Murders and shootings

Thursday, January 27

  • Plea agreement in Afghan killings case?   UPI / 10:44PM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army spokesman has confirmed a plea deal with Jeremy Morlock, one of five soldiers charged with killing Afghan civilians.
  • Deaf man gets life for two murders   UPI / 1:24PM
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A homeless deaf man was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted in a Louisville, Ky., court of committing two murders within a week.
  • Report: 'Blunt force trauma' killed birds   UPI / 10:24AM
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says "blunt force trauma" killed thousands of blackbirds northeast of Little Rock.
  • Tuesday, January 25

  • 'Fantastic Four' hero killed off in comic   UPI / 8:44PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- "Fantastic Four" superhero Johnny Storm, also known as the Human Torch, was killed off in the issue of the U.S. comic book that went on sale Tuesday.
  • Thousands protest, 3 killed in Egypt   AP / 5:34PM
    At least three people were killed Tuesday in Egypt as thousands took to the streets for anti-government protests, officials said.
  • Murray pleads innocent in Jackson death   UPI / 2:44PM
    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's personal physician, has pleaded innocent to the charge of involuntary manslaughter in the U.S. pop star's death.
  • Tucson hero to be at State of the Union   UPI / 4:44AM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The intern credited with saving U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' life when she was shot in Tucson will be at the State of the Union address, the White House said.
  • Monday, January 24

  • 'Wire' creator defends police portrayal   UPI / 9:54PM
    BALTIMORE, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Former Baltimore Sun reporter and TV writer-producer David Simon has written a column for the newspaper defending his Baltimore-set drama "The Wire."
  • Loughner pleads not guilty   UPI / 4:34PM
    PHOENIX, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The court entered a "not guilty" plea for Jarad Loughner, charged in the Tuscon shooting spree Jan. 8 in which six people died and 13 people were injured.
  • Chandra Levy TV movie in the works   UPI / 2:54PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- TLC is making a television movie based on the real events surrounding the murder of Washington intern Chandra Levy, the New York Post said Monday.
  • Thursday, January 20

  • Giffords moving to Houston rehab center   UPI / 2:54PM
    TUCSON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is being moved to a rehabilitation center in Houston, her doctors and husband said Thursday.
  • Mom who killed baby freed in plea deal   UPI / 1:34PM
    BALTIMORE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A Baltimore judge decided not to imprison a 29-year-old mother who killed her infant and buried him in a park.
  • Wednesday, January 19

  • Sentencing begins in Marine killing   UPI / 9:44PM
    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A sentencing hearing began Wednesday for a U.S. Marine who admitted the murder of a corporal who was killed with a 10-pound spike.
  • Loughner indicted in Giffords shooting   UPI / 9:34PM
    TUCSON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A federal grand jury in Tucson Wednesday indicted Jared Lee Loughner on charges of attempting to kill U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz.
  • Family gets $8M for police-caused deaths   UPI / 8:44PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- An Illinois court Wednesday awarded $8 million to the family of two girls, ages 13 and 18, killed in a crash with a state trooper.
  • Giffords stands on own two feet   UPI / 7:34PM
    TUCSON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords stood on her own two feet Wednesday for the first time since she was shot in the head at point-blank range Jan. 8, her doctor said.
  • Monday, January 17

  • Giffords smiles at husband   UPI / 4:14PM
    TUCSON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' remarkable recovery from a gunshot wound through her brain includes her smiling at her husband, her doctors said Monday.
  • Sunday, January 16

  • Neighbor: Tucson shooter family withdrew   UPI / 3:34PM
    TUCSON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A neighbor of alleged Tucson gunman Jared Loughner said Sunday a change came over the entire Loughner family a few years ago.
  • Friday, January 14

  • 100 judges to attend John Roll funeral   UPI / 2:34PM
    TUCSON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- For the second consecutive day, mourners packed a Catholic church for the funeral of a victim of the Tucson mass shooting.
  • Giffords progressing nicely, doctors say   UPI / 8:44AM
    TUCSON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Critically injured U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., has marked major milestones as she recovers from a gunshot wound to her head, doctors said.
  • Thursday, January 13

  • Funeral mass held for Christina Green   UPI / 5:34PM
    TUCSON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Hundreds of people lined the route to the church where a funeral mass was held Thursday for the youngest victim of the Tucson shooting that killed six.
  • NASA names backup for Giffords' husband   UPI / 4:44PM
    HOUSTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- NASA named a backup commander Thursday for the last shuttle mission in case Mark Kelly, husband of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, is unable to carry on.
  • 3 escaped zebras shot near Hearst Ranch   UPI / 3:54PM
    CAMBRIA, Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A California rancher says he shot two zebras that escaped from the Hearst Ranch because they were spooking his horses.
  • San Diego judge tapped for Loughner trial   UPI / 3:24PM
    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A San Diego federal judge known for handling major felony cases will preside over the trial of Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner, court officials said.
  • Wednesday, January 12

  • 3 endangered whooping cranes shot in Ga.   UPI / 7:34PM
    ATLANTA, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Hunters in southwestern Georgia found the carcasses of three endangered whooping cranes that had been shot, U.S. wildlife officials say.
  • Palin says she is victim of 'blood libel'   UPI / 2:05PM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Sarah Palin, in a statement Wednesday, called accusations that political rhetoric inspired the Tucson shooter a "blood libel," setting off more controversy.
  • Irish fb manager's daughter strangled   UPI / 12:35PM
    PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Police said they have three suspects in the strangulation of the daughter of prominent Gaelic football manager Mickey Harte, who was honeymooning in Mauritius.
  • Tuesday, January 11

  • Michael Jackson doctor's license suspended   UPI / 9:04PM
    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A judge in Los Angeles Tuesday suspended the medical license of Dr. Conrad Murray, who is charged in the death of his star patient, pop singer Michael Jackson.
  • 9-year-old Ariz. victim related to TV star   UPI / 12:54PM
    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Actress Sophia Bush says Christina Green, the 9-year-old shot and killed in Saturday's shooting rampage in Arizona, was her second cousin.
  • Film shot entirely on iPhone 4 camera   UPI / 4:44AM
    SEOUL, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- South Korean director Park Chan-wook said he has completed a 30-minute film shot entirely on the video camera of an Apple iPhone 4.
  • Sunday, January 9

  • Shooting victims to be honored at BCS game   UPI / 4:05PM
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Plans are being implemented to remember the victims of this weekend's Tucson shootings at the Bowl Championship Series title game, officials said Sunday.
  • Phils, Dodgers mourn Green family death   UPI / 2:24PM
    PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies Sunday sent condolences to the baseball-connected family of a 9-year-old victim of the Arizona shootings.
  • Saturday, January 8

  • U. of Ariz. game postponed after shootings   UPI / 10:24PM
    TUCSON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A men's college basketball game between Arizona and Stanford was postponed Saturday after a deadly shooting spree that wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
  • Loughner mused if he was a terrorist   UPI / 9:14PM
    TUCSON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Jared Lee Loughner, who allegedly shot U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and killed six others Saturday, posted a video musing if he was a terrorist.
  • Love life of Jackson doctor an issue   UPI / 4:44PM
    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Los Angeles prosecutors have made Dr. Conrad Murray's love life part of the case as they try to show he should be held responsible for Michael Jackson's death.
  • Report: New info in Biggie Smalls slaying   UPI / 3:14AM
    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Investigators are actively pursuing leads in the 1997 shooting death of Christopher Wallace, a U.S. rapper known as Biggie Smalls, a source told CNN.
  • Thursday, January 6

  • Bullets, sadness tear through Rainier as police chief is killed in a confrontation   AP / 8:34PM
    Jan. 06--RAINIER -- Pastor Jeff McCracken was studying in his office at Rainier's Assembly of God Church when he first heard sirens coming from an armada of police cars pulling up near the south end of the building.
  • Tuesday, January 4

  • Hearing in Jackson death trial begins   UPI / 10:05PM
    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A preliminary hearing for Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter case in the death of Michael Jackson has begun in a Los Angeles court.
  • Monday, January 3

  • Prominent veteran found in landfill   UPI / 6:44PM
    NEWARK, Del., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Delaware police say they have identified a body found in a landfill as a former West Point graduate and chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
  • Sunday, January 2

  • Orioles' Simon wanted in Dominican slaying   UPI / 3:05PM
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Dominican Republic authorities said Sunday Baltimore Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon is wanted in connection with the shooting death of a 25-year-old man.
  • Saturday, January 1

  • Minn. junior college QB shot to death   UPI / 3:54PM
    INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Minnesota junior college All-American quarterback Dominique Corder was shot to death Saturday in Indianapolis, police said.
  • Jacko's health part of Murray defense   UPI / 12:14PM
    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Michael Jackson's former physician are looking at the U.S. pop star's chronic poor health as a defense in his upcoming trial, sources told TMZ.
  • Friday, December 31

  • Haley to Oprah: No Susan Smith interview   UPI / 2:34PM
    CHARLESTON, S.C., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- South Carolina's governor-elect says she won't allow talk show queen Oprah Winfrey access to Susan Smith, serving life in prison for killing her two sons.
  • Wednesday, December 29

  • DA: Murray will say Jackson killed himself   UPI / 11:44PM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Conrad Murray's legal team plans to argue in the physician's involuntary manslaughter trial that U.S. pop star Michael Jackson killed himself, prosecutors say.
  • Monday, December 27

  • Suit against bar of shooting tossed   UPI / 5:05PM
    MCKEESPORT, Pa., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A federal court threw out a Pennsylvania man's lawsuit against the bar where he was shot during an altercation with another man.
  • 1 charge may be dropped in Afghan killings   UPI / 12:14PM
    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- One of three Afghanistan murder charges against a U.S. Army sergeant may be dropped, sources close to the case told The Seattle Times.
  • Wednesday, December 22

  • Dad, son get death penalty for Oregon bomb   UPI / 4:34PM
    WOODBURN, Ore., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- An Oregon jury Wednesday handed down the death penalty for a father and son who planted a bomb in a bank that killed two police officers.
  • Sunday, December 19

  • Police catch rapper at video shoot   UPI / 5:04PM
    SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A wanted rapper was arrested while about to shoot a video in a San Antonio park, police said.
  • Friday, December 17

  • Oswald's coffin auctioned off for $87,469   UPI / 7:54AM
    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The former coffin of presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald has been sold for $87,469, a California auction house said.
  • Thursday, December 16

  • Actor Shelley Malil gets life in prison   UPI / 9:24PM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A San Diego judge sentenced actor Shelley Malil to life in prison Thursday for stabbing his ex-girlfriend Kendra Beebe more than 20 times, officials said.
  • Wednesday, December 15

  • Fired dispatcher appeals for reinstatement   UPI / 7:05PM
    EDMONTON, Alberta, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- An Alberta police officer fired as a 911 dispatcher for not acting on a call from a woman later killed says he has filed a union grievance over his dismissal.
  • U.S. border agent shot and killed   AP / 2:34PM
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent was shot and killed near the U.S.-Mexican border after encountering several suspects, federal authorities said.
  • Workman is killed by falling refrigerator   UPI / 11:24AM
    MILWAUKEE, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A worker renovating an apartment in Milwaukee was killed by a refrigerator dropped from the fourth floor, police said.
  • Food Network chef wanted wife strangled   UPI / 12:54AM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Celebrity chef Juan Carlos Cruz gave two homeless men access to his house so they could strangle his wife, court records filed in Santa Monica, Calif., show.
  • Monday, December 13

  • Hearing on hearsay statements this month   UPI / 6:54PM
    ST. LOUIS, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A Missouri judge says he will hold a hearing this month on whether to admit at trial statements made by a woman whose husband is accused of killing her.
  • Afghanistan: Arrests made over carbomb attack that killed six Americans   AP / 5:35PM
    Dec. 13--KABUL, Afghanistan -- Several people have been arrested by Afghan and Nato forces for their alleged involvement in a suicide carbomb attack that killed six American soldiers.
  • Friday, December 10

  • Composer's son charged in designer's death   UPI / 10:54PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A man described as the victim's boyfriend or ex-boyfriend was charged Friday with the attempted murder of a fashion designer found dead in a New York hotel.
  • Thursday, December 9

  • Ban on Tori Stafford murder trial lifted   UPI / 6:34PM
    OTTAWA, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court of Canada gave the news media permission Thursday to report a guilty plea in one of Canada's most notorious child abduction-killing cases.
  • Chicago's notorious Cabrini-Green closes   UPI / 3:14PM
    CHICAGO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A Chicago housing complex that became synonymous with U.S. public-housing problems closed Thursday as the last tenant moved out of the last-standing building.
  • Wednesday, December 8

  • Police: Chasen slaying started as robbery   UPI / 7:05PM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Harold Martin Smith most likely killed celebrity publicist Ronni Chasen in a robbery gone bad, police in Beverly Hills, Calif., said Wednesday.
  • Yoko: World blessed to have had Lennon   UPI / 2:35PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Artist and musician Yoko Ono took to Twitter Wednesday to mark the 30th anniversary of her husband John Lennon's slaying in New York.
  • Tuesday, December 7

  • Detroit ordered to search for evidence   UPI / 3:34PM
    DETROIT, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A federal magistrate says the city of Detroit must search for computer evidence in a lawsuit involving a slain stripper and former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
  • Suicide gun not used in Chasen slaying   AP / 2:34PM
    The gun used in the suicide of a person of interest in the slaying of a Hollywood publicist is not the gun used to kill Ronni Chasen, a ballistics test showed.
  • Suicide gun not used in Chasen slaying   UPI / 2:14PM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The gun used in the suicide of a person of interest in the slaying of a Hollywood publicist is not the gun used to kill Ronni Chasen, a ballistics test showed.
  • Sunday, December 5

  • Assaulted boxer's husband denied bond   UPI / 6:05PM
    ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The husband of injured boxer Christy Martin has been denied bond in Florida while awaiting further proceedings on attempted murder charges, jail records showed.
  • Saturday, December 4

  • Man commits suicide as police close in   UPI / 11:34PM
    HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A ballistics test will provide a clue in the slaying of a Hollywood movie publicist, police said.
  • Slain boxer's husband moved to Fla. jail   UPI / 2:54PM
    ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The husband of slain boxer Christy Martin has been transferred to a Florida jail while awaiting further proceedings on murder charges, jail records showed.
  • Man commits suidice as police close in   UPI / 11:24AM
    HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A ballistics test will provide a clue in the slaying of a Hollywood movie publicist, police said.
  • Friday, December 3

  • Actor Michael Brea charged in mom slay   UPI / 10:14PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Unemployed actor Michael Brea has been charged in New York with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his mother, court records show.
  • Dead man person of interest in Chasen case   UPI / 10:05PM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Beverly Hills, Calif., police say they considered Harold Smith a person of interest, not an official suspect, in the slaying of publicist Ronni Chasen.
  • Thursday, December 2

  • AMC plans first mystery series   UPI / 9:34PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- AMC says it began production Thursday in Vancouver on its next series, "The Killing," an adaptation of Danish television drama "Forbrydelsen."
  • Wednesday, December 1

  • Possible Chasen slay suspect kills self   UPI / 11:24PM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A man suspected of being involved in the slaying of celebrity publicist Ronni Chasen shot himself at a Hollywood hotel Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times said.
  • Car insurer says homicide not covered   UPI / 3:54PM
    PITTSBURGH, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- An insurance company says the death of a Pennsylvania woman who was shot when she tried to help a mother and daughter is not covered by her automobile policy.
  • Court-martial in Afghan shootings to begin   UPI / 8:44AM
    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A court-martial awaits U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Stevens, one of 12 soldiers charged in a war crimes investigation into the shootings of Afghan civilians.
  • Tuesday, November 30

  • Producer Beresford-Redman denied bail   UPI / 11:14PM
    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge has denied television producer Bruce Beresford-Redman's request for bail while he fights extradition to Mexico, officials said.
  • Sunday, November 28

  • Fan killed at Motorhead concert   UPI / 4:54PM
    LEEDS, England, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A heavy metal music fan was beaten to death after two men set his friend's hair on fire at a Motorhead concert, British police say.
  • Friday, November 26

  • Host allegedly kills abusive guest   UPI / 7:34PM
    HOUSTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Police say a Houston man shot and killed a holiday house guest who allegedly became belligerent, was thrown out and tried to break back into the home.
  • Coyotes at Florida airport to be killed   UPI / 1:54PM
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Florida authorities say wild coyotes roaming a Martin County airport pose a safety threat to aircraft landing or taking off and will be trapped and killed.
  • Brea says he killed the demon in his mom   UPI / 12:34PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Unemployed actor Michael Brea says he killed his mother with a sword in their New York apartment this week because he thought she was possessed by a demon.
  • Wednesday, November 24

  • Actor charged in mom sword slaying   UPI / 9:54PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Unemployed actor Michael Brea has been charged with murder for allegedly killing his mother with a ceremonial sword, New York police say.
  • Veteran threatens to shoot president   UPI / 6:05PM
    SPARTANBURG, S.C., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A white South Carolina veteran said he wanted to shoot President Obama because he wasn't "doing enough to help African-Americans," an affidavit shows.
  • One killed in violent Cairo protest   AP / 9:34AM
    A male demonstrator was killed in violent clashes between Egyptian police and hundreds of Orthodox Coptic Christian protesters in Cairo, officials said.
  • Tuesday, November 23

  • Actor arrested for slaying mom with sword   UPI / 11:24PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- An actor who appeared on TV's "Ugly Betty" and in the movie "Step Up 3D" is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation after allegedly stabbing his mother to death.
  • Man indicted in rehab-center homicide   UPI / 9:14PM
    KINGSTON, N.Y., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A man who allegedly stabbed a guard to death at a New York drug-treatment center was indicted on two counts of second-degree murder, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
  • Condo eviction leaves 1 dead, 3 hurt   UPI / 10:24AM
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A father's attempt to evict his son from a Miami Beach condominium resulted in a shootout that killed one man and injured three others, Miami-Dade police said.
  • Hundreds attend Ronni Chasen's funeral   UPI / 12:05AM
    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Nearly 1,000 people turned out for the funeral of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen, who was gunned down in her car last week, the Los Angeles Times reported.
  • Monday, November 22

  • Jay-Z admits shooting brother at 12   UPI / 3:24PM
    LONDON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. hip-hop mogul Jay-Z admits he shot his older brother when he was 12 because the crack addict stole his ring.
  • Stripper recounts party with Detroit mayor   UPI / 11:44AM
    DETROIT, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A stripper says she danced at a party for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick with another woman who was later killed, a legal brief says.
  • Professional wrestler killed at club   UPI / 10:54AM
    ATLANTA, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A professional wrestler working a security job at an Atlanta-area nightclub was shot and killed, possibly for ejecting unruly customers, a friend said.
  • Man, 88, kills wife in Calif. nursing home   UPI / 10:05AM
    SEAL BEACH, Calif., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A man who had long cared for his ailing wife, whose "mind was gone," ended 70 years of marriage by shooting her in a nursing home, their daughter said.
  • Sunday, November 21

  • Kennedy Secret Service agents relive '63   UPI / 1:14PM
    DALLAS, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Retired U.S. Secret Service Agent Clint Hill said the filming of a documentary on the Kennedy assassination was a cathartic moment for him and his colleagues.
  • Saturday, November 20

  • Air Force: Pilot killed in training crash   UPI / 1:44AM
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. Air Force pilot was killed in the crash of his F-22 on a training flight in Alaska, military officials said Friday.
  • Friday, November 19

  • Daniel Day-Lewis to play Abe Lincoln   UPI / 5:24PM
    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- British-born actor Daniel Day-Lewis is to play U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's long-gestating bio-picture, DreamWorks Studios said.
  • Thursday, November 18

  • Boy who killed parents won't stand trial   UPI / 10:54PM
    TUSCUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A 13-year-old boy who admitted killing his mother and stepfather will face juvenile detention rather than be tried as an adult, a Missouri judge ruled.
  • Harvard club cuts line trifling Yale death   UPI / 2:44PM
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A Harvard University comedy group removed a line from a video parody that mentions a killing on the Yale University campus, the Cambridge, Mass., group said.
  • Tuesday, November 16

  • Rapper Messy Mya shot dead   UPI / 9:14PM
    NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Rapper and comedian Messy Mya was shot to death in New Orleans, police said. He was 22.
  • Publicist Ronni Chasen shot to death   UPI / 7:05PM
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen was fatally wounded in her car early Tuesday in Beverly Hills, not long after attending a premiere of "Burlesque," police said.
  • Fort Hood pretrial hearing ends   UPI / 1:05AM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The first phase in the murder trial of U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, in which 56 prosecution witnesses testified, ended without the defense calling any witnesses.
  • Saturday, November 13

  • Wildlife officer killed on patrol   UPI / 7:04PM
    HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania wildlife conservation officer was killed in a shootout with a man using a spotlight for illegal hunting, police said.
  • Thursday, November 11

  • Police: Man beat wife over missing cheese   UPI / 2:24PM
    CHELSEA, Mass., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A Boston-area man allegedly beat his wife over a missing ingredient for the lasagna he was making for "Monday Night Football," authorities said.
  • Wednesday, November 10

  • Family of slain dancer wants judgment   UPI / 8:05PM
    DETROIT, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The family of a slain exotic dancer says it wants a judgment against the city of Detroit for intentionally throwing away ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's computer.
  • Tuesday, November 9

  • Tigers killed for their body parts   UPI / 6:44PM
    CAMBRIDGE, England, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Illegal trade in tiger parts has prompted the killing of more than 1,000 wild tigers in the past 10 years, a British report concluded.
  • Monday, November 8

  • Selena 'Performances' DVD on its way   UPI / 11:24PM
    HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A DVD featuring rare footage of U.S. singer Selena performing before she was killed by an employee in 1995 is set for release, Capitol Latin/EMI said Monday.
  • Thursday, November 4

  • Testimony: Man recalled killing girlfriend   UPI / 7:44PM
    CAMDEN, N.J., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A New Jersey man charged with killing his girlfriend in front of their toddler son recalled stabbing her but then "blacked out," a friend testified Thursday.
  • Wednesday, November 3

  • Judge told to hurry deposition   UPI / 8:54PM
    DETROIT, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A federal judge has ordered a Michigan state judge to complete a disposition in a suit against former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick by Friday.
  • Tuesday, November 2

  • Eyewitness takes stand at Leyritz trial   UPI / 10:34AM
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- An SUV had the green light when a car driven by former major league player Jim Leyritz crashed into it at a Fort Lauderdale intersection, a witness said.
  • Thursday, October 28

  • Pet llamas killed in Pennsylvania   UPI / 2:34PM
    PITTSBURGH, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Two pet llamas on farms 12 miles apart in Pennsylvania were killed in almost identical fashion with single shots in the head and neck, police said.
  • Tuesday, October 26

  • 3 military-target shootings may be related   UPI / 9:34PM
    TRIANGLE, Va., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The FBI began an investigation Tuesday into three shootings at Virginia military locations in the last 10 days that the agency says may be related.
  • Rae Carruth tries to win new trial   UPI / 5:34PM
    RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Carolina Panthers player Rae Carruth was unfairly convicted of murder conspiracy because jurors heard his girlfriend's dying words, his lawyer said Tuesday.
  • Lawyer's news conference brings contempt   UPI / 4:44PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A lawyer for one of the men charged in a deadly Connecticut home invasion answered a contempt of court charge Tuesday.
  • Jogger testifies at Chandra Levy trial   UPI / 10:05AM
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A jogger testified she was attacked in Rock Creek Park by the same man accused of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy nine years ago.
  • Monday, October 25

  • Kentucky teen killer Todd Ice dead at 47   UPI / 11:54AM
    MUNCIE, Ind., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Todd Ice, who had been the youngest person in the United States to be sentenced to death, died of a heart attack in Missouri, his father announced.
  • Jury selection starting in Leyritz case   UPI / 10:14AM
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The death by auto and drunken driving trial of former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz begins Monday with jury selection in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Saturday, October 23

  • Man gets 14 years for plot to kill Obama   UPI / 8:44PM
    JACKSON, Tenn., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A Tennessee man was sent to prison for 14 years Friday for plotting the mass killing of blacks, including Barack Obama when he was a presidential candidate.
  • Federal probe urged in Pace player slaying   UPI / 3:34PM
    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The lawyer for the family of Danroy Henry, a Pace University football player shot to death by police, rejected a report the victim may have been drunk.
  • Canada's killer colonel loses rank   UPI / 9:44AM
    OTTAWA, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The Canadian military said it stripped a senior officer of his rank after his sentencing this week for the murders of two women.
  • Friday, October 22

  • Jeweler, fugitive die in botched robbery   UPI / 8:24PM
    PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A jeweler and a fugitive from a jail were killed in an exchange of gunfire during an attempted robbery at a Philadelphia store, police said.
  • Executive jailed in murder-for-hire plot   UPI / 10:24AM
    DENVER, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A Chicago real estate executive was in jail after being arrested in Denver and charged with trying to arrange a murder, the FBI said.
  • Thursday, October 21

  • Decorated Canadian pilot gets 2 life terms   UPI / 6:05PM
    BELLEVILLE, Ontario, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Col. Russell Williams, a decorated Canadian Forces pilot and base commander, was sentenced to two life terms Thursday for killing two women.
  • Prosecution wraps up in Fort Hood hearing   UPI / 3:54PM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The final prosecution witnesses at a Texas hearing for the accused Fort Hood shooter said Thursday that Major Nidal Hasan sought a "high magazine capacity" gun.
  • Wednesday, October 20

  • Police describe end to Fort Hood massacre   UPI / 11:44PM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Maj. Nidal Hasan, the accused Fort Hood, Texas, killer, had 177 bullets left when he was shot by police, officers testified at his pretrial hearing Wednesday.
  • Murderous colonel to be sentenced   UPI / 10:34AM
    OTTAWA, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Canadian Col. David Russell Williams returns to court for a sentencing hearing Wednesday after pleading guilty to 88 charges, including murder.
  • Tuesday, October 19

  • Blackwater guard avoids slaying indictment   UPI / 6:44PM
    SEATTLE, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department says it will not seek an indictment against a Blackwater security employee for slaying an Iraqi official's bodyguard in Baghdad.
  • Canadian military officer faces sentencing   UPI / 5:14PM
    OTTAWA, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A Canadian military officer appeared in court for the second day of his sentencing hearing Tuesday on murder and sexual assault convictions, authorities said.
  • Guy, King shoot video for 'Stay'   UPI / 10:44AM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Renowned musicians Buddy Guy and B.B. King recently shot the video for their duet "Stay Around a Little Longer" in Las Vegas, Jive Records said.
  • Monday, October 18

  • Pace football player killed by police   UPI / 4:34PM
    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Pace University football player Danroy Henry was fatally shot by police sent to quell a brawl outside a bar in Mount Pleasant, N.Y., police said.
  • Canadian colonel pleads guilty to murders   UPI / 11:14AM
    BELLEVILLE, Ontario, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Canadian Air Force Col. Russell Williams pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of murder and more than 80 other charges in a southern Ontario court.
  • Sunday, October 17

  • Witness: Told to erase video of massacre   UPI / 2:44PM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Two former U.S. military officials said ordering a soldier to erase cellphone videos of the mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, could be a crime.
  • Wednesday, October 13

  • Witness tells how he was shot at Fort Hood   UPI / 1:24PM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A victim wounded in the Nov. 5 shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, testified Wednesday that his eyes locked with the suspect's before he was shot.
  • Tuesday, October 12

  • Police got no warning of soldier's threats   UPI / 5:04PM
    SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army failed to warn police in Utah that a soldier recently returned from Afghanistan had threatened violence there, police in Salt Lake City said.
  • Fort Hood suspect appears at hearing   UPI / 4:44PM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The suspect in the Nov. 5 shooting massacre at Ford Hood, Texas, appeared in court Tuesday for an evidence hearing while his lawyers discussed a delay.
  • Monday, October 11

  • Greek police officer convicted of murder   AP / 10:34AM
    A police officer has been convicted of murder in the 2008 shooting of a 15-year-old boy in Athens that sparked riots across Greece, officials said.
  • Sunday, October 10

  • Fort Hood suspect's lawyer used to abuse   UPI / 12:24PM
    KILLEEN, Texas, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The lawyer for the mass killing suspect at Fort Hood, Texas, isn't a stranger to controversy, other lawyers say.
  • Thursday, October 7

  • Lester St. murders 'getaway bicycle' shown   UPI / 11:44PM
    MEMPHIS, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Prosecutors Thursday showed jurors a bicycle they said a man used to flee a Memphis residence after allegedly killing six people and critically injuring three.
  • Canadian commander admits killing women   UPI / 12:05PM
    BELLEVILLE, Ontario, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The former commander of Canada's largest air force base pleaded guilty Thursday to killing two women near the base.
  • Man kills guard, stabs nurse, holes up   UPI / 11:05AM
    WAWARSING, N.Y., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A man at a New York drug-treatment center stabbed a guard there to death, then stabbed a center nurse he forced to drive him away from the scene, police allege.
  • Wednesday, October 6

  • Virus-fungus combo killing honeybees?   UPI / 10:54PM
    BALTIMORE, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A combination of a virus and a fungus could be responsible for colony collapse disorder, the mysterious syndrome killing U.S. honeybees, researchers say.
  • Tuesday, October 5

  • 'Golden Flute' killer convicted   UPI / 4:34PM
    MARTINEZ, Calif., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A male prostitute has been convicted in California of murdering a retired bank executive, stealing his prized flute and setting his townhouse on fire.
  • Friday, October 1

  • Pa. woman not guilty in hunting shooting   AP / 9:34PM
    A Pennsylvania woman who shot her husband to death on a bear hunting trip in Canada is not guilty of criminal negligence, a judge ruled Friday.
  • S.J. man kills 2 sons, wounds 3rd before police kill him   AP / 12:35PM
    Oct. 01--A father shot and killed two of his sons and wounded a third late Thursday night in an eruption of violence that ended with Pennsauken police shooting the man dead after he set the family home on fire.
  • Three dead in Pennsauken shooting   AP / 5:34AM
    Oct. 01--Three people were killed and another wounded late Thursday night in a shootout in Pennsauken, authorities said.
  • Thursday, September 30

  • Okla. player suspended for Twitter remarks   UPI / 9:44PM
    NORMAN, Okla., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- University of Oklahoma officials suspended a sophomore from the football team for a note he sent on Twitter that mocked a rival school over a campus shooting.
  • Wednesday, September 29

  • Accused soldiers may have killed another   UPI / 8:14PM
    TACOMA, Wash., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Army investigators say their investigation into the alleged murder of three Afghan civilians by U.S. Army personnel may have uncovered a fourth victim.
  • Tuesday, September 28

  • Correction Officer Says Hayes Admitted Killing Hawke-Petit; Testimony In Case Ends   AP / 7:34PM
    Sept. 29--NEW HAVEN -- Testimony in the Steven Hayes trial ended this afternoon, capping a busy day that included statements from a prison officer who said he overheard the defendant admit to killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit -- but deny he ignited the fire that raced through the house.
  • Officer recklessly killed 2, files claim   UPI / 7:24PM
    MASCOUTAH, Ill., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- An Illinois state trooper who killed two sisters in a high-speed crash while using his phone and sending e-mails filed a claim for injuries, his lawyer said.
  • Monday, September 27

  • Driver guilty in traffic death of Adenhart   UPI / 3:35PM
    SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A California jury Monday convicted Andrew Gallo of second-degree murder in the traffic-crash deaths of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two friends.
  • Thursday, September 23

  • Teresa Lewis executed in Virginia   UPI / 9:54PM
    JARRATT, Va., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Virginia Thursday executed Teresa Lewis, the only woman on the state's death row, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said.
  • Man gets new trial in minister's killing   UPI / 8:54PM
    PITTSBURGH, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A Pittsburgh man convicted of killing a popular campus minister will get a new trial a decade after his conviction, the judge in his first trial ruled.
  • Colombia: No. 2 leader in FARC killed   AP / 7:34PM
    Government forces have killed the top military commander in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, President Juan Manuel Santos announced Thursday.
  • Detroit wants stripper lawsuit thrown out   UPI / 5:14PM
    DETROIT, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Detroit filed a motion Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the family of a stripper who was killed in a hail of bullets in an unsolved drive-by shooting.
  • Marine admits killing birds at petting zoo   UPI / 3:14PM
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine has admitted his part in killing 50 ducks and geese in an Iowa park in 2008.
  • Tuesday, September 21

  • Fort Bliss shooter was a retired soldier   UPI / 10:54PM
    FORT BLISS, Texas, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The FBI said Tuesday a man who was shot and killed after shooting two women at Fort Bliss, Texas, has been identified as Steven Kropf of nearby El Paso.
  • Panettiere to play Knox in TV movie   UPI / 10:04PM
    LONDON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Hayden Panettiere is to play Amanda Knox, an American student convicted of killing her British housemate, in a TV movie, the BBC said.
  • 21-year-old admits killing 4   UPI / 7:44PM
    FARMVILLE, Va., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- An aspiring so-called horrorcore musician from California has pleaded guilty to killing his 16-year-old girlfriend, her parents and her best friend in Virginia.
  • Bank crimes down in 2nd quarter this year   UPI / 4:34PM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The FBI said Tuesday there were 1,146 reported criminal violations of the federal banking statute, including 1,135 robberies, in this year's second quarter.
  • Monday, September 20

  • FBI responds to Army base shooting   UPI / 9:30PM
    FORT BLISS, Texas, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- FBI agents responded Monday to a report of a shooting at a convenience store at Fort Bliss, Texas, in which a man was killed, a base spokesman said.
  • Radio India director target of shooting   UPI / 7:24PM
    SURREY, British Columbia, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- There were no injuries Monday when the British Columbia home of Radio India's managing director was shot up by "heavy firing," police said.
  • Suspect arrested after television appeal   UPI / 4:05PM
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The man suspected of killing the daughter of a North Carolina police chief and hiding her body in a storage locker has been arrested, authorities said.
  • Thursday, September 16

  • Suspect fatally shoots self, mother at Johns Hopkins; doctor also shot   AP / 4:35PM
    BALTIMORE -- A man suspected of shooting a Johns Hopkins Hospital doctor has fatally shot himself and his mother, who had been hospitalized, according to Baltimore police.
  • Detroit seeks dismissal of homicide suit   UPI / 4:35PM
    DETROIT, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Detroit officials have asked a federal court to throw out a lawsuit brought by the family of an exotic dancer who was gunned down in 2003.
  • Slain NBA player's mother asks reward help   UPI / 3:24PM
    MEMPHIS, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The mother of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright says she is asking for public help to fund a reward to help find her son's killer.
  • Lawyer: close hearing for Army killings   UPI / 12:34PM
    SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The lawyer for an Army major charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood,Texas, last year says he wants the public and media barred from an upcoming hearing.
  • Tuesday, September 14

  • Attorney: Adenhart's death not murder   UPI / 6:34PM
    SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The man whose minivan crashed into a car carrying Nick Adenhart, killing the Los Angeles Angels pitcher, didn't commit murder, the man's lawyer said Tuesday.
  • Fort Drum soldier admits double homicide   UPI / 2:54PM
    WATERTOWN, N.Y., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty to killing two fellow soldiers at Fort Drum in New York in a deal that spares him a life sentence, officials said.
  • Monday, September 13

  • Arrest made in playwright stabbing   UPI / 10:34PM
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A 21-year-old man has been charged with stabbing to death playwright James Chapmyn, a convicted sex offender, Ohio officials said.
  • Judge: Adenhart slay trial to proceed   UPI / 7:44PM
    SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The trial of a man accused of killing Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart in a drunken driving crash will proceed, a judge ruled Monday.
  • Thursday, September 9

  • Research bear wearing collar killed   UPI / 6:14PM
    MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A radio-collared research bear killed in Minnesota was apparently legally taken during the state's bear-hunting season, wildlife officials said.
  • Judge: Killer must pay despite bankruptcy   UPI / 3:34PM
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A man who shot and killed a Florida teenager must still pay a $750,000 court-ordered judgment even though he declared bankruptcy, a U.S. bankruptcy court ruled.
  • U.S. soldiers charged with Afghan murders   UPI / 2:14PM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Twelve U.S. soldiers have been charged in what military authorities say they believe was a conspiracy to murder Afghan civilians and cover it up.
  • Rescuers may have killed some tourists   AP / 11:34AM
    "Friendly fire" may have killed some of the victims in a Manila hostage-taking incident that left eight Chinese tourists dead, an official says.
  • Wednesday, September 8

  • Mom of slain grad student may sue Yale   UPI / 1:54PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The mother of a Yale graduate student allegedly killed by a lab technician may sue the university, a lawyer said Wednesday at a hearing in Connecticut.
  • Detroit is most stressful U.S. city   UPI / 11:05AM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Detroit ranks as the most stressful metropolitan area to live and work in, an analysis of the 50 largest U.S. cities indicates.
  • Tuesday, September 7

  • 2 GIs killed in Iraq   AP / 8:34PM
    Two U.S. soldiers killed by a man in an Iraqi uniform Tuesday were the first killed since the United States ended combat operations in Iraq, officials said.
  • Lennon's killer denied parole again   UPI / 7:05PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Mark David Chapman, convicted of killing John Lennon in front of the former Beatle's New York City apartment, was denied parole Tuesday, officials said.
  • Sunday, September 5

  • Life sentence in slaying of Georgia judge   UPI / 10:14AM
    JESUP, Ga., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A jury has sentenced the killer of a Georgia municipal judge to life in prison without parole, sparing him from the death penalty.
  • Man blames wife's murder on dream   UPI / 9:54AM
    CHICAGO, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A former Chicago high school basketball star convicted of murdering his wife says he killed her after dreaming she was having sex with four of his old friends.
  • Friday, September 3

  • Bears killed after home intrusion   UPI / 8:34AM
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A mother bear and two cubs were killed after they broke into a Colorado Springs home, wildlife officials said.
  • Thursday, September 2

  • Brother: Hostage-taker sought death   UPI / 1:44PM
    SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The brother of the gunman shot dead by police at Discovery Channel headquarters in Maryland said Thursday he believes James J. Lee was seeking death.
  • Suspect: 'Planet does not need humans'   UPI / 7:34AM
    SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- James J. Lee, identified as the gunman killed by police at the Discovery Channel in Maryland, had a history of environmental extremism, online posts indicate.
  • Wednesday, September 1

  • Dad defends Kwame Kilpatrick   UPI / 9:44PM
    DETROIT, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The father of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, in a deposition in a lawsuit brought by the parents of a slain dancer, called the woman's parents greedy.
  • New appeal seeks Wash. execution stay   UPI / 6:04PM
    SEATTLE, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A lawyer for a condemned Washington state inmate contends his client should have received a stay of execution from a federal judge.
  • Monday, August 30

  • Ex-Kennesaw St. hoops star shot, killed   UPI / 10:24PM
    DECATUR, Ga., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Former Kennesaw (Ga.) State University star basketball player Shuan Stegall was killed in a weekend shooting, authorities said Monday.
  • Saturday, August 28

  • Burglar charged in K.C. newsman's death   UPI / 11:24AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A suspect has reportedly confessed to strangling an assignment editor from a Kansas City television station during an alleged burglary, court documents said.
  • Wednesday, August 25

  • 5 soldiers charged with Afghan killings   UPI / 3:24PM
    SEATTLE, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Five U.S. soldiers from a Stryker infantry brigade have been charged with killing Afghan civilians, military officials say.
  • Tuesday, August 24

  • Mogadishu hotel stormed, 30 killed   AP / 4:14PM
    Somali gunman dressed as police officers stormed a hotel in Mogadishu Tuesday, killing more than 30 people, including several Somali lawmakers, officials said.
  • Monday, August 23

  • Ex-Marine guilty of killing fellow Marine   UPI / 10:05PM
    GOLDSBORO, N.C., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A jury in North Carolina Monday convicted a former U.S. Marine of murdering a fellow Marine.
  • U.S. soldier pleads guilty to murder   UPI / 4:24PM
    TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army soldier pleaded guilty to murder and kidnapping Monday in the killings of two fellow soldiers and abduction of their young daughter, officials said.
  • Report: MJ doc's trial to begin in January   UPI / 1:05PM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The involuntary manslaughter trial of late pop star Michael Jackson's personal physician won't begin in Los Angeles until January, RadarOnline reported.
  • Friday, August 20

  • Lessons learned from Fort Hood shooting   UPI / 4:24PM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- One of the lessons from last year's Fort Hood, Texas, shooting is that commanders should learn the symptoms of potential workplace violence, a study says.
  • Thursday, August 19

  • Superior police: Iraq War vet killed pregnant wife, daughter, self   AP / 9:34PM
    Aug. 19--A Superior, Wis., man is believed responsible for shooting to death his pregnant wife and their 13-month-old daughter before he killed himself at the family's home, authorities said Thursday.
  • Monday, August 16

  • D.C. sniper special to air on MSNBC   UPI / 9:44PM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- "I Married the Beltway Sniper," an account of John Allen Muhammad's assault on the Washington area, is to air next month, MSNBC announced Monday.
  • Lucas considered killing Han in 'Jedi'   UPI / 7:54PM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- "Star Wars" producer Gary Kurtz says the Hollywood franchise's creator considered killing off Han Solo, but opted against it for merchandising reasons.
  • Sunday, August 15

  • 8 killed in Calif. off-road race crash   UPI / 7:54AM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- An off-road truck plowed into a crowd during a race in southern California, killing eight people and injuring 12, police said.
  • Thursday, August 12

  • Killer of NBA star's brother sentenced   UPI / 1:14PM
    CHICAGO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A judge in Illinois has sentenced the man convicted of the murder of NBA star Quentin Richardson's brother to a 180-year prison term, officials said.
  • Wednesday, August 11

  • Ex-wife: Wright left with drugs, cash   UPI / 1:44PM
    MEMPHIS, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright says he left her house on the night of his death with drugs and a sum of money, court records show.
  • Lawyers want sweat lodge trial moved   UPI / 7:54AM
    PRESCOTT, Ariz., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Prosecutors are fighting self-help guru James Arthur Ray's bid to move his trial in the Arizona sweat lodge deaths because of publicity.
  • Tuesday, August 10

  • Report: Chapman's hearing postponed   UPI / 9:35PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The parole hearing scheduled this week for former Beatle John Lennon's killer Mark David Chapman has been postponed in New York, sources told Sky News.
  • Tuesday, August 3

  • Early Graves singer killed in Oregon crash   UPI / 11:05PM
    CENTRAL PONT, Ore., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The lead singer for the death-metal band Early Graves was killed when the driver of the group's van fell asleep and crashed the vehicle in Oregon, police said.
  • Lawyers challenge U.S. terrorrist hit plan   UPI / 4:54PM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A group of civil liberties attorneys filed suit Tuesday against a federal regulation that limits their role in providing legal help to some terror suspects.
  • Brazilian group sues over shark killings   UPI / 4:44PM
    BRASILIA, Brazil, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Asia's insatiable demand for shark fin soup has led to the illegal killing of nearly 300,000 sharks off Brazil, an environmental group alleges.
  • Nine dead in beer distributor shooting   AP / 3:14PM
    An employee's shooting rampage at a beer and wine distributorship in Manchester, Conn., Tuesday left nine people dead and others wounded, police said.
  • Monday, August 2

  • Home of slain ex-player's ex-wife searched   UPI / 7:05PM
    MEMPHIS, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Authorities have searched the home slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife, multiple reports indicated Monday.
  • Friday, July 30

  • Fort Hood defendant loses bank account   UPI / 3:44PM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, July 30 (UPI) -- The lawyer representing the man accused of the Fort Hood shootings says Texas banks are refusing to accept his client's paychecks.
  • Thursday, July 29

  • Kilpatrick gives deposition in civil suit   UPI / 6:24PM
    DETROIT, July 29 (UPI) -- Lawyers refused to give any information on what former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said in a deposition Thursday.
  • Terrorism suspect may face death penalty   UPI / 3:44PM
    NASHVILLE, July 29 (UPI) -- The botched house attack and a subsequent slaying and rampage allegedly by a Nashville man was kept quiet pending an FBI investigation, a local rabbi said.
  • Wednesday, July 28

  • 1 killed, 2 hurt, in Montana bear attack   UPI / 11:44PM
    COOKE CITY, Mont., July 28 (UPI) -- A bear attacked campers in a Montana campground early Wednesday, killing one of them and wounding two others, authorities said.
  • Report: Body of ex-NBA player Wright found   UPI / 7:24PM
    MEMPHIS, July 28 (UPI) -- The body of missing former NBA player Lorenzen Wright was found Wednesday in a wooded area of Memphis, The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal reported.
  • Woman wants to reverse plea in abuse death   UPI / 5:44PM
    BALTIMORE, July 28 (UPI) -- A Baltimore woman sentenced to 40 years in prison for abusing and killing a child she was caring for has asked a judge to overturn her conviction.
  • NYC settles bridegroom killing suit   UPI / 1:05AM
    NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- New York City will pay more than $7 million to settle a suit over the police shooting of a black man on the day he was to be married, a lawyer in the case said.
  • Tuesday, July 27

  • Kilpatrick 'wild party' battle continues   UPI / 5:35PM
    DETROIT, July 27 (UPI) -- The battle over a supposed party at the Detroit mayor's mansion continues, with legal moves by the parents of a slain exotic dancer.
  • Prosecutor rips wounded insurgent killing   UPI / 12:44PM
    GATINEAU, Quebec, July 27 (UPI) -- A prosecutor at the Canadian court-martial of Capt. Robert Semrau said Semrau's killing of a wounded Afghan insurgent was "shockingly inappropriate."
  • Monday, July 26

  • Mass. judge hears student-slaying motion   UPI / 2:05PM
    SUDBURY, Mass., July 26 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts judge said Monday she would consider a request to reduce the conviction of a former high school student who stabbed a classmate to death.
  • Saturday, July 24

  • Amazon dolphins being killed off   UPI / 5:14PM
    BRASILIA, Brazil, July 24 (UPI) -- The pink dolphins of the Amazon are threatened with extinction from Brazilian fisherman killing them to use their flesh as bait, scientists say.
  • Tuesday, July 20

  • Trial over deadly crane collapse ends   UPI / 5:24PM
    NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) -- The fate of a crane rigger charged with manslaughter after a crash that killed seven people is now in the hands of a New York judge.
  • Atlanta credit union CEO killed by police   UPI / 4:34PM
    NEWARK, N.J., July 20 (UPI) -- The head of a Georgia credit union, in New Jersey to attend a high school reunion, was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy in a Newark park, police said.
  • Mom's hot-car infant death trial begins   UPI / 2:54PM
    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., July 20 (UPI) -- The trial of a Tennessee mother charged with murder for leaving her infant in a hot car while she went bar-hopping began Tuesday, court records indicated.
  • Monday, July 19

  • Canadian captain acquitted in war killing   UPI / 5:24PM
    GATINEAU, Quebec, July 19 (UPI) -- A Canadian army captain was found guilty of disgraceful conduct Monday but cleared of second-degree murder for killing a wounded Afghan fighter.
  • Sunday, July 18

  • Fugitve porn star nabbed in Chatanooga   UPI / 10:54AM
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., July 18 (UPI) -- A fugitive adult movie actor wanted for murder in Florida was in custody in Tennessee Sunday, sheriff's deputies announced.
  • Friday, July 16

  • Rights group blasts killings in Swat   UPI / 4:24PM
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 16 (UPI) -- The Pakistani Army has killed at least 50 people in summary executions in the Swat Valley, Human Rights Watch said Friday.
  • Wednesday, July 14

  • 18 geese and ducks killed in So. Jersey   UPI / 4:44PM
    MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., July 14 (UPI) -- Canada geese and wild ducks were beaten and shot by an unknown attacker at a South Jersey shopping mall, officials say.
  • 2 admit they killed eagles, sold parts   UPI / 12:05AM
    YAKIMA, Wash., July 13 (UPI) -- Two Washington state men pleaded guilty to killing bald and golden eagles and selling their parts in violation of federal law, U.S. prosecutors said.
  • Tuesday, July 13

  • Mourning brother in Uganda blast, N.C. man hurt in plane crash: Crash in Chapel Hill killed pilot and critically injured another   AP / 9:34AM
    July 13--CHAPEL HILL -- Kyle Henn walked away from a plane crash at Horace Williams Airport that killed one man and left another in critical condition, but you can't say he's lucky.
  • Monday, July 12

  • 'Borderline retarded' man to be executed   UPI / 7:05PM
    CINCINNATI, July 12 (UPI) -- The Ohio Supreme Court declined to intercede Monday in the impending execution of a "borderline retarded" man.
  • Friday, July 9

  • N.Y. mob boss Franzese Sr. gets 20 years   UPI / 12:24AM
    NEW YORK, July 9 (UPI) -- Reputed New York Mafia leader John "Sonny" Franzese Sr. could go to prison for 20 years following his conviction for shaking down strip clubs, officials said.
  • Thursday, July 8

  • Murder rap in 'ThunderCats' writer's death   UPI / 4:24PM
    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla., July 8 (UPI) -- The roommate of "ThunderCats" cartoon series writer Stephen Perry was charged with first-degree murder in Perry's death, Florida police said.
  • Wednesday, July 7

  • Nuclear plant must stop killing fish   UPI / 10:14AM
    TORONTO, July 7 (UPI) -- A Canadian nuclear power plant has been ordered to stop killing fish by the millions or risk losing its operating license, government officials say.
  • Mercy killing court-martial winding down   UPI / 9:34AM
    GATINEAU, Quebec, July 7 (UPI) -- Defense attorneys said they were confident a Canadian army captain would be acquitted of murder in the mercy killing of an Afghan rebel in 2008.
  • Wednesday, June 30

  • Judge struggles to jail child's killer mom   UPI / 11:05PM
    CALGARY, Alberta, June 30 (UPI) -- A mother convicted of strangling her teenage daughter should not be incarcerated, her attorney told a judge in Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday.
  • Hudson: Being a mother reminds me of mom   UPI / 9:14PM
    NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- U.S. singer and actress Jennifer Hudson says she keeps her late mother close to her heart as she cares for her 11-month-old son, David.
  • Video shows Michael Vick before shooting   UPI / 7:14PM
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 30 (UPI) -- Video from a Virginia restaurant hosting a party for quarterback Michael Vick contradicts his lawyer's account of a subsequent shooting incident, officials say.
  • Tuesday, June 29

  • Prosecutors oppose Adenhart venue change   UPI / 8:24PM
    SANTA ANA, Calif., June 29 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say the murder trial of a man accused of killing Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart in a car crash should not be moved from Orange County.
  • Bear suspected in N.M. tent attack killed   UPI / 7:44PM
    ALBUQUERQUE, June 29 (UPI) -- New Mexico officials trapped and killed a bear suspected of attacking a camper in her tent, making a total of seven bears killed this year, officials said.
  • Monday, June 28

  • Locane charged with vehicular homicide   UPI / 8:34PM
    MONTGOMERY, N.J., June 28 (UPI) -- Actress Amy Locane has been charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto in the death of a woman Sunday night, New Jersey authorities said.
  • Mexican singer Vega shot dead at 40   UPI / 10:34AM
    MEXICO CITY, June 28 (UPI) -- Popular Mexican entertainer Sergio "El Shaka" Vega was shot and killed by a group of gunmen on his way to perform at a village festival, officials said.
  • Saturday, June 26

  • 2 Canadian medics killed in Afghanistan   UPI / 11:24PM
    OTTAWA, June 26 (UPI) -- Two Canadian Army medics were killed in Afghanistan when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb, military officials said Saturday.
  • Friday, June 25

  • Kilmer apologizes for N.M. remarks   UPI / 4:05PM
    LAS VEGAS, N.M., June 25 (UPI) -- Fading film star Val Kilmer has apologized to New Mexico officials and residents for disparaging comments attributed to him by magazines in the past.
  • Thursday, June 24

  • Photog: Lohan photo shoot worth the wait   UPI / 11:34PM
    LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Lindsay Lohan denies she was hours late for a magazine layout shoot and accuses Bravo of setting her up "for ratings."
  • Wednesday, June 23

  • Killer may have slain more than admitted   UPI / 9:14PM
    SEATTLE, June 23 (UPI) -- An Oregon detective says he thinks the convicted Green River killer is responsible for more deaths than he admitted to and could face the death penalty.
  • Monday, June 21

  • Grizzly that may have killed man is shot   UPI / 9:34AM
    BILLINGS, Mont., June 21 (UPI) -- Wildlife officials say they believe they killed a grizzly bear thought to have fatally mauled a man near Yellowstone National Park.
  • Sunday, June 20

  • OSU football recruit shot; girl found dead   UPI / 2:24PM
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, June 20 (UPI) -- A troubled Ohio State football recruit was injured and a 17-year-old girl killed in a weekend shooting in Youngstown, Ohio, police said Sunday.
  • 3rd Filipino journalist killed in week   UPI / 1:14PM
    MANILA, Philippines, June 20 (UPI) -- A reporter for a newspaper in the Philippines has been shot dead, the third journalist killed in the country in less than a week, officials said.
  • Friday, June 18

  • Sheep-killing cougar mauls horse in Wis.   UPI / 2:54PM
    WONEWOC, Wis., June 18 (UPI) -- Authorities in Wisconsin said they believe the same cougar that killed a cow and several sheep is behind the mauling of a Juneau County horse.
  • Army shooting death investigated in Ga.   UPI / 1:44PM
    FORT GILLEM, Ga., June 18 (UPI) -- An Army reservist at Fort Gillem in Georgia allegedly shot and killed another reserve soldier, military officials said.
  • Thursday, June 17

  • Prof. charged in 1986 killing of brother   AP / 1:34PM
    Amy Bishop, a biology professor accused of killing three colleagues this year, was indicted in the 1986 death of her brother at their home outside Boston.
  • Tuesday, June 15

  • Tussauds bringing Tupac & Biggie together   UPI / 9:05PM
    WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- Wax figures of slain rap rivals Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls are to be posed together for three months at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.
  • U.S. Marine in Iraqi killing case released   UPI / 1:54PM
    SAN DIEGO, June 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine convicted of killing an Iraqi civilian was released from prison following a military court ruling his trial was unfair, officials said.
  • Friday, June 11

  • 'Mean Girls 2' to start shooting in July   UPI / 4:04PM
    ATLANTA, June 11 (UPI) -- Director Melanie Mayron is to begin shooting a sequel to the film "Mean Girls" in the Atlanta area next month, Paramount Famous Productions said.
  • Thursday, June 3

  • NYC to pay ex-inmate record $9.9 million   UPI / 11:14PM
    NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- A man who spent 19 years in prison before his murder conviction was overturned will get a $9.9 million check from the city of New York, officials said Thursday.
  • Ex-Marine could be off hook in cow killing   UPI / 7:24PM
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 3 (UPI) -- Michigan prosecutors have offered a young ex-Marine a deal -- admit killing a pregnant cow and say his mother put him up to it and the charges will be dropped.
  • Witness sues over Adam Walsh files   UPI / 4:24PM
    HOLLYWOOD, Fla., June 3 (UPI) -- A lawsuit filed in South Florida demands copies of the investigative reports used to close the Adam Walsh kidnapping and slaying case.
  • Wednesday, June 2

  • Porn actor allegedly kills colleague   UPI / 5:54PM
    LOS ANGELES, June 2 (UPI) -- Police in Southern California were searching Wednesday for a porn actor who allegedly stabbed three colleagues, killing one of them.
  • 'Lost' star Garcia's dog killed by car   UPI / 11:14AM
    LOS ANGELES, June 2 (UPI) -- Jorge Garcia, one of the most popular stars of the recently wrapped TV show "Lost," says his cherished Chihuahua, Nunu, was killed by a car in Hawaii.
  • Tuesday, June 1

  • Hearing delayed in Fort Hood massacre   UPI / 2:44PM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, June 1 (UPI) -- A military judge in Texas Tuesday granted a four-month delay in an evidentiary hearing for Maj. Nidal Hasan, the accused Fort Hood gunman.
  • Accused killed was homeless, had cancer   UPI / 12:44PM
    APEX, N.C., June 1 (UPI) -- A man accused of killing his former girlfriend before killing himself in a Target store was homeless and sleeping in his truck, police in Apex, N.C. said.
  • Breaks proposed for beheader   UPI / 9:04AM
    WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 1 (UPI) -- A Canadian man who stabbed, beheaded and dismembered a passenger aboard a Greyhound bus in 2008 is ready for short breaks from his mental ward, a doctor says.
  • TV producer charged in wife's death   UPI / 7:24AM
    LOS ANGELES, June 1 (UPI) -- U.S. television producer Bruce Beresford-Redman has been charged with killing his wife Monica in Cancun in April, Mexican officials said.
  • Thursday, May 27

  • Son sues over nursing-home killing   UPI / 4:44PM
    DARTMOUTH, Mass., May 27 (UPI) -- The son of a 100-year-old woman allegedly beaten to death by her 98-year-old roommate has sued the suspect and the Massachusetts nursing home where they lived.
  • Wednesday, May 26

  • Spector named producer on wife's CD   UPI / 9:34AM
    LOS ANGELES, May 26 (UPI) -- Music icon Phil Spector, who is serving a prison sentence for homicide in California, is listed as a producer on his wife's new CD, Rolling Stone reported.
  • Tuesday, May 25

  • Former Yankees player agrees to settlement   UPI / 5:54PM
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 25 (UPI) -- Former New York Yankees player Jim Leyritz has agreed to pay $350,000 to the family of a woman killed in a 2007 car crash, family attorneys say.
  • Monday, May 24

