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  • MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012, 4:47 P.M.

    FBI to investigate officer shooting double-amputee

    HOUSTON (AP) — A caretaker at a group home for the mentally ill called police in the middle of the night because a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair was …

  • MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012, 2:35 P.M.

    Ex-prof gets life in prison for meeting rampage

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Harvard-educated biologist was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday after being convicted of going on a shooting rampage during a faculty meeting at …

  • MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012, 1:40 P.M.

    Ex-prof in court on Ala. university shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A police investigator testified Monday during the murder trial of a former university professor that the woman denied having anything to do with the rampage that …

  • MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012, 1:23 P.M.

    Pursuit of alleged Nazi camp guard timeless

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The chief Nazi hunter with the Simon Wiesenthal Center says age and the passage of time are no barriers to investigating alleged Nazi activity during World War …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2012, 11:14 A.M.

    Texas inmate prepares for 3rd trip death house

    LIVINGSTON, Texas (AP) — What Cleve Foster remembers most about his recent brushes with death is the steel door, the last one condemned Texas inmates typically walk through before their …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2012, 10:31 A.M.

    Novel courts handle low-level crimes across US

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In most courtrooms, spontaneous applause could get you thrown out. But in this San Francisco court, it’s expected — and strongly encouraged for the defendants.

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2012, 5:52 A.M.

    6 youth offenders caught after knocking out guard

    SEATTLE (AP) — The teenage boys apparently planned their escape from the juvenile detention center in Washington state. Some had packed bags with them, and one boy even stuffed his …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2012, 4:06 A.M.

    AP Exclusive: Philadelphia man Nazi probe target

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany has launched a war crimes investigation against an 87-year-old Philadelphia man it accuses of serving as an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp, The Associated …

  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012, 2:01 P.M.

    Apple, Samsung demand changes to $1B verdict

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Neither side in a bitter patent battle is satisfied with Apple Inc.’s $1 billion jury verdict over Samsung Electronics Co. after a three-week trial this summer. …

  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012, 12:55 P.M.

    Apple, Samsung battle over $1B verdict

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Neither side in a bitter patent battle is satisfied with Apple Inc.’s $1 billion jury verdict over Samsung Electronics after a three-week trial this summer. Samsung …

  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012, 11:19 A.M.

    Tom DeLay still waiting to learn legal fate

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay — still waiting to learn his legal fate since being convicted nearly two years ago for his role in a …

  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012, 1:35 A.M.

    Suspect in Guatemala killings extradited to US

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Guatemalan soldier accused of taking part in a massacre during that country’s civil war more than a quarter century ago has been extradited to …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 9:18 P.M.

    Guatemalan massacre suspect extradited to US

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Guatemalan soldier accused of being involved in a 1982 massacre during that country’s civil war was extradited Friday to California where he faces immigration …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 3:47 P.M.

    4 more sentenced in sexual assault of Texas girl

    LIBERTY, Texas (AP) — Four men who pleaded guilty in the repeated sexual assault of an 11-year-old Texas girl were each sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison, terms they …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 12:24 P.M.

    Bond at risk for Ohio Amish hate-crime defendants

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Nine of 16 Amish convicted in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio have remained free, but the government asked Friday to have them locked …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 9:48 A.M.

    Woman takes helm following Air Force sex scandal

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Air Force handed the reins of basic training to a woman Friday following a sex scandal in which 42 female recruits say they were improperly …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 8:52 A.M.

    Another sentenced in sexual assault of Texas girl

    LIBERTY, Texas (AP) — One of six men who have pleaded guilty in the repeated sexual assault of a young southeast Texas girl over a three-month period in late 2010 …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 3:20 A.M.

    Amish guilty of hate crimes in Ohio beard-cuttings

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Sixteen men and women who rejected lenient plea deals are facing lengthy prison terms for their convictions in the hair- and beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 1:24 A.M.

    Colo. shooting suspect in court; DA seeks print

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Seeking to avoid any delays in the Colorado movie theater shooting case, prosecutors gave up their fight to see a notebook the suspect sent to a …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 1:23 A.M.

    Family: Minn. Somali left to join al-Shabab

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man recently traveled to Somalia to join al-Shabab, a spokesman for his family said, renewing fears that the terror group is continuing to recruit Somalis …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 1:09 A.M.

    Judge says anti-Muslim clip can stay on YouTube

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 14-minute film trailer blamed for protest violence in the Middle East will remain on YouTube, after an actress lost her legal challenge to take it …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 12:08 A.M.

    Detroit’s former mayor faces corruption trial

    DETROIT (AP) — After a last-ditch effort to move the case out of Detroit failed, former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is returning to court for the start of a corruption trial …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 12:06 A.M.

    Ill. man guilty of murdering wife, kids in 2007

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — It took five years to get to the case to trial and five weeks to get through all the testimony. But it took just 50 minutes …

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 3:31 P.M.

    Wis. woman convicted in fetal-abduction case

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee woman who confessed to trying to steal a baby by attacking a pregnant woman and slicing out her full-term fetus was convicted Thursday of killing …

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 2:53 P.M.

    Video shows Lohan-pedestrian encounter at NY club

    NEW YORK (AP) — Grainy surveillance footage released Thursday shows Lindsay Lohan’s car driving toward a man who says she hit him outside a nightclub and kept going, but the …

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 12:35 P.M.

    Bourbon Street ‘no preaching’ law challenged

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A street preacher sued on Thursday to block a city ordinance that restricts religious or political speech on Bourbon Street after dark. In his federal lawsuit, …

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 11:39 A.M.

    Amish guilty of hate crimes in Ohio hair attacks

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Sixteen Amish men and women were convicted Thursday of hate crimes for a series of hair- and beard- cutting attacks on fellow sect members in a religious …

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 11:18 A.M.

    Taiwan co. fined $500 million for LCD price fixing

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Taiwanese company was fined $500 million Thursday and its former president and executive vice president were each sentenced to three years in prison for their …

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 10:41 A.M.

    Colo. suspect in court, this time without red hair

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — For the first time with hair that’s brown instead of a wild shade of orangish-red, the suspect in Colorado’s movie theater shooting appeared in court Thursday …

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 10:39 A.M.

    Judge denies request to stop anti-Muslim film clip

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who appeared in an anti-Muslim film trailer that sparked violence in the Middle East lost her legal challenge on Thursday to have the 14-minute …



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