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  • Mass. man sentenced to 17 years in terror plot

    BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in prison in a plot to fly remote-controlled model planes packed with explosives into the Pentagon and U.S. …


  • Briton in missiles-to-Iran case to enter new plea

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A British businessman is set to change his plea after being charged with trying to buy missile parts from undercover U.S. agents and illegally sell …


  • Prosecutor: Illinois woman stabbed son 100 times

    WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman stabbed her 7-year-old son 100 times then turned the knife on a 5-year-old girl who witnessed the killing, as both children begged …


  • Woman whose young boys found on freeway faces felony charges

    The woman who allegedly abandoned her two young boys along the freeway Tuesday will face felony charges, authorities said Wednesday. Shannon M. Germanton, also known as Shannon Duval, was taken …


  • Liberty Lake officer near scene when car crashes

    The Liberty Lake Police Department didn’t have to be called to a serious accident at Mission Avenue and Corrigan Road at 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 25. An officer was nearby …


  • Louisiana ex-con executed for 2003 Texas killing

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Donnie Lee Roberts, convicted in his girlfriend’s 2003 slaying in Texas, was executed Wednesday for fatally shooting the woman and taking items from her home to …


  • Smugglers’ SUV gets stuck atop Calif. border fence

    YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Suspected smugglers who tried to use ramps to drive an SUV over a 14-foot-tall border fence had to abandon their plan when the Jeep became stuck …


  • Justices: Do drug-sniffing dogs pass smell test?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Can you trust what a dog’s nose knows? Police do, but the Supreme Court considered Wednesday curbing the use of drug-sniffing dogs in investigations following complaints of …


  • DA: Grand jury to consider Texas chopper shooting

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury will consider the case of two Guatemalan immigrants killed when a Texas state trooper in a helicopter opened fire to stop a tarp-covered …


  • APNewsBreak: Boy Scouts host anti-abuse forum

    Even as its past policies on sex-abuse prevention fuel controversy, the Boy Scouts of America is hosting an unprecedented closed-door symposium Thursday with other national youth organizations, hoping to share …


  • Justices hear arguments over police dog use

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday considered curbing police use of drug-sniffing dogs as lawyers argued that using a dog’s hypersensitive nose outside a home to indicate the …


  • Spokane Valley woman faces felony child injury charges

    The woman arrested on Tuesday night after she allegedly abandoned her two young sons along Interstate 90 in Post Falls faces felony charges from Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office.


  • Mich. police seek suspect in 24 roadway shootings

    DETROIT (AP) — Officers have begun pulling over and questioning drivers in four Michigan counties in the hopes of catching a man suspected of shooting at other motorists over the …


  • Mich. police seek suspect in 22 roadway shootings

    DETROIT (AP) — Officers have begun pulling over and questioning drivers in four Michigan counties in the hopes of catching a man suspected of shooting at other motorists nearly two …


  • Mother: Execution brings relief, not closure

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Tina Curl was so eager to see her 9-year-old daughter’s killer executed Tuesday night that she couldn’t even take her seat in the witness room. …


  • Lawyer seeks evaluation for man accused of rape

    A defense lawyer asked Tuesday that one of two brothers accused of raping a 14-year-old girl be sent to Eastern State Hospital for a mental evaluation, while the other faces …


  • SD executes man for rape, death of 9-year-old girl

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota inmate was executed Tuesday night for the 1990 rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl who disappeared after leaving her home to …


  • Stepmother: Boy, 10, shot his neo-Nazi dad

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The 10-year-old son of a neo-Nazi leader told his younger sister that he planned to shoot their father, then a day later took a gun from …


  • Brothers arraigned for alleged child rape

    A defense lawyer asked Tuesday that one of two brothers accused of raping a 14-year-old girl be sent to Eastern State Hospital for a mental evaluation, while the other faces …


  • Prosecutor: Boy planned shooting of neo-Nazi dad

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The 10-year-old son of a neo-Nazi leader told his younger sister that he planned to shoot their father, then a day later took a gun from …


  • Diplomat: Texas agents should have seen people

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas law enforcement agents were close enough to a pickup truck to see it was carrying people, not drugs, before one opened fire, killing two Guatemalan …


  • Boy faces murder trial in neo-Nazi dad’s death

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly two years after a neo-Nazi leader was shot at near point-blank range while sleeping on his sofa, his son — who was 10 at the …


  • Texas pastor fatally beaten was ‘man of integrity’

    FOREST HILL, Texas (AP) — The Rev. Danny Kirk Sr. greeted everyone walking into his Texas church on Sundays with a big hug and an “I love you.” His weekdays …


  • Local, national crime rates drop again

    Federal crime statistics show yet again that crime just isn’t what it used to be. National and local crime numbers reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation show a marked …


  • Boy faces murder charge in neo-Nazi dad’s death

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Just 10 when he was arrested for killing his neo-Nazi father, the small, blonde child told police he pulled the gun from a low-lying closet shelf …


  • City sweeps up after rowdy Series celebration

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police made dozens of arrest during a rowdy World Series celebration in the hours after the San Francisco Giants clinched the World Series. The San Francisco …


  • FBI: Crime reported to police fell last year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of violent crimes reported to police decreased 3.8 percent last year to 1.2 million, the fifth straight year of declines, the FBI announced Monday. Meanwhile, …


  • Former suspect in Etan Patz case to be freed

    NEW YORK (AP) — While prosecutors weigh what to do about a suspect who surprisingly surfaced this spring in the landmark 1979 disappearance case of Etan Patz, the man who …


  • Trial in 1977 killing asks: Were suspects framed?

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two black men wrongly convicted in the 1977 murder of a white Iowa police officer hope to prove something they couldn’t during trials that sent …


  • NYC nanny not herself before children’s killings

    NEW YORK (AP) — Friends and relatives of Yoselyn Ortega, the New York City nanny accused of stabbing two young children to death, said she appeared to be struggling emotionally …


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