he was shocked to find that his biographer and girlfriend, Paula Broadwell, was suspected of sending anonymous, threatening emails to …

  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 9:40 A.M.

    Attorney: Day care fire an accident, not murder

    HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for a woman who is on trial after four children died in a fire at her Houston home day care says the blaze was a …

  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 9:31 A.M.

    House leader heard of Petraeus affair Oct. 27

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An aide to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says the Virginia congressman first heard about CIA Director David Petraeus’ extramarital affair on Saturday, Oct. 27, from an …

  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 9:14 A.M.

    Motive behind Michigan police HQ shooting unclear

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Police are investigating what prompted a 64-year-old military veteran to stride into a suburban Detroit police station then open fire on officers, leading to an exchange …



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