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  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 6:11 P.M.

    Peterson son on stand: ‘Dad is innocent’

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Drew Peterson’s son stepped up Wednesday as the last witness before the defense rested, telling jurors in a calm, confident voice that he never for a …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 5:19 P.M.

    Motorola trade secrets thief gets 4-year term

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chinese-born American convicted of stealing trade secrets from Motorola was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison in a case that both the judge and prosecutors …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 3:01 P.M.

    Julia Child foundation, oven-maker in legal battle

    BOSTON (AP) — A foundation set up by Julia Child is locked in a legal battle with the manufacturer of Thermador ovens for touting the late chef’s use of the …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 7:57 A.M.

    In NYC, identifying the dead, and finding closure

    NEW YORK (AP) — On a wind-swept island off New York City, the remains of 850,000 people rest in pine boxes in a grid of covered trenches — but many …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 7:13 A.M.

    Mom of dead NY girl, 5: Teen suspect a ‘mooch’

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The mother of a dead 5-year-old girl said the teen accused of killing her daughter was someone she had not wanted to be around the …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 7:12 A.M.

    Study: Condemned inmates go for comfort foods

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — On death row, last meals tend to be high in calories and heavy on meat. French fries, soda, ice cream, hamburgers, chicken, steak and pie are …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 7:10 A.M.

    Texas girl, 13, describes alleged sexual assaults

    LIBERTY, Texas (AP) — A 13-year-old Texas girl who authorities say was repeatedly sexually assaulted by 20 men and boys during a series of attacks two years ago cried Wednesday …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 12:07 A.M.

    Police: Relative reported worries about soldier

    SEATTLE (AP) — A relative of one of four soldiers accused by Georgia authorities of killing a fellow soldier and plotting anti-government acts came to police with concerns about the …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 8:57 P.M.

    $21M awarded in torture suit against ex-Somali PM

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A U.S. judge on Tuesday awarded $21 million to seven people who sued a former prime minister of Somalia now living in Virginia, claiming he tortured …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 7:10 P.M.

    Peterson witness: 3rd wife died accidentally

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A forensic pathologist testified for the defense Tuesday that he’s convinced Drew Peterson’s third wife died of an accidental fall in the bathtub and wasn’t murdered, …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 6:55 P.M.

    Mom: Boy accused of killing NY girl wasn’t in home

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The teenager charged with killing a 5-year-old girl then dumping her body in a garbage can wasn’t around when the little girl’s mother dropped her …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 6:19 P.M.

    Israeli court rejects US activist’s family lawsuit

    HAIFA, Israel (AP) — An Israeli court on Tuesday cleared the military of wrongdoing in the death of a young American activist who was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer during …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 4:59 P.M.

    Lawyer: Md. school shooting suspect was bullied

    PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — At 6:27 a.m. on his first day as a sophomore at Perry Hall High School in the Baltimore suburbs, Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. updated his …


  • TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012, 6:23 P.M.

    Conservation groups sue over Arctic spill plans

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A coalition of conservation groups is suing the federal government over its approval of oil spill response plans for an Arctic Ocean drilling program. The lawsuit …


  • TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012, 7:29 A.M.

    CA murder trial opens for accused arsonist

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The five victims all died of heart attacks. But prosecutors said it was still murder. Angry after being thrown out of a house where his …


  • TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012, 1:07 A.M.

    Trial under way in deadly 2003 Calif. wildfire

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor said Monday a man who was angry about being thrown out of a house where his family was staying was guilty of murdering …


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