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  • Aide: General in sex case threatened to kill her

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A female U.S. Army captain testified Tuesday that her commanding general initiated a sexual affair during a combat tour in Iraq and threatened to kill …


  • Details emerge in Afghan village massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Staff Sgt. Robert Bales spent the evening on his remote outpost in southern Afghanistan with fellow soldiers, watching a movie about revenge killings, sharing …


  • Defense could begin in deadly day care fire trial

    HOUSTON (AP) — Attorneys for a Texas woman facing a murder charge after a fire at her home day care killed four children and injured three other kids could begin …


  • Officials: Gambling-addicted NY nun stole $128,000

    HOLLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a nun with a gambling addiction is accused of stealing $128,000 from two rural parishes where she worked. Orleans County District Attorney Joseph Cardone …


  • Prosecutor: US soldier had blood of victims on him

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A caped figure captured on surveillance video came running out of the darkness to the edge of a remote Army outpost in southern Afghanistan. …


  • Ohio teen’s sentencing delayed in Craigslist plot

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — With a possible deal for leniency in the works, sentencing was delayed Monday for an Ohio teenager convicted in a deadly plot to lure men desperate …


  • Prosecutors allege 5 women in general’s sex crimes

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Army prosecutors offered the first details of a rare criminal case against a general, alleging in a military hearing Monday he committed sex crimes …


  • US soldier faces hearing in Afghanistan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. soldier accused of carrying out one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is appearing in a military courtroom, …


  • Hearing begins for suspect in Afghanistan massacre

    SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. soldier accused of carrying out one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is due to appear in a military courtroom Monday, …


  • Urgency added to superstorm recovery as temps drop

    NEW YORK (AP) — Falling temperatures on Sunday put more people at risk in a region already battling gasoline shortages, stubborn power outages and spasms of lawlessness in the wake …


  • Alleged Ind. murder accomplice freed over error

    ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman who spent eight years behind bars for the killing of a blind 94-year-old woman has been freed, after a fingerprint that was prosecutors’ …


  • Lights in lower Manhattan, misery in outer regions

    NEW YORK (AP) — The lights were back on Saturday in lower Manhattan, prompting screams of sweet relief from residents who had been plunged into darkness for nearly five days …


  • Border agents in contact before deadly shooting

    PHOENIX (AP) — A new report into a shooting that left a U.S. Border Patrol agent dead says three agents responding to an alarm were apparently in radio contact as …


  • Border agents in fatal shooting had radio contact

    PHOENIX (AP) — Three U.S. Border Patrol agents responding to an alarm from an underground sensor were apparently in radio contact as they approached from opposite directions before opening fire …


  • Cops: Pastor killed fiancee’s daughter for fantasy

    BROOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan pastor accused of beating and strangling his fiancee’s daughter to fulfill a sexual fantasy had asked church members to pray for the young …


  • Penn St. officials arraigned on new charges

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Penn State administrators were arraigned Friday on new accusations they hushed up child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The hearing …


  • Pastor charged with killing fiancee’s daughter

    BROOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — As police frantically worked to figure out how his fiancée’s 24-year-old daughter had vanished, a Michigan pastor who had turned to God to shed his …


  • Texas asks FBI to investigate helicopter shooting

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — State police in Texas have asked the FBI and U.S. Justice Department to conduct an independent investigation of a chase in which a trooper fired on …


  • Ill. slayings suspect was grieving father’s death

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois prosecutor says the suburban Chicago woman charged with stabbing to death her son and a little girl she was babysitting told investigators she was …


  • Pastor charged in killing of fiancee’s daughter

    BROOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A central Michigan pastor accused of beating and strangling a neighbor to fulfill a sexual fantasy was engaged to the victim’s mother and had asked …


  • Official: Mom stabbed kids out of anger at husband

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Neighbors heard the couple shouting at each other, but they never saw it get physical. Artur Plackowska said his wife recently told him she loved him. …


  • New charges bring Penn State officials to court

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Penn State administrators facing new charges they hushed up child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky were preparing to be arraigned, while …


  • New charges bring Penn State officials to court

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Penn State administrators facing new charges they hushed up child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky are about to be arraigned in a central Pennsylvania …


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    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Friday: 1. WHO’S THE REAL CANDIDATE OF CHANGE


  • Texas trooper in chopper shooting returns to work

    LA JOYA, Texas (AP) — The Texas trooper who fired on a fleeing pickup truck from a helicopter near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing two illegal immigrants hiding in the bed, …


  • Attorneys say Iowa detectives framed Nebraska men

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lawyers for two black men wrongly convicted in the 1977 murder of a retired white Iowa police officer told jurors in a civil trial Thursday …


  • Group demands Texas chopper shooting investigation

    LA JOYA, Texas (AP) — A civil rights group is demanding an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of two suspected illegal immigrants by a Texas state trooper from a …


  • Court eyes limits on detention powers in searches

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court reacted skeptically Thursday to the government’s argument that police may detain residents of a home to be searched even if they are away from …


  • Texas county returning alleged shakedown cash

    DALLAS (AP) — Authorities in a Texas county where a drug enforcement program was allegedly used to shake down black and Latino highway travelers are returning more than $100,000 taken …


  • Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The “conspiracy of silence” that protected Jerry Sandusky extended all the way to the top at Penn State, prosecutors said Thursday as they charged former university …


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