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  • NBA’s Stern scolds Christie on sports bet effort

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — NBA Commissioner David Stern takes Gov. Chris Christie to task for his efforts to allow sports gambling in New Jersey. Stern made his comments in a …


  • Jailer: GI in WikiLeaks case needed to speak up

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An Army private charged with sending reams of classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks could have gotten his tight pretrial confinement conditions reduced by …


  • RI court hears arguments in pension case

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With billions of dollars and the retirement security of public workers at stake, the legal dispute over Rhode Island’s sweeping overhaul of its public pension system …


  • Bus driver not guilty of manslaughter in NY crash

    NEW YORK (AP) — A tour bus driver who prosecutors said was all but asleep at the wheel was acquitted Friday of manslaughter and negligent homicide in a crash last …


  • Police seek to ‘find a killer’ of 2 Iowa cousins

    EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — A sheriff investigating the apparent kidnapping and slaying of two Iowa cousins said Friday that the discovery of the young girls’ bodies is a long-awaited break …


  • Judge aims to resolve Apple-Samsung legal dispute

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Urging the world’s largest smartphone makers to settle their differences, a federal judge said she will issue rulings aimed at resolving a multifaceted legal battle …


  • Families, community reeling from discovered bodies

    EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — The families of two young cousins missing for five months still were hoping the girls would come home, maybe even for Christmas, until the sad news …


  • RI court to hear arguments in pension case

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Attorneys for the state of Rhode Island are set to argue that a legal challenge to the state’s landmark pension overhaul should be dismissed. Judge Sarah …


  • Man pleads guilty in Seattle terror plot

    SEATTLE (AP) — A man pleaded guilty Thursday to plotting an attack on a Seattle military complex with machine guns and grenades. Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, 35, agreed to a prison …


  • NYC settles suit by abused foster kids for $9.7M

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will pay $9.7 million to settle a lawsuit by 10 disabled people who were fraudulently adopted by a woman and claimed they were …


  • Alaska reclaims missing moon rocks since 1973

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A display of moon rocks that disappeared from an Alaska museum after an arson fire nearly four decades ago has been returned to the state following …


  • Judge may trim Apple’s $1 billion patent verdict

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday appeared ready to trim millions from a $1.05 billion jury verdict Apple Inc. won over Samsung Electronics this summer as …


  • Marine brig officials grilled about GI’s jailing

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A former Marine Corps brig commander testified Thursday that a vague rule meant he could keep Pfc. Bradley Manning on suicide watch even after a …


  • RI to seek dismissal of challenge to pension law

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The high-stakes legal dispute over Rhode Island’s public retirement overhaul faces a key court date Friday when attorneys for the state will ask a judge to …


  • Feds: Imprisoned murderer ran gang network

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — While behind bars for three decades, a convicted murderer and member of the Mexican Mafia controlled a network of Los Angeles street gangs that sold drugs, …


  • US attorney in New Orleans resigns amid probe

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans’ corruption-busting federal prosecutor resigned Thursday after two top deputies became embroiled in a scandal that threatens to undermine some of his biggest cases and …


  • Condemned obese Ohio killer asks board for mercy

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned obese killer should be spared because of lingering doubts about his “legal and moral guilt” and the conduct of defense and prosecution lawyers at …


  • Police scour Iowa park after hunters find 2 bodies

    EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Investigators scoured a rural wildlife area in northeastern Iowa for clues Thursday after hunters found dead bodies believed to be those of two young cousins who …


  • Police arrest, spray protesters at Mich. Capitol

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police say they have used chemical spray on right-to-work protesters who to tried rush into the Senate chamber at the state Capitol, and minority …


  • McAfee denied asylum; expected in Belize

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Software company founder John McAfee was denied political asylum in Guatemala on Thursday and police in Belize said they expected him to be flown back soon …


  • US Attorney resigns during probe of online posts

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, whose successful prosecution of a former Louisiana governor and numerous other public officials won him bipartisan praise for more than a decade, …


  • Guatemalan police arrest software guru McAfee

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Software company founder John McAfee was arrested by Guatemalan police for entering the country illegally, ending his bizarre weekslong journey as a blogging fugitive claiming to …


  • Families of missing Iowa girls await IDs of bodies

    EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Five months after two young cousins vanished while riding their bikes, residents of the northeast Iowa community where they were last seen are anxiously waiting to …


  • Tech titans renew legal battle over smartphones

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The epic $1 billion patent fight between the world’s top two smartphone makers resumes Thursday in a federal courtroom when Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Corp. …


  • Homeless man charged in NY subway rider’s death

    NEW YORK (AP) — While New York City straphangers pondered what they would do in a similar nightmare situation, authorities charged a homeless man in the death of a Queens …


  • Guatemalan police arrest software guru McAfee

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Software company founder John McAfee was arrested by Guatemalan police for entering the country illegally, ending his bizarre weekslong journey as a blogging fugitive claiming to …


  • Hunters find bodies believed to be 2 Iowa cousins

    EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Hunters discovered two bodies Wednesday believed to be the young Iowa cousins who vanished five months ago while riding their bikes, authorities said. The families of …


  • Texas student shoots self while in police custody

    HOUSTON (AP) — A student taken into custody for his own protection Wednesday at his Houston-area high school shot himself with a hidden gun while handcuffed inside a patrol car, …


  • Colo. shooting suspect: Brief romance, few friends

    DENVER (AP) — Shock, disgust and fear spread across the campus of the Colorado university — the man who shot up a midnight movie was identified as James Holmes, and …


  • Beard, other issues remain for new Fort Hood judge

    DALLAS (AP) — The new judge taking over the Fort Hood shooting case will likely confront many of the questions that faced her predecessor, including one that helped lead to …


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