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1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed fro... Full Story

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    NEW YORK (AP) — John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said Friday.

  • 1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free
    1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science.

  • Coalition sues over immigrants' access to lawyers

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American women and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don't have proper access to lawyers and are being forced to clean restrooms and retell stories of violence nd rape in front of children.

  • New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?
    New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case doesn't return a charge against the officer?

  • Marathon bombing suspect's lawyers seek dismissal

    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are asking a judge to dismiss indictments and put proceedings in the case on hold over concerns about the jury selection process in federal court.

  • Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors
    Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors

    ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.

  • Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US

    NEW YORK (AP) — Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on an entirely different topic: Islamic State extremists.

  • Questions, answers about Missouri grand juries
    Questions, answers about Missouri grand juries

    A grand jury is considering evidence to determine whether Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9.

  • American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak
    American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

    ATLANTA (AP) — As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public appearance pleading for help for countries still struggling with te virus.

  • Policeman accused of serial sex assault on patrol
    Policeman accused of serial sex assault on patrol

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol — picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and in one case taking a woman to a nearby school, accordin to an affidavit released Friday.

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