  • One killed at party promoted on Facebook   UPI / 12:54PM
    NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- A New York man was fatally shot and five other people wounded at a middle-school reunion that drew hundreds after it was promoted on Facebook, police said.
  • Sunday, May 23

  • Mexico looking for ex-'Survivor' producer   UPI / 11:06AM
    MEXICO CITY, May 23 (UPI) -- Mexican officials, investigating the death of his wife, say they haven't been able to find a former U.S. producer of "Survivor" for several days.
  • Thursday, May 20

  • One of 'America's Most Wanted' nabbed   UPI / 10:24PM
    TUCSON, May 20 (UPI) -- A man featured on the national TV program "America's Most Wanted" was arrested in Arizona for a 2007 Tucson murder, officials said.
  • Tuesday, May 18

  • Travolta's dogs killed at Maine airport   UPI / 3:05PM
    BANGOR, Maine, May 18 (UPI) -- Maine's Bangor International Airport says two of film star John Travolta's dogs were killed in an accident on the premises last week.
  • Monday, May 17

  • Juan-Carlos Cruz pleads not guilty   UPI / 10:05PM
    LOS ANGELES, May 17 (UPI) -- Celebrity chef and author Juan-Carlos Cruz pleaded innocent in a Los Angeles court Monday to charges of solicitation of murder and attempted murder.
  • Sunday, May 16

  • 7-year-old Detroit girl shot and killed by police   AP / 9:34PM
    DETROIT -- Squatting on the stoop outside his Detroit home Sunday afternoon, the father of the 7-year-old girl killed earlier that day gazed at photos of his only daughter at her sixth birthday party.
  • Saturday, May 15

  • Deputy found dead after shooting   AP / 2:34PM
    A Pierce County sheriff's deputy suspected of killing his in-laws was found dead in his home Saturday morning, Tacoma, Wash., police said.
  • 'Commando' chef in slay-for-hire plot   UPI / 1:44PM
    SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 15 (UPI) -- A former Food Network star allegedly tried to hire homeless people to kill an unidentified target, police in Santa Monica, Calif., police charge.
  • Deputy found dead after shooting   AP / 12:34PM
    A Pierce County sheriff's deputy suspected of killing his in-laws was found dead in his home Saturday morning, Tacoma, Wash., police said.
  • 'Commando' chef in slay-for-hire plot   UPI / 10:14AM
    SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 15 (UPI) -- A former Food Network star allegedly tried to hire homeless people to kill an unidentified target, Santa Monica (Calif.) police charge.
  • Friday, May 14

  • Trial to begin in SoCal Y2k murders   UPI / 3:05PM
    SANTA ANA, Calif., May 14 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say they will lay out their case against a Southern California man who allegedly murdered his parents in 1999 for cash they had set aside for Y2K.
  • Thursday, May 13

  • Sterilizing, not killing, weeds suggested   UPI / 4:34PM
    WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Agriculture Department scientists say using herbicides to sterilize instead of killing weedy grasses might be more economical and environmentally sound.
  • Monday, May 10

  • Melissa Huckaby pleads guilty in killing of Sandra Cantu   AP / 4:34PM
    May 10--STOCKTON -- In a surprise move, Melissa Huckaby pleaded guilty today to killing 8-year-old Sandra Cantu.
  • Student convicted of killing Bradford   UPI / 1:14PM
    MEMPHIS, May 10 (UPI) -- A former University of Memphis student was found guilty of murder in the 2007 shooting death of Tigers football player Taylor Bradford.
  • Pal says Lillo Brancato sober, studying   UPI / 12:34PM
    NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- Actor Lillo Brancato has kicked his drug habit and earned his high-school equivalency degree while serving time in a New York prison, a friend says.
  • Saddened UVA lacrosse teams head for NCAA   UPI / 6:44AM
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 10 (UPI) -- With the cloud of tragedy hanging over them the University of Virginia men's and women's lacrosse teams are headed for their 16-team NCAA tournaments.
  • Thursday, May 6

  • CDC: Most U.S. teen deaths preventable   UPI / 6:24PM
    ATLANTA, May 6 (UPI) -- More than 16,000 U.S. teens ages 12-19 died each year from 1999 to 2006 -- most preventable, federal health officials said Thursday.
  • 2 killed in Army base explosion in Ala.   UPI / 10:54AM
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 6 (UPI) -- Two contract workers were killed in an explosion that occurred while they removed a propellant from rockets at a U.S. Army post in Alabama, authorities said.
  • Tuesday, May 4

  • Attorney: Va. student's death 'accident'   UPI / 3:24PM
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 4 (UPI) -- The death of a University of Virginia women's lacrosse player was an accident, the lawyer for the men's lacrosse team player charged with the crime said.
  • Monday, May 3

  • Va. lacrosse player held in killing   UPI / 3:24PM
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 3 (UPI) -- A member of the top-ranked Virginia men's lacrosse team has been charged with murder in the death of a member of the school's women's lacrosse team.
  • Sunday, May 2

  • 'Ambushed': Maplewood police officer is shot to death, setting off intense St. Paul manhunt   AP / 3:34AM
    May 2--The "officer down" call came from a jogger who happened upon the ambush shooting of Maplewood police Sgt. Joseph Bergeron in his squad car near St. Paul's Lake Phalen on Saturday morning.
  • Saturday, May 1

  • 3 arrested in magician's slaying   UPI / 10:54PM
    ANAHEIM, Calif., May 1 (UPI) -- Police arrested three people in the slaying of a 19-year-old magician known an "El Magnifico" who performed in Hollywood and had appeared on "The Tonight Show."
  • Maplewood officer slain in St. Paul; one suspect killed, second arrested   AP / 8:34PM
    May 1--A Maplewood police officer was shot and killed in St.
  • Life without parole in Williams killing   UPI / 2:24PM
    DENVER, May 1 (UPI) -- Willie Clark, who still claims he is innocent, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams.
  • Thursday, April 29

  • Sources: Canadian officer to plead guilty   UPI / 11:05PM
    BELLEVILLE, Ontario, April 29 (UPI) -- A former Canadian air base commander intends to plead guilty to murder, sexual assault and 82 burglary-related charges, sources close to the investigation say.
  • Wednesday, April 28

  • Soldier: Taliban death was 'mercy killing'   UPI / 11:14PM
    OTTAWA, April 28 (UPI) -- A Canadian soldier testified at a court-martial in Ottawa Wednesday that a team member killed a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan out of "mercy."
  • Police: Soldier killed wife, baby   UPI / 12:24PM
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 28 (UPI) -- A soldier who recently returned from Afghanistan killed his wife and 8-month-old baby before critically wounding himself, Anchorage, Alaska, police said.
  • Monday, April 26

  • Bones not those of missing girl   UPI / 1:34PM
    SATSUMA, Fla., April 26 (UPI) -- Bones and teeth recovered from a Florida river proved to be animal remains and not those of missing 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings, authorities said.
  • Saturday, April 24

  • Woman who severed baby's arms hospitalized   UPI / 6:24PM
    MCKINNEY, Texas, April 24 (UPI) -- A Texas woman who killed her baby daughter by cutting her arms off has been returned to a state mental hospital, authorities said.
  • Friday, April 23

  • Producer's e-mails leaked to gossip site   UPI / 10:34PM
    LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) -- A lawyer for a slain Los Angeles restaurant owner's family is asking the person who has been selling sensitive e-mail messages to a celebrity Web site to stop.
  • Thursday, April 22

  • Media seeks to open Detroit lawsuit   UPI / 6:44PM
    DETROIT, April 22 (UPI) -- Detroit news media have asked a court to unseal depositions in a lawsuit against the city by the family of a slain stripper.
  • S. Korea foils North's assassination plot   UPI / 11:44AM
    SEOUL, April 22 (UPI) -- South Korean officials said they averted an assassination plot against the highest-ranking communist official to have defected from North Korea.
  • Wednesday, April 21

  • Bones found near missing girl's home   UPI / 1:14PM
    SATSUMA, Fla., April 21 (UPI) -- Bones from the St. John's River in Florida may belong to missing 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings and tests will be conducted to determine that, authorities said.
  • Tuesday, April 20

  • Fight over TV producers' raw gang footage   UPI / 10:34PM
    NASHVILLE, April 20 (UPI) -- The makers of a TV documentary on gangs are fighting to keep raw footage of an interview with a Nashville gang leader from Tennessee prosecutors.
  • Monday, April 19

  • For some, wheel rims to die for   UPI / 10:14PM
    HOUSTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Shiny wheel rims called swangers, elbows and pokes are such status symbols in many U.S. cities some people will kill to acquire them, rim owners said.
  • Guilty verdict in hate crime killing   AP / 6:34PM
    A New York teenager convicted of a hate crime in the stabbing death of an Ecuadorian immigrant has avoided a possible life sentence for murder, officials said.
  • Saturday, April 17

  • FBI reportedly investigates Bullock threat   UPI / 1:04PM
    LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- The FBI has reportedly decided a tip about a plan to kill Oscar-winning star Sandra Bullock is "not credible."
  • Thursday, April 15

  • Iowa prep coach killer gets life in prison   UPI / 12:24PM
    ALLISON, Iowa, April 15 (UPI) -- An Iowa judge sentenced convicted killer Mark Becker to life in prison for the shooting death of a renowned high school football coach in front of his students.
  • Tuesday, April 13

  • Lawsuit alleges coverup in stripper death   UPI / 10:24PM
    DETROIT, April 13 (UPI) -- Depositions by ex-police officers suggest former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was involved in a coverup involving a stripper who was later killed.
  • Philly man sentenced in fatal accident   UPI / 5:44PM
    PHILADELPHIA, April 13 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia man was sentenced Tuesday to seven to 14 years in prison for running down and killing a visiting St. Louis baseball fan and injuring another.
  • Bicyclist killed by security vehicle   UPI / 8:04AM
    WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- A bicyclist was struck and killed in Washington by a military truck clearing an intersection for a Nuclear Security Summit motorcade, an official says.
  • Navy jet crashes, killing at least 3   UPI / 12:14AM
    BLUE RIDGE, Ga., April 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. Navy jet smashed into thick woods in Georgia Monday afternoon, killing at least three of the four people on board, authorities said.
  • Monday, April 12

  • Report: Producer to be arrested   UPI / 11:14AM
    CANCUN, Mexico, April 12 (UPI) -- U.S. producer Bruce Beresford-Redman was expected to be arrested as a suspect in his wife's strangulation death, officials told ABC's "Good Morning America."
  • Web site gives military alcohol assessment   UPI / 1:24AM
    WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass., April 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense says it is encouraging service members and their families to take an anonymous online assessment to detect alcohol problems.
  • Sunday, April 11

  • 7 shot near French Quarter in New Orleans   UPI / 12:54PM
    NEW ORLEANS, April 11 (UPI) -- New Orleans police said they were investigating a shooting that wounded seven people outside a McDonald's near the French Quarter.
  • Saturday, April 10

  • Jailed Canadian military officer gets paid   UPI / 8:05AM
    NAPANEE, Ontario, April 10 (UPI) -- A Canadian military officer charged with two killings is still receiving his pay but will have to repay the salary if he is convicted, officials say.
  • Friday, April 9

  • Board bans Jackson doc from using propofol   UPI / 10:44PM
    HOUSTON, April 9 (UPI) -- The Texas Medical Board has barred cardiologist Conrad Murray from administering the anesthetic propofol following his patient Michael Jackson's death.
  • Death of producer's wife investigated   UPI / 1:05PM
    LOS ANGELES, April 9 (UPI) -- Bruce Beresford-Redman, a U.S. television producer detained and questioned in Mexico about the death of his wife, was not charged, officials said.
  • Thursday, April 8

  • Ex 'Survivor' producer suspect in homicide   UPI / 4:24PM
    SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 8 (UPI) -- Former "Survivor" producer Bruce Beresford-Redman has been detained as a suspect in the death of his wife, Monica, a Mexican official said.
  • Military homicide suspect on hunger strike   UPI / 10:54AM
    NAPANEE, Ontario, April 8 (UPI) -- A Canadian military officer jailed in Ontario on homicide and sexual assault charges reportedly has gone on a hunger strike after a foiled suicide attempt.
  • Monday, April 5

  • Jackson doctor to keep medical license   UPI / 8:54PM
    LOS ANGELES, April 5 (UPI) -- Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's personal physician, will keep his California medical license until at least June, a Los Angeles judge said Monday.
  • Badu says video is 'misunderstood'   UPI / 1:44PM
    DALLAS, April 5 (UPI) -- Erykah Badu says "Window Seat," the video in which she appears naked where President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas, is being "grossly misunderstood."
  • Homicide-accused officer on suicide watch   UPI / 9:14AM
    NAPANEE, Ontario, April 5 (UPI) -- A Canadian military colonel charged with two murders and two sexual assaults attempted suicide during the weekend, prison sources told the QMI Agency.
  • Sunday, April 4

  • Butler can't shoot, doesn't lose   AP / 1:34PM
    Apr. 4--INDIANAPOLIS -- This time, it didn't look as if its defense would save Butler from continuing its unlikely march through the NCAA tournament, because the Bulldogs' offense couldn't make a shot from anywhere on the floor.
  • Saturday, April 3

  • Police to cite Badu with disorderly conduct for stripping during video shoot   AP / 2:34PM
    Apr. 3--Erykah Badu took her clothes off, but Dallas officials have decided it is the city that feels stripped of its dignity.
  • Thursday, April 1

  • 37 percent in healthcare got H1N1 flu shot   UPI / 5:34PM
    ATLANTA, April 1 (UPI) -- The number of U.S. healthcare personnel who received the seasonal flu shot was highest than any other year, but still too low, health officials said.
  • Fort Hood shooter to be moved to jail   UPI / 1:14PM
    SAN ANTONIO, April 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army major charged in the November shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, was poised to be transferred from a hospital to a jail cell, his lawyer said.
  • Wednesday, March 31

  • No death penalty sought in NYC hit   UPI / 12:54PM
    NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors say they will not seek the death penalty for a New York man charged with plotting to kill a relative of Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider.
  • Sunday, March 28

  • Hip-hop mogul Simmons urges gang peace   UPI / 2:14PM
    NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- Hip-hop music mogul Russell Simmons returned to his roots in Queens in New York to urge minority youth and warring gangs to stop killing each other.
  • Mountaineers stun cold-shooting UK to get to Final Four   AP / 4:34AM
    Mar. 28--With its season-long quest for the Final Four one victory away, Kentucky picked a bad time to repeat its penchant to shoot poorly from three-point range and the foul line.
  • Saturday, March 27

  • Student arrested in running back's slaying   UPI / 5:44PM
    MIAMI, March 27 (UPI) -- A fellow Florida International University student has turned himself in for the slaying of running back Kendall Berry, authorities said Saturday.
  • Wednesday, March 24

  • Depositions ordered in slain stripper case   UPI / 2:24PM
    DETROIT, March 24 (UPI) -- A judge says the wife and father of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick can be deposed in a lawsuit brought by the family of an exotic dancer killed in 2003.
  • Marine wins key ruling in Haditha case   UPI / 8:24AM
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- A judge wants proof that generals did not unduly influence the case of a U.S. Marine charged in the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, officials said.
  • Monday, March 22

  • 'Fatal Vision' killer seeks new trial   UPI / 5:34PM
    RICHMOND, Va., March 22 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Jeffrey MacDonald say DNA findings could clear the former North Carolina Green Beret in the murder of his wife and two daughters 40 years ago.
  • Wild boar crashes office, shot by police   UPI / 4:35PM
    HAMBURG, Germany, March 22 (UPI) -- German police said they shot and killed a wild boar that crashed into an office building through a window and caused $18,000 worth of damage.
  • Alaska defending wolf-killing program   UPI / 1:24PM
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 22 (UPI) -- Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials said they will create a video intended to dispel concerns about a wolf-killing program in the state.
  • Thursday, March 18

  • Payments due to Kilpatrick attorney   UPI / 12:05PM
    DETROIT, March 18 (UPI) -- A spokesman for Kwame Kilpatrick says the city of Detroit should be responsible for back payments to one of the former mayor's attorneys.
  • Friday, March 12

  • Yellow fever killed rare monkeys   UPI / 10:54AM
    POSADAS, Argentina, March 12 (UPI) -- A yellow fever outbreak killed 59 rare howler monkeys in northeastern Argentina, said scientists investigating the 2007-08 die-off.
  • Thursday, March 11

  • Teacher likely killed by wolves, troopers say: Authorities seek to capture or kill animals   AP / 11:34PM
    Mar. 12--Alaska State Troopers today said a woman found dead in Chignik Lake early this week was most likely killed in a wolf attack, and state authorities are on their way there to try to capture or kill the animals.
  • Identifying serial killer's pics of women   UPI / 10:24PM
    SANTA ANA, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- California prosecutors asked the public for help in identifying women pictured in photographs found in the home and storage locker of a convicted serial killer.
  • Hustler loses bid for crime scene photos   UPI / 3:54PM
    DECATUR, Ga., March 11 (UPI) -- A Georgia judge blocked the release of crime scene pictures of a woman's nude, decapitated body to Hustler magazine.
  • Wednesday, March 10

  • Jury deliberating in Williams murder case   UPI / 3:54PM
    DENVER, March 10 (UPI) -- Jurors in the trial of a man accused of killing Denver Broncos player Darrent Williams deliberated for a second day Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, March 9

  • Alcala sentenced to death in California   UPI / 11:35PM
    LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- A California jury Tuesday decided convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala should be executed for killing four women and a 12-year-old girl during the late '70s.
  • Ga, refuses to release homicide photos   UPI / 6:44PM
    ATLANTA, March 9 (UPI) -- Several Georgia legislators want a law to ensure disturbing crime scene photos cannot be released to the news media, including Hustler magazine.
  • Soldier to face murder court-martial   UPI / 6:14PM
    SEATTLE, March 9 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army soldier accused of killing two others stationed at her Washington military base will face general court-martial, military authorities say.
  • January freeze killed acres of Fla. coral   UPI / 2:34PM
    MIAMI, March 9 (UPI) -- A January chill in South Florida killed hundreds of acres of corals in the Florida Keys, scientists say.
  • Monday, March 8

  • 3 shot inside financial services firm at Dallas bank building   AP / 7:34PM
    Mar. 8--A man apparently disgruntled with a financial service company opened fire on two employees Monday morning at a Dallas high-rise office building before he shot himself as police closed in on him, authorities said.
  • Families sue serial killer for damages   UPI / 12:14PM
    ALLENTOWN, Pa., March 8 (UPI) -- Eight Pennsylvania families are seeking damages from a penniless former nurse serving life in prison for killing 29 patients, authorities said.
  • Lakers miss a shot to end skid   AP / 8:35AM
    Mar. 8--ORLANDO, Fla. -- Kobe Bryant got the shot he wanted, a jumper from 20 feet, just to the right of the free-throw line, with the Lakers trailing the Orlando Magic by two points with 1.2 seconds remaining.
  • Saturday, March 6

  • Fatal arson called part of insurance scam   UPI / 11:44AM
    CICERO, Ill., March 6 (UPI) -- The owner of a Chicago-area apartment building where a fire killed seven people had the blaze set to cash in on a $250,000 insurance payout, prosecutors said.
  • Thursday, March 4

  • Trial opens for SoCal pharmacy student   UPI / 1:04PM
    SANTA ANA, Calif., March 4 (UPI) -- A Southern California pharmacy student strangled his elderly mother during an argument over his career choice, prosecutors alleged Thursday.
  • Wednesday, March 3

  • Cult trio faces prison in starvation death   UPI / 1:34PM
    BALTIMORE, March 3 (UPI) -- A Baltimore judge has set a spring sentencing date for three members of a religious cult convicted of starving a toddler to death.
  • Kentucky drops killer's death sentence   UPI / 12:54PM
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 3 (UPI) -- A Louisville, Ky., judge set aside the death sentence of a convicted killer who agreed to drop his long-running appeal.
  • Ex-hockey player faces murder charge   UPI / 12:34PM
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 3 (UPI) -- A former minor league hockey player has agreed to extradition from Colorado to face charges of killing another immigrant from Kazakhstan in North Carolina.
  • Md. street racer gets 15 years for crash   UPI / 11:24AM
    WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- A Washington-area judge has sentenced the driver in a deadly street race that killed eight people to 15 years in prison.
  • Tuesday, March 2

  • Husband with guilty conscience gets life   UPI / 11:24PM
    BELTON, Texas, March 2 (UPI) -- A man who confessed to police last year he killed his wife in 1994 was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison in a case prosecutors said involved "blood money."
  • Plants' root-shoot mechanism studied   UPI / 5:14PM
    LA JOLLA, Calif., March 2 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've identified the genetic interactions plant embryos use to determine which end grows the shoot and which end puts down roots.
  • Trump: Amanda Knox is innocent   UPI / 3:44PM
    NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- Celebrity developer and reality TV star Donald Trump says he will boycott Italy while U.S. college student Amanda Knox remains in prison for a 2007 homicide.
  • Thursday, February 25

  • Suit over alleged police beating proceeds   UPI / 10:05PM
    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A federal judge has ruled a California woman's lawsuit against Oakland police over the death of her son should go to trial.
  • Expert: No warning whale would attack   UPI / 12:14PM
    ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The animal behavior expert at Florida's SeaWorld Orlando says officials had no indication that the killer whale Tillikum would take the life of a trainer.
  • Wednesday, February 24

  • Damon in talks to play RFK in film   UPI / 9:04PM
    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Actor and Massachusetts native Matt Damon is in talks to headline a new film about assassinated Sen. Robert Kennedy, Deadline Hollywood said.
  • CDC: Flu shot for all 6 months and older   UPI / 8:44PM
    ATLANTA, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted Wednesday to recommend a flu shot for everyone over the age of six months, officials said.
  • Witness: Slain Bronco was bystander   UPI / 1:24PM
    DENVER, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A witness testified that Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams was not involved in the trouble at a nightclub that culminated in his being shot to death.
  • Lowery guilty of killing Ramones manager   UPI / 12:14PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A jury in New York has convicted Natavia Lowery of beating to death her boss, Linda Stein, a celebrity real estate agent and former manager of the Ramones.
  • Tuesday, February 23

  • Depp defends West Memphis Three   UPI / 5:14PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Johnny Depp is to appear on TV's "48 Hours Mystery" to protest the controversial murder convictions of the West Memphis Three.
  • Men in stolen car shot on AF base   UPI / 4:34PM
    GLENDALE, Ariz., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Guards at an U.S. Air Force base in Arizona opened fire when two men in a stolen car drove through the gate, killing one of them, officials said Tuesday.
  • Jayson Williams sentenced to five years   UPI / 12:05PM
    SOMERVILLE, N.J., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Former New Jersey Nets star Jayson Williams was sentenced in Somerville, N.J.,Tuesday to five years in prison for the 2002 shooting death of his driver.
  • Friday, February 12

  • Those with social networks get flu shot   UPI / 6:34PM
    HEFEI, China, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- People who have a lot of contact with others often influence others to get a flu shot voluntarily, researchers in China said.
  • Nancy Kerrigan: Brother not a killer   UPI / 4:14PM
    BOSTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan says she believes the Massachusetts homicide charges against her brother are not justified.
  • Google Street View shows murder scene   UPI / 2:54PM
    WINDSOR, Ontario, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The Google software company agreed to a request from the Canadian city of Windsor, Ontario, to remove its Street View images of a murder scene.
  • $10.5 million awarded for teen's death   UPI / 2:05PM
    PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A $10.5 million settlement has been reached between Philadelphia and the family of a teenager who died at a Tennessee treatment center, court records show.
  • Canadian officer probe extends to 2006   UPI / 7:54AM
    TRENTON, Ontario, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The investigation into a Canadian air force colonel accused of two killings and two sexual assaults has extended back to underwear thefts in 2006, police said.
  • Biker investigation leads to litigation   UPI / 12:14AM
    PHOENIX, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A federal agent who went undercover to investigate the Hells Angels is involved in cross-litigation with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
  • Thursday, February 11

  • Court set to free Montreal nun-killer   UPI / 1:44PM
    MONTREAL, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- An epileptic Canadian man who killed an 80-year-old Montreal nun during a seizure in 2007 will be set free next week, a judge said.
  • Canadian military reeling over arrest   UPI / 10:14AM
    TRENTON, Ontario, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Some Canadian soldiers are reluctant to wear their uniforms in public after a base-commanding colonel was charged with two homicides in Ontario, officials say.
  • Wednesday, February 10

  • Defendant says video proves innocence   UPI / 9:54PM
    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- An alleged serial killer on trial in California says a video clip of his appearance as a contestant on a 1978 television game show proves his innocence.
  • Judge backs televangelist regarding suit   UPI / 1:34PM
    WATERLOO, Ill., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A judge in Monroe County, Ill., said a lapsed deadline means televangelist Joyce Meyer will not be deposed as part of a wrongful-death lawsuit.
  • Tuesday, February 9

  • Suspect Canadian colonel's past probed   UPI / 2:54PM
    TRENTON, Ontario, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The past of a Canadian air force colonel charged with two homicides and sex attacks in Ontario was being probed internationally Tuesday, police said.
  • Jackson's mom calls Murray 'a monster'   UPI / 1:04PM
    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Katherine Jackson Monday called the doctor charged in connection with her U.S. pop icon son Michael's death a monster.
  • Monday, February 8

  • Doctor pleads not guilty in Jackson death   UPI / 6:06PM
    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's personal physician pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges Monday in Los Angeles in connection with the pop icon's death.
  • Sunday, February 7

  • 'My Way' a dangerous song in Philippines   UPI / 4:14PM
    GENERAL SANTOS, Philippines, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Singing the U.S. hit "My Way" in a karaoke bar in the Philippines can result in death as part of a troubling trend across the country, authorities say.
  • Sentence in 'Alpha Dog' case upheld   UPI / 12:55PM
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A judge in Santa Barbara County, Calif., said he is upholding the life prison sentence given in the murder case that inspired the film "Alpha Dog."
  • Friday, February 5

  • Jackson's doctor to be charged Monday   UPI / 4:24PM
    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's personal physician is to be charged Monday in connection with the singer's June 2009 death, Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday.
  • Expert suspects tiger or bull sharks killed kiteboarder: Wednesday's fatal shark attack was first in Stuart   AP / 6:34AM
    Feb. 5--STUART -- The shark that killed a kiteboarder off Stuart this week was an 8- or 9-foot shark in the requiem family, a group which includes bull sharks and tiger sharks, a shark attack expert who examined the body said Thursday evening.
  • Thursday, February 4

  • Sweat lodge leader pleads not guilty   UPI / 11:34PM
    SEDONA, Ariz., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The motivational speaker charged in the deaths of three participants in an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony pleaded not guilty Thursday.
  • Lawyer: MJ's doctor to plead innocent   UPI / 1:44PM
    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Conrad Murray's attorney says Michael Jackson's former personal physician will plead innocent if charged with involuntary manslaughter as expected.
  • Man executed for convenience store killing   UPI / 12:14PM
    LUCASVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Death row inmate Mark Brown was executed via lethal injection Thursday in Ohio for the murders of two men at a convenience store, authorities say.
  • Wednesday, February 3

  • Rapper convicted of killing jazz musician   UPI / 12:04AM
    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Swedish hip-hop artist David Jassy has been convicted in Los Angeles of second-degree murder in the 2008 death of jazz pianist John Osnes.
  • Tuesday, February 2

  • Lawyer: MJ's doctor prepared for charges   UPI / 8:34PM
    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Conrad Murray's attorney says Michael Jackson's physician is in Los Angeles and prepared to go to court if he is charged in the death of the pop icon.
  • Monday, February 1

  • NASA's Constellation project killed   UPI / 4:24PM
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The proposed FY 2011 federal budget kills NASA's much heralded Constellation program, as expected, but provides the space agency with $100 billion overall.
  • Merhige arraignment hearing postponed   UPI / 3:04PM
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- An arraignment hearing for a Florida man accused of killing four family members Thanksgiving Day has been postponed, officials say.
  • Jury selection stops in home invasion case   UPI / 12:54PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The judge in the trial of a man accused of a triple homicide in Connecticut halted jury selection Monday because of a defendant drug overdose, sources say.
  • Sunday, January 31

  • Togo captain blasts African soccer ban   UPI / 2:24PM
    PARIS, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A move by soccer officials to ban Togo from the next two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments is outrageous, the team captain says.
  • Saturday, January 30

  • Woman charged with shooting son's ex-wife   AP / 6:35PM
    A 70-year-old woman has been charged with killing her son's ex-wife outside a Salt Lake City day-care center where the younger woman worked.
  • Friday, January 29

  • Report: Charges near in M. Jackson case   UPI / 5:54PM
    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles district attorney's office is preparing to charge Michael Jackson's personal physician in his death, multiple law enforcement sources told TMZ.
  • Thursday, January 28

  • Ohio lottery winner killed in car accident   UPI / 5:24PM
    CRYSTAL ROCK, Ohio, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- An Ohio woman who was out celebrating her recent lottery win was killed by a motorist as she walked along a highway, police said.
  • Wednesday, January 27

  • Virgina court mulls SEAL's murder case   UPI / 5:54PM
    RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A Virginia appeals court is expected to rule this spring in the case of a former U.S. Navy SEAL trainee convicted in a 1995 murder, attorneys say.
  • Serial killer victim of medical neglect?   UPI / 2:24AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A serial killer who died in the New York prison where he was serving a 250-year sentence may have been a victim of medical neglect, a report says.
  • Tuesday, January 26

  • Doctor says mother over-dosed child   UPI / 3:44PM
    BROCKTON, Mass., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts mother charged with murdering her daughter, frequently increased doses of the child's medication without approval, a psychiatrist testified.
  • Monday, January 25

  • Death penalty sought for wildfire suspect   UPI / 5:24PM
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- California prosecutors say they are seeking the death penalty against a man charged with starting a deadly 2003 wildfire.
  • Canadian faces prisoner-killing trial   UPI / 10:24AM
    OTTAWA, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A Canadian soldier faced a military trial Monday in Ontario on charges he shot a wounded Taliban insurgent in Afghanistan, court observers say.
  • Saturday, January 23

  • Army orders Fort Hood review   UPI / 1:44PM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Army is to review whether leaders were negligent in supervising accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the U.S. Defense Department said.
  • Friday, January 22

  • Murdered lawyer's ex-wife denied parole   UPI / 1:05PM
    SAN DIEGO, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A San Diego woman whose anger prompted her to fatally shoot her ex-husband and his new wife can't be paroled now, the California Parole Board has ruled.
  • Thursday, January 21

  • Officer sues Amtrak over foot shooting   UPI / 3:34PM
    PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A former Amtrak police officer claims in his Pennsylvania lawsuit the passenger rail corporation is liable for a woman taking his gun and shooting his foot.
  • Tuesday, January 19

  • Cincy prepares for lynchings exhibition   UPI / 11:54AM
    CINCINNATI, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Officials of Cincinnati's National Underground Railroad Freedom Center say they know an exhibition of photographs of lynchings will be controversial.
  • Monday, January 18

  • Judge warns Detroit about lawsuit delays   UPI / 12:44PM
    DETROIT, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A federal judge said the city of Detroit and its former mayor have until this week to turn over records in a lawsuit filed by the family of an exotic dancer.
  • Sunday, January 17

  • Raiders' Walker to testify in murder trial   UPI / 9:04AM
    DENVER, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A Denver judge subpoenaed Oakland Raiders wide receiver Javon Walker to testify in the trial of the alleged killer of Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams.
  • Friday, January 15

  • Rapper Jimmy O. killed in Haitian quake   UPI / 7:24PM
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Haitian rapper Jean "Jimmy O." Alexandre, who was part of Wyclef Jean's non-profit Yele Haiti foundation, was killed in this week's earthquake, MTV said Friday.
  • Lawsuit over coerced confessions revived   UPI / 3:54PM
    SAN DIEGO, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. appeals court has resurrected a lawsuit against five police officers by a California family whose teenage son falsely confessed to killing his sister.
  • Three dead after Fla. shooting rampage   AP / 1:34PM
    A Florida deputy has died after being shot by a man suspected of killing two women and seriously wounding two others in a shooting rampage, police said.
  • Thursday, January 14

  • Feds investigating Midwest wolf killings   UPI / 8:44PM
    MILWAUKEE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Federal officials said they are investigating the killing of 16 gray wolves in three Midwestern states, including Wisconsin, where they are federally protected.
  • Wednesday, January 13

  • Cop counters Phoenix mom's murder appeal   UPI / 4:24PM
    PHOENIX, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A retired Phoenix detective says he is still convinced Debra Milke was aware of what was going on as he questioned her in 1989 about the death of her young son.
  • Drug found in slain Pittsburgh mom, baby   UPI / 11:24AM
    PITTSBURGH, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A toxicologist testified that an expectant Pennsylvania woman appeared to have been drugged shortly before she was killed and her baby removed from her body.
  • Monday, January 11

  • Jayson Williams in plea deal   UPI / 11:24AM
    SOMERVILLE, N.J., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Former NBA player Jayson Williams pleaded guilty to an assault charge Monday and will be sentenced to prison for the 2002 death of a limousine driver.
  • Sunday, January 10

  • Celebrity murder case set to begin   UPI / 3:34PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Linda Stein's assistant, set to go on trial, says in a video confession she did not mean to kill the New York celebrity real estate agent, officials allege.
  • Togo players to go home from Angola   UPI / 12:14PM
    LUANDA, Angola, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Players on Togo's national soccer team will return home from Angola after all, team captain Emmanuel Adebayor told French radio Sunday.
  • Friday, January 8

  • Stepdad: Playboy model was afraid of beau   UPI / 2:14PM
    MIAMI, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Paula Sladewski's stepfather says the Playboy model found dead and burned in a Miami trash bin this week had been afraid of her boyfriend.
  • Thursday, January 7

  • Mountain lion killed in residential area   UPI / 8:14PM
    YUCAIPA, Calif., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Officers in California killed a mountain lion, which had recently preyed on house pets, after finding it in a residential backyard, authorities said.
  • Innocent pleas over scientist's death   UPI / 1:54PM
    HEBRON, Ky., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A woman and her son have pleaded innocent to charges they abducted schizophrenic scientist Walter Sartory in Kentucky and later killed the man.
  • Detroit homicides up despite late '09 drop   UPI / 12:34PM
    DETROIT, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Detroit's homicide rate slightly increased in 2009, although there was a dramatic drop over the last half of the year, Detroit police figures indicated.
  • Tuesday, January 5

  • Court officer, suspect killed in federal courthouse shooting   AP / 1:34PM
    Jan. 5--The gunman who opened fire in the federal courthouse this morning, killing a security officer and wounding a deputy U.S. marshal, was Johnny Lee Wicks, according to a law enforcement source.
  • Former NBA star Williams charged with DWI   UPI / 10:44AM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Jayson Williams was charged Tuesday with driving while intoxicated after a crash in Manhattan, authorities say.
  • Monday, January 4

  • Docs: Accused Fla. shooter unfit for trial   UPI / 2:14PM
    ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A Florida man accused of a shooting rampage at an architectural firm isn't competent to stand trial, doctors said Monday.
  • Sunday, January 3

  • Alleged Thanksgiving killer to be charged   UPI / 10:54PM
    JUPITER, Fla., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A man arrested for fatally shooting four family members during Thanksgiving dinner in South Florida will be charged with murder, prosecutors say.
  • Saturday, January 2

  • Music producer Stewart charged with murder   UPI / 3:54PM
    HAMPTON, Ga., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Music producer Demetrius Lee Stewart is facing murder charges in Georgia for a deadly shooting at his home in Hampton, authorities say.
  • Kilpatrick faces another lawsuit   UPI / 12:24AM
    DETROIT, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A lawyer representing the family of a slain stripper has asked a judge to order former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to turn over e-mails.
  • Wednesday, December 30

  • Wis. firefighter killed, 4 hurt in blast   UPI / 6:54PM
    ST. ANNA, Wis., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin firefighter was killed and four others hurt when an explosion rocked a foundry, officials said Wednesday.
  • 60 birds killed near Oakland airport   UPI / 5:44PM
    OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- About 60 birds shot last week near a San Francisco-area airport are believed to have been killed by a contractor clearing birds away from the runways.
  • Saturday, December 26

  • N. Ireland to host 'Killing Bono' filming   UPI / 1:14PM
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- "Killing Bono," a movie about a rock band that tried to get off the ground at the same time U2 was getting started, is to be shot in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • NATO: Taliban commander killed   AP / 11:34AM
    A Taliban commander allegedly responsible for planning attacks against NATO forces was killed by security forces in Afghanistan Saturday, officials said.
  • Friday, December 25

  • Standoff ends, suspect arrested   UPI / 6:54PM
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A suspect in a North Carolina slaying was captured in a Colorado hotel after a Friday morning standoff with police, officials said.
  • Thursday, December 24

  • Canadian, Afghan killed in Afghanistan   UPI / 7:54AM
    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A roadside bomb killed a Canadian officer and an Afghan soldier on foot patrol near Kandahar City, Canadian defense officials said Thursday.
  • Wednesday, December 23

  • 'Most Wanted' focuses on family killing   UPI / 11:34AM
    JUPITER, Fla., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh said his TV show is doing a segment on Paul Merhige, who is accused of killing four relatives in Jupiter, Fla.
  • Tuesday, December 22

  • Lawyer: Hasan forbidden to pray in Arabic   UPI / 10:34PM
    SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The Army major charged with fatally shooting 13 people at Fort Hood in Texas has been barred from praying in Arabic on the telephone, his lawyer says.
  • Monday, December 21

  • Pastor warns of 'Goth' culture after plot   UPI / 11:05AM
    WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The pastor of a Canadian church where two teens had planned a mass killing says their arrests hold a lesson for parents about "Goth" culture.
  • Saturday, December 19

  • Police seek TV tapes of husband   UPI / 7:04PM
    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Police in West Valley City, Utah, have asked TV stations in the Salt Lake City area to turn over video footage of interviews with a missing woman's husband.
  • Mother sentenced to 120 years for deaths   UPI / 2:44PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A District of Columbia woman who kept the decomposing bodies of her four daughters in her home has been sentenced to 120 years in prison, officials said.
  • Friday, December 18

  • Nesbitt, Driver start shooting 'The Deep'   UPI / 2:34PM
    LONDON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- James Nesbitt, Minnie Driver and Goran Visnjic have begun shooting the television miniseries "The Deep" in Glasgow, Scotland, the BBC announced.
  • Thursday, December 17

  • Judge: No autopsy for executed inmate   UPI / 7:05PM
    NASHVILLE, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A Tennessee judge has granted an executed inmate's request to go to his grave without an autopsy.
  • Fort Hood suspect moved out of ICU   UPI / 4:05PM
    SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Army psychologist Nidal Hasan, accused in the deadly Fort Hood shootings, is out of intensive care in San Antonio, his defense lawyer says.
  • Wednesday, December 16

  • Judge refuses to toss faith-healing case   UPI / 5:24PM
    OREGON CITY, Ore., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- An Oregon judge has rejected claims of entrapment made by lawyers for a couple who refused to seek medical treatment for their teenage son, who died.
  • Death row inmate wants to donate organs   UPI / 4:24PM
    SALEM, Ore., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- An Oregon death row inmate says he is seeking permission from state prison authorities to donate his organs.
  • Slain dancer's family seeking records   UPI / 12:54PM
    DETROIT, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The family of an exotic dancer shot dead in 2003 is seeking medical records from a Detroit hospital regarding treatment the woman received, court filings show.
  • Tuesday, December 15

  • Judge asked to dismiss Va. Tech suit   UPI / 2:54PM
    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Lawyers for the state of Virginia say a suit by the families of two students killed at Virginia Tech should be dismissed.
  • Canadian Liberals post assassination photo   UPI / 2:14PM
    OTTAWA, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Canada's federal Liberal party apologized Tuesday for posting an altered photo on the Internet of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper being assassinated.
  • Murder count dropped in road-rage case   UPI / 12:44PM
    LAS VEGAS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier on leave from Iraq will likely face a manslaughter charge in the death of a Las Vegas man during a road rage incident, a prosecutor said.
  • Monday, December 14

  • D.J. struck by truck and killed in N.Y.   UPI / 2:35PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A British-born disc jockey was struck by a truck and killed as she rode her bicycle in New York, police said.
  • Sunday, December 13

  • Couple says not negligent in son's death   UPI / 9:44PM
    OREGON CITY, Ore., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Oregon parents charged with criminally negligent homicide in the spiritual-healing death of their son say they will ask that the charges be dismissed.
  • Hasan lawyer: Soldier deserves fair trial   UPI / 7:05PM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A lawyer says he has agreed to defend the Army major charged in the Nov. 5 massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, because all soldiers deserve a fair trial.
  • Friday, December 11

  • Radio host beaten to death in Glasgow   UPI / 1:24PM
    GLASGOW, Scotland, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Radio presenter Nasim Jamil, who was discovered slain in her Glasgow, Scotland, home this week, died of severe head injuries, police said.
  • Endangered whooping crane shot in Ind.   UPI / 1:04AM
    CAYUGA, Ind., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- One of only about 500 whooping cranes remaining in the world has been killed in Indiana, wildlife law enforcement agents said.
  • Thursday, December 10

  • Ex-NBA star Williams wants to keep lawyers   UPI / 2:14PM
    SOMERVILLE, N.J., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Jayson Williams said he wants his lawyers to continue representing him in a manslaughter case in Somerset County, N.J.
  • Monday, December 7

  • Free's ex-girlfriend slain in shooting   UPI / 3:05PM
    BROOKLYN, N.Y., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The former girlfriend of ex-NBA star World B. Free has been slain in a Brooklyn, N.Y., shooting incident, police and relatives say.
  • Friday, December 4

  • Soldier charged with killing 2 comrades   UPI / 1:44AM
    WATERTOWN, N.Y., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A soldier stationed at Fort Drum in New York who returned from Iraq earlier this year has been charged with killing two comrades.
  • Thursday, December 3

  • Autopsy delayed for executed inmate   UPI / 5:44PM
    NASHVILLE, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The body of a man executed this week in Tennessee waits in limbo while a judge decides whether an autopsy must be performed against his wishes.
  • Dog killed by deer, not deer hunters   UPI / 11:54AM
    TEWKSBURY, N.J., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A New Jersey dog was killed by a buck deer it was chasing, not by deer hunters, as its owner has assumed, officials say.
  • Wednesday, December 2

  • Formaldehyde in carpet clears courthouse   UPI / 7:14PM
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Watery eyes, coughing and burning resulting from formaldehyde in a Tennessee courtroom's new carpet caused a judge to delay a homicide trial, he said.
  • Blood found in Yale suspect's apartment   UPI / 6:44PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A search of Yale University slaying suspect Raymond Clark's apartment yielded blood in plain view, police allege.
  • New charges filed in Fort Hood killings   UPI / 5:14PM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, was charged with 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder Wednesday, officials said.
  • Census worker's son argues suicide finding   UPI / 11:14AM
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The son of a U.S. Census worker found dead in a remote area of Kentucky said he disagrees with the police finding that his father killed himself.
  • Tuesday, December 1

  • 20,000 chickens killed in Ga. fire   UPI / 11:34PM
    CUMMING, Ga., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A roaring fire in a Georgia poultry farm barn Tuesday afternoon killed more than 20,000 chickens, fire officials said.
  • High Court cites PTSD in death sentence   UPI / 2:44PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled post-traumatic stress disorder must be considered when applying the death sentence.
  • Pentagon studied personnel radicalization   UPI / 11:24AM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A 2005 report to the Pentagon dealt with spotting U.S. service members who may have been "radicalized" by outside influences, USA Today reported Tuesday.
  • Jackson charges not likely until 2010   UPI / 10:44AM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- If Los Angeles authorities file charges in Michael Jackson's homicide it won't be until 2010 because there is so much evidence to review, sources say.
  • Monday, November 30

  • 'Funny Story' to start shooting in NY   UPI / 10:34PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Writer-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are to begin shooting their latest movie, "It's Kind of a Funny Story," in New York, Focus Features said Monday.
  • Reward offered in Thanksgiving Day slaying   UPI / 11:44AM
    DETROIT, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A $10,000 reward is being offered in the nationwide hunt for a suspect in a quadruple slaying in Florida who may be heading to Michigan, officials said.
  • Wednesday, November 25

  • Guilty pleas in Bay Area highway shooting   UPI / 1:44PM
    OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Two defendants have pleaded guilty to shooting at cars with a pellet gun in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Tuesday, November 24

  • Stray shot in Mexico kills Texas woman   UPI / 5:54PM
    MATAMOROS, Mexico, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Investigators were trying to determine who fired the stray bullet that killed a young Brownsville, Texas, woman visiting a friend in Mexico.
  • Police: Ky. census worker killed himself   UPI / 3:05PM
    LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. census worker found dead in Kentucky tried to fake a homicide while actually taking his own life, investigators said Tuesday.
  • Jackson: Spielberg done shooting 'Tintin'   UPI / 1:54PM
    LONDON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg has finished shooting his big-screen version of the iconic Belgian comic-book series "Tintin," producer Peter Jackson said.
  • Monday, November 23

  • BRIEF: Three slain in Barren County: Two facing charges in migrant workers' deaths   AP / 3:35PM
    Nov. 23--Two Cave City men were arrested and charged in connection with the slayings of three migrant farm workers whose bodies were found in a Barren County field Sunday.
  • Sunday, November 22

  • Accused teen girl-killer's options weighed   UPI / 5:24PM
    ST. MARTINS, Mo., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Child welfare and judicial officials in Missouri are trying to determine how to deal with a 15-year-old girl accused of child murder, observers say.
  • Police chase, shoot killer in Oregon   AP / 3:34AM
    A driver in Oregon who fatally shot a passenger in another car who appeared to be a random target was killed by police after a high-speed chase, officials said.
  • Saturday, November 21

  • Bullets, threat found at Fort Benning   UPI / 11:44PM
    FORT BENNING, Ga., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A box of hollow-point bullets and a note threatening a Fort Hood-style massacre were found at Fort Benning, Ga., a source told the Army Times.
  • Hospital hearing for Hasan   UPI / 11:14PM
    SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood became a pretrial detainee Saturday after a hospital bedside hearing, his lawyer said.
  • Air Force nurse innocent of killings   UPI / 8:34PM
    SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. Air Force nurse was acquitted Saturday in a court martial of killing three elderly patients by injecting them with overdoses of painkillers.
  • FBI monitored alleged shooter's e-mail   UPI / 12:05PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The suspect in the Fort Hood, Texas, shootings allegedly traded coded e-mails regarding money transfers with a radical Muslim cleric, authorities said.
  • Station Fire investigation stalled   UPI / 1:44AM
    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Three months after the Station Fire burned thousands of acres in the hills above Los Angeles and killed two firefighters, investigators have no suspects.
  • Army general to head another Hasan probe   UPI / 1:14AM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The commander of the U.S. Army in Europe is to investigate the accused Fort Hood shooter's years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Pentagon said Friday.
  • Hasan to have hearing in hospital   UPI / 12:34AM
    SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood is to make his initial court appearance at a hearing in the hospital Saturday.
  • Friday, November 20

  • Family wants to delay woman's burial   UPI / 11:34PM
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts veterinarian's family has asked a court to delay her burial because they doubt her husband's story that she killed herself in a Caribbean hotel.
  • Jackson doctor bought propofol in Vegas   UPI / 10:14PM
    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Investigators in Michael Jackson's homicide case say they have linked Dr. Conrad Murray to propofol bottles found at the pop star's Los Angeles home.
  • Thursday, November 19

  • Pentagon to investigate Fort Hood massacre   UPI / 6:44PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department probe of the Fort Hood massacre will include looking for ways to avoid future disasters, Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.
  • Did Hasan send money to Islamic groups?   UPI / 6:14PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood donated $20,000 to $30,000 annually to foreign Islamic charities, investigators say.
  • Jayson Williams ready to plead guilty?   UPI / 4:24PM
    FLEMINGTON, N.J., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Former New Jersey Nets star Jayson Williams has agreed to plead guilty to a charge in the death of a limo driver at his New Jersey mansion, sources said.
  • Insects to be used in serial slaying case   UPI / 1:44PM
    CLEVELAND, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- An insect specialist will examine bugs found on bodies of 11 women found in a Cleveland home to determine when they were killed, police said.
  • $1M youth anti-violence program in Chicago   UPI / 12:14PM
    CHICAGO, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The University of Chicago opened a $1 million anti-violence program for Chicago's public schools that it will methodically assess to see if it's cost effective.
  • Wednesday, November 18

  • Student killed in hunting accident honored   UPI / 7:05PM
    FERRUM, Va., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A Ferrum College student killed in a hunting accident was remembered in a memorial service Wednesday at the Virginia school, observers said.
  • Suchet, Hershey board 'Express' TV movie   UPI / 12:35PM
    LONDON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- David Suchet and Barbara Hershey are set to star in a new British TV adaption of Agatha Christie's mystery novel "Murder on the Orient Express," the BBC said.
  • Tuesday, November 17

  • Report: Casey picking Hood probe panel   UPI / 3:54PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. military career of accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan will be examined by an Army panel, a military source says.
  • BRIEF: Man wanted in fatal Oklahoma City shooting of 'Cathouse' star, three others surrenders   AP / 3:35PM
    Nov. 17--A man wanted in the shooting deaths of four people whose bodies were found in a burning home in southwest Oklahoma City turned himself in this morning to officials with the Mayes County Sheriff's Office in Pryor.
  • Monday, November 16

  • Discovery Channel to air new JFK programs   UPI / 10:05PM
    SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Two new television specials explore a possible link between organized crime and the assassination of U.S. President John Kennedy, the Discovery Channel said.
  • Fort Hood suspect wanted war crime probes   UPI / 6:54PM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The psychiatrist suspect in the Fort Hood, Texas, shootings urged superiors to investigate "war crimes" confessed to by clients during counseling, ABC reports.
  • Hasan visited strip club, shooting range   UPI / 12:05PM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Weeks before the Fort Hood, Texas, shootings, accused gunman Maj. Nidal Hasan frequented a strip club and shooting range in addition to his office and mosque.
  • Sunday, November 15

  • Six Fort Hood victims laid to rest   UPI / 4:35PM
    WEST JORDAN, Utah, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Six victims of the Fort Hood, Texas, mass shootings were laid to rest around the United States Sunday, mourners said.
  • Self-radicalized terrorists more common   UPI / 10:35AM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The man accused of killing 13 at Fort Hood, Texas, may have become a self-radicalized terrorist with the aid of the Internet, a terror expert alleged.
  • Saturday, November 14

  • 2 U.S. soldiers killed by IEDs   AP / 8:34PM
    Improvised explosive devices have killed two U.S. soldiers and a U.S. civilian contractor in Afghanistan, the NATO-led force said Saturday.
  • Friday, November 13

  • Van Sant starts shooting film in Oregon   UPI / 4:54PM
    PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Director Gus Van Sant has begun shooting his latest, as-yet-untitled film in Portland, Ore., Imagine Entertainment announced Friday.
  • Lawyer says accused shooter is paralyzed   UPI / 11:54AM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, last week is paralyzed, his civilian attorney said Friday.
  • Hasan prosecutors to seek death penalty   UPI / 1:24AM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Military prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty for the man accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, a senior U.S. Army officer said.
  • Thursday, November 12

  • Ex-Neb. RB Collins gets life for murder   UPI / 5:35PM
    OMAHA, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Former Nebraska Cornhuskers running back Thunder Collins was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for killing a California drug dealer.
  • Wednesday, November 11

  • Guilty verdict in anchorwoman slaying   UPI / 8:14PM
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A jury in Arkansas Wednesday found Curtis Lavelle Vance guilty of capital murder in the slaying of Little Rock TV anchorwoman Anne Pressly.
  • Fatal UConn fight started with comments   UPI / 7:34PM
    VERNON, Conn., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The altercation that killed University of Connecticut football player Jasper Howard started with a comment a teammate made about a woman, police say.
  • Prosecutors: Students paid witnesses   UPI / 5:04PM
    CHICAGO, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Two witnesses said Illinois journalism students paid them to make statements the students hoped would cast doubt on a man's murder conviction, prosecutors said.
  • Army: Hasan didn't seek to leave military   UPI / 4:35PM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The Army major and accused Fort Hood, Texas, gunman didn't formally ask to leave the military for any reason, an Army official said.
  • Mich. AG to testify in slain stripper case   UPI / 2:14PM
    DETROIT, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The parents of a slain Detroit stripper will depose Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox as part of their lawsuit against the city, a judge says.
  • Tuesday, November 10

  • Michael Jackson's funeral attire cost $35K   UPI / 10:14PM
    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The glitzy outfit eccentric U.S. pop star Michael Jackson was wearing when entombed in California cost $35,000, court documents show.
  • Unsolved cases reviewed for link to Sowell   UPI / 1:14PM
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Investigators near two North Carolina military bases say they're reviewing unsolved cases for any links to suspected Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell.
  • Monday, November 9

  • FBI tracked Hasan in December 2008   UPI / 9:34PM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The FBI said Monday the man accused of the Fort Hood, Texas, massacre came to its attention in December 2008 but was not suspected of "terrorist activities."
  • Fort Hood to say farewell to victims   UPI / 4:44PM
    SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The memorial service for the 13 people who died in the Fort Hood, Texas, massacre is part of the grieving and healing phase, the fort's commander said Monday.
  • Soldier describes shooting at Fort Hood   UPI / 12:24PM
    TEMPLE, Texas, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The first soldier shot in the rampage at Ford Hood, Texas, tried to seek safety only to be followed by the gunman and shot again, the victim's family said.
  • Motive for Marine killing in N.C. unknown   UPI / 12:14PM
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A Marine Corps spokesman said it remains unclear why a 21-year-old private allegedly killed a fellow Marine at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
  • 5,500 B.C. animals killed along roads   UPI / 10:24AM
    VICTORIA, British Columbia, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Some 5,500 wild animals in British Columbia were killed last year in collisions with motor vehicles, provincial authorities say.
  • Sunday, November 8

  • Police killing suspect linked to arsons   UPI / 6:34PM
    SEATTLE, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A man authorities accuse of killing a Seattle police officer had homemade explosives and was linked to pipe-bomb arsons of police cars, investigators say.
  • Report: Hasan called for infidel's deaths   UPI / 5:24PM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, accused of slaying 13 people at Fort Hood, once said that infidels should be killed, The Daily Telegraph reported Sunday.
  • Killeen, Texas, mourns Foot Hood shootings   UPI / 5:14PM
    KILLEEN, Texas, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Residents of Killeen, Texas, near the Army's Fort Hood, where 13 were slain in a mass shooting last week, say they share the military's grief over the slayings.
  • Concern for Muslim U.S. soldiers 'real'   UPI / 3:14PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army chief says there are "real concerns" about a backlash toward Muslim U.S. soldiers following last week's mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.
  • Report: Teammates started fatal fight   UPI / 1:54PM
    STORRS, Conn., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A fight last month at a University of Connecticut dance that left a UConn football player dead involved two teammates' disputes with three men, sources say.
  • Investigators believe Hasan acted alone   UPI / 12:05AM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, was not part of a terrorist plot, investigators have tentatively concluded.
  • Saturday, November 7

  • First aid began when Hood shooting ended   UPI / 11:44AM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The two police officers who ended the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, said they began first aid on Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan as soon as they shot him.
  • Friday, November 6

  • Neighbor says Hasan gave away belongings   UPI / 10:14PM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A neighbor of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan says he gave her most of his belongings shortly before going on a deadly rampage at Fort Hood, Texas.
  • Fort Hood plagued by suicides   UPI / 8:54PM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Suicides are a serious problem at the U.S. Army's Fort Hood, the huge Texas military base where an officer went on a deadly shooting spree, records show.
  • Marine accused of killing fellow soldier   UPI / 3:44PM
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A 21-year-old U.S. Marine private was arrested Friday for allegedly stabbing a fellow Marine to death at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, officials said.
  • 12 dead in Fort Hood shootings   UPI / 5:44AM
    FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army psychiatrist who treated soldiers' post-traumatic stress killed 12 people and injured 31 in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, officials said.
  • Thursday, November 5

  • Hudson says she feels her mom's presence   UPI / 12:24AM
    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Singer, actress and new mom Jennifer Hudson says she can still feel the presence of her mother, who was shot to death in Chicago last year.
  • Wednesday, November 4

  • Affidavits still sealed in Yale killing   UPI / 2:24PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A Connecticut judge must decide whether to unseal arrest warrant affidavits for the lab technician charged with killing a Yale University graduate student.
  • Bill to dead student's parents 'insulting'   UPI / 6:44AM
    SACRAMENTO, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- California parents whose son died after being beaten in his college dormitory said they got a notice from a hospital saying he owed more than $29,000 for care.
  • Tuesday, November 3

  • Lawyer wants Joyce Meyer testimony   UPI / 4:05PM
    ST. LOUIS, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A lawyer for a slaying victim's family says he wants to get a sworn statement from U.S. televangelist Joyce Meyer, and her son, a ministry executive.
  • Monday, November 2

  • 'Story' set to shoot in NYC   UPI / 8:54PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Writer-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are to begin shooting "It's Kind of a Funny Story" in New York early next month, Focus Features said.
  • 'Horrorcore' possibly linked to killings   UPI / 6:14PM
    DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Officials are considering a possible connection between a music genre, "horrorcore," and a series of random, brutal killings in the Eastern United States.
  • Saturday, October 31

  • Safari guide killed during CBBC filming   UPI / 2:24PM
    DODOMA, Tanzania, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A 38-year-old safari guide was killed by a wild elephant in Tanzania during filming for the CBBC series "Serious Explorers," a friend says.
  • Friday, October 30

