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  • Polygamist sect advertising leaders’ revelations

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Faithful followers of imprisoned polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs are making his apocalyptic writings available to the public through advertisements placed in newspapers nationwide. The ads appear in Friday editions of The Washington Post, The New York Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Salt Lake Tribune and other newspapers. A Washington Post […]
  • New US plan to stop drug flow over northern border

    Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Federal law enforcement agencies will help tribal officers obtain equipment and training on Indian lands near the U.S.-Canadian border as part of the White House’s newly released strategy for reducing the flow of illegal drugs and drug proceeds between the two countries. Tribal officers also should be included in […]
  • Lawyers: Abortion doctor immune from prosecution

    Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawyers for a Utah abortion doctor charged with murder for the death of a fetus in Maryland asked a judge Friday to throw out the charges, arguing she is immune from prosecution and that the state is trying to infringe upon a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy. Dr. Nicola […]
  • TV station covers Ohio bribery trial with puppets

    Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) – It’s “Sesame Street” meets the unseemly side of politics. With cameras barred from a high-profile corruption trial, a television station has puppets acting out the sometimes-steamy testimony about hookers, gambling and sexually transmitted diseases. In one scene, a furry hand stuffs cash down the shirt of a puppet prostitute. “I’m […]
  • Obama isn’t the first president to serenade public

    Associated Press (AP) – Is it too much to ask our presidents to uphold the Constitution, command the armed forces, execute the nation’s laws _ AND provide us with a little musical interlude? The question comes to mind in the wake of Barack Obama’s appearance at the Apollo Theater, when the leader of the free […]
  • Multistate personhood push kindles abortion debate

    AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) – In poll after poll, Americans say the economy is the paramount issue facing the nation, with hot-button social issues trailing far behind. Nonetheless, abortion will likely be in the election-year spotlight in a slew of states facing possible votes on sweeping abortion bans. In at least 12 states […]
  • At US courthouses, hundreds reject landmark ruling

    Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – Facing freezing temperatures and snowy weather, several hundred protesters gathered at courthouses across the nation Friday and some clashed with police as they protested a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that removed most limits on corporate and labor spending in federal elections. In Washington, D.C., 11 people who got […]
  • Escaped Arizona prisoner, accomplice plead guilty

    Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – One of three inmates who broke out of an Arizona prison and a woman who helped them escape pleaded guilty Friday in the slayings of an Oklahoma couple who were carjacked in New Mexico while the escapees were on the run. Tracy Province, 44, and Casslyn Welch, 45, who […]
  • Venue argued in suit over late boxer’s Gatti death

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) – Attorneys for late boxer Arturo Gatti’s widow say a lawsuit filed by the mother of Gatti’s daughter doesn’t belong in New Jersey. Erika Rivera filed a wrongful death suit last fall against Gatti widow Amanda Rodrigues charging she was responsible for his death in Brazil in 2009. Authorities concluded Gatti […]
  • Autopsy: Ga child killer hanged self in prison

    Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) – A 20-year-old maintenance man who had just begun a life sentence for molesting and killing a 7-year-old north Georgia girl used his sweat shirt to hang himself in his prison cell, according to autopsy results released Friday. There’s no indication of anything other than suicide in the Thursday death of […]
  • Judge orders talks in DES-breast cancer case

    AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) – A federal judge in Boston has ordered 14 drug companies into talks that could lead to settlements with 53 women who claim their breast cancer was caused by an anti-miscarriage drug their mothers took decades ago. U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler on Thursday rejected a move by drug […]
  • Man who lived with killed NH girl faces charges

    Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – A man who lived in the same apartment as a missing 11-year-old girl who was later found dead in the Connecticut River is in custody on charges unrelated to her killing. Kevin Mullaney has been held at the Coos County jail since Jan. 10, a jail official said. The […]
  • Murder charges in triple shooting in Memphis

    Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A 28-year-old man has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the shootings of his girlfriend and her parents during an argument at their home in Memphis. Police say Sedrick Clayton shot 23-year-old Pashea Fisher, and her parents, 56-year-old Arithio Fisher and 46-year-old Patricia Fisher, in a […]
  • 2 hit by cars in NY gov security detail in 2 days

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – For the second time in two days, a pedestrian has been struck and injured by an unmarked state police vehicle assigned to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s security detail near his home in Westchester County. Cuomo spokesman Josh Vlasto said Friday that neither the governor nor any of his staff was in either […]
  • After immigration crackdown, farmers mull planting

    Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) – It’s unclear whether farmers in Georgia and Alabama will face a shortage of workers due to tough new laws targeting illegal immigration, but some producers said they have begun changing their plans for planting and harvesting this year’s crops. Some farmers said they might reduce the number of acres they […]