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  • NY police: LA man’s killer silent, cool, precise

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say the shooter of a Los Angeles man in broad daylight on a New York City street was so cool and precise he left no …


  • Man accused in Ore. mall shooting wanted to travel

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — To police and witnesses, Jacob Tyler Roberts was a gunman on a mission, shooting numerous rounds from a semiautomatic rifle as he stalked through a Portland …


  • NJ man denies killing NY boy who vanished in 1979

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man charged with killing a 6-year-old boy who infamously vanished in 1979 while walking to catch a school bus pleaded not guilty Wednesday as his …


  • Ex-megachurch worker gets 55 years for sex crimes

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former janitor at a Tulsa megachurch who admitted to sex crimes against three girls told his victims Wednesday that “no one’s perfect” in an statement …


  • Fatal shooting after Texas wreck still a mystery

    ALVIN, Texas (AP) — Mourners packed a memorial service Wednesday for two young brothers who were killed by a suspected drunk driver while helping their father push the family’s broken-down …


  • NJ man pleads not guilty in ‘79 death of NYC boy

    NEW YORK (AP) — The man charged with killing a 6-year-old New York City boy in 1979 pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder, even though police say he confessed in …


  • Senate intern, a sex offender, faces deportation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Robert Menendez employed as an unpaid intern in his Senate office an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender, now under arrest by immigration authorities, …


  • Fast and Furious gun buyer sentenced to prison

    PHOENIX (AP) — A man who purchased two rifles found at the scene of the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent north of the U.S.-Mexico border was sentenced Wednesday …


  • Texas man accused of carving pentagram into son

    RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) — A North Texas man carved a pentagram into his 6-year-old son’s back Wednesday, telling a 911 dispatcher that he did it because “it’s a holy …


  • Del. man sues Boy Scouts, Mormons over sex abuse

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Delaware man sued the Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday over childhood sexual abuse committed by the …


  • Police: Ore. mall shooter used stolen rifle

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gunfire rang out in the mall food court, instantly transforming a casual afternoon of holiday shopping into a nightmare. The shooter, armed with a rifle, was …


  • AP source: no prior record for 22-year-old suspect

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A law enforcement official says the suspect in the Oregon mall shootings is 22 years old and has no prior criminal record. The official spoke only on …


  • Authorities on 2 coasts team up to probe NY ambush

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators on two coasts teamed up Wednesday to search for a suspect and a motive in the execution-style slaying of a Los Angeles man in broad …


  • Police: Ore. mall shooter didn’t know 2 he killed

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A gunman who opened fire on shoppers at a Portland mall had no connection to the two people he fatally shot and wanted to kill as …


  • Gunman opens fire at Oregon mall; gunman, 2 dead

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A suburban Portland mall remains closed Wednesday a day after a gunman wearing camouflage and a mask opened fire on shoppers, killing two people and wounding …


  • Gunman opens fire at Oregon mall; Suspect, 2 dead

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mall Santa was waiting for the next child’s Christmas wish when shots rang out, causing the shopping mall to erupt into chaos. About to invite …


  • Suspect in case of missing NYC boy due in court

    NEW YORK (AP) — The defense of a man charged with killing a 6-year-old boy in 1979 will revolve around his mental state and a false confession to the crime, …


  • Family of LA man killed in NYC release statement

    NEW YORK (AP) — Family members of a man who was gunned down in a brazen ambush in midtown Manhattan are urging anyone with information on the killing to contact …


  • Gunman opens fire in Portland mall; 3 dead

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A masked gunman wearing camouflage opened fire Tuesday in a busy Portland mall, leaving the gunman and two others dead and forcing the mall’s Santa Claus …


  • 3 dead, including gunman, in Oregon mall shooting

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police says three people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting at a shopping mall in the Portland, Ore., area. Clackamas County sheriff’s Lt. James …


  • At least 1 dead in Portland-area mall shooting

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say at least one person is dead and multiple people are wounded after someone opened fire in a Portland, Ore., area mall filled with holiday …


  • Police suspect LA man was lured into NYC ambush

    NEW YORK (AP) — Someone wanted Brandon Lincoln Woodard dead — bad enough to apparently lure him to a midtown Manhattan block for what looked like a professional hit. But …


  • NYPD releases security photo in shooting of LA man

    NEW YORK (AP) — Someone wanted Brandon Lincoln Woodard dead — bad enough to track him down on a midtown Manhattan block in what looked like a professional hit. But …


  • Trayvon Martin shooter to stay on 24-hour monitor

    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman must remain under 24-hour GPS monitoring while awaiting trial in the fatal shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and must stay in the county …


  • NY’s top court: NYC gang member not a terrorist

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Street gangsters who commit assaults and killings are not terrorists under the statute enacted after hijackers crashed jets into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, …


  • Former Fla. police officer scheduled for execution

    STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police officer is scheduled to be executed for the murder of nine people 26 years ago. The execution by lethal injection of 56-year-old …


  • Strauss-Kahn, NYC hotel maid settle her lawsuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — When a settlement ended the last legal fallout from the sexual assault allegation that sank his political career, Dominique Strauss-Kahn kept his distance. The former International …


  • Strauss-Kahn, NYC hotel maid settle her lawsuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn has stayed mum so far after settling a New York hotel maid’s lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault. Strauss-Kahn …


  • Fla. woman found guilty of murder in lottery death

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A woman was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the slaying of a lottery winner in central Florida and sentenced to mandatory life without parole by …


  • Tribe prepares to bury 5 slain members in Calif.

    PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Gravediggers work the old-fashioned way on the Tule River Indian Reservation, chipping away at the hard pan by hand with pickaxes and shoveling the dirt aside. …


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