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  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012, 10:48 A.M.

    Chemist’s education questioned in drug lab scandal

    BOSTON (AP) — A chemist whose alleged mishandling of drug samples has thrown thousands of criminal cases into question testified under oath that she holds a master’s degree in chemistry …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012, 3:45 A.M.

    Mass. lab probe starts with 1,140 inmate cases

    BOSTON (AP) — Faced with the daunting task of evaluating more than 34,000 drug cases handled by a Massachusetts chemist accused of misconduct, prosecutors and defense attorneys are starting with …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012, 12:49 A.M.

    Ex-LA gang member exonerated of murder, released

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former gang member imprisoned for 19 years for a murder he didn’t commit has been exonerated and set free. John Edward Smith, wearing glasses and …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012, 12:03 A.M.

    Work by Mass. lab could taint 1,100 inmates’ cases

    BOSTON (AP) — Faced with the daunting task of evaluating more than 34,000 drug cases handled by a Massachusetts chemist accused of misconduct, prosecutors and defense attorneys are starting with …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012, 10:37 P.M.

    Judge exonerates former LA gang member of murder

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A courtroom erupted in applause, cheers and shouts of “We love you” as a former gang member imprisoned for 19 years for a murder he didn’t …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012, 7:37 P.M.

    Appeals court tosses out landmark Katrina ruling

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court reversed itself Monday and threw out a judge’s landmark ruling that the Army Corps of Engineers was liable for billions of dollars …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012, 6:42 P.M.

    Appeals court tosses landmark Katrina ruling

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has reversed itself and thrown out a judge’s landmark ruling that the Army Corps of Engineers is liable for billions of dollars …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012, 2:35 P.M.

    Ex-prof gets life in prison for meeting rampage

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Harvard-educated biologist was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday after being convicted of going on a shooting rampage during a faculty meeting at …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012, 1:40 P.M.

    Ex-prof in court on Ala. university shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A police investigator testified Monday during the murder trial of a former university professor that the woman denied having anything to do with the rampage that …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012, 2:40 A.M.

    AP IMPACT: Tragedy meant big money for NY minister

    NEW YORK (AP) — Before the Sept. 11 attacks, the Rev. Carl Keyes was a little-known pastor of a small New York City congregation searching for members and money. When …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2012, 10:31 A.M.

    Novel courts handle low-level crimes across US

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In most courtrooms, spontaneous applause could get you thrown out. But in this San Francisco court, it’s expected — and strongly encouraged for the defendants.


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2012, 4:06 A.M.

    AP Exclusive: Philadelphia man Nazi probe target

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany has launched a war crimes investigation against an 87-year-old Philadelphia man it accuses of serving as an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp, The Associated …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012, 2:01 P.M.

    Apple, Samsung demand changes to $1B verdict

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Neither side in a bitter patent battle is satisfied with Apple Inc.’s $1 billion jury verdict over Samsung Electronics Co. after a three-week trial this summer. …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012, 12:55 P.M.

    Apple, Samsung battle over $1B verdict

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Neither side in a bitter patent battle is satisfied with Apple Inc.’s $1 billion jury verdict over Samsung Electronics after a three-week trial this summer. Samsung …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012, 11:19 A.M.

    Tom DeLay still waiting to learn legal fate

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay — still waiting to learn his legal fate since being convicted nearly two years ago for his role in a …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012, 9:23 A.M.

    AP IMPACT: Tragedy meant big money for NY minister

    NEW YORK (AP) — Before the Sept. 11 attacks, the Rev. Carl Keyes was a little-known pastor of a small New York City congregation searching for members and money. When …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012, 1:35 A.M.

    Suspect in Guatemala killings extradited to US

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Guatemalan soldier accused of taking part in a massacre during that country’s civil war more than a quarter century ago has been extradited to …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 3:47 P.M.

    4 more sentenced in sexual assault of Texas girl

    LIBERTY, Texas (AP) — Four men who pleaded guilty in the repeated sexual assault of an 11-year-old Texas girl were each sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison, terms they …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 12:24 P.M.

    Bond at risk for Ohio Amish hate-crime defendants

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Nine of 16 Amish convicted in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio have remained free, but the government asked Friday to have them locked …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 9:48 A.M.

    Woman takes helm following Air Force sex scandal

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Air Force handed the reins of basic training to a woman Friday following a sex scandal in which 42 female recruits say they were improperly …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 8:52 A.M.

    Another sentenced in sexual assault of Texas girl

    LIBERTY, Texas (AP) — One of six men who have pleaded guilty in the repeated sexual assault of a young southeast Texas girl over a three-month period in late 2010 …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 7:37 A.M.

    Corruption trial opens for former Detroit mayor

    DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick repeatedly stuffed his bank account and paid off credit cards with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, the illegal fruit of …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 3:20 A.M.

    Amish guilty of hate crimes in Ohio beard-cuttings

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Sixteen men and women who rejected lenient plea deals are facing lengthy prison terms for their convictions in the hair- and beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 1:24 A.M.

    Colo. shooting suspect in court; DA seeks print

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Seeking to avoid any delays in the Colorado movie theater shooting case, prosecutors gave up their fight to see a notebook the suspect sent to a …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 1:09 A.M.

    Judge says anti-Muslim clip can stay on YouTube

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 14-minute film trailer blamed for protest violence in the Middle East will remain on YouTube, after an actress lost her legal challenge to take it …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 12:08 A.M.

    Detroit’s former mayor faces corruption trial

    DETROIT (AP) — After a last-ditch effort to move the case out of Detroit failed, former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is returning to court for the start of a corruption trial …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 12:06 A.M.

    Ill. man guilty of murdering wife, kids in 2007

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — It took five years to get to the case to trial and five weeks to get through all the testimony. But it took just 50 minutes …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 3:31 P.M.

    Wis. woman convicted in fetal-abduction case

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee woman who confessed to trying to steal a baby by attacking a pregnant woman and slicing out her full-term fetus was convicted Thursday of killing …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 12:35 P.M.

    Bourbon Street ‘no preaching’ law challenged

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A street preacher sued on Thursday to block a city ordinance that restricts religious or political speech on Bourbon Street after dark. In his federal lawsuit, …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 11:39 A.M.

    Amish guilty of hate crimes in Ohio hair attacks

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Sixteen Amish men and women were convicted Thursday of hate crimes for a series of hair- and beard- cutting attacks on fellow sect members in a religious …


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