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  • Texan bids for Nuremberg stenographer's mementos

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Dallas woman has bid $9,000 for documents from the Nuremberg trials that were found in an old trunk in Alaska that belonged to a postwar stenographer. Fran Berg was the highest bidder for the items in an auction of World War II memorabilia Saturday by...

  • Prosecutor to seek death penalty in beheading

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn says he plans to seek the death penalty against a man accused of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma food processing plant. Mashburn told The Associated Press Wednesday that he discussed his plans with the victim's...

  • Wife of slain Los Angeles-area mayor released

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — In the small, modest Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens, neighbors of Mayor Daniel Crespo struggled Wednesday to come to terms with how the friendly, outgoing political leader could have been shot to death by his wife of 28 years. Sheriff's officials who...

  • Girl, 10, dies from complications of enterovirus

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The 10-year-old Rhode Island girl who died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus affecting children across the U.S. was remembered in a family obituary as a sweet child who loved animals and Harry Potter. The state Health Department said Wednesday...

  • Not guilty plea for man in White House incident

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife. A lawyer for defendant Omar J. Gonzalez, David Bos, entered the plea on his client's behalf in a 20-minute...

  • Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who opened fire on a carload of black teenagers in an argument over their loud "thug" music was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder. Prosecutors said Michael Dunn, who is white, was shooting to kill when he fired 10 times into a sport...

  • Prison escape plan cited in fatal Vegas crash case

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — An investigator told a judge Wednesday that a self-described pimp already serving prison time for rape and robbery bribed a guard to get cellphones behind bars as part of a plot to escape before his death penalty trial in a fatal Las Vegas Strip shooting and fiery...

  • US stocks drop sharply; Airlines sink

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — It was a rough start to October for financial markets. Disappointing economic news in the U.S. and abroad drove down stocks on Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 200 points. And nervous investors shifted their money to havens like bonds and gold. At...

  • Guilty plea expected in Miami Heat fraud case

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with a multimillion-dollar investment scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself is expected to plead guilty, according to his attorney and court documents filed Wednesday. A grand jury indictment alleged that Haider Zafar...

  • Facebook apologizes to drag queens for name policy

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith. The world's biggest online social network caught heat recently when it deleted several...

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