Coast Guard: 3 crew members will be court-martialed after CA crash killed boy

Coast Guard: Crew to be tried in deadly CA crash

Supreme Court seems skeptical on $14 million judgment for exonerated inmate vs. New Orleans DA

Court seems skeptical on $14 million judgment

Ohio attorney general to hold summit to address violence in area where 2 church members killed

Ohio AG to hold summit over parishioner killings

Fugitive child molester back in Oregon jail after extradition from Israel

OR pedophile in jail after extradition from Israel

Fugitive child molester in Oregon jail after years abroad

Ashland pedophile back in jail

MEDFORD, Ore. — A child molester who fled after an appeals court tossed out his light sentence is back in an Oregon jail.

Rebels blamed for Colombian governor’s kidnapping in 1st major political abduction in years

Colombian rebels blamed for governor’s abduction

Wash. officials: Gunman lying in wait shoots 2 sheriff’s officers, seriously wounding them

2 sheriff’s officers badly hurt in Wash. shooting

Officials: Suspect killed in Wash. state shooting; 2 sheriff’s officials critically injured

2 sheriff’s officials shot in Washington state

2 sheriff’s deputies shot in Washington State’s Pierce County, airlifted to area hospitals

2 sheriff’s deputies shot in Washington state

Report: UN investigators believe Guinea massacre was ‘crime against humanity’

Report: Guinea massacre ‘crime against humanity’

FBI data says murders fell 10 percent in first half of 2009; violent, property crime both down

FBI: Murders fell 10 percent in first half of 2009

Witnesses in Demjanjuk trial tell of parents, sweethearts killed in Sobibor death camp

Demjanjuk trial witnesses tell of loved ones lost

Tijuana’s top cop launches an overhaul as local police take center stage in drug war

Tijuana becomes crucible for Mexican police reform

Chavez launches police force in bid to renew public trust in Venezuela’s security forces

Venezuela’s Chavez launches new police force

AP IMPACT: Tijuana’s top cop launches overhaul as local police take center stage in drug war

AP IMPACT: Tijuana’s drug war focuses on police

Iran acknowledges prisoners detained in postelection turmoil were beaten to death

Iran acknowledges prisoners were beaten to death

Reported sexual assaults down at 3 major military academies, report finds

Reported sex assaults down at military academies

After gang rape, Calif. assemblyman proposes law to require witnesses to report violent crimes

Proposed CA law to require violent crime reports

Judge: Courts can handle trials of Guantanamo detainees; some gangs are more deadly

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Pope accepts resignation of Limerick bishop criticized in child sex abuse scandal in Ireland

Irish bishop resigns over Dublin sex-abuse scandal

Gunmen attack TV journalist’s car in Honduras, missing her but killing pregnant daughter

Gunmen fire on Honduran journalist’s car, 1 killed

Mexico still holding Grammy winner on suspected drug gang links after raid on cartel party

Grammy winner detained on suspected cartel ties

Pa. police chief charged in cover-up of immigrant’s fatal attack is ordered held until trial

Pa. police chief accused of cover-up ordered held

Pa. police officers charged in cover-up of immigrant’s fatal attack face lawsuits over abuse

Pa. police accused of cover-up face abuse suits

Attorney says Fort Hood shooting suspect out of ICU, needs at least 2 more months in hospital

Attorney: Fort Hood suspect moved out of ICU

Guinea president’s top aide says he shot the junta leader in dispute of the September massacre

Guinea soldier: I shot the president

CONAKRY, Guinea — Guinea’s former presidential guard chief said Wednesday he shot the country’s military strongman earlier this month because the junta leader wanted him to take the blame for a massacre by troops of pro-democracy demonstrators in September.

Bail hearing for Pa. police officers accused of cover-up in probe of immigrant’s fatal attack

Bail hearing for Pa. police accused of cover-up

Gunmen kill gay rights activist who protested coup in Honduras

Rights activist who protested Honduras coup killed

Man who served 28 years for DC rape, murder released after DNA tests show innocence

DNA testing clears man who served 28 years

Pa. police accused of lying in probe of fatal attack on immigrant by high school athletes

Pa. police accused of cover-up in immigrant attack

Germans investigate whether camp-guard witness in Demjanjuk trial committed war crimes

Demjanjuk witness probed for link to WWII crimes

Mexico officials say raid found Latin Grammy winner performing at drug cartel Christmas party

Mexico: Grammy winner sang at drug cartel’s party

Family disappointed after gun charge nets man who killed SC trick-or-treater 16-year sentence

Gun charge nets trick-or-treater killer 16 years

NC appeals court temporarily halts inmate release, giving state a chance to argue against it

NC appeals court temporarily halts inmate release

Anchorage police say 1 man killed, another wounded in hotel robbery

Police: 1 killed in Anchorage hotel robbery

Seattle police killing suspect pleads not guilty to murder, arson charges

Seattle police killing suspect pleads not guilty

Liberian torture victims seeking damages face ex-President Taylor’s son in Fla. courtroom

Liberia victims face Taylor’s son in US court

Berlusconi hospitalized after protester hits him with statuette at Milan rally

Attacker hurls statuette at Berlusconi at rally

Reports: Protester hits Berlusconi in face at Milan rally; premier left with bleeding lip

Reports: Protester hits Berlusconi at Milan rally

US student Amanda Knox tells AP in Italy that ‘I am scared’ after conviction but ‘hoping’

Jailed Amanda Knox tells AP that she’s scared

As hostage crisis ends in southern Philippines, new drama unfolds with rebel jail break

S Philippines grapples with crisis after crisis

Gunmen free 47 hostages in the southern Philippines, officials say

Gunmen free 47 hostages in Philippines

PROSPERIDAD, Philippines — Gunmen freed Sunday the 47 hostages they were holding at a jungle hideout in the southern Philippines after government negotiators agreed not to arrest the outlaws for the abductions or past murder charges, officials said.

Suspected Islamic militants storm Philippine jail and free 31 inmates; 2 people killed

Militants attack Philippine jail, 31 inmates freed

8 arrested after protesters smash windows, lights at UC Berkeley chancellor’s home

Protesters damage Calif. university leader’s home

High number of police killed by 2009 gunfire is ’cause for grave concern,’ expert says

Gun deaths tried to fray the thin blue line in ‘09

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