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  • Man charged in California family's deaths will be own lawyer
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 12:53 pm
    A California man charged with killing a family of four whose bodies were found buried in the desert can represent himself in court, a judge ruled Friday.
  • Billionaire: Taj Mahal benefit cuts an 'essential sacrifice'
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 12:44 pm
    The battle for the future of the Trump Taj Mahal casino heated up Friday as the National Labor Relations Board urged a judge to restore workers' benefits and soon-to-be-owner Carl Icahn said the cuts are "an essential sacrifice that must be made" to keep the casino open.
  • 26 victims or 27? Newtown panel considers role of Lanza mom
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 12:36 pm
    A Connecticut panel developing a report on the Newtown massacre debated Friday whether the victims counted in the dedication should include the shooter's mother, a woman who has been faulted for contributing to the tragedy by fostering her son's fascination with guns.
  • US Rep. Nunnelee sent home after new tumor discovered
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 12:32 pm
    Doctors have found a new tumor in U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee and told him no further medical treatment is possible, a spokesman for the Mississippi congressman said Friday.
  • AP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 12:16 pm
    The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. Opening statements were made Friday in the murder and kidnapping trial of Pedro Hernandez, who confessed in 2012 but says his admissions were false.
  • 6 teens accused of girl's sex assault at Denver-area party
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 12:16 pm
    Police in suburban Denver say six male teens are accused of sexually assaulting a girl at a party.
  • Border-watch member sentenced for pointing rifle at deputy
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 12:05 pm
    A member of the Arizona Minuteman border-watch movement was sentenced Friday to six months in jail for pointing a rifle at a sheriff's deputy he mistook for a drug smuggler.
  • U.Va. head: School to be national leader on campus safety
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 11:48 am
    all in an effort to become a national leader in improving campus safety.
  • Comedian Tig Notaro is star of Sundance doc, host of awards
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 11:48 am
    Don't ask comedian Tig Notaro about her approach to hosting the Sundance Film Festival awards ceremony. The closing event is Saturday night, but she hasn't even thought about it.
  • Cuba's Los Van Van on the go, coming to once-hostile Miami
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 11:37 am
    Los Van Van, one of Cuba's greatest dance bands, once made history of a sort just by playing in Miami, overcoming city attempts to ban the concert and braving thousands of enraged protesters to put on a concert in the heart of anti-Castro activism.
  • Smoking in Big Easy bars, gambling halls to end in April
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 11:37 am
    In three months it will no longer be legal to smoke in bars and while gambling in the Big Easy.
  • Final charge dropped against Detroit cop in fatal raid
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 11:30 am
    At the prosecutor's request, a judge on Friday dismissed the last charge against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a raid and said she's willing to be the "scapegoat" if critics don't like the result.
  • Some Arizona officials score free Super Bowl tickets
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 11:24 am
    Tickets for the Super Bowl are in hot demand and running for several thousand dollars, but some Arizona elected officials are getting the perk of going for free or at face value.
  • Carnegie Mellon alumnus kills student girlfriend, then self
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 11:13 am
    Police say a Carnegie Mellon alumnus fatally shot his graduate student girlfriend before committing suicide inside their off-campus apartment.
  • Kansas foster dad sentenced in death of girl left in hot car
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 11:04 am
    A Wichita man has been sentenced to nearly three years in state prison after his 10-month-old foster daughter died after he left her in a hot car while he and his partner smoked marijuana.
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