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  • 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. …


  • Fla. man sues ex-Elmo puppeteer, claims sex abuse

    MIAMI (AP) — Another man on Monday sued the former Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid sex abuse allegations, claiming the voice actor befriended him in Miami and promised to be …


  • Tribe prepares to bury 5 slain members

    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 …


  • Ex-policeman gets life for 1957 death of Ill. girl

    SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — Friends and family who had all but given up on seeing anyone brought to justice for the murder of a young Illinois girl more than 50 …


  • Judge: Strauss-Kahn, NYC hotel maid settle suit

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a hotel maid settled her lawsuit Monday over sexual assault allegations that sank his political career and spurred …


  • Cops knew man who killed 4 on Calif. reservation

    PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Monday were trying to determine what prompted a man to kill four family members and wound two others on a rural Indian reservation in …


  • Wash. man gets life for 1957 slaying of Ill. girl

    SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — A former Washington state policeman convicted of kidnapping and murdering a young Illinois girl more than a half century ago was sentenced Monday to life in …


  • 5 dead in Calif. Indian reservation shootings

    PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The church bell that rings out to announce the deaths of tribal members on the Tule River Indian Reservation tolled repeatedly after a man went on …


  • Man, 73, to be sentenced in 1957 slaying of girl

    CHICAGO (AP) — A 73-year-old man who was convicted this fall of kidnapping and murdering a little girl more than a half-century earlier was expected to return to court Monday …


  • Files on accused LA priests could soon be public

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Secret files kept for decades by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles on priests accused of sexually abusing children could soon become public as a …


  • Court date in NY hotel maid’s suit vs Strauss-Kahn

    NEW YORK (AP) — The outcome of a New York City hotel housekeeper’s sexual assault lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn may soon be decided in court. …


  • Court date in NY hotel maid’s suit vs Strauss-Kahn

    NEW YORK (AP) — The outcome of a New York City hotel housekeeper’s sexual assault lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn may soon be settled in court. …


  • 5 dead in Calif. Indian reservation shootings

    PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The church bell that rings out to announce the deaths of tribal members on the Tule River Indian Reservation tolled repeatedly Sunday after a man killed …


  • Official: 8-year-old girl among dead in shootings

    PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in California have confirmed a fifth death in a shooting of tribal members on an Indian reservation. Tulare County sheriff’s spokeswoman Chris Douglass says Sunday …


  • 4 dead, 3 children injured in shootings in Calif.

    PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The church bell that rings out to announce the deaths of tribal members on the Tule River Indian Reservation tolled four times Sunday after a man …


  • 3 dead, 3 children injured in shootings in Calif.

    PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting three people and wounding three children, including his two daughters, died Sunday from his injuries in a police shootout, authorities …


  • Suspect in reservation shooting dies from wounds

    PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of shooting three people to death and wounding another on an Indian reservation died Sunday from his injuries in a shootout with police, …


  • Police: Airport security officer killed in Ohio

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A Transportation Security Administration officer was fatally shot by her husband Sunday before he killed himself on an off-site parking lot at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, authorities …


  • Cowboys player’s attorney: $500K bond excessive

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent remained in custody Sunday on $500,000 bond, one day after being charged with intoxication manslaughter after what police said was …


  • 3 dead in Calif. Indian reservation shooting

    PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Church bells have chimed in honor of three people killed in a shooting that also wounded a fourth person on an Indian reservation in California. Authorities …


  • Police: Boy shot in Pa. was buckling himself in

    MERCER, Pa. (AP) — A 7-year-old boy had been buckling himself into his safety seat in the back of his father’s truck when he was shot to death after a …


  • Police: Boy, 7, shot to death at Pa. gun store

    MERCER, Pa. (AP) — A man’s handgun went off while he was holding it as he got into his truck in the parking lot of a western Pennsylvania gun store …


  • Soldier’s slaying in US is bitter irony for family

    DENVER (AP) — Army Spc. Brandy Fonteneaux’s death came not on a battlefield in Afghanistan but on an infantry post in Colorado — allegedly at the hand of a fellow …


  • FBI says Alaska man killed people for fun

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Confessed serial killer Israel Keyes admitted he enjoyed killing people, but couldn’t or wouldn’t give investigators a more meaningful answer when quizzed why he did it. …


  • AP NewsBreak: FBI says Alaska man killed for fun

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Investigators who spent hours interviewing an Alaska serial killer say he may have murdered close to a dozen people, and that he killed for pleasure and …


  • AP NewsBreak: FBI says Alaska man enjoyed killing

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities deduced from hours of interviews with an Alaska serial killer that he may have killed close to a dozen people, and that he killed for …


  • FBI: Alaska serial killer likely had more victims

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska serial killer admitted to murdering eight people, but authorities suspect there are more victims across the country. FBI Special Agent Jolene Goeden on Friday …


  • Neb. school officials avoid charges in abuse case

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Three western Nebraska school officials accused of failing to report allegations that high school wrestlers sexually assaulted a young teammate at a summer wrestling camp will …


  • Bus driver not guilty of manslaughter in NY crash

    NEW YORK (AP) — A tour bus driver who prosecutors said was all but asleep at the wheel was acquitted Friday of manslaughter and negligent homicide in a crash last …