  • Bail jumper's family out $100,000   UPI / 11:54PM
    OKANOGAN, Wash., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The family of a murder suspect who skipped bail will be losing $100,000, authorities in Washington State said.
  • Man charged in shooting death of wife   UPI / 12:44PM
    CHICAGO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A 22-year-old Chicago man is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of his wife, whose body was found in the trunk of her car, police said.
  • Thursday, October 29

  • Not too fat to fire a gun, doc testifies   UPI / 6:54PM
    HACKENSACK, N.J., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A Florida man who claims he was too fat to have killed his former son-in-law was not too fat to have fired a gun, a doctor testified Thursday.
  • Wrong number escalates to shooting in Ga.   UPI / 6:05PM
    SAVANNAH, Ga., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A wrong number led to angry phone calls and text messages between two strangers in Georgia, then a hostile meeting that ended with one man shot, police say.
  • Priest killing prompts dispatcher concerns   UPI / 12:35PM
    MORRISTOWN, N.J., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- New Jersey state officials said the killing of a priest in Chatham, N.J., highlights the need for an updated emergency response system.
  • Wednesday, October 28

  • No word on motive in UConn player's death   UPI / 7:05PM
    ROCKVILLE, Conn., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A minor altercation at a campus dance precipitated the stabbing death of University of Connecticut football player Jasper Howard, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
  • Civil suit planned in wrong way collision   UPI / 8:24AM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A man whose father and brother were killed by an allegedly drunk woman driving the wrong way on a New York highway also blames others for the crash.
  • Civil suit planned over wrongway collision   UPI / 12:44AM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A man whose father and brother were killed by an allegedly drunk woman driving wrong way on a New York highway says others are also responsible for the crash.
  • Tuesday, October 27

  • Police make arrests in FB player's death   UPI / 9:05PM
    STORRS, Conn., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Police said Tuesday a suspect has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of University of Connecticut football player Jasper Howard.
  • Hampton basketball captain dies   UPI / 2:54PM
    HAMPTON, Va., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Theo Smalling, basketball team captain at Hampton University in Virginia, has died following a shooting police said was accidental.
  • Trial opens in shooting of NFL player   UPI / 11:44AM
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A jury has been convened in the case of a Jacksonville, Fla., man charged with shooting and paralyzing former NFL player Richard Collier, officials said.
  • Monday, October 26

  • Ex-rodeo champ killed in ranch shooting   UPI / 4:05PM
    GRANTS, N.M., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Legendary New Mexico rodeo cowboy Sonny Jim has been slain in a shooting incident that erupted over an argument about a fence, police say.
  • Slain child's parents criticize police   UPI / 2:34PM
    LIVONIA, Mich., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A Michigan task force set up to investigate a series of child killings in the 1970s is sitting on evidence in the cases, a slain boy's family says.
  • 'Ambien defense' invoked in murder charge   UPI / 12:44AM
    DENVER, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A Denver man who allegedly battered his friend to death is relying on a sleeping-pill defense, his attorney said.
  • Saturday, October 24

  • Test shows McNair not father of Miss. teen   UPI / 1:05PM
    MOUNT OLIVE, Miss., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A paternity test revealed slain NFL quarterback Steve McNair is not the father of a 17-year-old girl in Mount Olive, Miss., his representatives say.
  • Friday, October 23

  • Algae foam killing thousands of sea birds   UPI / 12:44PM
    LONG BEACH, Wash., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Foam from an unusual algae bloom has killed thousands of birds along the Oregon and Washington coasts in recent weeks, marine biologists said.
  • Many who should get regular flu shot don't   UPI / 1:34AM
    ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Two in five at-risk U.S. adults who would most benefit from a seasonal flu shot choose not to get vaccinated, or don't get around to it, researchers said.
  • Thursday, October 22

  • Soldier in Iraq clinic slayings evaluated   UPI / 1:54PM
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army said a solider accused of killing five people at a military stress clinic in Iraq is back in the United States.
  • Wednesday, October 21

  • No dismissal of Casey Anthony lawsuit   UPI / 4:44PM
    ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A judge in Orange County, Fla., said he would not dismiss a lawsuit against Casey Anthony, whose young daughter Caylee was killed last year.
  • Document release sought in Yale slaying   UPI / 12:24PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A Connecticut judge said it might take him weeks to decide whether to release police documents in the case of slain Yale graduate student Annie Le.
  • Ex-Seahawk Bierria charged in La. slaying   UPI / 2:05AM
    SLIDELL, La., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Former Seattle Seahawks safety Terreal Bierria has been charged with murder in Louisiana, authorities said.
  • Video released of bakery owner slaying   UPI / 12:24AM
    CAMDEN, N.J., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Police released video of three men who killed a South Jersey bakery owner, saying they hoped suspects can be identified by their distinctive hoodie sweatshirts.
  • Tuesday, October 20

  • Life terms for two in rapper slaying   UPI / 11:44PM
    BARSTOW, Calif., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Two men have been sentenced to life in prison for the 2008 murder of rapper Robert Mastrangelo, a slaying that a California judge described as an execution.
  • Joyce Meyer Ministries sued over killings   UPI / 6:54PM
    WATERLOO, Ill., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Christian television ministry shares responsibility for the death of an Illinois woman and her sons, allegedly killed by her husband, her family says.
  • 36 texts identified in slain stripper case   UPI / 3:44PM
    DETROIT, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Thirty-six text messages sent on city-issued pagers may be relevant to the 2003 case of a slain Detroit stripper, federal magistrates say.
  • Police reveal McNair text messages   UPI / 9:05AM
    NASHVILLE, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Text messages between former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair and the woman who allegedly killed him detailed their final hours, a police report shows.
  • Monday, October 19

  • Conn. man suing over shooting of bear   UPI / 12:05PM
    BARKHAMSTED, Conn., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A man in Barkhamsted, Conn., alleges in a federal lawsuit he had the right to shoot and wound a black bear ripping apart a bird feeder on his property.
  • Sunday, October 18

  • UConn footballer dies in campus stabbing   UPI / 1:44PM
    STORRS, Conn., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A University of Connecticut football player died Sunday after being stabbed on the Storrs, Conn., campus, authorities said.
  • Friday, October 16

  • Stars line up for Redford's Lincoln movie   UPI / 9:44PM
    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor-director Robert Redford has cast Tom Wilkinson, Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Kline and Alexis Bledel in his film "The Conspirator."
  • N.H. murder suspect was 'horrorcore' fan   UPI / 1:14PM
    MONT VERNON, N.H., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A 17-year-old boy accused of killing a woman in her New Hampshire home was a fan of "horrorcore" rap, the teen's Web pages indicate.
  • Beetle-killed trees being removed   UPI / 10:05AM
    DENVER, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A massive tree removal project is being expanded in Colorado to prevent pines killed by beetles from falling on hikers and motorists, officials said.
  • Thursday, October 15

  • Jury to determine if sister-killer insane   UPI / 9:14PM
    MIAMI, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A young Florida man who killed his sister four years ago is on trial to determine whether he is guilty of murder or was insane at the time, court officials say.
  • HBO's Kevorkian movie shooting in Detroit   UPI / 8:44PM
    DETROIT, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Scenes for an HBO movie about assisted-suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian are being shot in the Detroit area, witnesses said.
  • Wednesday, October 14

  • Band honors teacher killed in bus crash   UPI / 5:14PM
    PROVO, Utah, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A Utah high school marching band won a regional championship this week, four days after one of its teachers was killed in the crash of a band bus.
  • Calif. slaying fugitive nabbed in Hamptons   UPI / 12:34PM
    HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A fingerprint identified a drunken-driving suspect as a fugitive California murder suspect featured twice on "America's Most Wanted," New York State Police say.
  • Tuesday, October 13

  • Parents sue over foster care death   UPI / 2:24PM
    DENVER, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The parents of a Colorado toddler allegedly beaten to death by her foster mother have sued the El Paso County Department of Human Services.
  • Body found in trunk of bridge jumper's car   UPI / 11:44AM
    TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A man parked his car on a Tampa, Fla., bridge, set it on fire and jumped to his death, said police who later found a body in the burning car's trunk.
  • Monday, October 12

  • Feelings shift on 'West Memphis Three'   UPI / 8:34AM
    WEST MEMPHIS, Ark., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The feeling in West Memphis, Ark., that the right people have been convicted in the 1993 killings of three young boys has been shaken, residents say.
  • Saturday, October 10

  • Navy supply ship to honor Medgar Evers   UPI / 5:14PM
    JACKSON, Miss., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has honored an old promise and named a ship after slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
  • Thursday, October 8

  • Parents to be tried for son's death   UPI / 9:14PM
    PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia couple face trial for failing to get medical care for their 2-year-old son, instead praying over the boy before his death from pneumonia.
  • McNair estate billed for killer's car   UPI / 3:14PM
    NASHVILLE, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The estate of former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair has been asked to pay off the car he bought for the woman who killed him.
  • 1 in 5 U.S kids got seasonal flu shot   UPI / 2:54PM
    ATLANTA, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- For the 2008-2009 flu season, almost 21 percent of U.S. children and teens ages 5-17 got the seasonal flu shot, federal health officials estimated.
  • Monday, October 5

  • Sun Business Editor Killed in Baltimore County Crash: Daughter, 9, in Critical Condition After Accident at Intersection of York, Corbett Roads   AP / 5:35PM
    Oct. 5--A 48-year-old newsroom executive at The Baltimore Sun was killed Monday morning in a road accident near Hereford while driving his 9-year-old daughter to school.
  • BRIEF: Another Fitness Club Shooting Victim Files Lawsuit Against Gunman's Estate   AP / 1:35PM
    Oct. 5--A seventh lawsuit has been filed against the estate of George Sodini, the gunman who in August fatally shot three women attending an aerobics class at a Collier gym and wounded several others.
  • Aerobics teacher sues suspect's estate   UPI / 1:14PM
    PITTSBURGH, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A pregnant aerobics teacher wounded in a shooting at a gym near Pittsburgh is suing the estate of the alleged gunman, George Sodini, authorities said.
  • Friday, October 2

  • Sanofi Pasteur Announces Delay in Seasonal Flu Shot Shipments   AP / 4:35PM
    Oct. 2--Some scheduled flu shot clinics may be postponed throughout Northeast Pennsylvania because of a delay by Swiftwater-based vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur.
  • Thursday, October 1

  • Coroner: MJ fairly healthy when he died   UPI / 2:34PM
    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles Coroner's report released Thursday says superstar singer Michael Jackson was fairly healthy when he died in June at the age of 50.
  • McNair's widow fighting rental claim   UPI / 2:04PM
    NASHVILLE, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The widow of slain Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair says she should not have to pay a $1,750 claim for back rent on a Nashville apartment.
  • Wednesday, September 30

  • Hotel heir's Batman collection disappears   UPI / 3:05PM
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Valuable Batman memorabilia owned by slain Fontainebleau heir Ben Novack Jr. is missing from several Florida warehouses, police in New York say.
  • Book on slayings shouldn't hurt trial   UPI / 2:14PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A newly released book about the slayings of a Connecticut woman and her two daughters shouldn't impact the case, experts say.
  • Documents shed little light on Caylee case   UPI / 1:24PM
    ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Forensics released in the case of slain Florida toddler Caylee Anthony include little evidence linking her death to her mother, court documents indicate.
  • Canadian reservist jailed for shooting   UPI / 1:14PM
    SYDNEY, Nova Scotia, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A 24-year-old Canadian reservist who shot a fellow soldier while playing a game in Afghanistan was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison in Nova Scotia.
  • Tuesday, September 29

  • Trial begins in volleyball star slaying   UPI / 2:24PM
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A man accused of slaying a former University of North Carolina-Charlotte volleyball star did so out of anger over their break-up, prosecutors say.
  • Monday, September 28

  • Sgt. wants enlisted in court-martial jury   UPI / 12:35PM
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army sergeant in North Carolina said he wants enlisted soldiers in his court-martial jury when he faces involuntary manslaughter charges.
  • Bubbles minimize flu shot fussing   UPI / 1:54AM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Bringing soap bubbles is a way parents can help minimize flu shot fussing, a U.S. child pain expert advises.
  • Young adult mortality rate doubles teens'   UPI / 12:34AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Substance abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, homicide and vehicle crashes peak in young adulthood, a group least likely to be insured, U.S. researchers say.
  • Friday, September 25

  • Bear shot near school in St. Paul suburb   UPI / 8:05PM
    NORTH ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A black bear that wandered near a school in a St. Paul, Minn., suburb Friday, was shot and killed by natural resources officers, police said.
  • Widow files suit to clear name   UPI / 3:14PM
    SAN DIEGO, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Cynthia Sommer, the Marine widow convicted of murder and freed when prosecutors dropped the case, has filed a $20 million federal lawsuit against authorities.
  • Killer of Olympic hero Nelyubin sentenced   UPI / 1:44PM
    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The man convicted of killing Russian gold medal-winning Olympics cyclist Dmitry Nelyubin has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, court officials said.
  • Thursday, September 24

  • Family sues frat in son's hazing death   UPI / 8:34PM
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The parents of a California college fraternity pledge who died during an alleged hazing incident sued the fraternity and nine members, alleging wrongful-death.
  • Three killed in military Humvee accident   UPI / 2:14PM
    TROY, Texas, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Police in Troy, Texas, say three people were killed when a National Guard Humvee caused a six-vehicle accident on Interstate 65.
  • Decapitation killer seeking freedom   UPI / 1:54PM
    HAMILTON, Ohio, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A 52-year-old man found criminally insane in the 1990 decapitation of his wife in Butler County, Ohio, should be freed from court control, his attorney says.
  • Tuesday, September 22

  • Jaclyn Smith calls shooting rumor 'a lie'   UPI / 9:35PM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Actress and model Jaclyn Smith is assuring fans via Twitter that she wasn't shot and killed in Honduras Tuesday, contrary to rumors claiming she was.
  • Gambler says Gotti 'visited' parents   UPI / 4:35PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A chronic gambler who owed money to alleged New York crime boss John "Junior" Gotti says Gotti personally paid a visit to his parents.
  • Monday, September 21

  • Man Sought in Family's Slaying Arrested   AP / 9:34PM
    A Florida man sought in the slayings of his wife and five children has been arrested in his native Haiti, authorities say.
  • Canada resident facing extradition ruling   UPI / 2:44PM
    NEW DELHI, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A Canadian resident hopes Canada will help him avoid being extradited from India to the United States to face murder charges, an extradition expert says.
  • Thursday, September 17

  • Killer's wilderness campsite found   UPI / 3:54PM
    ATLANTA, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A camp site used by convicted killer Gary Hilton has been found in the Chattahoochee National Forest, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Thursday.
  • Suicide Bomber Attacks Italian Convoy in Kabul, Killing at Least 6 Service Members   AP / 11:44AM
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A powerful suicide-bomb attack struck a convoy of Italian NATO troops Thursday along a major roadway in the heart of Afghanistan's capital, killing six service members and at least 10 civilians, NATO and Afghan officials said.
  • Wednesday, September 16

  • Shot Boosts Protection   AP / 1:35PM
    Sep. 16--Karen Weir thought there would be more people at the Jackson County Health Department on Tuesday morning to receive a seasonal flu shot.
  • Group: Congo gorillas killed for bush meat   UPI / 1:44AM
    POINTE-NOIRE, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- As many as 100 gorillas a year may be killed by poachers and sold for bush meat in a single region in the Republic of Congo, an environmental group says.
  • Tuesday, September 15

  • Spielberg still planning Lincoln film   UPI / 10:24PM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg says he isn't upset Robert Redford's Abraham Lincoln film will be released before his own movie about the 16th president of the United States.
  • Student Killed at Coral Gables High; Another Student in Custody   AP / 1:34PM
    Sep. 15--A student was killed at Coral Gables High School Tuesday morning, according to law enforcement and school officials.
  • Coach's heat death trial to continue   UPI / 1:05PM
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A Kentucky judge says there's sufficient evidence to continue the trial of a football coach accused of causing the heat stroke death of a high school player.
  • Monday, September 14

  • Star medical examiners called in trial   UPI / 12:24PM
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- High-profile medical examiners have been called in the trial of a Boca Raton, Fla., couple accused of fatally starving 89-year-old Elly Lorey, authorities said.
  • Army ups combat stress coping training   UPI / 8:34AM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Basic training for U.S. Army soldiers is being changed to include a much greater emphasis on mental health and resiliency under combat stress, officials say.
  • VMAs open with Michael Jackson tribute   UPI / 1:14AM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards show in New York opened with a heartfelt, then electrifying tribute to the late pop singer Michael Jackson.
  • Sunday, September 13

  • Remains believed to be Yale grad student's   UPI / 10:34PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A body believed to be that of the Yale graduate student who disappeared days before she was to be married was found at the campus, police said Sunday night.
  • Nunn 'seemed fine' before woman's slaying   UPI / 6:54PM
    GLASGOW, Ky., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Friends of former Kentucky lawmaker Steve Nunn said he seemed fine hours before his estranged fiance was shot to death and he was found with his wrists slit.
  • Saturday, September 12

  • Bill to fight blaze could climb to $100M   UPI / 10:04AM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The cost of fighting California's Station Fire, which has burned 250 square miles of San Bernardino National Forest, could climb to $100 million, officials say.
  • Friday, September 11

  • Novelist facing attempted murder charges   UPI / 1:44PM
    ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A Michigan crime novelist is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting her father with a shotgun, authorities say.
  • Jackson's hair, makeup done for service   UPI / 10:54AM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- LaToya Jackson says her younger brother Michael's hair and makeup were beautifully done for his California entombment, which took place 70 days after he died.
  • Thursday, September 10

  • Stars drop out of MJ tribute concert   UPI / 5:14PM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige and Natalie Cole will not be performing as previously announced at the Michael Jackson tribute concert in Vienna, sources told TMZ.
  • Wednesday, September 9

  • U.S. soldier charged with killing wife   UPI / 10:54AM
    NASHVILLE, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Charges of criminal homicide have been filed against a U.S. soldier in connection with the shooting death of his wife, Tennessee authorities say.
  • Tuesday, September 8

  • Judge postpones ruling on Anthony lawsuit   UPI / 4:24PM
    ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A Florida judge postponed a decision Tuesday on dismissing a defamation suit brought by a woman who was questioned in the disappearance of Caylee Anthony.
  • Suspect found in Chicago coach shooting   UPI / 12:24PM
    CHICAGO, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Chicago police Tuesday were questioning a suspect in the shooting of a community league baseball coach, authorities said.
  • Sunday, September 6

  • Hauserman wants to move past tragedy   UPI / 5:14PM
    LAS VEGAS, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. reality TV show star Megan Hauserman says she wants to move beyond the tragedy surrounding one of her "Megan Wants a Millionaire" co-stars.
  • Saturday, September 5

  • Five killed in Tulsa plane crash   UPI / 8:24PM
    TULSA, Okla., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A small plane that took off in heavy fog crashed in an Oklahoma park Saturday morning, killing all five people aboard, authorities said.
  • Leyritz trial delayed; new video surfaces   UPI / 12:05PM
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The drunken driving manslaughter trial of former New York Yankee Jim Leyritz was rescheduled after new evidence surfaced, observers said.
  • Friday, September 4

  • Trial opens in alleged Alzheimer's killing   UPI / 9:04PM
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A Boca Raton woman and her husband deliberately starved her 89-year-old mother to death, a prosecutor told a Florida jury Friday.
  • Ex-soldier gets life for Iraqi killings   UPI / 5:54PM
    PADUCAH, Ky., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A former U.S. soldier was sentenced Friday to spend the rest of his life behind bars for raping and killing a 14-year-old Iraqi girl after killing her family.
  • High school coach's homicide trial begins   UPI / 2:54PM
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The mother of a Kentucky teen who died of heat stroke told a court Friday of an frantic call she received when her son collapsed at school football practice.
  • Ex-Bunnymen musician killed   UPI / 12:44PM
    KIRK MICHAEL, Isle of Man, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Borneo-born British musician Jake Brockman, known for his years with the rock band Echo and the Bunnymen, was killed in a motorbike crash on the Isle of Man.
  • Thursday, September 3

  • 3 arrested in Calif. campus shooting   UPI / 4:14PM
    SAN BRUNO, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Police arrested three young men and charged them with attempted murder after a shooting at a California junior college left an 18-year-old wounded.
  • Kevorkian defends MJ's doctor   UPI / 12:14PM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Dr. Jack Kevorkian is defending Michael Jackson's physician, insisting the U.S. singer "got what he wanted" when Dr. Conrad Murray administered propofol to him.
  • TV Guide Net promises MJ burial coverage   UPI / 9:44AM
    GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- TV Guide Network says it intends to telecast live special coverage of pop star Michael Jackson's private funeral and burial services in Glendale, Calif.
  • Filmmaker Christian Poveda shot to death   UPI / 9:24AM
    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- French-Spanish documentary director and photo journalist Christian Poveda has been shot and killed in El Salvador, police said.
  • Wednesday, September 2

  • Jailed widow seeks slain husband's pension   UPI / 2:24PM
    DETROIT, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A Michigan woman says she is entitled to her late husband's Ford pension benefits because she was convicted of a lesser charge in his stabbing death.
  • Tuesday, September 1

  • No delay for coach's heat-death trial   UPI / 11:24PM
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A judge refused a prosecution request Tuesday to postpone the trial of a Kentucky high school football coach charged with the heatstroke death of a player.
  • Monday, August 31

  • Jasmine Fiore to be cremated   UPI / 3:14PM
    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Jasmine Fiore's remains are to be cremated and scattered in Santa Cruz, Calif., where the slain swimsuit model grew up, sources close to her family told TMZ.
  • Dad: I didn't know about MJ's drug use   UPI / 10:14AM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's father, Joe, says he wasn't aware the U.S. pop star was using drugs before his death in June at the age of 50.
  • Charges against coach said hard to prove   UPI / 1:05AM
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Dueling experts will make it difficult to convict a former Kentucky high school coach in the death of a player from heat stroke, criminal law specialists said.
  • 2 firefighters killed in Calif. wildfire   UPI / 12:04AM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Two Los Angeles County firefighters were killed Sunday when the vehicle they were in crashed near a wildfire operations camp on Mount Gleason, officials said.
  • Sunday, August 30

  • Spike Lee among thousands honoring Jackson   UPI / 11:44AM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. director Spike Lee says he organized a New York dance party to honor what would have been pop star Michael Jackson's 51st birthday.
  • Saturday, August 29

  • Soldier in shooting called incompetent   UPI / 7:44PM
    EL PASO, Texas, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The soldier charged in the fatal shooting of a Chapin High School senior in El Paso, Texas, is not competent to assist at his trial, his attorney said Saturday.
  • Father: Jenkins did not kill model Fiore   UPI / 3:34PM
    CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The father of reality show actor Ryan Alexander Jenkins says his son did not kill his ex-wife, swimsuit model Jasmine Fiore.
  • Friday, August 28

  • Jackson's death ruled a homicide   UPI / 4:05PM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles County coroner said Friday singer Michael Jackson's death has been categorized as a homicide.
  • Police: Man claims he killed ex- over AIDS   UPI / 1:35PM
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A Florida man charged with kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and killing her told police he did it because she infected him with HIV, authorities say.
  • Thursday, August 27

  • truTV to pay tribute to Dunne   UPI / 9:14PM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. cable channel truTV says it will pay tribute to the late Dominick Dunne with a 13-hour marathon of his show "Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege & Justice."
  • Wednesday, August 26

  • Kin seeks mercy for Tenn. torture-murderer   UPI / 4:34PM
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Relatives of Letalvis Cobbins pleaded for mercy for the convicted killer Wednesday at a sentencing hearing in Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Tuesday, August 25

  • Ryan Jenkins' reality shows axed   UPI / 10:14AM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Two reality television shows featuring a late Canadian man suspected of killing his swimsuit model wife have been scrapped.
  • Jacko doc waited 82 minutes to call 911   UPI / 9:24AM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's personal physician waited 82 minutes to call 911 after he discovered the U.S. pop star stopped breathing, a police affidavit said.
  • Monday, August 24

  • Murder Case Closed After Slain Model's Husband Found Dead   AP / 9:35PM
    LOS ANGELES -- The manhunt for Ryan Jenkins, the reality TV contestant suspected of killing his wife, ended when he apparently hanged himself inside a Canadian motel room, authorities said. But the investigation into who may have helped him while he was on the run continues.
  • Report: Jackson's death ruled a homicide   UPI / 8:04PM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles County coroner's office has ruled the death of pop icon Michael Jackson was a homicide, KNBC-TV, Los Angeles, reported Monday.
  • Slain model's ex is happy Jenkins is dead   UPI / 11:05AM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Jasmine Fiore's former boyfriend said he is happy the slain model's husband, Canadian reality TV personality Ryan Jenkins, is dead.
  • Sunday, August 23

  • Husband of slain model found dead in B.C.   UPI / 10:34PM
    HOPE, British Columbia, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Former reality TV star Ryan Jenkins, accused of killing his swimsuit model wife, was found dead Sunday in a motel in British Columbia, Canadian police said.
  • Saturday, August 22

  • Model's body ID'd through breast implants   UPI / 1:04PM
    BUENA PARK, Calif., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Authorities in Orange County, Calif., say the body of Jasmine Fiore was identified through the swimsuit model's breast implants.
  • Friday, August 21

  • Rapper Niarn shot in Copenhagen   UPI / 6:24PM
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Aalborg rapper Niarn was grazed in the face by a bullet during a shooting in Norrebro, Copenhagen, police said.
  • Reward offered for capture of Ryan Jenkins   UPI / 3:24PM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A $25,000 reward was posted Friday for the capture of Ryan Jenkins, a television reality show contestant wanted for his wife's alleged murder in California.
  • Families question Va. Tech help claim   UPI / 2:14PM
    BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The families of two Virginia Tech students killed by Seung-Hui Cho say mental health records question the school's handling of the homicidal student.
  • Thursday, August 20

  • Fugitive reality-TV contestant charged   UPI / 8:04PM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- California prosecutors Thursday announced murder charges had been filed against a fugitive reality-television contestant in the death of his wife.
  • Life term for grandmother's arson death   UPI / 4:54PM
    MIAMI, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A Miami man received a life sentence Thursday for setting a fire that killed his 60-year-old grandmother.
  • Va. Tech gunman's counseling records aired   UPI / 10:24AM
    BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Officials released the once-missing mental health files of the Virginia Tech student who opened fire on campus two years ago, killing 32 people and himself.
  • Wednesday, August 19

  • Redford to direct Lincoln picture   UPI / 5:24PM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Robert Redford has signed on to direct "The Conspirator," a big-screen drama about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, The Hollywood Reporter said.
  • Sunday, August 16

  • Phil Spector getting fan mail from Manson?   UPI / 12:44PM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Phil Spector, the celebrity music producer now in a California prison, has received a fan letter from the notorious Charles Manson, Spector's wife says.
  • Saturday, August 15

  • Suspect in multiple shooting in custody   UPI / 2:24PM
    HOUSTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Houston police say a 19-year-old man they are holding is suspected of shooting eight people at a July event at Texas Southern University.
  • Friday, August 14

  • Rapper C-Murder gets life for 2002 killing   UPI / 4:05PM
    NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Rapper C-Murder was sentenced to life in prison Friday in Jefferson Parish, La., for the 2002 killing of a 16-year-old boy.
  • Thursday, August 13

  • Illinois man admits killing eagle   UPI / 11:44PM
    HARDIN, Ill., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A Hardin, Ill., man pleaded guilty to killing a bald eagle and a reward is being offered for information on another dead eagle, federals official said Thursday.
  • Third arrest over boxer Forrest's death   UPI / 3:14PM
    ATLANTA, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Atlanta police say a 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the killing of professional boxer Vernon Forrest.
  • Stallworth suspended for full NFL season   UPI / 3:05PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Donte Stallworth, a wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, has been suspended for the entire 2009 NFL season for killing a pedestrian while driving drunk.
  • Wednesday, August 12

  • Black bear killed trying to enter home   UPI / 1:44PM
    PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A 300-pound black bear that apparently liked the city life was killed as it tried to enter a Georgia home, wildlife officials said Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, August 11

  • C-Murder convicted of murder   UPI / 7:44PM
    NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A jury in Louisiana found rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller guilty of second-degree murder Tuesday in the 2002 shooting death of a teenage fan in a nightclub.
  • Monday, August 10

  • Parents file suit in fatal fireworks prank   UPI / 11:54AM
    PEORIA, Ill., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The parents of an Illinois college student who died when fireworks set his room ablaze are suing his former roommates and the home's owners, authorities said.
  • Sunday, August 9

  • Duck-shooting video prompts arrests   UPI / 4:34PM
    SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Canadian officials say three men were arrested in Saskatchewan after a YouTube video allegedly showed them shooting ducklings.
  • Saturday, August 8

  • The Manson Murders ? 40 Years Later   AP / 11:34AM
    Aug. 8--Forty years ago on Aug. 8, from his ranch in the San Fernando Valley, Charles Manson dispatched a band of devoted fanatics on a high-profile killing spree that shocked the world and terrified Angelenos, who never left their doors and windows unlocked again.
  • Friday, August 7

  • Taylor defendant wants to change plea   UPI / 9:35AM
    MIAMI, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A defendant in the slaying of NFL star Sean Taylor said he didn't understand terms of his deal with prosecutors in Miami and wants to rescind his guilty plea.
  • Thursday, August 6

  • 2nd suspect caught in Forrest killing   UPI / 12:24PM
    ATLANTA, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A second man was behind bars Thursday in the slaying of former boxing champion Vernon Forrest, but the alleged gunman was still at large, police said.
  • Tuesday, August 4

  • Suicide of homicide suspect in brig probed   UPI / 7:14PM
    SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A sailor held in a U.S. naval brig who took his life last week had made two previous attempts at suicide since his arrest on homicide charges, officials say.
  • Sunday, August 2

  • Drunk driver with record kills triathlete   UPI / 7:34PM
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A Kentucky man allegedly under the influence of alcohol and already facing a DUI charge, struck and killed a man participating in a triathlon, police said.
  • Rapper C-Murder to return to courtroom   UPI / 5:14PM
    NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The upcoming retrial of New Orleans rapper C-Murder on second-degree murder charges could be plagued by jury selection problems, an attorney says.
  • Saturday, August 1

  • Father convicted in daughter's death   UPI / 9:54PM
    WAUSAU, Wis., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin man who prayed for his daughter instead of getting her medical help was convicted Saturday of second-degree reckless homicide.
  • Sailor charged with murder kills himself   UPI / 2:24AM
    SAN DIEGO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A Navy man accused of killing another sailor at Camp Pendleton in Southern California took his own life Friday in his cell, officials said.
  • Phil Spector getting fan mail from Manson?   UPI / 2:14AM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Phil Spector, the celebrity music producer now in a California prison, has received a fan letter from the notorious Charles Manson, Spector's wife says.
  • Friday, July 31

  • Reservist guilty in fellow soldier's death   UPI / 9:14AM
    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, July 31 (UPI) -- A Canadian military jury in Halifax found a Nova Scotia reservist guilty of negligence in the shooting death of his best friend in Afghanistan in 2007.
  • Thursday, July 30

  • Suspect in four killings deemed competent   UPI / 4:14PM
    DES MOINES, Wash., July 30 (UPI) -- A judge in King County, Wash., says a 27-year-old man is competent enough to face murder charges in the 2001 deaths of four people.
  • Rep: Spector 'not doing great'   UPI / 12:05PM
    LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) -- Phil Spector's publicist said the famed U.S. music producer is "not doing great" in prison where he is serving time for killing actress Lana Clarkson in 2003.
  • Wednesday, July 29

  • Rare katydid slain by wasp   UPI / 4:05PM
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 29 (UPI) -- An official with the Ohio Department of Wildlife said a rare pink katydid that was slated to go on display at the Ohio State Fair has been killed by a wasp.
  • Suspect in Burks' shooting has record   UPI / 2:44PM
    MEMPHIS, July 29 (UPI) -- The 18-year-old man suspected of shooting Memphis Grizzlies guard Antonio Burks was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in 2006, a court spokesman says.
  • Tuesday, July 28

  • No parole for Karen Grammer's killer   UPI / 11:14AM
    COLORADO SPRINGS, July 28 (UPI) -- A man convicted of killing actor Kelsey Grammer's sister in 1975 has been denied his bid for parole, said officials in Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Monday, July 27

  • Seminole Shootout: Two Deputies Shot, Killed   AP / 8:34PM
    Jul. 27--SEMINOLE -- Two Seminole County deputies were shot and killed Sunday afternoon.
  • Man who killed Grammer's sis up for parole   UPI / 12:44PM
    DENVER, July 27 (UPI) -- A man convicted of raping and killing the sister of actor Kelsey Grammer 34 years ago is up for parole, officials in Colorado said.
  • Sunday, July 26

  • Notorious 'Idol' hopeful killed in hit-run   UPI / 11:54AM
    TOMS RIVER, N.J., July 26 (UPI) -- A woman notorious for cursing "American Idol" judges who twice rejected her was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Seaside Heights, N.J., officials said.
  • Father accused in death of daughter, 11   UPI / 1:34AM
    WAUSAU, Wis., July 26 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin man prayed for his daughter instead of getting her medical help as she lay dying, prosecutors said.
  • Saturday, July 25

  • Thornton's daughter freed; case pending   UPI / 4:34PM
    ORLANDO, Fla., July 25 (UPI) -- A jail official in Orange County, Fla., says actor Billy Bob Thornton's estranged daughter, Amanda Brumfield, is free on $279,000 bail.
  • Friday, July 24

  • Jackson's death likely listed as homicide   UPI / 9:54AM
    LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles County Coroner's office will almost certainly list the cause of singer Michael Jackson's death as homicide, law enforcement sources told TMZ.
  • Probe discovery of shooter's records   UPI / 8:05AM
    RICHMOND, Va., July 24 (UPI) -- The former counseling center director at Virginia Tech accidentally removed the records of the shooter who killed 32 people in April 2007, his attorney says.
  • Thursday, July 23

  • Petty officer charged with killing sailor   UPI / 11:05PM
    SAN DIEGO, July 23 (UPI) -- A Navy petty officer based in Southern California was charged Thursday with killing a seaman with a gun stolen during a burglary.
  • Hearing in McNair case postponed   UPI / 1:44PM
    NASHVILLE, July 23 (UPI) -- A hearing for the man who allegedly sold the firearm used to kill former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair has been postponed by a federal judge.
  • Wednesday, July 22

  • Records show Va. Tech gunman was treated   UPI / 7:14PM
    RICHMOND, Va., July 22 (UPI) -- Newly discovered medical records show the student who shot 32 people to death at Virginia Tech in 2007 had been to the school's counseling center.
  • Tuesday, July 21

  • Lack of will complicates McNair's estate   UPI / 2:54PM
    NASHVILLE, July 21 (UPI) -- Tennessee lawyers say handling the estate of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair will be tricky because he left no will and had kids with different women.
  • Monday, July 20

  • McNair said to have had high blood-alcohol   UPI / 8:54PM
    NASHVILLE, July 20 (UPI) -- Steve McNair's blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit for driving when he was shot by his girlfriend, the Tennessee medical examiner's office said.
  • Saturday, July 18

  • Ex-officer convicted of murder-for-hire   UPI / 9:04PM
    NORFOLK, Va., July 18 (UPI) -- A former police officer could face the death penalty after being convicted in federal court in Virginia of the murder-for-hire of a Navy officer.
  • Friday, July 17

  • Feds make arrest in McNair shooting death   UPI / 5:24PM
    NASHVILLE, July 17 (UPI) -- U.S. agents in Nashville Friday arrested a man who allegedly provided the gun in the recent shooting death of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair.
  • Army looking for causes of violent crimes   UPI / 1:24PM
    WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army says it conducted a study to determine what causes some soldiers to lash out violently, but results offered few hints at contributing factors.
  • Wednesday, July 15

  • Realtor charged in Fla. couple's slaying   UPI / 11:14PM
    PENSACOLA, Fla., July 15 (UPI) -- A Florida Realtor has become the eighth person charged in the slaying of a couple known for adopting disabled children, police said Wednesday.
  • Man says he killed wife to end suffering   UPI / 4:05PM
    PORTLAND, Ore., July 15 (UPI) -- A man testified in his murder trial in Multnomah County, Ore., he fatally shot his wife because she was suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease.
  • Faith healing trial in closing arguments   UPI / 3:44PM
    OREGON CITY, Ore., July 15 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say an Oregon girl's death last year was a case of irresponsible parenting, not one of following faith healing convictions.
  • Caylee Anthony disappeared one year ago   UPI / 10:24AM
    ORLANDO, Fla., July 15 (UPI) -- Exactly one year after Florida toddler Caylee Marie Anthony was reported missing her mother Cindy sits in an Orange County jail cell awaiting trial.
  • Police treating Jacko's death as homicide   UPI / 9:54AM
    LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Police Department is treating singer Michael Jackson's death as a homicide, multiple law enforcement sources told TMZ.
  • 3 cougars stalking people shot in Canada   UPI / 2:05AM
    PRINCETON, British Columbia, July 15 (UPI) -- Three cougars shot in the past two weeks after being spotted apparently stalking people is a rare occurrence in Canada, a conservation officer says.
  • Tuesday, July 14

  • Teen killed outside actor's wife's party   UPI / 7:24PM
    NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) -- A teenager was shot and killed and two men wounded outside a New York baby shower being held for actor Jamie Hector's wife, police said.
  • Young Man and Teen Arested in Fla. Killing   AP / 3:35PM
    Police made two more arrests Tuesday in the killing of a Florida couple whose security system caught a home invasion on video, officials said.
  • Monday, July 13

  • Son of porn pioneer arrested in slaying   UPI / 3:44PM
    NOVATO, Calif., July 13 (UPI) -- The son of the late San Francisco pornography pioneer Jim Mitchell has been arrested for allegedly killing his girlfriend, police said.
  • Boxer's wife is a suspect in his death   UPI / 2:34AM
    RECIFE, Brazil, July 13 (UPI) -- The wife of retired boxer Arturo Gatti is a suspect in his murder, police in Brazil confirmed.
  • Sunday, July 12

  • Lights on at LA parks to curb violence   UPI / 3:54PM
    LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- The lights are being kept on later into the night at 16 Los Angeles parks to try to curb gang violence, an organizer says.
  • Soldier slain in crossfire near Chicago   UPI / 3:14PM
    HARVEY, Ill., July 12 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier home on a furlough was shot and killed by crossfire in suburban Chicago, family members say.
  • Saturday, July 11

  • Ex-Canadian boxing champ dead in Brazil   UPI / 6:24PM
    PORTO DE GALINHAS, Brazil, July 11 (UPI) -- Arturo Gatti, a Canadian boxer who became world featherweight champion, was found dead Saturday in an apartment in Porto de Galinhas, Brazil, police said.
  • Slain gay sailor buried in Houston   UPI / 2:54PM
    OCEANSIDE, Calif., July 11 (UPI) -- Friends and family of Navy Seaman August Provost say they want to know if he was killed at California's Camp Pendleton because he was gay.
  • Friday, July 10

  • Couple With Large Adoptive Family Killed   AP / 10:34PM
    Three men in an old 15-passenger van were seen in the house where a Florida couple was shot and killed, police said Friday.
  • Gays plan vigil for slain sailor   UPI / 10:14PM
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., July 10 (UPI) -- Gay activists said they would hold a candlelight vigil outside Camp Pendleton, Calif., Friday to honor a gay sailor fatally shot while on sentry duty.
  • Vellanoweth blames mystery drink for crash   UPI / 1:24PM
    SACRAMENTO, July 10 (UPI) -- Businessman Roberto P. Vellanoweth alleges in a lawsuit his deadly drunken driving incident was caused by a mystery drink he was given at a Sacramento eatery.
  • Monday, July 6

  • Police: McNair friend recently bought gun   UPI / 7:34PM
    NASHVILLE, July 6 (UPI) -- The woman whose body was found near that of former NFL star Steve McNair had recently bought the gun found at the scene of the shooting, Nashville police said.
  • Canadian rugby killer spared prison   UPI / 6:24PM
    BAMPTON, Ontario, July 6 (UPI) -- The Toronto-area high school rugby player who fatally injured an opponent with a vicious hit during a game avoided prison time Monday.
  • Sunday, July 5

  • McNair death ruled homicide   UPI / 9:05PM
    NASHVILLE, July 5 (UPI) -- The shooting death of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair has been ruled a homicide, authorities in Nashville said after an autopsy Sunday.
  • Saturday, July 4

  • Police: Girlfriend may have killed McNair   UPI / 11:54PM
    NASHVILLE, July 4 (UPI) -- The bodies of former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair and a woman he had been dating were found Saturday in a Nashville condominium, police said.
  • Friday, July 3

  • Navy unsure sailor's death was hate crime   UPI / 10:14AM
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., July 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Navy officials said they had no indication that the shooting death of a gay sailor at Camp Pendleton, Calif., was a hate crime.
  • Thursday, July 2

  • Doctor: Parents disregarded warning signs   UPI / 7:44PM
    OREGON CITY, Ore., July 2 (UPI) -- The parents of a 15-month-old Oregon girl overlooked or misunderstood several red flags that would have saved her life, a pediatrician testified Thursday.
  • Wednesday, July 1

  • Witnesses to school shooting fear stigma   UPI / 5:05PM
    MONTREAL, July 1 (UPI) -- The fear of stigma may have kept some from getting help after a school shooting, Canadian researchers said.
  • Did movie 'Alpha Dog' influence witnesses?   UPI / 2:04PM
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 1 (UPI) -- An attorney for a former California drug dealer on trial in the killing of a teenager says the movie "Alpha Dog" influenced some witness testimony.
  • Burt Reynolds flick to shoot in Florida   UPI / 10:54AM
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 1 (UPI) -- Burt Reynolds will head the cast of a movie to be shot in Florida about a 1970s teenager who died from bone cancer, the film's writer-director says.
  • Monday, June 29

  • French film co. ruled at fault in death   UPI / 4:15PM
    PARIS, June 29 (UPI) -- French filmmaker Luc Besson's EuropaCorp must pay a $140,000 fine for the involuntary manslaughter of a cameraman, a Paris court has ruled.
  • Former cop accused of contract killing   UPI / 2:54PM
    NORFOLK, Va., June 29 (UPI) -- A woman's alleged ex-lover and the man she allegedly hired to kill her husband will go on trial in a federal courtroom in Virginia this week, prosecutors say.
  • Sunday, June 28

  • Man indicted for slaying 27 years later   UPI / 1:34PM
    CLEVELAND, June 28 (UPI) -- The death this month of an Ohio football player 27 years after being wounded in a shooting has resulted in murder charges against the gunman, prosecutors say.
  • Friday, June 26

  • 2 violent incidents at Angels Stadium   UPI / 10:04PM
    ANAHEIM, Calif., June 26 (UPI) -- A shooting and the death of a man in a fight this season have raised questions about the safety of Angels Stadium in Southern California, analysts said.
  • Man gets house arrest for killing cyclists   UPI / 11:54AM
    SAN JOSE, Calif., June 26 (UPI) -- A California sheriff's deputy who said he fell asleep at the wheel of his patrol car has been sentenced to four months house arrest for killing two cyclists.
  • Thursday, June 25

  • War re-enactor pleads guilty to shooting   UPI / 11:24PM
    ISLE OF WIGHT, Va., June 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. Civil War re-enactor who shot another re-enactor during a filmed battle scene pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge and may go free, attorneys said.
  • Sentences upheld in pop star's death   UPI / 5:44PM
    CAIRO, June 25 (UPI) -- The death sentences of two men convicted in the slaying of Lebanese pop star Suzanne Tamim have been upheld by an Egyptian court, officials said.
  • High School Coach of Jaguars' Meester Fatally Shot in Iowa   AP / 3:34PM
    Jun. 25--Tragedy struck on the home front again for Jaguars center Brad Meester, who learned Wednesday morning that his former high school coach Ed Thomas, was shot dead.
  • Billy Bob's daughter charged with murder   UPI / 2:54PM
    OCOEE, Fla., June 25 (UPI) -- The estranged daughter of U.S. actor and musician Billy Bob Thornton was indicted on first-degree murder charges in connection with her goddaughter's death.
  • Wednesday, June 24

  • Spector moves to 'special needs' prison   UPI / 11:44PM
    LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Famed music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector has been moved to the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran.
  • UPDATE: Former Player Arrested in Thomas' Shooting Death   AP / 2:34PM
    Jun. 24--PARKERSBURG -- Iowa law enforcement officers have arrested a Parkersburg man in connection with the shooting death of high school football coach Ed Thomas.
  • Artist who disappeared in 1934 honored   UPI / 2:24AM
    SALT LAKE CITY, June 24 (UPI) -- A forum in Utah this week celebrated the life and mystery of a young artist who vanished in southern Utah in 1934.
  • Tuesday, June 23

  • Pilot killed when F-16 crashes   UPI / 9:05PM
    SALT LAKE CITY, June 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. Air Force pilot was killed when his F-16 crashed on a training mission in western Utah, his family confirmed Tuesday.
  • Hollywood tells his side of killing   UPI / 6:44PM
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 23 (UPI) -- Jesse "James" Hollywood took the stand in Santa Barbara, Calif., for the second day Tuesday, telling his version of the killing of a 15-year-old boy.
  • Monday, June 22

  • Trial starts in slaying of cancer patient   UPI / 3:44PM
    SANTA ANA, Calif., June 22 (UPI) -- Orange County prosecutors say a former California woman and her son arranged the alleged murder of her cancer-stricken husband more than 10 years ago.
  • 'I just killed my family with a knife'   UPI / 3:24PM
    GLENDALE, Ariz., June 22 (UPI) -- A Glendale, Ariz., man said he was possessed and screamed Eminem lyrics before fatally stabbing his wife and daughter, emergency dispatcher tapes reveal.
  • Thursday, June 18

  • Summertime, and the city's more deadly   UPI / 10:34PM
    NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- In the heat of summertime, the streets of the big city become deadlier, an analysis by The New York Times shows.
  • Witness: Marines told me about killings   UPI / 6:05PM
    SAN DIEGO, June 18 (UPI) -- A former Marine testified that then-comrades described killing a sergeant and his wife in their home in Southern California.
  • Tuesday, June 16

  • Stallworth pleads guilty to manslaughter   UPI / 1:14PM
    MIAMI, June 16 (UPI) -- Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth pleaded guilty in Miami Tuesday to DUI manslaughter and will serve one month in jail.
  • Thursday, June 11

  • 3 workers killed in scaffold collapse   UPI / 10:05PM
    AUSTIN, Texas, June 11 (UPI) -- Work is suspended on a condominium in Texas pending completion of an investigation into a scaffold accident that killed three men, the developer said Thursday.
  • 3 guilty of killing actress' brother   UPI / 8:34PM
    LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- Three youths have been found guilty in a London court of killing Ben Kinsella, the 16-year-old brother of former "EastEnders" actress Brooke Kinsella.
  • Widow suing government over mob killing   UPI / 12:35PM
    REVERE, Mass., June 11 (UPI) -- The widow of a Massachusetts man slain by two gangsters alleges in a lawsuit the FBI failed to take immediate action in the 1976 killing.
  • S.F. police to interview 'Zodiac' claimant   UPI / 11:44AM
    SAN FRANCISCO, June 10 (UPI) -- A woman who says her father was San Francisco's infamous Zodiac Killer will soon get her first police interview, a spokesman says.
  • Ill. Holocaust Museum: Safety a priority   UPI / 11:14AM
    SKOKIE, Ill., June 11 (UPI) -- The executive director of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center said he was shocked and saddened by Wednesday's museum shooting in Washington.
  • Wednesday, June 10

  • Back to school for boy shot in head   UPI / 2:05PM
    NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- An 11-year-old New York City boy who was shot in the head while watching a Little League game may return to school as early as Thursday.
  • Video game dispute leads to fatal shooting   UPI / 10:44AM
    MEMPHIS, June 10 (UPI) -- Police in Mississippi say an argument over a video game apparently led to the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy with his father's shotgun.
  • S.F. police to interview 'Zodiac' claimant   UPI / 9:44AM
    SAN FRANCISCO, June 10 (UPI) -- A woman who claims her stepfather was San Francisco's infamous Zodiac Killer will soon get her first police interview, a filmmaker says.
  • Monday, June 8

  • Reward offered in killing of rare seals   UPI / 3:05PM
    KEKAHA, Hawaii, June 8 (UPI) -- The Surfrider Foundation says it's offering a reward for information in the shooting deaths of two endangered Hawaiian monk seals in Kauai, Hawaii.
  • Swedish air force to pay for killed hens   UPI / 2:54PM
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 8 (UPI) -- The Swedish military said it will compensate a poultry farmer whose 31 chickens were killed accidentally during an air force exercise.
  • BRIEF: Two State Troopers Shot, Seriously Injured   AP / 12:35PM
    Jun. 8--A high-speed chase in the Poconos last night ended with two state police troopers shot and a suspect killed, according to news reports.
  • Sunday, June 7

  • O'Reilly called Tiller 'Dr. Killer'   UPI / 9:54PM
    WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly is under fire for referring to Dr. George Tiller as "Dr. Killer" three days after Tiller was shot dead in a Kansas church.
  • Thursday, June 4

  • Clinton, Bon Jovi booked for 9/11 benefit   UPI / 11:24PM
    NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and rocker Jon Bon Jovi have agreed to take part in a benefit for the 9/11 Living Memorial Project, organizers said.
  • Bond for Suspect in Abortion Doctor's Killing Set at $5 Million   AP / 7:34PM
    WICHITA, Kan. -- Sedgwick County District Judge Warren Wilbert on Thursday set a $5 million bond for Scott Roeder, who remains in jail on first-degree murder charges in the shooting of Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller.
  • Wife says she wed Spector in death room   UPI / 4:34PM
    LOS ANGELES, June 4 (UPI) -- The wife of famed U.S. record producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector says they married in the room where actress Lana Clarkson died.
  • Wednesday, June 3

  • Colo. county settles suit over Taser death   UPI / 7:05PM
    FORT COLLINS, Colo., June 3 (UPI) -- A Colorado county has agreed to pay $225,000 to the family of a man who died after being stunned repeatedly with a Taser.
  • Two arrested in Wash. armored car slaying   UPI / 6:05PM
    TACOMA, Wash., June 3 (UPI) -- Police have arrested a man and a woman in connection with a fatal armored car robbery at a Washington state Wal-Mart, officials said.
  • Self-interest motivates men for HPV shot   UPI / 12:44AM
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 3 (UPI) -- Telling men that getting a human papillomavirus vaccine would help protect their female partners wouldn't convince them to get the shot, U.S. researchers say.
  • Tuesday, June 2

  • Wife says she's staying with Spector   UPI / 11:05PM
    LOS ANGELES, June 2 (UPI) -- Phil Spector's wife Rachelle insists the convicted murderer is innocent and says she plans to stay with him even though he is in a California jail.
  • Man charged in abortion doctor slaying   UPI / 8:54PM
    WICHITA, Kan., June 2 (UPI) -- Scott Roeder, the man suspected of killing a Wichita, Kan., abortion doctor, made his first court appearance Tuesday from jail via closed-circuit TV.
  • Thornton's ex defends their daughter   UPI / 2:44PM
    OCOEE, Fla., June 2 (UPI) -- Billy Bob Thornton's ex-wife says their daughter, who was arrested on child-neglect charges, is devastated about the death of her godchild while in her care.
  • No bail for suspect in recruiter killing   UPI / 2:35PM
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 2 (UPI) -- A man who pleaded not guilty Tuesday to killing a U.S. Army recruiter said he was angry about the killing of Muslims, Arkansas investigators said.
  • Monday, June 1

  • Thornton's daughter charged in baby death   UPI / 12:05PM
    OCOEE, Fla., June 1 (UPI) -- The daughter from whom actor and musician Billy Bob Thornton says he has long been estranged was arrested in Florida in connection with a baby's death.
  • Sunday, May 31

  • U.S. joins probe of doctor slaying   UPI / 11:35PM
    WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- Federal agencies are joining the investigation of the slaying in Kansas of a doctor who performed abortions, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday.
  • Shooting claims life of rapper Tega   UPI / 5:05PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 31 (UPI) -- Rapper Ortega Devon Henderson, who performed under the name Tega, has died of wounds suffered in a Missouri shooting, a friend says.
  • Spector gets 19 to life in actress slay   UPI / 2:44PM
    LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) -- Famed music producer Phil Spector, who was convicted last month of killing actress Lana Clarkson in 2003, was sentenced Friday to 19 years to life in prison.
  • Friday, May 29

  • Spector gets 19 to life in actress slay   UPI / 3:24PM
    LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) -- Famed music producer Phil Spector, who was convicted last month of killing actress Lana Clarkson in 2003, was sentenced Friday to 19 years to life in prison.
  • Court: Rugby death was manslaughter   UPI / 8:24AM
    BRAMPTON, Ontario, May 29 (UPI) -- A Canadian judge in Ontario found a high school star rugby player guilty of manslaughter during a game and said criminal law applies on the playing field.
  • Thursday, May 28

  • Spector to be sentenced Friday   UPI / 11:44PM
    LOS ANGELES, May 28 (UPI) -- Famed music producer Phil Spector is set to be sentenced in Los Angeles, where he was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of actress Lana Clarkson.
  • Atlantic City Casino Worker Killed   AP / 9:34AM
    A casino worker was shot to death Wednesday at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., and a suspect was in custody, police said.
  • Ex-soldier charged in 1973 Jara slaying   UPI / 8:54AM
    SANTIAGO, Chile, May 27 (UPI) -- A former soldier has been charged in the 1973 slaying of internationally renowned Chilean folk singer Victor Jara, authorities say.
  • Wednesday, May 27

  • German ban on cannibal flick lifted   UPI / 11:54PM
    BERLIN, May 27 (UPI) -- A 2006 movie loosely based on the real story of convicted killer and cannibal Armin Meiwes can be released in German theaters, a court in Karlsruhe ruled.
  • Lawyer downplays G.I.'s drug confession   UPI / 2:24PM
    FORT LEWIS, Wash., May 27 (UPI) -- An Army lawyer urged a hearing officer to ignore his client's statement that he provided the drugs that caused the overdose death of a Seattle-area teenager.
  • Civil suit filed in killing of Ill. family   UPI / 1:24PM
    WATERLOO, Mo., May 27 (UPI) -- A televangelism operation in Missouri has been drawn into a wrongful death case involving a former security guard, court papers indicate.
  • Simpson appeals Nevada conviction   UPI / 12:44AM
    LAS VEGAS, May 27 (UPI) -- O.J. Simpson's lawyers filed an appeal Tuesday with the Nevada Supreme Court, asking for a reversal of his kidnapping and robbery conviction.
  • Tuesday, May 26

  • Family sues husband for wrongful death   UPI / 10:34PM
    COLUMBIA, Ill., May 26 (UPI) -- The family of a woman and two sons allegedly strangled by her husband said Tuesday that ominous messages were written on the walls of their Illinois home.
  • Monday, May 25

  • A Day Later, Helio Castroneves Still Reveling in Victory: Rain Forced the Traditional Day-After Photo Shoot Indoors Monday, but It Couldn't Put a Damper on Helio Castroneves' Continued Celebration of His Third Indy 500 Victory.   AP / 4:34PM
    May 25--INDIANAPOLIS -- For the first time in recent memory, the Indianapolis 500 winner didn't hold the traditional day-after photo shoot on the track's famed Yard of Bricks.
  • Saturday, May 23

  • Dream Shot Could Replace Nightmares   AP / 9:34PM
    May 23--CLEVELAND -- It wasn't the shot heard 'round the world, but it certainly rang with resonance in Northeast Ohio.
  • Female Air Force Academy graduate killed   UPI / 2:34PM
    KABUL, Afghanistan, May 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force Academy says it's mourning the death of its first female graduate to be killed by enemy forces in Afghanistan or Iraq.
  • Friday, May 22

  • Public perception of homicide TV tainted   UPI / 2:14PM
    ROCHESTER, Minn., May 22 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers compared two popular crime dramas to actual homicide data and discovered art does not imitate life.
  • Civil rights flashpoint elects black mayor   UPI / 10:14AM
    PHILADELPHIA, Miss., May 22 (UPI) -- Philadelphia, Miss., where the Ku Klux Klan killed three civil rights workers in 1964, has elected its first black mayor, polls show.
  • Soldier charged with overdose death   UPI / 12:34AM
    TACOMA, Wash., May 22 (UPI) -- Other soldiers say an Army private charged with the overdose death of his teenage girlfriend was known for selling drugs at their base in Washington state.
  • Thursday, May 21

  • 2 convicted in pop singer's slaying   UPI / 7:34PM
    CAIRO, May 21 (UPI) -- An Egyptian real-estate mogul and ex-member of Parliament has been found guilty of ordering the slaying of his ex-girlfriend, Lebanese pop singer Suzanne Tamim.
  • Girlfriend, NFL player accused of murder   UPI / 4:35PM
    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 21 (UPI) -- The former live-in girlfriend of a millionaire California businessman and an ex-NFL linebacker have been charged with killing him 14 years ago, police say.
  • Tuesday, May 19

  • Spielberg to produce 'MLK' bio-picture   UPI / 8:14PM
    LOS ANGELES, May 19 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg is producing a bio-picture about U.S. civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39.
  • Monday, May 18

  • Rapper Dolla fatally shot in mall lot   UPI / 11:34PM
    LOS ANGELES, May 18 (UPI) -- Dolla's publicist said the Atlanta rapper was fatally shot in the head Monday afternoon in the parking lot of the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles.
  • Sunday, May 17

