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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple will refund up to $400 million to consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company gets a court to overturn a decision affirming its pivotal role in the collusion. The settlement bill emerged in a Wednesday court...
SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — A detective has testified that a man accused of gunning down a prominent Kentucky defense attorney told police he had deciphered a newspaper message instructing him to carry out the killing. Somerset Police Detective Chris Gates said at a hearing Wednesday...
SPRING, Texas (AP) — Six white caskets containing the bodies of a suburban Houston couple and four of their five children were wheeled into a church for funeral services Wednesday, not far from where the family was gunned down at their home a week ago. Stephen Stay, 39, his wife...
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A British citizen was sentenced Wednesday to more than 12 years in prison by a judge who said he supported the Taliban regime in Afghanistan while it was protecting Osama bin Laden. Judge Janet Hall sentenced Babar Ahmad to 12 years and six months but...
WASHINGTON (AP) — No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat. The study, published Wednesday, is one step toward...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors have spelled out what they say is evidence that the fiancee of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez lied to the grand jury that indicted him on a murder charge, including comments she made about a box she discarded at Hernandez's...
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A Texas actress who sent ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and the New York mayor then tried to blame the crime on her soon-to-be ex-husband was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Wednesday. A federal judge gave Shannon Guess Richardson, 36,...
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison after admitting he dragged a dog for at least 2 miles behind his pickup truck. Circuit Judge Letitia Verdin told Roger Owens of Greenville that what he did was one of the cruelest...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Three men affiliated with a Mexican drug cartel kidnapped a South Carolina man and held him for ransom for nearly a week in a dispute over $200,000 in marijuana, authorities said Wednesday. The man was blindfolded and bound at a North Carolina home before...