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  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 7:52 A.M.

    For minor crimes, NYers sentenced to Sandy relief

    NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers who got into minor trouble in Manhattan have been sentenced to Sandy. Last week, 70 people who were given community service after pleading guilty …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 12:19 A.M.

    2 inmates fled Chicago high-rise jail using rope

    CHICAGO (AP) — A manhunt for two bank robbers who used a makeshift rope to pull off a daring escape from a high-rise Chicago lockup pushed into a second day …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 3:22 P.M.

    2 inmates escape from high-rise jail in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two bank robbers pulled off a daring escape from downtown Chicago’s high-rise jail Tuesday by apparently scaling down about 20 stories using a makeshift rope tied to …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 11:51 A.M.

    Prosecutors: Fla. man planned NY terror bombing

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Pakistani-born man wanted to avenge the deaths of U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan by blowing up a New York City landmark but lacked the …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 11:21 A.M.

    Fort Hood suspect allowed to keep beard at trial

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage will be allowed to keep his beard during his military trial. The new judge …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 9:18 A.M.

    2 inmates escape from federal prison in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two convicted bank robbers were on the run after using a knotted rope or bed sheets to escape from a federal prison window high above downtown Chicago …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 8:53 A.M.

    Petraeus mistress won’t face cyberstalking charge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has decided not to charge David Petraeus’ mistress, Paula Broadwell, with cyberstalking as part of its investigation into an email scandal that led to …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 12:26 A.M.

    Judge denies Apple request to ban Samsung phones

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge late Monday rejected Apple Inc.’s demands that its chief rival in the more than $100 billion global smartphone market cease selling models a …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 3:28 P.M.

    Hollywood hacker sentenced to 10 years in prison

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a hacker to 10 years in prison on Monday after he broke into the personal online accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 1:03 P.M.

    Authorities: Kansas man who killed 2 cops dies

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man with a history of theft and weapons convictions gunned down two police officers investigating possible drug activity in a Kansas grocery parking lot, and …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 11:52 A.M.

    Missing Fla. foster child’s custodian feared worst

    MIAMI (AP) — The legal custodian of missing foster child Rilya Wilson testified Monday that she suspected the worst when the girl abruptly disappeared in late 2000 but did not …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 9:45 A.M.

    Police: Man held after LA schools threatened

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man was arrested and nine guns were seized after threats were posted on Facebook against Los Angeles elementary schools, police said Monday. Kyle Bangayan, …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 9:34 A.M.

    Fla. woman gets life in prison in family killings

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who was convicted of orchestrating the beating deaths of her millionaire husband and mother-in-law was sentenced Monday to life in prison. The judge …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 8:29 A.M.

    Mistrial declared in case of watchdog group

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Monday in the case of a watchdog group accused of violating federal law when it shared a whistle-blower settlement with a government …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 8:22 A.M.

    Man held in alleged threats to LA schools

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have arrested a man for allegedly posting Facebook threats against Los Angeles elementary schools. Officer Venus Hall says weapons were confiscated when the man was …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 11:40 P.M.

    Hollywood hacker honed his skills for years

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Long before Christopher Chaney made headlines by hacking into the email accounts of such stars as Scarlett Johansson and Christina Aguilera, two other women say he …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 8:45 A.M.

    Fla. woman to be sentenced in husband’s NY killing

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A Florida woman convicted of arranging the killings of her millionaire husband and mother-in-law will hear her sentence Monday — if she’s in the courtroom. …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 1:59 A.M.

    Ala. police kill suspects after separate shootings

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say a SWAT team shot dead a man wielding an assault rifle following a chase touched off by a triple killing, hours after …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 12:06 A.M.

    Agents visit Conn. gun shops after school massacre

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — While white-steepled churches and President Barack Obama prepared to comfort a grieving town Sunday, federal agents planned to fan out to dozens of gun stores and …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 8:05 P.M.

    Conn. gunman broke in, shot kids multiple times

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The gunman behind the Connecticut elementary school massacre stormed into the building and shot 20 children at least twice with a high-powered rifle, executing some at …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 7:16 P.M.

    Conn. gunman broke in, shot some victims twice

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The gunman behind the Connecticut elementary school massacre stormed into the building and shot 20 children at least twice with a high-powered rifle, executing some at …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 4 P.M.

    Police find ‘very good evidence’ on gunman

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 2:46 P.M.

    Ala. police kill suspects after separate shootings

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama killed two suspects Saturday following separate shooting incidents 75 miles apart that left three other people dead and several injured, including two officers. …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 1:45 P.M.

    Okla. teen arrested in school shooting plot

    BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Hours before a gunman opened fire at a Connecticut elementary school, police in Oklahoma arrested a teenager for allegedly plotting to attack his high school and …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 1:24 P.M.

    Conn. town mourns as police look for answers

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Investigators tried to figure out what led a bright but painfully awkward 20-year-old to slaughter 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school, while townspeople …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 12:55 P.M.

    Conn. school victims shot by rifle multiple times

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — All the victims of the Connecticut elementary school shooting were killed up close by multiple rifle shots, a medical examiner said. Dr. H. Wayne Carver said …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 12:15 P.M.

    Owner of Rivera plane denies drug connections

    PHOENIX (AP) — The man who runs the business that owns a luxury jet that crashed and killed Latin music star Jenni Rivera says he has never been involved in …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 10:08 A.M.

    Conn. police find ‘very good evidence’ on gunman

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 6:05 A.M.

    Police, world wonder about Conn. shooting motive

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 5:23 A.M.

    Correction: Conn School Shooting-Suspect story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In some versions of a story Dec. 14 and 15 about the suspect in a school shooting in Connecticut, The Associated Press erroneously reported a comment by …


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