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  • Man accused of being Russia agent appears in court

    HOUSTON (AP) — A naturalized U.S. citizen accused of illicitly obtaining military cutting-edge microelectronics for Russia formally heard the charges against him Thursday in a case reminiscent of the Cold …


  • Man accused of being Russian agent set for court

    HOUSTON (AP) — A naturalized U.S. citizen accused of illicitly obtaining military technology for Russia has been formally briefed on the charges against him in an initial court appearance. Alexander …


  • Bitter-sweet anniversary for man in Mass. slayings

    WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is marking his ninth wedding anniversary a day after he was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his wife, two …


  • Pa. voter ID issue is far from resolved

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Just because opponents of Pennsylvania’s new law requiring voters to show photo identification won a preliminary injunction in court doesn’t mean the issue or the court …


  • Court spares Pa. inmate from Wednesday execution

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The state’s high court on Wednesday halted Pennsylvania’s first scheduled execution in more than a decade, at least temporarily sparing the life of a man who says …


  • Pa. top court halts Wednesday execution for killer

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top court has denied prosecutors’ emergency petition in a death penalty appeal, meaning an inmate who claims the church deacon he killed had molested him will …


  • US: Immigrant stole military technology for Russia

    NEW YORK (AP) — An American success story of an immigrant from Kazakhstan who made millions off his Texas export firm took a Cold War-era turn on Wednesday when U.S. …


  • NY charges in US-Russia military electronics case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Kazakhstan-born owner of a Texas export firm was charged in New York on Wednesday with being a secret Russian agent involved in a multimillion-dollar scheme …


  • Kin ready for last trial in NJ schoolyard killings

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In a Newark courtroom this week, jurors and a packed gallery will hear how four college-bound friends gathered at a schoolyard one summer night five years …


  • NJ triple murder victims’ kin gird for final trial

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In a Newark courtroom this week, 12 jurors and a packed gallery will hear how four college-bound friends gathered at a schoolyard one summer night to …


  • NJ triple murder victims’ kin gird for final trial

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The last of six defendants in Newark’s notorious schoolyard triple murder case is scheduled to go on trial this week. That means a final time for …


  • Pa. judge blocks photo ID rule for Election Day

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters won’t have to show photo identification to cast ballots on Election Day, a judge said Tuesday in a ruling on the state’s controversial voter …


  • McQueary files defamation suit against Penn State

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Penn State graduate assistant who complained he saw former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky showering with a young boy on campus and testified at …


  • Prosecutors: Minn. man steered recruits to Somalia

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man who worked as a janitor at a Minneapolis mosque directed young Somali expatriates back to their war-torn homeland to fight as part of a pipeline …


  • Court: Can gov’t be sued for credit card mistakes?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday pondered whether it should allow the federal government to face millions of dollars in class-action lawsuits for violating identity theft protection laws …


  • Ex-Ala. prof wants to be tried in brother’s death

    BOSTON (AP) — The former University of Alabama-Huntsville professor sentenced to life in prison for killing three of her colleagues in a shooting rampage wants to go on trial in …


  • Judge halts Pa.’s tough new voter ID requirement

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s divisive voter identification requirement became the latest of its kind to get pushback from the courts ahead of Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to …


  • Pa. voter ID law ruling could mean political swing

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Some political momentum could be on the line when a judge rules on whether to keep intact Pennsylvania’s tough new law requiring voters to show photo …


  • Justices open big term with new human rights case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court plunged into its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. The next nine …


  • Deadline nears on judge’s Pa. voter ID law ruling

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A court-imposed Tuesday deadline is looming for a judge to decide whether Pennsylvania’s tough new law requiring voters to show photo identification can remain intact, a …


  • Brain-damaged man wins new trial in 1987 killing

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s second-highest court on Monday ordered a new trial for a brain-damaged man serving life in prison for killing his former wife’s grandmother, ruling that prosecutors …


  • High court begins new term with human rights case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. The justices appeared ready …


  • Court won’t hear appeal in suicide shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to hear a lawsuit over whether a police officer can be sued for fatally shooting a Texas teen-ager who was threatening to …


  • Boy Scouts to report pedophiles missed previously

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America plan to begin doing what critics argue they should have done decades ago — bring suspected abusers named in the organization’s …


  • Crime at the US-Mexico border goes corporate

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — When a regional manager for the Mexican Gulf cartel moved his operation to a more lucrative territory on the border, he took along not only his …


  • Authorities: Retired Pa. pastor killed both wives

    LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — Retired Pennsylvania pastor Arthur “A.B.” Schirmer was a serial philanderer, preying on women in his church who were having trouble in their own marriages, court documents …


  • Chemist in Mass. lab scandal could see new charges

    BOSTON (AP) — A chemist accused of lying about drug samples she tested at a state lab could face additional charges as prosecutors and defense attorneys sift through thousands of …


  • Calif man behind anti-Muslim film had many aliases

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Muslims across the Middle East outraged by an anti-Islam film made in America wanted swift punishment for the man behind the movie, and now Mark Basseley …


  • Burnt money, campus ban: Tidbits on Colo. shooter

    DENVER (AP) — The suspect in the Aurora movie shooting case mailed “burnt currency,” along with a notebook, to his psychiatrist before the attack. He threatened a professor and was …


  • Obama blocks Chinese purchase of US wind farms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing national security risks, President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese company from owning four wind farm projects in northern Oregon near a Navy base where …

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