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  • Teenage brothers charged with killing NJ girl, 12

    CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — A teenage boy lured a 12-year-old girl into his house under the guise of getting parts for her treasured bicycle and then, with his older brother, …


  • Fla. set to execute mass killer after stay denied

    STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court denied an emergency request late Tuesday to stay the scheduled execution of a convicted mass killer in Florida who sought a reprieve …


  • Teenage brothers charged in NJ girl’s death

    CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — Two teenage brothers were charged Tuesday with murdering a 12-year-old girl who had been missing since the weekend, prompting a frantic search by her small hometown …


  • Officers seek links between 5 dead in Tenn., Ala.

    FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The slayings of three women and a toddler at two homes in southern Tennessee may be related to a body found just across the state line …


  • Fla. set to execute mass killer after stay lifted

    STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A convicted mass killer from the 1970s faced a scheduled execution Tuesday evening after an appeals court lifted a last-minute stay that was based on his …


  • Official: Teen brothers charged in NJ girl’s death

    CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — Two teenage brothers were charged Tuesday with murdering a 12-year-old girl who had been missing since the weekend, prompting a frantic search by her small hometown …


  • School aide suspended after call about ‘65 killing

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa teacher’s aide has been suspended after school officials learned she was the member of an Indianapolis family who tortured and killed a girl …


  • Coroner: Ala. body may be linked to Tenn. slayings

    FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say the slayings of three women and a toddler in southern Tennessee and a death just across the border in Alabama may be linked. Madison …


  • Ex-CIA man pleads to leaking operative’s identity

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (AP) — A former CIA officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to leaking the identity of one of the agency’s covert operatives to a reporter and will be sentenced to …


  • Ohio teen in Craigslist trial: I feared for life

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The teenage suspect in the slayings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers testified at his murder trial Tuesday that he went along only …


  • Police link abduction of Colo. girl, jogger attack

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — Police said Tuesday the abduction and killing of a 10-year-old girl in suburban Denver this month is connected to a May kidnapping attempt in which a …


  • Police take bike from where NJ girl’s body found

    CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — Police removed a bicycle Tuesday from a home near where a 12-year-old girl’s body was found in a recycling bin, a case that has spread fear …


  • Sandusky moved from county jail to state prison

    CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky became a state prison inmate Tuesday with his transfer out of the Centre County jail, his home since he was convicted in June …


  • Missing NJ girl’s body found in recycling bin

    CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — The discovery of a girl’s body in a home’s recycling bin spread grief and fear Tuesday through a small town in southern New Jersey that had …


  • Police: Pa. baby abducted after grandmother killed

    KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities searched Tuesday for a 10-month-old girl who was declared missing after her grandmother was found slain inside an apartment in a Philadelphia suburb. …


  • Informant: NYPD paid me to ‘bait’ Muslims

    NEW YORK (AP) — A paid informant for the New York Police Department’s intelligence unit was under orders to “bait” Muslims into saying inflammatory things as he lived a double …


  • NJ town fearful as girl’s body found in recycling

    CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — The discovery of a girl’s body in a home’s recycling bin spread grief and fear through a small town in southern New Jersey that had been …


  • Wisconsin shooting brings call for new law on guns

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two Wisconsin lawmakers are pushing legislation to tighten the enforcement of gun rules in domestic violence cases, prompted by a fatal shooting rampage at a suburban Milwaukee …


  • Wis. shooting brings call for new law on guns

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prompted by the fatal shooting rampage at a suburban Milwaukee spa, two local lawmakers are pushing legislation to tighten enforcement of gun rules in domestic violence cases. …


  • Kansas case puts face on ‘total identity theft’

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — When Candida L. Gutierrez’s identity was stolen, the thief didn’t limit herself to opening fraudulent credit and bank accounts. She assumed Gutierrez’s persona completely, using it …


  • Kansas case puts face on ‘total identity theft’

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police and prosecutors are increasingly worried about a brazen form of identity theft in which thieves go beyond financial fraud to assume the victim’s persona completely. …


  • NY nurse testifies about scuffle with RFK son

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (AP) — A maternity ward nurse testified in tears Monday that a son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy twisted her arm and kicked another nurse …


  • Police investigate suspicious luggage near Kardong Trail

    An unattended suitcase near the Kardong Bridge caught the attention of passing pedestrians on Monday morning who reported the luggage to police as suspicious.


  • Wife told court Wis. spa shooter terrorized her

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man terrorized his wife for years, threatening to throw acid on her face, dousing her car with tomato juice and slashing her vehicle’s tires before …


  • Ex-CIA man likely to plead guilty in leak case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA officer accused of leaking the names of covert operatives to journalists is expected to enter a guilty plea as part of a plea deal. …


  • Wis. man bought gun 1 day before spa shooting

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin woman whose husband killed her and two others at the spa where she worked said he threatened to throw acid in her face and jealously …


  • Longtime Indian activist Russell Means dies at 72

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Russell Means spent a lifetime as a modern American Indian warrior. He railed against broken treaties, fought for the return of stolen land and even …


  • 1st defendant sentenced in FAMU hazing case

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The first of a dozen defendants to be sentenced in last year’s hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major avoided jail time when he received …


  • Decision soon on general’s demotion, punishment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Demoting a four-star general for spending misconduct could be harsh and would force the officer to lose as much as $1 million in retirement pay, the Army’s …


  • ‘Little czar’ in Ohio school drug ring gets prison

    LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A teenager convicted of selling up to $20,000 worth of high-grade marijuana a month to high school students in southwestern Ohio was sentenced Monday to serve …


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