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  • 3 indicted in case of missing Massachusetts boy

    17 minutes ago

    (AP) WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted three people accused of misleading police investigating the disappearance of a 5-year-old Massachusetts boy who later was found dead. The Worcester (WUS'-tur) district attorney's office says the indictments against Cailey Thibault, ...

  • Former Ala. band director arrested on sex charges

    23 minutes ago

    (AP) BREWTON, Ala. (AP) — A band director who just started a new job in Georgia is accused of having sex with several students at his former high school in Alabama, police said Friday. Charges of sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment and ...

  • Woman set reservation fire to give friends work

    40 minutes ago

    (AP) BEND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Friday an Oregon woman pleaded guilty in May to starting a wildfire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation last year because her firefighter friends were bored and needed work. The U.S. ...

  • Questions, answers about Missouri grand juries

    49 minutes ago

    (AP) A grand jury is considering evidence to determine whether Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says it will be several weeks ...

  • Sheriff: Fugitive may be using apps to hide out

    1 hour, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities looking for a Minnesota man suspected of fatally shooting his former lover say he may be relying on social media to find shelter while on the run. The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office released a ...

  • New Jersey teacher in recording flap reinstated

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer says a New Jersey special-education teacher has been reinstated two years after she was placed on leave when a student made a secret recording of possible abuse in her classroom. Lawyer Matthew Wieliczko ...

  • Owner gets stolen life-size statue of Obama back

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Police have returned a life-size statue of President Barack Obama that went missing from its owner's northeastern Pennsylvania porch and was found a few days later reclining on a nearby park bench with a six-pack of ...

  • 2 parolees charged in suburban Chicago standoff

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Both suspects in this week's nearly 21-hour hostage situation in a Chicago suburb are parolees, and one is a convicted murderer who was under electronic monitoring. At a court appearance Friday, bond was set at $2.5 million ...

  • 2 kids hurt in fall from Ferris wheel

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two children are recovering from injuries after falling at least 15 feet from a Ferris wheel at a community fair in southeastern Michigan. The ride was reopened Friday at the Chelsea Community Fair, 15 ...

  • Denver homicide suspect who ate pot in court

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — A judge is weighing the evidence against a Denver man whose wife told dispatchers he ate marijuana-infused candy before he shot and killed her. Forty-eight-year-old Richard Kirk was in court for the hearing to decide whether he ...

  • IDs of men found shot in adjacent yards released

    1 hour, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say the shooting deaths of two men found in adjacent backyards in the San Francisco Bay Area appear to be a murder-suicide. Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Doug Pittman tells the Marin Independent Journal ...

  • Embattled NY jail's investigations chief quits

    1 hour, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The head of internal investigations at New York City's embattled Rikers Island jail complex has resigned amid intense scrutiny over civil rights violations and inmate deaths. The city says Deputy Commissioner Florence Finkle submitted her resignation ...

  • Un-bee-lievable: 50,000 bees living in NYC ceiling

    6 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City woman had some unexpected roommates living in her apartment: 50,000 bees. WABC-TV reports (http://7ny.tv/1whc4PZ ) beekeepers removed the swarm from Frieda Turkmenilli's ceiling this week after her neighbors in Queens alerted the ...

  • Suspicious object turns out to be Star Wars toy

    5 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Call Luke Skywalker for backup. Police in Juneau took a call Tuesday to check out a suspicious device spotted on the side of a road. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/YIVmu4 ) reports the first officer on the ...

  • Democratic state senator arrested after DUI stop

    2 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested for investigation of drunken driving early Friday in Sacramento, the latest black eye for the state's majority party and the 40-member chamber. Hueso, 44, of San Diego was arrested ...

  • Trial over Miss. GOP Senate race moved to Sept. 16

    2 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A judge has adjusted the trial schedule for a lawsuit seeking to overturn Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's Republican primary win. In an order Friday, Judge Hollis McGehee says the trial will start Sept. 16 and end ...

  • Fla. dad charged with murder; baby left in truck

    2 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida man has been charged with murder in the death of his baby daughter, who authorities say was left in the man's truck for at least four hours. Brevard County prosecutors officially charged 31-year-old ...

  • 3 blacks among 12 grand jurors in Ferguson case

    3 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Three black people are among the 12-member grand jury hearing evidence in the Michael Brown case. Paul Fox, director of judicial administration for St. Louis County Circuit Court, confirmed the racial and gender makeup of the ...

  • Thousands to march against NYPD chokehold death

    3 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands are set to march to protest the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer. The Saturday march in Staten Island is ...

  • New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

    3 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Calm has come to Ferguson, Missouri, after nights of violent unrest over the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. But a crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury considering the case doesn't return a ...

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