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  • US scrambles to rush spies, drones to Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending more spies, Marines and drones to Libya, trying to speed the search for those who killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, …


  • Man convicted in 1957 murder of 7-year-old girl

    SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — For most of five decades, it seemed no one would ever be held accountable for the murder of a 7-year-old Illinois girl snatched off a small-town …


  • Judge strikes down Wis. law limiting union rights

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


  • Twitter hands over records in NY Occupy case

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter on Friday agreed to hand over about three months’ worth of tweets to a judge overseeing the criminal trial of an Occupy Wall Street protester, …


  • Ky. teen who ID’d attackers on Twitter testifies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge heard Friday from a 17-year-old sexual assault victim who identified her attackers on Twitter despite a gag order because she thought their plea deal …


  • FBI: ‘Bucket List Bandit’ caught in Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In banks from Utah to Pennsylvania this summer, a middle-aged man with grayish, thinning hair, glasses and a blue polo shirt has been demanding money from …


  • NY rape suspect eyed in 2002 murder of W.Va. woman

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A drifter accused of brazenly raping an elderly woman in broad daylight in New York’s Central Park was a person of interest in a 2002 slaying …


  • On Bourbon Street, party but don’t preach at night

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bare breasts, drunken revelry and almost anything else is tolerated along Bourbon Street, but after dark, the city is saying street preachers are forbidden. Two weeks …


  • FBI agent: ‘Bucket List Bandit’ caught in Okla.

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — An interstate bank robbery suspect nicknamed the Bucket List Bandit because he allegedly told a Utah bank teller he had only four months to live has been …


  • Ex-cop convicted in 1957 murder of Ill. girl, 7

    SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — A 72-year-old man was convicted Friday in the 1957 murder of a 7-year-old girl, with spectators letting out a deafening cheer as the verdict was announced …


  • Closings set in trial of man in girl’s 1957 death

    SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — Closing arguments are expected Friday in one of the oldest cold-case murders to make it to trial — the 1957 case of a former police officer …


  • Closings set in trial of girl’s 1957 murder

    SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — Closing arguments are expected Friday at the trial of a former police officer accused of killing an Illinois school girl in 1957 after kidnapping her as …


  • Lawyers: ‘Pink slime’ lawsuit an uphill climb

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. will face a steep climb in its “pink slime” defamation lawsuit against ABC News as the South Dakota-based meat processor works to rebuild …


  • Deadline for Twitter on giving records to NY court

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is facing a deadline to hand over about three months’ worth of an Occupy Wall Street protester’s tweets or faces steep fines from a New …


  • ABC News sued for defamation over ‘pink slime’

    NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime,” claiming the …


  • Man arrested in Central Park attack on woman, 73

    NEW YORK (AP) — A heavily tattooed homeless man with a history of violence was arrested Thursday on charges he retaliated against a 73-year-old birdwatcher who took a compromising photo …


  • Murder charges in Ky. homeowners meeting shooting

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man with a history of disputes with his neighbors was indicted Thursday on two counts of murder in the shooting of two people at …


  • Man arrested in Central Park assault on woman, 73

    NEW YORK (AP) — An arrest has been made in the broad daylight attack on a 73-year-old birdwatcher in New York City’s Central Park, police said Thursday. New York Police …


  • Attorney: Teen in Md. school shooting remorseful

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A teenager charged with wounding a fellow student at his Maryland high school has expressed remorse and was on a suicide watch while being treated at …


  • BPI sues ABC News for ‘pink slime’ defamation

    NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime,” claiming the …


  • Pa. high court takes hard look at voter ID law

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s state Supreme Court justices on Thursday aggressively questioned whether a politically charged law requiring photo identification from all voters should take effect for the Nov. 6 …


  • Arpaio the last of Arizona’s immigration troika

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio is gearing up for what he expects will be the toughest of his five re-election campaigns. He is facing a determined effort from …


  • Khmer Rouge defendant Ieng Thirith ruled unfit for Cambodian genocide trial due to dementia

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Khmer Rouge defendant Ieng Thirith ruled unfit for Cambodian genocide trial due to dementia.


  • Teen boy, Pa. Hershey school settle AIDS bias case

    HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy and his mother will receive $700,000 from the settlement of an AIDS discrimination lawsuit against a private boarding school that refused to enroll …


  • Ex-Iowa egg farm manager pleads guilty to bribery

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A manager at the Iowa egg farms linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010 pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to …


  • Louisville asks liquor warehouse to control vapors

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A worldwide liquor conglomerate has been ordered by Louisville officials to cut down on vapors coming from warehouses where it stores bourbon because residents are complaining …


  • Prison seminary program expands in California

    NORCO, Calif. (AP) — Robert Ross’ mother died while he was in prison for robbing a bank and he hasn’t seen his 12-year-old son since the boy was in diapers. …


  • AP Exclusive: Knox boyfriend maintains innocence

    SEATTLE (AP) — Raffaele Sollecito, whose budding love affair with American exchange student Amanda Knox helped land him in an Italian prison for four years, maintains the couple’s innocence in …


  • AP Exclusive: Knox boyfriend maintains innocence

    SEATTLE (AP) — Raffaele Sollecito, whose budding love affair with American exchange student Amanda Knox helped land him in an Italian prison for four years, maintains the couple’s innocence in …


  • Officials: Mich. man who killed cop had arsenal

    WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A businessman who gunned down a police officer at his suburban Detroit home held authorities at bay for hours with an arsenal of high-powered …


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