  • Defendant's health halts homicide trial   UPI / 1:34PM
    WAUSAU, Wis., May 17 (UPI) -- A reckless homicide trial in Wausau, Wis., was halted temporarily after the defendant suddenly slumped over and appeared dazed, a lawyer said.
  • Saturday, May 16

  • Suspect not father of slain Marine's fetus   UPI / 7:24PM
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C., May 16 (UPI) -- DNA testing indicates a former U.S. Marine accused of killing a pregnant Marine in North Carolina was not the father of the unborn baby, a report says.
  • Friday, May 15

  • Widow says tainted water killed husband   UPI / 12:54PM
    CRESTWOOD, Ill., May 15 (UPI) -- The widow of a former Crestwood, Ill., resident charges contaminated drinking water was responsible for the lymphoma that killed her husband, a lawsuit says.
  • Officials probe killer's art sold online   UPI / 9:05AM
    WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 15 (UPI) -- Manitoba is investigating if a Web site selling art by a killer who beheaded and dismembered his victim is breaking the law, Justice Department officials said.
  • Thursday, May 14

  • Gag order in editor killing case   UPI / 11:34PM
    OAKLAND, Calif., May 14 (UPI) -- A judge in California has postponed the arraignment of two men charged with the killing of Oakland editor Chauncey Bailey.
  • Tuesday, May 12

  • 3 killed in Arkansas tank explosion   UPI / 11:54PM
    GARNER, Ark., May 12 (UPI) -- Three contractors doing maintenance in an empty gasoline storage tank in Arkansas were killed by an explosion Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
  • Clothes Lennon died in to go on display   UPI / 4:05PM
    LONDON, May 12 (UPI) -- The clothes music icon John Lennon was wearing the day he was gunned down in 1980 are to go on display at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York.
  • Monday, May 11

  • No. 2 Mounty apologizes for stun gun death   UPI / 5:44PM
    OTTAWA, May 11 (UPI) -- The No. 2 Royal Canadian Mounted Police commander apologized Monday for the stun gun death of a Polish immigrant at Vancouver International Airport.
  • Friday, May 8

  • Garrison completes rehab requirements   UPI / 4:34PM
    LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- Actor Lane Garrison, who recently served 18 months in a California prison for vehicular homicide and drunk driving, has left rehab, a source said.
  • Man guns down wife, daughter, self   UPI / 8:34AM
    EDMONTON, Alberta, May 8 (UPI) -- A terminally ill Canadian man in Alberta shot and killed his wife and teenage daughter this week before killing himself, police said.
  • Thursday, May 7

  • Drew Peterson arrested in 3rd wife's death   UPI / 11:05PM
    BOLINGBROOK, Ill., May 7 (UPI) -- Drew Peterson, a former Illinois police sergeant, was arrested Thursday in connection with the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, police said.
  • Tuesday, May 5

  • Woman, two sons found slain near St. Louis   UPI / 2:24PM
    COLUMBIA, Ill., May 5 (UPI) -- A 37-year-old woman and her sons, thought to be 7 and 11 years old, were found slain in their home near St. Louis Tuesday, neighbors said.
  • Saturday, May 2

  • Stepsister denies woman's Zodiac claims   UPI / 3:14PM
    SAN FRANCISCO, May 2 (UPI) -- A woman who claims her late stepfather was San Francisco's infamous Zodiac killer is dead wrong, another daughter of the man says.
  • Tuesday, April 28

  • Caregiver accused in death of disabled man   UPI / 11:44AM
    BALTIMORE, April 28 (UPI) -- A Baltimore caregiver accused in the death of a mentally disabled man was a quiet and "unremarkable" employee, a group home director said.
  • Sunday, April 26

  • Hudson makes emotional return to Chicago   UPI / 11:44AM
    CHICAGO, April 26 (UPI) -- Singer Jennifer Hudson said hello to family members in attendance at her first Chicago performance since their lives were impacted by a triple homicide.
  • Saturday, April 25

  • Swine flu may have killed 60 in Mexico   UPI / 10:34AM
    MEXICO CITY, April 25 (UPI) -- Swine flu in Mexico City closed schools and other public venues, made nearly 1,000 people ill and killed up to 60 people, public health officials say.
  • Preacher allegedly had blind man killed   UPI / 2:14AM
    BALTIMORE, April 25 (UPI) -- A Baltimore preacher was charged Friday with having a blind man killed so he could collect $1 million in life insurance.
  • Thursday, April 23

  • FBI Probes Financial Dealings of Father Who Killed Family, Self   AP / 12:34AM
    MELVILLE, N.Y. -- The FBI on Wednesday launched an investigation into what the Baltimore County, Md., police chief called "questionable financial dealings" by Garden City, N.Y., tax attorney William Parente, who authorities say killed his wife and two daughters before taking his own life in a Maryland hotel room.
  • Monday, April 20

  • Oprah scraps Columbine episode   UPI / 2:14PM
    CHICAGO, April 20 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey says her TV show wouldn't air an episode intended to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the deadly Columbine High School shooting in Colorado.
  • Saturday, April 18

  • Official innocence granted to Ill. man   UPI / 12:34PM
    CHICAGO, April 18 (UPI) -- An Illinois judge has granted a "certificate of innocence" to man who spent 26 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, his attorney says.
  • Thursday, April 16

  • 89 bats shot in Arizona mine   UPI / 4:44PM
    PHOENIX, April 16 (UPI) -- Wildlife officials in Arizona are searching for the killer of 89 Mexican free-tail bats shot to death in an old mine shaft.
  • Marine likely to be returned for trial   UPI / 4:24PM
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C., April 16 (UPI) -- The corporal charged with killing a pregnant female Marine is expected to be returned from Mexico soon for trial in North Carolina, a military spokesman said.
  • Monday, April 13

  • Spector found guilty of 2nd degree murder   UPI / 5:54PM
    LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- Famed music producer Phil Spector was convicted of second-degree murder Monday by the Los Angeles jury who heard his retrial.
  • Wife kills husband during shooting lesson   UPI / 11:14AM
    FORT LEWIS, Wash., April 13 (UPI) -- A Fort Lewis, Wash., woman fatally shot her husband as he was teaching her how to use a gun, Thurston County sheriff's officials say.
  • Saturday, April 11

  • Police: Gunmen Killed Two Kids, Teenager   AP / 12:34PM
    Police in Jefferson Parish, La., said a 19-year-old mother, her 23-month old son and a 6-year-old boy were fatally shot Saturday, and a third child was wounded.
  • Friday, April 10

  • DA announces charges in Adenhart crash   UPI / 10:24PM
    FULLERTON, Calif., April 10 (UPI) -- California prosecutors Friday filed murder, drunken driving and other charges against a suspect in the crash that killed LA Angels' pitcher Nick Adenhart.
  • Bloomberg ad tied to Va. Tech massacre   UPI / 6:44PM
    NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- An ad urging changes in Virginia gun laws will hit the airwaves on the anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday.
  • Spector deliberations halted again   UPI / 11:44AM
    LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- Jury deliberations in Phil Spector's Los Angeles murder retrial have been halted a second time due to a panelist's illness, officials said.
  • Thursday, April 9

  • Child killer made Festival Hall sculpture   UPI / 4:34PM
    LONDON, April 9 (UPI) -- A sculpture of an orchestra, made out of sheet music and installed in London's Royal Festival Hall, was created by convicted child killer Colin Pitchfork.
  • Wednesday, April 8

  • Dead son's sperm to be removed   UPI / 7:40PM
    AUSTIN, Texas, April 8 (UPI) -- A Texas woman has successfully sued to preserve the body of her son for sperm extraction so she might have a grandchild, officials said.
  • Vigil held for slain California girl   UPI / 3:35PM
    TRACY, Calif., April 8 (UPI) -- Residents of Tracy, Calif., say they came to a candlelight vigil at the home of an 8-year-old girl found dead this week to show their support for her family.
  • Spector's legal battles draining his funds   UPI / 10:44AM
    LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- Phil Spector's legal battles, stemming from the 2003 death of Lana Clarkson in his home, are draining his considerable fortune, the Los Angeles Times said.
  • Tuesday, April 7

  • Nursing home slaying suspect took pills   UPI / 4:35PM
    CARTHAGE, N.C., April 7 (UPI) -- A man accused of shooting eight people to death in a North Carolina nursing home says he doesn't remember the slayings, documents indicate.
  • Monday, April 6

  • Ex-cop: Detroit mayor sex party happened   UPI / 4:14PM
    DETROIT, April 6 (UPI) -- A former Detroit police investigator says he has few doubts that an alleged sex party at the city's mayoral mansion in 2002 actually happened.
  • Investigators: Father Killed Family After Wife Left Him for Another Man   AP / 12:34AM
    TACOMA, Wash. -- On Thursday night, James Harrison learned
  • Sunday, April 5

  • HIV murder conviction stirs Canada debate   UPI / 7:06PM
    TORONTO, April 5 (UPI) -- Some Canadian legal experts say they are concerned about a precedent set by a man's murder conviction for killing two sex partners by infecting them with HIV.
  • Saturday, April 4

  • One Killed in Bus Crash in Sierras   AP / 8:34PM
    At least one person was killed early Saturday when a bus carrying California ski resort employees to work crashed on Interstate 80 near the Nevada line.
  • Victims' families blast diabetic trucker   UPI / 2:14PM
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 4 (UPI) -- Survivors of a 20-year-old couple killed in 2006 when a truck crashed into their car in San Jose, Calif., say they can't forgive the truck's diabetic driver.
  • Friday, April 3

  • Spector jury adjourned until next week   UPI / 3:14PM
    LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has delayed deliberations in the Phil Spector murder retrial after a juror came down with the flu.
  • Thursday, April 2

  • Stallworth booked on manslaughter charge   UPI / 11:05AM
    MIAMI, April 2 (UPI) -- Cleveland Browns receiver Donte Stallworth surrendered to authorities in Miami Thursday to face a DUI manslaughter charge in a crash that killed a pedestrian.
  • Wednesday, April 1

  • DUI charge filed against Stallwoth   UPI / 9:14PM
    MIAMI, April 1 (UPI) -- Cleveland Browns wide receiver Dante Stallworth was charged Wednesday with DUI manslaughter.
  • Tuesday, March 31

  • Three convicted in Lucky Dube slaying   UPI / 1:24PM
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 31 (UPI) -- Three men have been convicted for the fatal 2007 shooting of reggae star Lucky Dube in South Africa.
  • Police suspect Vilma condo used in killing   UPI / 11:14AM
    NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- Police say they want to know if two men found slain in New York were killed in the Long Island luxury condo owned by NFL linebacker Jonathan Vilma.
  • Monday, March 30

  • Spector jury set to resume deliberation   UPI / 10:24PM
    LOS ANGELES, March 30 (UPI) -- The jury that heard Phil Spector's re-trial in the death of Lana Clarkson is set to resume deliberation this week, the Los Angeles court calendar indicates.
  • Community holds vigil after vicious attack   UPI / 11:54AM
    LEESBURG, Va., March 30 (UPI) -- An estimated 200 men, women and children held a pre-dawn vigil to honor a Leesburg, Va., couple attacked during a routine morning stroll.
  • Sunday, March 29

  • Ex-nurse charged in slayings still at work   UPI / 5:24PM
    SAN ANTONIO, March 29 (UPI) -- A decision by military officials to allow an ex-nurse accused of killing three patients to keep working at an Air Force hospital in Texas is wrong, critics say.
  • Friday, March 27

  • Legal fight over JFK killing window   UPI / 12:14AM
    DALLAS, March 26 (UPI) -- A Tennessee man who claimed to own the window Lee Harvey Oswald perched on to fire at President John F. Kennedy has died, complicating a legal fight.
  • Thursday, March 26

  • Phil Spector case goes to jury   UPI / 5:54PM
    LOS ANGELES, March 26 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles jury that heard Phil Spector's 5-month-long murder retrial began deliberations Thursday.
  • Canadian admits to U.S. sailor's death   UPI / 10:05AM
    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, March 26 (UPI) -- A Canadian man in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter in the 2006 stabbing death of a U.S. sailor.
  • Wednesday, March 25

  • Ohio couple jailed in son's death   UPI / 9:05PM
    CLEVELAND, March 25 (UPI) -- A Cleveland couple were in jail Wednesday, accused of failing to get medical treatment for their 8-year-old son, who died of Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • Closing arguments heard in Spector retrial   UPI / 10:34AM
    LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- Phil Spector's attorney maintained at the famed music producer's retrial that Lana Clarkson could have killed herself in Spector's Alhambra, Calif., home.
  • Tuesday, March 24

  • Man admits to involvement in shooting   UPI / 11:54AM
    ATLANTA, March 24 (UPI) -- A 23-year-old man has pleaded guilty to involvement in a shooting that paralyzed renowned primatologist Shelly Williams, prosecutors in Atlanta say.
  • Sunday, March 22

  • Book: Misinformation nearly killed Rose   UPI / 4:05PM
    NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- U.S. TV journalist Charlie Rose was nearly killed by a mafia hit man because of a misinformation provided by crooked cops, a new book alleges.
  • Friday, March 20

  • 'Knight' director's brother arrested   UPI / 11:44PM
    CHICAGO, March 20 (UPI) -- "The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan's older brother, Matthew Francis Nolan, has been arrested in Chicago on murder and kidnapping charges.
  • Judge gives Spector jury broader choice   UPI / 8:34PM
    LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- Jurors in the Los Angeles trial of music producer Phil Spector can convict him of manslaughter if they do not think he's guilty of murder, a judge said Friday.
  • First Manson recording in 15 years offered   UPI / 8:14PM
    NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- Convicted U.S. killer Charles Manson says in his first released recording in 15 years that a true human being feels compassion for incarcerated animals.
  • Thursday, March 19

  • 'Idol' shooting Detroit mentoring footage   UPI / 4:14PM
    DETROIT, March 19 (UPI) -- The singing competition series "American Idol" is shooting footage for an upcoming Motown-themed episode at Detroit's Motown Historical Museum.
  • California snaps new photo of aging Manson   UPI / 1:05PM
    LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- California prison officials say the release of a new photo of Charles Manson was part of a program that routinely updates images of its inmates.
  • Use of troops in civilian case probed   UPI / 12:34AM
    FORT RUCKER, Ala., March 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army is investigating the deployment of active-duty military police in response to a killing spree in Alabama, military officials said Wednesday.
  • Wednesday, March 18

  • SoCal jury urges death penalty in wildfire   UPI / 7:34PM
    RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 18 (UPI) -- A Southern California jury Wednesday recommended the death penalty for an arsonist in the deaths of five federal firefighters killed battling a 2006 wildfire.
  • Former nurse charged in patient deaths   UPI / 2:05PM
    AUSTIN, Texas, March 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Air Force officials say they have arrested an officer who is accused of killing hospital patients when he worked as a hospital nurse in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Tuesday, March 17

  • Air Force nurse charged in 3 deaths   UPI / 11:34PM
    LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas, March 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. Air Force nurse stationed at a Texas base was charged Tuesday in the deaths of three terminally ill patients, the military branch said.
  • Final Exit leader denies wrongdoing   UPI / 8:34PM
    ATLANTA, March 17 (UPI) -- A leader of the assisted-suicide group Final Exit Network said Tuesday that he expects a criminal case in Georgia to be a key test for his movement.
  • Monday, March 16

  • No Stallworth charges before Friday   UPI / 3:14PM
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 16 (UPI) -- It will be at least Friday before authorities decide whether to charge Cleveland Browns receiver Donte Stallworth in a Miami Beach traffic fatality, police say.
  • Report: Iraqi soccer player shot by fan   UPI / 2:14PM
    HILLA, Iraq, March 16 (UPI) -- Iraqi soccer player Heidar Kazem was shot and killed by a rival fan after scoring a goal in game played south of Baghdad, local reports said.
  • Drew Peterson's brother voices suspicions   UPI / 1:34PM
    NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- The stepbrother of former Illinois police Sgt. Drew Peterson says Peterson asked him odd questions after the 2007 disappearance of Peterson's wife.
  • Saturday, March 14

  • Evidence From Mesa Murder Among Most Incriminating: Serial Shooter Convicted of Crimes Close to Home   AP / 2:35PM
    Mar. 14--Dale Hausner didn't stray far from his Mesa apartment to commit the last two shootings of a 14-month crime spree.
  • Desai inspired by dead friend's memory   UPI / 12:05AM
    LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- "American Idol" contestant Anoop Desai says he wanted to compete in the U.S. TV talent show to honor the memory of his slain friend, Eve Carson.
  • Thursday, March 12

  • Alabama shooter wanted to be Marine   UPI / 10:44PM
    GENEVA, Ala., March 12 (UPI) -- The man who killed 10 people in Alabama wrote that he had been frustrated in his desire to become a Marine or a police officer, authorities said Thursday.
  • FBI joins inquiry into soldier's shooting   UPI / 1:54PM
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 12 (UPI) -- The FBI said in a statement Thursday that it has joined the investigation into the shooting death of U.S. Army Spc. Christopher N. Lanum.
  • Wednesday, March 11

  • Soldier charged in girl's Army base death   UPI / 3:24PM
    FORT LEWIS, Wash., March 11 (UPI) -- A Fort Lewis, Wash., soldier was charged with involuntary manslaughter following the drug-overdose death of a 16-year-old girl at the U.S. Army base's barracks.
  • Tuesday, March 10

  • Four U.N. Peacekeepers Shot in Darfur   AP / 2:35PM
    A group of unidentified gunmen shot and wounded four United Nations peacekeepers in the western Darfur area of Sudan, officials said Tuesday.
  • Monday, March 9

  • Couple arrested in death of toddler   UPI / 12:44PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., March 9 (UPI) -- Police say a couple sought in the death of a 3-year-old girl were arrested in Buffalo, N.Y., after church members recognized them on a crime show.
  • Saturday, March 7

  • 2 ducks shot with arrows in So. Florida   UPI / 7:14PM
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 7 (UPI) -- Police in South Florida are investigating the shootings of two Muscovy ducks by someone armed with a bow and arrows.
  • Colleagues: Man shot by police depressed   UPI / 12:44AM
    PHILADELPHIA, March 7 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia Gas Works employee died Friday evening in a police shooting that appears to have been a case of what is often called "suicide by cop."
  • Friday, March 6

  • Informant: Leader talked of editor's death   UPI / 5:34PM
    OAKLAND, Calif., March 6 (UPI) -- An informant told prosecutors that the leader of Your Black Muslim Bakery in Oakland, Calif., admitted arranging the killing of a newspaper editor.
  • Wednesday, March 4

  • 'Bachelor' Mesnick Says It 'Killed' Him to Dump Fiancee   AP / 4:34PM
    Mar. 4--Shilly-shallying "Bachelor" Jason Mesnick said yesterday it "killed" him to dump fiancee Melissa Rycroft on national TV, even as past season veterans lined up to fire arrows into the single father's fickle heart.
  • Accused Ky. coach admits denying water   UPI / 1:24PM
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 4 (UPI) -- A Kentucky football coach charged in the death of a player said he denied water to four other players during a late-summer practice but not the one who died.
  • Guilty verdict in 'Potter' actor slaying   UPI / 12:24PM
    LONDON, March 4 (UPI) -- A 22-year-old man was found guilty in a London court Wednesday of stabbing to death teen film actor Robert Knox.
  • Wife of slain Panthers RB Fred Lane freed   UPI / 9:14AM
    RALEIGH, N.C., March 3 (UPI) -- Deidra Lane was released from prison in North Carolina Tuesday after serving eight years for killing her husband, Carolina Panthers running back Fred Lane.
  • Tuesday, March 3

  • Arrest Warrant Issued for Prison Inmate in Chandra Levy Slaying   AP / 4:34PM
    WASHINGTON -- Police obtained an arrest warrant Tuesday for El Salvador immigrant Ingmar A. Guandique for the 2001 killing of Chandra Levy, opening another dramatic chapter in one of the nation's most enduring murder mysteries.
  • Texas man faces execution on his birthday   UPI / 10:05AM
    HOUSTON, March 3 (UPI) -- Lawyers argued racial prejudice in a last-ditch attempt to save a condemned Texas prisoner from being executed on his birthday.
  • Monday, March 2

  • U.N., U.S. condemn Guinea-Bissau violence   UPI / 8:34PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., March 2 (UPI) -- The United Nations and the U.S. State Department Monday separately condemned the killings of the Guinea-Bissau president and his chief of staff.
  • Friday, February 27

  • Hudson says she's in a 'good place'   UPI / 4:34PM
    CHICAGO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Singer Jennifer Hudson, whose mother, brother and nephew were killed in Chicago last year, said on Friday's "The Oprah Winfrey Show," she's in a good place.
  • Casey Anthony sued over babysitter claim   UPI / 2:54PM
    ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Casey Anthony's brother testified in a deposition Friday that a Florida woman wasn't Caylee Anthony's babysitter, lawyers said.
  • Twin to Provide Alibi in Slaying: March 9 Trial Set in Brother's Death   AP / 1:34PM
    Feb. 27--Derris Lewis, accused of killing his twin brother last year, was 6 miles away at the time of the crime and three witnesses will vouch for him, his attorney said in a "notice of alibi" motion filed in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.
  • Thursday, February 26

  • Man awarded $1.3M for false conviction   UPI / 10:34PM
    GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- City officials in Glendale, Calif., say they are considering their legal options after a jury awarded $1.3 million to a man who was falsely accused of murder.
  • Wednesday, February 25

  • Copter crash killed one in N.C.   UPI / 10:05PM
    MYOCK, N.C., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The company once known as Blackwater Worldwide says one of its instructors was killed in a helicopter crash at their North Carolina training center.
  • Coroner: Nursing home death a homicide   UPI / 10:05PM
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The death of a 97-year-old man thrown to the ground by 82-year-old Minnesota wrestling great Verne Gagne was a homicide, an official ruled Wednesday.
  • Depositions in Anthony case targeted   UPI / 12:44PM
    ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- An attorney says a judge should cancel depositions from the parents of Casey Anthony, a Florida mom accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
  • Canadian's lawyer barred from Gitmo   UPI / 9:54AM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The attorney for a Canadian-born detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, says the center's chief of military defense lawyers won't permit him to see his client.
  • Tuesday, February 24

  • Woman charged with assisting suicide   UPI / 11:05PM
    STOCKTON, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A California woman has been charged with helping end the life of her brother, a blues musician felled by a series of strokes.
  • Mom, daughter allegedly hired hit man   UPI / 6:14PM
    DALLAS, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A Dallas-area mother and daughter have been charged with conspiring to kill their husband and father to collect on his life insurance.
  • Victim's Mom: Boy, 11, Made Several Threats Prior to Pregnant Woman's Slaying   AP / 3:34PM
    Feb. 24--PITTSBURGH -- An 11-year-old boy accused of killing his father's pregnant fiance had been threatening the woman for at least two months, the woman's mother said Tuesday.
  • No victim ID in Canada midway killings   UPI / 12:54PM
    OTTAWA, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Canadian prosecutors say they have the evidence to convict six men of killing a man in 2003 even though the dying victim refused to name his attackers.
  • Sunday, February 22

  • Serbian allegedly confessed to Dando death   UPI / 3:05PM
    LONDON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A Serbian national allegedly confessed in public that he killed British TV host Jill Dando in 1999, police say.
  • 9/11 health cases still months from trial   UPI / 12:44PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The sickest workers claiming ailments caused by the cleanup of the World Trade Center will be the first to have their cases heard in court, a U.S. judge says.
  • Saturday, February 21

  • Trial set for suspect in publisher's death   UPI / 3:44PM
    OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The man accused in the shotgun slaying off Oakland (Calif.) Post Editor Chauncey Bailey will go to trial in May, a judge says.
  • Arrest made in deaths tied to Eddy Curry   UPI / 12:35PM
    CHICAGO, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A suspect was in custody in Chicago for the killing of former Chicago Bulls player Eddy Curry's ex-girlfriend and her infant daughter, the woman's mother says.
  • Friday, February 20

  • Judge enters plea in NFL player's death   UPI / 8:14PM
    DENVER, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A Denver judge Friday entered a not guilty plea on behalf of a suspect in the killing of former Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams.
  • Brancato ashamed of squandering breaks   UPI / 5:24PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Colombian-born actor Lillo Brancato, who is in prison for attempted burglary, says he is ashamed of himself for squandering his opportunities.
  • Sunday, February 15

  • Muslim TV owner charged with killing wife   UPI / 11:24AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Authorities in Buffalo, N.Y., say a man accused of beheading his wife had founded a Muslim TV channel to counter violent images of Muslims.
  • Saturday, February 14

  • Cop Fatally Shot in Logan   AP / 5:34AM
    Feb. 14--GUN VIOLENCE claimed the life of Officer John Pawlowski last night, the sixth Philadelphia police officer to be killed in the line of duty in the last 16 months.
  • Friday, February 13

  • Tenants not guilty in firemen's deaths   UPI / 10:24PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Two New York apartment tenants have been found not guilty of manslaughter and other charges in the death of two firefighters, officials said Friday.
  • Mangione musicians killed in plane crash   UPI / 4:05PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Two members of Chuck Mangione's band were killed Thursday night in the commuter plane crash near Buffalo, N.Y., said the jazz musician's publicist.
  • Thursday, February 12

  • Jennifer Hudson's new music video released   UPI / 8:44AM
    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-actress Jennifer Hudson's music video for her new song "If This Isn't Love" was released on television and the Internet Wednesday.
  • Wednesday, February 11

  • Trial on 'Potter' actor's death under way   UPI / 3:05PM
    LONDON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The man accused of killing British actor Rob Knox screamed "make my day" before stabbing him, a witness testified in court.
  • Tuesday, February 10

  • Retired surgeon charged with shooting hawk   UPI / 4:05PM
    VIENNA, Va., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A retired doctor says that he shot a hawk in his Virginia backyard because it threatened an orphaned squirrel he and his wife had raised.
  • Fla. memorial service held for Caylee   UPI / 3:54PM
    ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Members of the family of slain Florida 2-year-old Caylee Anthony say they are proud to have been part of the toddler's short life.
  • Sunday, February 8

  • Hudson, Houston perform at Davis party   UPI / 4:05PM
    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Tragedy-struck singer Jennifer Hudson said at Clive Davis's pre-Grammy Awards party in Los Angeles that she is focused on the here and now.
  • Friday, February 6

  • Lawyer: Casey Anthony like 'The Fugitive'   UPI / 6:24PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A lawyer for the Florida woman accused of killing her 3-year-old daughter compared her to "The Fugitive," Dr. Richard Kimble, during a TV interview Friday.
  • Thursday, February 5

  •'s brother shot to death   UPI / 9:24AM
    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A Black Eyed Peas publicist has confirmed the younger brother of band member was fatally shot in the head while sitting in a car in the Philippines.
  • Wednesday, February 4

  • Peterson engagement wasn't a stunt   UPI / 12:24PM
    JOLIET, Ill., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- An Illinois man says his daughter's engagement to a man, whose third wife was found dead and fourth wife went missing, wasn't a publicity stunt.
  • Tuesday, February 3

  • Sailor killed in murder-suicide   UPI / 7:54PM
    ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. sailor who posted a YouTube video of his shipmates dancing on the Internet died in a murder-suicide over financial problems, officials said.
  • Hudson lip-synced at Super Bowl   UPI / 11:24AM
    TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The producer of this week's Super Bowl show in Tampa, Fla., said Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson lip-synced "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the game.
  • Monday, February 2

  • Film argues Vicious didn't kill Spungen   UPI / 1:14PM
    LONDON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Director Alan G. Parker says his new U.K. film "Who Killed Nancy?" makes a strong argument that punk rocker Sid Vicious didn't stab Nancy Spungen to death.
  • Saturday, January 31

  • Super Bowl to mark Hudson's return   UPI / 3:05PM
    CHICAGO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Singer Jennifer Hudson, who lost three family members in a Chicago killing last year, is set to return to the stage at the Super Bowl, an editor says.
  • Friday, January 30

  • Drew Peterson's new gal moves out   UPI / 3:14PM
    CHICAGO, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The author of a book on Drew Peterson says the ex-cop's engagement to a 24-year-old waitress broke up Friday when the woman's furious father showed up.
  • Thursday, January 29

  • Man gets 10 days in jail for bison killing   UPI / 2:54PM
    DENVER, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A 45-year-old Texas man will spend 10 days in jail in Park County, Colo., for masterminding the killing of 32 bison last year, a judge says.
  • Tuesday, January 27

  • 60 ducks killed by snowmobiles   UPI / 9:44PM
    FORT ATKINSON, Wis., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Sixty ducks found dead on the icy Rock River in Wisconsin may be the state's second incidence this winter of ducks killed by snowmobiles, police said.
  • Man, 85, spared prison for killing wife   UPI / 5:34PM
    VENTURA, Calif., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- An 85-year-old Southern California man has been spared prison for an attempted murder-suicide that killed his Alzheimer's-stricken wife.
  • Slain Chicago woman feared ex-boyfriend   UPI / 1:05PM
    CHICAGO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A woman found slain in a Chicago townhouse, identified as the mother of NBA player Eddy Curry's son, was trying to escape an abusive boyfriend, her family says.
  • Monday, January 26

  • Prep coach arraigned in player death   UPI / 7:24PM
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Kentucky high school football coach was arraigned Monday in the heat exhaustion-related death of one of his players.
  • Curry's Ex-Girlfriend Slain in Chicago   AP / 10:34AM
    Jan. 26--The mother of one of Eddy Curry's children and her infant daughter were murdered in Chicago on Saturday night. Nova Henry, 24, and her 9-month-old daughter, Ava, were found fatally shot in their apartment. Curry's son, 3, was found unharmed, but according to reports, he witnessed the killings.
  • Sunday, January 25

  • Eddy Curry's Ex-Girlfriend, Her Daughter Slain   AP / 8:34PM
    CHICAGO -- The mother of one of Eddy Curry's children and her infant daughter were murdered in Chicago on Saturday night. Nova Henry, 24, and her 9-month-old daughter, Ava, were found fatally shot in their apartment. Curry's son, who is 3 years old, was found unharmed, but, according to reports, witnessed the killings.
  • Sources: Slain Woman Curry's Ex-Girlfriend   AP / 1:34PM
    A 24-year-old woman found slain in her Chicago apartment this weekend is the mother of NBA player Eddy Curry's young son, sources say.
  • Sources: Slain woman Curry's ex-girlfriend   UPI / 1:14PM
    CHICAGO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A 24-year-old woman found slain in her Chicago apartment this weekend is the mother of NBA player Eddy Curry's young son, sources say.
  • Saturday, January 24

  • No end in sight for Notorious B.I.G. case   UPI / 2:44PM
    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The 1997 killing of rap star Notorious B.I.G. in Los Angeles will likely not be solved in the near future, a former New York police investigator says.
  • Friday, January 23

  • BRIEF: Mo. Father Charged With Incest, Killing Infant   AP / 3:34PM
    Jan. 23--HARRISONVILLE, Mo. -- Authorities in Missouri say a man fathered four children with his teenage daughter and killed at least one of the children.
  • Coach charged in heat stroke death   UPI / 2:54PM
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A head football coach at a high school in Louisville, Ky., is guilty of reckless homicide for a student athlete's death from heat stroke, authorities allege.
  • Thursday, January 22

  • Marines could face death penalty in case   UPI / 3:24PM
    RIVERSIDE, Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Four U.S. Marines could face death sentences in Riverside County, Calif., if convicted in the killings of their sergeant and his wife, prosecutors say.
  • Tuesday, January 20

  • Hudson kin slay suspect pleads not guilty   UPI / 3:54PM
    CHICAGO, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- William Balfour, the man charged with killing three members of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson's family, has pleaded not guilty in a Chicago court.
  • Sunday, January 18

  • Stripper's family lists hit man as witness   UPI / 1:54PM
    DETROIT, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Lawyers for a slain Detroit stripper linked to a party allegedly hosted by the city's former mayor may call a confessed "hit man" as a witness, observers say.
  • Thursday, January 15

  • Conviction based on deer DNA appealed   UPI / 6:14PM
    PITTSBURGH, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A man found guilty of murder in western Pennsylvania based on a DNA analysis of deer meat is seeking a new trial.
  • Wednesday, January 14

  • Tijuana mayor announces anti-drug effort   UPI / 5:14PM
    TIJUANA, Mexico, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The mayor of Tijuana says that Mexican federal officials have accepted his plan to use new legal tools in a crackdown on drug cartels.
  • Hudson to sing at the Super Bowl   UPI / 12:05PM
    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson has agreed to sing the national anthem at next month's Super Bowl in Tampa, Fla., the NFL and NBC announced Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, January 13

  • Military judges' impartiality challenged   UPI / 1:44PM
    SYDNEY, Nova Scotia, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Lawyers representing a Canadian soldier accused of killing a comrade in Afghanistan have challenged the impartiality of military judges.
  • Monday, January 12

  • Police: Resilient woman killed by own son   UPI / 12:14PM
    NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- New Orleans police allege a 73-year-old woman who survived cancer, diabetes and hypertension has been killed by her own son.
  • Saturday, January 10

  • Once-Rising Actor Falls to Sentence of 10 Years in Prison for Burglary Involving Shooting Death   AP / 12:34AM
    NEW YORK -- The fall of once-rising actor Lillo Brancato Jr. was completed Friday when a Bronx, N.Y., judge sentenced him to 10 years in prison for a burglary in which an accomplice shot dead an off-duty police officer.
  • Friday, January 9

  • Brancato sentenced to 10 years in prison   UPI / 1:44PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Lillo Brancato was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in an attempted burglary that led to the death of a police officer, The New York Times said.
  • Wednesday, January 7

  • Cop in transit shooting under guard   UPI / 4:05PM
    OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A police officer involved in a fatal New Year's Day shooting at an Oakland, Calif., rapid transit station is under police protection, sources say.
  • 32 Suspected Afghan Militants Killed   AP / 3:34PM
    Coalition troops killed 32 suspected militants in Afghanistan as part of an operation targeting a possible bombing cell, the military said Wednesday.
  • Glove major clue in deaths of woman, son   UPI / 2:54PM
    CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Investigators say that a military glove found in the home of a slain Florida woman links a former sergeant at MacDill Air Force Base to the crime scene.
  • Canadian on trial for Afghan shooting   UPI / 9:34AM
    PETAWAWA, Ontario, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A Canadian officer accused of killing a wounded and disarmed suspected Taliban insurgent in Afghanistan is seeking release until his military trial in Ontario.
  • Tuesday, January 6

  • Nuggets' J.R. Smith escapes indictment   UPI / 3:34PM
    FREEHOLD, N.J., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith has avoided a vehicular homicide charge in New Jersey for a car crash that killed a friend in 2007.
  • Juvenile killer gets adult jail time   UPI / 3:24PM
    PONTIAC, Mich., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A Michigan man who spent nearly a decade in a juvenile facility for killing a man at age 11 has drawn an adult jail sentence for drug dealing, observers said.
  • Former Ill. inmate to collect millions   UPI / 3:05PM
    CHICAGO, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Madison Hobley say the former Illinois death row inmate is moving ahead to collect $6.5 million in a legal settlement with the city of Chicago.
  • Friday, January 2

  • Hudson may perform at Obama inauguration   UPI / 11:34AM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson is considering singing at U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's upcoming inauguration, a source says.
  • Canadian soldier charged in Afghan's death   UPI / 11:34AM
    OTTAWA, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A Canadian officer serving in Afghanistan was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a suspected insurgent, the military said.
  • Wednesday, December 31

  • Slain man's family seeks Disneyland statue   UPI / 3:54PM
    ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The parents of a black man mistakenly shot by Anaheim, Calif., police say they want Disneyland to erect a statue of their late son at the theme park.
  • Tuesday, December 30

  • Balfour indicted for Hudson slayings   UPI / 3:54PM
    CHICAGO, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- William Balfour was formally indicted Tuesday for the slayings of three members of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson's family in Chicago.
  • Sunday, December 28

  • Critics doubt Adam Walsh case closure   UPI / 1:14PM
    HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Critics say a decision to close the investigation of the 1981 slaying of 6-year-old Adam Walsh is fraught with unanswered questions.
  • Saturday, December 27

  • Dad allegedlly shot over talking in movie   UPI / 1:34PM
    PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A South Philadelphia man became so furious over a talkative family's interference with his movie-watching that he shot the father in the arm, police allege.
  • Friday, December 26

  • Canada, Saudi Arabia discussing prisoner   UPI / 3:24PM
    OTTAWA, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Canadian officials say they have initiated talks with officials in Saudi Arabia regarding a Canadian national scheduled for execution in that country.
  • Tuesday, December 23

  • Man who killed T.I.'s pal gets 66 years   UPI / 5:14PM
    CINCINNATI, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- An Ohio judge sentenced the man who shot and killed rapper T.I.'s best friend, Philant "Big Phil" Johnson, to 66 years to life in prison.
  • Jennifer Hudson to sing at MusiCares event   UPI / 4:24PM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson, the U.S. singer whose mother, brother and nephew were slain this year, is set to perform at the upcoming MusiCares Person of the Year gala.
  • Cop's sister outraged by Brancato verdict   UPI / 10:05AM
    BRONX, N.Y., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The sister of slain New York Police Officer Daniel Enchautegui says she is disappointed actor Lillo Brancato was acquitted of killing him.
  • Monday, December 22

  • Brancato acquitted of murder   UPI / 6:05PM
    BRONX, N.Y., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Actor Lillo Brancato has been acquitted in the murder of a New York police officer, though he was convicted of attempted burglary, New York One said.
  • Deutsche Bank fire figures surrender   UPI / 1:14PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Three construction supervisors expected to be charged in the deaths of two New York firefighters have surrendered to authorities, sources say.
  • Friday, December 19

  • Pollan to star in 'Natalee Holloway Story'   UPI / 5:24PM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Tracy Pollan has signed on to star in the television movie "The Natalee Holloway Story," Lifetime announced Friday.
  • Brancato jury says it is deadlocked   UPI / 10:24AM
    BRONX, N.Y., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A New York judge ordered the jury that heard actor Lillo Brancato's murder trial to continue deliberating Friday, even though it said it was deadlocked.
  • Thursday, December 18

  • Charges dropped in 'Big Dig' death   UPI / 5:44PM
    BOSTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Massachusetts has agreed to drop a manslaughter charge against a company implicated in a death in a Big Dig tunnel in return for $16 million in penalties.
  • Wednesday, December 17

  • Scott Ruffalo's death ruled a homicide   UPI / 10:54PM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office declared Wednesday that Scott Ruffalo's shooting death a homicide.
  • Ohio man avoids penalty for bear shooting   UPI / 12:54PM
    COSHOCTON, Ohio, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Ohio prosecutors say they have dropped charges against a 35-year-old man accused of killing an endangered bear.
  • Canadian pelican survives shooting   UPI / 12:14PM
    CALGARY, Alberta, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A Canadian migratory pelican shot in the neck last fall is recovering and will spend the icy winter in a wildlife clinic northwest of Calgary, Alberta.
  • Ore. bank bomb suspect's father arrested   UPI / 1:05AM
    SALEM, Ore., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The father of a man accused in a deadly bank bomb explosion in Oregon was arrested Tuesday, police said.
  • Tuesday, December 16

  • Former 'Bond girl' slain in Ireland   UPI / 6:54PM
    HOWTH, Ireland, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Celine Cawley, who earned the title of "Bond girl" for her small role in "A View to a Kill," was bludgeoned to death at her home in Howth, Ireland, police say.
  • Brancato takes stand at his murder trial   UPI / 3:24PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Lillo Brancato, an actor being tried for murder, says he was trying to let himself into his drug dealer's home when his friend shot a New York police officer.
  • 'Pulp' scribe charged in fatal crash   UPI / 1:05PM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Roger Avary, the man who co-wrote "Pulp Fiction," has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter in a Jan. 13 car crash in Ojai, Calif.
  • 25 Killed in Tour Bus Crash in Israel   AP / 12:34PM
    Twenty-five tourists from Russia were killed when their tour bus traveling north of Eilat, Israel, crashed and plunged into a ravine, officials said.
  • Sunday, December 14

  • Witness ties Brancato to homicide house   UPI / 3:05PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A witness in Lillo Brancato's murder trial has testified the "Sopranos" actor allegedly tried to buy drugs at a New York home where a cop was killed.
  • Saturday, December 13

  • 3 Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan   UPI / 9:44PM
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A roadside bomb detonated near a Canadian military armored vehicle Saturday, killing three soldiers and wounding a fourth, authorities said.
  • Gift blamed for triggering Hudson killings   UPI / 3:05PM
    CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A birthday gift made homicide suspect William Balfour so jealous he killed three family members of actress Jennifer Hudson in Chicago, prosecutors allege.
  • Friday, December 12

  • Nearly half of adults say no flu shot   UPI / 4:24PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Nearly half of all U.S. adults say they're not planning to get a flu shot this year, a RAND survey said.
  • Arraignment set in Fallujah POW slayings   UPI / 1:14PM
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine will be arraigned next week on a murder charge in connection with the death of prisoners during the battle for Fallujah, the Corps announced.
  • Thursday, December 11

  • Williams' suspect charged with contraband   UPI / 12:14PM
    DENVER, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Denver authorities allege they found a homemade knife in the cell of the man charged with killing Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams.
  • Wednesday, December 10

  • Wolf killings surge in Wisconsin   UPI / 5:05PM
    MADISON, Wis., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Wisconsin investigators say they are looking into a spike in the number of federally protected gray wolves shot during the current deer season.
  • Affleck may direct film about Don Bolles   UPI / 12:05PM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck is in talks to direct a film about Arizona Republic journalist Don Bolles who was slain in 1976 while working on a story about political corruption.
  • Jennifer Hudson to film music video   UPI / 11:44AM
    CHICAGO, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Jennifer Hudson, who has kept a low profile since three members of her family were shot to death in October, is set to work on a new music video.
  • Tuesday, December 9

  • Hong Kong orders 80,000 chickens killed   UPI / 8:34PM
    HONG KONG, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Authorities in Hong Kong Tuesday ordered about 80,000 chickens killed after discovering dozens of birds had died of bird flu at a nearby farm.
  • Monday, December 8

  • Warrant issued in Ruffalo brother shooting   UPI / 3:35PM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a female suspect in connection with the shooting of Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo's brother, TMZ said.
  • Mom jailed after daughter's diabetes death   UPI / 12:14AM
    MUNCIE, Ind., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- An Indiana woman has been charged with causing her 8-year-old daughter's death by failing to manage her diabetes.
  • Saturday, December 6

  • Lawyers: Blackwater shootings justified   UPI / 10:14PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Lawyers for five military contractors facing charges for a deadly shootout in Baghdad said Saturday they expect their clients to be cleared.
  • Ex-drug dealer testifies against actor   UPI / 4:34PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- An actor featured on "The Sopranos" was ratted out by his alleged ex-drug dealer, who testified for the prosecution at his New York trial on a murder charge.
  • Friday, December 5

  • 'Double Shot' contestant killed in crash   UPI / 8:44PM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Kandice Hutchinson, a contestant on the upcoming U.S. dating show "A Double Shot at Love," has been killed in a car crash, TMZ reported Friday.
  • Fred Goldman: Simpson where he belongs   UPI / 5:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Among those in a Nevada courtroom as O.J. Simpson was sentenced Friday was Fred Goldman, whose son was killed along with the former football star's ex-wife.
  • Cold case tied to Ark.anchorwoman's death   UPI / 1:54PM
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- DNA evidence has linked an unsolved rape and assault to the killing of anchorwoman Anne Pressly of Little Rock, Ark., police said.
  • Police looking for 2 in Ruffalo shooting   UPI / 10:05AM
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Police in Beverly Hills, Calif., said a man and a woman are wanted for questioning in the shooting of film star Mark Ruffalo's brother Scott.
  • Guardsman acquitted of killing 2 officers   UPI / 9:14AM
    FORT BRAGG, N.C., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A military jury in Fort Bragg, N.C., acquitted an army staff sergeant in the deaths of two officers at a military base in Iraq.
  • Hudson 'honored' by Grammy nods   UPI / 9:14AM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson, the U.S. singer-actress whose mother, brother and nephew were shot to death Oct. 24, says she was honored by her Grammy nominations this week.
  • Thursday, December 4

  • Balfour jealous Hudson sis was dating   UPI / 5:24PM
    CHICAGO, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- William Balfour, the man charged with killing three members of Jennifer Hudson's family, was jealous his estranged wife was dating, Chicago prosecutors said.
  • Wednesday, December 3

  • U.S. soldier's execution stayed   UPI / 10:05PM
    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A federal judge has delayed indefinitely the planned execution in Indiana of a U.S. Army soldier convicted of multiple murders and rapes.
  • No bail for Hudson family slay suspect   UPI / 2:54PM
    CHICAGO, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A Chicago judge Wednesday denied bail to William Balfour, charged with killing three members of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson's family.
  • Tuesday, December 2

  • Balfour charged in Hudson family slayings   UPI / 5:54PM
    CHICAGO, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- William Balfour has been charged with first-degree murder in the slayings of actress-singer Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew in Chicago.
  • Monday, December 1

  • Civil case to open in dog shooting   UPI / 8:05PM
    MILWAUKEE, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A Milwaukee woman alleges city police violated her constitutional rights when they fatally shot her injured dog, Bubba.
  • Balfour arrested in Hudson family slayings   UPI / 6:54PM
    CHICAGO, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- William Balfour was arrested Monday in the slayings of Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew, Chicago police said.
  • Dozens Killed, Scores Wounded in Spate of Iraq Attacks   AP / 6:34PM
    BAGHDAD -- As many as 38 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded Monday in multiple attacks across Iraq, including one in which a man detonated a suicide vest near a convoy of coalition vehicles in Mosul, killing up to 16.
  • Police seeking motive for deadly rampage   UPI / 1:44PM
    GAFFNEY, S.C., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Police in Cherokee County, S.C., say they want to learn why a man allegedly ran rampant on area streets with a front-end loader, killing one person.
  • Friday, November 28

  • Mumbai violence shuts down Bollywood   UPI / 10:44AM
    NEW DELHI, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- India's Bollywood film industry ground to a halt Thursday as violence stemming from terror attacks in Mumbai kept workers at home, The Hollywood Reporter said.
  • Thursday, November 27

  • Pet African wildcat shot in Pennsylvania   UPI / 5:34PM
    WILLISTOWN, Pa., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A wild African cat known as a serval was shot and killed this week on a farm 20 miles from Philadelphia.
  • Prince's ex-wife witnesses Mumbai mayhem   UPI / 4:34PM
    MUMBAI, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The ex-wife of U.S. rocker Prince told CNN she witnessed this week's massacre in Mumbai firsthand.
  • Arrest made in Ark. TV anchor's death   UPI / 1:14AM
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A man suspected of killing a television anchor woman in Arkansas was arrested Wednesday night, police said.
  • Tuesday, November 25

  • Cross-Country Slaying Suspect Has Volatile Past   AP / 11:34AM
    Nov. 25--A Sacramento man accused of fatally shooting two people, including his estranged wife, in a New Jersey church was captured late Monday in Georgia, authorities said.
  • Brancato murder trial begins in New York   UPI / 11:05AM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Actor Lillo Brancato Jr., who is on trial for murder in New York, wasn't responsible for a police officer's death, his lawyer said during opening statements.
  • Monday, November 24

  • Pakistani forces say 25 militants killed   UPI / 11:54PM
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The Pakistani military, claiming a major victory in the violence-wracked northwest region, said its security forces killed 25 militants and arrested 40 more.
  • Saturday, November 22

  • New doc recalls Kennedys' immigrant roots   UPI / 3:34PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Writer-director Robert Kline says he wanted his new documentary "The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings" to focus on the political family's immigrant roots.
  • Friday, November 21

  • Bail set for man in dry drowning case   UPI / 9:14PM
    GOOSE CREEK, S.C., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Bail has been set at $50,000 for a South Carolina man charged in the death of an autistic boy who drowned an hour after swimming.
  • First military execution since '61 planned   UPI / 8:34AM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier convicted of rape and murder is scheduled to be executed next month in the first military execution in more than 40 years, the Army said.
  • Thursday, November 20

  • Josh Brolin: 'Milk' story made me cry   UPI / 12:34PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Josh Brolin said he knew he wanted to be in Gus Van Sant's new biographical drama "Milk" as soon as he read the script.
  • Tuesday, November 18

  • Lennon tribute concert planned in NYC   UPI / 10:05PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- New Arts NYC says it is planning a free public concert at New York's Central Park Bandshell to commemorate the life of British music giant John Lennon.
  • Brancato fans booted from jury pool   UPI / 4:05PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Several people who said they couldn't be impartial hearing actor Lillo Brancato's second-degree murder trial were eliminated as potential jurors in New York.
  • Oldest known nuclear family was killed   UPI / 2:34PM
    ADELAIDE, Austria, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The oldest known nuclear family was killed in a violent struggle, an analysis of the 4,600-year-old remains buried in Germany indicate.
  • Friday, November 14

  • Police: Murder included in film script   UPI / 10:54AM
    EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A Canadian filmmaker in Edmonton, Alberta, is charged with first-degree murder in what police allege was a real murder based on a screenplay.
  • Jennifer Hudson thanks fans for support   UPI / 10:34AM
    CHICAGO, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-actress Jennifer Hudson thanks her fans on her MySpace page for the support they've shown her since three family members were killed last month.
  • Thursday, November 13

  • Fall foliage killing fish in Ohio   UPI / 11:34PM
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Officials in Ohio are urging residents not to sweep their leaves into the street for collection because they can wash into streams and kill fish.
  • James Brown's ex son-in-law slain   UPI / 1:35PM
    ATLANTA, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Atlanta police say the former son-in-law of late soul singer James Brown may have been slain in a contract killing related to the victim's business dealings.
  • Wednesday, November 12

  • 'Tuba Man' remembered in Seattle   UPI / 11:54PM
    SEATTLE, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A Seattle street musician known as the "Tuba Man" was buried Wednesday, days after being fatally assaulted by a group of teenagers.
  • Biologists defend wolf-killings in Alaska   UPI / 3:54PM
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists say killing scores of wolves this year has helped protect the state's endangered caribou population.
  • 8 Arrested in KKK Killing: The Victim, a Woman Thought to Be From the Tulsa Area, Reportedly Went to a Louisiana Klan Initiation.   AP / 6:34AM
    Nov. 12--Eight people have been arrested in the slaying of an Oklahoma woman who was killed Sunday in southeastern Louisiana during a Ku Klux Klan initiation, Louisiana officials said Tuesday.
  • Tuesday, November 11

  • Transgendered woman shot dead in Memphis   UPI / 10:54PM
    MEMPHIS, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A transgendered woman who planned to sue the Memphis police for physical abuse has been shot and killed.
  • Paterson Decries Killing of Ecuadorean Man in Patchogue   AP / 9:35AM
    Nov. 11--Gov. David A. Paterson yesterday decried the killing of a Patchogue man from Ecuador as a disgraceful act that "should serve as a source of outrage for all of us," and directed state law enforcement agencies to assist Suffolk Police in its investigation.
  • Monday, November 10

  • Two slain in Alabama-LSU argument   UPI / 5:24PM
    OWASSA, Ala., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- An Alabama football fan has been charged with murder in the slayings of a Louisiana State University backer and his wife, police say.
  • Suspect in Hudson Family Slayings to Remain in Custody   AP / 2:35PM
    CHICAGO -- The man police have called a suspect in the murder of members of actress Jennifer Hudson's family will remain in prison while investigators continue to investigate the triple slaying.
  • Hudson family slay suspect to stay in jail   UPI / 11:54AM
    CHICAGO, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The Illinois Prisoner Review Board Monday ruled that a person of interest in the triple homicide of Jennifer Hudson's family must stay behind bars.
  • Sunday, November 9

  • Suspect in Hudson killings eyeing freedom   UPI / 5:44PM
    JOLIET, Ill., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson's brother-in-law, suspected of killing three family members, appears before an Illinois parole board Monday to seek his freedom, officials say.
  • Reinstatement sought for Grisham lawsuit   UPI / 1:54PM
    DENVER, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A defamation lawsuit that named author John Grisham as a co-defendant should be reinstated, three former Oklahoma law enforcement officials say.
  • Friday, November 7

  • Confessions made in death of Marine, wife   UPI / 3:44PM
    RIVERSIDE, Calif., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Three of the four U.S. Marines accused of killing one of their own and his wife in his Riverside County, Calif., home have confessed, court documents show.
  • Thursday, November 6

  • Ex-FBI Agent John Connelly Found Guilty of Murder   AP / 10:34PM
    Jurors have found ex-FBI agent John Connolly guilty of second-degree murder for his role in helping Boston mobsters assassinate an accountant in South Florida in 1982. He was found not guilty of a second charge of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.
  • Mistrial Denied in FBI Murder Trial in Miami   AP / 5:34PM
    Nov. 6--MIAMI -- A judge denied a defense motion for a mistrial Thursday over jurors' discovery of a misplaced file in the case of a former Boston FBI agent accused of orchestrating a 1982 mob hit against a gambling executive.
  • Innocent pleas made by Obama plot suspects   UPI / 2:24PM
    MEMPHIS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Two white supremacists accused of plotting to kill President-elect Barack Obama pleaded innocent Thursday to related charges in Tennessee, prosecutors say.
  • Four Marines accused of killing couple   UPI / 1:24PM
    RIVERSIDE, Calif., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Four U.S. Marines have been charged with killing Marine Sgt. Jan Pietrzak and wife, Quiana, at the couple's home in Wincester, Calif., court records show.
  • Avoid eating game killed by lead bullets   UPI / 11:05AM
    BISMARCK, N.D., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say people who eat wild game killed by lead bullets might have higher blood levels of lead than people who don't eat such meat.
  • Wednesday, November 5

  • Afghans: Civilians Killed in Airstrike   AP / 10:35PM
    At least 40 Afghan civilians were killed and 28 more injured in a U.S.-led airstrike that hit a wedding gathering in southern Afghanistan, officials said.
  • Adrienne Shelly's husband sues contractor   UPI / 9:54AM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Adrienne Shelly's husband is suing the New York contractor who hired the illegal immigrant who killed the actress and filmmaker during a robbery gone awry.
  • Tuesday, November 4

  • Four Marines arrested in double homicide   UPI / 8:54PM
    RIVERSIDE, Calif., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The Riverside County, Calif., sheriff's department said four U.S. Marines have been arrested on suspicion of killing a Marine and his wife.
  • Monday, November 3

  • Public memorial held for Hudson family   UPI / 7:24AM
    CHICAGO, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- About 100 people attended a private memorial service for Jennifer Hudson's slain mother, brother and nephew Sunday, the Chicago Tribune said.
  • Memorial service held for Hudson family   UPI / 7:24AM
    CHICAGO, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- About 100 people attended a private memorial service for Jennifer Hudson's slain mother, brother and nephew Sunday, the Chicago Tribune said.
  • Sunday, November 2

  • Police seek St. Louis-area cop killer   UPI / 1:14PM
    UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A 41-year-old man suspected of shooting a St. Louis-area police officer to death was being sought Sunday, officials said.
  • Teen charged with killing crocodile   UPI / 12:34AM
    MIAMI, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A Florida teenager has been charged with killing a crocodile whose mutilated carcass was found on the University of Miami campus.
  • Friday, October 31

  • Gun found was used in Hudson slayings   UPI / 4:05PM
    CHICAGO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Forensic test results confirm a gun police found this week was used in the Hudson family triple homicide in Chicago, sources told the Chicago Tribune.
  • Army apologizes for wrongful court-martial   UPI / 2:05PM
    CHICAGO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- An 84-year-old Illinois man says the U.S. Army has apologized for wrongfully targeting him for a court-marital 64 years ago and given him his back pay.
  • Slain boy's photo turns up on soap opera   UPI / 1:14PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The family of a Georgia boy who was kidnapped, raped and killed last year says it is upset his picture was used on a nighttime soap opera.
  • Hudson family creates charity foundation   UPI / 11:14AM
    CHICAGO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The family of Chicago-born singer-actress Jennifer Hudson has announced the creation of the Hudson-King Foundation for Families of Slain Victims.
  • Thursday, October 30

  • Private memorial planned for Hudson family   UPI / 6:54PM
    CHICAGO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- An invitation-only memorial service is being planned in Chicago for three slain members of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson's family, a funeral home said.
  • Found gun may be linked to Hudson slayings   UPI / 9:44AM
    CHICAGO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Chicago Police say a gun, found near where 7-year-old Julian King's body was discovered, is being tested to see if it was used in the Hudson family slayings.
  • Phil Spector's retrial begins in L.A.   UPI / 7:44AM
    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Phil Spector's Los Angeles retrial -- on charges he fatally shot actress Lana Clarkson -- painted him as a serial abuser in opening statements.
  • Wednesday, October 29

  • Company using Hudson deaths for promotion   UPI / 3:24PM
    BROWERVILLE, Minn., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A shotgun rack manufacturer in Minnesota is using the killings of family members of U.S. singer-actress Jennifer Hudson's family in Chicago for a promotion.
  • Police think Hudson family killer had help   UPI / 2:54PM
    CHICAGO, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Chicago police are looking at the movements of their only suspect on the day three relatives of Chicago-born singer-actress Jennifer Hudson were killed.
  • Penn escorts Sheehan to 'Milk' premiere   UPI / 1:34PM
    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Actor Sean Penn escorted activist and San Francisco congressional candidate Cindy Sheehan to the San Francisco premiere of his new film "Milk."
  • Tuesday, October 28

