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  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 1:51 A.M.

    Dozens sue pharmacy, but compensation uncertain

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dennis O’Brien rubs his head as he details ailments triggered by the fungal meningitis he developed after a series of steroid shots in his neck: nausea, …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 12:06 A.M.

    Sentence looms in Milwaukee fetal-abduction case

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Annette Morales-Rodriguez, distraught over her inability to give her boyfriend a son, had already pretended to have two miscarriages and was faking a third pregnancy when she …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 8:23 P.M.

    NJ man denies killing NY boy who vanished in 1979

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man charged with killing a 6-year-old boy who infamously vanished in 1979 while walking to catch a school bus pleaded not guilty Wednesday as his …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 4 P.M.

    Ex-megachurch worker gets 55 years for sex crimes

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former janitor at a Tulsa megachurch who admitted to sex crimes against three girls told his victims Wednesday that “no one’s perfect” in an statement …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 12:37 P.M.

    NJ man pleads not guilty in ‘79 death of NYC boy

    NEW YORK (AP) — The man charged with killing a 6-year-old New York City boy in 1979 pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder, even though police say he confessed in …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 11:48 A.M.

    Fast and Furious gun buyer sentenced to prison

    PHOENIX (AP) — A man who purchased two rifles found at the scene of the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent north of the U.S.-Mexico border was sentenced Wednesday …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 10:55 A.M.

    Del. man sues Boy Scouts, Mormons over sex abuse

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Delaware man sued the Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday over childhood sexual abuse committed by the …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012

    Suspect in case of missing NYC boy due in court

    NEW YORK (AP) — The defense of a man charged with killing a 6-year-old boy in 1979 will revolve around his mental state and a false confession to the crime, …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 1:45 P.M.

    Somali woman gets prison for terror support

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Somali-born woman has been sentenced in San Diego to eight years in prison for routing money to a terrorist organization in her native country. U.S. …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 1:23 P.M.

    Police suspect LA man was lured into NYC ambush

    NEW YORK (AP) — Someone wanted Brandon Lincoln Woodard dead — bad enough to apparently lure him to a midtown Manhattan block for what looked like a professional hit. But …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 1:22 P.M.

    Soldier’s case dominated by testimony on suicide

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — In a military hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning that has unfolded over the past two weeks, the reams of classified documents he is accused of …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 1:09 P.M.

    Court strikes down Illinois’ concealed carry ban

    CHICAGO (AP) — In a major victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a ban on carrying concealed weapons in Illinois — the only …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 11:49 A.M.

    Chicago man gets 10 years in suicide-bomber plot

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who pleaded guilty to a plot to attend a Somalia training camp with the dream of becoming a suicide bomber was sentenced Tuesday to …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 10:53 A.M.

    NYPD releases security photo in shooting of LA man

    NEW YORK (AP) — Someone wanted Brandon Lincoln Woodard dead — bad enough to track him down on a midtown Manhattan block in what looked like a professional hit. But …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 10:09 A.M.

    Trayvon Martin shooter to stay on 24-hour monitor

    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman must remain under 24-hour GPS monitoring while awaiting trial in the fatal shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and must stay in the county …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 9:31 A.M.

    NY’s top court: NYC gang member not a terrorist

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Street gangsters who commit assaults and killings are not terrorists under the statute enacted after hijackers crashed jets into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 7:31 A.M.

    APNewsBreak: Texas judge halts oil pipeline work

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas judge has ordered TransCanada to temporarily halt work on a private property where it is building part of an oil pipeline designed to carry tar …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012

    Strauss-Kahn, NYC hotel maid settle her lawsuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — When a settlement ended the last legal fallout from the sexual assault allegation that sank his political career, Dominique Strauss-Kahn kept his distance. The former International …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 11:27 P.M.

    Strauss-Kahn, NYC hotel maid settle her lawsuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn has stayed mum so far after settling a New York hotel maid’s lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault. Strauss-Kahn …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 4:50 P.M.

    Fla. woman found guilty of murder in lottery death

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A woman was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the slaying of a lottery winner in central Florida and sentenced to mandatory life without parole by …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 3:59 P.M.

    Tribe prepares to bury 5 slain members in Calif.

    PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Gravediggers work the old-fashioned way on the Tule River Indian Reservation, chipping away at the hard pan by hand with pickaxes and shoveling the dirt aside. …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 2:57 P.M.

    Fla. man sues ex-Elmo puppeteer, claims sex abuse

    MIAMI (AP) — Another man on Monday sued the former Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid sex abuse allegations, claiming the voice actor befriended him in Miami and promised to be …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 2:32 P.M.

    Ex-policeman gets life for 1957 death of Ill. girl

    SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — Friends and family who had all but given up on seeing anyone brought to justice for the murder of a young Illinois girl more than 50 …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 11:48 A.M.

    Judge: Strauss-Kahn, NYC hotel maid settle suit

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a hotel maid settled her lawsuit Monday over sexual assault allegations that sank his political career and spurred …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 9:39 A.M.

    Wash. man gets life for 1957 slaying of Ill. girl

    SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — A former Washington state policeman convicted of kidnapping and murdering a young Illinois girl more than a half century ago was sentenced Monday to life in …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 8:08 A.M.

    Brig boss: Manning’s treatment closely watched

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The former boss of a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va., testified Monday that she was shocked when the base commander asked for advance notice …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 2:48 A.M.

    Hearing for GI in WikiLeaks case enters 10th day

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Military prosecutors are trying to show that an Army private charged with sending classified information to WikiLeaks didn’t avail himself of opportunities to complain about …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 2:08 A.M.

    DC lottery contract is subject of federal probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal grand jury is investigating the awarding of the $38 million contract to run the District of Columbia lottery, a process that raises further questions about …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 1:40 A.M.

    Man, 73, to be sentenced in 1957 slaying of girl

    CHICAGO (AP) — A 73-year-old man who was convicted this fall of kidnapping and murdering a little girl more than a half-century earlier was expected to return to court Monday …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 1:22 A.M.

    Files on accused LA priests could soon be public

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Secret files kept for decades by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles on priests accused of sexually abusing children could soon become public as a …


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