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  • Ex-prof pleads guilty to killing Ala. colleagues

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former biology professor accused of pulling a gun from her purse and opening fire at a faculty meeting pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing three colleagues …


  • Plea hearing set for ex-prof charged in shootings

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A judge has scheduled a hearing to change the plea of a former professor accused of fatally shooting three colleagues and wounding three others at the …


  • Autopsy: Man killed self after officer’s shooting

    WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A business executive who gunned down a police officer responding to a trouble call at his suburban Detroit house committed suicide, an autopsy found …


  • US marshals capture man who fled Texas rape trial

    HOUSTON (AP) — A man who fled his trial a day before being convicted and sentenced in the repeated group sexual assault of an 11-year-old Southeast Texas girl was captured …


  • Authorities: Single gunshot killed Mich. officer

    WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A police officer who was killed while responding to a 911 call at a troubled financial executive’s home in a wealthy Detroit suburb died …


  • Suspect in Mich. officer’s slaying found dead

    WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A former auto executive facing business and family troubles fired on police responding to a call at his home in a wealthy Detroit suburb, …


  • Wis. police release video of temple gunman

    OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) — A white supremacist who killed a half-dozen people at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee last month chased down the first police officer on the …


  • Police say Texas teen killed to keep her quiet

    CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas man accused of raping a 16-year-old girl used social media to lure her to a meeting, abduct her from her school and drive her …


  • Ex-Mexican law official sentenced in San Diego

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former Mexican law enforcement official who worked closely with U.S. authorities on cross-border criminal investigations was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in prison …


  • Police: Officer fatally shot in suburban Detroit

    WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police evacuated an upscale neighborhood and surrounded a house Monday in suburban Detroit, hours after an officer was fatally shot while responding to a …


  • Police: Texas teen killed to prevent testimony

    CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas man has been charged with murder in the death of a 16-year-old girl who police said they believe was killed to keep her from …


  • Ex-Mexican official to be sentenced in San Diego

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jesus Quinonez traveled often to San Diego to discuss cross-border investigations of organized crime with U.S. law enforcement officials. He didn’t know he was the target …


  • House chairman visits AF base reeling from scandal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said the Air Force is diligently investigating a widening sex scandal at Lackland Air Force Base after he made …


  • Despite pleas, missing SC boy falls by wayside

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Despite detectives’ pleas to national media, the disappearance of an 18-month-old black boy with the wide smile has yet to grab the widespread attention given to …


  • $1M bond for man accused in Ky homeowners shooting

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville man accused of opening fire at a homeowners association meeting, killing one and critically wounding another, was ordered held on a $1 million bond …


  • Calif. man pleads guilty in friend’s grisly death

    CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California mixed-martial artist accused of ripping out his friend’s heart and removing his tongue while the two were on hallucinogenic drugs has pleaded …


  • Man fatally shoots 1, wounds other at Ky. meeting

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville man who was having zoning trouble with the fence around his house shot and killed a neighbor and critically injured another at a homeowners …


  • Officer charged in Arkansas teen’s shooting death

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A police officer who fatally shot a 15-year-old Arkansas boy was charged with felony manslaughter Friday after investigators determined his account of the incident didn’t …


  • Peterson jurors matched clothes out of boredom

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Among the many questions that arose during Drew Peterson’s murder trial, one of the least weighty but most perplexing was — what on earth were jurors …


  • Jurors give Stacy Peterson’s comments heavy weight

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Jurors said Friday that comments Stacy Peterson made before her 2007 disappearance played the decisive role in convincing them to convict her husband, former police officer …


  • NY police accidentally shoot shop worker to death

    NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a convenience store worker who plowed into him on a sidewalk while frantically fleeing an armed robbery early Friday, a …


  • Bishop’s conviction intensifies calls to step down

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Calls for Bishop Robert Finn’s resignation intensified a day after he became the highest-ranking U.S. church official to be convicted of a crime related to …


  • Student: School gunman had gun, hatchet in pack

    NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — A student who was in an Illinois classroom where shots were fired says his teacher seized the opportunity to tackle the shooter while he set his …


  • Neb. school heads accused of sex abuse cover-up

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have accused a Nebraska school superintendent, principal and coach of failing to report the alleged sexual assault of a young high school wrestler by several …


  • Freed Ohio death row inmate savors sunrise, pizza

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A murder defendant freed after spending nearly 25 years on death row in a botched prosecution had a chance to watch an unobstructed sunrise Friday — and …


  • 1 dead, 1 wounded during Ky. homeowners meeting

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville man who was having zoning trouble over the fence around his house shot and killed a neighbor and critically injured another at a homeowners …


  • Peterson case shifts to appeal, missing 4th wife

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — She loomed over Drew Peterson’s murder trial, though her disappearance and the suspicion that the former Illinois police officer killed her was never mentioned in front …


  • Attention turns to Peterson’s missing 4th wife

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — She loomed over Drew Peterson’s murder trial, though her disappearance and the suspicion that the former Illinois police officer killed her was never mentioned in front …


  • Family seeks to overturn governor’s commutation

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento County judge will hear arguments Friday over whether former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger violated California law when he cut the manslaughter sentence for the son …


  • Attention now turns to Peterson’s 4th wife

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — She loomed over Drew Peterson’s murder trial, though her disappearance and the suspicion that the former Illinois police officer killed her was never mentioned in front …

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