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  • Thousands mourn slain Colo. girl; police seek help

    ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — More than 2,000 family members, friends, neighbors and others remembered a 10-year-old girl who was abducted on her way to school in a Denver suburb and …


  • Ex-wife: Kidnapping suspect might have ‘snapped’

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old Wyoming girl is a talented photographer and graphic designer who is a good father to his …


  • More than 2,000 attend slain Colo. girl’s memorial

    ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — More than 2,000 family members, friends, neighbors and others gathered Tuesday to remember a 10-year-old suburban Denver girl who was abducted on her way to school …


  • Hundreds expected at memorial for slain Colo. girl

    DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of friends, family and community members will gather Tuesday to remember a 10-year-old Colorado girl who was abducted on her way to school and killed. Even …


  • Prosecutor: Breakup upset missing Ariz. baby’s mom

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman charged in the disappearance of her infant son more than two years ago was consumed with anger over the demise of her romantic ties …


  • Wyo abduction suspect’s ex-wife ‘proud’ of victim

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The ex-wife of a Montana man charged with kidnapping and assaulting an 11-year-old Wyoming girl said Tuesday she is proud of the young victim for fighting …


  • Memorial service scheduled for slain Colo. girl

    DENVER (AP) — Hundreds are set to attend a public memorial service Tuesday for a 10-year-old Colorado girl as the search for her abductor continues. Multiple agencies are checking every …


  • NY school’s blackface assault skit criticized

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A pep rally skit by three white high school students who wore blackface and parodied Chris Brown’s arrest for assaulting Rihanna has officials in a largely …


  • Gay man sues Ky. jail, says inmate bit his nose

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An incarcerated gay man sued a southern Kentucky jail and a fellow inmate Tuesday, claiming the prisoner bit off part of his nose after days of …


  • Man convicted in Texas pastor’s killing gets death

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A convicted felon was sentenced to death Tuesday for killing a pastor and severely beating the pastor’s secretary during a robbery in their North Texas …


  • Search for NH student’s body focuses on water

    DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Authorities in Maine and Massachusetts are being asked to watch their shores for the body of a University of New Hampshire student believed to have been …


  • Search for NH student’s body focuses on water

    DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Authorities in Maine and Massachusetts are being asked to watch their shores for the body of a University of New Hampshire student believed to have been …


  • S. Dakota executes inmate who killed prison guard

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man who beat a prison guard with a pipe and covered his head in plastic wrap to kill him during a failed …


  • Clinton in Peru amid questions about Libya

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday embarked on her first overseas trip since last month’s deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, traveling …


  • Suspect called upbeat after UNH student’s killing

    DOVER, N.H. (AP) — An actor and martial arts instructor accused of killing a female University of New Hampshire student last week was upbeat and described his life as “really …


  • Suspect charged in death of missing UNH student

    DOVER, N.H. (AP) — An actor and martial arts instructor was charged in the death of a 19-year-old University of New Hampshire student who disappeared last week, and the girl’s …


  • Missing NH college student dead; suspect charged

    DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A martial arts instructor active in community theater was charged Saturday in the death of a 19-year-old University of New Hampshire student who disappeared days earlier. …


  • Authorities: Body is that of missing Colo. girl

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — The weeklong search for a 10-year-old Colorado girl became a murder investigation after authorities identified a body found in a suburban Denver park as that of …


  • Body encased in concrete identified as Fla. man

    DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Authorities on Friday identified the body of a man who was found entombed in concrete in the backyard of a northeast Georgia home. The man has …


  • Mexican mayor says boy shot by US agent 7 times

    PHOENIX (AP) — A teenage boy apparently killed this week by a U.S. Border Patrol agent was hit seven times by gunfire and died on a sidewalk just across the …


  • Hearing set in Wash. state in Afghan rampage case

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A hearing for the soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in March has been set for Nov. 5 at an Army base in …


  • Lone survivor testifies at Ohio Craigslist trial

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Hoping to land a farm job and move close to his family, Scott Davis met his new boss and walked with him through the autumn-color woodlands …


  • Ex-Oklahoma State basketball player leaves jail

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Ex-Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams avoided more time behind bars Friday when a judge gave him a suspended sentence in a sexual assault case in …


  • Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot’s hands

    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas woman who beat her 2-year-old daughter and glued the toddler’s hands to a wall was sentenced Friday to 99 years in prison by a judge …


  • Williams to be freed, receives suspended sentence

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Ex-Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams was set to be released from jail after a judge gave him a suspended sentence Friday in a sexual assault …


  • Source: Mexican teen killed by US BP agent

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent opened fire on a group of people throwing rocks from across the Mexican border, killing a teenage boy and eliciting outrage from …


  • Glued toddler’s mom cries at photos of injuries

    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas woman who admitted to beating her toddler and gluing her hands to a wall sobbed Thursday as a prosecutor ordered her to look at the …


  • Fort Hood suspect’s beard raises bias questions

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) — An Army appeals court on Thursday questioned whether a military judge exceeded his authority in ordering the suspect in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort …


  • Violent street gang: US targets finances of MS-13

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration declared the ultra-violent street gang MS-13 to be an international criminal group on Thursday, an unprecedented crackdown targeting the finances of the sprawling U.S. …


  • Glued toddler’s mother admits to drug, alcohol use

    DALLAS (AP) — A young mother of five facing prison time for beating her 2-year-old daughter and gluing the toddler’s hands to a wall admitted Thursday to using drugs and …


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