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  • 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. …


  • NY top court says lap dance isn’t art, is taxable

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lap dances are taxable because they don’t promote culture in a community the way ballet or other artistic endeavors do, New York’s highest court concluded Tuesday …


  • 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 …


  • School finance case to focus on demographics shift

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ dramatically shifting demographics will be the focus Tuesday as attorneys representing about 600 school districts call their first witness in a trial in which the …


  • Official: Body of missing NJ girl believed found

    CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — The small New Jersey town where a missing girl’s body is believed to have been found has turned from desperate searching to mourning. Officials say a …


  • 38 Studios items hitting the auction block

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The remnants of former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s defunct video game company — from graphic animation equipment to model airplanes he is said to …


  • Seattle man gets Billy Idol to play his birthday

    SEATTLE (AP) — Michael Henrichsen has ideas about how he might celebrate his 26th birthday this week. First, Billy Idol rolls up in a limo and tells him to hop …


  • Northern Calif. walloped by early wintry weather

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A storm from the Gulf of Alaska stalled for a second day over Northern California, blanketing mountains with snow, spawning a tornado near the state capital …


  • 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. …


  • FACT CHECK: Flunking geography, history

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters didn’t always get the straight goods when President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their case for foreign policy and national security leadership Monday night …


  • FACT CHECK: Missteps in final presidential debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters didn’t always get the straight goods when President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their case for foreign policy and national security leadership Monday night …


  • Exec says he never heard man was Spears’ manager

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A top recording executive testified Monday that he was Britney Spears’ “lifeline” during the darkest days of her well-documented meltdown and never heard that she had …


  • 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 …


  • Lawsuits put Texas school finance system on trial

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys representing around 600 school districts argued Monday that Texas’ school financing system is so “hopelessly broken” that it violates the state Constitution while keeping students …


  • Arlington Cemetery debuts new interactive map

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Arlington National Cemetery on Monday made available to the public a massive electronic database detailing the gravesites of the roughly 400,000 people buried there. Cemetery officials built …


  • 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 …


  • Tropical Storm Sandy forms south of Jamaica

    MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Sandy developed south of Jamaica on Monday, becoming the 18th named storm of a busy Atlantic season that has seen only two hurricanes make landfall. …


  • 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 …


  • Pediatricians offer first report on organic foods

    CHICAGO (AP) — Parents who want to reduce their kids’ exposure to pesticides may seek out organic fruits and vegetables, but they aren’t necessarily safer or more nutritious than conventional …


  • ‘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 …


  • Meningitis outbreak toll: 297 cases

    An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled. Latest numbers from the …


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