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Police, world wonder about Conn. shooting motive

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions …


Conn. gunman recalled as intelligent but remote

Family and friends remember Adam Lanza as many things — intelligent, nerdy, goth, remote, thin. Now the world will always remember him as a mass murderer. The 20-year-old man is …


Connecticut shooting suspect was honors student

WASHINGTON (AP) — He was an honors student who lived in a prosperous neighborhood with his mother, a well-liked woman who enjoyed hosting dice games and decorating the house for …


Gunman kills 26 at Conn. school, commits suicide

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A man killed his mother at their home and then opened fire Friday inside an elementary school, massacring 26 people, including 20 children, as youngsters cowered …


Family of slain Border Patrol agent sues officials

PHOENIX (AP) — The family of a slain Border Patrol agent has sued federal officials over the botched “Fast and Furious” gun operation. Agent Brian Terry was mortally wounded on …


AP source: Suspect drove to mother’s school

WASHINGTON (AP) — The suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is Adam Lanza, 20, the son of a teacher at the school where the shootings occurred, a law enforcement official …


Appeals court upholds Afghan’s detention in Gitmo

WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court has upheld a lower judge’s decision not to release a former high-ranking Taliban government official from Guantanamo Bay. Friday’s decision was the latest blow …


APNewsBreak: Texas cancer probe draws NCI scrutiny

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The National Cancer Institute confirmed Friday that federal officials are taking a closer look at a troubled $3 billion cancer-fighting effort in Texas that is under …


Federal judges sue to win promised pay increases

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the nation teetering on an economic “fiscal cliff,” federal judges may soon force Congress to dedicate possibly millions of dollars to what some of those same …


Feds: 4 Texas officers guarded cocaine shipments

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Three South Texas lawmen including the son of a prominent county sheriff will likely spend the weekend in custody on charges accusing them and another officer …


Calif. judge says victims’ body can prevent rape

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California judge is being publicly admonished for saying a rape victim “didn’t put up a fight” during her assault and that if someone …


4 Texas officers accused of helping move cocaine

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced charges Thursday against four officers from a South Texas anti-drug task force who they say took thousands of dollars in bribes to guard …


AP: Va student expelled for election racial uproar

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One student has been expelled and three others are being punished for their roles in a racially charged uproar on a Virginia college campus the night …


Officials: Libyan government slows investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. counterterrorism officials say the search for suspects in the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya on Sept. 11 is being slowed …


Dozens sue pharmacy, but compensation uncertain

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dennis O’Brien rubs his head as he details ailments triggered by the fungal meningitis he developed after a series of steroid shots in his neck: nausea, …


Sentence looms in Milwaukee fetal-abduction case

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Annette Morales-Rodriguez, distraught over her inability to give her boyfriend a son, had already pretended to have two miscarriages and was faking a third pregnancy when she …


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 …


10 arrested in international cybercrime ring

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten people have been arrested as part of an investigation into international cybercrime rings that steal millions of computer users’ credit card, bank account and other personal …


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 …


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 …


Gov’t arrests illegal immigrant Senate intern

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. 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 …


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 …


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, …


Somali woman gets prison for terror support

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Somali-born woman has been sentenced in San Diego to eight years in prison for routing money to a terrorist organization in her native country. U.S. …


2 Ala. men arrested on federal terrorism charges

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Two Alabama men who federal investigators say wanted to wage violent jihad overseas have been arrested in Georgia on terrorism charges, and one has close ties …


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 …


Soldier’s case dominated by testimony on suicide

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — In a military hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning that has unfolded over the past two weeks, the reams of classified documents he is accused of …


Chicago man gets 10 years in suicide-bomber plot

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who pleaded guilty to a plot to attend a Somalia training camp with the dream of becoming a suicide bomber was sentenced Tuesday to …