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  • Penn State brings in victim fund veteran Feinberg

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The lawyer who ran the Sept. 11 victim fund and other major victim compensation efforts has been hired by Penn State in its effort to settle …


  • Ohio executes man for killing 2 strangers in 1989

    LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio death-row inmate used his last words Thursday to repeatedly apologize to the family members of his two victims and tell them that he hopes …


  • Issa: IG report step toward restoring faith

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican House committee chairman said Thursday that a watchdog report on a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona is a huge step toward restoring public faith in …


  • Man suspected of threats faces weapons charge

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rants, racist remarks and menacing words permeate the Internet these days, so why did police decide to arrest a Yale dropout for investigation of making online …


  • Video: Wis. fetal-abduction suspect details attack

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and trying to steal her fetus described the attack in a video prosecutors played for jurors Wednesday, telling …


  • LSU police make arrest in bomb threat

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in the bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the LSU campus earlier this week but don’t believe he …


  • Arizona immigration law spurs education campaign

    PHOENIX (AP) — A day after the most contentious provision of Arizona’s immigration law took effect, rallies were planned around Phoenix to protest the law that civil rights activists contend …


  • Texas town’s rental ban to get second hearing

    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas suburb’s long, expensive fight to ban illegal immigrants from renting homes will have perhaps its most important hearing before a largely conservative group of judges …


  • Defense argues intent in Wis. fetal abduction case

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A woman accused of killing a pregnant Milwaukee woman and trying to steal her full-term fetus never meant for the mother or her unborn child to die, …


  • Feds: NC sheriff and deputies targeted Latinos

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A two-year investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice has found that a North Carolina sheriff and his deputies routinely discriminated against Latinos by making unwarranted …


  • AP Exclusive: Mass. inmate lauds sex-change ruling

    BOSTON (AP) — A convicted murderer in Massachusetts says a judge’s decision to grant her request for sex-reassignment surgery is “the right thing to do.” U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf …


  • Chicago teachers await vote that could end strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of delegates to the Chicago teachers union gathered Tuesday to debate a proposed contract, the first step before casting a critical vote that could end the …


  • Chicago teachers to consider offer, ending strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation’s third-largest city will pore over the details of a contract settlement Tuesday as the clock ticks down to an afternoon meeting in which …


  • Lawyers: Obese Ohio inmate faces ‘torturous’ death

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned Ohio inmate who weighs 480 pounds and has a history of difficulty losing weight argues he would face a “torturous and lingering death” if …


  • Lawyers: Obese Ohio inmate faces ‘torturous’ death

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for a condemned inmate who weighs 480 pounds argue he faces a torturous and lingering death if his execution is carried out early next year. …


  • More than 180 Occupy Wall Street arrests in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated the movement’s anniversary on Monday by clogging intersections in the city’s financial district, marching to the beat of drums that were …


  • Homeowners association members face violence

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Disagreements that boil over into shouting matches, finger-pointing and even fistfights are often part of neighborhood homeowners association meetings, but the kind of violence that erupted …


  • Ohio inmate says he’s too obese for execution

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned Ohio inmate who weighs at least 480 pounds wants his upcoming execution delayed, saying his weight could lead to a “torturous and lingering death.” …


  • Sandusky to be sentenced Oct. 9 in sex-abuse case

    There’s little doubt that Jerry Sandusky faces a long prison sentence. In a few weeks, he’ll find out how just how long. A judge announced Monday he will sentence Sandusky …


  • Chicago mayor: Court must end teachers’ strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s appeal to the courts to end a six-day Chicago teachers strike set off a new round of recriminations Monday but did not appear to …


  • Calif. DNA collection from arrestees challenged

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Alabama man was charged this month with the 1980 murder of an Oxnard teen. A Placerville man was arrested last month for a 1986 rape …


  • Police: Fla. boy, 13, killed 2-year-old brother

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A decade before he was charged with murder, a 2-year-old Cristian Fernandez was found naked and dirty, wandering a South Florida street. The grandmother taking care …


  • Wisconsin fetal abduction, murder trial to begin

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — It’s been almost a year since Maritza Ramirez-Cruz bled to death when her full-term fetus was cut from her womb, and her three surviving children don’t go …


  • FBI: Operation tracking Chicago teen took months

    HILLSIDE, Ill. (AP) — The investigation started months ago, when the FBI noticed an email message: A man in the Chicago suburbs was using an account to distribute chatter about …


  • Woman to lead Air Force training after sex scandal

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Air Force chose a woman Saturday to lead its basic training unit at a Texas base where dozens of female recruits have alleged they were …


  • Teen charged with trying to blow up Chicago bar

    HILLSIDE, Ill. (AP) — Undercover FBI agents arrested an 18-year-old American man who tried to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar, federal prosecutors …


  • Wis. AG aims to enforce union law during appeals

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s attorney general said Saturday he would seek court permission to keep enforcing a state law that effectively ended collective bargaining for public employees while his …


  • Neighbor: NY rape suspect terrorized W.Va. women

    The man accused of raping an elderly woman in New York’s Central Park frightened people for years in his tiny West Virginia hometown, where a neighbor says residents were so …


  • Tip nabs alleged ‘Bucket List Bandit’ in Okla.

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities knew they would need a lucky break to catch a middle-aged bank robber who pulled off a dizzying number of heists in a three-month crime …


  • Judge strikes down Wis. law limiting union rights

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge has struck down nearly all of the state law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public …

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