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  • Video: Wis. fetal-abduction suspect details attack

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and trying to steal her fetus described the attack in a video prosecutors played for jurors Wednesday, telling …


  • $1M bail for Calif. man over death threat posts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Yale University student remained jailed on $1 million bail, an amount normally reserved for murder or other crimes that could result in life sentences, …


  • $1M bail for LA-area man over death threat posts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Yale University student remained jailed on $1 million bail, an amount normally reserved for murder or other crimes that could result in life sentences, …


  • Defense argues intent in Wis. fetal abduction case

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A woman accused of killing a pregnant Milwaukee woman and trying to steal her full-term fetus never meant for the mother or her unborn child to die, …


  • Homeowners association members face violence

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Disagreements that boil over into shouting matches, finger-pointing and even fistfights are often part of neighborhood homeowners association meetings, but the kind of violence that erupted …


  • Sandusky to be sentenced Oct. 9 in sex-abuse case

    There’s little doubt that Jerry Sandusky faces a long prison sentence. In a few weeks, he’ll find out how just how long. A judge announced Monday he will sentence Sandusky …


  • Calif. DNA collection from arrestees challenged

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Alabama man was charged this month with the 1980 murder of an Oxnard teen. A Placerville man was arrested last month for a 1986 rape …


  • Police: Fla. boy, 13, killed 2-year-old brother

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A decade before he was charged with murder, a 2-year-old Cristian Fernandez was found naked and dirty, wandering a South Florida street. The grandmother taking care …


  • Wisconsin fetal abduction, murder trial to begin

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — It’s been almost a year since Maritza Ramirez-Cruz bled to death when her full-term fetus was cut from her womb, and her three surviving children don’t go …


  • Woman to lead Air Force training after sex scandal

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Air Force chose a woman Saturday to lead its basic training unit at a Texas base where dozens of female recruits have alleged they were …


  • Neighbor: NY rape suspect terrorized W.Va. women

    The man accused of raping an elderly woman in New York’s Central Park frightened people for years in his tiny West Virginia hometown, where a neighbor says residents were so …


  • Man convicted in 1957 murder of 7-year-old girl

    SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — For most of five decades, it seemed no one would ever be held accountable for the murder of a 7-year-old Illinois girl snatched off a small-town …


  • Ky. teen who ID’d attackers on Twitter testifies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge heard Friday from a 17-year-old sexual assault victim who identified her attackers on Twitter despite a gag order because she thought their plea deal …


  • PSU trustee: No detailed review of Freeh report

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The head of Penn State’s Board of Trustees said Friday the board isn’t planning a detailed review of the school’s internal investigation into the Jerry …


  • NY rape suspect eyed in 2002 murder of W.Va. woman

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A drifter accused of brazenly raping an elderly woman in broad daylight in New York’s Central Park was a person of interest in a 2002 slaying …


  • Ex-cop convicted in 1957 murder of Ill. girl, 7

    SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — A 72-year-old man was convicted Friday in the 1957 murder of a 7-year-old girl, with spectators letting out a deafening cheer as the verdict was announced …


  • NY rape suspect eyed in 2002 West Virginia killing

    NEW YORK (AP) — State police in West Virginia say the man accused of raping a woman in Central Park was also eyed in the 2002 killing of a woman …


  • Closings set in trial of man in girl’s 1957 death

    SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — Closing arguments are expected Friday in one of the oldest cold-case murders to make it to trial — the 1957 case of a former police officer …


  • Closings set in trial of girl’s 1957 murder

    SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — Closing arguments are expected Friday at the trial of a former police officer accused of killing an Illinois school girl in 1957 after kidnapping her as …


  • US braces for more violence from anti-Muslim film

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration was caught by surprise by the ferocity of the Sept. 11 attack against the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the ambassador and …


  • Man arrested in Central Park attack on woman, 73

    NEW YORK (AP) — A heavily tattooed homeless man with a history of violence was arrested Thursday on charges he retaliated against a 73-year-old birdwatcher who took a compromising photo …


  • Murder charges in Ky. homeowners meeting shooting

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man with a history of disputes with his neighbors was indicted Thursday on two counts of murder in the shooting of two people at …


  • Man arrested in Central Park assault on woman, 73

    NEW YORK (AP) — An arrest has been made in the broad daylight attack on a 73-year-old birdwatcher in New York City’s Central Park, police said Thursday. New York Police …


  • Obama: Egypt not an ally or enemy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With anti-U.S. protests spreading in the Arab world, President Barack Obama says the U.S. would not consider Egypt an ally, “but we don’t consider them an enemy.” …


  • Attorney: Teen in Md. school shooting remorseful

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A teenager charged with wounding a fellow student at his Maryland high school has expressed remorse and was on a suicide watch while being treated at …


  • Official: Man in custody in Central Park attack

    NEW YORK (AP) — A law enforcement official says investigators are questioning a man in the reported rape of a 73-year-old New York woman in Central Park. No arrests have …


  • NYer, 73, hopes Central Park attacker is killed

    NEW YORK (AP) — Before the attack, there was a question: “Do you remember me?” A 73-year-old birdwatcher who said she was raped in Central Park at midday Wednesday told …


  • Woman in her 70s reports rape in Central Park

    NEW YORK (AP) — Before the attack, there was a question: “Do you remember me?” A 73-year-old birdwatcher who said she was raped in Central Park Wednesday told investigators that’s …


  • US investigates: Attacks coordinated to mark 9/11?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, roiled by the first killing of a U.S. ambassador in more than 30 years, is investigating whether the assault on the U.S. Consulate in …


  • 6 officers cleared in mentally ill man’s shooting

    SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities said Wednesday that they have cleared six Saginaw police officers in the fatal shooting of a homeless, mentally ill man in a parking lot. …