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  • After verdict, fallout from police beating trial

    CHICAGO (AP) — Will the city act? That’s the question many Chicagoans will be asking Wednesday — a day after the dramatic conclusion of a civil trial that stemmed from …


  • Guilty plea expected by reputed Conn. mobster

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 76-year-old reputed Connecticut mobster is expected to plead guilty in a weapons and prescription drugs case that has revealed the FBI’s belief that he has …


  • Attorneys seek new trial for teenage killer

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Cyntoia Brown was 16 years old she shot and killed a 43-year-old man who had picked her up for sex. Brown claims she was afraid …


  • Waffle House CEO: Sex charges false, ‘blackmail’

    ATLANTA (AP) — The CEO of Waffle House said Tuesday that a former employee who claims he tried to force her to have sex actually was a participant in consensual …


  • Husband of slain Iraqi-American pleads not guilty

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — There were signs that her traditional Muslim family may have been struggling in the U.S. even before Shaima Alawadi was murdered: Court documents say she …


  • Woman faces up to life in prison in day care fire

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas woman was convicted of murder Tuesday in the death of one of four children who died in a fire at her home day care after …


  • APNewsBreak: Minn. settles last 35W bridge case

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s five-year legal battle over the collapsed Interstate 35W bridge has ended with an $8.9 million settlement involving a California design firm, which paid its …


  • Generals backed Kelley’s sister in court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the latest twist of the David Petraeus sex scandal, court records show the former CIA director and Gen. John Allen intervened last September in a messy …


  • Preliminary hearing ends in Afghan massacre case

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Army prosecutors on Tuesday asked an investigative officer to recommend a death penalty court-martial for a staff sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers …


  • APNewsBreak: Idaho inmates claim gangs run prison

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A gang war that appears to have taken over parts of an Idaho private prison is spilling into the federal courts, with some inmates contending prison …


  • NC judge rules against New Year’s Eve possum drop

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A possum drop that attracts thousands of people to a tiny town in western North Carolina each New Year’s Eve may have had its last hurrah …


  • Woman convicted of murder in Texas day care fire

    HOUSTON (AP) — A woman accused in the deaths of four children in a fire at her home day care in Houston was found guilty Tuesday on one count of …


  • Saudi man gets life in prison in US bomb plot

    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A former Texas college student from Saudi Arabia was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for trying to make a bomb for use in a religious …


  • Woman who drove on sidewalk to hold ‘idiot’ sign

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to avoid a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children is expected to stand at an intersection with …


  • Afghan killings case testing military system

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. military has been criticized for its spotty record on convicting troops of killing civilians, but a hearing against Army Staff Sgt. Robert …


  • Afghans find hope for justice in video testimony

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Through a video monitor in a military courtroom near Seattle, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales saw young Afghan girls smile beneath bright head coverings before …


  • Horror stories from young Afghans at US hearing

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians watched as child after child described the bloodbath that left their parents and other loved ones …


  • Highlights of testimony about Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — For the past week, an investigating officer at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has heard testimony during a preliminary hearing for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who …


  • Girl: She hid behind dad during Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Little Robina took her seat wearing a deep-red head covering and a nervous smile, ready to tell her story. She giggled as any 7-year-old …


  • Victims testify about details of Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Stories of the massacre came, one by one, over a live video link from Afghanistan into a military courtroom outside Seattle: torched bodies, a …


  • Relative of victims recounts details of massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A relative of some of the victims killed in a massacre in southern Afghanistan last March testified at a hearing for the U.S. soldier …


  • Guards testify about night of Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Two Afghan National Army guards testified via a live video stream from Afghanistan, recounting what they had seen in the pre-dawn darkness outside a …


  • Woman in Zumba prostitution case has defenders

    KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — The dance instructor accused of turning her Zumba studio into a place of prostitution was an honors high school student who attended college and ran dance …


  • Ohio teen sentenced to life over Craigslist plot

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A teenager was sentenced Friday to life in prison with no chance for parole for his role in a deadly plot to lure men desperate for …


  • JetBlue pilot who disrupted flight to be freed

    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A JetBlue Airways pilot who disrupted a cross-country flight by leaving the cockpit and yelling about religion and terrorists should be freed rather than committed to …


  • Victims to testify in Afghan massacre hearing

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — An Afghan National Army guard who reported seeing a U.S. soldier outside a remote base the night 16 civilians were massacred in March said …


  • Texas lawyer pleads not guilty to aiding cartel

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — In public, Marco Antonio Delgado was a philanthropist, a prominent El Paso businessman and a trustee at Carnegie Mellon University. But secretly, investigators say, he …


  • Giffords faces Ariz. shooter for 1st time in court

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The pain was palpable, measured in silent stares in the courtroom between an emotionless murderer and wounded former congresswoman who looked her attempted killer in the …


  • Zumba instructor is a great mom, friend says

    KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — The dance instructor accused of turning her Zumba studio into a place of prostitution was an honors high school student who attended college and ran dance …


  • Man put to death in Texas for woman’s 2002 slaying

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man described by a prosecutor as “a serial killer in training” was executed Thursday in Texas for a woman’s slaying during a break-in at her …