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  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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, …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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, …


  • Girl: Convicted day care owner left babies alone

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


  • Correction: Missing NYC Boy story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In some versions of a story Nov. 14 about an indictment in the death of a New York City boy in 1979, The Associated Press misspelled …


  • BP to pay $4.5 billion in oil spill settlement

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP said Thursday that it will pay $4.5 billion in a settlement with the U.S. government over the disastrous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of …


  • Cops: Teens got lap dances at party for NY boy, 16

    SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Exotic dancers performed lap dances on teenagers at a boy’s surprise 16th birthday party in an upstate New York village, police said, and investigators …


  • Lawyer: Man in Patz case will plead not guilty

    NEW YORK (AP) — The man charged with killing a 6-year-old boy in 1979 made a false confession and will plead not guilty in a case that catalyzed the missing-children’s …


  • Wal-Mart 3Q profit up but shares slide on outlook

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart reported a 9 percent increase in third-quarter net income as the world’s largest retailer continues to woo back shoppers by reemphasizing low prices. But momentum …


  • APNewsBreak: BP gets record fine in Gulf oil spill

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oil giant BP has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history, totaling billions of dollars, for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf …


  • With pot legal, police worry about road safety

    DENVER (AP) — It’s settled. Pot, at least certain amounts of it, will soon be legal under state laws in Washington and Colorado. Now, officials in both states are trying …


  • Seattle police produce a user’s guide to pot

    SEATTLE (AP) — When Washington state voters overwhelmingly legalized the recreational use of marijuana on Nov. 6, Seattle police knew they’d be getting a lot of questions. And while many …


  • NY prosecutors press ahead on Etan Patz case

    NEW YORK (AP) — The alleged killing is more than three decades old, the body’s never been found and the motive is murky. Finally, the only clear piece of evidence …


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