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  • Homeland Security says Border Patrol agent killed

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded in a shooting early Tuesday in Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico line, according to the Border Patrol. The …


  • Slain NY student’s friends focus on violence issue

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — As her family mourned her death, the friends of a college freshman who police say was beaten to death in her dorm room by her boyfriend …


  • Slain NY student’s friends focus on violence issue

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — As her family mourns her death, friends of a college freshman who police say was beaten to death in her dorm room by her boyfriend have …


  • Shootings expose cracks in US mental health system

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Engeldinger’s parents pushed him for two years to seek treatment for what they suspected was mental illness, but even though he became increasingly paranoid and experienced …


  • Attorney: Conn. man who shot masked son devastated

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A popular teacher who fatally shot a knife-wielding prowler in a ski mask and then learned it was his 15-year-old son is devastated and filled …


  • Cops: Minneapolis gunman lost job over performance

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The man who killed five people at a Minneapolis sign company was fired for poor performance and lateness just moments before he started shooting, police said Monday. …


  • Complaint: Beau said he killed NY college freshman

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Friends of a college freshman who police say was beaten to death in her dorm room by her boyfriend rallied others Monday to wear purple to …


  • Brain-damaged man wins new trial in 1987 killing

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s second-highest court on Monday ordered a new trial for a brain-damaged man serving life in prison for killing his former wife’s grandmother, ruling that prosecutors …


  • 4 arrested in VFW shooting in Florida

    WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Four men were charged in a shooting at a Veterans of Foreign War post in Florida that killed two people and critically wounded another, authorities …


  • Court won’t hear appeal in suicide shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to hear a lawsuit over whether a police officer can be sued for fatally shooting a Texas teen-ager who was threatening to …


  • High court won’t hear wife’s appeal in murder case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will not hear the appeal of a former toxicologist convicted of poisoning her husband in a notorious San Diego murder case. Former lab worker …


  • Boy Scouts to report pedophiles missed previously

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America plan to begin doing what critics argue they should have done decades ago — bring suspected abusers named in the organization’s …


  • Official: Man’s NYC arrest in Lohan dispute voided

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old man initially arrested Sunday on an assault charge after Lindsay Lohan claimed he grabbed her in her New York hotel room in an argument …


  • Official: Lohan thrown or grabbed in NY hotel room

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsay Lohan got into an argument early Sunday with a 25-year-old man in her New York City hotel room over photos on a cellphone and she …


  • Minneapolis company ‘devastated’ by shootings

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The company where a Minneapolis man fatally shot 5 people this week said Sunday they are “devastated,” but will carry on in memory of their colleagues. “This …


  • Newspaper: Malvo felt like ‘worst piece of scum’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo said in a newspaper interview published Sunday that the devastated reaction of a victim’s husband made him feel like “the worst …


  • Minneapolis gunman’s family feared mental illness

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Engeldinger’s parents were worried about their son’s growing paranoia. In 2010, they sought help, enrolling in a 12-week class for families of the mentally ill. For …


  • Police ID man who killed self on TV after chase

    PHOENIX (AP) — A man who stole a car at gunpoint, shot at Phoenix police officers and then led them on a chase that ended with his suicide broadcast on …


  • Minneapolis gunman’s family grew more concerned

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The parents of a Minneapolis man who authorities say fatally shot five people at his workplace were so concerned about his growing paranoia two years ago that …


  • Minneapolis workplace shooting victims remembered

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Israeli immigrant who started a signage company in his basement and spent decades building it into a successful business was among five people slain by a …


  • Authorities: Retired Pa. pastor killed both wives

    LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — Retired Pennsylvania pastor Arthur “A.B.” Schirmer was a serial philanderer, preying on women in his church who were having trouble in their own marriages, court documents …


  • Masked Conn. teen killed by dad called a good kid

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Tyler Giuliano had no trouble with the law. The teenager loved flying small planes as a Civil Air Patrol cadet and seemed happy as he …


  • Masked Conn. teen killed by dad called a good kid

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A masked Connecticut teenager who was shot to death by his father outside a neighbor’s house is being called a good kid who had never …


  • Authorities: Retired Pa. pastor killed both wives

    LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — Court documents say retired Pennsylvania pastor Arthur “A.B.” Schirmer was a serial philanderer, preying on women in his church who were having trouble in their own …


  • Border Patrol agent shoots, kills woman in Calif.

    CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A Border Patrol agent fatally shot a 32-year-old mother of five Friday in suburban San Diego as he rode on the hood of her car …


  • US officials explain Libya attack intelligence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials sought to explain Friday why the Obama administration’s understanding of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is “evolving.” Facing a …


  • Minneapolis office gunman was fired day of attack

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man fired from his job at a Minneapolis sign-making business pulled out a handgun and began shooting up its offices, fatally wounding the owner and four …


  • 6 teens arrested in taped beating of Pa. woman

    CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Six teenagers were in custody Friday on charges they brutally beat a neighbor on her stoop “just for fun” and then posted cellphone video of the …


  • Burnt money, campus ban: Tidbits on Colo. shooter

    DENVER (AP) — The suspect in the Aurora movie shooting case mailed “burnt currency,” along with a notebook, to his psychiatrist before the attack. He threatened a professor and was …


  • Gunman fired day of Minneapolis office shooting

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man fired just hours earlier from his job at a Minneapolis sign-making business walked into the company’s loading dock and began shooting, killing the owner and …