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  • Pennsylvania top court reinstates monsignor's conviction
    Associated Press | April 27, 2015 5:41 pm
    The state's highest court on Monday reinstated the landmark child-endangerment conviction of a Roman Catholic monsignor who was the first U.S. church official ever prosecuted over his handling of sex abuse complaints.
  • Truckers strike at huge seaport complex; impact minimal
    Associated Press | April 27, 2015 5:32 pm
    Truck drivers who haul goods from docks at the nation's busiest seaport complex walked off the job Monday in a dispute over their earnings and employment status, but port officials said the impact on international commerce appeared to be minimal.
  • Dead infant found on Ohio university campus was born alive
    Associated Press | April 27, 2015 5:25 pm
    A coroner says a newborn baby found dead on the campus of an eastern Ohio university last week was born alive and died from asphyxiation.
  • Tenn. coalition asks court not to release rape case records
    Associated Press | April 27, 2015 5:00 pm
    Four victims' rights groups are asking the Tennessee Supreme Court to rule against a coalition of news media organizations, including The Associated Press, that is fighting to get access to some of the records in a high-profile rape case involving four former Vanderbilt University football players.
  • Firefighter arrested for 3 slayings in 15-year-old cold case
    Associated Press | April 27, 2015 5:00 pm
    A high-ranking firefighter in southern Arizona has been arrested in the deaths of his ex-wife, her mother and a third woman, slayings that authorities have been trying to solve for 15 years.
  • California teen confesses to fatally stabbing 9-year-old boy
    Associated Press | April 27, 2015 4:24 pm
    A newspaper says a Northern California teenager has confessed to stabbing to death a 9-year-old boy.
  • Robert Durst to be moved to jail closer to New Orleans
    Associated Press | April 27, 2015 4:20 pm
    The real estate heir being held in Louisiana while awaiting extradition to California on murder charges is moving to a jail closer to New Orleans.
  • Forget the watch: Apple's iPhones are still the main event
    Associated Press | April 27, 2015 4:20 pm
    The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch.
  • Sailing regatta became race for life after powerful storm
    Associated Press | April 27, 2015 3:32 pm
    At first it seemed like a perfect day for sailing on Mobile Bay. Skies were partly cloudy and rain was in the forecast, but there was plenty of wind to propel a boat across the murky, choppy waters.
  • Judge says Vermont law on genetically modified food stands
    Associated Press | April 27, 2015 3:24 pm
    A Vermont law that could make the state the first in the country to require labeling of genetically modified food has been allowed to stand for now despite opposition by food industry groups.
  • Tulsa County undersheriff resigns after memo, fatal shooting
    Associated Press | April 27, 2015 3:17 pm
    The second-ranking official in the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office resigned Monday after a leaked internal investigation showed he pressured subordinates to ignore the training deficiencies of a volunteer deputy now charged in the fatal shooting of a restrained man during a sting operation.
  • An explanation of wild birds' role in avian flu outbreak
    Associated Press | April 27, 2015 3:05 pm
    Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States. The H5N2 virus has cost Midwestern turkey and chicken producers more than 13 million birds since early March, including several new cases announced in Iowa and Minnesota on Monday. Here are some questions and answers about how wild birds remain healthy even when carrying and spreading the virus.
  • Kansas faces criticism for cost of sex offender program
    Associated Press | April 27, 2015 3:04 pm
    Kansas is among a number of states facing questions about whether its program that commits sex offenders to involuntary treatment rehabilitates them or, as critics claim, merely warehouses them indefinitely due to public safety concerns.
  • Officers who used Taser 8 times on disabled woman get prison
    Associated Press | April 27, 2015 2:52 pm
    Two former small town police officers in South Carolina were sentenced to prison time Monday for unnecessarily shocking a mentally disabled woman with a Taser at least eight times.
  • Abramoff co-conspirator released from federal prison
    Associated Press | April 27, 2015 2:52 pm
    A former Washington lobbyist convicted in the Jack Abramoff scandal is out of federal prison.