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  • Friends: Ala. student’s behavior out of character

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Gil Collar was a guy everybody wanted to be around in high school, friends said: The girls liked his good looks, even his opponents on the …


  • Man dies after live roach-eating contest in Fla.

    MIAMI (AP) — The winner of a roach-eating contest in South Florida died shortly after downing dozens of the live bugs as well as worms, authorities said Monday. About 30 …


  • 13,000 got suspect steroid shots; risk uncertain

    NEW YORK (AP) — As many as 13,000 people received steroid shots suspected in a national meningitis outbreak, health officials said Monday. But it’s not clear how many are in …


  • Massive “dry cleaner bag” to lift skydiver

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — It’s described as a “40-acre dry cleaner bag,” that, when first filled, will stretch 55 stories high. On Tuesday, this special ultra-thin helium balloon is scheduled …


  • Occupy members join police in bid to save Ga. home

    ATLANTA (AP) — Less than a year after Occupy Atlanta members clashed with police in riot gear in a downtown park, they’re now protesting alongside officers to help a retired …


  • Border agent remembered as loving father, husband

    SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent killed last week in an apparent case of friendly fire was remembered Monday as a loving family man, while hundreds …


  • Ads preaching tolerance going up in NYC subway

    NEW YORK (AP) — Advertisements preaching religious tolerance and an end to bigotry are going up in Manhattan subway stations. A court decision forced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to accept …


  • AG says victims will speak at Sandusky sentencing

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say as many as half a dozen of Jerry Sandusky’s molestation victims will be heard at his sentencing hearing. On Tuesday, a judge will sentence …


  • What you’ll see during supersonic skydive

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — When Felix Baumgartner makes his 23-mile supersonic skydive over southeastern New Mexico Tuesday morning, more than two dozen high-definition and high-resolution digital cameras will be recording …


  • Sandusky runs risk of sexual assault in prison

    Because of who he is and what he’s done, Jerry Sandusky could be in particular danger of sexual assault when he is sent off to prison this week. With thousands …


  • Police, community search for missing Colorado girl

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities searched fields and along highways in suburban Denver on Monday for signs of a 10-year-old girl who has been missing since leaving for school on …


  • Witnesses: Slain Ala. student appeared intoxicated

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A University of South Alabama freshman was running through the streets nearly naked, screaming obscenities and claiming he was on a “spiritual quest” not long before …


  • Release of ‘winter-blend’ gas could reduce prices

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State air pollution regulators said Monday that California’s air quality is not expected to worsen appreciably after the governor ordered the release of a dirtier blend …


  • Lawyer certain Sandusky will speak at sentencing

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer said Monday “it’s as certain as certain can be” that the former Penn State assistant football coach will address the judge and assert …


  • Ill. man faces terrorism charge in Okla. bomb plot

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Illinois man with a long history of mental illness has been charged with plotting to attack dozens of churches after a hotel maintenance worker in …


  • NY court considers: Is gang member a terrorist?

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In 2002, a New York City street gang crashed a christening party, shouted out their superiority, confronted a rival and started a fight that left a …


  • Alzheimer drug shows some promise in mild disease

    BOSTON (AP) — Combined results from two studies of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug suggest it might modestly slow mental decline, especially in patients with mild disease. Taken separately, the studies …


  • Steroid-related meningitis cases rise to 105

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 105 cases. The number of deaths rose by one to …


  • Zimmerman asks for delay, information on Martin

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman will ask a Florida judge to delay his murder trial and request that Trayvon Martin’s school records and information from the …


  • Mom who glued kid’s hands to wall faces life term

    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas woman who super-glued her 2-year-old daughter’s hands to a wall also beat the girl so badly that she suffered bleeding on her brain, a doctor …


  • Detroit police chief steps down amid sex probe

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit’s police chief stepped down Monday after a week of embarrassing revelations about a sexual relationship with a subordinate, forcing the city to search for a fifth …


  • Mom: Student didn’t touch officer who shot him

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The mother of a University of South Alabama freshman killed by a campus police officer said Monday she’s been told he never touched the officer who …


  • Panetta: Use police not military for enforcement

    PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay (AP) — Latin American nations must try to use their police and not their military forces to enforce the law, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday, …


  • Calif. gov takes action as gas prices keep rising

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is taking action in an effort to drive down the cost of gasoline as California drivers cope with record-breaking prices at the pump. …


  • Romney: US should be more assertive on world stage

    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney said Monday the risk of conflict in the Middle East “is higher now” than it was when President Barack Obama took office. He …


  • Union: Border agents opened fire on each other

    PHOENIX (AP) — The head of the U.S. Border Patrol agents’ union says the agent killed last week in a shooting in southern Arizona apparently opened fire on two colleagues …


  • Skydiver eyes record-breaking jump over NM

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Skydiver Felix Baumgartner’s attempt at the highest, fastest free fall in history Tuesday is more than just a stunt. His planned 23-mile dive from the stratosphere …


  • Advocates: Cities passing rules targeting homeless

    COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Army veteran Don Matyja was getting by alright on the streets of this city tucked in Southern California suburbia until he got ticketed for smoking …


  • Freeze, drought take bite out of fall tourism

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Devastating spring freezes and a historic drought have stripped some charm from rustic fall destinations, leaving some corn too short to create mazes, orchards virtually devoid of …


  • SpaceX Dragon capsule launched to space station

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A commercial cargo ship rocketed into orbit Sunday in pursuit of the International Space Station, the first of a dozen supply runs under a mega-contract …


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