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  • No more trials for Mich. serial stabbing suspect

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A man charged in a series of fatal stabbings in Michigan in 2010 will face no additional trials in the state unless his first murder conviction …


  • AP sources: Possible friendly fire in shootings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is investigating the possibility that the fatal shooting of a U.S. border patrol agent and the wounding of another was a case of friendly fire, …


  • Calif. parole board OKs Manson follower’s release

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A parole board panel has recommended the release of a former Charles Manson follower imprisoned for 40 years for a double murder Manson engineered, but it’s …


  • Criminal freed over Mass. lab scandal skips court

    BOSTON (AP) — Career criminal Marcus Pixley got a break when his bail was reduced after allegations that a state police lab chemist put thousands of drug cases like his …


  • Broadway producer says he was fraud victim

    NEW YORK (AP) — The psychological thriller “Rebecca” was a hit for author Daphne du Maurier and filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock. Leave it to Broadway to one-up the master of suspense. …


  • Criminal freed over Mass. lab scandal skips court

    BOSTON (AP) — Career criminal Marcus Pixley, whose bail was reduced after allegations that a state police lab chemist mishandled thousands of drug samples, has become a fugitive. A Suffolk …


  • SF archbishop jokes about recent DUI arrest

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amid heavy security and the splendor of his faith’s most sacred rites, the new Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco assumed office Thursday without referring to …


  • Man accused of being Russia agent didn’t mingle

    HOUSTON (AP) — In his suburban Houston neighborhood, at least, Alexander Fishenko kept a low profile, living well but never mingling with others on his block. All the while, U.S. …


  • Panel recommends parole for Manson family member

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Charles Manson follower imprisoned for 40 years in a double murder engineered by Manson won a recommendation of parole Thursday in his 27th appearance …


  • Man accused of being Russia agent kept low profile

    HOUSTON (AP) — An immigrant from Kazakhstan who U.S. authorities say is at the center of a scheme that illicitly funneled cutting-edge microelectronics to Russia apparently tried to keep a …


  • Criminal freed over Mass. lab scandal now fugitive

    BOSTON (AP) — A career criminal and convicted rapist whose bail was reduced after a chemist was accused of mishandling drug samples at a state lab failed to show up …


  • Police seek computer used by teen shot dead by dad

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An attorney for a Connecticut man who fatally shot his 15-year-old son, thinking he was an intruder, said Thursday that state police want access to …


  • Man gets 10 years for firebombing abortion clinic

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A homeless man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on Thursday for the New Year’s Day firebombing of a violence-plagued abortion clinic in the …


  • Police seek computer of father who shot son dead

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An attorney for a Connecticut man who fatally shot his 15-year-old son said Thursday that state police want access to his computer and phone to …


  • Man accused of being Russia agent appears in court

    HOUSTON (AP) — A naturalized U.S. citizen accused of illicitly obtaining military cutting-edge microelectronics for Russia formally heard the charges against him Thursday in a case reminiscent of the Cold …


  • Man accused of being Russian agent set for court

    HOUSTON (AP) — A naturalized U.S. citizen accused of illicitly obtaining military technology for Russia has been formally briefed on the charges against him in an initial court appearance. Alexander …


  • Bitter-sweet anniversary for man in Mass. slayings

    WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is marking his ninth wedding anniversary a day after he was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his wife, two …


  • Pa. voter ID issue is far from resolved

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Just because opponents of Pennsylvania’s new law requiring voters to show photo identification won a preliminary injunction in court doesn’t mean the issue or the court …


  • Court spares Pa. inmate from Wednesday execution

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The state’s high court on Wednesday halted Pennsylvania’s first scheduled execution in more than a decade, at least temporarily sparing the life of a man who says …


  • Lawyer: Pa. inmate spared from execution relieved

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for a Pennsylvania death row inmate spared from execution Wednesday say he is relieved to learn his appeals will continue. The state Supreme Court has effectively …


  • Pa. top court halts Wednesday execution for killer

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top court has denied prosecutors’ emergency petition in a death penalty appeal, meaning an inmate who claims the church deacon he killed had molested him will …


  • US: Immigrant stole military technology for Russia

    NEW YORK (AP) — An American success story of an immigrant from Kazakhstan who made millions off his Texas export firm took a Cold War-era turn on Wednesday when U.S. …


  • NY charges in US-Russia military electronics case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Kazakhstan-born owner of a Texas export firm was charged in New York on Wednesday with being a secret Russian agent involved in a multimillion-dollar scheme …


  • Kin ready for last trial in NJ schoolyard killings

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In a Newark courtroom this week, jurors and a packed gallery will hear how four college-bound friends gathered at a schoolyard one summer night five years …


  • NJ triple murder victims’ kin gird for final trial

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In a Newark courtroom this week, 12 jurors and a packed gallery will hear how four college-bound friends gathered at a schoolyard one summer night to …


  • NJ triple murder victims’ kin gird for final trial

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The last of six defendants in Newark’s notorious schoolyard triple murder case is scheduled to go on trial this week. That means a final time for …


  • McQueary files defamation suit against Penn State

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Penn State graduate assistant who complained he saw former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky showering with a young boy on campus and testified at …


  • NYPD is watching Facebook to fight gang bloodshed

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police investigating two gangs called the Very Crispy Gangsters and the Rockstarz didn’t need to spend all their time pounding the pavement for leads. Instead, they …


  • Prosecutors: Minn. man steered recruits to Somalia

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man who worked as a janitor at a Minneapolis mosque directed young Somali expatriates back to their war-torn homeland to fight as part of a pipeline …


  • Court: Can gov’t be sued for credit card mistakes?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday pondered whether it should allow the federal government to face millions of dollars in class-action lawsuits for violating identity theft protection laws …