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  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 5:06 P.M.

    Lawyers: Iowa CEO to plead guilty to $200M fraud

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The founder of an Iowa brokerage has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in which he admits to carrying out a $200 million fraud …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 2:39 P.M.

    Prosecutor: CEO in Iowa fraud case admits to fraud

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The founder of an Iowa brokerage has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in which he admits to carrying out a $200 million fraud …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 2:36 P.M.

    Court: Idaho woman can’t challenge fetal pain law

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ended an Idaho woman’s challenge of a law banning some abortions that might cause fetal pain, saying she didn’t have …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 1:55 P.M.

    Salvadoran accused in 1989 killings admits US lies

    BOSTON (AP) — A former El Salvadoran military official accused of colluding in the 1989 slayings of six Jesuit priests admitted Tuesday that he lied to U.S. immigration officials, a …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 12:47 P.M.

    Judge: US civil trials at risk without budget deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal civil jury trials in the United States probably would grind to a halt if Congress fails to reach a budget deal and $600 billion in automatic …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 12:40 P.M.

    Ex-prof pleads guilty to killing Ala. colleagues

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former biology professor accused of pulling a gun from her purse and opening fire at a faculty meeting pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing three colleagues …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 12:37 P.M.

    Calif. bank robbed; bomb squad investigates object

    MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A gunman wearing military-style clothing robbed a bank on Tuesday and left behind an object that resembles an explosive device, authorities said. The robbery occurred …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 11:06 A.M.

    Plea hearing set for ex-prof charged in shootings

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A judge has scheduled a hearing to change the plea of a former professor accused of fatally shooting three colleagues and wounding three others at the …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 10:40 A.M.

    Autopsy: Man killed self after officer’s shooting

    WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A business executive who gunned down a police officer responding to a trouble call at his suburban Detroit house committed suicide, an autopsy found …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 10:22 A.M.

    US lawsuits target Carnival in Italy cruise crash

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Despite legal obstacles that might force them to sue in Italy, hundreds of Costa Concordia passengers and up to 1,000 businesses on the island where …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 9:42 A.M.

    US marshals capture man who fled Texas rape trial

    HOUSTON (AP) — A man who fled his trial a day before being convicted and sentenced in the repeated group sexual assault of an 11-year-old Southeast Texas girl was captured …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 12:37 A.M.

    Dry Northwest burns as fire season in West extends

    WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A haze of thick smoke formed Tuesday over vast swaths of the West as wildfires forced more residents to flee their homes in several states. Fire …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 12:18 P.M.

    Jury awards casino mogul $20M in slander case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Monday awarded casino mogul Steve Wynn $20 million in his slander case against “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis, who claimed the creator …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 11:20 A.M.

    Ex-Mexican law official sentenced in San Diego

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former Mexican law enforcement official who worked closely with U.S. authorities on cross-border criminal investigations was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in prison …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 9:57 A.M.

    Police: Texas teen killed to prevent testimony

    CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas man has been charged with murder in the death of a 16-year-old girl who police said they believe was killed to keep her from …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 12:50 A.M.

    Ex-Mexican official to be sentenced in San Diego

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jesus Quinonez traveled often to San Diego to discuss cross-border investigations of organized crime with U.S. law enforcement officials. He didn’t know he was the target …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012, 9:49 A.M.

    Despite pleas, missing SC boy falls by wayside

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Despite detectives’ pleas to national media, the disappearance of an 18-month-old black boy with the wide smile has yet to grab the widespread attention given to …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012, 6:42 A.M.

    $1M bond for man accused in Ky homeowners shooting

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville man accused of opening fire at a homeowners association meeting, killing one and critically wounding another, was ordered held on a $1 million bond …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012, 2:36 A.M.

    Hearsay bothers last juror to find Peterson guilty

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The final juror to agree to convict Drew Peterson of murder in the death of his ex-wife says he “barely slept” one night during the proceedings …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012, 12:24 A.M.

    Philly love triangle leads to plane scare, arrests

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A bizarre love triangle is to blame for a midair explosives scare that led to an aborted flight and a man being taken into custody twice in …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 9:33 P.M.

    Calif. man pleads guilty in friend’s grisly death

    CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California mixed-martial artist accused of ripping out his friend’s heart and removing his tongue while the two were on hallucinogenic drugs has pleaded …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 4:08 P.M.

    Peterson jurors matched clothes out of boredom

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Among the many questions that arose during Drew Peterson’s murder trial, one of the least weighty but most perplexing was — what on earth were jurors …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 3:51 P.M.

    Jurors give Stacy Peterson’s comments heavy weight

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Jurors said Friday that comments Stacy Peterson made before her 2007 disappearance played the decisive role in convincing them to convict her husband, former police officer …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 2:25 P.M.

    Feds: Love triangle feud led to false jet threat

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man angry about a compromising Facebook photo of his girlfriend took revenge against the ex-boyfriend who posted it, making a hoax call to police that set …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 2:14 P.M.

    Bishop’s conviction intensifies calls to step down

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Calls for Bishop Robert Finn’s resignation intensified a day after he became the highest-ranking U.S. church official to be convicted of a crime related to …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 1:17 P.M.

    Neb. school heads accused of sex abuse cover-up

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have accused a Nebraska school superintendent, principal and coach of failing to report the alleged sexual assault of a young high school wrestler by several …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 12:39 P.M.

    Peterson jurors initially split on ex-cop’s guilt

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Jurors who convicted former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson of killing his third wife say they were split early in their deliberations and then later had …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 12:22 P.M.

    SC mother convicted in case of her missing son

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nearly 10 months after her 18-month-old son was last seen, a South Carolina woman was convicted Friday of unlawful conduct for refusing to tell authorities where …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 12:13 P.M.

    Freed Ohio death row inmate savors sunrise, pizza

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A murder defendant freed after spending nearly 25 years on death row in a botched prosecution had a chance to watch an unobstructed sunrise Friday — and …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 10:31 A.M.

    No jail time for Obama ‘HOPE’ poster artist in NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — The artist who created the “HOPE” poster that came to symbolize Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was ordered to do 300 hours of community service Friday …


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