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  • 21 accused in NYC of selling meds on Craigslist

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Craigslist ad offered black-market Percocet pills for sale but warned potential customers: “No LE please.” Meaning: No law enforcement. Like that made a difference.


  • Glued toddler’s mother admits to drug, alcohol use

    DALLAS (AP) — A young mother of five facing prison time for beating her 2-year-old daughter and gluing the toddler’s hands to a wall admitted Thursday to using drugs and …


  • Spokane authorities arrest 2 in identity theft ring

    A multi-agency task force served search warrants on four Spokane County addresses today, looking for suspects and evidence in an identity theft ring with more than 300 victims in several …


  • US targets violent, central American street gang

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Central American street gang known for using machetes to hack and stab rivals to death became the first street gang to be labeled a transnational criminal …


  • Police: Search continues for missing Colorado girl

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado police looking for a 10-year-old girl who disappeared on her walk to school have found a body in a park, but are not saying whether …


  • Glued toddler’s mother: I’ll never forgive myself

    DALLAS (AP) — A young mother of five said she will never forgive herself for beating her 2-year-old daughter because she was struggling with potty training in an angry attack …


  • Armstrong report includes 200 pages, 26 witnesses

    Page after page of damning details. They came from computer records, books, media reports and, maybe most significantly, the people Lance Armstrong used to train alongside and celebrate with. The …


  • Much of odd weapons cache on plane was permissible

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an age when air travelers grudgingly surrender bottled water at security checkpoints, the most striking aspect of the arrest of a passenger wearing a bulletproof …


  • Police say they believe Colorado girl was abducted

    DENVER (AP) — The sudden disappearance of a 10-year-old Colorado girl took yet another turn Wednesday, with authorities saying they believe she was abducted. The case has seen a number …


  • Fort Hood suspect’s beard case at appeals court

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An Army appeals court will hear arguments Thursday about an issue that has indefinitely postponed the murder trial for the suspect in the worst mass …


  • AP IMPACT: Cartels flood US with cheap meth

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mexican drug cartels are quietly filling the void in the nation’s drug market created by the long effort to crack down on American-made methamphetamine, flooding U.S. …


  • Bail ruling expected in Russian tech theft case

    HOUSTON (AP) — A judge is expected to rule on whether to offer bail to the owner of a Texas microelectronics company accused of conspiring to sell advanced technology to …


  • K-9 takes down suspect at Geno’s Bar

    Spokane police arrested a man on charges of kidnapping and robbery at Geno’s restaurant, where they say he threatened to kill patrons Tuesday night. Travis D. Floyd, 34, is accused …


  • Liberty Lake Police field range of strange calls

    There was a little bit of the strange and unusual in the calls to the Liberty Lake Police Department the week of Oct. 1-8. A resident in the 23000 block …


  • Police say they believe Colorado girl was abducted

    DENVER (AP) — The sudden disappearance of a 10-year-old Colorado girl took yet another turn Wednesday, with authorities saying they believe she was abducted. The case has seen a number …


  • Man with smoke grenade was searched in SKorea

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — South Korean security officials screened a man with a bulletproof vest before he got on a flight to Los Angeles, but a banned smoke grenade made …


  • Calif. man behind film denies probation violations

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California man behind the anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East denied Wednesday that he violated terms of his probation for a 2010 …


  • Authorities say they think Colo. girl was abducted

    DENVER (AP) — The sudden disappearance of an 11-year-old Colorado girl took yet another turn Wednesday, with authorities saying they believe she was abducted. The case has seen many twists …


  • Friend describes fatal beauty surgery at Pa. hotel

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman known as “the Black Madam” performed deadly cosmetic surgery on a London dancer in an airport hotel room, then used Krazy Glue to close …


  • Ex-Peace Corps worker gets 15 years for sex abuse

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Peace Corps volunteer apologized for sexually abusing young girls while serving in South Africa and acknowledged the widespread fallout from his crimes before he …


  • Friend describes deadly beauty surgery at Pa. inn

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman known as “the Black Madam” performed deadly cosmetic surgery on a London dancer in an airport hotel room, then used Crazy Glue to close …


  • Mom who glued toddler’s hands: ‘I’m not a monster’

    DALLAS (AP) — A mother who admitted to beating her 2-year-old daughter and gluing the child’s hands made a plea for leniency Wednesday, saying she was no longer the “monster” …


  • Calif. man behind film denies probation violation

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man who was behind an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East denied on Wednesday he violated his probation stemming from a …


  • Lawsuit involving pedophile pediatrician settled

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for the state medical society and a southern Delaware hospital have settled a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of victims of a former pediatrician who …


  • Feds: Owner tried to hide complex Russian scheme

    HOUSTON (AP) — The owner of a Texas microelectronics company instructed co-workers and associates to cover their tracks as they conspired to sell highly regulated microelectronics to the Russian military, …


  • Counterfeit air bags called ‘extreme safety risk’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of motorists may be driving cars and trucks installed with dangerous counterfeit bags and they should have them replaced at their own expense, the Obama administration …


  • Counselor: Mom in glued hands case loves her kids

    DALLAS (AP) — A counselor testified Wednesday that she believes a Dallas mother loves all her children even though she beat her 2-year-old daughter and glued the toddler’s hands to …


  • Teen arrested in sucker-punching of Pa. teacher

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A teenager who sucker punched a schoolteacher in a downtown alley — an attack caught on surveillance video — apparently picked the victim at random, police and …


  • DeLay attorneys: Ex-GOP star didn’t launder money

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for convicted former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay have told an appeals court that the one-time GOP heavyweight never committed money laundering. Prosecutors say …


  • Feds: Man arrested at LA airport not cooperating

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man arrested at Los Angeles International Airport wearing a bulletproof vest and flame-resistant pants is not cooperating with federal officials working to discover why he …


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