By MICHAEL TARMAssociated Press
SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) - Testimony ended Thursday in the trial of a man charged in the 1957 murder of an Illinois girl, and both sides rested after four days focused on childhood memories and a deathbed accusation.
Seven-year-old Maria Ridulph was abducted from
By COREY WILLIAMSAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - A 13-year-old Detroit boy who claimed he was abducted from his elementary school and sexually assaulted may know the two men he says attacked him, police said.
A preliminary investigation by the Detroit police sex crimes unit revealed the
ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) - An 11-year-old boy was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse after his disabled mother was beaten so severely with an extension cord that she was hospitalized, authorities said.
Prosecutors said the boy appeared to be the primary caregiver of his 51-year
LAPLACE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Louisiana man who got a loaded AR-15 assault rifle from his pickup truck after being turned down for disaster food stamps has been jailed.
Louisiana State Police say a claims processor in LaPlace told officers a man became irate after being denied aid Tuesday
By The Associated Press
Anti-American protests have erupted in the Middle East over a crudely made film mocking the prophet Muhammad, resulting in violent embassy protests around the Middle East, fallout in the U.S. presidential campaign and heightened security at U.S. facilities abroad.
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
LIBERTY, Texas (AP) - A man who was a fugitive for nearly two weeks after fleeing his trial a day before being convicted in the repeated group sexual assault of an 11-year-old Southeast Texas girl was told by a judge Thursday that he would spend nearly the next
By ADAM GELLERAP National Writer
Staring out the window of his pickup, slowly trailing the hearse bearing his brother's body, Will Copes' eyes blurred with tears. In a few minutes he and his brother would be home, back to a town preoccupied with the first week of school and plans for
By BRETT BARROUQUEREAssociated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky man with a history of disputes with his neighbors was indicted Thursday on two counts of murder in the shooting of two people at a homeowners association meeting. Prosecutors have classified it as a capital case, allowing