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  • Imprisoned detective may pose risk to star clients

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four years after a private eye went to prison for wiretapping phones of the rich and famous on behalf of celebrities and Hollywood heavyweights, his clients …


  • Relative linked to triple-murder had troubled ties

    RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators say a 19-year-old man accused of killing his sister-in-law and her two small children in an attack that stunned authorities in northern California for …


  • 5 family members shot, 3 dead, in LA suburb

    DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — Police in suburban Los Angeles say they’re certain of this much: Five family members who were shot — three of them killed — had been targeted …


  • Soundtrack to history: 1878 Edison audio unveiled

    SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — It’s scratchy, lasts only 78 seconds and features the world’s first recorded blooper. The modern masses can now listen to what experts say is the oldest …


  • Sioux Falls braces for crowds at McGovern services

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s largest city is welcoming political figures, family and friends in town to mark the life and career of former Democratic U.S. senator and …


  • Ex-Goldman exec’s 2-year sentence draws scrutiny

    NEW YORK (AP) — A two-year prison sentence for insider trading at the height of the 2008 economic crisis, by a man who was once one of the nation’s most …


  • Soundtrack to history: 1878 Edison audio unveiled

    SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Researchers have recovered and digitized what experts say is the oldest playable recording of an American voice and history’s first-ever recorded musical performance. Also included: the …


  • Ex-Goldman exec’s 2-year sentence draws scrutiny

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was once one of the nation’s most respected business executives has received a two-year sentence for insider trading, leading some legal experts to …


  • 2 sides to NJ teens accused of killing girl

    CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — Some residents of Clayton say people suspected two teenage brothers accused of murdering a 12-year-old girl of being troublemakers, but not of being violent. The boys, …


  • 2 Kentucky men acquitted of hate-crimes charges

    LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky men were acquitted of hate-crimes charges but found guilty of kidnapping late Wednesday in connection with an attack on a gay man. Prosecutors had …


  • 3 dead after 5 family members shot in California

    DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — A gunman targeted a family-owned fire extinguisher business Wednesday, gunning down three people at the office and shooting two more at a family home nearby, police …


  • Teen arrested in Colorado girl’s abduction, death

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — A teenager who lived just a mile from a 10-year-old Colorado girl who was abducted and killed earlier this month has been arrested in her death, …


  • Kennedy cousin denied parole in 1975 Conn. slaying

    SUFFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Imprisoned Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel lost a bid for freedom on Wednesday, turned down at his first parole hearing since he was convicted a decade ago …


  • Megachurch shooting suspect was committed in Md.

    COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — A man suspected in Wednesday’s fatal shooting at a Georgia megachurch was once committed to a mental health facility in Maryland after facing various criminal …


  • Mass. pharmacy dodged reprimand after protest

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts regulators in 2004 proposed a formal reprimand for a company now linked to deadly meningitis outbreak, but they never delivered it after the company protested the …


  • NYT defends incoming chief amid BBC scandal

    LONDON (AP) — The New York Times stood by its incoming chief Wednesday, even as questions about a BBC child sex abuse scandal followed him from one of Britain’s most …


  • Details emerge on teen arrested in Colo. killing

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — Acquaintances say a teen arrested in the death of a 10-year-old Colorado girl and in a May attack on a 22-year-old woman often wore black, hung …


  • NJ teens accused of killing girl showed 2 sides

    CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — Something struck Toni Fiorella whenever she would see a mother from her hometown drop two teenage sons off at the laundromat to do the family’s wash. …


  • Police: 3 people dead after 5 shot in Los Angeles

    DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — Five people were shot and three of them died Wednesday in connected attacks at a business and residence in a Los Angeles suburb, police said. The …


  • Watches, warnings for Sandy along Florida coast

    MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters have issued tropical storm warnings and watches for parts of the southeastern coast of Florida and Keys ahead of Hurricane Sandy that is pounding Jamaica. Forecasters …


  • CPR less likely for minorities on street or home

    CHICAGO (AP) — People who collapse from cardiac arrest in poor black neighborhoods are half as likely to get CPR from family members at home or bystanders on the street …


  • Study: Aspirin may help treat some colon cancers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Aspirin, one of the world’s oldest and cheapest drugs, has shown remarkable promise in treating colon cancer in people with mutations in a gene that’s thought …


  • Georgia megachurch shooting suspect in custody

    COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — A volunteer leading a prayer service at a Georgia megachurch was shot and killed Wednesday morning, and a former church employee was taken into custody …


  • WWII vet dies at age 93 after casting last ballot

    HONOLULU (AP) — A World War II veteran who inspired many with his determination to vote even though he had end-stage liver cancer died Wednesday. Frank Tanabe’s daughter Barbara Tanabe …


  • Chief: Texas’ battered $3B cancer effort endures

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An embattled $3 billion cancer-fighting fund in Texas will recover from a controversy that led two Nobel laureates and others to resign over allegations that politics …


  • Ex-Goldman exec given 2 years for inside trades

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble Co. board member was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday, culminating a spectacular fall from grace for …


  • Police: Local teen arrested in Colo. girl’s death

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — A teenager who lived just a mile from a 10-year-old Colorado girl who was abducted and killed earlier this month has been arrested in her death, …


  • Police: 5 shot, at least 2 dead in Calif. shooting

    DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — Police say five people have been shot and at least two are dead in a Los Angeles suburb. Downey police Lt. Dean Milligan tells KCAL-TV that …


  • Oregon scientists make embryos with 2 women, 1 man

    NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists in Oregon have created embryos with genes from one man and two women, using a provocative technique that could someday be used to prevent babies …


  • Police: Teen arrested in killing of Colorado girl

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — A teenage boy who lived just a mile from a 10-year-old Colorado girl who was abducted and killed earlier this month has been arrested in her …