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  • Parents: Slain NJ girl was treated like ‘trash’

    CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — The mother of a 12-year-old New Jersey girl who was strangled and dumped in a recycling bin said Wednesday that the two teenage brothers accused of …


  • Prosecutor: Day care owner betrayed parents’ trust

    HOUSTON (AP) — A woman charged with murder after a fire at her Houston home day care killed four children betrayed the families who entrusted her with their kids’ lives, …


  • Terrorist sentenced to 37 years in millennium plot

    SEATTLE (AP) — Algerian terrorist Ahmed Ressam was sentenced Wednesday to 37 years in prison for plotting to bomb Los Angeles International Airport around the turn of the new millennium. …


  • Ex-megachurch employee sought in fatal shooting

    COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — A church volunteer leading prayer was shot and killed Wednesday inside the chapel of a Georgia megachurch, and authorities were searching for a former church …


  • Family member arrested in Calif. triple slaying

    RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday arrested the 19-year-old brother of a man whose wife and two young children were found brutally slain inside their …


  • No suspect yet in 6 deaths in Tennessee, Alabama

    FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Investigators trying to solve six killings at four locations along the Tennessee-Alabama state line have found a common thread: one of the slain knew all the …


  • Gunman kills 1 person in chapel of Ga. megachurch

    COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — A man opened fire Wednesday morning inside a Georgia megachurch chapel, killing one, and police were still searching for the suspect. The suspect got away …


  • Man detained in Calif. slayings of mom, toddlers

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police detained a man early Wednesday in the deaths of a woman and her two toddler children, whose bodies were found in a horrific scene that …


  • NY cop killed in traffic stop called ‘exemplary’

    BELLEROSE TERRACE, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York City police officer killed after being shot in what started out as a traffic stop was an “exemplary officer,” a county …


  • US Supreme Court upholds stay of execution in Fla.

    STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Following a slew of conflicting court rulings, a federal appeals court has blocked the scheduled execution of a mass killer convicted of eight killings that jolted …


  • Links sought for deaths of 6 in Tennessee, Alabama

    FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three women and an 18-month-old boy are slain in Tennessee, but an infant and toddler are spared. A man wanted for questioning in the homicides is …


  • Clues left all around in slaying of NJ 12-year-old

    CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — Two teenage brothers charged with killing a 12-year-old girl who disappeared while riding her bike left behind evidence in their house, and one wrote a Facebook …


  • US Supreme Court upholds stay of execution in Fla.

    STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Following a slew of conflicting court rulings, a federal appeals court Tuesday night blocked the scheduled execution of a mass killer convicted of eight slayings that …


  • School aide fired after call about ‘65 killing

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa teacher’s aide was fired Tuesday after school officials recently learned she was the member of an Indianapolis family who tortured and killed a …


  • New stay blocks Fla. execution of mass killer

    STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday night blocked the scheduled execution of a mass killer convicted of eight slayings that jolted South Florida in the 1970s. …


  • Officers seek links between 6 dead in Tenn., Ala.

    FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man sought for questioning in four homicides in Tennessee was found dead over the state line in Alabama, the apparent victim of a homicide himself, …


  • Teenage brothers charged with killing NJ girl, 12

    CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — A teenage boy lured a 12-year-old girl into his house under the guise of getting parts for her treasured bicycle and then, with his older brother, …


  • Fla. set to execute mass killer after stay denied

    STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court denied an emergency request late Tuesday to stay the scheduled execution of a convicted mass killer in Florida who sought a reprieve …


  • Teenage brothers charged in NJ girl’s death

    CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — Two teenage brothers were charged Tuesday with murdering a 12-year-old girl who had been missing since the weekend, prompting a frantic search by her small hometown …


  • Officers seek links between 5 dead in Tenn., Ala.

    FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The slayings of three women and a toddler at two homes in southern Tennessee may be related to a body found just across the state line …


  • Fla. set to execute mass killer after stay lifted

    STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A convicted mass killer from the 1970s faced a scheduled execution Tuesday evening after an appeals court lifted a last-minute stay that was based on his …


  • Official: Teen brothers charged in NJ girl’s death

    CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — Two teenage brothers were charged Tuesday with murdering a 12-year-old girl who had been missing since the weekend, prompting a frantic search by her small hometown …


  • School aide suspended after call about ‘65 killing

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa teacher’s aide has been suspended after school officials learned she was the member of an Indianapolis family who tortured and killed a girl …


  • Coroner: Ala. body may be linked to Tenn. slayings

    FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say the slayings of three women and a toddler in southern Tennessee and a death just across the border in Alabama may be linked. Madison …


  • Ohio teen in Craigslist trial: I feared for life

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The teenage suspect in the slayings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers testified at his murder trial Tuesday that he went along only …


  • Sandusky moved from county jail to state prison

    CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky became a state prison inmate Tuesday with his transfer out of the Centre County jail, his home since he was convicted in June …


  • Police: Pa. baby abducted after grandmother killed

    KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities searched Tuesday for a 10-month-old girl who was declared missing after her grandmother was found slain inside an apartment in a Philadelphia suburb. …


  • Wisconsin shooting brings call for new law on guns

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two Wisconsin lawmakers are pushing legislation to tighten the enforcement of gun rules in domestic violence cases, prompted by a fatal shooting rampage at a suburban Milwaukee …


  • Wis. shooting brings call for new law on guns

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prompted by the fatal shooting rampage at a suburban Milwaukee spa, two local lawmakers are pushing legislation to tighten enforcement of gun rules in domestic violence cases. …


  • Wife told court Wis. spa shooter terrorized her

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man terrorized his wife for years, threatening to throw acid on her face, dousing her car with tomato juice and slashing her vehicle’s tires before …