• Man facing deportation in war crimes case seeks new trial

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man convicted on charges he lied on a U.S. immigration form about his role in Bosnian war crimes is asking for a new trial, claiming jurors based the conviction on allegations prosecutors made during the trial rather than charges in his indictment. Attorneys...

  • California woman, friend charged in alleged baby-theft plot

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 47-year-old woman and a friend were charged Friday with kidnapping, murder and attempted murder in an alleged plot to steal babies that investigators say was an effort by the woman to convince her married boyfriend that she had given birth to his twins....

  • Brazil's economy barely avoided recession last year

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's economy grew just 0.1 percent last year, barely keeping the country out of a recession, the government's statistics bureau said Friday. It was the worst result since 2009 and bad news for President Dilma Rousseff, whose popularity has plummeted along...

  • Medical examiner: 22-day-old baby girl starved to death

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A baby who was found dead in her car seat in a Florida restaurant parking lot had lost more than one-third of her body weight in the 22 days since she was born, a medical examiner testified Friday. Betsey Kee Stephens died as a result of malnutrition and...

  • AP Interview: Ukraine PM: Russia could spark new offensive

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia plans to eliminate Ukraine as an independent state and could spark a new offensive in the east to achieve that aim, Ukraine's prime minister told The Associated Press on Friday. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, in an interview at his office in Kiev, said...

  • Doctor: Detroit boy found in basement was denied food, water

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit boy missing for 11 days during a highly publicized search until he was found in his basement was the victim of physical and psychological abuse, a doctor testified Friday at a hearing to determine if his father and stepmother will stand trial. Police found...

  • Gun owned by agent who toppled Capone headed to Vegas museum

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. (AP) — The gun is a triumph of American craftsmanship from the early 20th century, its sleek barrel familiar to anyone raised on the movies of Bogart and Cagney, "Scarface" and "Little Caesar." Except this Smith & Wesson .38 special has real-life stories to tell,...

  • Gov. Brown signs $1 billion water plan for dry California

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that speeds up $1 billion in water infrastructure spending amid the worst drought in a generation, although much of the plan was drawn with future dry years in mind. "This funding is just one piece of a much larger...

  • Man accused in Kansas Jewish site killings pleads not guilty

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri white supremacist has pleaded not guilty to charges that he gunned down three people last year at Jewish sites in the Kansas City area. Seventy-four-year-old Frazier Glenn Miller entered the pleas Friday during a court appearance in Johnson County,...

  • School aide barricaded self in classroom; took off clothes

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    LEMON GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say an afterschool program assistant kept 14 children inside a California classroom while appearing to be hallucinating on drugs. San Diego County Sheriff's Lt. Chris May said deputies arrested 31-year-old Linda Lira on Wednesday after staff at...

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