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  • At 450 pounds, Ohio killer fights execution

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At about 450 pounds, Ohio death row inmate Ronald Post is so fat that his executioners won’t be able to find veins in his arms or …


  • Court hears challenge to Obama recess appointments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and business groups told a federal appeals court Wednesday that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution earlier this year when he bypassed the Senate to fill …


  • Social Security fast-tracks rare-disease claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In an effort to ease the burden of being stricken with a debilitating condition, the Social Security Administration is expanding a program that fast-tracks disability claims by …


  • Homeless man arrested in deadly NYC subway push

    NEW YORK (AP) — A homeless man was arrested Wednesday in the death of a subway rider who was pushed onto the tracks and photographed just before a train struck …


  • NYC police make arrest in fatal subway push

    NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect was arrested Wednesday in the death of a man who was pushed onto the tracks and photographed just before a train struck him. Naeem …


  • Hearing on WikiLeaks suspect’s confinement resumes

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Military prosecutors are slowly working up the chain of command of a Marine Corps brig to show the government was justified in keeping an Army …


  • FBI releases details in Alaska serial killer death

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A security video showing the abduction of an Alaska barista is unnerving on its own, but it only hints at the horror ahead for the 18-year-old …


  • Police seek sick girl taken from Phoenix hospital

    PHOENIX (AP) — Emily has leukemia. She just underwent a month of chemotherapy and had her right arm amputated after suffering complications. Doctors say she is at risk of dying …


  • 1 more guilty of hate crime in Miss. rundown case

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Another man has pleaded guilty to hate crime charges in the death of a black man who was run over by a pickup truck in Mississippi. …


  • New judge appointed in Fort Hood shooting case

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army’s highest legal branch appointed a new judge to preside over the case of the Fort Hood shooting suspect, indicating the court-martial is on …


  • 2 more guilty of hate crime in Miss. rundown case

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two more white men have pleaded guilty to hate crime charges in the death of a black man who was run over by a pickup truck …


  • NYC synagogue bomb plot suspect pleads guilty

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man pleaded guilty Tuesday to rare state-level charges that he plotted to blow up city synagogues, saying he had wanted to “send a …


  • Border Patrol agent arrested in smuggling probe

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been arrested after authorities say he used his patrol vehicle to smuggle drugs while on duty in southwest Arizona, according to …


  • Fort Hood shooting judge removed for showing bias

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The court martial against the Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage will move forward with a replacement to the military judge who …


  • La. watches weather as crews move explosives

    DOYLINE, La. (AP) — Authorities are keeping a close eye on the weather and watching for lightning as they work to secure 6 million pounds of explosives at a former …


  • AP IMPACT: An insider attack: Trust cost 2 lives

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a sneak attack, but not by the enemy they feared. U.S. Army Capts. Joshua Lawrence and Drew Russell were inside a small command post on …


  • Dog theft case ripples through New Mexico town

    MORIARTY, N.M. (AP) — The cases were often heartbreaking: Families coming home to find their dogs had vanished from inside houses, behind locked fences and outdoor kennels in rural communities …


  • La. watches weather as crews remove explosives

    DOYLINE, La. (AP) — Authorities are keeping a close eye on the weather during operations to secure 6 million pounds of explosives at a former ammunition plant. The National Weather …


  • AP IMPACT: An insider attack: Trust cost 2 lives

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a sneak attack, but not by the enemy they feared. U.S. Army Capts. Joshua Lawrence and Drew Russell were inside a small command post on …


  • Judge temporarily blocks Calif. gay therapy law

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked California from enforcing a first-of-its-kind law that bars licensed psychotherapists from working to change the sexual orientations of gay …


  • Judge removed in Fort Hood shooting rampage case

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The military’s highest court ousted the judge in the Fort Hood shooting case Monday and threw out his order to have the suspect’s beard forcibly …


  • Dem on trial seen as part of old Chicago politics

    CHICAGO (AP) — The grizzled Chicago Democrat has compared himself to a virile hog, likened a then-chief prosecutor to a Nazi and bragged about directing government investigators to kiss his …


  • Explosives plant cleanup disrupts Louisiana town

    DOYLINE, La. (AP) — The cleanup of 3,000 tons of explosives haphazardly stored at a munitions plant has frayed the nerves of residents who evacuated, closed the high school and …


  • Artifact of old-school Chicago politics on trial

    CHICAGO (AP) — The grizzled Chicago Democrat has compared himself to a virile hog, likened a then-chief prosecutor to a Nazi and bragged about directing government investigators to kiss his …


  • Med tech in hepatitis C case pleads not guilty

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A traveling hospital worker accused of stealing drugs and infecting patients with hepatitis C through contaminated syringes has pleaded not guilty to the charges in New …


  • Town evacuates as authorities relocate explosives

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities have resumed the transfer of an estimated 6 million pounds of improperly stored explosive material at a northwest Louisiana industrial site. State police say the …


  • La. town evacuates; police relocate explosives

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — State police resumed moving millions of pounds of explosives Monday that had been haphazardly stashed in warehouses in Louisiana, prompting hundreds to evacuate from harm’s way …


  • Alaska inmates find identity in orchestra

    EAGLE RIVER, Alaska (AP) — After serving a 14-year sentence for murder, no one would have expected Sarah Jane Coffman to go anywhere near the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center once …


  • APNewsBreak: Gacy’s blood may solve old murders

    CHICAGO (AP) — Detectives have long wondered what secrets serial killer John Wayne Gacy and other condemned murderers took to the grave when they were executed — mostly whether they …


  • Toddler’s death prompts review of 2 other deaths

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A toddler’s death during a visit with his father last month in Virginia is prompting police to also more closely investigate the suicide of the man’s …


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