  • Man charged in crash that killed mascot   UPI / 10:14PM
    HACKENSACK, N.J., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A New Jersey man was charged Tuesday with hitting and killing the University of North Carolina basketball team's mascot.
  • Hudson's sister opens up on MySpace   UPI / 5:44PM
    CHICAGO, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson's sister Julia talks about the death of her "innocent baby," 7-year-old Julian King, in a MySpace posting, reported.
  • O'Donnell blogs about Hudson tragedy   UPI / 4:54PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. actress and television personality Rosie O'Donnell is using the triple homicide of Jennifer Hudson's family members to discuss domestic violence.
  • ME: Hudson's nephew shot multiple times   UPI / 3:44PM
    CHICAGO, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The 7-year-old nephew of singer and actress Jennifer Hudson died from multiple gunshot wounds, the Cook County, Ill., medical examiner's office said Tuesday.
  • Aggressive mountain lion killed in Ariz.   UPI / 1:05AM
    TUCSON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Authorities said officers with the Arizona Game and Fish Department killed a mountain lion that had stalked a hiker the previous day.
  • Monday, October 27

  • Simon, Paula: Thoughts are with Jennifer   UPI / 8:24PM
    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul say their hearts go out to former "American Idol" contestant Jennifer Hudson after three of her family members were killed.
  • Police confirm body is Hudson's nephew   UPI / 6:05PM
    CHICAGO, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Police confirmed Monday the body of a child found in a vehicle in Chicago is that of 7-year-old Julian King, the nephew of actress-singer Jennifer Hudson.
  • Wife still missing after one year   UPI / 11:54AM
    BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The husband of a missing suburban Chicago woman is planning to be out of town when relatives mark the one-year anniversary of her disappearance.
  • Sunday, October 26

  • Source says ex-girlfriend shuns Brancato   UPI / 4:14PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Lillo Brancato has not been visited in jail by his former girlfriend, Stefanie Armento, since he was linked to a homicide, a source says.
  • Saturday, October 25

  • Little Rock anchorwoman dies after beating   UPI / 11:54PM
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Anne Pressly, a 26-year-old anchor for a Little Rock, Ark., TV station, died Saturday, five days after she was found in her apartment brutally beaten.
  • FBI joins search for Hudson's nephew   UPI / 8:54PM
    CHICAGO, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The FBI has joined the search for the nephew of Jennifer Hudson, one day after the actress-singer's mother and brother were slain, Chicago police say.
  • Friday, October 24

  • Relative of Singer Jennifer Hudson Believed Slain   AP / 8:34PM
    CHICAGO -- A relative of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson is believed to be one of two people found slain Friday in a South Side Chicago home, according to a police source.
  • Thursday, October 23

  • Woman killed by pet 13-foot python   UPI / 6:44PM
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A Virginia Beach woman appears to have been killed by a pet reticulated python while she was trying to give the 13-foot snake medication.
  • Jury for Phil Spector retrial selected   UPI / 5:24PM
    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A jury of seven men and five women has been selected in Los Angeles for the retrial of famed music producer Phil Spector on murder charges.
  • Wednesday, October 22

  • Some Cole families cool on seeing trial   UPI / 4:24PM
    NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Some family members of U.S. sailors killed aboard the USS Cole eight years ago say they have mixed feelings about attending an alleged conspirator's trial.
  • Tuesday, October 21

  • High court rejects 'Alpha Dog' murder case   UPI / 9:44AM
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from a California murder suspect whose story was made into a movie while he was on the lam.
  • Prosecutors: HIV man lied to partners   UPI / 8:14AM
    HAMILTON, Ontario, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Canadian prosecutors began a double murder trial in Hamilton, Ontario, alleging the accused man lied to at least 11 women sex partners about being HIV positive.
  • Sunday, October 19

  • Companion of actress Somerville shot   UPI / 4:44PM
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A male friend of actress Bonnie Somerville has been wounded in a shooting at a party in West Hollywood, Calif., law enforcement sources say.
  • Police: Rapper Toro killed in shooting   UPI / 12:05PM
    MIAMI, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Florida police Sunday said they were seeking suspects in the drive-by slaying of 23-year-old "Ride" rapper Toro.
  • Saturday, October 18

  • Colo. senator wants Army mental care probe   UPI / 1:44PM
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., says he wants a review of U.S. Army mental healthcare after a string of homicides involving local Iraq war veterans.
  • Friday, October 17

  • Spokesman: We think Caylee is alive   UPI / 5:05PM
    ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the lawyers representing the mother of a missing Florida girl Friday denied telling CNN lawyers in the case believe Caylee Anthony is dead.
  • Afghans Say Airstrike Killed Civilian   AP / 8:34AM
    Afghan officials in the Lashkar Gah area claim a NATO airstrike killed 25-30 civilians but NATO officials say they can't confirm civilian casualties.
  • Thursday, October 16

  • Real-life 'Brasco' refuses to testify   UPI / 1:05PM
    MIAMI, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A former FBI agent whose actions were the focus of the Hollywood film "Donnie Brasco" says he will not testify in a homicide case in Miami.
  • Wednesday, October 15

  • Jim Henson Co. to make puppet murder flick   UPI / 5:44PM
    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Jim Henson Co. is developing "Happytime Murders," a big-screen noir-ish comedy featuring puppets and aimed at a grown-up audience.
  • Police-killing trial opens in New York   UPI / 5:24PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- More than 30 New York police officers gathered Wednesday at a Bronx courthouse as trial began for a man accused of fatally shooting an off-duty officer.
  • Bail denied teen murder suspect   UPI / 10:54AM
    CHICAGO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A Chicago teenager has been denied bail and charged as an adult in the shooting death of an eighth-grader who reportedly was on a "death list."
  • Tuesday, October 14

  • Charges against Canadian soldier dropped   UPI / 11:24PM
    SHILO, Manitoba, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Charges against a Canadian soldier accused of killing a fellow soldier in Afghanistan were dropped Tuesday when evidence showed it could have been accidental.
  • Mob allegedly threatens 'Gomorrah' author   UPI / 9:44PM
    NAPLES, Italy, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Italy's Camorra has put a hit out on Roberto Saviano, the journalist who wrote about the crime syndicate in his popular book "Gomorrah," sources told ANSA.
  • Thursday, October 9

  • Killer of boxer Oyebola headed to prison   UPI / 11:44AM
    LONDON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A 23-year-old man who fatally shot former British boxing champion James Oyebola in London will spend at least 28 years in prison, a judge said.
  • Wednesday, October 8

  • Mistrial declared in editor's slay trial   UPI / 2:44PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Members of a hung jury say there wasn't enough conclusive evidence to convict a former Hartford, Conn., newspaper editor of the murder of a man he'd just met.
  • DNA may solve 1908 serial killing case   UPI / 12:24PM
    CHICAGO, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The century-old mystery about the fate of Indiana serial killer Belle Gunness may be solved by DNA evidence from one of her descendants, officials say.
  • Tuesday, October 7

  • Wild cougar killed in Saskatoon   UPI / 9:05PM
    SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Police in Saskatoon, Canada, Tuesday shot and killed a 100-pound wild cougar spotted relaxing in a man's yard.
  • Town decries moose shooting by police   UPI / 7:44PM
    ISHPEMING, Mich., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Residents of the Michigan town of Ishpeming say they are angry that police shot a female moose as her two calves stood nearby.
  • Lifetime planning Natalee Holloway movie   UPI / 5:54PM
    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Lifetime Movie Network said it has begun pre-production on "The Natalee Holloway Story," about a U.S. teen who disappeared on a class trip to Aruba.
  • Monday, October 6

  • 'Precious Doe' slay trial under way   UPI / 3:54PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A trial was under way Monday in Kansas City, Mo., for the accused killer of "Precious Doe," a young girl whose head was found in a trash bag in 2001.
  • Calif. cops dig for '60s teen victim   UPI / 3:34PM
    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- California authorities say they're digging near a Los Angeles freeway for the remains of a 1960s victim of convicted child serial murderer Mack Ray Edwards.
  • Bacon to star in Booth series for Showtime   UPI / 10:24AM
    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Kevin Bacon reportedly has signed on to star in "The Booths," a Showtime drama series about John Wilkes Booth and his brothers.
  • Sunday, October 5

  • Disbarred lawyer convicted of killing wife   UPI / 3:14PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A disbarred lawyer from Chappaqua, N.Y., has been convicted of killing his wife in a scheme to collect insurance money.
  • Saturday, October 4

  • Hunter found dead was killed by bear   UPI / 11:05PM
    DIDSBURY, Alberta, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A Canadian meat-cutter who died on a hunting trip was killed by a grizzly bear, authorities said.
  • N.Y. may settle convicted killer's lawsuit   UPI / 5:34PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Pamela Smart, the New Hampshire teacher convicted of recruiting a student to kill her husband, may receive a settlement from New York State over sexy photos.
  • Wednesday, October 1

  • Rabbit-killing method halted in   UPI / 9:05PM
    KELOWNA, British Columbia, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The Kelowna City Council has ordered a firm hired to kill 2,000 rabbits in the Canadian city to quit using air rifles to achieve its goal, a city official said.
  • Wild moose killed after city rampage   UPI / 1:34PM
    WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A wild bull moose that wandered into Worcester, Mass., and startled machinists at a factory warehouse has been killed by police, officials say.
  • Sunday, September 28

  • Promising prep player fatally shot   UPI / 1:05PM
    PAHOKEE, Fla., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A Florida prep football standout with a promising athletic future ahead of him was fatally shot after walking away to avoid a conflict at a dance, police say.
  • Saturday, September 27

  • Mistrial declared in cat killing trial   UPI / 3:14PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A New York judge declared a mistrial after a jury deadlocked in the case of a man accused of brutally killing a cat.
  • Thursday, September 25

  • Former Nebraska back charged with murder   UPI / 3:54PM
    OMAHA, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Thunder Collins, a former University of Nebraska running back, has been charged with first degree murder in an alleged Omaha drug deal, police say.
  • Man dies in fall after shot with stun gun   UPI / 8:24AM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- An apparently emotionally disturbed Brooklyn man died following a fall from a building ledge after police shot him with a stun gun, officers say.
  • Wednesday, September 24

  • Bail set in failed murder-suicide case   UPI / 3:44PM
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A judge has set bail for an elderly Southern California man charged with trying to kill his wife and himself with car exhaust fumes.
  • NY businessman arrested for slayings   UPI / 3:34PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A New York millionaire business owner was arrested Wednesday on charges of orchestrating three slayings, authorities said.
  • Clooney, McGregor to shoot 'Goats' in N.M.   UPI / 10:24AM
    ALBUQUERQUE, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Film stars George Clooney and Ewan McGregor are heading to New Mexico to shoot their new movie "Men Who Stare at Goats," the movie's publicist says.
  • Tuesday, September 23

  • Child killer to be executed in Florida   UPI / 12:05PM
    STARKE, Fla., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Authorities say child killer Richard Henyard was to become the 66th person executed in Florida since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.
  • Sunday, September 21

  • 'Complex' to detail German terror gang   UPI / 5:05PM
    BERLIN, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The terror activities of Germany's Baader-Meinhof gang will be on full display in the upcoming movie "The Baader-Meinhof Complex," film critics say.
  • Saturday, September 20

  • Four Killed in South Carolina Plane Crash   AP / 3:34PM
    A plane crash in Columbia, S.C., has killed four people and left former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker in critical condition, officials say.
  • Four killed in South Carolina plane crash   UPI / 3:14PM
    COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A plane crash in Columbia, S.C., has killed four people and left former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker in critical condition, officials say.
  • Petcka jury to deliberate in cat killing   UPI / 1:05PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Ex-minor league pitcher Joseph Petcka faces up to two years in prison if convicted of animal cruelty in New York for allegedly killing a cat named Norman.
  • Wednesday, September 17

  • Former Jon Benet suspect forced to flee   UPI / 2:35PM
    ATLANTA, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A man who gained celebrity two years ago by implicating himself in the death of Jon Benet Ramsey is no longer living with his father in Atlanta.
  • Tuesday, September 16

  • Police search for Reno rapist, killer   UPI / 5:05PM
    RENO, Nev., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Police say they're searching for a serial rapist stalking the University of Nevada-Reno campus whom they believe killed a 19-year-old California student.
  • Lawyers spar over evidence in FBI trial   UPI / 3:44PM
    MIAMI, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Lawyers in the trial of former FBI agent John Connolly began the second day of his Miami murder trial debating what evidence the jury would hear.
  • Man claims self-defense in cat killing   UPI / 3:24PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- His lawyer says former minor league pitcher Joseph Petcka was acting in self-defense when he allegedly killed his girlfriend's cat, Norman.
  • Monday, September 15

  • Canadian soldier won't be tried for death   UPI / 3:25PM
    OTTAWA, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Canadian military officials say a 43-year-old soldier accused of killing a teenager in Somalia in 1993 is mentally unfit to stand trial.
  • Six men indicted in N.J. schoolyard deaths   UPI / 12:25PM
    NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Six men should be tried on homicide and robbery charges for allegedly killing three college students in a schoolyard in Newark, N.J., a grand jury said Monday.
  • Sunday, September 14

  • JFK study questions lone gunman theory   UPI / 6:24PM
    DALLAS, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- New bullet analysis casts doubt on the lone gunman theory in the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, researchers say.
  • Saturday, September 13

  • Hells Angels to honor slain leader   UPI / 1:34PM
    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Police estimate as many as 1,000 Hells Angels may roll into California's Bay area to remember a slain leader of the motorcycle riders brotherhood.
  • Friday, September 12

  • Basketball league organizer gunned down   UPI / 11:54PM
    PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia hospital worker who organized a neighborhood basketball league was gunned down as he handed out season trophies.
  • Thursday, September 11

  • 27 jurors picked for O.J. Simpson trial   UPI / 1:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The judge in the armed robbery and kidnapping trial of ex-football star O.J. Simpson in Las Vegas says speedy proceedings have led to 27 jurors being picked.
  • Wednesday, September 10

  • Simpson jury selection resumes   UPI / 2:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Juror selection for former football star O.J. Simpson's armed robbery trial in Las Vegas resumed for a third day Wednesday.
  • Iraqi panel to probe assassination attempt   UPI / 11:34AM
    BAGHDAD, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The assassination attempt on al-Arabiya news channel's Iraq bureau chief Jawad al-Hattab is under investigation, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, September 9

  • Police: Two soldiers dead in shootings   UPI / 3:14PM
    KILLEEN, Texas, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Police in Killeen, Texas, allege a soldier from Fort Hood fatally shot his lieutenant Monday before killing himself when police fired on him.
  • Monday, September 8

  • One-time Jon Benet suspect single again   UPI / 1:34PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Brooke Simmons says she has called off her engagement to John Mark Karr, a one-time suspect in the Jon Benet Ramsey child slay case.
  • Sunday, September 7

  • Tamim's husband lashes out at police   UPI / 3:14PM
    LONDON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The husband of singer Suzanne Tamim, slain while in Dubai, accuses London police of not protecting her while living in the city despite threats on her life.
  • Friday, September 5

  • Witness: Suspect had SUV before killing   UPI / 11:34PM
    DENVER, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A witness has told a federal court in Denver she loaned the vehicle used in the slaying of a Denver Broncos player to a suspect hours before the killing.
  • Thursday, September 4

  • Slain Phoenix broker's car found   UPI / 6:14PM
    PHOENIX, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Phoenix police say a luxury car belonging to a prominent real-estate broker found dead this week turned up in Southern California Thursday.
  • Wednesday, September 3

  • Lawsuit filed by beheaded man's family   UPI / 10:05AM
    WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The family of a Canadian man beheaded on a bus is suing the accused killer, Greyhound, the federal government and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  • Six dead in shooting rampage   UPI / 9:05AM
    ALGER, Wash., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Police Wednesday held a Washington man with a history of mental problems in a series of shootings that killed six people, including a sheriff's deputy.
  • 2 shot execution-style in car stereo store   UPI / 12:05AM
    PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Two men, one of them charged with participating in a drug paraphernalia ring, were found early Tuesday shot execution-style in a Philadelphia car stereo store.
  • Tuesday, September 2

  • Execution set for 1974 killing   UPI / 8:54PM
    ATLANTA, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A Georgia judge signed a death warrant Tuesday allowing the state to execute the man who has spent the longest on death row in the United States.
  • Monday, September 1

  • First Drew Peterson-inspired book released   UPI / 2:05PM
    JOLIET, Ill., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- An Illinois writer, in the first released book about former police Sgt. Drew Peterson, details mysteries surrounding the deaths of two of his four wives.
  • Saturday, August 30

  • Presley cousin admits killing   UPI / 3:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A distant cousin of the late rock 'n' roll singer Elvis Presley admitted in a Las Vegas court that he ran over and killed a man with whom he had fought.
  • Slipknot killer given 50 years in prison   UPI / 1:14PM
    SAN BERNADINO, Calif., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A man who committed a 2003 homicide allegedly inspired by a Slipknot song will spend at least 50 years in prison, a California judge has ruled.
  • Friday, August 29

  • Jurist: Not enough evidence in marine case   UPI / 10:14AM
    RIVERSIDE, Calif., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A member of a California jury that found a former U.S. Marine not guilty in the deaths of four Iraqi detainees says there was not enough evidence to convict.
  • Thursday, August 28

  • Ex-Marine acquitted in Fallujah killings   UPI / 6:14PM
    RIVERSIDE, Calif., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A former Marine was acquitted Thursday in California of killing four Iraqi civilians while he was a squadron leader.
  • Wednesday, August 27

  • Jury gets case of accused Marine   UPI / 10:14PM
    RIVERSIDE, Calif., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A federal jury in California Wednesday began deliberating the fate of a U.S. Marine sergeant accused in the alleged execution of four unarmed Iraqi detainees.
  • Army officer's shooting trial delayed   UPI / 1:24PM
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The trial of Sgt. William J. Kreutzer, who is accused of killing a fellow U.S. Army officer in North Carolina, will take place next year, a judge has ruled.
  • Tuesday, August 26

  • Estefano's accused shooter takes stand   UPI / 4:34PM
    MIAMI, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The man charged with trying to kill Miami songwriter Estefano testified at his trial Tuesday that he is innocent, The Miami Herald reported.
  • Satellite shooting unneeded says scientist   UPI / 12:44PM
    BOSTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy's February missile shoot down of a spy satellite was unnecessary, a Harvard scientist and former NASA employee said.
  • Monday, August 25

  • Use of killer's image sparks outrage   UPI / 10:05AM
    LONDON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- British leaders say they're shocked that a portrait of 1960s child killer Myra Hindley was used in a promotional video touting London's 2012 Olympic Games.
  • Friday, August 22

  • Songwriter Estefano says handyman shot him   UPI / 4:14PM
    MIAMI, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Miami songwriter-producer testified that his former handyman shot him in the head and left him for dead last year.
  • 'Wire' actress charged with pot possession   UPI / 3:34PM
    BALTIMORE, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, who appeared on the acclaimed HBO series "The Wire," was charged with a minor drug offense, authorities say.
  • Zoo: Officials mishandled wolf pup killing   UPI / 11:44AM
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Alaskan Department of Fish and Game officials should have contacted potential sites for wolf pups to reside before killing the animals, zoo officials say.
  • Wednesday, August 20

  • Bear who mauled man shot   UPI / 9:14PM
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A grizzly bear that mauled an Alaska man is believed to have been shot and killed, Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials say.
  • Seattle guitarist killed by falling tree   UPI / 2:05PM
    SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A veteran Seattle rock 'n' roll guitarist was killed by falling tree near Spokane, Wash., his family said.
  • Tuesday, August 19

  • Chapman 'sorry' for slaying Lennon   UPI / 8:24PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Mark David Chapman, the U.S. assassin of legendary rocker John Lennon, says he's ashamed of the slaying and, at age 53, has repented.
  • Monday, August 18

  • Air show pilot killed, biplane 'totaled'   UPI / 6:14PM
    RHINEBECK, N.Y., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A veteran pilot was killed when a World War I replica biplane crashed at a Rhinebeck, N.Y., antique-aviation air show, police said Monday.
  • Civilian jury to hear Marine shooting case   UPI / 11:14AM
    RIVERSIDE, Calif., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. government will be asking a civilian jury to convict a former U.S. serviceman on a charge of manslaughter stemming from a military incident in Iraq.
  • Sunday, August 17

  • Robbery suspected in Chicago cop killing   UPI / 12:44PM
    CHICAGO, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A robbery suspect was being questioned by investigators in a double homicide that included the slaying of a Chicago police officer.
  • Bronx boxer shot, killed in argument   UPI / 11:24AM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- New York police say a Bronx boxing champion was pistol-whipped and shot to death following an argument in a store.
  • Wednesday, August 13

  • John Lennon's killer rejected for parole   UPI / 3:14PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Mark David Chapman, who has spent more than two decades in a New York prison for killing John Lennon, has been turned down for parole again.
  • Tuesday, August 12

  • Lively: I love shooting 'Gossip' in NYC   UPI / 6:24PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Actress Blake Lively says one of her favorite things about her TV series "Gossip Girl" is that it is shot in New York City.
  • Arrest made in singer Tamim's slaying   UPI / 11:24AM
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A 39-year-old man has been arrested in the slaying of Lebanese pop star Suzanne Tamim, police officials in Dubai said.
  • Monday, August 11

  • Lennon assassin receiving conjugal visits   UPI / 1:54PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Mark David Chapman, the man convicted of killing Beatles great John Lennon, has been receiving conjugal visits at a New York prison, officials say.
  • Thursday, August 7

  • Man says he killed Lil' Kim party guest   UPI / 3:14PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A man has confessed to killing a woman on the roof above the New York nightclub where rapper Lil' Kim was celebrating her birthday, a police source said.
  • Wednesday, August 6

  • Murder victim 911 call goes to wrong state   UPI / 2:24PM
    RUTLAND, Vt., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Police records indicate a cell phone call to 911 from a Vermont woman allegedly murdered by her son went astray and delayed police for more than 30 minutes.
  • Anthrax suspect's mental state questioned   UPI / 12:34PM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Aggressive tactics by FBI investigators against anthrax attack suspect Bruce Ivins plunged him into substance abuse and depression, sources say.
  • Tuesday, August 5

  • Ohio inmate says he's too fat to execute   UPI / 9:24AM
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Attorneys for an Ohio death row prison inmate say Richard Wade Cooey is too fat to be executed constitutionally.
  • Monday, August 4

  • Tiger shot after Mo. farm attack   UPI / 3:24PM
    WARRENTON, Mo., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The owner of a Missouri animal farm says she shot a tiger after it had attacked and injured a 26-year-old volunteer.
  • Actor sleepless over 'killing' Lady Marian   UPI / 12:14AM
    LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- British actor Richard Armitage admits he lost some sleep when he heard his character was going to kill Lady Marian on the TV series, "Robin Hood."
  • Saturday, August 2

  • Man says he killed because he was broke   UPI / 11:34PM
    BRISTOL, Pa., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A disgruntled former employee at a Bristol, Pa., book warehouse said he killed two workers there because he was out of money, a prosecutor said Saturday.
  • 2 U.S. soldiers charged with killing Iraqi   UPI / 10:54PM
    BAGHDAD, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Two U.S. soldiers have been charged with the premeditated killing of an Iraqi detainee, military officials said Saturday.
  • Husband of slain woman charged with fraud   UPI / 9:04PM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The owner of a California gold-trading firm, whose estranged wife was stabbed to death Monday, has been arrested on federal charges, the FBI said Saturday.
  • Friday, August 1

  • Family to sue over police shooting   UPI / 10:44PM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The wife and daughter of a Los Angeles postal worker killed by police said Friday they had made a wrongful death law claim against the city of Inglewood, Calif.
  • Eight Killed in Chartered Jet Crash   AP / 12:34PM
    Eight people were killed Thursday when a chartered jet carrying customers of a glass company from New Jersey to Minnesota crashed shortly before landing.
  • Man arrested after police find frozen body   UPI / 10:04AM
    MOBILE, Ala., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A Mobile, Ala., man was charged with murder and sexual abuse after police found the body of his wife in a freezer, officials said.
  • Eight Killed in Chartered Jet Crash   AP / 12:34AM
    Eight people were killed Thursday when a chartered jet carrying customers of a glass company from New Jersey to Minnesota crashed shortly before landing.
  • Wednesday, July 30

  • Man charged in fellow soldier's death   UPI / 10:04PM
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., July 30 (UPI) -- The man police have charged in the death of a fellow U.S. soldier in North Carolina was the father of her fetus, officials said.
  • Pop music's Pearlman informant in cop slay   UPI / 2:54PM
    ORLANDO, Fla., July 30 (UPI) -- Pop music impresario Lou Pearlman was a jailhouse informant against an alleged Florida cop killer, newly released police records indicate.
  • Singer stabbed to death in Dubai   UPI / 10:54AM
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 30 (UPI) -- Lebanese recording artist Suzanne Tamim reportedly has been found stabbed to death with her face mutilated at her home in Dubai.
  • Street racer charged with killing eight   UPI / 9:44AM
    UPPER MARLBORO, Md., July 30 (UPI) -- A grand jury in Maryland has indicted a man whose car crashed into a crowd watching an illegal street race last February, killing eight spectators.
  • Tuesday, July 29

  • GI charged with killing pregnant soldier   UPI / 9:54PM
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., July 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday in the slaying of a pregnant soldier in North Carolina, authorities said.
  • Elderly man held in DeVita shooting   UPI / 2:14PM
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla., July 29 (UPI) -- Police say they have arrested an 80-year-old Miami Beach man for allegedly shooting a prominent restaurateur to death.
  • Bush OKs execution for soldier   UPI / 12:34AM
    WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush has authorized the execution of a U.S. Army private convicted of two homicides and three rapes in the 1980s.
  • Monday, July 28

  • Texas governor asked to halt execution   UPI / 11:54AM
    DALLAS, July 28 (UPI) -- Defense attorneys say efforts are continuing to delay next week's scheduled execution in Texas of Mexican national Jose Medellin.
  • Former soldier exonerated but dies   UPI / 8:14AM
    SEATTLE, July 28 (UPI) -- An 83-year-old former U.S. soldier, officially exonerated of participating in a World War II army base riot in Seattle only hours earlier, has died.
  • Sunday, July 27

  • Video offers new take on Leyritz accident   UPI / 1:04PM
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 27 (UPI) -- Former New York Yankees player Jim Leyritz was unemotional and unapologetic following a fatal Florida car wreck last year, a police video allegedly shows.
  • Black WWII soldiers exonerated in riot   UPI / 8:44AM
    SEATTLE, July 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has apologized for wrongly convicting 28 black soldiers of rioting and manslaughter in Seattle during World War II.
  • Young firefighter killed in Calif.   UPI / 12:24AM
    REDDING, Calif., July 27 (UPI) -- A National Park Service firefighter was killed by a falling tree while fighting a blaze in northern California, officials said.
  • Friday, July 25

  • Canada promotes criticized officer   UPI / 2:44PM
    OTTAWA, July 25 (UPI) -- A Canadian military officer criticized for his role as a U.N. peacekeeper in a 1990s Somalia mission has been promoted to general.
  • Thursday, July 24

  • Killer of Opry star waits for parole   UPI / 9:54PM
    NASHVILLE, July 24 (UPI) -- A man who killed a Grand Ole Opry star and his wife more than three decades ago is waiting to learn if he will be paroled from a Tennessee prison.
  • Wednesday, July 23

  • Glock denies liability in cop shooting   UPI / 3:14PM
    LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) -- Austrian firearms manufacturer Glock is denying any liability in the shooting of a Los Angeles police officer by his 3-year-old son.
  • Tuesday, July 22

  • Doctor charged with suborning perjury   UPI / 10:04PM
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 22 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts doctor suspected of killing his girlfriend 15 years ago has been charged with suborning perjury to avoid a $15 million wrongful death judgment.
  • Pool safety spotlighted in arrest   UPI / 10:54AM
    GREENWICH, Conn., July 22 (UPI) -- The arrest of a Connecticut swimming pool contractor may spur pool owners and operators to upgrade the safety of the drains, safety officials say.
  • Monday, July 21

  • DNA test may be last chance to solve death   UPI / 8:04PM
    KREMMLING, Colo., July 21 (UPI) -- DNA analysis may reveal what happened to a U.S. Navy intelligence specialist fatally shot in the back of the head 27 years ago, investigators say.
  • Stars line up for 'Monk' milestone   UPI / 8:05AM
    LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) -- Eric McCormack, Howie Mandel, Sarah Silverman, Sharon Lawrence and Angela Kinsey are to appear in the 100th episode of "Monk," USA Network has announced.
  • Thursday, July 17

  • Text messages part of shooting trial   UPI / 3:14PM
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 17 (UPI) -- The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., police chief's wife allegedly sent her spouse a text message asking the location of his gun before shooting at him, say police.
  • Wednesday, July 16

  • Report: Heigl may get killed off 'Grey's'   UPI / 3:05PM
    LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) -- Katherine Heigl, who claims she wasn't given good material last season on "Grey's Anatomy," reportedly may be killed off of the U.S. television drama.
  • Tuesday, July 15

  • Manson killer Atkins denied parole   UPI / 10:04PM
    SACRAMENTO, July 15 (UPI) -- Convicted murderer Susan Atkins, an imprisoned Charles Manson cult follower said to have terminal brain cancer, was denied parole Tuesday in California.
  • 2 women get life for insurance killings   UPI / 5:24PM
    LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Two elderly Los Angeles women received life sentences Tuesday for taking two homeless men off the streets in order to insure them and kill them.
  • Actor Behan questioned in woman's death   UPI / 4:34PM
    ARCIDOSSO, Italy, July 15 (UPI) -- Irish actor Paudge Behan has been released after he was questioned in connection with the stabbing death of a 72-year-old businesswoman in Italy, police said.
  • Sex slaying sparks Vermont pol battle   UPI / 10:54AM
    BENNINGTON, Vt., July 15 (UPI) -- The sex slaying of a 12-year-old girl has set off a political battle in Vermont, where the lieutenant governor has called for harsh new laws, observers say.
  • Husband Charged in Army Nurse's Slaying   AP / 10:34AM
    The husband of a U.S. Army nurse whose charred remains were found in a shallow grave near Camp Lejeune, N.C., has been charged with her slaying, police say.
  • Husband charged in Army nurse's slaying   UPI / 10:14AM
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., July 15 (UPI) -- The husband of a U.S. Army nurse whose charred remains were found in a shallow grave near Camp Lejeune, N.C., has been charged with her slaying, police say.
  • DA has new witness for Spector retrial   UPI / 2:04AM
    LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in the murder retrial of Phil Spector plan to add to their witness list a woman who says the music producer threatened her with a gun, records show.
  • Moose killed in collision with cop car   UPI / 12:54AM
    TALKEETNA, Alaska, July 15 (UPI) -- The Alaska State Patrol said a trooper sustained minor injuries and a moose was killed when the trooper's car collided with the animal.
  • Monday, July 14

  • Husband of slain soldier arrested   UPI / 3:05PM
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., July 14 (UPI) -- The husband of a soldier whose charred remains were found in a shallow grave near Camp Lejeune, N.C., has been charged with arson, authorities said Monday.
  • Wednesday, July 9

  • Insanity plea in SoCal cold-case slaying   UPI / 12:24PM
    RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 9 (UPI) -- A judge ordered a Southern California man to appear in court next week for a sanity hearing following his guilty plea to killing a landscaper.
  • Wife clueless about hubby's murder plans   UPI / 11:44AM
    CHICAGO, July 9 (UPI) -- The attorney for a suburban Chicago woman whose husband insured her life for $5 million says she never knew he was questioned about trying to hire a hit man.
  • Tuesday, July 8

  • Lawyers have conflict in porn-killing case   UPI / 10:44PM
    WILKES-BARRE, Pa., July 8 (UPI) -- A pre-trial hearing for two accused killers in Pennsylvania ended Tuesday when a lawyer for one man revealed a conflict of interest.
  • Text messages yield murder charges   UPI / 9:44PM
    SULTAN, Wash., July 8 (UPI) -- Authorities in Snohomish County, Wash., said incriminating text messages led them to arrest two suspects and charge them with first-degree murder.
  • Monday, July 7

  • Young peregrine falcon killed by truck   UPI / 3:26PM
    INDIANAPOLIS, July 7 (UPI) -- One of Indiana's young peregrine falcons was killed and another seriously injured after they were hit by trucks along Interstate 65 Fourth of July weekend.
  • BRIEF: Suspect in 8 Slayings Asks for Private Lawyer   AP / 3:26PM
    Jul. 4--Nicholas Troy Sheley, suspected of killing eight people in Illinois and Missouri, wants 30 days to find a private attorney. Sheley declined an offer from a Knox County judge for a public defender. PAGE 3.
  • Friday, July 4

  • Scientists name tree-killing fungus   UPI / 4:16AM
    ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it has officially named the fungus that is killing redbay and other Florida, Georgia and South Carolina trees.
  • U.S. sailor shot dead aboard carrier   UPI / 4:16AM
    NORFOLK, Va., July 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy says it is investigating the shooting death of a sailor aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in port in Virginia.
  • Rules of engagement not clear, Marine says   UPI / 4:16AM
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., July 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Marine snipers weren't given clear rules about when suspected insurgents could be killed at long range, a platoon commander said in a manslaughter case.
  • Wednesday, July 2

  • Brancato cohort lucid when he confessed   UPI / 4:15AM
    NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in the Bronx section of New York argue Steven Armento was clear-minded when he bragged from his hospital bed about outgunning a police officer.
  • Tankleff vows to find 'real' killers   UPI / 4:15AM
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y., July 1 (UPI) -- An exonerated convicted murderer says he's going to focus on finding the "real criminals" responsible for the 1988 Long Island, N.Y., slayings of his parents.
  • Monday, June 30

  • New evidence found in 1988 K.C. blast case   UPI / 4:05PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 30 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say new allegations have surfaced in the case of five people convicted of murder in a 1988 explosion that killed six Kansas City firefighters.
  • Brother of 'Eastenders' actress slain   UPI / 11:54AM
    LONDON, June 30 (UPI) -- A 16-year-old boy stabbed to death in London during the weekend was the brother of former "EastEnders" actress Brooke Kinsella, friends of the youth said.
  • Sunday, June 29

  • Police eye pregnant soldier's death   UPI / 8:44AM
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., June 29 (UPI) -- Authorities say a U.S. Army special operations soldier is a "person of interest" in the death of a pregnant female soldier near Fort Bragg, N.C..
  • Thursday, June 26

  • Former football star arrested in shooting   UPI / 3:34PM
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 26 (UPI) -- Former North Carolina football star Jimmy Davis Hitchcock has been charged with assault and robbery after a shooting at a home under construction in Charlotte.
  • Tuesday, June 24

  • Shooting victim sues Remy Ma for $10M   UPI / 2:15PM
    NEW YORK, June 24 (UPI) -- The woman Remy Ma was convicted of shooting in the stomach is suing the rapper for $10 million in New York's Bronx Supreme Court.
  • Two killed in Florida plane crash   UPI / 4:16AM
    SEBRING, Fla., June 22 (UPI) -- A noted panther expert and a citrus grower have been killed in a plane crash in Florida, a state wildlife official said.
  • Dentist accused of causing man's death   UPI / 4:16AM
    WINTER PARK, Fla., June 22 (UPI) -- A Florida woman said she suing a dentist who allegedly dropped a medical instrument into her father's throat that caused him to die.
  • Saturday, June 21

  • ACLU sues over DNA sample   UPI / 4:15AM
    BOSTON, June 20 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts lawsuit seeks destruction of a DNA sample voluntarily provided by a man connected to a writer who was raped and killed on Cape Cod.
  • Friday, June 20

  • Las Vegas melee participant found dead   UPI / 4:16AM
    NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) -- A woman who was with NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones during a melee at a Las Vegas strip club has been found dead in New York, police say.
  • Wednesday, June 18

  • 9 farm animals mysteriously shot   UPI / 10:24PM
    LEOMA, Tenn., June 18 (UPI) -- A Tennessee man says he doesn't think he'll ever be able to forgive the person who shot nine pet farm animals on his property.
  • Second faith-healing sect child dies   UPI / 3:54PM
    GLADSTONE, Ore., June 18 (UPI) -- Oregon authorities say they're investigating the second recent death in an extended faith-healing family, this one a 16-year-old boy.
  • Sunday, June 15

  • Garage chiropractor facing criminal charge   UPI / 2:54PM
    SACRAMENTO, June 15 (UPI) -- A 76-year-old man accused of running an illegal chiropractic clinic out of his California garage has been charged in a client's death, police say.
  • Friday, June 13

  • Police Search for Man Who Fatally Shot 2 at Concord, N.C., Bottling Plant   AP / 9:34PM
    CONCORD, N.C. -- Police were continuing the search Friday night for a man who fatally shot two people at the Sun-drop Bottling Co. in Concord, N.C., in what may have been a botched robbery.
  • Ex-Manson cohort Susan Atkins may be freed   UPI / 1:54PM
    CORONA, Calif., June 13 (UPI) -- California prison authorities said they may release one-time Charles Manson cult member and convicted killer Susan Atkins because she is terminally ill.
  • Thursday, June 12

  • Torn gets apology for mug shot misuse   UPI / 4:16AM
    CINCINNATI, June 11 (UPI) -- Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Monzel has apologized to Rip Torn for using the actor's drunken-driving arrest mug shot in a sex predator ad campaign.
  • Tuesday, June 10

  • Soldier cleared of murder to be redeployed   UPI / 10:14PM
    WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army officer who was once charged with killing Iraqi civilians has been ordered to report for duty in August.
  • Woman who killed for unborn baby gets life   UPI / 3:05PM
    BELLEVILLE, Ill., June 10 (UPI) -- Tiffany Hall said she knew she would never get out of an Illinois prison after being sentenced to life for killing a pregnant friend to take her unborn baby.
  • Report: Steroid dealer named Dallas player   UPI / 11:05AM
    DALLAS, June 10 (UPI) -- The Dallas Morning News said Tuesday that steroid dealer David Jacobs told the newspaper that he sold the muscle-building drugs to a Dallas Cowboys player.
  • Monday, June 9

  • Microbe killing Pacific Northwest oysters   UPI / 4:05PM
    OLYMPIA, Wash., June 9 (UPI) -- The Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association said a tiny microbe is killing billions of young oyster larvae in the U.S. Northwest.
  • Friday, June 6

  • Stamos to star in 'Killing Mr. Kissel'   UPI / 1:44PM
    LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor John Stamos is set to star in and produce the television movie, "Killing Mr. Kissel," Lifetime Networks announced Friday.
  • Suspect in Killing of Grundy County Deputy Dies After Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound   AP / 10:34AM
    Jun. 6--MONTEAGLE, Tenn. -- A man suspected of killing a sheriff's deputy and wounding another officer has died after authorities say he shot himself at the end of a daylong manhunt, a hospital supervisor said.
  • Thursday, June 5

  • Asteroid may have killed Iceman   UPI / 10:44PM
    BERGAMO, Italy, June 5 (UPI) -- A British scientist said a prehistoric mummy known as the Iceman may have been killed by an asteroid.
  • Artist quizzed about assassination signs   UPI / 5:24PM
    NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- New York authorities questioned an artist about his "The Assassination of Hillary Clinton" and "The Assassination of Barack Obama" exhibits, officials said.
  • Wednesday, June 4

  • Woman settles lost corpse suit for $15,000   UPI / 8:14PM
    PITTSBURGH, June 4 (UPI) -- A woman who filed suit against Allegheny County, Pa., after her son's remains were misplaced has settled out of court for $15,000.
  • Canadian officer killed in Afghanistan   UPI / 4:15AM
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, June 3 (UPI) -- Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan shot and killed a Canadian soldier on foot patrol Tuesday in the volatile Panjwai district, military officials said.
  • Monday, June 2

  • 'Potter' stars to go to teen's funeral   UPI / 9:34AM
    LONDON, June 2 (UPI) -- British actor Daniel Radcliffe and other stars from the "Harry Potter" film franchise reportedly are to attend the funeral of a slain supporting player.
  • Saturday, May 31

  • Former Rhymes bodyguard found dead   UPI / 11:44AM
    NEW YORK, May 31 (UPI) -- A one-time bodyguard for rapper Busta Rhymes has been found dead from numerous gunshot wounds in New York's Ozone Park, police said.
  • Wednesday, May 28

  • Former Navy SEAL admits to murder   UPI / 10:05PM
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., May 28 (UPI) -- A former U.S. Navy SEAL trainee testified Wednesday he alone strangled a woman 12 years ago.
  • Tuesday, May 27

  • Carbon monoxide apparently killed Indy fan   UPI / 1:15AM
    INDIANAPOLIS, May 26 (UPI) -- Carbon monoxide poisoning apparently killed a man in a recreational vehicle parked near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, officials said.
  • Monday, May 26

  • Slain actor's kin want knife crackdown   UPI / 12:54PM
    LONDON, May 26 (UPI) -- The family of a slain British actor soon to be seen in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" has called for tougher penalties for youths who carry knives.
  • Florida DJ group slain in bar shooting   UPI / 1:16AM
    AUBURNDALE, Fla., May 25 (UPI) -- Police said they were searching Sunday for the killers of three Florida men, including two members of a popular local reggae hip-hop group known as Poison Dart.
  • Police investigate Folklife fest shooting   UPI / 1:16AM
    SEATTLE, May 25 (UPI) -- Police Sunday were investigating a shooting incident at the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle that left at least three people injured.
  • Sunday, May 25

  • Paterson pardons 'Slick Rick' for crimes   UPI / 1:10AM
    NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- New York Gov. David Paterson has given Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters a full pardon for two attempted homicide charges from 1991, the rapper says.
  • Friday, May 23

  • Marine won't testify against squad leader   UPI / 3:24PM
    LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- Arraignment was postponed for a U.S. Marine charged with killing a prisoner in Iraq in 2004 after he was jailed on a contempt of court charge.
  • Spector retrial to start in September   UPI / 6:44AM
    LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler has set a September start date for famed music producer Phil Spector's murder trial.
  • Thursday, May 22

  • Cash-strapped 'Bad Meat' halts shooting   UPI / 9:14AM
    WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 22 (UPI) -- Canadian production of the teen horror film "Bad Meat" has shut down with 12 shooting days left in Winnipeg because a U.S. investor has money problems.
  • Wednesday, May 21

  • Saints lineman to turn himself in   UPI / 8:54PM
    NEW ORLEANS, May 21 (UPI) -- New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant went to Georgia Wednesday to face an involuntary manslaughter charge, The Times-Picayune reported.
  • 2 baby owls killed when palm tree cut down   UPI / 3:54PM
    GILROY, Calif., May 21 (UPI) -- A California crew of tree-trimmers could face criminal charges for cutting down a palm tree with a barn owl nest in its branches, killing two owlets.
  • NYPD files internal charges in shooting   UPI / 1:24PM
    NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) -- Three New York police officers acquitted in the Sean Bell shooting and a fourth officer who wasn't charged face new internal departmental charges.
  • Hearing for accused killer, 13, continued   UPI / 12:34PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 21 (UPI) -- A Kansas City judge rescheduled a hearing on whether a 13-year-old boy should be tried as an adult in the shooting death of his football coach.
  • Experts search for bodies at Manson ranch   UPI / 11:14AM
    PANAMINT, Calif., May 21 (UPI) -- Researchers searched the California ranch where Charles Manson and his followers holed up in 1969 after killing actress Sharon Tate and six others.
  • Monday, May 19

  • Arrest made in disappearance of N.C. woman   UPI / 2:14PM
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 19 (UPI) -- Police in North Carolina say they have arrested an insurance agent in the disappearance of a state insurance investigator.
  • Cold case reopened thanks to DNA evidence   UPI / 1:54PM
    HOUSTON, May 19 (UPI) -- Houston police are reporting a major breakthrough in solving the lover's lane slaying of a young couple 18 years ago.
  • Wednesday, May 14

  • Suvari, Modine sign up for Lifetime movie   UPI / 8:11PM
    LOS ANGELES, May 14 (UPI) -- Mena Suvari and Matthew Modine have signed to star in the Lifetime Original Movie "Sex & Lies in Sin City," the U.S. network said Wednesday.
  • Fifth man charged in Sean Taylor's death   UPI / 2:50PM
    MIAMI, May 14 (UPI) -- A fifth suspect was arrested in Florida Wednesday in the shooting death of Washington Redskins defensive back Sean Taylor.
  • Tuesday, May 13

  • Police report 60 killed by bombs in western India   AP / 5:51PM
    NEW DELHI - A series of bombs exploded across the ancient city of Jaipur on Tuesday, killing at least 60 people and transforming busy markets, a jewelry bazaar and a Hindu temple into scenes of carnage.
  • 'Alpha Dog' prosecutor can stay on case   UPI / 5:20PM
    SAN FRANCISCO, May 13 (UPI) -- The California Supreme Court has ruled a Santa Barbara County prosecutor can stay on a case even though he consulted on a film about it.
  • Monday, May 12

  • Suspects in Taylor murder won't face death penalty   AP / 5:50PM
    MIAMI - Prosecutors said Monday they will not seek the death penalty against four people charged with murdering Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor because the accused shooter was a minor when the crime was committed.
  • 4 Sean Taylor murder suspects won't face death penalty   AP / 4:50PM
    MIAMI - Prosecutors said Monday they will not seek the death penalty against four people charged with murdering Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor because the accused shooter was a minor when the crime was committed.
  • Taylor murder suspects won't face death penalty   AP / 2:30PM
    MIAMI - Prosecutors said Monday they will not seek the death penalty against four people charged with murdering Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor because the accused shooter was a minor when the crime was committed.
  • Florida football player shot in the shoulder   AP / 2:30PM
    TAMPA, Fla. - A University of Florida football player is recovering after being shot in the shoulder while at a Tampa area-park.
  • Death penalty nixed in Sean Taylor slaying   UPI / 1:10PM
    MIAMI, May 12 (UPI) -- A lawyer for one of the accused killers of Washington Redskins player Sean Taylor says Florida prosecutors will not seek the death penalty in the case.
  • Sharapova reaches compromise with WTA over photo shoot   AP / 12:30PM
    ROME - Maria Sharapova reached a compromise with the WTA Tour and completed a promotional photo shoot before the Italian Open began Monday.
  • All poultry in Seoul killed after bird flu outbreak   AP / 5:39AM
    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean officials said Monday they have killed all poultry in Seoul, the capital, to curb the spread of bird flu following a new outbreak of the disease in the city.
  • Sunday, May 11

  • Army: 6 killed in clashes with militants in Indian Kashmir   AP / 7:10AM
    SRINAGAR, India - Indian forces and suspected Islamic militants clashed Sunday in two separate incidents in Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing six people, including two civilians and a news photographer, the army said.
  • Hamas militant killed in Gaza explosion   AP / 6:30AM
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A member of the militant group Hamas has been killed in an explosion along Gaza's fence with Israel, the group said Sunday.
  • Saturday, May 10

  • Sorenstam takes 3-shot lead into final round at Kingsmill   AP / 6:30PM
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Rarely spectacular but remarkable for her consistency, Annika Sorenstam shot her third consecutive nearly mistake-free round Saturday, and her 2-under 69 signaled that she may be ready to give Lorena Ochoa a run for No. 1 again.
  • Sky One giving 'Gladiators' a second shot   UPI / 2:31PM
    LONDON, May 10 (UPI) -- The British TV network, Sky One, is bringing back the 1990s reality competition "Gladiators" for another shot at ratings gold, host Ian Wright says.
  • Police: 2 killed in Beirut shooting after Hezbollah takeover   AP / 9:51AM
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - A Shiite Muslim shop owner opened fire on a funeral procession Saturday, killing two people and wounding six others in a Sunni neighborhood, police and witnesses said.
  • 19 Kurds killed in Turkey airstrikes; rebels deny claim   AP / 7:50AM
    ANKARA, Turkey - Air strikes launched in retaliation for a rebel raid killed 19 Kurdish fighters in Turkey's southeast, the military said Saturday. Six soldiers died in the violence, officials said.
  • Police: 2 killed in shooting targeting Beirut funeral   AP / 6:50AM
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Police say gunmen have killed two people and wounded two others in a shooting targeting a funeral procession in a Sunni neighborhood in Beirut.
  • Friday, May 9

  • Blackwater unlikely to face charges in Iraq shooting   AP / 4:30PM
    WASHINGTON - Blackwater Worldwide, the security contractor blamed by an angry Iraqi government for the shooting deaths of 17 civilians, is not expected to face criminal charges - all but ensuring the company will keep its multimillion-dollar contract to protect U.S. diplomats.
  • Thursday, May 8

  • Sharpton plans another NYC protest over police shooting   AP / 3:51PM
    NEW YORK - A day after his carefully orchestrated protests briefly blocked rush-hour traffic, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Thursday promised to stage another mass protest over three police detectives' acquittals in the 50-bullet killing of an unarmed man.
  • Sharpton arrested as hundreds protest NYC police shooting   AP / 12:30AM
    NEW YORK - The Rev. Al Sharpton was among dozens arrested Wednesday as demonstrators blocked traffic at the height of the evening rush hour to protest the acquittal of three detectives in the 50-bullet shooting of an unarmed black man on his wedding day.
  • Wednesday, May 7

  • Sharpton arrested as hundreds protest NYC police shooting   AP / 9:50PM
    NEW YORK - The Rev. Al Sharpton was arrested at the Brooklyn Bridge on Wednesday as he and hundreds of demonstrators blocked traffic to protest the acquittal of three detectives in the 50-bullet shooting of an unarmed black man on his wedding day.
  • Online virtual lives, school shooting link   UPI / 4:50PM
    PORTLAND, Ore., May 7 (UPI) -- Being unable to distinguish the boundaries between virtual lives online and real life may contribute to a rash of school shootings, a U.S. researcher says.
  • Tuesday, May 6

  • Soldiers killed in armored vehicle   UPI / 8:30PM
    WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Two U.S. soldiers in a reinforced military vehicle known as an MRAP were killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq, showing its armor can be pierced, the military says.
  • Students claim police chief who shot himself was careless   AP / 8:13PM
    RIVERDALE, Utah - The police chief who shot himself in the ankle was waving a loaded pistol and being careless, according to two students who were attending his class to qualify for a concealed-weapons permit. "We were told the gun is the chief's personal sidearm, but it looked to me like he didn't know anything about the gun," Lewis Walker said.
  • Former MSU hoops player gets 125 years for shooting death   AP / 6:50PM
    BOZEMAN, Mont. - Former Montana State basketball player Branden Miller has been sentenced to 125 years in prison in the shooting death of a suspected drug dealer.
  • Woman charged in alleged car attack   UPI / 3:00AM
    NASHUA, N.H., May 6 (UPI) -- A New Hampshire woman is facing charges she rammed her car into a group of people after an argument over the N.Y. Yankees and Boston Red Sox, authorities say.
  • Monday, May 5

  • Sea lions killed in government traps   UPI / 9:12PM
    BONNEVILLE, Ore., May 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service says six sea lions were shot and killed in Oregon by unknown culprits who closed the gates of two traps.
  • Prosecutor: Murder suspect used household objects to kill   AP / 8:10PM
    LANSING, Mich. - A prosecutor told jurors Monday that a suspected serial killer's hobby was attacking women and he improvised when choosing his weapons, selecting household objects such as beer bottles and toilet lids.
  • US military says 9 Shiite extremists killed in Baghdad   AP / 11:50AM
    BAGHDAD - A U.S. Air Force gunship strafed Shiite extremists who attacked U.S. soldiers in Baghdad on Monday, and the military said it killed at least nine militants in recent clashes in the capital.
  • Sunday, May 4

  • Sea lions shot dead on Columbia River as salmon battle rages   AP / 11:30PM
    PORTLAND, Ore. - Six federally protected sea lions were apparently shot to death on the Columbia River as they lay in open traps put out to ensnare the animals, which eat endangered salmon. State and federal authorities are investigating.
  • Protected sea lions found shot dead on Columbia River   AP / 9:10PM
    PORTLAND, Ore. - Six federally protected sea lions were apparently shot to death on the Columbia River as they lay in open traps put out to ensnare the animals, which eat spawning salmon. State and federal authorities are investigating.
  • Suspect charged in Philly cop's slaying; 2nd suspect sought   AP / 1:30PM
    PHILADELPHIA - One suspect was charged and a second was being sought Sunday in the killing of a police officer who was shot with an assault rifle while investigating a report of bank robbery, police said.
  • Suspect charged in Philly cop's slaying; 2nd suspect sought   AP / 9:49AM
    PHILADELPHIA - One suspect was charged and a second was being sought Sunday in the killing of a police officer who was shot with an assault rifle while responding to a bank robbery, police said.
  • US military: 4 Marines killed in Anbar province in Iraq   AP / 6:29AM
    BAGHDAD - The U.S. military said Sunday a roadside bomb killed four Marines in western Anbar province - the deadliest attack in that area in months.
  • Saturday, May 3

  • China orders alert on virus that has killed 22   AP / 3:30AM
    BEIJING - China's Health Ministry is ordering a nationwide alert to control an outbreak of a virus that has killed 22 children in one province and shows signs of spreading.
  • Twisters tear up parts of 4 states; 8 killed in Arkansas   AP / 2:10AM
    DAMASCUS, Ark. - Violent storms unleashed tornadoes, high winds and hail in four central states and killed eight people in Arkansas, including a teenager who died when a tree fell into her bedroom as she slept.
  • Friday, May 2

  • Twisters tear up parts of 4 states; 7 killed in Arkansas   AP / 11:50PM
    DAMASCUS, Ark. - Violent storms unleashed tornadoes, high winds and hail in four central states and killed seven people in Arkansas, including a teenager who died when a tree fell into her bedroom as she slept.
  • Colts star Harrison interviewed about Philly shooting   AP / 11:30PM
    PHILADELPHIA - Indianapolis Colts star receiver Marvin Harrison was interviewed by police about a shooting near his North Philadelphia car wash this week.
  • Police: Colts' Harrison interviewed about Philly shooting   AP / 10:33PM
    PHILADELPHIA - Indianapolis Colts star receiver Marvin Harrison was interviewed by police about a shooting near his North Philadelphia bar this week.
  • Police: Colts' Harrison interviewed about Philly shooting   AP / 6:30PM
    PHILADELPHIA - Indianapolis Colts star receiver Marvin Harrison was interviewed by police about a shooting near his North Philadelphia bar this week. Lt. Frank Vanore said the investigation of Tuesday's shooting was continuing. Harrison has not been arrested or charged.
  • Canadian cormorant shooting cull at 72   UPI / 12:40PM
    WINDSOR, Ontario, May 2 (UPI) -- Canadian environmental officials reported killing 72 double-crested cormorants in a campaign to save a southwestern Ontario island from their droppings.
  • Thursday, May 1

  • Killer of reporter wants early release   UPI / 11:30PM
    PHOENIX, May 1 (UPI) -- The Phoenix contractor convicted of arranging the bombing that killed Arizona Republic reporter Don Bolles has asked for early release from prison.
  • Jury acquits soldier in shooting death of Iraqi insurgent   AP / 5:50PM
    FORT HOOD, Texas - A military jury Thursday acquitted an Army sergeant of premeditated murder in the death of an unarmed Iraqi insurgent who was killed in a village overrun by al-Qaida operatives.
  • Afghan officials: Al-Qaida link in assassination plot   AP / 6:49AM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - The weekend plot to kill Afghan President Hamid Karzai was masterminded by militants with links to al-Qaida members who reside in Pakistan's lawless tribal areas, an Afghan intelligence official said Thursday.
  • Alleged head of al-Qaida in Somalia said killed in airstrike   AP / 6:39AM
    MOGADISHU, Somalia - The man believed to be the head of al-Qaida in Somalia was killed in an overnight airstrike along with 10 other people, an Islamic insurgent group said Thursday.
  • Afghan officials: Al-Qaida link in assassination plot   AP / 4:29AM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - The weekend plot to kill Afghan President Hamid Karzai was masterminded by militants with links to the al-Qaida who reside in Pakistan's lawless tribal areas, an Afghan intelligence official said Thursday.
  • Insurgent group: Top Somali Islamist killed in airstrike   AP / 2:33AM
    MOGADISHU, Somalia - The man believed to be the head of al-Qaida in Somalia was killed in an overnight airstrike along with eight other people, an Islamic insurgent group said Thursday.
  • Nevada towns raise money for tot   UPI / 12:20AM
    MINDEN, Nev., April 30 (UPI) -- The child of two U.S. soldiers who were killed in March, allegedly by a fellow soldier, is the beneficiary of fundraising efforts far from her Washington home.
  • Wednesday, April 30

  • Mendes starts shooting untitled movie   UPI / 10:50PM
    NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- British filmmaker Sam Mendes has begun shooting his new, as-yet-untitled picture in Connecticut, Focus Features announced.
  • Author sees links in missing wife cases   UPI / 5:00PM
    JOLIET, Ill., April 30 (UPI) -- The author of a new book about murdered wives says she sees similarities between victims in her book and missing Illinois women Stacy Peterson and Lisa Stebic.
  • Tuesday, April 29

