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  • Don Siegelman, in an interview at WHNT News 19 in August 2012.

    Judge to rule quickly on Siegelman’s release

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A judge says he will decide by the end of the week if former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman should be released from prison while appealing his 2006 bribery conviction. U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land held a hearing Monday in Montgomery. Siegelman was transported to the hearing from a federal prison in Louisiana. Land said he has to decide the likelihood of Siegelman winning before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals next month. Land questioned […]

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    Father charged in girl’s murder in Mobile area; shocking details released about her death

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – Federal investigators say a man has been arrested in the death of his 8-year-old daughter who was found on a deserted road in mid-September. FBI Special Agent Jessica Foran says 38-year-old Hiawatha Robinson was arrested Tuesday on charges of murder and sodomy.  It’s unclear if he has an attorney. Prosecutors say the girl died of “homicidal violence” at the hands of her father, according to our news partners AL.com. “The facts will show that while engaging […]

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    UPDATE: Police find body of Pennsylvania murder suspect

    PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A prosecutor has confirmed that a body found in woods in suburban Philadelphia is that of an ex-Marine suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives. Bradley William Stone appears to have died from self-inflicted cutting wounds in the center of his body.

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    FedEx truck overturns on New Jersey highway, spills packages

    MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) – A FedEx truck has overturned in northern New Jersey, spilling dozens of packages on what is typically the delivery company’s busiest day of the year. The crash occurred at around 2:45 a.m. Monday on Interstate 289 in Mahwah. Authorities say the driver lost control of the double-trailer and veered off the right side of the road, then went down a grass median and ended up on an exit ramp. The driver was treated for minor injuries. […]

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    UPDATE: Arrest made in shooting near Portland, Oregon high school

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police arrested a 22-year-old man early Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded three students outside an alternative high school. The Friday shooting appears to be gang-related, police said. Witnesses told authorities there may have been a dispute outside Rosemary Anderson High School just before the shooting occurred at a street corner. The victims are students or in affiliated job training programs. The assailant and two other people fled, and the injured trio went […]

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    Chrysler expands air bag recall

    DETROIT (AP) _ Chrysler is bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators and will add about 179,000 vehicles to a recall for air bags that could explode with too much force. The expansion covers the Ram pickup from 2003 to 2005 model years, as well as the 2004 and 2005 Dodge Durango, 2005 Chrysler 300 and 2005 Dodge Magnum. At first Chrysler agreed to replace the passenger air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and […]

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    Scientists work to conserve 2,500-year-old mummy

    CHICAGO (AP) — Conservation work has started at Chicago’s Field Museum on the 2,500-year-old mummy of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy. Scientists opened the coffin last week. The boy, named Minirdis, was the son of a priest. Conservators are hoping to stabilize the mummy and coffin so they can travel in the exhibit “Mummies: Images of the Afterlife,” which is expected to open in Los Angeles in September. Specifically, conservators are creating wood pieces to repair broken sections of the coffin. […]

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    Students want exam delays amid Brown, Garner cases

    BOSTON (AP) — Minority students at three prestigious law schools say they want to delay final exams because they’ve been busy protesting grand jury decisions in the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri, and haven’t had time to study. Student groups at Harvard Law School, Georgetown University Law Center and Columbia Law School say demonstrations and rallies over the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases have prevented […]

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    Teacher says she felt pressured to quit after student wrote creative assignment about Jesus, marijuana

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) – A New Mexico high school teacher has left her job after a student rewrote the biblical story about Jesus handing out bread and fish to the poor into a narrative about Jesus handing out marijuana to the sick. Katrina Guarascio, a creative writing teacher at Cleveland High School in the Albuquerque suburb of Rio Rancho, had assigned students to take a fairy tale or legend and rewrite it in modern times. KOAT-TV  reported Monday that […]

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    Officer-involved shooting at New York synagogue

    NEW YORK (AP) _ Police say a knife-wielding man stabbed a student in the head inside a Brooklyn synagogue before being fatally shot by police after he refused to drop the knife. Police say the confrontation happened at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday at the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic headquarters in Crown Heights. A witness flagged down a police officer, who confronted the 49-year-old man and told him to put the knife down. He initially put it down but then picked it up again. […]

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    Heisman Finalists: Mariota, Cooper, and Gordon

    NEW YORK (AP) —  Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Alabama receiver Amari Cooper and record-breaking Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon are set to make the trip to New York for the Heisman presentation after the finalists were announced on Monday. Mariota is considered the clear the front-runner to win the 80th Heisman on Saturday night in New York. He would become the first Oregon player to earn college football’s most famous player of the year trophy. Mariota and the second-seeded Ducks […]

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    Appeals court halts execution of Texas man whose attorneys say is too delusional to be put to death

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) – A federal appeals court has halted the scheduled execution of a Texas prisoner whose attorneys say is too delusional to be put to death. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a reprieve late Wednesday morning, less than eight hours before condemned killer Scott Panetti was set to receive a lethal injection. Panetti was sentenced to death for fatally shooting his estranged wife’s parents 22 years ago.  He shot them at close range, in front […]

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