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  • Suspect in 1998 bombings pleads to lesser charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — An Egyptian lawyer pleaded guilty on Friday to lesser charges in the 1998 plot to bomb U.S. embassies in Africa as part of a deal that would greatly reduce his sentence.

  • Judge approves $190 million Hopkins settlement

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge has approved a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations.

  • 3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning to thers who may be tempted to place profits over safety.

  • License plate scanner networks capture movements
    License plate scanner networks capture movements

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated by law enforcement.

  • Florida town knew shooter had troubled past
    Florida town knew shooter had troubled past

    BELL, Fla. (AP) — Most people in this rural, north Florida community seemed to know about the Spirit family's troubled and tragic past.

  • Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes
    Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns.

  • Daughter calls Utah doctor a monster at sentencing
    Daughter calls Utah doctor a monster at sentencing

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which his daughter called him a monster.

  • Ambush suspect could be aided by dense woods
    Ambush suspect could be aided by dense woods

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — He could be anywhere. Crouching behind boulders the size of tractor trailers, as one outdoorsman put it. Concealing himself in a cave. Taking cover in thick brush.

  • Purdue shooter sentenced to 65 years in prison
    Purdue shooter sentenced to 65 years in prison

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man who admitted fatally stabbing and shooting a fellow Purdue University student inside a crowded classroom was sentenced Friday to the maximum 65 years in prison after telling a judge he lied about being mentally ill.

  • Record amount of retardant used on California fire
    Record amount of retardant used on California fire

    PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts — more than 203,000 gallons in one day lone.

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