  • Songwriter charged in publisher's death   UPI / 8:40PM
    NASHVILLE, April 29 (UPI) -- Songwriter Richard Fagan has been arrested in connection with the death of Gaetano Oteri, a Nashville music publisher.
  • Report: S.C. teen spent day of slayings with friend   AP / 3:50PM
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A teen accused of killing his family spent the hours after the slayings riding four-wheelers with a friend and buying steaks for dinner, the friend's grandmother said Tuesday.
  • Court martial witness describes shooting of unarmed Iraqi   AP / 3:10PM
    FORT HOOD, Texas - An Army medic testified at a court-martial Tuesday that after he told his sergeant a wounded insurgent was going to die, the sergeant ordered him to suffocate the Iraqi and then killed the man himself.
  • More than 30 killed in street battles in Baghdad's Sadr City   AP / 11:30AM
    BAGHDAD - Shiite militants ambushed a U.S. patrol in Baghdad's embattled Sadr City district on Tuesday and more than two dozen people were killed in the fighting, a U.S. military spokesman and Iraqi officials said. Six American soldiers were wounded.
  • Shark expert: Autopsy confirms great white killed triathlete   AP / 9:12AM
    SAN DIEGO - A shark expert says an autopsy has confirmed a great white killed a triathlete in the waters off San Diego County last week.
  • Afghan intel: Karzai was warned of assassination plot   AP / 3:50AM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's intelligence chief says he warned the president of a weekend assassination plot against him.
  • Monday, April 28

  • Cops: Deputies shoot, kill man with knives at Calif. court   AP / 11:10PM
    MERCED, Calif. - Three sheriff's deputies fatally shot a man who stormed through security at a county courthouse Monday brandishing two large butcher knives, authorities said.
  • Hit songwriter accused of killing roomie   UPI / 7:01PM
    NASHVILLE, April 28 (UPI) -- Country music songwriter Richard Fagan has been accused of killing music publisher Gaetano T. Oteri in Nashville, police said.
  • Saturday, April 26

  • More legal wrangling probably ahead in police shooting case   AP / 9:50PM
    NEW YORK - The family of an unarmed man killed in a hail of police gunfire on his wedding day pledged Saturday to continue its fight to have someone held accountable for his death, a day after a judge acquitted three officers in the slaying.
  • More legal wrangling probably ahead in police shooting case   AP / 4:50PM
    NEW YORK - The family of an unarmed man killed in a hail of police gunfire on his wedding day pledged Saturday to continue its fight to have someone held accountable for his death, a day after a judge acquitted three officers in the slaying.
  • Did John Wilkes Booth survive?   UPI / 4:28PM
    PHILADELPHIA, April 26 (UPI) -- Two distant relatives of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth want a chance to prove the family legend that he was not killed in a Virginia tobacco barn.
  • Fiancee says justice system let her down after NYPD shooting   AP / 1:50PM
    NEW YORK - The fiancee of an unarmed man shot to death by police on his wedding day said Saturday that "the justice system let me down" when the three detectives were acquitted of all charges in his killing. "April 25, 2008: They killed Sean all over again," Nicole Paultre Bell softly told hundreds of people gathered at the headquarters of the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network. "That's what it felt like to us."
  • Bell's fiancee: Justice system let me down in NYC shooting   AP / 12:31PM
    NEW YORK - The fiancee of an unarmed man shot to death by police on his wedding day said Saturday that "the justice system let me down" when the three detectives were acquitted of all charges in his killing.
  • Bell's fiancee: Justice system let me down in NYC shooting   AP / 11:30AM
    NEW YORK - The fiancee of an unarmed man killed by police on his wedding day says "the justice system let me down" after the detectives were acquitted of all charges in his killing. "April 25, 2008: They killed Sean all over again," Nicole Paultre Bell said Saturday to hundreds of people gathered at Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network offices. "That's what it felt like to us."
  • Official: 14-year-old Palestinian girl killed in Gaza clash   AP / 5:08AM
    GAZA CTIY, Gaza Strip - Israeli forces entered a northern Gaza town early Saturday and seized a local Hamas leader from his home amid heavy fighting with Palestinian gunmen, Hamas members and a health official said. The wanted man's 14-year-old daughter was killed in the clashes.
  • Legal battle continues for NYPD officers cleared in shooting   AP / 4:31AM
    NEW YORK - The police officers wept in joy and choked up with emotion after hearing that they had been acquitted in the 50-shot killing of an unarmed man on his wedding day.
  • Friday, April 25

  • Authorities: Semi rams Chicago train station, killing 2   AP / 8:50PM
    CHICAGO - A tractor trailer rammed into a Chicago Transit Authority train station during the afternoon rush hour on Friday, killing two people and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said.
  • NYPD officers cleared in killing; rights leaders want probe   AP / 7:10PM
    NEW YORK - Civil rights leaders demanded a federal investigation and vowed to march through the streets in protest after three police officers were cleared of all charges Friday in the killing of an unarmed man cut down in a hail of 50 bullets on his wedding day.
  • Combination of flu, MRSA killing children   UPI / 7:00PM
    BOSTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Health officials in the United States say that a combination of influenza and a resistant bacterial infection has killed at least 22 children.
  • Judge denies bail for suspect in Sean Taylor killing   AP / 2:50PM
    MIAMI - A Miami judge denied bail Friday for one of the suspects in the slaying of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor.
  • 3 NYPD detectives cleared in wedding-day shooting   AP / 2:30PM
    NEW YORK - Three detectives were acquitted Friday in the 50-shot killing of an unarmed groom-to-be on his wedding day, a case that put the NYPD at the center of another dispute involving allegations of excessive firepower.
  • Wednesday, April 23

  • Rapper C-Murder's travel request denied   UPI / 1:16PM
    NEW ORLEANS, April 23 (UPI) -- A judge in New Orleans has denied a request by rapper C-Murder to leave the state while under house arrest.
  • Monday, April 21

  • 3 Gaza militants killed near Israel   AP / 9:10PM
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Israeli military says its forces have killed three Palestinian militants who were trying to infiltrate into Israel from Gaza.
  • Thursday, April 17

  • Group of Gibraltar's Barbary apes to be killed   AP / 8:11PM
    MADRID, Spain - A renegade group of Gibraltar's Barbary apes has annoyed residents so much that authorities announced plans Thursday to kill them.
  • Older women convicted in homeless murders   UPI / 2:20PM
    LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- A jury in Los Angeles has convicted an elderly woman and her accomplice in a plot to collect $2.8 million in life insurance by killing two homeless men.
  • Suicide bomber hits funeral north of Baghdad, killing 45   AP / 6:17AM
    BAGHDAD - Police say a suicide bomber has struck a funeral in a town north of Baghdad, killing at least 45 people.
  • Wednesday, April 16

  • Weather helps crews battle Colo. wildfires that killed 3   AP / 5:27PM
    ORDWAY, Colo. - Stunned residents surveyed the smoldering ruins of their homes Wednesday after a fast-moving wildfire swept through parts of this farm town on Colorado's eastern plains, killing two volunteer firefighters, scorching grassland and forcing hundreds of people to flee.
  • 2 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan   AP / 4:27AM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - An explosion in southern Afghanistan killed two NATO soldiers and injured two others Wednesday, the military alliance said.
  • Tuesday, April 15

  • 3 killed, 1 wounded in Arizona   UPI / 7:10PM
    PEORIA, Ariz., April 15 (UPI) -- Three people are dead and a fourth wounded after a shooting incident Tuesday in Peoria, Ariz., police said.
  • More Than 50 Killed by Car Bombs in Iraq   AP / 8:11AM
    BAGHDAD - Car bombs ripped through crowded areas at lunch hour in the former Sunni insurgent strongholds of Baqouba and Ramadi on Tuesday as more than 50 people were killed in one of the deadliest days in Iraq in months.
  • Sunday, April 13

  • Lawsuit challenges prosecutors' immunity   UPI / 9:11PM
    WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- A lawsuit by a man who spent 24 years in prison before his California murder conviction was reversed could overturn prosecutorial immunity, legal analysts said.
  • Saturday, April 12

  • Movie patron allegedly pulls gun on police   UPI / 10:11PM
    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 12 (UPI) -- A dispute between a moviegoer and an employee at a Southern California theater ended with one man dead and two police officers wounded, police said Saturday.
  • Friday, April 11

  • Top Aide to Al-Sadr Assassinated in Iraq   AP / 5:10PM
    BAGHDAD - Gunmen assassinated a top aide of anti-American leader Muqtada al-Sadr on Friday, sharpening a Shiite power struggle that has already triggered fighting between the cleric's followers and the U.S.-backed Iraqi government.
  • 8 Palestinians Killed in Gaza   AP / 3:27PM
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel struck hard into the Gaza Strip by land and air on Friday, trading fire with gunmen in fighting that killed eight Palestinians, including a 12-year-old boy, Palestinians said.
  • Jury rejects claims of police misconduct   UPI / 2:30AM
    BOSTON, April 11 (UPI) -- A jury in Boston has rejected a civil rights claims brought by a man who spent years in prison for a homicide he says he did not commit.
  • Thursday, April 10

  • Mom allegedly starved daughter to death   UPI / 9:56PM
    NORFOLK, Va., April 10 (UPI) -- A Virginia couple have been charged with starving their 10-month-old twins, one of whom died.
  • Man admits witnessing quadruple killing   UPI / 8:12PM
    BOSTON, April 10 (UPI) -- A young Boston man has admitted watching as a friend shot and killed four aspiring rap singers in a home recording studio.
  • Man faces charges for shooting bear   UPI / 7:10PM
    GRANBY, Mass., April 10 (UPI) -- Environmental police said a Granby, Mass., man will face charges after he shot a black bear with a compound bow on his property.
  • Monday, April 7

  • Jury Says Driver, Paparazzi Killed Diana   AP / 8:10PM
    LONDON - A coroner's jury returned the most serious verdict within its power Monday, ruling that Princess Diana and her boyfriend were unlawfully killed because their driver and pursuing paparazzi were reckless - behavior tantamount to manslaughter.
  • LA Times prints Tupac retraction   UPI / 6:30PM
    LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Times has issued a retraction of an article about the alleged circumstances surrounding the 1994 shooting of famed U.S. rapper Tupac Shakur.
  • Jury Says Driver, Paparazzi Killed Diana   AP / 5:10PM
    LONDON - A coroner's jury returned the most serious verdict within its power Monday, ruling that Princess Diana and her boyfriend were unlawfully killed because their driver and pursuing paparazzi were reckless - behavior tantamount to manslaughter.
  • Mom of slain Marine wants answers   UPI / 9:30AM
    DAYTON, Ohio, April 7 (UPI) -- The mother of slain U.S. Marine Maria Lauterbach says she is not convinced her daughter's rape allegation against a fellow marine was treated seriously.
  • Saturday, April 5

  • Screenwriter's killer gets life sentences   UPI / 5:06PM
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 5 (UPI) -- A 31-year-old U.S. Marine convicted of killing screenwriter Robert Lees and Dr. Morley Engelson has been sentenced to two life prison sentences.
  • Campus Divided Over Site of Shootings   AP / 1:16PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Yellow police tape and wooden barricades no longer block the entrance to Northern Illinois University's Cole Hall, but it remains empty nearly two months after a gunman killed five students and himself there.
  • Friday, April 4

  • Confidant: King would be saddened   UPI / 8:50AM
    STANFORD, Calif., April 4 (UPI) -- The man who was Martin Luther King Jr.'s confidant and attorney says the state of race relations in the United States would sadden the civil rights icon.
  • Thursday, April 3

  • King Friends Recall Day of Assassination   AP / 6:10PM
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - It was 40 years ago that Martin Luther King Jr. collapsed on a motel balcony, dying from a gunshot. But for those who were there with him, the crack of the rifle has barely faded.
  • Ex-stripper sentenced in killing   UPI / 8:06AM
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 3 (UPI) -- Convicted Alaska killer Mechele Linehan described herself as a happy wife and mother and not the monster as claimed but was given a 99-year in prison sentence.
  • Wednesday, April 2

  • Claim filed in cop shooting of SoCal boy   UPI / 3:50PM
    SAN DIEGO, April 2 (UPI) -- A claim filed by a California man alleges an off-duty San Diego police officer started the "road-rage" incident that ended with his 8-year-old son being shot.
  • No home sobriety tests for Leyritz   UPI / 12:35AM
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 2 (UPI) -- Former New York Yankees slugger Jim Leyritz has been spared taking home sobriety tests while he awaits trial on a drunken driving manslaughter charge.
  • Monday, March 31

  • 'Women's Murder Club' to return to ABC   UPI / 9:10PM
    LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. television drama "Women's Murder Club" will return to ABC with new episodes, starting next month, the network announced Monday.
  • Mourner fires gun, killing passerby   UPI / 2:21PM
    NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- A stray bullet fired by a mourner killed a mother of three as she walked by a memorial for a popular local rapper in New York.
  • Friday, March 28

  • Report: Judge in Sean Taylor killing angry   UPI / 4:00PM
    MIAMI, March 28 (UPI) -- A detective investigating the slaying of pro football player Sean Taylor in Florida faces jail time if he doesn't get his police report done soon, a judge says.
  • Thursday, March 27

  • Lindsay Lohan to star in Manson flick   UPI / 8:31PM
    LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Lindsay Lohan has signed up for a role in "Manson Girls," a film about Charles Manson's former followers, E! News reported.
  • Remy Ma convicted of assault in shooting   UPI / 3:50PM
    NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. rapper Remy Ma has been convicted in New York of assault, weapons possession, and attempted coercion stemming from a 2007 shooting in Manhattan.
  • Wednesday, March 26

  • LA Times is investigating its Tupac report   UPI / 8:00PM
    LOS ANGELES, March 26 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Times said on its Web site Wednesday it plans to investigate the validity of documents cited in its recent controversial Tupac Shakur report.
  • Director prunes Brancato's last film role   UPI / 11:20AM
    NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- U.S. director Rob Greenberg said he trimmed footage featuring jailed actor Lillo Brancato from his upcoming film "Saturday Morning."
  • Tuesday, March 25

  • Crane Topples in Miami; 2 Killed, 4 Hurt   AP / 5:10PM
    MIAMI - A crane collapsed Tuesday at the construction site of a high-rise condominium, killing two workers, injuring four and smashing into a home that the contractor had been using as an office, police said.
  • US Navy Confirms Suez Canal Shooting   AP / 8:11AM
    CAIRO, Egypt - An American cargo ship under contract to the U.S. Navy opened fire on a small Egyptian boat while moving through the Suez Canal, the U.S. military said Tuesday in a statement. Egyptian authorities said at least one man was killed, but the U.S. said it had no reports of casualties.
  • Settlement offered in Va. Tech shootings   UPI / 12:01AM
    BLACKSBURG, Va., March 24 (UPI) -- Each family of the victims in the Virginia Tech shootings reportedly has been offered $100,000 by the state to settle all legal claims.
  • Monday, March 24

  • Two bodies found in Alzheimer patient home   UPI / 2:10PM
    SANTA ANA, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- An elderly Alzheimer's patient apparently spent several days in the same house with the dead bodies of two of his middle-aged children.
  • 5 Killed in Iowa City Shooting   AP / 1:10PM
    IOWA CITY, Iowa - A woman and her four children were found dead in their home Monday morning, and authorities were searching for the woman's husband, authorities said.
  • Sunday, March 23

  • Prison officials accused of failing inmate   UPI / 2:00PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., March 23 (UPI) -- Several Missouri politicians have asked why an admitted sex offender, who later killed a journalist, was not offered sex offender treatment in prison.
  • 42 Killed in Attacks in Iraq   AP / 12:25PM
    BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomber penetrated tight security to strike an Iraqi military base on Sunday in the deadliest of a series of attacks that killed at least 42 people across Iraq. In Baghdad, the U.S.-protected Green Zone came under heavy fire by rockets or mortar rounds.
  • Slain Marine's heart still beats   UPI / 1:40AM
    CHICAGO, March 23 (UPI) -- The parents of a Marine who survived Iraq and was gunned down in Chicago joined the man who received their son's heart at a news conference Saturday.
  • Thursday, March 20

  • Filmmaker to shoot movie in one take   UPI / 8:46PM
    CHICAGO, March 20 (UPI) -- A 20-year-old first-time film director from Los Angeles plans to shoot a big-screen thriller in one take on the streets of Chicago.
  • Hamas: Blast That Killed 2 Was Accident   AP / 1:10PM
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian militants accidentally set off a large blast at a Hamas training base in the central Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing two members of the violent Islamic group and wounding another, a Palestinian medical official said.
  • Wednesday, March 19

  • Man kills wife because she turned off TV   UPI / 7:50PM
    ROSTRAVER, Pa., March 19 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania man faces 40 years in prison after admitting in court that he was driven to kill his wife after she turned off the television set.
  • Model, 21, found dead in Santa Monica   UPI / 4:01PM
    SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 19 (UPI) -- Police in Santa Monica Calif., said they are investigating the death of 21-year-old, aspiring actress and model Juliana Redding as a homicide.
  • Third Marine charged in Fallujah deaths   UPI / 1:40PM
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., March 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has charged a third man in the case of a Camp Pendleton, Calif., unit accused of killing Iraqis captured during the battle of Fallujah.
  • Tuesday, March 18

  • Woman charged with killing husband dies   UPI / 11:21PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 18 (UPI) -- A St. Louis woman who allegedly shot and killed her husband for bringing her a warm beer has died.
  • Canadian reservists on trial for murder   UPI / 8:27AM
    TORONTO, March 18 (UPI) -- A murder and assault trial for three Canadian military reservists began in Toronto with prosecutors alleging a homeless man was kicked like a football.
  • Monday, March 17

  • Sean Combs slams Tupac report   UPI / 4:20PM
    NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- Sean Combs and talent manager Jimmy Rosemond vehemently deny a report claiming they were connected to the 1994 New York shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur.
  • Chicago police nab California fugitive   UPI / 9:20AM
    CHICAGO, March 17 (UPI) -- Chicago police were holding a man Monday believed to be a fugitive featured on the Web site of the television show "America's Most Wanted."
  • Friday, March 14

  • Cell phone ties suspect to second killing   UPI / 3:56PM
    DURHAM, N.C., March 14 (UPI) -- A stolen cell phone tied a suspect in the killing of a University of North Carolina student with an earlier slaying at Duke, a prosecutor said Friday.
  • Adrienne Shelly's killer sentenced in N.Y.   UPI / 2:26PM
    NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- The husband of slain filmmaker Adrienne Shelly spoke at her killer's sentencing in New York, telling him he had taken away "the love of my life."
  • Canadian trial set in U.S. sailor's death   UPI / 10:20AM
    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, March 14 (UPI) -- A trial is set for 2009 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for a Canadian man charged with second-degree murder in the 2006 stabbing of a U.S. sailor.
  • Woman apologizes to TV reporter   UPI / 1:32AM
    SPARTANBURG, S.C., March 14 (UPI) -- A South Carolina woman apologized Thursday for assaulting a TV reporter and denied that the attack was racially motivated.
  • Thursday, March 13

  • Washington to pay $2.25M for shootings   UPI / 11:41PM
    SEATTLE, March 13 (UPI) -- Washington state has settled a suit by the families of five children targeted by a white supremacist ex-con at a Jewish daycare center in California.
  • Woman pleads not guilty to killing kids   UPI / 6:40PM
    MINEOLA, N.Y., March 13 (UPI) -- A New York woman pleaded not guilty Thursday to drowning her three children as relatives questioned why child welfare officials left the children with her.
  • Slain football star victim of generosity   UPI / 4:01PM
    MIAMI, March 13 (UPI) -- Washington Redskins defensive back Sean Taylor's generosity with his money may have led to a botched robbery and his own death, Miami police investigators said.
  • UNC Suspect Charged in Duke Killing   AP / 1:10PM
    DURHAM, N.C. - A suspect in the slaying of a University of North Carolina student leader was charged Thursday with the killing of a graduate student at Duke University, authorities said.
  • Claim: Weak system keeps surgeon licensed   UPI / 12:10PM
    MIAMI, March 13 (UPI) -- A Miami surgeon who was fired after being connected to "numerous patient deaths," has been allowed to keep a "clear/active" medical license.
  • Wednesday, March 12

  • 2 Charged in UNC Student Leader Slaying   AP / 7:10PM
    HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. - Two suspects were charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the killing of the University of North Carolina's student body president, though one remains at large.
  • 2 Charged in UNC Student Leader Slaying   AP / 6:10PM
    HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. - Two suspects were charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the killing of the University of North Carolina's student body president.
  • Kevorkian says he's running for Congress   UPI / 6:10PM
    PONTIAC, Mich., March 12 (UPI) -- Assisted-suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, once nicknamed "Dr. Death," announced he will run for the U.S. Congress.
  • Reporter attacked by angry family   UPI / 11:40AM
    SPARTANBURG, S.C., March 12 (UPI) -- The mother of a white South Carolina murder suspect and three others are facing assault charges for attacking a black television reporter and her photographer.
  • Tuesday, March 11

  • Stocks Shoot Higher on Fed Credit Plan   AP / 5:10PM
    NEW YORK - Wall Street finally found a reason for a huge rally Tuesday after the Federal Reserve said it plans to pump $200 billion into the financial markets to help ease the strain from the credit crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average shot up more than 416 points, its biggest one-day point gain since July 2002.
  • Bomb Hits Iraqi Bus; at Least 16 Killed   AP / 3:10PM
    BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb hit a bus traveling in southern Iraq on Tuesday, killing at least 16 civilians, while other violence killed at least 26 people around Iraq, police said.
  • 24 Killed in Pakistan Suicide Bombings   AP / 11:26AM
    LAHORE, Pakistan - Massive suicide bombs ripped through a seven-story police headquarters and a business on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding more than 200 others in attacks that deepened Pakistan's security crisis.
  • 3 US Soldiers Killed Near Baghdad   AP / 8:26AM
    BAGHDAD - The U.S. military said Tuesday that three soldiers were killed the day before by a roadside bomb north of Baghdad, bringing to eight the number of troops who died that day.
  • Monday, March 10

  • Old West horror flick in the works   UPI / 11:46PM
    LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Neil Marshall reportedly plans to follow up his new movie "Doomsday" with "Sacrilege," a horror flick set in the Old West.
  • Rapper Juvenile skips daughter's funeral   UPI / 5:50PM
    JAMES ISLAND, S.C., March 10 (UPI) -- Rapper Juvenile reportedly didn't attend the funeral of his slain 4-year-old daughter in South Carolina during the weekend.
  • University of Arkansas Student Killed   AP / 1:15PM
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A student at the University of Arkansas was killed at her off-campus apartment and a former student she knew was arrested in Oklahoma, police and the university said.
  • Sunday, March 9

  • Robbery Suspect Shot at Calif. Mall   AP / 10:11PM
    MISSION VIEJO, Calif. - Authorities say a man suspected of robbing a jewelry store at a California mall opened fire in the parking lot before sheriff's deputies shot him.
  • Man faces grim deadline for appeal   UPI / 12:56AM
    ST. JOHN, New Brunswick, March 9 (UPI) -- A Canadian man challenging his murder conviction has terminal cancer, and the government could end up with a smaller payout if his conviction is overturned.
  • Saturday, March 8

  • Brother Charged in Memphis Mass Shooting   AP / 9:26PM
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A convicted killer recently released from prison was charged Saturday with fatally shooting his brother during an argument and then killing five witnesses, including two of his brother's children, police said.
  • Police Have Suspect in UNC Killing   AP / 12:11PM
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Detectives are searching for a man videotaped using the ATM card of the University of North Carolina student body president who was shot to death and dumped on a city street, police said Saturday.
  • Friday, March 7

  • Police: UNC Student Killed With Handgun   AP / 6:10PM
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The student body president at the University of North Carolina was killed by a shot from a handgun to her right temple, according to a police report released Friday. Authorities also said that 22-year-old Eve Marie Carson's keys and wallet have not been found. Police don't have any suspects in her death, and still believe it was a random act of violence.
  • Israelis Mourn 8 Killed at Seminary   AP / 11:30AM
    JERUSALEM - Thousands gathered Friday outside a bullet-scarred Jewish seminary in Jerusalem to mourn eight students killed by a Palestinian gunman. Hamas militants in Gaza claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Pro Golfer Apologizes for Killing Hawk   AP / 8:10AM
    ORLANDO, Fla. - Pro golfer Tripp Isenhour apologized for killing a hawk that was making noise while he tried to film a TV show. Now the Humane Society wants the PGA Tour to take action.
  • Thursday, March 6

  • PGA Golfer Faces Charges in Hawk Killing   AP / 7:10PM
    ORLANDO, Fla. - PGA Tour golfer Tripp Isenhour was charged with killing a hawk on purpose with a golf shot because it was making noise as he videotaped a TV show. Isenhour was with a film crew for "Shoot Like A Pro" on Dec. 12 at the Grand Cypress Golf course. The 39-year-old golfer, whose real name is John Henry Isenhour III, was charged Wednesday with cruelty to animals and killing a migratory bird.
  • 7 Die in Shooting at Jerusalem Seminary   AP / 5:26PM
    JERUSALEM - A gunman infiltrated a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem and opened fire in a library Thursday night, killing at least seven people and wounding dozens, police and rescue workers said.
  • Newcomer to play Biggie in bio-pic   UPI / 3:00PM
    LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars Angela Bassett, Derek Luke and Anthony Mackie have signed on for roles in "Notorious," the upcoming Notorious B.I.G. bio-pic.
  • Wednesday, March 5

  • Army to prosecute in Fort Lewis killings   UPI / 7:50PM
    FORT LEWIS, Wash., March 5 (UPI) -- The Army says it will try a female soldier suspected of shooting an Army couple near Fort Lewis, Wash., pouring acid on their bodies and taking their baby.
  • Details hazy in NYPD shooting trial   UPI / 3:07PM
    NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Testimony from two New York police officers showed a confusing scene outside a Queens strip club where officers shot an unarmed man to death in 2006.
  • ESBL killing people, swine   UPI / 12:46AM
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 5 (UPI) -- An antibiotic-resistant bacteria called Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase is killing people and swine in Denmark.
  • Tuesday, March 4

  • 12 Killed in UN Chopper Crash in Nepal   AP / 1:16AM
    KATMANDU, Nepal - A United Nations helicopter crashed Monday while flying in bad weather in Nepal's mountainous east, killing 12 people including at least seven U.N. staff, officials said.
  • Monday, March 3

  • Fireman, Gunman Dead in Wendy's Shooting   AP / 7:10PM
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A gunman in a jacket and tie wordlessly opened fire inside a Wendy's during the lunchtime rush Monday, killing a firefighter who had gone back to fetch the toy left out of his child's meal and wounding five others. The 60-year-old shooter then committed suicide.
  • Sunday, March 2

  • New Kerouac-Burroughs book due out   UPI / 3:10PM
    NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- A previously unreleased novel written by noted U.S. Beat Generation authors Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs is set to be published.
  • FBI agent reveals Jagger homicide plot   UPI / 1:36PM
    LONDON, March 2 (UPI) -- An FBI agent has detailed how members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang allegedly plotted killing British singer Mick Jagger more than three decades ago.
  • US: Major al-Qaida Figure Killed   AP / 7:10AM
    BAGHDAD - A U.S. military helicopter fired a guided missile to kill a wanted Saudi Arabian al-Qaida in Iraq leader who was believed responsible for the bombing deaths of five American soldiers, a spokesman said Monday.
  • Saturday, March 1

  • Rapper 'Shocked' by Daughter's Killing   AP / 8:10PM
    ATLANTA - The rap star Juvenile is "shocked and devastated" by the shooting death of his young daughter, the girl's mother and another child, his manager said Saturday.
  • Rapper 'Shocked' by Daughter's Killing   AP / 6:10PM
    ATLANTA - The rap star Juvenile is "shocked and devastated" by the shooting death of his young daughter, the girl's mother and another child, his manager said Saturday.
  • Plans to Raze NIU Shooting Site Debated   AP / 4:26AM
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Kevin Smith wants to forget about the Valentine's Day shooting rampage at Northern Illinois University, but the memories are hard to shake.
  • Friday, February 29

  • Iraqi Shooting Witnesses Interviewed   AP / 6:10PM
    BAGHDAD - The Justice Department appears to be gathering testimony from Iraqi witnesses for a possible trial of Blackwater Worldwide security guards over a 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 17 Iraqi civilians dead.
  • Ex-supermodel found dead in River Seine   UPI / 4:20PM
    PARIS, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Katoucha Niane, a former supermodel and African-born French national, reportedly has been found dead in France's River Seine.
  • Thursday, February 28

  • Homicide suspect nabbed near Pacers' home   UPI / 7:01PM
    INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Indianapolis police said they arrested a man wanted in Memphis on first-degree murder charges outside the home of Indiana Pacers forward Shawne Williams.
  • Wife-killer's son sues father's estate   UPI / 4:10PM
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A trial under way in Florida will determine if a teenager whose father killed his mother is first or last in line in for a multimillion-dollar estate.
  • Wednesday, February 27

  • Cell phones make their way to Md. inmates   UPI / 5:10PM
    BALTIMORE, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors say that the number of cell phones being used by inmates in Maryland prisons is "troubling."
  • Tuesday, February 26

  • Stars line up for Green River Killer mini   UPI / 9:56PM
    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Tom Cavanagh, James Marsters and Sharon Lawrence have signed on to star in a miniseries about the search for the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history.
  • Son of Greg Pruitt, Browns RB, shot   UPI / 6:10PM
    SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Greg Pruitt Jr., the son of Greg Pruitt, a former running back with the Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Raiders, was shot and critically wounded this week.
  • Monday, February 25

  • NIU Mourn 5 Slain at Campus Memorial   AP / 12:26AM
    DEKALB, Ill. - The outpouring of aid and sympathy after a deadly shooting at Northern Illinois University should remind those struggling with the tragedy that they are not islands and not alone, the school's president said at a memorial service Sunday.
  • Sunday, February 24

  • At Campus Memorial, NIU Mourns 5 Slain   AP / 10:26PM
    DEKALB, Ill. - The outpouring of aid and sympathy after a deadly shooting at Northern Illinois University should remind those struggling with the tragedy that they are not islands and not alone, the school's president said at a memorial service Sunday.
  • 8 More Turkish Soldiers Killed in Iraq   AP / 10:10AM
    CUKURCA, Turkey - Turkey's military said Sunday that eight more soldiers were killed in combat during its cross-border ground operation in northern Iraq, raising the death toll to 15.
  • Saturday, February 23

  • Claim: Man sentenced to death is innocent   UPI / 6:10PM
    FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A Canadian court may reverse a death sentence in the likely wrongful conviction of a man jailed for almost three decades and dying of cancer, officials said.
  • Friday, February 22

  • 46 Killed in Venezuela Plane Crash   AP / 8:10PM
    MERIDA, Venezuela - A Venezuelan passenger plane slammed into a steep mountainside in the Andes, killing all 46 people on board, officials said.
  • U.S. takes down satellite with single shot   UPI / 2:06PM
    ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The Pentagon's successful one-shot downing of a satellite proves the military has the ability to take down high orbiting satellites, some experts say.
  • Clinton motorcade officer killed in Dallas   UPI / 12:30PM
    DALLAS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A motorcycle police officer was killed in Dallas Friday escorting Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York to a campaign rally.
  • Mysterious illness killing New York bats   UPI / 1:01AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A mysterious disease that killed thousands of bats in upstate New York appears to be spreading throughout the U.S. Northeast.
  • Thursday, February 21

  • Man Gets 50-80 Years for Killing Wife   AP / 9:16PM
    MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. - A man who killed and dismembered his wife was sentenced Thursday to serve at least 50 years behind bars by a judge who called his actions "demonic." Stephen Grant choked his wife, Tara, to death, then cut up her corpse in a machine shop. After the killing, he tearfully told reporters he wasn't involved in her disappearance.
  • Parents of slain girl plan to sue sheriff   UPI / 8:00PM
    INVERNESS, Fla., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The parents of a Florida girl killed by a neighbor say the Citrus County Sheriff's Office contributed to her death by failing to find her in time to save her.
  • Man Gets 50-80 Years for Killing Wife   AP / 11:10AM
    MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. - A Detroit-area man has been sentenced to 50 to 80 years in prison for killing and dismembering his wife.
  • NYC Shootout Fugitive Killed in Prison   AP / 6:16AM
    NEW YORK - A man who gained notoriety after wounding six police officers in a 1986 gunfight that led to a nationwide manhunt was killed in prison, corrections officials said Thursday.
  • Wednesday, February 20

  • 'Hero' Girl Recovering After Shooting   AP / 5:11PM
    DETROIT - Alexis Goggins climbed aboard a special bicycle and maneuvered through hospital hallways, beginning the months of physical therapy she needs to recover from six gunshot wounds. To many people, the soft-spoken 7-year-old is a hero after she threw herself across her mother just as a gunman was about to shoot the woman in an SUV.
  • Monday, February 18

  • JFK Assassination Documents Revealed   AP / 8:36PM
    DALLAS - Long-hidden items and documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy were revealed for the first time Monday, after spending nearly two decades locked inside a courthouse safe.
  • Sunday, February 17

  • Experts: Verdicts Unusual in Murder Case   AP / 12:10PM
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - An unusual verdict in the case of a former police officer accused of killing his pregnant lover opens up possible grounds for appeal if he's sentenced to death, some legal experts say.
  • Churchgoers Pray for Shooting Victims   AP / 12:10PM
    DEKALB, Ill. - Churchgoers are remembering the victims of the Northern Illinois University shooting rampage with prayers and support for the school and family members.
  • Church Services Focus on NIU Shooting   AP / 10:26AM
    DEKALB, Ill. - Churches in several Illinois communities are remembering the victims of the shooting at Northern Illinois University.
  • 80 Killed in Afghan Attack   AP / 9:36AM
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A suicide bombing at an outdoor dog fighting competition killed 80 people and wounded scores more Sunday, a governor said, in what appeared to be the deadliest terror attack in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.
  • 80 Killed in Afghan Bombing   AP / 4:15AM
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A suicide bombing at an outdoor dog
  • Saturday, February 16

  • Car Hits Md. Street-Race Crowd; 8 Killed   AP / 10:26PM
    ACCOKEEK, Md. - A car plowed into a group of street-racing fans obscured by a cloud of tire smoke on a highway Saturday, killing eight people and scattering bodies in the early morning darkness.
  • Police Find Slain Daughter in Boiler   AP / 10:16PM
    NEW YORK - A father who said he was upset with his teenage daughter for text-messaging a boy was arrested Saturday on charges of killing the girl, whose burned body was found stuffed in the boiler of his apartment building, police said.
  • NYPD Arrests Man in Therapist Slaying   AP / 7:10PM
    NEW YORK - A Queens man with a history of mental problems was arrested Saturday in the vicious slaying of a psychologist attacked in her office with a meat cleaver, police said.
  • 7 Killed As Car Hits Md. Drag-Race Crowd   AP / 2:10PM
    ACCOKEEK, Md. - A car plowed into a crowd that had gathered to watch a drag race on a suburban road early Saturday, killing seven people and injuring at least four, police said.
  • Pentagon prepares to shoot down satellite   UPI / 10:00AM
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Pentagon officials estimate it could cost up to $60 million to shoot down a malfunctioning U.S. spy satellite as it re-enters Earth's orbit.
  • Friday, February 15

  • Campus shootings causing mental distress   UPI / 7:40PM
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Many college students are experiencing some emotional distress as a consequence of the Northern Illinois University shootings, a U.S. researcher said.
  • 6 Dead in N. Illinois U. Hall Shooting   AP / 2:26AM
    DEKALB, Ill. - A former student dressed in black walked onto the stage of a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University and opened fire on a packed science class Thursday, killing five students, wounding 16 and setting off a panicked stampede before committing suicide.
  • Thursday, February 14

  • Philippines Reports Assassination Plot   AP / 9:10PM
    MANILA, Philippines - Security officials on Thursday reported uncovering plots to kill President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and bomb foreign embassies, just as opposition leaders were calling for more protests urging the unpopular Philippines leader to resign.
  • Man pleads guilty to strangling filmmaker   UPI / 5:10PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- An illegal immigrant from Ecuador has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2006 strangling death of "Waitress" filmmaker Adrienne Shelly in New York.
  • U.S. to shoot down disabled spy satellite   UPI / 2:40PM
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. officials Thursday said the military is planning to shoot down a disabled spy satellite that is expected to crash into Earth next month.
  • Wednesday, February 13

  • Top Hezbollah Militant Killed in Syria   AP / 5:10PM
    DAMASCUS, Syria - One of the world's most wanted and elusive terrorists, Imad Mughniyeh, was killed in a car bombing in Syria nearly 15 years after dropping from sight. The one-time Hezbollah security chief was the suspected mastermind of attacks that killed hundreds of Americans in Lebanon and of the brutal kidnappings of Westerners.
  • Pawn shop sued for Trolley Square shooting   UPI / 1:21PM
    SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A Utah pawn shop broker who sold a gun to a man who used it to kill five people in the 2007 Trolley Square rampage should have known better, a lawsuit claims.
  • Monday, February 11

  • Wrongly convicted man seeks $22.5 million   UPI / 6:00PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A New York man who innocently spent 22 1/2 years in prison filed a $22.5 million lawsuit against the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office and New York police.
  • Sunday, February 10

  • Soldier shot in domestic disturbance   UPI / 6:40PM
    FORT DRUM, N.Y., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A domestic disturbance incident at Fort Drum in New York ended with police shooting and killing a 10th Mountain Division Army soldier.
  • Author spurs controversy by backing killer   UPI / 5:46PM
    BOSTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Author Peter Manso is in the middle of a growing controversy after vocally supporting a man convicted of killing a Massachusetts fashion writer.
  • Saturday, February 9

  • Sketch of Lane Bryant gunman released   UPI / 10:55PM
    TINLEY PARK, Ill., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Police released a composite portrait Saturday of the man who shot six women in a Chicago-area store, killing five of them.
  • Thursday, February 7

  • Room where JFK died is stored in Kansas   UPI / 5:27PM
    DALLAS, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A major artifact from the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy is being stored at the site of a former limestone quarry in Kansas, a report said.
  • Police: Officer Killed in LA Standoff   AP / 11:10AM
    LOS ANGELES - A man barricaded himself in a house after telling police he had killed three relatives, then opened fire on a SWAT team Thursday, killing one officer and wounding another, police said. Ten hours after he initially called police, the house was on fire.
  • Wednesday, February 6

  • Wrong medicine kills new mother   UPI / 10:07AM
    LONDON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A jury in Britain has returned a verdict of unlawful killing in the death of a woman who had just given birth at Great Western Hospital in Swindon.
  • Tornadoes Rip Through South, Killing 22   AP / 2:27AM
    ATKINS, Ark. - Tornadoes across four Southern states tore through homes, ripped the roof off a shopping mall and blew apart warehouses in a rare spasm of violent winter weather that killed at least 22 people and injured dozens more.
  • Monday, February 4

  • Tourist killed in Florida stock car crash   UPI / 1:51PM
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Florida officials are looking into the chance a driver killed at the Richard Petty Driving Experience suffered some sort of medical problem.
  • 1 Killed by Israel Suicide Bomber   AP / 6:35AM
    JERUSALEM - A suicide bomber on Monday blew himself up in the southern town that houses Israel's secretive nuclear reactor, killing at least one Israeli and wounding six, authorities said. Police said a second attacker was shot dead he could detonate his explosives belt.
  • Sunday, February 3

  • Md. Boy, 15, Charged With Killing Family   AP / 6:10PM
    COCKEYSVILLE, Md. - A 15-year-old boy who wasn't getting along with his father was charged with murder Sunday in the deaths of his parents and two younger brothers, who were shot in their sleep at their home in a Baltimore suburb.
  • Israelis Fire Into Lebanon, Killing 1   AP / 4:11PM
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Israeli forces opened fire across the Lebanese border late Sunday, killing one person and wounding another, Lebanese security officials said.
  • Md. Boy, 15, Charged With Killing Family   AP / 3:10PM
    COCKEYSVILLE, Md. - A 15-year-old boy was charged with murder Sunday in the shooting deaths of his parents and two younger brothers in their suburban Baltimore home.
  • Charges filed in death of Mo. journalist   UPI / 3:10PM
    CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A convicted burglar who was free on parole is facing charges he raped and then killed a former St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor in Chesterfield, Mo.
  • Hunt on for Man Who Shot 5 at Ill. Store   AP / 12:10PM
    TINLEY PARK, Ill. - Police searched Sunday for a gunman who herded five women into the back room of a strip mall clothing store, killed them during a botched robbery and vanished after walking out of the shop's front door.
  • Hunt on for Man Who Shot 5 at Ill. Store   AP / 7:10AM
    TINLEY PARK, Ill. - Police were searching for a man they said fled a clothing store in a Chicago suburb where five woman were shot to death during an apparent robbery.
  • Mother, son killed in plane crash   UPI / 12:21AM
    WEST GARDINER, Maine, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The founder of Industrious Kid, a Web-hosting site for children, has been killed in a small-plane crash in Maine with her 10-year-old son.
  • Saturday, February 2

  • Slain Marine Lauterbach honored in Ohio   UPI / 7:50PM
    VANDALIA, Ohio, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach, whose death led to a nationwide manhunt for her killer, was honored with a funeral service Saturday in Vandalia, Ohio.
  • Burial Service for Slain Pregnant Marine   AP / 4:10PM
    VANDALIA, Ohio - Family and friends wept and prayed Saturday at a funeral Mass for a pregnant Marine found slain in North Carolina.
  • Slain Pregnant Marine to Be Buried   AP / 11:11AM
    VANDALIA, Ohio - Hundreds of mourners, some arriving in a group on motorcycles, gathered at a church Saturday morning to honor a pregnant Marine found slain in North Carolina.
  • Friday, February 1

  • 6 Killed in North Carolina Plane Crash   AP / 5:10PM
    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. - A twin-engine plane crashed Friday as it tried to land amid low fog at a small airport in northwest North Carolina, killing all six people on board, officials said.
  • Top al-Qaida Figure Killed in Pakistan   AP / 12:11AM
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A missile from a U.S. Predator drone struck a suspected terrorist safehouse in Pakistan and killed a top al-Qaida commander believed responsible for a brazen bomb attack during a visit last year by Vice President Dick Cheney to Afghanistan, a U.S. official said Thursday.
  • Thursday, January 31

  • Al-Qaida Commander in Afghanistan Killed   AP / 3:12PM
    CAIRO, Egypt - Abu Laith al-Libi, a top al-Qaida commander in Afghanistan who was blamed for bombing a base while Vice President Cheney was visiting last year, has been killed, according to a militant Web site.
  • 17 Killed in Istanbul Factory Blast   AP / 7:36AM
    ISTANBUL, Turkey - An explosion at an unlicensed fireworks factory in Istanbul killed 17 people and injured 68 others Thursday, an official said.
  • C-Murder's murder trial delayed   UPI / 12:21AM
    NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller's re-trial on a second-degree murder charge reportedly has been postponed nearly four months.
  • Monday, January 28

  • 5 US Soldiers Killed in Northern Iraq   AP / 11:10AM
    BAGHDAD - Five American soldiers were killed Monday in a complex attack in the northern city of Mosul, described as one of al-Qaida in Iraq's last strongholds, just days after a house explosion and suicide attack killed as many as 60 people there.
  • Regan, News Corp. reach settlement   UPI / 10:30AM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. book publisher Judith Regan has settled her $100 million defamation lawsuit against News Corp., it was reported Monday.
  • Sunday, January 27

  • NHRA drag racer's sons killed in crash   UPI / 4:50PM
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- National Hot Rod Association drag racer Doug Herbert's two sons were killed in a car crash in North Carolina, it was reported Sunday.
  • Saturday, January 26

  • Sheriff: Woman Shot Her Kids and Herself   AP / 5:16PM
    CLARKSTON, Wash. - A woman shot three of her children, killing one of them, then used the gun to kill herself, a sheriff said Saturday.
  • Guyana Shootings Claims 11 Lives   AP / 8:10AM
    GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Gunmen stormed into a coastal village early Saturday and shot dead 11 people, President Bharrat Jagdeo said - the worst mass killing in this small South America nation in more than 30 years.
  • Friday, January 25

  • More charges in the death of Howard Porter   UPI / 4:20PM
    MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A Minnesota grand jury has charged two men with first-degree murder in the death of former college basketball star Howard Porter.
  • Book company sues Imus for $4 million   UPI / 1:21PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- FlatSigned Press said sales of its books flat-lined after U.S. radio personality Don Imus insulted them on his former show.
  • 'Mentalist' will not meet with Peterson   UPI / 9:30AM
    BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A prominent "mentalist" who offered to meet with Bolingbrook, Ill., resident Drew Peterson about his wife's disappearance says the meeting will not take place.
  • Thursday, January 24

  • 9 Police Killed in Afghan Operation   AP / 7:10AM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Nine Afghan policemen were killed Thursday during an anti-Taliban operation by U.S.-led coalition troops in central Afghanistan, officials said.
  • Tuesday, January 22

  • Killer wins share of daughter's estate   UPI / 10:20PM
    MUNCIE, Ind., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- An Indiana man convicted of killing his ex-wife won a portion of the damages her family was awarded for her death when his daughter committed suicide.
  • Man kills elderly mom, cat, self   UPI / 7:30PM
    BELMONT, N.C., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A North Carolina man killed his elderly mother and the family cat and then took his own life.
  • Monday, January 21

  • Home torn apart in search for body   UPI / 4:15PM
    TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Florida's Temple Terrace Police Department has spent more than a week digging through the floor of a recently built home in search of Sandra Prince's body.
  • Sunday, January 20

  • Soldier cleared, buried with full honors   UPI / 6:30PM
    MILWAUKEE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A former U.S. soldier has been given a funeral service with full military honors in Milwaukee after being cleared in connection with a decades-old lynching.
  • Saturday, January 19

  • Teen killed during basketball game   UPI / 11:35PM
    PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia teenager shot and killed during a basketball game at a recreation center was an innocent bystander.
  • Marine's killer remains at large   UPI / 8:20PM
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Police say they are trying to determine whether a suspected killer bought paint to cover up the death of pregnant Marine Maria Lauterbach in North Carolina.
  • 9 Iraqi Shiites Killed in Holiday Attack   AP / 11:10AM
    BAGHDAD - Hundreds of thousands of Shiites beat their heads and chests and whipped themselves with chains Saturday across much of Iraq to honor the martyrdom of one of their most revered saints. Bombs and a rocket attack killed at least nine worshippers in the north.
  • Friday, January 18

  • Report: School Slayings Down From 1990s   AP / 1:10AM
    ATLANTA - About 16 students are murdered at U.S. schools each year, says a new government report that shows the number and rate of slayings has held steady and is lower than in the previous decade.
  • Thursday, January 17

  • Missing marine claimed death a suicide   UPI / 8:30PM
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Marine Cpl. Cesar Laurean claimed that Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterback cut her own throat, his wife has told North Carolina investigators.
  • Police Crack Down on Protests; 5 Killed   AP / 8:10PM
    NAIROBI, Kenya - Police cracked down fiercely on a second day of protests across Kenya on Thursday, firing bullets at opposition supporters and tear gas at a hospital. At least five people were killed.
  • Ex-NHL player Ramage sentenced to prison   UPI / 6:10PM
    NEWMARKET, Ontario, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Former Toronto captain Rob Ramage was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday for his role in a car crash that killed ex-NHL player Keith Magnuson.
  • Wednesday, January 16

  • Is marine killing suspect in Texas?   UPI / 1:36PM
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. marine suspected of killing Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach may have fled North Carolina for Texas or Mexico, investigators said Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, January 15

  • Slain Marine killed by blow on head   UPI / 10:01PM
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach was killed by a blow to the head, a North Carolina prosecutor said Tuesday.
  • Man sent to jail for killing 500 trees   UPI / 6:16PM
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A 61-year-old man was sentenced to 18 months to five years in prison for killing 500 trees that were blocking his view of the Las Vegas Strip.
  • Botulism killing Great Lakes birds   UPI / 11:40AM
    CHICAGO, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists said botulism spread by zebra mussels is killing thousands of birds along the Great Lakes.
  • Monday, January 14

  • Bundy bar to be featured on U.K. show   UPI / 8:10PM
    SEATTLE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The owner of a Seattle bar Ted Bundy used to frequent wasn't thrilled at the idea of a British television company featuring it on a show about serial killers.
  • Pregnant marine likely killed Dec. 15   UPI / 7:20PM
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Onslow County, N.C., sheriff said a pregnant Marine was likely killed Dec. 15, four days before she was reported missing.
  • 6 Killed in Attack on Luxury Kabul Hotel   AP / 2:25PM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Militants with suicide vests, grenades and AK-47 rifles attacked a luxury hotel on Monday, killing at least six people in the most brazen attack yet on Western civilians in Kabul, witnesses and a Taliban spokesman said.
  • Sunday, January 13

  • Suspect in slain Marine case spotted   UPI / 2:11PM
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Investigators say a U.S. Marine corporal suspected of killing a pregnant Marine in North Carolina has been spotted in another state.
  • Saturday, January 12

  • Arrest warrant issued for Marine corporal   UPI / 8:00PM
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- An arrest warrant was issued Saturday for a Marine corporal after the remains of an adult and fetus were found in his North Carolina backyard.
  • Foster sons seek millions from Alaska   UPI / 12:12AM
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A lawsuit against the state of Alaska by two boys placed with an abusive foster mother went to trial this week.
  • Friday, January 11

  • O.J. Simpson's bail revoked   UPI / 9:01PM
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A judge in Nevada revoked O.J. Simpson's bail Friday, pending a hearing next week.
  • Man gets life in Tavares slaying   UPI / 3:46PM
    MIAMI, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A Florida judge has sentenced a 25-year-old man to life in prison for the shooting death of the son of recording artist Antone "Chubby" Tavares.
  • Sheriff says missing woman Marine dead   UPI / 1:52PM
    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- North Carolina authorities say they have learned that a pregnant U.S. Marine missing for three weeks is dead.
  • Thursday, January 10

  • Lawyers argue blame for 1993 terror attack   UPI / 4:00PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Lawyers urged an appeals court to uphold a verdict blaming the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center.
  • Ga. Drifter Now Suspect in Fla. Slaying   AP / 4:10AM
    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. - A drifter accused of kidnapping and decapitating a 24-year-old hiker in Georgia is now a suspect in the slaying of a Florida woman whose body was found last month in a national forest, authorities said Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, January 8

  • Chiklis signs on for 'Eagle Eye' role   UPI / 1:11PM
    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Michael Chiklis has signed on for a role in "Eagle Eye," a thriller starring Billy Bob Thornton, Rosario Dawson and Shia LaBeouf.
  • Friends of Slain Texas Woman Mourn   AP / 4:10AM
    TYLER, Texas - Friends and family of a 21-year-old who police say was killed and mutilated by her boyfriend tried to put aside the grisly details of her death.
  • Monday, January 7

  • 1 Dead, 2 Injured in Shooting in Market   AP / 2:11AM
    CHINO, Calif. - A man opened fire in a grocery store Sunday afternoon, shooting and injuring his girlfriend and her sister before police shot him to death, authorities said.
  • Sunday, January 6

  • 6 Killed in Plane Crash Off Alaska   AP / 8:10PM
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A chartered plane that crashed into a shallow harbor after taking off from Kodiak Island, killing six people, was carrying a group of fishermen from a dissident sect of the Russian Orthodox Church home for Christmas.
  • Thursday, January 3

  • Killer seeks share of mom's estate   UPI / 7:00PM
    SEATTLE, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A Washington state man who killed his mother and brother wants a share of the damages her estate received because a clinic failed to medicate him.
  • Tiny mites may have killed dinosaurs   UPI / 1:10PM
    CORVALLIS, Ore., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A U.S. zoologist says dinosaurs may have been killed off by tiny, biting, disease-carrying insects.
  • In-laws and family of Benoit close to deal   UPI / 1:01PM
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ga., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The father of the late Chris Benoit said Benoit's in-laws are entitled to a portion of the professional wrestler's estate in Georgia.
  • U.K. version of 'Law & Order' in the works   UPI / 10:06AM
    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf and NBC Universal were reportedly talking with British television executives about establishing a "Law & Order: London" series.
  • Wednesday, January 2

  • Film about Benazir Bhutto in the works   UPI / 5:30PM
    KARACHI, Pakistan, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Pakistan's Skies Unlimited Films reportedly plans to make a big-screen bio-pic about Benazir Bhutto, the Pakistani leader assassinated last week.
  • Pressure Mounts With 300 Killed in Kenya   AP / 11:25AM
    NAIROBI, Kenya - International pressure mounted on Kenya's leaders Wednesday to end postelection violence that has killed more than 300 people, including dozens burned alive as they sought refuge in a church.
  • Pressure Mounts With 275 Killed in Kenya   AP / 7:35AM
    NAIROBI, Kenya - International pressure mounted Wednesday on Kenya's leaders to bring an end to postelection violence that has shaken the country and killed more than 275 people, including dozens burned alive as they sought refuge in a church.
  • Tuesday, January 1

  • American Diplomat Killed in Sudan   AP / 8:25PM
    KHARTOUM, Sudan - An American diplomat was shot and killed early Tuesday by gunmen in a passing car who cut him off as he was being driven home in Sudan's capital. Sudanese officials insisted it was not a terrorist attack but the U.S. embassy said it was too soon to determine the motive. The diplomat's Sudanese driver was also killed in the shooting.
  • US Diplomat Killed in Sudan Shooting   AP / 1:15PM
    KHARTOUM, Sudan - An American diplomat and his driver were shot to death Tuesday in the Sudanese capital, the U.S. Embassy said. A spokesman said it "too early to tell" if the attack was terror related.
  • Monday, December 31

  • Release date of Bhutto's book bumped up   UPI / 5:30PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Publishing giant HarperCollins said it planned to release a book by Benazir Bhutto, completed about a week before she was assassinated, as soon as possible.
  • Friday, December 28

  • Jim Leyritz charged in fatal car crash   UPI / 6:54PM
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Former major league catcher Jim Leyritz was jailed in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Friday on DUI and vehicular homicide charges.
  • U.S. stocks held back by housing concerns   UPI / 5:00PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. stock indexes limped home Friday after concerns over the current housing weakness and its impact on the overall economy clouded the market most of the day.
  • Bhutto's death reverberates in Iowa   UPI / 12:41PM
    DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Benazir Bhutto's assassination rang through Iowa as Democratic front-runners stumped there before next week's caucuses.
  • Countries Condemn Bhutto Killing   AP / 10:10AM
    LONDON - The world denounced the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, paying tribute Friday to a brave, if flawed, champion of democracy. International leaders appealed for calm and held their breath to see whether violence triggered by the killing would gather momentum or fizzle out.
  • Suspects Admit to Slayings in Washington   AP / 4:10AM
    SEATTLE - Court documents detail six methodical killings that began on Christmas Eve when a woman and her boyfriend shot her parents at their rural home, dragged their bodies to a shed, then gunned down the woman's brother, his wife and their two young children.
  • Thursday, December 27

  • Pakistan's Bhutto Killed in Attack   AP / 6:10PM
    RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday by an attacker who shot her after a campaign rally and then blew himself up. Her death stoked new chaos across the nuclear-armed nation, an important U.S. ally in the war on terrorism.
  • Pakistanis in US React to Assassination   AP / 1:25PM
    NEW YORK - With shock and dismay, Pakistanis gathered around television sets in immigrant neighborhoods across the U.S. on Thursday after learning that their homeland's opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a suicide attack.
  • Countries Condemn Bhutto Assassination   AP / 11:10AM
    From Moscow to Washington to New Delhi and points in between, dismay and condemnation poured forth Thursday over the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, along with concern for the stability of the volatile region.
  • Wednesday, December 26

  • Mauritania: Sleeper Cell Killed French   AP / 10:15PM
    NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - Mauritania's interior minister blamed a terrorist sleeper cell Wednesday for the Christmas Eve killing of four French family members visiting the African country.
  • Zoo Officials Probe Killing by Tiger   AP / 6:10PM
    SAN FRANCISCO - The big cat exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo was cordoned off as a crime scene Wednesday as investigators tried to determine whether a 300-pound Siberian tiger that killed a visitor escaped from its high-walled pen on its own or someone did something wrong.
  • Zoo Officials Probe Killing by Tiger   AP / 2:25PM
    SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Zoo was closed to visitors Wednesday as investigators returned to the scene to determine how a tiger escaped from its enclosure and attacked three visitors, killing one of the men and mauling two others.
  • Monday, December 24

  • Artist recreates dead mystery woman's face   UPI / 1:34AM
    CHICAGO, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Chicago police are hoping a forensic artist's reconstruction will help identify the body of a young woman found in an alley last January.
  • Sunday, December 23

  • Death sought in Cash Money Bros. case   UPI / 5:24PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Damion "World" Hardy," an ex-boyfriend of rapper Lil' Kim, faces execution if convicted in New York in the slaying of an alleged drug-trafficking rival.
  • Saturday, December 22

  • Flock of birds mysteriously killed in N.Y.   UPI / 10:30PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Experts are trying to determine what killed a flock of purple martins that fell from the sky in New York City.
  • Jury to Reconvene in Driveway Shooting   AP / 6:15AM
    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - Jurors deliberated for a third day in the trial of a black father accused of killing a white teenager during a racially charged encounter outside the man's home.
  • Friday, December 21

  • Report: Gun used in Taylor killing tossed   UPI / 7:20PM
    MIAMI, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The gun used to kill Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor was dumped into the Florida Everglades shortly after he was shot, a report says.
  • $15.5 million awarded in false arrest suit   UPI / 10:30AM
    WILMINGTON, Ill., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A jury has awarded $15.5 million to a Wilmington, Ill., couple after the husband claimed he was falsely arrested in connection with their daughter's death.
  • Thursday, December 20

