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Prosecutor to jury: Clear Peterson killed 3rd wife

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A prosecutor has asked jurors to use “common sense” and to convict former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson of killing his third wife. Prosecutor Chris …


Judge orders sex change for Mass. murder convict

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered state prison officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder. U.S. District …


Closing arguments set to start in Peterson trial

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Attorneys deliver closing arguments at Drew Peterson’s trial Tuesday, after which jurors will begin deliberations on whether the state proved the former Illinois police officer murdered …


NJ police seek answers in attack on sleeping kids

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — With his mother in the hospital and his father out of state, a 6-year-old boy and his siblings were under the care of a teenager when …


Ex-Marine tweeted about killing co-workers in ‘09

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Unhappy with his life as a Marine stationed in California, Terence Tyler posed a question three years ago on Twitter: “is it normal to want …


Ex-Marine tweeted about killing coworkers in ‘09

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Unhappy with his life as a Marine stationed in California, Terence Tyler posed a question three years ago on Twitter: “is it normal to want …


Ex-Marine kills 2 workers, self at NJ supermarket

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — An ex-Marine who had suffered from depression and once tweeted about killing “everyone I see” opened fire in camouflage gear at a supermarket early Friday, …


Mexico extradites Eduardo Arellano Felix to US

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mexico extradited Eduardo Arellano-Felix to the United States Friday, marking what one U.S. official said was the end of a 20-year investigation into the once-mighty drug …


NJ store worker fatally shoots 2 employees, self

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey supermarket employee opened fire at the closed store early Friday as a dozen or more colleagues worked inside, killing two of them …


Mom upset daughter’s attacker on run after verdict

LIBERTY, Texas (AP) — The mother of a young Texas girl who was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a group of men and boys over several months says she’s upset one …


Defendant in Texas rape case vanishes during trial

LIBERTY, Texas (AP) — The first defendant to face trial among a group of men and boys accused of repeatedly raping a young Texas girl vanished Wednesday during a break …


Suspect in Fort Hood shooting heads back to court

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army soldier accused of opening fire on a Texas military post is expected to appear in court for the first time since an appeals …


Former official denies Israel poisoned Arafat

JERUSALEM (AP) — A former Israeli official on Wednesday denied suspicions that Israel poisoned Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as France prepared to begin an investigation into his possible murder following …


10 Things to Know Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (times EDT): 1. ANN ROMNEY TAKES A STAR TURN


Mom of dead NY girl, 5: Teen suspect a ‘mooch’

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The mother of a dead 5-year-old girl said the teen accused of killing her daughter was someone she had not wanted to be around the …


Texas girl, 13, describes alleged sexual assaults

LIBERTY, Texas (AP) — A 13-year-old Texas girl who authorities say was repeatedly sexually assaulted by 20 men and boys during a series of attacks two years ago cried Wednesday …


Police: Relative reported worries about soldier

SEATTLE (AP) — A relative of one of four soldiers accused by Georgia authorities of killing a fellow soldier and plotting anti-government acts came to police with concerns about the …


Ark. officer reprimanded after squad car shooting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas police officer was reprimanded for not properly searching a young man who authorities said subsequently shot himself while handcuffed in the back of …


Sikh temple shooter’s death ruled a suicide

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The man who killed six Sikh worshippers at a Wisconsin temple before fatally shooting himself had a history of alcohol problems and underwent a noticeable personality change …


Peterson witness: 3rd wife died accidentally

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A forensic pathologist testified for the defense Tuesday that he’s convinced Drew Peterson’s third wife died of an accidental fall in the bathtub and wasn’t murdered, …


Mom: Boy accused of killing NY girl wasn’t in home

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The teenager charged with killing a 5-year-old girl then dumping her body in a garbage can wasn’t around when the little girl’s mother dropped her …


Colo. theater victim families question fundraising

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Anguished family members of some of the Colorado theater shooting victims lashed out at a fundraising campaign Tuesday, saying it collected more than $5 million “using …


Report: France opens murder probe in Arafat death

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors opened a murder inquiry into the death of Yasser Arafat on Tuesday, judicial officials told a French new agency, after his widow and a TV …


Lawyer: Md. school shooting suspect was bullied

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — At 6:27 a.m. on his first day as a sophomore at Perry Hall High School in the Baltimore suburbs, Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. updated his …


Dutch candidate echoes Akin rape pregnancy comment

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A conservative candidate for parliament in Dutch national elections has agreed with remarks by U.S. congressman Todd Akin, who claimed that women have a natural …


China’s chaotic health care drives patient attacks

HENGYANG, China (AP) — Dr. Chen Yuna had just eaten her lunch and was seated at her desk updating patients’ medical records when a masked man entered her office. He …


NYPD: Empire State victims hit by police gunfire

NEW YORK (AP) — All nine people wounded during a dramatic confrontation between police and a gunman outside the Empire State Building were struck by bullets fired by the two …


CA murder trial opens for accused arsonist

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The five victims all died of heart attacks. But prosecutors said it was still murder. Angry after being thrown out of a house where his …


Trial under way in deadly 2003 Calif. wildfire

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor said Monday a man who was angry about being thrown out of a house where his family was staying was guilty of murdering …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 19, 2012

Police investigating fatal stabbing in downtown Spokane

A man is dead after being found in downtown Spokane with a stab wound this morning, police said.