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  • 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 …


  • Down economy exacerbating US town dissolutions

    Carmen Wilkerson ran for mayor of St. George with one clear goal in mind for the tiny Missouri town: Get rid of it. Like many of St. George’s 1,200 residents, …


  • Experts: Global warming means more Antarctic ice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The ice goes on seemingly forever in a white pancake-flat landscape, stretching farther than ever before. And yet in this confounding region of the world, that spreading …


  • Mass. gov: Drug firm may have misled regulators

    BOSTON (AP) — The specialty pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak may have misled regulators and done work beyond the scope of its state license, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick …


  • 2 US scientists win Nobel chemistry prize

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for studies of how the cells in our bodies pick up signals as diverse as hormones, smells, …


  • 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 …


  • State Dept: Security at Libya consulate adequate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department officials are telling Congress that security levels at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya were adequate for the threat level on the anniversary of 9/11. …

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