  • Clinton Neighbor Arrested in NY Killing   AP / 6:10PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A neighbor of former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton was arrested Thursday and charged with murdering his wife, who he claimed had been shot by a stranger on a dark suburban road.
  • Scene of Omaha Slayings Reopens   AP / 12:11PM
    OMAHA, Neb. - A crowd of holiday shoppers and others who came to grieve gathered Thursday as the department store where a gunman killed eight people and opened its doors for the first time since the shootings 15 days earlier.
  • Wednesday, December 19

  • Criiminal charge remains in 'Big Dig' case   UPI / 3:40PM
    BOSTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A judge in Massachusetts has refused to drop a criminal charge against the company blamed for a fatal ceiling collapse in the Big Dig in Boston.
  • Tuesday, December 18

  • 15 Afghan Guards Killed in Attack   AP / 12:14PM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Taliban fighters killed 15 Afghan guards working for a private security company who were guarding a convoy of fuel tankers in western Afghanistan, an official said Tuesday. Six Taliban were killed in the ensuing fight.
  • 12 Killed in Israeli Airstrikes in Gaza   AP / 7:25AM
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli aircraft launched an assault on the radical Islamic Jihad organization from the skies over Gaza, killing the group's overall commander and nine other militants in three fiery strikes ending early Tuesday.
  • 15 Afghan Guards Killed in Attack   AP / 7:15AM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Taliban fighters killed 15 Afghan guards working for a private security company who were guarding a convoy of fuel tankers in western Afghanistan, an official said Tuesday. Six Taliban were killed in the ensuing fight.
  • Monday, December 17

  • WWE declines Benoit deal   UPI / 4:40PM
    ATLANTA, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- World Wrestling Entertainment has refused a request for $2 million from the estate of a Georgia wrestler who killed himself, his wife and his son in June.
  • Relatives in fatal crash sued for damages   UPI / 4:00PM
    TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A lawsuit filed and withdrawn by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority sought damages from the families involved in a fatal car accident that damaged the turnpike.
  • Sunday, December 16

  • Rapper Fabolous denies stabbing   UPI / 11:34PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Rapper Fabolous has denied he was involved in the Thanksgiving Day stabbing of his childhood friend in New York, saying he was with his parents in New Jersey.
  • Soldiers arrested for another murder   UPI / 6:50PM
    FORT CARSON, Colo., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Two men already facing charges in the slaying this month of a U.S. Army soldier at Fort Carson, Colo., have been charged with killing another soldier in August.
  • Friday, December 14

  • 2 Ph.D Students Killed on LSU Campus   AP / 8:11PM
    BATON ROUGE, La. - Police searched for suspects Friday in the shooting deaths of two Louisiana State University students, and unlike other schools in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre, administrators decided against locking down the campus.
  • Wednesday, December 12

  • Smith: City unhappy with 'Legend' shoot   UPI / 9:50PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Will Smith says he didn't get the welcome he expected when he shot scenes for his new film "I Am Legend" in New York City.
  • GPS info leads to gang arrest   UPI / 9:50PM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police say a tracking bracelet helped lead investigators to an arrest in a drive-by shooting case.
  • Bratt's nephew killed in car accident   UPI / 9:10PM
    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The nephew of Hollywood actor Benjamin Bratt was killed when the alleged driver of a stolen car ran a red light and slammed into his vehicle, police say.
  • Convicted killer in fight for her children   UPI / 4:36PM
    NASHVILLE, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The child visitation rights of Mary Winkler, who was convicted for killing her preacher husband, are being opposed by the slain Tennessee minister's parents.
  • Tuesday, December 11

  • 6 Shot After Exiting Vegas School Bus   AP / 8:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Six junior high or high school students were shot Tuesday after they got off a school bus, and two were critically hurt, police said.
  • Mass. court expands doctors' liability   UPI / 7:30PM
    BOSTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Massachusetts' highest court has ruled that a doctor can be sued over a fatal car accident reportedly caused by his medicated patient.
  • Racial slur becomes issue in NBA star case   UPI / 4:36PM
    FLEMINGTON, N.J., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Lawyers for former New Jersey Nets star Jayson Williams say that a prosecutor's investigator was disciplined for using a racial slur in a reference to him.
  • Police: Church Gunman Killed Himself   AP / 3:11PM
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The man who killed four people at a church and missionary training center died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound, police said Tuesday.
  • Jailed Rapist Confesses to Killing 9   AP / 7:10AM
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - For decades, people in this scenic Mississippi River town have been haunted by the thought that a man who killed five women here could be walking free.
  • Monday, December 10

  • Spector's lawyer wins more time to prepare   UPI / 8:30PM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Phil Spector's retrial will not begin for at least five months because his new attorney insists he needs more time to prepare.
  • Doctor: Drug Combo Killed Smith's Son   AP / 7:10PM
    NASSAU, Bahamas - The late son of reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith was killed by a combination of methadone and the antidepressants Zoloft and Lexapro - a cocktail that would have turned lethal after about five hours - a pathologist testified Monday.
  • Sunday, December 9

  • Colo. Missionary Center Shooting Kills 2   AP / 12:10PM
    ARVADA, Colo. - A gunman walked into a training center dormitory for young Christian missionaries early Sunday and opened fire, killing two of the center's staff members and wounding two others. No arrests had been made by late morning.
  • Friday, December 7

  • 22 Killed in 2 Suicide Attacks in Iraq   AP / 11:10AM
    BAGHDAD - A female suicide bomber attacked the offices of an anti-al-Qaida group that has joined forces with the U.S., killing 12 people Friday in one of Iraq's most violent provinces, police and the U.S. military said.
  • Thursday, December 6

  • Accused Taylor killer had been party guest   UPI / 4:30PM
    MIAMI, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- One of the young men charged with killing Sean Taylor reportedly had been in the Washington Redskins star's Florida home as a guest.
  • Wednesday, December 5

  • Roundworms killing China's wild pandas   UPI / 9:20PM
    BEIJING, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Conservationists say a roundworm called Baylisascaris schroederi is killing China's wild pandas.
  • Man Opens Fire at Omaha Mall, Killing 8   AP / 7:11PM
    OMAHA, Neb. - A man opened fire with a rifle at a busy department store Wednesday, killing eight people before taking his own life, in an attack that made holiday shoppers run screaming through a mall and barricade themselves in dressing rooms. Five more people were wounded, two critically.
  • Nine Dead in Omaha Mall Shooting   AP / 6:10PM
    OMAHA, Neb. - A man with a rifle opened fire at a busy department store Wednesday, killing eight people before taking his own life, in an attack that made holiday shoppers run screaming through a mall and barricade themselves in dressing rooms. Five more people were wounded, two critically.
  • Blog: Huckabee pushed for rapist's release   UPI / 1:51PM
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Mike Huckabee, while governor of Arkansas, pushed for the release of a convicted rapist despite the fears of victims, a liberal blog reported.
  • Teen appears in Sean Taylor murder case   UPI / 1:31PM
    MIAMI, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The alleged shooter in the killing of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor was held without bail following a brief court appearance in Miami Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, December 4

  • Rapper Spice 1 shot in the chest   UPI / 8:30PM
    HAYWARD, Calif., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Rapper Robert Green Jr., known professionally as Spice 1, was shot in the chest in California and was hospitalized in critical condition, reported.
  • Three Taylor shooting suspects denied bond   UPI / 7:20PM
    MIAMI, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Bail was denied in Miami Tuesday for three of four suspects in last week's shooting death of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor.
  • Chick rallies support for West Memphis 3   UPI / 3:05PM
    WEST MEMPHIS, Ark., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. country music star Natalie Maines is rallying support for three young men she believes were wrongly convicted of killing three 8-year-old boys in 1993.
  • Lubbock's dad wins $14,000 in damages   UPI / 2:15PM
    CHELMSFORD, England, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The father of a man found dead at entertainer Michael Barrymore's home in England six years ago says he has been paid about $14,000 in damages.
  • Popular Mexican singer killed   UPI / 1:45PM
    MEXICO CITY, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The lead singer of the popular Mexican musical group, K-Paz de la Sierra, was abducted and killed, El Universal newspaper reported Tuesday.
  • Monday, December 3

  • Post: Fabolous pal killed in robbery try   UPI / 8:50PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Law-enforcement sources say Shamel McKinney, a close friend of rapper Fabolous, was likely stabbed to death in New York while trying to steal a man's jewelry.
  • Godsmack singer not a suspect in slay case   UPI / 8:20PM
    BOSTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Police have interviewed Godsmack frontman Sully Erna and his guitarist friend, Gary Hoey, but neither is a suspect in the slaying of a Massachusetts woman.
  • Many U.S. deaths linked to serial killings   UPI / 4:50PM
    INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A study says serial killers may be responsible for up to 10 times more U.S. deaths than officials estimate.
  • Sean Taylor funeral attended by 3,000   UPI / 2:40PM
    MIAMI, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Nearly 3,000 people gathered at the Pharmed Arena in Miami Monday to remember slain Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor.
  • 5th suspect sought in Taylor case   UPI / 12:50PM
    FORT MYERS, Fla., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Fort Myers, Fla., police are looking for a fifth suspect in the shooting death of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor, it was reported Monday.
  • Sunday, December 2

  • Fourth suspect testifies in Taylor case   UPI / 5:30PM
    FORT MYERS, Fla., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A fourth suspect in the shooting death of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor appeared in a Florida court via video phone from jail Sunday.
  • Saturday, December 1

  • Suspects in Taylor slaying facing charges   UPI / 12:45PM
    FORT MYERS, Fla., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The four suspects in the shooting death of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor are facing charges after allegedly confessing, it was reported Saturday.
  • 4 Arrested in Murder of Redskins' Taylor   AP / 12:11AM
    MIAMI - Police said two men and two juveniles arrested Friday in the shooting death of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor went to his home intent on stealing, not killing.
  • Friday, November 30

  • Police: 4 Arrested in Taylor's Slaying   AP / 11:11PM
    MIAMI - The Miami-Dade Police Department has arrested four people in connection with the shooting death of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor.
  • Police arrest four in Sean Taylor death   UPI / 10:41PM
    MIAMI, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Four men were arrested Friday in the fatal shooting of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor and a police official said they would be charged with murder.
  • Redskins to honor slain teammate at game   UPI / 8:30PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The Washington Redskins will pay tribute to slain teammate Sean Taylor during their game Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.
  • Attorney wants new trial in arsenic case   UPI / 12:35AM
    SAN DIEGO, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A lawyer for a California woman convicted of poisoning her husband says the jury was prejudiced by testimony about sex and drinking and he wants a new trial.
  • Thursday, November 29

  • Garcia praises Taylor for saving niece   UPI / 1:26PM
    MIAMI, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Andy Garcia is praising slain NFL player Sean Taylor for his bravery in saving the lives of his baby daughter and girlfriend, Garcia's niece.
  • Woolmer's death a mystery, jury says   UPI / 1:06PM
    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A jury in Jamaica failed to reach a conclusion about the cause of the death of Bob Woolmer, the coach of the Pakistani cricket team.
  • Police: Taylor victim of botched break-in   UPI / 11:51AM
    MIAMI, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Miami-Dade police said they believe Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor was a victim of a fatal botched burglary attempt.
  • Wednesday, November 28

  • Police Have No Suspect in Taylor Killing   AP / 9:10PM
    ASHBURN, Va. - Sean Taylor's father urged the Washington Redskins to make a playoff push, while Miami police asked for the public's help to solve the safety's death in what they suspect was a random burglary.
  • 2 Fla. Deputies Killed in Car Chase   AP / 8:10PM
    PAHOKEE, Fla. - Two Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies who had tried to stop a stolen vehicle on a rural road in the Everglades were killed when they were struck by a fellow deputy's patrol car early Wednesday. The driver of the patrol car was injured, authorities said.
  • Redskins practice on 'emotional day'   UPI / 7:50PM
    ASHBURN, Va., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Washington Redskins, grieving over the slaying of teammate Sean Taylor, returned to practice Wednesday in preparation for a game against Buffalo.
  • American's Blood at Italy Killing Site   AP / 5:10PM
    PERUGIA, Italy - An American university student jailed in connection with the slaying of her British roommate tried to clean up traces of her presence at the crime scene, but left a drop of her own blood on a bathroom faucet, the top investigating prosecutor said in a document obtained Wednesday.
  • Police ask public's aid in Taylor shooting   UPI / 4:10PM
    MIAMI, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Miami-Dade police force Wednesday asked the public for help finding the person who fatally shot Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor.
  • Tuesday, November 27

  • Redskins' Taylor Dies Day After Shooting   AP / 7:10PM
    MIAMI - Pro Bowl safety Sean Taylor died Tuesday after he was shot in his home by an apparent intruder, leaving the Washington Redskins in mourning for a teammate who seemed to have reordered his life since becoming a father.
  • Man in rattlesnake case pleads guilty   UPI / 4:30PM
    GOLDEN, Colo., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A Colorado man has admitted planning to help another man settle a bad business deal, killing a debtor by putting him in a box of rattlesnakes.
  • Family wins death award from Kuwait firm   UPI / 4:02PM
    ATLANTA, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Atlanta said a Kuwait-based contractor must pay nearly $5 million to the family of a U.S. military officer accidentally killed in Iraq.
  • Taylor death, burglary investigated   UPI / 3:30PM
    MIAMI, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Miami area police are investigating the shooting death of Washington Redskins defensive back Sean Taylor as a homicide and looking at an earlier burglary.
  • Man charged with killing mother, brother   UPI / 12:30PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Police say a New York man has confessed to killing his mother and brother, cutting up their bodies and dumping them in the Harlem River.
  • Redskins' Taylor Dies Day After Shooting   AP / 11:10AM
    MIAMI - Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor died early Tuesday, a day after the Pro Bowl player was shot at home by what police say was an intruder. He was 24. Family friend Richard Sharpstein said Taylor's father told him the news around 5:30 a.m.
  • Monday, November 26

  • Seminoles fan killed in parking garage   UPI / 7:15PM
    GAINESVILLE, Fla., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Authorities in Gainesville, Fla., are looking for two armed men in the parking garage slaying of a 22-year-old Florida State University fan.
  • Man spurned on TV show charged with murder   UPI / 7:06PM
    BARCELONA, Spain, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A guest on a Spanish television talk show has been charged with cutting the throat of a woman who turned down his on-air marriage proposal.
  • Guard, Suspect Shot in Georgia Mall   AP / 5:15PM
    DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - A gunman tried to rob a security guard at a shopping mall Monday, and both men were shot as a panicked lunchtime crowd ran and ducked for cover, officials and witnesses said.
  • Witness: Jam Master Jay had gun   UPI / 4:45PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Jam Master Jay most likely knew and trusted his killer because he didn't use the gun he was carrying the night he was slain in New York, a witness said.
  • Redskins' Taylor Critical After Shooting   AP / 1:11PM
    PALMETTO BAY, Fla. - Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor was shot in the leg at his home Monday and was bleeding heavily, and police said he was in critical condition. They are investigating a possible robbery.
  • Redskins' Taylor Is Shot at His Home   AP / 11:25AM
    MIAMI - Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor was in critical condition after he was shot at his Florida home Monday, police said.
  • Sunday, November 25

  • Police want to question rapper in stabbing   UPI / 3:40PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Investigators want to interview the rapper Fabolous about the death of his friend in a Manhattan nightclub, it was reported Sunday.
  • Romney calls for Mass. judge's resignation   UPI / 2:55PM
    BOSTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney called for the resignation of a state Supreme Court judge he appointed who freed a convicted killer accused of killing again.
  • Saturday, November 24

  • Shop worker killed in robbery   UPI / 2:20PM
    CHICAGO, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A robber shot and killed a Chicago boutique employee known for his generosity in the neighborhood, it was reported Saturday.
  • Friday, November 23

  • Police: 5 Dead in Murder-Suicide in Md.   AP / 5:10PM
    LAYTONSVILLE, Md. - A gunman shot and killed his ex-wife, their three children and himself in a small-town park as the woman prepared to hand over custody, police said Friday.
  • Police: 5 Dead in Murder-Suicide in Md.   AP / 1:15PM
    LAYTONSVILLE, Md. - Five people were found dead in a park Thursday night in an apparent murder-suicide, police said.
  • Prosecutor: Farmer must have been killer   UPI / 1:05PM
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A Canadian prosecutor in British Columbia says no one could have sneaked onto defendant Robert Pickton's farm and dumped women's bodies without his knowledge.
  • Romney warned of freed Mass. killer   UPI / 11:45AM
    BOSTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was warned a convicted killer arrested in the Seattle area on a new murder charge might be after him, a report says.
  • Wednesday, November 21

  • Grenade standoff ends with shooting   UPI / 3:51PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A suspected New York weapons dealer was fatally shot this week after holding authorities at bay by threatening to detonate a grenade.
  • Atlanta police overhaul raid procedures   UPI / 10:50AM
    ATLANTA, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- To mark the anniversary of a botched drug raid that killed an elderly woman, Atlanta police announced new policies and a procedural overhaul.
  • Tuesday, November 20

  • Judge urges U.S. to settle Bulger lawsuit   UPI / 1:11PM
    BOSTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A Boston judge ruled that the FBI bore responsibility for the gangland slayings of two men in 1982 by tipping off mobsters that one of them was an informant.
  • Ballplayer's death a mystery in Brazil   UPI / 12:31PM
    BRASILIA, Brazil, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A missing U.S. professional basketball player, who was later found dead, had been seen panhandling outside Brazil's capital before his body was found.
  • Friday, November 16

  • Jesse Ventura pens new book   UPI / 7:30PM
    MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Jesse Ventura, the ex-pro wrestler who became governor of Minnesota, explains why he left politics in his new book, "Don't Start the Revolution Without Me."
  • Sean Penn to play Harvey Milk in film   UPI / 5:40PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Sean Penn has signed on to play gay-rights icon Harvey Milk in "Milk," a bio-pic directed by Gus Van Sant, Focus Features said Friday.
  • Study: 320 million trees killed by Katrina   UPI / 11:50AM
    NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say the millions of trees killed or severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 have become a major source of carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Pandemonium breaks out at Stein hearing   UPI / 2:35AM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Supporters of a New York woman accused of beating realtor to the stars Linda Stein to death with a yoga stick voiced outrage as she was indicted.
  • Wednesday, November 14

  • Barn Site of Ohio Cult Killings Razed   AP / 11:10PM
    KIRTLAND, Ohio - A barn where a couple and their three children were bound, shot to death and buried by a cult leader nearly 20 years ago has been demolished to make room for a church.
  • Monday, November 12

  • Stein suspect kin: Confession was coerced   UPI / 9:34AM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The aunt of the woman charged with killing New York City celebrity real estate agent Linda Stein insists her confession was coerced.
  • Sunday, November 11

  • Mood swing may have provoked deadly attack   UPI / 10:10PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Brain tumor medication may have caused an outburst that contributed to the beating death in New York of celebrity realtor Linda Stein.
  • Saturday, November 10

  • 6 NATO Soldiers Killed in Afghan Battle   AP / 2:15AM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Insurgents ambushed a patrol of NATO troops in eastern Afghanistan, killing six of them as well as three Afghan soldiers, NATO said Saturday.
  • Friday, November 9

  • Police target suspect in Stein slaying   UPI / 2:50PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Police in New York say they have made an arrest in the beating death of Linda Stein, a former manager for The Ramones who became a realtor to the stars.
  • Wednesday, November 7

  • Fla. Deputy, 76, Killed With His Own Gun   AP / 8:10PM
    POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - An inmate handcuffed inside a medical transportation van Wednesday managed to steal a gun from the twice-retired, 76-year-old sheriff's deputy at the wheel, kill him with it and drive off, authorities said.
  • Parents of starved boy may sue agencies   UPI / 6:00PM
    DENVER, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The parents of a 7-year-old boy whose stepfather allegedly starved him to death are planning to sue child welfare agencies in Colorado over the tragedy.
  • Rapper rethinks career after shooting   UPI / 3:30PM
    BRANDON, Fla., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A Florida rapper best-known for his song, "Gun Shine State," didn't recognize the sound of gunshots when someone opened fire in a club where he was performing.
  • Sunday, November 4

  • Report: Jam Master Jay killer had tattoo   UPI / 4:34PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Friends of slain DJ Jam Master Jay say his killer had a tattoo inked on his neck when he shot the hip-hop pioneer, the New York Daily News reported Sunday.
  • Friday, November 2

  • No arrests in death of ex-Ramones manager   UPI / 9:50AM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Police in New York have interviewed Linda Stein's ex-boyfriend and former assistant but not named any suspects in the real estate agent's beating death.
  • Thursday, November 1

  • Ex-Ramones manager killed in N.Y.   UPI / 11:31PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Celebrity Realtor Linda Stein, who once managed the punk rock band the Ramones, was found beaten to death in her Manhattan home, it was reported Thursday.
  • Philly Officer Shot in Head Is Critical   AP / 10:25AM
    PHILADELPHIA - A patrolman shot in the head during his morning coffee run was clinging to life at a hospital early Thursday, as investigators sought to capture the gunman who shot the city's third officer in four days.
  • Army: 60 Militants Killed in Pakistan   AP / 10:25AM
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Security forces killed as many as 70 militant supporters of a pro-Taliban cleric, the army said Thursday, hours after a suicide attack on an air force bus killed eight and wounded 40.
  • Wednesday, October 31

  • Fake Ramsey suspect Karr engaged   UPI / 12:05PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The Georgia man who falsely claimed he was with JonBenet Ramsey when she died is now engaged to the mother of a 3-year-old girl.
  • Saturday, October 27

  • Conviction of 28 Black GIs in 1944 flawed   UPI / 1:05PM
    FORT LAWTON, Wash., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A ruling by the U.S. Army could overturn the convictions of 28 black soldiers for the 1944 death of an Italian prisoner of war.
  • Friday, October 26

  • Guilty plea in Duquesne U. shooting   UPI / 9:20PM
    PITTSBURGH, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A Pittsburgh-area man pleaded guilty Friday to shooting five Duquesne University basketball players last year after a student dance.
  • Thursday, October 25

  • Student charged with killing newborn   UPI / 11:30PM
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A student-athlete at a Kentucky university was charged Thursday with killing the newborn baby she delivered in a dormitory bathroom.
  • MySpace page leads to suspected killer   UPI / 10:21PM
    OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Police in Oakland, Calif., say a gang's MySpace page helped lead to a suspect in the killing of a high school football player.
  • Foxx to play cop in 'Zebra Murders'   UPI / 8:40PM
    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx is set to star in the new Hollywood film, "The Zebra Murders: A Season of Killing, Racial Madness, and Civil Rights."
  • Dr. Phil says O.J. book is confession   UPI / 10:15AM
    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. television therapist Dr. Phil McGraw says he thinks O.J. Simpson's hypothetical memoir, "If I Did It," stands as his confession.
  • Wednesday, October 24

  • Russian Man Convicted of 48 Murders   AP / 10:10AM
    MOSCOW - A Russian man who said he wanted to record a killing for each of the 64 squares on a chessboard was found guilty Wednesday of murdering 48 people in Moscow.
  • Tuesday, October 23

  • Two arrested for killing Manisha Agarwal   UPI / 2:40PM
    MUMBAI, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Authorities arrested two suspects in the killing of Indian television actress Manisha Agarwal nearly seven months ago.
  • Newlywed killed by fallen log   UPI / 2:10PM
    ALBANY, N.H., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Tragedy struck for a couple hiking in Albany, N.H., when a tree snapped at its roots and killed a newly married woman.
  • Monday, October 22

  • Woman Convicted in Pregnant Killing Case   AP / 7:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A woman whose attorneys had argued that she was suffering from delusions when she killed an expectant mother, cut the baby from her womb and took the infant home was convicted Monday.
  • Five arrested in Lucky Dube slaying   UPI / 11:45AM
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Five men have been arrested by police in Gauteng, South Africa, in connection with the shooting death of reggae icon, Lucky Dube.
  • 2 US Sailors Killed on Bahrain Base   AP / 7:10AM
    MANAMA, Bahrain - Two U.S. Navy sailors were killed and a third was critically wounded early Monday in a shooting incident on a U.S. military base in Bahrain, the U.S. Navy said.
  • Sunday, October 21

  • Van Carrying Amish Crashes, Killing 5   AP / 9:10PM
    INDIANAPOLIS - A van carrying Amish on an interstate highway veered out of control, overturned and ejected some passengers Sunday, killing five people and injuring 11, authorities said.
  • Saturday, October 20

  • Marines face trials in Iraq deaths   UPI / 11:01AM
    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Two Marines are to stand trial in connection with the largest number of civilian deaths of any case involving the U.S. military in Iraq.
  • Friday, October 19

  • SAfrican Reggae Star Shot in Carjacking   AP / 4:10PM
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Lucky Dube, a reggae star who launched his career with criticism of the former apartheid government, was shot to death in an apparent carjacking attempt as he was dropping off his children, police and his Web site said Friday.
  • Reggae icon Lucky Dube killed   UPI / 10:40AM
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Reggae singer Lucky Dube was killed by a gang of armed men in an attempted carjacking in South Africa.
  • Reggae Star Lucky Dube Killed in Carjack   AP / 10:10AM
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - South African reggae star Lucky Dube was shot in an apparent carjacking attempt and died as he tried to drive away and crashed into a car and a tree, police and news reports said Friday.
  • S. African Reggae Star Lucky Dube Killed   AP / 7:10AM
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - South African reggae star Lucky Dube was shot in an apparent carjacking attempt and died as he tried to drive away and crashed into a car and a tree, police and news reports said Friday.
  • Wednesday, October 17

  • Date set for C-Murder retrial   UPI / 7:00PM
    NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The re-trial of rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller is slated to begin in Louisiana in February.
  • Tuesday, October 16

  • Ohio School Reopens After Shootings   AP / 10:10AM
    CLEVELAND - Students and faculty were greeted with supportive cheers and applause Tuesday morning as they returned to a high school that had been closed since a classmate shot four people then killed himself last week.
  • Saturday, October 13

  • 21 Killed in Colombia Mine Collapse   AP / 5:15PM
    BOGOTA, Colombia - A makeshift gold mine collapsed in southwest Colombia on Saturday, killing 21 people and injuring another 18, authorities said.
  • '80s R&B star claims innocence in death   UPI / 12:15PM
    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Former R&B singer Waymond 'Suave' Anderson is still claiming his innocence in a 1993 arson death but prosecutors say they don't buy it.
  • Man Accused of Slaying Wife, 2 Children   AP / 11:35AM
    ARLINGTON, Texas - A man accused of killing his estranged wife and two stepchildren fatally shot himself Friday as he drove into a lake after a nearly seven-hour standoff, police said.
  • Dr. Phil says O.J. book is confession   UPI / 12:20AM
    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. television therapist Dr. Phil McGraw says he thinks O.J. Simpson's hypothetical memoir, "If I Did It," stands as his confession.
  • Friday, October 12

  • Rapper under house arrest now on book tour   UPI / 4:00PM
    NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Rap artist C-Murder has left Louisiana, where he was under house arrest, to promote a book in Mississippi, The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.
  • Thursday, October 11

  • Rare falcons shot in Cyprus   UPI / 10:50PM
    NICOSIA, Cyprus, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Hunters in Cyprus have shot about 50 endangered red-footed falcons, which migrate through the island in the spring and fall.
  • Deadly gator captured and killed   UPI / 1:20PM
    SKIDAWAY ISLAND, Ga., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A Georgia Department of Natural Resources trapper captured and killed an alligator responsible for the death of an elderly woman.
  • Digital Clues Led FBI to Slaying Suspect   AP / 4:35AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Patsy Hughes felt sick when she learned a pregnant friend was killed and her baby was cut from her womb on the same day another friend claimed to have given birth under strange circumstances.
  • Wednesday, October 10

  • 5 Injured in Cleveland School Shooting   AP / 4:10PM
    CLEVELAND - A gunman opened fire in a downtown high school Wednesday before killing himself, and five people were taken to a hospital, authorities said.
  • Hells Angel sues over strip club shooting   UPI / 3:30PM
    TORONTO, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A member of the Hells Angels in Toronto wounded by a strip club bouncer has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $1 million.
  • U.S., Iraqis Probe Civilian Killings   AP / 6:10AM
    BAGHDAD - U.S. and Iraqi officials Wednesday were investigating yet another shooting of Iraqi civilians by a heavily armed security firm linked to U.S. government-financed work in Iraq.
  • Tuesday, October 9

  • Fourth suspect arrested in football player   UPI / 9:41PM
    MEMPHIS, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A fourth man, thought to be the "brain trust" in the shooting death of University of Memphis football player Taylor Bradford, was charged with murder Tuesday.
  • Wis. AG: Deputy Shot Himself 3 Times   AP / 6:25PM
    CRANDON, Wis. - An off-duty sheriff's deputy who killed six people apparently shot himself three times, with the last shot hitting him in the right side of the head, the state attorney general said Tuesday.
  • One-shot gene therapy successful in mice   UPI / 1:34PM
    PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists, in a study that might lead to genetic disease treatments, have discovered one shot of gene therapy can spread through the brain of an animal.
  • Saturday, October 6

  • Gun linked to slaying stolen in 2005   UPI / 10:40PM
    OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The gun that killed a California newspaper editor allegedly was stolen in a liquor store burglary linked to the Black Muslim group blamed for the slaying.
  • Man charged with killing 2 retired cops   UPI / 7:20PM
    PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A convicted bank robber was charged Saturday with killing two retired Philadelphia police officers as they serviced a bank ATM.
  • Police: Charges Expected in ATM Killings   AP / 9:35AM
    PHILADELPHIA - A man brought in for questioning was expected to be charged overnight in connection with the robbery and slaying of two armored car guards, a newspaper reported.
  • Police Kill Man Who Shot 5 at Law Firm   AP / 9:35AM
    ALEXANDRIA, La. - Anger over a divorce settlement may have driven a 63-year-old Baptist deacon to shoot five people in a law office, killing two, then exchange gunfire with police during a standoff, authorities said Friday.
  • Friday, October 5

  • Police question man in deadly robbery   UPI / 11:12PM
    PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Philadelphia police were questioning a man described as a "person of interest" Friday in the killing of two retired officers in a money truck robbery.
  • Study: Flu Shot Cuts Elders' Death Risk   AP / 9:11PM
    PORTLAND, Ore. - Flu season is almost here, and a new study finds that skipping that annual flu shot could have serious consequences for older people.
  • Gandolfini has cameo in real court drama   UPI / 5:34PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Actor James Gandolfini was seated in the front row of a Brooklyn courtroom as a Long Island man sought to have his murder conviction overturned.
  • USDA volunteer killed in Afghanistan   UPI / 4:40PM
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A U.S. Forest Service agricultural expert who had volunteered for Afghanistan reconstruction, was killed by a roadside bomb, officials said Friday.
  • Thursday, October 4

  • Chief calls guards' deaths 'assassination'   UPI / 7:00PM
    PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Philadelphia police Thursday conducted an intensive manhunt for a solitary gunman who killed two armored truck guards in a robbery attempt.
  • Healthcare workers should get flu shot   UPI / 2:06PM
    PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. health officials urge the public each year to get a flu shot, yet only 36 percent of all healthcare workers are immunized against influenza annually.
  • Cargo Plane Crashes in Congo; 25 Killed   AP / 1:10PM
    KINSHASA, Congo - A cargo plane crashed in a residential neighborhood near the airport in Congo's capital on Thursday, plowing into homes and killing at least 25 people, officials said.
  • Cargo Plane Crashes in Congo; 19 Killed   AP / 11:10AM
    KINSHASA, Congo - A cargo plane crashed in a residential neighborhood near the main airport in Congo's capital on Thursday, plowing into homes and killing at least 19 people, officials said.
  • Tape: Hunter First Lied About Shooting   AP / 4:16AM
    MARINETTE, Wis. - Prosecutors used a tape-recorded interview to show jurors that a white hunter accused of killing a Hmong immigrant initially lied about their confrontation in the woods.
  • Wednesday, October 3

  • Killer Cunanan is subject of new musical   UPI / 10:01PM
    SAN DIEGO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A two-week workshop production of "Most Wanted," a musical about serial killer Andrew Cunanan, has begun at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego.
  • Chopper pilot killed in Labrador crash   UPI / 7:01PM
    POSTVILLE, Newfoundland, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A helicopter pilot working for a Canadian uranium exploration company was killed Wednesday in a crash in Labrador.
  • Bardem to play Escobar in 'Killing Pablo'   UPI / 6:20PM
    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Production on the long-gestating Hollywood film, "Killing Pablo," could begin by next June, reported.
  • Tuesday, October 2

  • 4 killed in Alaska plane crash   UPI / 11:30AM
    KATAMI NATIONAL PARK, Alaska, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a weekend plane crash that killed four people in Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve.
  • Monday, October 1

  • Tenn. Student-Athlete Killed on Campus   AP / 8:10PM
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Classes at the University of Memphis were canceled Monday after a football player was fatally shot on campus, in what school officials said was a targeted attack but city police later said could have been random.
  • Memphis football player shot to death   UPI / 7:00PM
    MEMPHIS, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- University of Memphis football player Taylor Bradford was shot to death Sunday night on the school's campus.
  • College athlete dies from gunshot   UPI / 1:10PM
    MEMPHIS, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Classes were canceled Monday at the University of Memphis following the shooting death of Tigers defensive lineman Taylor Bradford.
  • Police: University Student Fatally Shot   AP / 10:10AM
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A University of Memphis football player was fatally shot on campus in a targeted attack and classes were canceled Monday as a precaution, officials said.
  • Saturday, September 29

  • Report: Ramage had high blood alcohol   UPI / 2:44PM
    TORONTO, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Rob Ramage allegedly was driving with a blood alcohol level three times the limit when his car crashed, a report says.
  • Friday, September 28

  • Movie may be shown to Alaska murder jury   UPI / 6:10PM
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Alaska want jurors to see the movie "The Last Seduction" to help prove their murder case against a former exotic dancer.
  • U.S. Soldier Acquitted of Murder in Iraq   AP / 8:10AM
    BAGHDAD - A military panel Friday acquitted U.S. Army Spc. Jorge G. Sandoval on charges he killed two unarmed Iraqis, but it convicted him of planting evidence on one of the men in attempt to cover up the shooting.
  • S.C. mother of quads found dead   UPI / 1:15AM
    LITCHFIELD, S.C., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A South Carolina woman who gained fame in the 1970s as the mother of quadruplets has been found dead inside her home.
  • Thursday, September 27

  • Condit ordered to pay newspaper legal fees   UPI / 5:50PM
    PHOENIX, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A judge in Arizona has ordered former U.S. Rep. Gary Condit to pay a weekly newspaper $45,000 to cover its legal expenses in a libel suit.
  • Poll: black opinions shift on Simpson   UPI / 1:20PM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A poll indicates that the majority of African-Americans no longer believe O.J. Simpson to be innocent of his ex-wife's murder.
  • Cop wasn't involved in Biggie's death   UPI / 12:01AM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A former R&B artist now in prison for murder has admitted he lied when he implicated a former Los Angeles cop in the shooting death of rapper Biggie Smalls.
  • Wednesday, September 26

  • Pair charged with killing boxer Oyebola   UPI / 6:20PM
    LONDON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- British authorities have charged two men with fatally shooting heavyweight boxer James Oyebola at a London bar earlier this year.
  • Mistrial declared in Spector case   UPI / 5:50PM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A mistrial was declared Wednesday in the Los Angeles trial of music producer Phil Spector, charged in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson.
  • Tuesday, September 25

  • Lawyer: Mrs. Spector didn't make threat   UPI / 8:35PM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Phil Spector's attorney says the music producer's wife had nothing to do with an ominous Web posting possibly aimed at the L.A. judge in his murder trial.
  • Woman gets 2 years for stabbing drummer   UPI / 12:20PM
    GARY, Ind., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- An Indiana woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for the stabbing death of a former Jackson 5 drummer.
  • Worker killed in 'Batman' crash   UPI / 9:00AM
    LONGCROSS, England, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A crew member on the upcoming movie, "Batman: The Dark Knight," was killed in England when the truck he was in crashed into a tree.
  • Monday, September 24

  • Still no verdict in Spector trial   UPI / 10:50PM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles jury in record producer Phil Spector's murder trial failed to reach a verdict Monday -- its 10th day of deliberations.
  • Teen killer requests a new trial   UPI / 9:01PM
    ROCK HILL, S.C., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A teenager serving a 30-year prison sentence for killing his grandparents when he was 12 has filed a lawsuit against the state of South Carolina.
  • Sunday, September 23

  • Iraqi PM: Shootings 'Cannot Be Accepted'   AP / 6:10PM
    NEW YORK - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Sunday the shooting deaths of civilians - allegedly at the hands of Blackwater USA guards - and other violence involving the company pose "serious challenges to the sovereignty of Iraq" and cannot be accepted.
  • Iraqi PM: Shootings Threaten Sovereignty   AP / 3:10PM
    NEW YORK - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Sunday the shooting deaths of civilians - allegedly at the hands of Blackwater USA guards - and other violence involving the company pose "serious challenges to the sovereignty of Iraq" and cannot be accepted.
  • Saturday, September 22

  • Ban upheld on horse-killing for human food   UPI / 8:10AM
    CHICAGO, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A federal appellate court panel Friday upheld an Illinois law prohibiting the killing of horses for human consumption, the Chicago Tribune reported Saturday.
  • Friday, September 21

  • Still no verdict in Spector trial   UPI / 8:30PM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles jury in music producer Phil Spector's murder trial ended its ninth day of deliberations Friday without reaching a verdict.
  • 81 Killed in Afghan Fighting, Airstrikes   AP / 11:10AM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Heavy battles punctuated by airstrikes killed 75 suspected Taliban and at least six civilians in Afghanistan's south, while a U.S. official on Friday accused Iran of supplying roadside bomb components to militants to get American soldiers "out of the region."
  • Iraq: Boycott of Sermons After Killings   AP / 7:24AM
    BAGHDAD - Two aides to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani were killed in shootings within hours, prompting his Basra followers to boycott Friday sermons in protest amid fears that an internal Shiite power struggle was increasingly targeting Iraq's top Shiite cleric.
  • State Trooper Praised at Amish Shooting   AP / 4:25AM
    HARRISBURG, Pa. - The first state trooper to breach the Amish school where 10 girls were shot last year got inside by ripping out part of a window frame with his bare hands, helping save the lives of five of them, the state police chief said.
  • Thursday, September 20

  • Witness changes story in Neb. murder case   UPI / 11:44PM
    LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A Nebraska man serving three life sentences says he was the real killer in the case that inspired the movie "Boys Don't Cry."
  • Bush Sidesteps Criticizing Iraq Shooting   AP / 5:10PM
    WASHINGTON - President Bush on Thursday refused to criticize a U.S. security company in Iraq accused in a shooting that left 11 civilians dead, saying investigators need to determine if the guards violated rules governing their operations.
  • Wednesday, September 19

  • Japanese TV cancels 'School Days' finale   UPI / 9:10PM
    KYOTO, Japan, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A Japanese TV network will not air the final episode of the violent anime "School Days" after a 16-year-old girl killed her police officer father with an ax.
  • Spector judge won't lessen charge   UPI / 4:01PM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The judge presiding over music producer Phil Spector's murder trial in Los Angeles refused to tell the deadlocked jury to consider lesser manslaughter charges.
  • Tuesday, September 18

  • Goldmans seek allegedly stolen items   UPI / 8:25PM
    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A California judge Tuesday gave the family of Ron Goldman a week to create a list of items O.J. Simpson is accused of stealing from a Las Vegas hotel room.
  • Spector jury: We can't reach verdict   UPI / 6:20PM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The jury in Phil Spector's Los Angeles murder trial believes it is deadlocked, Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler said Tuesday afternoon.
  • Shooting boast allegedly leads to killing   UPI / 3:45PM
    SEATTLE, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Prosecutors said there was no connection between an attack on Seattle Seahawks player Ken Hamlin and the killing of a participant in the brawl.
  • Monday, September 17

  • Jury deliberations resume in Spector trial   UPI / 6:50PM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The jury in Phil Spector's Los Angeles murder trial has begun its second week of deliberations, the Los Angeles Times said Monday.
  • Sunday, September 16

  • Police: O.J. Simpson charged with 6 counts   UPI / 9:11PM
    LAS VEGAS, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Former NFL running back and actor O.J. Simpson has been charged with robbery, assault, burglary and conspiracy, Las Vegas police said Sunday.
  • Friday, September 14

  • Spector jury breaks for weekend   UPI / 11:11PM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles jury in music producer Phil Spector's trial on charges of killing Lana Clarkson ended its first week of deliberation without reaching a verdict.
  • Fuhrman 'loving' latest O.J. trouble   UPI / 4:10PM
    LAS VEGAS, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Former police detective Mark Fuhrman said he is loving reports that O.J. Simpson conducted his own sting in an effort to recover stolen sports memorabilia.
  • Victims' families feud over Simpson book   UPI / 1:11PM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- O.J. Simpson's controversial book "If I Did It," is hitting U.S. bookstores amid charges it sheds a bad light on murder victim Nicole Brown Simpson.
  • Brown furious with Goldmans over O.J. book   UPI / 9:10AM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Nicole Brown Simpson's sister, Denise, vowed to never speak to the Goldman family after they supported the U.S. publication of O.J. Simpson's new book.
  • Suspect in Fla. Police Shooting Killed   AP / 2:25AM
    CUTLER BAY, Fla. - A gunman opened fire on four Miami-Dade County police officers during a traffic stop Thursday, killing one and injuring the other three. Police killed the suspect hours later, authorities said.
  • Thursday, September 13

  • Goldmans discuss O.J. book on 'Oprah'   UPI / 10:40PM
    CHICAGO, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Fred Goldman says he views O.J. Simpson's new book, "If I Did It," as a confession to the California slayings of his son, Ron, and Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole.
  • U.S.: 45 Taliban Killed in Afghan Clash   AP / 4:10AM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Airstrikes and Afghan army gunfire killed more than 45 suspected Taliban fighters in a clash in a southern province just as the holy month of Ramadan began, the U.S.-led coalition said.
  • Wednesday, September 12

  • Mormon Church apologizes for Utah massacre   UPI / 9:30PM
    CEDAR CITY, Utah, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints apologized this week for a massacre conducted by church members 150 years ago in southwestern Utah.
  • Tuesday, September 11

  • New Hampshire QB charged with homicide   UPI / 9:10PM
    SAN DIEGO, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A University of New Hampshire football player has been charged with the fatal beating of a professional surfer in San Diego.
  • 2 killed in Florida helicopter crash   UPI / 7:20PM
    SARASOTA, Fla., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A photographer and videographer working on a shoot for Powerboat magazine were killed Tuesday in a helicopter crash off Florida's west coast.
  • Convicted preacher's wife want kids back   UPI / 3:40PM
    MEMPHIS, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A Tennessee woman convicted of killing her preacher husband asked a court to give her custody of their three daughters, now 2, 8 and 10.
  • Spector Murder Case Now in Jurors' Hands   AP / 4:44AM
    LOS ANGELES - The jury in Phil Spector's murder trial met for a little more than 3 1/2 hours in their first day of deliberations, asking to see the gun that killed actress Lana Clarkson.
  • Monday, September 10

  • Penn, Damon to team up on Milk bio-pic   UPI / 9:20PM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. film with Sean Penn playing openly gay politician Harvey Milk and Matt Damon as the man who kills him could begin filming as early as December.
  • No charges for Barrymore in Lubbock death   UPI / 1:54PM
    ROYDON, England, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- British comedian and TV personality Michael Barrymore won't be charged in connection with Stuart Lubbock's death, the Daily Mail reported Monday.
  • Jury deliberations next in Spector trial   UPI / 11:24AM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The jury in Phil Spector's California murder trial was expected to begin deliberations this week, the Los Angeles Times has reported.
  • Sunday, September 9

  • Whale killed in rogue tribal hunt   UPI / 4:00PM
    SEATTLE, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Five members of the Makah Nation tribe were taken into custody after allegedly killing a California gray whale off the coast of Washington.
  • Calif. Gray Whale Shot With Machine Gun   AP / 4:10AM
    NEAH BAY, Wash. - An injured California gray whale was swimming out to sea Saturday after being shot with a machine gun off the western tip of Washington state, officials said.
  • Conservationists on shooting rampage   UPI / 2:10AM
    MIAMI, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Florida conservation officials have killed more than 800 swamphens in the past 18 months in an effort to rid the Everglades of the invasive species.
  • Saturday, September 8

  • Phil Spector case heading to jury   UPI / 1:35PM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Closing arguments have been completed in the homicide trial of Phil Spector in Los Angeles, with the jury begin deliberating the music producer's case Monday.
  • Friday, September 7

  • Spector defense begins closing arguments   UPI / 10:32AM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Prosecutors failed to prove music producer Phil Spector killed actress Lana Clarkson, his attorney told Los Angeles jurors.
  • Paul went for paunchy in 'Shoot 'Em Up'   UPI / 7:15AM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Paul Giamatti said he didn't do a lot of physical training for his new role as villain in the action film "Shoot 'Em Up."
  • Tuesday, September 4

  • Suspect charged in ex-NBA player's death   UPI / 8:30PM
    ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- An alleged prostitute's boyfriend was charged Tuesday in Minnesota with killing Howard Porter, an NBA player-turned-probation officer.
  • Dallas musician shot and killed   UPI / 2:40PM
    DALLAS, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Dallas musician Jeffrey Carter Albrecht was fatally shot in the head by a neighbor who reportedly mistook him for a burglar, The Dallas Morning News said.
  • Saturday, September 1

  • Fla. bear kills pets, neighbor kills bear   UPI / 8:34PM
    MOORE HAVEN, Fla., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A black bear that wandered into a residential neighborhood near Lake Okeechobee in Florida killed several pets before a resident shot and killed it.
  • Friday, August 31

  • TV reporter won't testify in N.O. trial   UPI / 5:50PM
    NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A New Orleans reporter refused to testify Friday about a story suggesting a plea deal was pending in a high-profile murder case.
  • Actor reveals affair with Sharon Tate   UPI / 3:20PM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Actor Christopher Jones has revealed he had a relationship with actress Sharon Tate shortly before she was found murdered in her Los Angeles home.
  • Barnes & Noble to sell O.J. Simpson book   UPI / 12:30PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. book-selling giant Barnes & Noble reversed field, saying it would sell O.J. Simpson's "If I Did It" in its stores as well as online.
  • 10 Killed by Land Mine in Northern Mali   AP / 1:20AM
    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- A transport vehicle hit a land mine in tense northern Mali on Thursday, killing 10 people, a government statement said. Others were injured, but the statement did not say how many.
  • Thursday, August 30

  • 8 Killed When Trains Collide Near Rio   AP / 10:10PM
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - A speeding train carrying hundreds of commuters slammed into an empty train near Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, killing eight people and injuring more than 80, officials said.
  • Brother charged with attack on twins   UPI / 4:30PM
    PENN HILLS, Pa., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old western Pennsylvania college student has been charged with stabbing his twin half-brothers, killing one of them.
  • Wednesday, August 29

  • Shooting at Benigni Show in Italy   AP / 10:10AM
    ROME - Roberto Benigni was reciting a page from Dante's poem
  • Tuesday, August 28

  • Spector agreed to let attorney go   UPI / 9:50AM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Phil Spector, on trial for an actress' death in his Los Angeles-area home, said he thought he would be better represented if a key defense attorney left.
  • Clues Sought in Texas, Pa. Slayings   AP / 4:34AM
    AUSTIN, Texas - A man suspected of killing four people in a home near Austin was arrested after a brief standoff in New York's Long Island, and police were investigating whether the slayings were connected to others in recent days in Texas and Pennsylvania.
  • Monday, August 27

  • Ky. Bank Gunman Shot; 4 Hostages Unhurt   AP / 6:10PM
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A gunman who took four bank employees hostage Monday morning was fatally shot by a SWAT team as he walked out of the bank with his gun drawn, police said. None of the hostages was injured.
  • Saturday, August 25

  • Slain British Boy Remembered at Stadium   AP / 10:10PM
    LIVERPOOL, England - An 11-year-old boy accidentally slain in a headline-grabbing shooting was remembered Saturday by the players and fans of the soccer team he dreamed of someday joining.
  • Va. Tech shooting panel finishes report   UPI / 4:10PM
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The investigation into last spring's shootings at Virginia Tech University has been completed and will be released to the public Thursday.
  • Friday, August 24

  • Killer seeks compensation from Norway   UPI / 10:20PM
    OSLO, Norway, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A Somali immigrant who killed a deaf man on an Oslo tram and wounded four other people is seeking damages from the Norwegian government.
  • Thursday, August 23

  • 11-Year-Old Briton Slain by Bicyclist   AP / 3:24PM
    LIVERPOOL, England - It is a tragedy becoming too familiar for a country where gun crime is still relatively uncommon and where limits on gun ownership are strict - an 11-year-old boy shot to death, allegedly by a hooded teenager on a BMX bicycle.
  • Grammer speaks out about addictions   UPI / 10:50AM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Actor Kelsey Grammer says his sister's murder more than 20 years ago in Colorado "probably was the catalyst" into his many addictions and failed marriages.
  • Sunni Village Attacked, Leader Killed   AP / 6:10AM
    BAGHDAD - Alleged al-Qaida fighters attacked a Sunni village east of Baqouba on Thursday and killed a village leader who had led the community in an uprising against the terrorist organization, witnesses and police said.
  • Police Share Lessons From Amish Shooting   AP / 4:44AM
    NICKEL MINES, Pa. - Police couldn't force their way into a barricaded Amish schoolhouse until 2 1/2 minutes after a gunman began shooting 10 girls inside, according to newly released details about the siege.
  • Wednesday, August 22

  • Giamatti plays villain in 'Shoot 'Em Up'   UPI / 9:50AM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- "Sideways" star Paul Giamatti says he enjoyed being cast against type as a villain in the new Hollywood action thriller, "Shoot 'Em Up."
  • Tuesday, August 21

  • 2 charged with rattlesnake killing plot   UPI / 7:54PM
    DENVER, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Two Colorado men have been charged with planning to murder the operator of a video poker business by putting him in a box with rattlesnakes.
  • Defense rests in Spector murder trial   UPI / 7:44PM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The defense in Phil Spector's Los Angeles murder trial has rested its case after the iconic record producer officially waived his right to testify.
  • Tancredo blames officials for killings   UPI / 7:01PM
    NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo brought his presidential campaign to New Jersey to blame Newark officials for the killing of three college students.
  • Sunday, August 19

  • Man charged with nephew's death in robbery   UPI / 2:20AM
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- An Ohio man is on trial, charged with the death of his nephew, who was shot by a liquor store clerk during a robbery.
  • Saturday, August 18

  • 5 Killed in Alaskan Airplane Crash   AP / 12:10AM
    KETCHIKAN, Alaska - A sightseeing airplane crashed near this island city in southeast Alaska, killing five people, including a 3-year-old boy, his parents and his grandfather, authorities said.
  • Mass. Doc Who Shot Husband Not Indicted   AP / 12:10AM
    BARNSTABLE, Mass. - Prosecutors said Friday they will drop the case against a Cape Cod doctor who fatally shot her husband, whom she and other witnesses called physically abusive.
  • Friday, August 17

  • Four killed in crash of Marine helicopter   UPI / 4:10PM
    YUMA, Ariz., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Three Marines and a sailor were killed when a search-and-rescue helicopter crashed as it returned to an Arizona base, officials announced Friday.
  • 3 Rescue Workers Killed at Utah Mine   AP / 12:26PM
    HUNTINGTON, Utah - The search for six miners missing deep underground was abruptly halted after a second cave-in killed three rescue workers and injured at least six others who were trying to tunnel through rubble to reach them.
  • Spears makes photo shoot, misses interview   UPI / 10:40AM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. pop singer Britney Spears appeared topless for an Allure photo shoot but missed four interview appointments, the magazine's editor said.
  • Miners killed in Utah rescue effort   UPI / 7:31AM
    HUNTINGTON, Utah, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Three rescue workers were killed and six were hurt in a collapse at the Crandall Canyon Mine in Utah where six miners have been trapped since Aug. 6.
  • Jailed sheriff allegedly admits crime   UPI / 1:50AM
    ATLANTA, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A former Georgia sheriff has allegedly admitted ordering the slaying of a man who defeated him in his bid for re-election.
  • Rescue Worker Killed at Utah Mine   AP / 1:25AM
    HUNTINGTON, Utah - A disastrous cave-in Thursday night killed a rescue worker and injured eight others who were trying to tunnel through rubble to reach six trapped miners, authorities said.
  • Thursday, August 16

  • Balcony homicide blamed on medical bills   UPI / 8:41AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A Kansas City, Mo., man charged with killing his ailing wife by throwing her from a balcony told police he couldn't afford her monthly medical bills.
  • Wednesday, August 15

  • Benoit estate tied up due to investigation   UPI / 4:10PM
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ga., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The main inheritor of Chris Benoit's estate has remained undetermined as investigators attempt to uncover the order of the U.S. wrestler's alleged homicides.
  • Tuesday, August 14

  • Iraqi Military: 175 Killed in Car Blasts   AP / 8:11PM
    BAGHDAD - Four suicide bombers struck nearly simultaneously at communities of a small Kurdish sect in northwestern Iraq late Tuesday, killing at least 175 people and wounding 200 more, Iraqi military and local officials said.
  • Slain preacher's wife released   UPI / 5:50PM
    MCMINNVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A Tennessee woman who fatally shot her preacher husband in the back with a shotgun has been released after seven months in custody.
  • Guilty plea in Jackson 5 drummer killing   UPI / 2:20PM
    GARY, Ind., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A Gary, Ind., woman has pleaded guilty to killing Johnny Jackson, who played drums for the iconic Jackson 5.
  • 22 Killed in China Bridge Collapse   AP / 2:24AM
    BEIJING - A bridge being built as a tourist attraction in central China collapsed, killing at least 22 people and leaving 46 missing, China Central Television reported Tuesday.
  • Saturday, August 11

  • N.J. City Buries 3 Shooting Victims   AP / 7:11PM
    NEWARK, N.J. - Mourners shed tears and showed a resolve to end the city's deadly violence at funeral services Saturday for three college-age friends who were lined up against a schoolyard wall and killed by shots to the head.
  • Friday, August 10

  • Pharmacist charged for deadly error   UPI / 9:50PM
    CLEVELAND, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- An Ohio pharmacist faces criminal charges for causing the death of a 2-year-old cancer patient given a deadly intravenous solution.
  • Haditha charges dropped against two   UPI / 11:30AM
    CAMP PENDELTON, Calif., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- All charges were dropped against one of the Marines being tried in California for murder in the 2005 attack that killed two dozen civilians in Haditha, Iraq.
  • Thursday, August 9

  • Simpson ordered to pay video game profits   UPI / 5:21PM
    LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- O.J. Simpson must pay the family of the late Ron Goldman money he earns from a video game to fulfill a wrongful death judgment, a Los Angeles judge ruled.
  • Wednesday, August 8

  • More police, charges follow editor's death   UPI / 5:20PM
    OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The killing of a newspaper editor in Oakland, Calif., has led to a number of local arrests and prompted the arrival of a state gang task force unit.
  • Tuesday, August 7

  • Clues Scarce in Schoolyard Slayings   AP / 8:10PM
    NEWARK, N.J. - Security cameras failed to record the execution-style slayings of three college students in a schoolyard, so investigators are pleading for someone to step up with clues to the vicious crime.
  • Bay testifies at Spector murder trial   UPI / 4:40PM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Hollywood director Michael Bay testified at music producer Phil Spector's murder trial he did not snub actress Lana Clarkson weeks before her death.
  • Monday, August 6

  • Killings of Students Shock Newark   AP / 8:11PM
    NEWARK, N.J. - In a city where gun violence has become an all too common part of daily life, these shootings were enough to chill even the most hardened residents: Four young friends shot execution-style in a schoolyard just days before they were to head to college.
  • Killings of Students Shock Newark   AP / 7:10PM
    NEWARK, N.J. - In a city where gun violence has become an all too common part of daily life, these shootings were enough to chill even the most hardened residents: Four young friends shot execution-style in a schoolyard just days before they were to head to college.
  • Sunday, August 5

  • Britain calls for prosecution of Israeli   UPI / 7:24PM
    LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- British officials have set a Tuesday deadline for Israel to either prosecute or turn over an Israeli army officer suspected in the killing of a filmmaker.
  • Saturday, August 4

  • Suspect confesses to killing editor   UPI / 1:41PM
    OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A bakery handyman told police he killed Oakland Post Editor Chauncey Bailey because he was angered by his news stories, it was reported Saturday.
  • Marine gets 15 years in Iraqi killing   UPI / 7:20AM
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine was sentenced at Camp Pendleton, Calif., to 15 years in prison for killing an Iraqi civilian and making false claims about the incident.
  • Soldier Found Guilty of Rape, Murder   AP / 1:24AM
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - A military jury on Friday found a soldier guilty of rape and murder in the slayings of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and her family.
  • Friday, August 3

  • Psych evaluation ordered for Lane Garrison   UPI / 11:30PM
    LOS ANGELES, Conn., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation of "Prison Break" actor Lane Garrison to help determine his sentence in connection with a traffic death.
  • Some object to Va. Tech concert lineup   UPI / 2:34PM
    BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The concert for students and faculty returning to Virginia Tech has angered some parents, who object to the inclusion of a rapper known for violent lyrics.
  • Outspoken Calif. Editor Shot to Death   AP / 12:24AM
    OAKLAND, Calif. - The outspoken new editor of the Oakland Post was shot to death Thursday near a downtown courthouse in what police suspect was a deliberate hit.
  • Thursday, August 2

