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  • Militia leader pleads guilty to ID theft

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    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A self-described militia commander from Minnesota who was charged with stealing identification information from members of his former Army unit at Fort Bragg in North Carolina has pleaded guilty to identity theft. Prosecutors say Keith Michael Novak, of Maplewood,...

  • Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital — a surge of violence that raised new doubts about the military's...

  • Man sentenced to life for killing 4 Michigan women

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A man convicted of killing four women whom he met through an online escort site opted to stay in his jail cell Tuesday when a Detroit-area judge sentenced him to life in prison in a courtroom packed with victims' relatives. James Brown's voluntary...

  • Woman convicted in case tied to firefighter deaths

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A woman charged with buying guns for a convicted felon who later used them to kill two volunteer firefighters in an ambush was convicted Tuesday of falsifying business records. A state Supreme Court jury in Rochester found 25-year-old Dawn Nguyen, of the town...

  • Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez health very fragile

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The family of says Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez says his health is "very fragile" a week after leaving a Mexico City hospital. Garcia Marquez is at his home in Mexico City after eight days in the hospital last week for treatment of pneumonia and related...

  • Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge who ordered Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages says he's inclined to issue a stay of his decision pending appeal. Attorneys for the state argued Tuesday that the ruling is "a momentous change" to Ohio's marriage law that could be...

  • Law grad gets life term in woman's torture, death

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    NEW YORK (AP) — A University of Florida law school graduate was sentenced to life in prison without parole Tuesday in the torture and death of his girlfriend, who can be heard begging for her life after her cellphone apparently pocket-dialed a friend and recorded her dying words....

  • Officials: Huge San Francisco blaze was accidental

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A massive blaze that barreled through an apartment building construction site in San Francisco last month was accidental, not arson, fire investigators said Tuesday. The five-alarm fire on March 11 in the Mission Bay neighborhood began when a hot or smoldering...

  • Feds condemn anti-police fliers in Albuquerque

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Less than a week after the U.S. Justice Department blasted Albuquerque police for a pattern of excessive force, the federal agency is condemning threats of violence against officers in anti-police fliers that have surfaced in the city. The Justice Department...

  • Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who will testify for the defense could...

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