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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The state's highest court on Monday reinstated the landmark child-endangerment conviction of a Roman Catholic monsignor who was the first U.S. church official ever prosecuted over his handling of sex abuse complaints. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld the...
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona mother was convicted of murder Monday in the death of her 5-year-old daughter, who prosecutors say was beaten, neglected and confined to a closet before being dumped in a trash bin in 2011. Authorities said 41-year-old Jerice Hunter kept her daughter...
PHOENIX (AP) — A jury has convicted an Arizona mother of murder in the death her 5-year-old daughter who disappeared in 2011 and was never found. The verdict was reached Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court. Authorities say 41-year-old Jerice Hunter beat and kept her...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports about a Senate cafeteria worker who makes so little money he is homeless are prompting calls for change from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers led by the No. 2 Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, released a letter Monday urging the Senate Rules...
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet on Tuesday, a major subtext of their discussions will be the world leader not in the room — Chinese President Xi Jinping. China's rise underlies both the economic and security discussions...
NEW YORK (AP) — Toxicology results show that an off-duty New Jersey officer behind the wheel in a wrong-way crash that killed another officer and a friend on a New York City highway was drunk, a Staten Island prosecutor said Monday. Tests show Linden Officer Pedro Abad's blood...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday is a potential watershed moment for America's gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether it should be the law of the land. All eyes will be...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An American who spent nine months in a United Arab Emirates prison for his role in an online parody video is seeking a pardon and financial compensation. Shezanne Cassim, 30, of Woodbury, told The Associated Press on Thursday that he has faced difficulty...
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes appeared clean shaven and with a neat haircut as lawyers made their final motions before Monday's opening of the trial that will determine if he'll be executed, spend his life in prison, or be committed to a mental...