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  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 6:57 P.M.

    Unions back RI governor’s call for pension talks

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Public-sector unions on Tuesday hailed Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s call for negotiations to settle a closely watched lawsuit over Rhode Island’s landmark pension overhaul, but its main …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 5:18 P.M.

    1 more guilty of hate crime in Miss. rundown case

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Another man has pleaded guilty to hate crime charges in the death of a black man who was run over by a pickup truck in Mississippi. …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 4:26 P.M.

    New judge appointed in Fort Hood shooting case

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army’s highest legal branch appointed a new judge to preside over the case of the Fort Hood shooting suspect, indicating the court-martial is on …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 3:37 P.M.

    2 more guilty of hate crime in Miss. rundown case

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two more white men have pleaded guilty to hate crime charges in the death of a black man who was run over by a pickup truck …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 3:33 P.M.

    NYC synagogue bomb plot suspect pleads guilty

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man pleaded guilty Tuesday to rare state-level charges that he plotted to blow up city synagogues, saying he had wanted to “send a …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 5:53 A.M.

    Fort Hood shooting judge removed for showing bias

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The court martial against the Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage will move forward with a replacement to the military judge who …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 9:50 P.M.

    Judge temporarily blocks Calif. gay therapy law

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked California from enforcing a first-of-its-kind law that bars licensed psychotherapists from working to change the sexual orientations of gay …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 4:07 P.M.

    Judge removed in Fort Hood shooting rampage case

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The military’s highest court ousted the judge in the Fort Hood shooting case Monday and threw out his order to have the suspect’s beard forcibly …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 2:57 P.M.

    Dem on trial seen as part of old Chicago politics

    CHICAGO (AP) — The grizzled Chicago Democrat has compared himself to a virile hog, likened a then-chief prosecutor to a Nazi and bragged about directing government investigators to kiss his …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 12:52 P.M.

    Artifact of old-school Chicago politics on trial

    CHICAGO (AP) — The grizzled Chicago Democrat has compared himself to a virile hog, likened a then-chief prosecutor to a Nazi and bragged about directing government investigators to kiss his …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 11:45 A.M.

    Med tech in hepatitis C case pleads not guilty

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A traveling hospital worker accused of stealing drugs and infecting patients with hepatitis C through contaminated syringes has pleaded not guilty to the charges in New …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2012, 11:36 A.M.

    Toddler’s death prompts review of 2 other deaths

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A toddler’s death during a visit with his father last month in Virginia is prompting police to also more closely investigate the suicide of the man’s …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2012, 6:57 A.M.

    Pfc. Manning’s trial delayed in WikiLeaks case

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The trial of an Army private charged with sending U.S. secrets to the website WikiLeaks is being pushed back from February to March. Military judge …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2012, 3:12 A.M.

    WikiLeaks: Varied views of Manning self-harm risk

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Several former workers at a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va., say that an Army private charged with providing classified information to the secret-spilling WikiLeaks …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012, 1 P.M.

    Family defends brothers charged in Fla. plot

    OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida brothers charged with plotting to support terrorists are caring family men who enjoyed living in the U.S. and would never hurt anyone, their …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012, 9:15 A.M.

    Marine pioneering effort to move women into combat

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marine 1st Lt. Brandy Soublet is about as far from the war front as possible at her desk in the California desert, but she’s on the …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012, 12:17 A.M.

    Future of cleared Mankato football coach uncertain

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota college football coach said he wants to return to work now that a judge has dismissed prosecutors’ claims that video he took of his …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 9:37 P.M.

    Judge dismisses porn case against Minn. coach

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota football coach sidelined by accusations of child pornography involving his own children reacted with relief Friday after a judge dismissed the case, saying he …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 1:58 P.M.

    US government releases once-secret Watergate files

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Watergate Judge John J. Sirica aided the prosecution in pursuing the White House connection to the Democratic headquarters break-in by providing the special prosecutor information from a …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 12:48 P.M.

    Couple convicted of stealing GM trade secrets

    DETROIT (AP) — A former General Motors engineer with access to the automaker’s hybrid technology was convicted Friday along with her husband of stealing trade secrets for possible use in …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 11:56 A.M.

    Settlement reached over $1M Arkansas lotto ticket

    SEARCY, Ark. (AP) — A lawsuit over who owns a $1 million scratch-off Arkansas lottery ticket that a woman pulled from a convenience store trash can was settled out of …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 10:51 A.M.

    Tennis referee murder case dismissed in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The arrest of a tennis referee before a match at the U.S. Open in connection with her husband’s death was a shocker last summer. On Friday, …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 10:20 A.M.

    Attorneys for Strauss-Kahn deny settlement reached

    NEW YORK (AP) — Attorneys for Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Friday denied that the former International Monetary Fund chief has reached a settlement with a New York City hotel maid who …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 7:55 A.M.

    GI charged in WikiLeaks case admits making noose

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — As a military prosecutor held up a knotted bedsheet in court, Pfc. Bradley Manning acknowledged on Friday that he fashioned a noose and contemplated suicide …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 4:31 A.M.

    Prosecutors to question Manning in WikiLeaks case

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Military prosecutors planned to go face-to-face for the first time Friday with an Army private charged with sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 1:21 A.M.

    Ban on gay change therapy faces first legal test

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A first-of-its-kind California law prohibiting licensed psychotherapists from counseling gay minors on how to become heterosexual faced its first legal test Friday as lawyers for those …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 12:23 A.M.

    AP source: Strauss-Kahn, NY hotel maid to settle

    NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the case says former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a New York City hotel maid who accused him of trying …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 12:10 A.M.

    Ex-Nat’l Lampoon CEO to be sentenced in fraud case

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former chief executive of National Lampoon and two co-conspirators faced possible life sentences Friday after being convicted of swindling investors out of about $200 million. U.S. …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 11:59 P.M.

    NH couple charged in boy burning case due in court

    PLAISTOW, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities will know soon whether a fugitive couple charged in connection with the beating and burning of the woman’s 3-year-old son will waive extradition …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 11:10 P.M.

    LA judge dismisses suit over park Nativity scenes

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles federal judge on Thursday dismissed a Christian group’s lawsuit to force suburban Santa Monica to reopen spaces in a city park to private …


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