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  • Ill. man gets life term for killing wife, kids

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for killing his wife and three school-age children as they sat buckled into the family’s …


  • Judge denies new trial request in 2007 killings

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A judge has denied an Illinois man’s request for a new trial after he was convicted of fatally shooting his wife and three children in 2007. …


  • Neighbor arrested in killing of abused Ark. girl

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A neighbor has been arrested as a suspect in the killing of a 6-year-old Arkansas girl whose high-profile child abuse case last year sent her father …


  • Murder trial tainted by media spectacle next door?

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man convicted of killing his wife and three children is asking for a new trial, but not solely because of anything that happened in …


  • Arrest in death of Ark. girl in prior abuse case

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Bentonville police announced Monday evening that they have arrested a neighbor in the slaying of a 6-year-old girl whose body was found two days before Thanksgiving. …


  • Another blow for state’s anti-eavesdropping law

    CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered another blow to a 50-year-old anti-eavesdropping law in Illinois, choosing to let stand a lower court finding that key parts …


  • Judge mulls new trial for dad in family slayings

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A judge will decide Tuesday whether an Illinois man convicted of killing his wife and three children deserves a new trial, based in part on claims …


  • Ethics panel investigating New York Republican

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee announced Monday that Rep. Michael Grimm, a former FBI agent, is under investigation for possible campaign finance violations, but said it is deferring …


  • Minn. man says he ‘fired more shots than I needed’

    LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota homeowner who shot two unarmed teenagers in the midst of an apparent Thanksgiving Day break-in told authorities he feared they had a weapon, …


  • Ex-financier free on bail in insider trading case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former hedge fund portfolio manager accused of enabling a quarter of a billion dollars in profits by passing along inside information in one of the …


  • Murder trial starts in Fla. foster child case

    MIAMI (AP) — The foster parent of 4-year-old Rilya Wilson abused the girl for months before finally smothering her, and then lied to child welfare workers who failed to discover …


  • Man charged in deaths of 4 women found in Detroit

    STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday charged a man arrested in May with first-degree murder in the killing of four suspected escorts whose bodies were found stuffed in …


  • Man pleads not guilty to 4 Detroit-area slayings

    STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A man has pleaded not guilty to murdering four women whose bodies were found in the trunks of abandoned cars in Detroit last December. Twenty-four-year-old …


  • GI’s treatment focus of hearing in WikiLeaks case

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — An Army private charged in the biggest security breach in U.S. history is trying to avoid trial by claiming he’s already been punished by confinement conditions …


  • NY court date Mon. in massive insider trading case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former hedge fund portfolio manager charged in one of the biggest insider trading cases in history was due in a New York federal court after …


  • NY court date Mon. in massive insider trading case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former hedge fund portfolio manager charged in one of history’s biggest insider trading cases is set to appear in a New York federal court. Mathew …


  • 1 of FBI’s 10 most wanted arrested in Mexico

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives was arrested in Mexico and returned to Los Angeles Friday night to face charges of murder, kidnapping and …


  • Garment salesman held in 3 NY merchant deaths

    NEW YORK (AP) — A garment salesman accused of systematically shooting three shopkeepers to death as they worked alone in their clothing stores was held without bail Thursday. Salvatore Perrone, …


  • Garment salesman arrested in 3 NY merchant deaths

    NEW YORK (AP) — A garment salesman is being held without bail on charges he systematically shot three shopkeepers to death as they worked alone in their New York City …


  • Official: Man killed zoo monkey during theft try

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 22-year-old man clubbed a monkey to death with a tree branch, after he was bitten by the animal while trying to steal it from a …


  • Trouble not over for Jesse Jackson Jr.

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jesse Jackson Jr.’s resignation from Congress might end his once-promising political career but it doesn’t mark the end of troubles for the civil rights icon’s son. Just …


  • Clothes dealer arrested in 3 NY shopkeeper deaths

    NEW YORK (AP) — A balding garment salesman was arrested Wednesday for systematically killing three shopkeepers as they worked alone in their clothing stores and had been poised to strike …


  • Prosecutor: Theft was motive in monkey killing

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Prosecutors said Wednesday that the man accused of killing a monkey at Boise’s zoo hoped to steal the animal before he was bitten and clubbed it …


  • Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkey

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pardoned two turkeys in an annual Thanksgiving rite on Wednesday, saying he wanted to offer the birds a second chance. “They say life is …


  • Judge: Jailed Amish cannot attend Ohio wedding

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Defendants convicted in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish lost a bid Wednesday to leave jail to attend a family wedding after prosecutors argued they might …


  • ND surgeon acquitted of drugging, raping his wife

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A jury on Wednesday acquitted a North Dakota surgeon accused of drugging his wife and raping her while she was unconscious on all charges. Jon Norberg …


  • Ill. mom pleads not guilty to killing son, girl

    NAPERVILLE, Illinois (AP) — The attorney for a suburban Chicago woman accused of stabbing to death her young son and a girl she was babysitting asked the public not to …


  • Sentencing delayed as man rethinks Ohio bomb plea

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty in the failed plot to bomb a highway bridge won a delay in his sentencing Wednesday so he can press for a …


  • 4th defendant ready to change Ohio bomb plot plea

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A fourth man facing sentencing in a failed bridge bombing plot in northeast Ohio wants to withdraw his guilty plea if he’s doesn’t get more lenient …


  • Obama to pardon Thanksgiving turkey

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Back from a trip to Asia, President Barack Obama is taking care of some holiday business, pardoning the national Thanksgiving turkey. The annual White House ceremony takes …