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  • Broadway producer says he was fraud victim

    NEW YORK (AP) — The psychological thriller “Rebecca” was a hit for author Daphne du Maurier and filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock. Leave it to Broadway to one-up the master of suspense. …


  • Police seek computer used by teen shot dead by dad

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An attorney for a Connecticut man who fatally shot his 15-year-old son, thinking he was an intruder, said Thursday that state police want access to …


  • Police seek computer of father who shot son dead

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An attorney for a Connecticut man who fatally shot his 15-year-old son said Thursday that state police want access to his computer and phone to …


  • Lawmakers divided on counterterror effort

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stinging criticism from Congress about a counterterrorism effort that improperly collected information about innocent Americans is turning up the heat on the Obama administration to justify the …


  • NYPD is watching Facebook to fight gang bloodshed

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police investigating two gangs called the Very Crispy Gangsters and the Rockstarz didn’t need to spend all their time pounding the pavement for leads. Instead, they …


  • Authorities: Oregon farmer eaten by his hogs

    COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon authorities are investigating how a farmer was eaten by his hogs. Terry Vance Garner, 69, never returned after he set out to feed his animals …


  • Ex-pastor in Pa. accused of killing 2 wives

    LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A retired Pennsylvania pastor insists both of his wives died accidentally. Prosecutors call him a liar — and a killer. Already facing trial in the death …


  • Conn. man kills masked boy, finds out it’s his son

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A man fatally shot a masked teenager in self-defense outside his neighbor’s house during what appeared to be an attempted late-night burglary and then discovered …


  • Mass. gov says he expects charges in lab scandal

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said Thursday he expects criminal charges will be brought in an investigation of misconduct by a state lab chemist who admitted faking drug …


  • Co-workers: We worried about Mass. chemist’s work

    BOSTON (AP) — Chemists who worked with the woman at the center of a Massachusetts state drug lab scandal told investigators they had concerns about her work for several years, …


  • Mass. lawyers troubled by lab case revelations

    BOSTON (AP) — Advocates for defendants whose drug samples were handled by a chemist at the center of a state lab shutdown say they’re shocked and troubled over new revelations …


  • Mass. chemist’s colleagues had questioned her work

    BOSTON (AP) — A chemist at the center of a drug lab testing scandal admitted she faked results for two to three years, forged signatures and skipped proper procedures, a …


  • 2 Tenn. children missing, bodies not found in fire

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two children initially believed to have perished in a Tennessee farmhouse fire along with their step-grandparents are now considered missing and perhaps in danger, investigators said …


  • Chemist told Mass. police she ‘messed up bad’

    BOSTON (AP) — The chemist at the center of a Massachusetts drug lab scandal admitted she faked test results for two to three years, forged signatures and skipped proper procedures, …


  • FBI to investigate officer shooting double-amputee

    HOUSTON (AP) — A caretaker at a group home for the mentally ill called police in the middle of the night because a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair was …


  • Pursuit of alleged Nazi camp guard timeless

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The chief Nazi hunter with the Simon Wiesenthal Center says age and the passage of time are no barriers to investigating alleged Nazi activity during World War …


  • AP Exclusive: Philadelphia man Nazi probe target

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany has launched a war crimes investigation against an 87-year-old Philadelphia man it accuses of serving as an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp, The Associated …


  • Woman takes helm following Air Force sex scandal

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Air Force handed the reins of basic training to a woman Friday following a sex scandal in which 42 female recruits say they were improperly …


  • Issa: IG report step toward restoring faith

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican House committee chairman said Thursday that a watchdog report on a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona is a huge step toward restoring public faith in …


  • Feds: NC sheriff and deputies targeted Latinos

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A two-year investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice has found that a North Carolina sheriff and his deputies routinely discriminated against Latinos by making unwarranted …


  • UN ambassador says Libya attack was spontaneous

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A deadly assault on a U.S. consulate in Libya was a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Muslim video, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday, even …


  • US scrambles to rush spies, drones to Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending more spies, Marines and drones to Libya, trying to speed the search for those who killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, …


  • Feds ID California man’s role in anti-Islam film

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have identified a southern California man once convicted of financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence against U.S. …


  • US investigates: Attacks coordinated to mark 9/11?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, roiled by the first killing of a U.S. ambassador in more than 30 years, is investigating whether the assault on the U.S. Consulate in …


  • Ex-Iowa egg farm manager pleads guilty to bribery

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A manager at the Iowa egg farms linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010 pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to …


  • Calif. bank robbed; bomb squad investigates object

    MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A gunman wearing military-style clothing robbed a bank on Tuesday and left behind an object that resembles an explosive device, authorities said. The robbery occurred …


  • Neb. school heads accused of sex abuse cover-up

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have accused a Nebraska school superintendent, principal and coach of failing to report the alleged sexual assault of a young high school wrestler by several …


  • Peterson case shifts to appeal, missing 4th wife

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — She loomed over Drew Peterson’s murder trial, though her disappearance and the suspicion that the former Illinois police officer killed her was never mentioned in front …


  • Attention turns to Peterson’s missing 4th wife

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — She loomed over Drew Peterson’s murder trial, though her disappearance and the suspicion that the former Illinois police officer killed her was never mentioned in front …


  • Attention now turns to Peterson’s 4th wife

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — She loomed over Drew Peterson’s murder trial, though her disappearance and the suspicion that the former Illinois police officer killed her was never mentioned in front …


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