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  • Hernandez trial in January to take 6 to 10 weeks

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected to take six to 10 weeks, prosecutors said Monday. Hernandez was in Bristol County Superior Court for one of his final hearings before his January trial in the 2013 killing of...

  • Blagojevich brother: I was fed 'pawn' to get then-governor

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vich) says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his sibling on charges that he attempted to sell President Barack Obama's old Senate seat. Robert Blagojevich's...

  • Change of leadership in Crimea means property grab

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    YALTA, Crimea (AP) — One day in October, a dozen armed men in masks drove up to the gates of Yalta Film Studios. They weren't actors, and this was no make-believe. It was a hostile takeover, and the movie sets, littered with debris from a Crimean War reenactment and a faux Mexican...

  • Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — To the Catholic Church's "seven deadly sins," Pope Francis has added the "15 ailments of the Curia." Francis issued a blistering indictment of the Vatican bureaucracy Monday, accusing the cardinals, bishops and priests who serve him of using their Vatican careers...

  • UN Security Council discussing N. Korea's human rights

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has placed North Korea's bleak human rights situation on its agenda, a groundbreaking step toward possibly holding the nuclear-armed but desperately poor country and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes against humanity....

  • Wounded ex-NBA player Carl Herrera improves in Venezuela

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Former NBA player Carl Herrera is out of intensive care and improving following a weekend shooting, the team he coaches and one of his sons said Monday. The Gigantes de Guayana team said in a series of Twitter posts that Herrera, the first Venezuelan to play...

  • Cuba: Asylum for fugitives is legitimate right

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest signal yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming relations. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie urged President Barack Obama to...

  • Court sides with mom who gave birth while on methadone

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey can't conclude a mother abused and neglected her baby because the child was born exhibiting symptoms of methadone withdrawal due to the mother's use of the drug, the state Supreme Court ruled in an opinion released Monday. The unanimous ruling reversed...

  • Obama signs New York state disaster declaration

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in upstate New York. That means Washington will chip in to help state, local and tribal governments pay to clean up and rebuild after a blockbuster storm buried the region under more than 7 feet of snow last month....

  • Tribes tread carefully into marijuana discussions

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them. The arguments focused on the revenue and jobs casinos and liquor could bring to a reservation where half the workforce is...

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