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  • Zimbabwe AIDS activist sues prisons over drugs

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An AIDS awareness campaigner is pressing Zimbabwe’s highest court to force police and prison authorities ensure HIV sufferers receive life prolonging medication. Douglas Muzanenhamo said in …


  • Pa. man charged in hoax that led to plane’s recall

    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 …


  • Obama ‘HOPE’ poster artist gets probation

    NEW YORK (AP) — The artist who created the “HOPE” poster that came to symbolize Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and 300 …


  • Peterson case shifts to appeal, missing 4th wife

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — She loomed over Drew Peterson’s murder trial, though her disappearance and the suspicion that the former Illinois police officer killed her was never mentioned in front …


  • Attention turns to Peterson’s missing 4th wife

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — She loomed over Drew Peterson’s murder trial, though her disappearance and the suspicion that the former Illinois police officer killed her was never mentioned in front …


  • Family seeks to overturn governor’s commutation

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento County judge will hear arguments Friday over whether former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger violated California law when he cut the manslaughter sentence for the son …


  • Obama ‘HOPE’ poster artist set for NY sentencing

    NEW YORK (AP) — The artist who created the “HOPE” poster that came to symbolize Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign will be sentenced Friday, with prosecutors seeking a prison sentence …


  • Subject of explosives hoax later arrested in Texas

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man flying home to Texas to celebrate his 29th birthday instead spent the day as the unwitting victim of a midair explosives hoax that forced the …


  • Attention now turns to Peterson’s 4th wife

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — She loomed over Drew Peterson’s murder trial, though her disappearance and the suspicion that the former Illinois police officer killed her was never mentioned in front …


  • Subject of jet explosives hoax arrested in Texas

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man on a Dallas-bound flight was deemed the unassuming victim of a midair explosives hoax that forced the plane to return to Philadelphia, where he was …


  • Mo. bishop’s bench trial averts longer jury trial

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge’s conviction of the first American bishop criminally charged in the clergy sex abuse scandal spared young victims in the case from a longer, …


  • What a birthday: Hoax removes man from Philly jet

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man flying home to Texas to celebrate his 29th birthday instead spent Thursday as the unwitting victim of a midair explosives hoax that forced the plane’s …


  • Mo. bishop convicted for failing to report priest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The first American bishop criminally charged in the clergy sex abuse scandal was found guilty Thursday of a misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected …


  • Wis. dad, friend charged in pit bull attack on son

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man who suspected an 18-year-old visiting his home of stealing morphine and gold coins was charged Thursday with tying the teen by his ankles and …


  • Jury convicts Drew Peterson of 3rd wife’s death

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Drew Peterson — the crass former Illinois police officer who gained notoriety after his much-younger wife vanished in 2007 — was convicted Thursday of murdering a …


  • Attorneys: Fort Hood suspect offered guilty plea

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood massacre twice offered to plead guilty and “accept full responsibility” for the crime earlier this year, …


  • US feds investigate reported fatal border shooting

    LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman says federal officials are investigating after the Mexican government said a Mexican citizen was killed when an agent patrolling the Rio …


  • Peterson jury asks for definition of ‘unanimous’

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Jurors deliberating the murder case against Drew Peterson sent a note to the judge Thursday asking for the definition of the word ‘unanimous’ — a request …


  • Judge orders Fort Hood suspect be clean-shaven

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage must be clean-shaven or will be forcibly shaved before his murder trial, a military …


  • Olive Garden, LongHorn workers sue company

    MIAMI (AP) — Darden Restaurants violated federal labor laws by underpaying thousands of servers across the country at Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster and other eateries, according to a …


  • Jury deliberates for 2nd day in Peterson trial

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois jury is deliberating for a second day in the Drew Peterson murder trial. The Will County jury reconvened Thursday after failing to reach a …


  • Judge may issue order for Fort Hood suspect beard

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A judge on Thursday was expected to issue a definitive order for the forcible beard shaving of the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 …


  • NY court weighs if lap dance is tax-exempt art

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — No one would confuse the Nite Moves strip club with the Bolshoi Ballet, but what the lap dancers do there is art and entitled to the …


  • Mo. bishop faces bench trial in case tied to abuse

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge will try the criminal case against the highest-ranking Catholic official in the U.S. to be charged with shielding an abusive priest, three …


  • Judge may order Fort Hood suspect’s beard shaved

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A judge on Thursday was expected to order the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage to have his beard shaved, …


  • Some notable rulings on transgender people

    Some court rulings in recent years on transgender people’s access to gender-related medical care: — In 2010, the U.S. Tax Court found that the costs of female hormones and sex-reassignment …


  • Day 2 of Peterson jury deliberations

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Jurors are heading into a second day of deliberations at Drew Peterson’s murder trial. The panelists gathering again Thursday in Joliet have given no clear sign …


  • Some notable rulings on transgender people

    Some court rulings in recent years on transgender people’s access to gender-related medical care: — In 2010, the U.S. Tax Court found that the costs of female hormones and sex-reassignment …


  • In Peterson trial, jurors quickly confront hearsay

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — As they began deliberations Wednesday, jurors in Drew Peterson’s trial immediately zeroed in on the case’s trickiest issue: whether to believe secondhand hearsay statements that would …


  • Judge to hear case against KC bishop, diocese

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The criminal case against the highest-ranking Catholic official in the U.S. to be charged with shielding an abusive priest is headed to a swift ending …

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