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Justices open big term with new human rights case. gay marriage, affirmative action cases

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court plunged into its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. The next nine months hold the prospect for major rulings on affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights.

October 01, 2012 | | Nation


Oregon farmer eaten by his hogs

COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) - Oregon authorities are investigating how a farmer was eaten by his hogs.

October 01, 2012 | | Nation


Court: Child porn victims can get restitution for viewers of their abuse

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Child pornography victims can recover money from people convicted of viewing their abuse without having to show a link between the crime and their injuries, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

October 01, 2012 | | Nation


Nabbing 697½-pound gator a record thrill

FITLER, Miss. (AP) - The hunters knew there was a huge 'gator in wetlands where they had hunting permits. He gave them a scare before they killed him, but they got a state record - 697.5 pounds.

October 01, 2012 | | Nation


Masked teen killed by dad called a good kid

NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Tyler Giuliano had no trouble with the law. The teenager loved flying small planes as a Civil Air Patrol cadet and seemed happy as he played an online game with friends Wednesday night. But hours later, authorities say, Tyler was outside wearing a black ski mask and wielding a knife when he was shot by his father, who thought he was a prowler.

September 29, 2012 | | Nation


Officials try to explain ‘evolving’ Obama administration’s Libya attack intelligence

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence officials sought to explain Friday why the Obama administration's understanding of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is "evolving."

September 28, 2012 | | Nation


No sign of remains in new Mich. search for Hoffa

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Jimmy Hoffa is presumed dead, cocooned in mystery and innuendo and missing for the past 37 years. Patricia Szpunar just hopes that if the former Teamsters boss' remains do turn up, they're not in her backyard.

September 28, 2012 | | Nation


Odd News

IRANIAN NEWS AGENCY PICKS UP ONION ARTICLE AS FACT: CHICAGO (AP) - A joke by the satirical newspaper The Onion appears to have gotten lost in translation.

September 28, 2012 | | Nation


Teens arrested in taped beating of woman

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - Six teenagers were in custody Friday on charges they brutally beat a neighbor on her stoop "just for fun" and then posted cellphone video of the attack on Facebook, authorities said.

September 28, 2012 | | Nation


Office gunman was fired day of attack

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A man fired from his job at a Minneapolis sign-making business pulled out a handgun and began shooting up its offices, fatally wounding the owner and four others before turning the gun on himself, police said Friday.

September 28, 2012 | | Nation


Ex-pastor accused of killing 2 wives

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) - A retired Pennsylvania pastor insists both of his wives died accidentally. Prosecutors call him a liar - and a killer.

September 28, 2012 | | Nation


Voter registration problems widening in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - What first appeared to be an isolated problem in one Florida county has now spread statewide, with election officials in nine counties informing prosecutors or state election officials about questionable voter registration forms filled out on behalf of the Republican Party of Florida.

September 28, 2012 | | Nation


Man fatally shoots self on TV after 90-minute Arizona. chase

PHOENIX (AP) - A man fatally shot himself in the head Friday on live national television at the end of a high-speed carjacking chase that began in Phoenix and ended about 90 minutes later within 80 miles of the California border.

September 28, 2012 | | Nation


Latest possible Hoffa burial site draws visitors

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Giants Stadium. A Florida swamp. Underneath a backyard pool in Michigan.

September 27, 2012 | | Nation


Attack victims might be able to visit Colorado theater as part of healing

DENVER (AP) - Witnesses and people injured in the Aurora theater shooting might be allowed to visit the site where a gunman killed 12 people and injured 58 others.

September 27, 2012 | | Nation


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LAWSUIT SETTLED IN BOY'S DEATH AT ALABAMA AIRPORT: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A settlement over the death of a boy who was hit by a falling flight information sign inside Birmingham's airport was approved Wednesday, and the family said they had forgiven the contractors involved.

September 03, 2014 | | Nation


Man once declared dead goes on trial for murder

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The lawyer for a Mississippi man who was declared dead two decades ago, only to resurface as a murder suspect, does not deny that her client killed his girlfriend and her daughter, but she said Wednesday that he's being tried in the wrong court.

September 03, 2014 | | Nation


Homeless man fatally stabs bicyclist, age 28

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A graphic designer on a biking trip from Maryland to Miami was stabbed to death by a homeless man outside a Florida McDonald's while he spoke on the phone with his girlfriend, authorities said.

September 03, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

STARBUCKS SORRY FOR NOT SERVING WOMAN WITH DOG: ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Starbucks has apologized to a 24-year-old woman who said she wasn't allowed in a Rochester-area store because she had a service dog.

September 03, 2014 | | Nation


Family of girl with Uzi is devastated

PHOENIX (AP) - An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.

September 02, 2014 | | Nation


Double mastectomy may not work

CHICAGO (AP) - Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially unnecessary operations that increasing numbers of women are choosing.

September 02, 2014 | | Nation


Worker put on leave over medical pot

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - A Princeton University employee and marijuana legalization activist who said he was told to choose between his job and using medical marijuana is on paid leave as the university works to figure out accommodations for his disability.

September 02, 2014 | | Nation


30 teens escape from detention center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Thirty teens "overwhelmed" their minders at a juvenile detention center by simultaneously breaking out of four dormitories and then crawling under a weak spot in a chain-link fence. By Tuesday evening, seven were still on the run.

September 02, 2014 | | Nation


Groom charged in brawl during wedding cruise

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A groom became "handsy" with a pregnant waitress at his wedding reception and tried to pour alcohol down her throat, then resisted arrest after getting into a fight with her boyfriend, police said.

September 02, 2014 | | Nation


Expelled black students’ parents sue Ohio district

CINCINNATI (AP) - The parents of four black students who allege their children were expelled over rap music videos and targeted because of race sued a suburban school district in federal court on Tuesday, charging violations of constitutional rights including free speech.

September 02, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

CENTERPLATE: CEO RESIGNS OVER DOG'S MISTREATMENT: STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Sports catering business Centerplate has announced the resignation of its chief executive after video from an elevator security camera posted online shows a man kicking a puppy and yanking its leash.

September 02, 2014 | | Nation


Infamous speed trap investigated over tickets

WALDO, Fla. (AP) - The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55 mph; 55 becomes 45; then goes back to 55; then back down to 45; to 55 again and eventually, 35 mph.

September 02, 2014 | | Nation


Los Angeles jury convicts man of three 3 serial murders in 1980s

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who authorities believe strangled dozens of women as he moved from place to place around the country was convicted Tuesday of three 1980s murders in Los Angeles.

September 02, 2014 | | Nation


PG&E penalized $1.4B for deadly blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California regulatory judges have recommended a $1.4 billion penalty against the state's largest utility for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that engulfed a suburban San Francisco neighborhood in fire, killing eight people and prompting national alerts about aging pipelines.

September 02, 2014 | | Nation


Study yields bad news for tiny desert pupfish

FURNACE CREEK (AP) - For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of a cavern in Nevada's desert. But a new study says climate change and warming waters - and its lack of mobility - are threatening its existence and decreasing its numbers.

September 01, 2014 | | Nation


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