By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two men were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday for their roles in a Mexican drug gang that dissolved victims' bodies in acid.
Jose Olivera, 38, got five consecutive life terms and David Valencia, 42, got
By TODD RICHMONDAssociated Press
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - They slink through the woods in camouflage and face paint, armed with tire irons, screwdrivers and hoes, seeking a plant that looks like a cross between a Virginia creeper and poison ivy.
They're the new breed of ginseng diggers, a rough
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSENAssociated Press
NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - A small Connecticut town was sent reeling in grief and confusion Friday after a popular fifth-grade teacher shot and killed a knife-wielding prowler in a black ski mask, only to discover it was his 15-year-old son.
By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAAssociated Press
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - A plane carrying trekkers to the Mount Everest region hit a bird and crashed just after takeoff Friday in Nepal's capital, killing the 19 Nepali, British and Chinese people on board, authorities said.
The pilot of the domestic
By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday determined a California man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video that inflamed parts of the Middle East is a flight risk and ordered him detained.
Citing a lengthy pattern of deception, U.S. Central District
By RYAN J. FOLEYAssociated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A federal inmate was charged Thursday in the rape and slaying of a 5-year-old northern Iowa girl in 2005, a breakthrough in a case that had long frustrated investigators and relatives.
Casey Frederiksen was charged with first-degree murder
NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - A man fatally shot a masked teenager in self-defense outside his neighbor's house during what appeared to be an attempted late-night burglary and then discovered it was his son, state police said.
Police identified the dead boy as 15-year-old Tyler Giuliano, who was
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday ordered the man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video that inflamed parts of the Middle East to be detained because he is a flight risk.
U.S. Central District Chief Magistrate Judge Suzanne Segal ordered Nakoula Basseley Nakoula held after
By CAROLYN THOMPSONAssociated Press
MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - A nationwide search has begun for a Virginia man believed to have driven to upstate New York last week to kill the superintendent of a small school district, police said Thursday.
Police in Clymer, near the Pennsylvania border, believe
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Investigators have charged a federal inmate in the 2005 killing of his fiancee's 5-year-old daughter in Iowa.
Authorities said Thursday that Casey Frederiksen has been charged with first-degree murder and sexual abuse in the death of Evelyn Miller.
They announced the