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  • Utah doctor to be sentenced for killing wife

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A doctor who was convicted of murder after his wife was found drugged and dead in the bathtub of their Utah home will be sentenced in the case that became a true-crime, cable TV obsession. Martin MacNeill returns to court in Provo on Friday after prosecutors said...

  • Search to resume for Texas deputy missing in flood

    Updated: 3 min ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A search for a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy is set to resume Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings. Efforts to locate the deputy had been...

  • Privacy groups take 2nd hit on license plate data

    Updated: 3 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge's initial ruling against a tech entrepreneur seeking access to records kept secret in government databases detailing the comings and goings of millions of cars in the San Diego area via license plate scans was the second legal setback within a...

  • Fake tweets stir debate about parody, lawsuit

    Updated: 4 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol. Daniel never intended for the fake account to be...

  • 2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour

    Updated: 46 min ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries. The 32-year-old Li posted a statement on social media sites Friday, ending a week of intensifying speculation that she would announce her...

  • Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

    Updated: 48 min ago

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain...

  • Pound rises as Scotland votes to stay in UK

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HONG KONG (AP) — The British pound jumped as Scotland voted to stay part of the United Kingdom while Japanese shares surged as the yen extended losses against the dollar. Other Asian benchmarks were subdued for lack of major economic data. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 jumped 1.6...

  • Floods shut down Philippine capital

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Heavy rains from a storm and the seasonal monsoon caused widespread flooding Friday in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, shutting down schools and government offices. Local authorities reported thousands were evacuated early Friday from severely...

  • Crash sends truck dangling over Oregon bridge rail

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A driver has been cited after a truck hauling lumber products crashed at an Umpqua River bridge in southern Oregon Thursday, leaving the truck's trailer hanging over the bridge railing. An estimated 100 gallons of diesel leaked into the river. A hazmat team...

  • Vets work to save leg of dog hit by stolen van

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veterinarians on Thursday worked to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by a stolen van during a wild police chase that was captured live by television helicopters. The 1- to 2-year-old Maltese mix suffered a deep cut to a rear leg and a...

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