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  • 5 people killed in northeast Baltimore house fire

    BALTIMORE (AP) — An intense fire that ripped through a row house in northeast Baltimore early Thursday has claimed the lives of an adult and four children, a fire official …


  • 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 …


  • Teachers make money selling materials online

    SEATTLE (AP) — Kristine Nannini spent her summer creating wall charts and student data sheets for her fifth grade class — and making $24,000 online by selling those same materials …


  • Suit: Firm provided tainted meds in 2002, man died

    Long before the current rash of fungal meningitis, the compounding pharmacy suspected in the outbreak settled a lawsuit alleging it produced a tainted shot that caused a man’s death in …


  • 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 …


  • Women’s home fighting insurance giant to stay put

    CINCINNATI (AP) — As Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic battled for the title at the Western & Southern Open north of Cincinnati, a small plane buzzed overhead, trailing a banner …


  • Women’s home fighting insurance giant to stay put

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A battle between a Fortune 500 company and a nonprofit home for struggling women has reached a boiling point in Cincinnati. The fight between insurance giant Western …


  • 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 …


  • Suit: Firm provided tainted meds in 2002, man died

    The compounding pharmacy suspected in a deadly meningitis outbreak settled a lawsuit alleging it produced a tainted shot that caused a man’s death in 2004, while a pharmaceutical firm with …


  • 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 …


  • 2 dead, 1 trapped in Fla. parking garage collapse

    MIAMI (AP) — A section of a parking garage under construction at a community college collapsed Wednesday, killing two people and trapping two others in the rubble, officials said. One …


  • Soldiers claim illness after guarding KBR in Iraq

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A war contractor knew a critical southern Iraq oilfield plant was riddled with a well-known toxin but ignored the risk to soldiers while hurrying the project …


  • Republicans hammer State witnesses on Libya attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Four weeks before the election, Republicans used a politically charged House hearing to confront State Department officials about security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya and assail …


  • 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” …


  • Eat more chocolate, win more Nobels?

    Take this with a grain of salt, or perhaps some almonds or hazelnuts: A study ties chocolate consumption to the number of Nobel Prize winners a country has and suggests …


  • 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 …


  • Hunters ready for 1st wolf hunts in Wis., Minn.

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For years, vacationers and farmers across northern Wisconsin and Minnesota have heard the eerie howl of the gray wolf and fretted the creatures were lurking around …


  • 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 …


  • US sends forces to Jordan as check on Syria

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States has sent troops to Jordan to bolster its military capabilities in the event Syria’s civil war escalates, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday, …


  • 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, …


  • 1 dead, 1 trapped in Fla. parking garage collapse

    MIAMI (AP) — A section of a parking garage under construction at a community college collapsed Wednesday, killing one worker and trapping two others in the rubble, officials said. One …

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