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  • Jury: Death for arsonist convicted of 5 murders

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Friday recommended death for an arsonist convicted of murdering five men who died of heart attacks during a wildfire that ripped through …


  • AP NewsBreak: Man behind Muslim video changed name

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mystery surrounding the man behind the crudely produced anti-Islamic video that sparked violence in the Middle East deepened when he appeared in court and identified …


  • Mass. chemist in drug test flap is arrested

    BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts chemist accused of faking drug test results now finds herself in the same position as the accused drug dealers she testified against: charged with a …


  • Ex-Alabama prof won’t be tried in brother’s death

    BOSTON (AP) — A former Alabama professor convicted of fatally shooting three colleagues won’t face a Massachusetts murder trial in the 1986 death of her brother after prosecutors withdrew their …


  • Ex-pastor in Pa. accused of killing 2 wives

    LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A retired Pennsylvania pastor insists both of his wives died accidentally. Prosecutors call him a liar — and a killer. Already facing trial in the death …


  • Prosecutors: Shooting suspect threatened professor

    DENVER (AP) — The suspect in a deadly movie theater attack was barred from the University of Colorado campus for threatening a professor, weeks before he opened fire at a …


  • Student exchange sponsor hounded by complaints

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An organization suspended from bringing foreign exchange students to the U.S. was hounded in recent years by allegations of mismanagement, with complaints ranging from sexual abuse …


  • KKK leader in NC convicted on weapons charges

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Ku Klux Klan leader from North Carolina has been convicted on weapons and explosive charges related to a plot to blow up his county sheriff. …


  • Calif. man behind anti-Muslim film ordered jailed

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The surrounding mystery of the man behind the crudely produced anti-Islamic video that sparked violence in the Middle East took a strange turn after he appeared …


  • Court to release documents in theater shooting

    DENVER (AP) — After weeks of secrecy surrounding the Colorado theater shooting case, most of the documents filed in court will be released to the public on Friday. The release, …


  • ‘Sons of Anarchy’ actor suspected of killing woman

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor whose character died a violent death on the TV drama “Sons of Anarchy” plunged to his death in a driveway after apparently killing his …


  • Chef found guilty of murder in boiled body case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A chef who told police he boiled his wife’s body for four days to hide evidence of her death was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder. David …


  • $37.5 million FEMA trailer settlement approved

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge gave his final approval Thursday to a $37.5 million class-action settlement between companies that made government-issued trailers after hurricanes in 2005 and Gulf …


  • Judge backs ban lobbyist ban on gov’t boards

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has backed the Obama administration’s ban on lobbyists serving on government advisory boards. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson dismissed a lawsuit by …


  • Victim 1 in Jerry Sandusky trial has book deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — A key witness against convicted child molester and former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, known in court papers as Victim 1, has a book …


  • Court fast-tracks some green card applications

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that immigration officials must give priority status to thousands of green card applicants who lost their place in line for …


  • Penn St. officials lose pretrial motion on perjury

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two weeks before former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is expected to be sentenced on child molestation charges, a county judge determined that perjury …


  • Mass. lawyers troubled by lab case revelations

    BOSTON (AP) — Advocates for defendants whose drug samples were handled by a chemist at the center of a state lab shutdown say they’re shocked and troubled over new revelations …


  • Mass. chemist’s colleagues had questioned her work

    BOSTON (AP) — A chemist at the center of a drug lab testing scandal admitted she faked results for two to three years, forged signatures and skipped proper procedures, a …


  • US general charged with adultery, other sex crimes

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — An Army brigadier general who served five combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan has been charged with forcible sodomy, multiple counts of adultery and having …


  • UC agrees to pay $1M to settle pepper-spray suit

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest at UC …


  • Jury in NJ convicts Ill. man in military info case

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An Illinois man who worked for a New Jersey-based defense contractor was found guilty Wednesday of taking trade secrets from his employer and presenting them in …


  • Army: Fort Hood shooting suspect out of hospital

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — An Army psychiatrist charged in a deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage was returned to jail Wednesday after a brief stay in the hospital, military …


  • Anti-Muslim filmmaker’s probation case creeps on

    CERRITOS, Calif. (AP) — The federal probation violation investigation targeting the man behind the anti-Muslim video inflaming the Middle East is proceeding slowly and privately, reflecting the explosiveness of the …


  • Anti-Muslim filmmaker’s probation case creeps

    CERRITOS, Calif. (AP) — The federal probation violation investigation targeting the man behind the anti-Muslim video inflaming the Middle East is proceeding slowly and privately, reflecting the explosiveness of the …


  • Man once on death row faced financial problems

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joyce Robbins wanted to know why her aunt wasn’t coming to a big family barbeque. Mamie Brown and her husband, Joseph Green Brown, who was on …


  • Chemist’s inflated resume gives lawyers new doubts

    BOSTON (AP) — Revelations that a chemist at the center of a scandal at a Massachusetts drug lab might have lied about her educational background have given defense attorneys new …


  • Mom charged with being NYC madam pleads guilty

    NEW YORK (AP) — A suburban mother of four charged with moonlighting as a multimillion-dollar madam pleaded guilty Tuesday to promoting prostitution as part of a plea deal. Anna Gristina, …


  • Court grants appeals from 2 people without lawyers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Well-heeled clients pay tens of thousands of dollars to hit the legal jackpot — Supreme Court review of their appeals. But on Tuesday, the court decided to …


  • APNewsBreak: Ex-Ala. prof convinced to take plea

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A former college professor who killed three people and wounded three others during a faculty meeting wanted to go to death row and had to be …

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