  • Jury Convicts Teen in School Shooting   AP / 10:12PM
    BARABOO, Wis. - A high school student was convicted Thursday of fatally shooting his principal three times as homecoming festivities were about to begin last fall.
  • Weekly newspaper editor gunned down   UPI / 6:40PM
    OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The newly appointed editor of a weekly newspaper in California was shot dead as he walked to work Thursday morning in Oakland.
  • Texas mom kills family, then self   UPI / 11:24AM
    FLOWER MOUND, Texas, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A Texas woman, who apparently killed her husband, two children and herself, reportedly wrote a note claiming her family was infected with the HIV virus.
  • Testimony Differs in Iraq Rape-Slaying   AP / 6:10AM
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - A witness's assertion that he misled military prosecutors has left them struggling with their case against a soldier accused of conspiring to rape and kill and Iraqi girl and kill her family.
  • 7 Killed in Minneapolis Bridge Collapse   AP / 2:24AM
    MINNEAPOLIS - An interstate bridge jammed with rush-hour traffic suddenly broke into huge sections and collapsed into the Mississippi River Wednesday, pitching dozens of cars 60 feet into the water and killing at least seven people.
  • Wednesday, August 1

  • Law cloudy in Maryland infant autopsies   UPI / 11:20AM
    BALTIMORE, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Laws and science are making it difficult for authorities trying to determine the cause of death of a Maryland woman's four premature babies found in her home.
  • Tuesday, July 31

  • Army Opens Rape-Slaying Court-Martial   AP / 11:10PM
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - A soldier testified Tuesday that another in his unit bragged to him about an attack in which a 14-year-old girl was raped and killed and her family slain.
  • Car Dealer Accused of Killing 2 Workers   AP / 8:11PM
    ATLANTA - A finacially strapped owner of a car dealership told authorities he was under stress when he killed two employees because they kept asking for pay raises, police said Tuesday.
  • Alaska murder suspect had bloody past   UPI / 3:00PM
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 31 (UPI) -- Alaska police arrested a man with a dead body in his car who had served time in prison for one of the state's most notorious killings.
  • Taliban Issues Another Hostage Deadline   AP / 7:10AM
    GHAZNI, Afghanistan - Police discovered the body of a second South Korean hostage in central Afghanistan, and the Taliban threatened Tuesday to kill more captives if their demands were not met by a new deadline.
  • Monday, July 30

  • Soldier Enters Pleas in Rape-Murder Case   AP / 9:50PM
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- A Fort Campbell soldier accused of acting as a lookout while his colleagues attacked and killed a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and her family pleaded guilty to some lesser offenses Monday as his court-martial began on rape and murder charges.
  • Pa. Girl, 13, Accused in Father's Death   AP / 9:04PM
    BUENA VISTA, Pa. (AP) -- A 13-year-old girl used a shotgun to fatally shoot her father in the head early Monday in a home overrun with animals and filth, police said.
  • 1 Soldier Held in Another's Shooting   AP / 5:13PM
    JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) -- A Fort Riley soldier was arrested in the weekend shooting death of another soldier from his battalion, authorities said.
  • Court-Martial Near in Iraq Rape-Killing   AP / 8:50AM
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Spc. Jesse Spielman crept alongside three soldiers as they cut through wire fences to enter the home of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl, not knowing about the rape and murder that awaited, defense attorneys said.
  • Sunday, July 29

  • Stunt Pilot Killed at Ohio Air Show   AP / 1:40AM
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A biplane performing stunts for an air show crashed into a runway Saturday in front of thousands of spectators, killing the pilot, officials said.
  • Saturday, July 28

  • Stunt Pilot Killed at Ohio Air Show   AP / 11:10PM
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A biplane performing stunts for an air show crashed into a runway Saturday in front of thousands of spectators, killing the pilot, officials said.
  • No Distress Seen Before Air Collision   AP / 10:03PM
    PHOENIX - People who saw two news helicopters collide and plummet to the ground while covering a police chase say they did not appear to be in distress beforehand, investigators reported Saturday.
  • Hundreds Mourn Slain Conn. Family   AP / 8:10PM
    NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Dr. William Petit Jr. still bore bruises and gashes as he urged hundreds of mourners Saturday to "spread the work" of his wife and two young daughters, who were slain after burglars surprised them in their home.
  • Md. Prison Guard Sought in Wife's Death   AP / 6:10PM
    BALTIMORE - A prison guard fatally shot his wife during an argument at their home and wounded his 13-year-old stepson before fleeing, police said Saturday.
  • Witness: Armed Wis. Teen Said He'd Kill   AP / 4:21PM
    BARABOO, Wis. (AP) -- A teenager armed with a shotgun and a handgun went to his school yelling he was there to kill someone before he fatally shot the principal, witnesses testified at the boy's murder trial on Saturday.
  • Man arrested for death of ex-boxing champ   UPI / 2:20PM
    LONDON, July 28 (UPI) -- A 19-year-old man was arrested Saturday in London for the shooting death of retired boxing champion James Oyebola.
  • Actress killer stabbed in jail   UPI / 1:30PM
    IONE, Calif., July 28 (UPI) -- The man convicted of murdering TV actress Rebecca Schaeffer in 1989 is recovering multiple stab wounds inflicted by a fellow inmate at a California prison.
  • TV News Helicopters Collide, Killing 4   AP / 7:44AM
    PHOENIX - Federal investigators hope to determine why two news helicopters covering a police chase on live television collided and crashed to the ground, killing all four people on board.
  • Watts Convicted in 1970s Student Slaying   AP / 6:30AM
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- Jurors convicted a confessed serial killer of first-degree murder in the 1974 slaying of a 19-year-old Western Michigan University student.
  • Witnesses: Teen Said Principal Would Die   AP / 3:31AM
    BARABOO, Wis. - A 16-year-old charged with shooting his high school principal to death didn't mean to kill him, and had brought two guns to school only to scare people, his attorney said Friday at his murder trial.
  • 1 Killed in Wisconsin Airshow Crash   AP / 3:10AM
    OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Two single-engine war planes at an experimental airshow collided while landing Friday, killing one of the pilots and injuring the other, officials said.
  • News Helicopters Collide, Killing 4   AP / 12:24AM
    PHOENIX - Two news helicopters covering a police chase on live television collided and crashed to the ground Friday, killing all four people on board in a plunge that viewers saw as a jumble of spinning, broken images.
  • Friday, July 27

  • 9 Killed by Gunman in Eastern Serbia   AP / 7:00PM
    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- A gunman opened fire in a village in eastern Serbia on Friday, killing at least nine people and wounding two, according to officials and media reports.
  • DWI Murder Convict Faces New Charges   AP / 3:40PM
    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A man convicted of murder in a drunken driving crash pleaded not guilty Friday to a new charge that he tried to foil a DNA test by slipping someone else's saliva into his mouth.
  • NY DWI Murder Convict Faces New Charges   AP / 12:10AM
    MINEOLA, N.Y. - A man convicted of murder in a drunken driving crash that killed a wedding limousine driver and a 7-year-old flower girl was indicted Thursday on charges alleging he tried to corrupt a DNA test taken during the trial.
  • Thursday, July 26

  • Jury Selected for Boy Who Shot Principal   AP / 8:41PM
    BARABOO, Wis. (AP) -- Nearly a year after a 16-year-old shot and killed his principal, jurors will be asked to decide if he was a bullied, immature child or a murderer bent on revenge.
  • 60 Taliban Killed in Afghan Battles   AP / 7:10AM
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S.-led coalition forces and Afghan troops fought two separate battles with militants in southern Afghanistan, killing more than 60 suspected Taliban insurgents, officials said Thursday.
  • Wednesday, July 25

  • 5 Die in Alaska Sightseeing Plane Crash   AP / 5:01PM
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A sightseeing plane crashed in the mountains of Misty Fiords National Monument, killing the pilot and two couples taking a side trip from an Alaska cruise, state troopers said Wednesday.
  • Spector judge denies motion to dismiss   UPI / 10:50AM
    LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge denied a request by Phil Spector's defense to dismiss or reduce charges against Spector in an actress' death.
  • Mummified infant found in Toronto attic   UPI / 7:25AM
    TORONTO, July 25 (UPI) -- Homicide and forensic investigators in Toronto were examining the apparent mummified remains of a baby found wrapped in newspapers from 1925 in an attic.
  • Coast Guard: 5 Killed in Plane Crash   AP / 2:35AM
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A sightseeing plane with a pilot and four cruise ship passengers crashed in steep mountainous terrain Tuesday, killing everyone inside, the Coast Guard said.
  • Tuesday, July 24

  • Fugitive suspected of killing farm couple   UPI / 9:10PM
    WINDSOR, Ontario, July 24 (UPI) -- A young man suspected of killing a bartender at a gay club in Ontario is now believed to have killed an elderly farm couple to get their truck.
  • Former British boxing champ shot in club   UPI / 2:50PM
    LONDON, July 24 (UPI) -- Former British Boxing Heavyweight Champion James Oyebola was on life support Tuesday after being shot in the face in a dispute about smoking.
  • Scientists study effects of animal killing   UPI / 11:30AM
    UMEA, Sweden, July 24 (UPI) -- A team of Swedish and Dutch scientists, using mathematical modeling, says killing even a few animals in a population can have dramatic consequences.
  • Monday, July 23

  • Murder Charge Filed in July 4 Abduction   AP / 6:11PM
    TACOMA, Wash. - Prosecutors charged a convicted sex offender Monday with kidnapping, raping and killing a 12-year-old girl who was snatched from an alley behind her family's home during a July Fourth fireworks celebration.
  • 4 Dead, 2 Wounded in Atlanta Shootings   AP / 5:31PM
    ATLANTA (AP) -- A man neighbors described as a retired factory worker shot three relatives to death and wounded two others before killing himself in a southwest Atlanta home on Monday, authorities said.
  • Taliban Extends Deadline on Koreans   AP / 12:30PM
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A purported Taliban spokesman said Monday the hard-line militia has extended its deadline on the fate of 23 South Korean hostages who were seized last week.
  • 4 Dead, 2 Wounded in Atlanta Shootings   AP / 11:10AM
    ATLANTA - A gunman shot three people to death and wounded two others before killing himself in a southwest Atlanta home Monday morning, authorities said.
  • 39 Killed in Indonesian Floods   AP / 10:13AM
    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Flash floods and landslides in central Indonesia inundated villages, destroyed bridges and roads, and sent thousands fleeing their homes, officials said Monday. At least 39 people were killed.
  • Sunday, July 22

  • 5 Killed in Night of Violence in Philly   AP / 5:21PM
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Five people were shot to death within six hours early Sunday, including three who were killed after an argument in a neighborhood bar, police said.
  • 24 Pilgrims Killed in Crash in France   AP / 9:10AM
    GRENOBLE, France (AP) -- A bus carrying Polish pilgrims from a holy site in the French Alps plunged off a steep mountain road, crashed into a river bed and burst into flames Sunday, killing 24 people, authorities said.
  • Friday, July 20

  • 50 Cent Sues Over 'Shoot the Rapper'   AP / 7:50PM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Rapper 50 Cent sued an Internet advertising company for $1 million Friday, claiming it illegally used his image in a game where the player pretends to shoot him.
  • Fund started for kids of club fire victims   UPI / 4:10PM
    WEST WARWICK, R.I., July 20 (UPI) -- A fund set up by the owners of a Rhode Island nightclub to pay for the education of the children of those killed in a fire has split survivors and families.
  • W.Va. Nurse Convicted of Killing Husband   AP / 1:00PM
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A nurse was convicted Friday of killing her husband with paralyzing drugs and setting fire to their house to claim the insurance money.
  • Thursday, July 19

  • OSHA blames Forest Service for deaths   UPI / 8:21PM
    WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Forest Service contributed to the deaths of five firefighters in California by failing to follow safety protocols, a federal report said Thursday.
  • Colo. Capital Gunman Leaves Questions   AP / 3:50PM
    DENVER (AP) -- He was an inquisitive student and a high school valedictorian, but it took him 13 years to finish college.
  • Woman Gets 25 Years for Killing Grandson   AP / 3:30PM
    MONTAGUE, Texas (AP) -- A 62-year-old woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing her teenage grandson while he slept, then setting their mobile home on fire.
  • Cop, Hostage Shot Amid 20-Hour Standoff   AP / 1:21PM
    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Police arrested a weapons suspect early Thursday after using tear gas to end a 20-hour standoff in which a police officer and a hostage were shot.
  • At Least 2 Killed in Gunfight in Somalia   AP / 5:00AM
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A 30-minute gunbattle rocked the capital in the hours before a long-awaited Somali peace conference was set to begin Thursday. At least two people were killed, officials said.
  • Wednesday, July 18

  • Marine Convicted of Conspiracy   AP / 7:21PM
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) -- A military jury on Wednesday convicted a Marine of conspiring to murder an Iraqi man in a bungled attempt to abduct and kill a suspected insurgent in Hamdania.
  • Autopsy: Man Shot in Back After Katrina   AP / 7:20PM
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- An autopsy shows that a man who was killed by police in the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina was shot from behind, a lawyer for the man's family said Wednesday.
  • Illinois Deputy Dies After June Shooting   AP / 5:50PM
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- A sheriff's deputy who was shot while trying to stop a crime spree that included a bank standoff has died, and prosecutors filed more charges against the suspects Wednesday, authorities said.
  • Wrestler injected testosterone   UPI / 8:44AM
    ATLANTA, July 18 (UPI) -- U.S. professional wrestler Chris Benoit had high levels of testosterone in his body when he killed his wife, his son and himself last month, it was reported.
  • 9 Afghan Police Killed in 2 Attacks   AP / 7:10AM
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Suspected Taliban militants ambushed a convoy of Afghan police officers driving through a dangerous section of the country's major highway Wednesday, killing six, an official said.
  • Tuesday, July 17

  • Remy Ma denies shooting friend   UPI / 3:50PM
    NEW YORK, July 17 (UPI) -- New York rapper Remy Ma has denied shooting her friend over allegations the friend took $3,000 from the singer's purse.
  • NBA star calls arrest 'disappointing'   UPI / 3:20PM
    PHOENIX, July 17 (UPI) -- NBA All-Star Amare Stoudemire of the Phoenix Suns said this week that the recent arrest of his half-brother on a variety of charges was "disappointing."
  • Police: Pa. Boy Stabs Brother Over Game   AP / 1:40PM
    LANSDOWNE, Pa. (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy fatally stabbed his brother with a steak knife after the 16-year-old refused to turn over a video game controller, authorities said.
  • Trial Move Sought in Va. Tech Case   AP / 11:40AM
    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) -- An escaped jail inmate who was the object of a manhunt that paralyzed the Virginia Tech community on the first day of classes last fall wants his trial moved, arguing he can't get a fair hearing because of publicity surrounding the university.
  • Grisly testimony in serial killing trial   UPI / 8:44AM
    NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia, July 17 (UPI) -- A witness at the British Columbia trial of a pig farmer accused of killing six prostitutes said Robert Pickton fed the women's' body parts to his animals.
  • Monday, July 16

  • Man Shot, Killed in Colorado Capitol   AP / 11:30PM
    DENVER - A man carrying a gun and declaring "I am the emperor" was shot and killed Monday outside the offices of Gov. Bill Ritter by a state trooper, a spokesman said. Ritter was in his office but was not injured.
  • Man Shot, Killed in Colorado Capitol   AP / 7:50PM
    DENVER (AP) -- A man carrying a gun and declaring "I am the emperor" was shot and killed Monday outside the offices of Gov. Bill Ritter by a state patrolman, a spokesman said. Ritter was in his office but was not injured.
  • Report: 'Bond 22' won't be shot in Prague   UPI / 6:20PM
    PRAGUE, Czech Republic, July 16 (UPI) -- The lack of financial incentives in the Czech Republic reportedly is prohibiting the producers of the 007 franchise from shooting "Bond 22" in Prague.
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Factory Shootings   AP / 12:50PM
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A man with a history of mental illness pleaded guilty Monday to wounding four co-workers in a shooting at a factory that employs people with physical, mental and learning disabilities.
  • Georgia man scheduled for execution   UPI / 9:20AM
    ATLANTA, July 16 (UPI) -- Barring judicial intervention, Troy Davis will be executed Tuesday for killing a Georgia police officer despite several witnesses recanting their testimony.
  • Remy Ma pleads innocent to shooting pal   UPI / 8:10AM
    NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- New York rapper Remy Ma pleaded innocent to attempted murder, first-degree assault and weapons charges in the shooting of a close friend.
  • 3 Killed, Over 400 Hurt in Japan Quake   AP / 4:00AM
    TOKYO (AP) -- A 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolted northwestern Japan on Monday morning, killing at least three people and injuring more than 400 others. The quake flattened dozens of wooden houses and triggered a fire at a nuclear power plant.
  • Sunday, July 15

  • Rapper Remy Ma Arraigned in NYC Shooting   AP / 8:11PM
    NEW YORK - Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other counts Sunday in the shooting of a woman in a trendy Manhattan neighborhood.
  • Singer Shot at Wyo. Bar; Husband Sought   AP / 7:31PM
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Police say they told a National Guardsman with sniper training to stop harassing his estranged wife hours before he is suspected of shooting her to death as she sang with a band in a restaurant and bar.
  • Police: N.Y. rapper shot friend for money   UPI / 5:33PM
    NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- Former Fat Joe's Terror Squad rapper Remy Ma turned herself into police Saturday after allegedly shooting a friend in a row over $2,000 in New York.
  • Rapper Remy Ma Arraigned in NYC Shooting   AP / 3:20PM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other counts Sunday in the shooting of a woman in a trendy Manhattan neighborhood.
  • Saturday, July 14

  • Rapper Arrested in NYC Shooting   AP / 11:23PM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma was arrested Saturday on charges of attempted murder in a shooting outside a trendy Manhattan nightspot, police said.
  • Rapper's SUV Found Near Shooting   AP / 4:50PM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma was sought for questioning Saturday after an early morning shooting outside a trendy Manhattan nightspot, police said.
  • Iraqi Translator for Reuters Killed   AP / 2:20PM
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- An Iraqi translator for Reuters was shot to death in Baghdad, an apparent victim of sectarian death squads, the third employee of the news agency killed in the Iraqi capital this week, Reuters reported on Saturday.
  • Suspect held in U.K. teen singer's death   UPI / 1:53PM
    BIRMINGHAM, England, July 14 (UPI) -- British police have made an arrest in the slaying of pop singer Kesha Wizzart and two members of her family.
  • 8 Pakistani Soldiers Killed in Attack   AP / 5:30AM
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Thousands of troops were deployed to Pakistan's northwestern frontier to try to dissuade outlawed Islamic militants from launching a holy war against the government for its bloody attack on a radical mosque, military officials said Saturday.
  • Police: Truck Driver Spoke of 6 Killings   AP / 4:23AM
    ALBION, Ill. - Investigators in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Indiana and elsewhere pored over unsolved murder cases to see if they are linked to an Illinois truck driver suspected of killing at least six women near truck stops over the last year.
  • Texan Accused in Shooting Death of Zebra   AP / 1:10AM
    RED OAK, Texas - An 18-year-old man was arrested Friday and accused of killing a zebra named Zambi in a drive-by shooting.
  • Man Accused of Killing Zebra in Drive-By   AP / 12:50AM
    RED OAK, Texas (AP) -- An 18-year-old man was arrested Friday and accused of killing a zebra named Zambi in a drive-by shooting.
  • Friday, July 13

  • French Policeman Commits Murder-Suicide   AP / 9:50PM
    MALAKOFF, France (AP) -- A police officer killed his 11-year-old twins and a fellow officer Friday before turning his gun on himself at his Paris home, officials said.
  • Suspect in 6 Slayings Once Ran for Mayor   AP / 8:10PM
    ALBION, Ill. - Many people in this southern Illinois town thought Bruce Mendenhall was loud, hot-tempered and a little peculiar, but they were still stunned to hear police say he has confessed to killing six people.
  • Spector's ex-attorney testifies   UPI / 2:10PM
    LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- An ex-lawyer for Phil Spector, on trial in Los Angeles in an actress' death, testified about a forensic expert's removal of an object from the crime scene.
  • Thursday, July 12

  • Police widow told to repay $150,000   UPI / 11:30PM
    RAHWAY, N.J., July 12 (UPI) -- The widow of a New Jersey police officer killed almost half a century ago may have to repay $154,000 she received in a wrongful death suit.
  • Judge delays Simpson book settlement   UPI / 8:40PM
    MIAMI, July 12 (UPI) -- The families of O.J. Simpson's slain ex-wife and her friend are trying to reach agreement in Florida on sharing the rights to Simpson's book "If I Did It."
  • Court won't hear Spector lawyer's appeal   UPI / 11:34AM
    LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- The California Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a contempt order by one of Phil Spector's former attorneys who has refused to testify in his trial.
  • Wednesday, July 11

  • Life Term for Frenchman Who Murdered 3   AP / 7:20PM
    STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- A man with a history of crime and psychiatric troubles was convicted Wednesday of viciously murdering two girls and a woman and sentenced to life in prison for the series of macabre slayings that shocked France three years ago.
  • No Indictment in PlayStation Shooting   AP / 6:20PM
    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- A grand jury Wednesday declined to indict a former sheriff's deputy in the shooting death of a teenager accused of stealing video game consoles.
  • Man Sentenced for Killing Lover's Spouse   AP / 2:30PM
    AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- A man who shot and killed a wealthy doctor for the promise of half of his lover's inheritance was sentenced Wednesday to 17 1/2 years in prison following his guilty plea.
  • Tuesday, July 10

  • LA Man Sentenced to Die for 10 Murders   AP / 11:40PM
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A pizza deliveryman was sentenced to death Tuesday for murdering 10 women and a fetus during the 1980s and '90s in Los Angeles neighborhoods plagued by a crack cocaine epidemic. A jury in May recommended the death penalty for Chester Turner, and Superior Court Judge William R. Pounders agreed Tuesday.
  • Cartoonist Doug Marlette Killed in Crash   AP / 8:30PM
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Doug Marlette, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist who recently turned his incisive wit toward a budding career as novelist, died Tuesday in an auto accident in Mississippi. He was 57.
  • LA Man Sentenced to Die for 10 Murders   AP / 6:10PM
    LOS ANGELES - A pizza deliveryman was sentenced to death Tuesday for murdering 10 women and a fetus during the 1980s and '90s in Los Angeles neighborhoods plagued by a crack cocaine epidemic.
  • Attackers Kill German Tourist in Namibia   AP / 5:10PM
    WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) -- Two gunmen attacked a German couple photographing wildlife in this normally peaceful country, killing the man in front of his wife and taking her on a high-speed chase.
  • Troops Storm Red Mosque, Killing Cleric   AP / 4:10PM
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistani commandos stormed the besieged Red Mosque before dawn Tuesday and killed a hard-line cleric and dozens of his die-hard followers in a bloody assault that ignited fiery protests and calls for revenge by Islamic extremists.
  • 3 Killed in Attack on Green Zone   AP / 4:10PM
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- A thunderous barrage of mortars or rockets killed at least three people and wounded 18 in the Green Zone on Tuesday, the U.S. Embassy said. One of the dead was an American service member.
  • Man fined for shooting brown bear   UPI / 3:11PM
    WASILLA, Alaska, July 10 (UPI) -- An Alaska man, who shot a brown bear he believed threatened his family, said he will fight the ticket he was given for shooting the animal out of season.
  • 3 Slain at S.C. Apartments; 2 Kids Safe   AP / 2:51PM
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A mother and her two children were shot to death early Tuesday at an apartment complex, authorities said.
  • Death Penalty Possible in Teen Killing   AP / 1:10PM
    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- A man accused of abducting a Kansas teenager from a store parking lot and killing her was charged Tuesday with rape and aggravated sodomy, making him eligible for the death penalty.
  • 3 Murder Charges From Ky. Highway Crash   AP / 10:20AM
    WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (AP) -- An out-of-control pickup truck crossed a highway median and struck oncoming vehicles, killing a pregnant woman and an 8-year-old boy and injuring several others, police said.
  • Monday, July 9

  • NYPD: 2 Officers Shot in Brooklyn   AP / 9:33PM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Gunmen in a stolen sport utility vehicle shot and wounded two New York City police officers during a traffic stop early Monday, gravely injuring one of the officers, police said.
  • 3 Immigrants Killed in Texas SUV Crash   AP / 1:10PM
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- A sport utility vehicle packed with at least 19 suspected illegal immigrants crashed after a high-speed chase with authorities, killing three immigrants and sending 12 others to hospitals.
  • Sunday, July 8

  • More than 240 goats killed in crash   UPI / 5:13PM
    SAN RAFAEL, Calif., July 8 (UPI) -- More than 240 goats were killed last week when the truck transporting them to a seminary overturned in California.
  • Relative of Suns' All-Star tied to killing   UPI / 12:50PM
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 8 (UPI) -- The half brother of Phoenix Suns All-Star Amare Stoudemire is facing charges in a fatal shooting at an Arizona hotel.
  • Fatah Islam Blamed for Gemayel's Death   AP / 12:50AM
    BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- Police suspect that an al-Qaida-inspired militant group battling army troops in northern Lebanon was behind the assassination of a Christian Cabinet minister last year, a security official said Saturday.
  • Saturday, July 7

  • 'Elite Eight' gang investigated in Denver   UPI / 12:00PM
    DENVER, July 7 (UPI) -- A man in custody in Denver may be linked to the slaying of Broncos football player Darrent Williams and other unsolved crimes, it was reported Saturday.
  • Cleric: 70 Killed at Pakistan Mosque   AP / 4:43AM
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The top cleric at a besieged mosque in Pakistan's capital accused security forces on Saturday of killing more than 70 of his students, but said he and his supporters preferred martyrdom to capture.
  • 100 Militants Killed in Afghan Fighting   AP / 2:23AM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Fierce fighting broke out around Afghanistan on Friday, with battles in three separate regions killing more than 100 militants, part of a cycle of rapidly rising violence five years into the U.S.-led effort to defeat the Taliban.
  • Doctor's Wife Guilty of Murder-For-Hire   AP / 12:13AM
    AKRON, Ohio - A woman accused of offering her younger lover a share of her husband's multimillion-dollar estate if he would kill the 69-year-old was convicted Friday of murder-for-hire and other charges.
  • Friday, July 6

  • Prison slaying video hits Internet   UPI / 11:10PM
    BOSTON, July 6 (UPI) -- A video was posted on the Internet showing guards trying to pry open cell doors as a prisoner killed a convicted pedophile priest in a Massachusetts prison.
  • Watson Takes 3-Shot Lead at Senior Open   AP / 10:10PM
    HAVEN, Wis. - Tom Watson made four straight birdies on his way to shooting a 6-under-par 66 in the second round of the U.S. Senior Open on Friday, moving to 8 under for the tournament and taking a three-shot lead over five players.
  • 5 Injured in Vegas Casino Shooting   AP / 9:30PM
    LAS VEGAS - A "distressed" gunman on a balcony at the New York-New York casino opened fire on gamblers below early Friday, wounding four people before he was tackled by off-duty military reservists. A fifth person was hurt in a crush of people fleeing the casino.
  • US Coal Firm Linked to Colombia Militias   AP / 5:40PM
    LA LOMA, Colombia (AP) -- The bus had just left Drummond Co. Inc.'s coal mine carrying about 50 workers when gunmen halted it and forced two union leaders off. They shot one on the spot, pumping four bullets into his head, and dragged the other one off to be tortured and killed.
  • Doctor's Wife Guilty of Murder-For-Hire   AP / 4:33PM
    AKRON, Ohio - A woman accused of offering her younger lover a share of her husband's multimillion-dollar estate if he would kill the 69-year-old was convicted Friday of murder-for-hire and other charges.
  • Wedding brawl suit nets $4 million   UPI / 4:23PM
    COUNTRYSIDE, Ill., July 6 (UPI) -- The family of a man killed in a brawl between two wedding parties has settled its suit against the Countryside, Ill., hotel where the fight occurred.
  • Philippines: 9 Men Bolt Jail, 3 Killed   AP / 3:40AM
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Nine inmates fled a southern Philippine jail after attacking guards, and pursuing police officers fatally shot three of the escaped convicts and recaptured four others, officials said Friday.
  • Ind. Trooper Shot, Killed on Highway   AP / 12:20AM
    WABASH, Ind. (AP) -- A state trooper who had stopped to help who he thought was a stranded motorist was shot and killed Thursday by the man, who then reloaded the shotgun and killed himself, state police said.
  • Thursday, July 5

  • 3 Shot Dead in Ohio Fireworks Dispute   AP / 5:40PM
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- A neighbor apparently angry about fireworks at a noisy Fourth of July party shot three people to death early Thursday and wounded two others, police said.
  • 8 Hamas Militants Killed in Gaza Clashes   AP / 11:10AM
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli troops clashed with Hamas militants inside the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing eight in fierce fighting that drew in Israeli aircraft, tanks and bulldozers.
  • Researchers listing bugs that feed on dead   UPI / 10:50AM
    LEIOA, Spain, July 5 (UPI) -- Scientists in Spain are studying certain bugs' life cycles to learn how they can help determine a person's time of death.
  • 5 Police Killed in Afghan Suicide Blast   AP / 7:13AM
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing five policemen and injuring 11 more, police said.
  • Boat Sinks in Tenn., Killing 2 Children   AP / 2:50AM
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A small boat carrying six people sank in a lake Wednesday, killing two children, authorities said.
  • 4 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Clash   AP / 2:20AM
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Four Palestinian militants were killed in fighting with Israeli troops Thursday in the Gaza Strip, Israel and Hamas officials said.
  • Wednesday, July 4

  • Van Rolls Into Conn. Pond, Killing 3   AP / 10:30PM
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - A woman chased her minivan as it rolled down a steep hill and jumped in before it sank into a pond Wednesday, killing her and two children inside, authorities said. A third child was in critical condition.
  • 2 of 3 dead babies related   UPI / 8:33PM
    RED WING, Minn., July 4 (UPI) -- Police have determined two of three dead babies found in the same stretch of the Mississippi River in Minnesota in the past eight years had the same mother.
  • 6 Canadian Troops Killed in Afghanistan   AP / 3:11PM
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A roadside bomb tore through a NATO vehicle Wednesday, killing six Canadian soldiers and their Afghan interpreter in a southern region of Afghanistan that has seen recent heavy fighting, officials said.
  • Man Charged in N.H. Triple-Slaying   AP / 10:10AM
    FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) -- A man wanted in at least three Southern states has been arrested in connection with the killings of a manager and two customers during an apparent robbery at an outdoor gear store in New Hampshire.
  • Chicago police probe insulin deaths   UPI / 1:34AM
    CHICAGO, July 3 (UPI) -- Police in Chicago are investigating whether a series of hospital insulin overdoses might have been intentional.
  • Tuesday, July 3

  • Death Penalty Sought in Iraqi Slayings   AP / 7:30PM
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors filed notice Tuesday that they will seek the death penalty if former soldier Steven D. Green is convicted of killing an Iraqi family and raping a 14-year-old girl.
  • U.S. charges 3 soldiers in Iraq slaying   UPI / 9:20AM
    BAGHDAD, July 3 (UPI) -- A third U.S. soldier from Alaska has been charged in the deaths of three Iraqi civilians and trying to cover it up, the military announced in Baghdad.
  • Monday, July 2

  • Trial gives Haditha details   UPI / 9:40AM
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., July 2 (UPI) -- A California military hearing revealed details of the day when Marines killed 24 civilians in Haditha, Iraq, The Los Angeles Times reported Monday.
  • 7 Afghan Police Killed by Roadside Bomb   AP / 9:40AM
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- A roadside bomb destroyed a police vehicle patrolling in a dangerous area of southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing all seven policemen on board, an official said.
  • Sunday, July 1

  • Castro: US Is Still a 'Killing Machine'   AP / 10:10PM
    HAVANA - Fidel Castro said Sunday that the U.S. government continues to be a "killing machine" after revelations that nearly 50 years ago it tried to use American mobsters to kill him with poison pills.
  • Wikipedia poster questioned in Benoit case   UPI / 12:50PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., July 1 (UPI) -- A Connecticut man is being questioned for allegedly posting a notice about wrestler Chris Benoit's wife's death on Wikipedia hours before her body was found.
  • Iraq: 2 U.S. Troops Charged With Murder   AP / 12:11AM
    BAGHDAD - Two American soldiers have been charged with premeditated murder for allegedly killing three Iraqis and then planting weapons on their bodies to portray them as combatants, the U.S. military said Saturday.
  • Saturday, June 30

  • Afghan Civilians Said Killed in Clash   AP / 1:10PM
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - U.S.-led airstrikes targeting Taliban militants who had attacked NATO forces slammed into civilian homes in southern Afghanistan, killing both civilians and insurgents, Afghan and Western officials said Saturday.
  • California Mom Charged in Gang Shooting   AP / 4:50AM
    PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) -- A mother faces firearms charges after she allegedly drove her son's friends to a rival gang member's house to take part in a shooting, authorities said.
  • Indian Commuter Killed Over Breezy Spot   AP / 3:20AM
    MUMBAI (AP) -- A street vendor was killed on a crowded Indian train in a fight over a coveted breezy spot near the compartment's door, news reports said Saturday.
  • Soldier's Comments Allowed in Iraq Case   AP / 12:00AM
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- A military judge on Friday said he would allow evidence that one of five soldiers accused in the rape and killing of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl had previously said he wanted to hurt Iraqis.
  • Friday, June 29

  • 31 Men Accused in Gang-Related Killings   AP / 11:30PM
    ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) -- Thirty-one men have been charged with murder in 22 gang-related killings that date back nearly two decades, authorities said Friday.
  • 2 Killed, 29 Wounded in Lebanon Clash   AP / 3:50PM
    BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- Government soldiers shot at angry Palestinian demonstrators trying to march home to their besieged camp in northern Lebanon on Friday, and two people were reported killed and 29 wounded.
  • Wiki user says Benoit death coincidence   UPI / 1:00PM
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ga., June 29 (UPI) -- A user of Web site Wikipedia admitted to reporting the death of wrestler Chris Benoit's wife before her body was found, claiming it was coincidental.
  • Ex-Deputy Cleared in Airman Shooting   AP / 2:15AM
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- A sheriff's deputy was acquitted of all charges Thursday in the videotaped shooting of an unarmed Iraq war veteran who was a passenger in a car that crashed after a high-speed police chase.
  • Thursday, June 28

  • Mapping Intern Killed in Colo. Forest   AP / 10:30PM
    DENVER (AP) -- A graduate student working in a forest radioed for help before she was found dead, and a colleague responding to her plea unwittingly accepted a ride from the man suspected of killing her, officials said.
  • Ex-Trooper Gets 90 Days for Killing Man   AP / 8:50PM
    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) -- A former state trooper was sentenced Thursday to 90 days in jail for shooting to death an unarmed, mentally disabled man he mistook for a fugitive.
  • WWE says Beniot's son had rare illness   UPI / 3:51PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., June 28 (UPI) -- The son of wrestler Chris Benoit, found dead in an Atlanta suburb, suffered from a rare condition called Fragile X Syndrome, which caused learning disabilities.
  • Report: FARC Says 11 Hostages Killed   AP / 6:10AM
    BOGOTA, Colombia - Eleven kidnapped state lawmakers held hostage for five years were killed after a military attack on the jungle camp where they were being kept, according to a statement Thursday on a Web site sympathetic to the country's largest rebel group.
  • Wednesday, June 27

  • 18 Killed by Police in Rio Slum   AP / 6:10PM
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Police killed at least 18 suspected drug traffickers in a massive operation Wednesday to serve arrest warrants and seize drugs and arms in a vast Rio de Janeiro shantytown, a state security official said.
  • Three states execute killers   UPI / 7:30AM
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas, June 27 (UPI) -- Three killers were executed in Texas, Oklahoma and Georgia Tuesday night, including one who failed to produce his promised killer laughs.
  • 8 Palestinians Killed in Gaza   AP / 7:10AM
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday killed eight Palestinians, including a 12-year-old boy, Palestinians said, the bloodiest fighting in the area since the Hamas militant group violently seized control two weeks ago.
  • Ohio Murder Suspect Can't See Daughter   AP / 2:25AM
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Months before an Ohio police officer was accused of killing his girlfriend and her fetus, a California court suspended contact between him and his 9-year-old daughter based on evidence that he was emotionally and physically abusive, court documents show.
  • Tuesday, June 26

  • Wrestler kills family, self   UPI / 11:21PM
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ga., June 26 (UPI) -- Investigators in Georgia said Tuesday pro wrestler Chris Benoit -- the Canadian Crippler -- killed his wife and 7-year-old son before hanging himself.
  • Police: Ark. Boy Shot for Throwing Rocks   AP / 4:30PM
    EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) -- A man irritated by children throwing rocks at his house shot and killed a 9-year-old boy, police said Tuesday.
  • State wrapping up case in Spector trial   UPI / 11:44AM
    LOS ANGELES, June 26 (UPI) -- Prosecutors are wrapping up their side of the trial of famed music producer and accused murderer Phil Spector.
  • Wrestler Benoit in double murder-suicide   UPI / 8:30AM
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ga., June 26 (UPI) -- WWE wrestler Chris Benoit died by suicide after killing his wife and 7-year-old son in their Fayetteville, Ga., home, sheriff's investigators said.
  • Boston Police: Boy, 7, Shot Cousin, 8   AP / 12:20AM
    BOSTON (AP) -- A 7-year-old boy fatally shot an 8-year-old cousin while they were playing with an illegal, unregistered gun at home, authorities said.
  • Monday, June 25

  • Cops: Inmate Kills Officer at Hospital   AP / 7:51PM
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Authorities said a prison inmate out for a medical appointment wrested a gun from a corrections officer and killed him Monday, then led police on a high-speed chase in a stolen sport utility vehicle before his capture at a fast-food restaurant.
  • Williams Lawyer: DNA Tests Inconclusive   AP / 6:50PM
    ATLANTA (AP) -- DNA tests that lawyers for a convicted killer hoped would help clear him of two dozen murders were inconclusive, the man's defense attorney said Monday.
  • Italian Accused of Murder Dies on Stand   AP / 6:40PM
    ROME (AP) -- An Italian charged with killing his American girlfriend after he kidnapped their daughter suffered a heart attack and died on the stand Monday as he testified in court, his lawyer said.
  • Oklahoma killer to be executed   UPI / 12:51PM
    MCALESTER, Okla., June 25 (UPI) -- An appeals court in Oklahoma has refused to stay the execution of a man suffering from terminal lung cancer.
  • Sunday, June 24

  • TV comedy writer accused of killing wife   UPI / 5:00PM
    CARMEL, Ind., June 24 (UPI) -- U.S. TV writer J.J. Paulsen, who wrote for comedies such as "Grace Under Fire" and "Cosby," stands accused of killing his wife and abandoning his child.
  • U.S., NATO See Surge in Afghan Deaths   AP / 2:50PM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Taliban fighters attack U.S. or NATO forces in populated areas, then retreat to civilian homes. Western forces respond with massive firepower or an airstrike.
  • Saturday, June 23

  • Yemeni Guard Fires on Foreign Oil Staff   AP / 4:30PM
    SAN'A, Yemen (AP) -- A Yemeni guard opened fire Saturday on a group of foreign oil workers shortly after they landed at a company airstrip, killing one and wounding five -- including an American, officials said.
  • Court stays Spector lawyer contempt order   UPI / 2:20PM
    LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) -- A California appellate court ruled a lawyer who represented accused murderer Phil Spector does not have to serve a jail sentence for contempt -- yet.
  • Judge Larry Seidlin to shoot TV pilot   UPI / 12:40PM
    LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) -- Judge Larry Seidlin, who oversaw the legal wrangling over Anna Nicole Smith's remains, will shoot a pilot for his new court show in Los Angeles next month.
  • Drugs Found in Idaho Gunman Who Killed 3   AP / 1:10AM
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The gunman who killed three people and himself in a shooting rampage last month had small amounts of alcohol, marijuana and lithium in his system at the time of the attack, a toxicology report says.
  • Friday, June 22

  • NATO: 60 Insurgents Killed Near Pakistan   AP / 8:10PM
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE THUNDER, Afghanistan (AP) -- NATO and U.S.-led coalition forces killed about 60 insurgents along the border with Pakistan in what was described as the largest insurgent formation crossing the border region in six months, NATO said Saturday.
  • 17 Killed in Kenyan Violence   AP / 7:10AM
    NAIROBI, Kenya - A surge in violence killed at least 17 people in and around the Kenyan capital, including two people found beheaded and 14 killed in gunbattles, police said Friday.
  • 17 Killed in Kenya Violence   AP / 6:40AM
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A surge in violence killed at least 17 people in and around the Kenyan capital, including two people found beheaded and 14 killed in gunbattles, police said Friday.
  • Thursday, June 21

  • Illinois Bank Standoff Ends Peacefully   AP / 10:00PM
    ARCOLA, Ill. (AP) -- A man who was wanted in a shooting that wounded a sheriff's deputy and later took five hostages in a bank surrendered late Thursday, authorities said.
  • Demented patient has no memory of attack   UPI / 9:50PM
    TORONTO, June 21 (UPI) -- Police in Toronto do not plan to charge an Alzheimer's patient who killed another nursing home patient suffering from the same disease.
  • Deadly Day for U.S. Military; 14 Killed   AP / 9:00PM
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- The U.S. command announced Thursday the deaths of 14 more American troops, most killed in powerful roadside bombs in Baghdad. Thick, black smoke rose from the heavily fortified Green Zone after a mortar barrage as militants struck back despite a massive military offensive.
  • Minister's Wife Moved to Mental Facility   AP / 1:30PM
    SELMER, Tenn. (AP) -- A woman convicted in the shooting death of her preacher husband was moved from a county jail to a mental health facility, officials said Thursday.
  • Tapes at Trial Tie Wife, Hubby's Killer   AP / 4:10AM
    AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Tapes played at the trial of a woman accused of hiring her lover to kill her wealthy husband showed she was still in contact with the man, months after the killing.
  • Wednesday, June 20

  • Guard Opens Fire Outside Walter Reed   AP / 7:50PM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- An armed security guard fired at least 10 shots at another guard during an argument outside a busy entrance to Walter Reed Army Medical Center early Wednesday, police said. No one was hurt.
  • 'Law and Order' game pulled from shelves   UPI / 4:11PM
    LONDON, June 20 (UPI) -- A computer game that used images of slain toddler James Bugler has been removed from shelves in Britain after his mother complained.
  • 2 Sunni Mosques Attacked in Iraq   AP / 1:11PM
    BAGHDAD - Militants blew up two Sunni mosques south of Baghdad on Wednesday - apparently revenge strikes for a suicide truck bombing a day before that killed at least 87 people and badly damaged an important Shiite mosque in the capital.
  • Investigators see TV crime drama   UPI / 12:51PM
    CHICAGO, June 20 (UPI) -- Officers investigating the shooting deaths of an Illinois woman and her three children have viewed a recent episode of the TV crime drama "Law & Order."
  • Guard Opens Fire Outside Walter Reed   AP / 12:30PM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- An armed security guard at Walter Reed Army Medical Center opened fire at another guard Wednesday outside a busy entrance to the hospital, police said. No one was injured.
  • 2nd Man Held in Calif. Family Slayings   AP / 10:10AM
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- A second man was being held Wednesday in connection with a series of attacks that killed a father and daughter and left the girl's mother badly beaten.
  • 87 Killed in Baghdad Mosque Bombing   AP / 7:10AM
    BAGHDAD - Gunmen blew up two Sunni mosques Wednesday south of Baghdad, causing heavy damage but no casualties, police said, in an apparent retaliatory attack a day after a suicide truck bombing devastated a revered Shiite mosque in the heart of the capital, killing at least 87 people.
  • 3 Killed in Afghan Mosque Shooting   AP / 7:10AM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Gunmen fired on people praying in a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, killing three, and Taliban militants overran another district in southern Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday.
  • 3 Killed in Afghan Mosque Shooting   AP / 6:10AM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Gunmen fired on people praying in a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, killing three, and Taliban militants overran another district in southern Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, June 19

  • Ind. Teen Dead After Shooting 2 Officers   AP / 4:40PM
    GEORGETOWN, Ind. (AP) -- A 15-year-old boy who had been arguing with his mother shot at deputies arriving at the family's home, killing one and seriously wounding the other, authorities said.
  • 20 Militants Killed Near Afghan Border   AP / 4:11PM
    MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan - A suspected missile attack Tuesday on a militant hide-out in a remote area of northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border killed more than 20 insurgents, security officials said.
  • Lawyer held in contempt in Spector trial   UPI / 3:51PM
    LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- Lawyer Sara Caplan broke down in tears in Los Angeles County Court as she was cited for contempt for refusing to testify against Phil Spector.
  • States grapple with voters' mental health   UPI / 8:34AM
    WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Debate is mounting about various U.S. states' laws about whether people declared insane or with other mental disabilities should be allowed to vote.
  • 2 Indiana Deputies Shot; 1 Dead   AP / 3:40AM
    GEORGETOWN, Ind. (AP) -- A 15-year-old boy was found dead hours after he fatally shot one sheriff's deputy and seriously wounded another in a confrontation outside his southern Indiana home on Monday, authorities said.
  • NYPD Eyes Sobriety Tests After Shooting   AP / 2:11AM
    NEW YORK - Police officers involved in shootings would face mandatory sobriety tests under new policies prompted by the killing last year of an unarmed man on his wedding day.
  • NYPD Eyes Sobriety Tests After Shootings   AP / 2:00AM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Police officers involved in shootings would face mandatory sobriety tests under new policies prompted by the killing last year of an unarmed man on his wedding day.
  • Monday, June 18

  • Utah Boy Killed by Bear While Camping   AP / 8:50PM
    AMERICAN FORK, Utah - An 11-year-old boy was dragged screaming from his family's tent and killed by a black bear during a Father's Day outing in the Utah wilderness.
  • Bear Killed After Deadly Attack on Boy   AP / 5:50PM
    AMERICAN FORK, Utah - Wildlife officers on Monday fatally wounded a bear they believed was the same animal that snatched an 11-year-old boy from his family's tent and killed the youngster.
  • At Least 1 Killed in Border Shooting   AP / 4:11PM
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gunmen and Israeli soldiers exchanged fire Monday at the Erez crossing between Israel and Gaza, killing at least one Palestinian and wounding 15, the Israeli rescue service and Palestinian hospital officials said.
  • Sunday, June 17

  • 35 Killed in Kabul Suicide Bomb Attack   AP / 2:30PM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - The deadliest insurgent attack since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 destroyed a bus full of police instructors at Kabul's busiest transportation hub on Sunday, killing 35 people and wounding 52, officials said.
  • 35 Killed in Kabul Bus Bomb Attack   AP / 7:30AM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - An enormous bomb ripped through a police academy bus at Kabul's busiest transportation hub Sunday, killing at least 35 people in the deadliest insurgent attack in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. The Taliban claimed responsibility.
  • Saturday, June 16

  • Police Arrest Teen in Slaying of Family   AP / 10:10PM
    LANCASTER, Pa. - A high school student accused of breaking into the home of a fellow classmate, then stabbing the teenager and his parents to death last month was arrested on Saturday, police said.
  • Michael Barrymore let off without charges   UPI / 8:14PM
    ESSEX, England, June 16 (UPI) -- British entertainer Michael Barrymore has been released without charge after being arrested in Essex, Britain, for the death of Stuart Lubbock.
  • N.D. Towns Shaken by 2 Coed Killings   AP / 7:54PM
    MINOT, N.D. (AP) -- A trial about to begin in the killing of one college student and a search for the person who killed another student have shaken this city on the northern Plains.
  • Friday, June 15

  • 4 Dolphins Shot to Death in Calif.   AP / 6:20PM
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Four dead dolphins have washed ashore with fatal bullet wounds and fifth with lacerations on its pectoral fin, said authorities who have offered a reward for information on the slayings.
  • Pesticides, Pathogen May Be Killing Bees   AP / 4:20PM
    LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Scientists investigating a mysterious ailment that has killed many of the nation's honeybees are concentrating on pesticides and microorganisms as possible causes of the disorder, and some beekeepers are refusing to place their hives near chemically treated fields.
  • Goldman gets rights to Simpson book   UPI / 3:30PM
    MIAMI, June 15 (UPI) -- In Miami Friday, the father of the man O.J. Simpson was accused of killing won the rights to a book written by the former NFL star called "If I Did It."
  • Man Wants to Plead Guilty to Killing 5   AP / 12:10AM
    PHOENIX - A murder and arson defendant told a judge again Thursday that he wants to plead guilty to killing two informants against him and their three teenage relatives - charges that could bring the death penalty.
  • Thursday, June 14

  • Defendant in Court in Kansas Teen Death   AP / 5:20PM
    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- A man charged with kidnapping a teenager from a parking lot and strangling her appeared in court on Thursday, sitting within feet of the victim's parents.
  • Michael Barrymore arrested in Britain   UPI / 2:20PM
    LONDON, June 14 (UPI) -- British comedian and television personality Michael Barrymore has been arrested in London on suspicion of murder and sexual assault.
  • 4 Texas Teens Killed When Car Hits Train   AP / 12:20PM
    BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) -- Six teenagers in a stolen car slammed into a freight train parked at a railroad crossing early Thursday, killing four of them and leaving another in critical condition, authorities said.
  • Man guilty of hammer attack   UPI / 10:10AM
    DAVENPORT, Iowa, June 14 (UPI) -- A jury has convicted a 76-year-old man from Davenport, Iowa, for attacking an 81-year-old woman with a hammer last March.
  • Ky. Police Chief Shot to Death   AP / 7:10AM
    CLAY CITY, Ky. - An eastern Kentucky town struggling to curb its growing drug and alcohol problem must continue the fight without its police chief, who was fatally shot while arresting a man suspected of driving under the influence.
  • La. Deputy Killed in Funeral Procession   AP / 2:00AM
    COVINGTON, La. (AP) -- A pine tree falling in a thunderstorm crushed a cruiser carrying two sheriff's deputies Wednesday, killing one and injuring the other, during a funeral procession for another deputy, authorities said.
  • 1 Dead, 1 Injured in S.C. Mall Shooting   AP / 12:31AM
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A woman and her father were gunned down Wednesday outside a suburban mall by a man accused of stalking the woman, police said. Authorities were still searching for the shooter.
  • Wednesday, June 13

  • Shooter Was Among 6 Killed in Wis. Home   AP / 9:05PM
    DELAVAN, Wis. (AP) -- A weekend shooting that left six people dead in an apartment, including twin baby boys, was a murder-suicide committed by the father of the children, police said Wednesday.
  • Ky. Police Chief Shot to Death   AP / 8:10PM
    CLAY CITY, Ky. - A trusting, small-town police chief - the city's only officer - was fatally shot Wednesday after he cuffed a suspect's hands in the front instead of the back, authorities said.
  • DNA evidence introduced in Spector trial   UPI / 4:11PM
    LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- A criminalist testified this week in Los Angeles the DNA of music producer Phil Spector was found on the breast of Lana Clarkson, who died at his home.
  • Anti-Syrian lawmaker dies in Beirut blast   UPI / 3:00PM
    BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 13 (UPI) -- Walid Eido, an anti-Syrian member of the Lebanese parliament, his son and two bodyguards died Wednesday in a car bombing in Beirut.
  • Tuesday, June 12

  • Memorial Held for Slain Kansas Teen   AP / 7:30PM
    LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) -- The best way for Kelsey Smith's friends to honor the slain teen is for them to dedicate themselves to changing themselves and a violent society, ministers at her memorial service said Tuesday.
  • Police Kill Woman in Las Vegas Street   AP / 6:20PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police shot and killed a woman on a busy roadway Tuesday after she walked into traffic with a child and threatened passing drivers with a knife, authorities said.
  • Inmate Pleads No Contest in Ark. Killing   AP / 6:20PM
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A Montana prisoner pleaded no contest Tuesday in the killing of a New Jersey woman nearly seven years ago at a highway rest stop in central Arkansas.
  • Preacher's Husband Charged in Her Death   AP / 3:10PM
    GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. - A church deacon was charged with stabbing his preacher wife to death in their home, just a few doors down from their tiny church.
  • French Aid Worker Killed in CAR   AP / 12:14PM
    BANGUI, Central African Republic - A French aid worker for Doctors Without Borders was shot and killed Monday while traveling to a town grappling with poor health conditions in the Central African Republic, the humanitarian group said.
  • Rapper Stack Bundles Killed in NYC   AP / 10:50AM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Stack Bundles, an up-and-coming rapper, was shot to death outside his home in a possible robbery, police said.
  • U.S. Mistakenly Kills 7 Afghan Police   AP / 9:11AM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan police mistook U.S. troops on a nighttime mission for Taliban fighters and opened fire on them early Tuesday, prompting U.S. forces to return fire and call in attack aircraft. Seven Afghan police were killed.
  • SIDS recurrence overestimated   UPI / 8:31AM
    YORK, England, June 12 (UPI) -- Recurrence of sudden-infant death syndrome is rare and has been overestimated by studies, according to a review by British researchers.
  • Monday, June 11

  • French Aid Worker Killed in CAR   AP / 8:00PM
    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- A French aid worker for Doctors Without Borders was shot and killed Monday while traveling to a town grappling with poor health conditions in the Central African Republic, the humanitarian group said.
  • Father Found Guilty in Honor Killing   AP / 3:10PM
    LONDON (AP) -- A father who ordered his daughter brutally slain for falling in love with the wrong man in a so-called "honor killing" was found guilty of murder on Monday.
  • Wis. Shooting Kills 6, Wounds Toddler   AP / 2:30PM
    DELAVAN, Wis. (AP) -- A domestic dispute erupted into a mass killing in southern Wisconsin, leaving six people, including two infant boys, shot to death, and a 2-year-old girl with a gunshot to her chest.
  • Rapper Stack Bundles killed in New York   UPI / 2:11PM
    NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- Rapper Stack Bundles, who was a member of Jim Jones' Byrd Gang, was killed in New York Monday.
  • 2 Red Cross Workers Killed in Lebanon   AP / 1:11PM
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - A mortar shell fired from inside a besieged Palestinian refugee camp struck a Red Cross vehicle on Monday, killing two of the aid agency's workers and critically injuring a third, Lebanon's state-run news agency and security officials said.
  • 3 U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq Car Bombing   AP / 4:10AM
    MAHMOUDIYA, Iraq - With a thunderous rumble and cloud of dust and smoke, a suicide car bomb brought down a section of highway bridge south of Baghdad, killing three U.S. soldiers and wounding six from a checkpoint guarding the crossing and blocking traffic on Iraq's main north-south artery.
  • Sunday, June 10

  • Wis. Shooting Kills 6, Wounds Toddler   AP / 9:41PM
    DELAVAN, Wis. (AP) -- Twin infant boys were among six people found shot to death in a home after a domestic dispute erupted into a barrage of gunfire that neighbors shrugged off as pre-Fourth of July firecrackers.
  • S. Wis. Shooting Kills 6, Wounds Toddler   AP / 11:10AM
    DELAVAN, WIS. - A shooting inside a home killed six people, and a toddler was found in a nearby vehicle with a gunshot to the chest, the police chief said Sunday.
  • Report: Court-Martial for Ex-Soldier   AP / 1:10AM
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - A retired soldier should face a court-martial where the death penalty could be ordered for a 1985 triple murder, according to an Army investigating officer's recommendation released late Saturday.
  • Saturday, June 9

  • Spector D.A. seeks sanctions against Lee   UPI / 1:52PM
    LOS ANGELES, June 9 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in the Los Angeles murder trial of Phil Spector want a hearing on allegations that forensic scientist Henry Lee violated a court gag order.
  • Friday, June 8

  • Tenn. Wife Sentenced in Preacher's Death   AP / 9:40PM
    SELMER, Tenn. (AP) -- A woman who killed her preacher husband with a shotgun blast to the back as he lay in bed was sentenced Friday to three years in prison, but with time served could be released on probation in a little more than two months.
  • Loren Wade guilty of second-degree murder   UPI / 6:20PM
    PHOENIX, June 8 (UPI) -- Former Arizona State University football player Loren Wade has been found guilty of second-degree murder for shooting former teammate Brandon Falkner.
  • Bold Attack on Iraqi Police Chief's Home   AP / 5:30PM
    BAGHDAD - Dozens of gunmen swooped into a police chief's home Friday, killing his wife and two brothers and kidnapping three of his grown children. The senior officer wasn't there, but the bold attack provided a grisly example of the dangers facing Iraqi forces as they try to take over the country's security so American forces can leave.
  • Police: Fla. Woman Kills Co-Worker, Self   AP / 5:10PM
    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- A doctor's office employee who thought she was going to be fired fatally shot the office manager Friday morning, then went home and killed herself, authorities said.
  • Wife Sentenced in Preacher's Death   AP / 4:50PM
    SELMER, Tenn. (AP) -- A woman who killed her preacher husband with a shotgun blast to the back as he lay in bed was sentenced Friday to three years in prison, but with time served could be released on probation in a little more than two months.
  • Wife Sentenced in Preacher's Death   AP / 3:35PM
    SELMER, Tenn. (AP) -- A woman who killed her preacher husband with a shotgun blast to the back as he lay in bed was sentenced Friday to three years in prison, but she may have to serve only 60 days in a mental hospital.
  • Former Ramsey home under construction   UPI / 2:32PM
    BOULDER, Colo., June 8 (UPI) -- The current owners of the Boulder, Colo., home where JonBenet Ramsey's family once lived are remodeling the basement where the girl's body was found.
  • Marine deleted Haditha photos   UPI / 11:11AM
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., June 8 (UPI) -- A Marine testified at Camp Pendleton he erased photos of Iraqi civilians killed by soldiers at Haditha.
  • Defendant's death ends Supreme Court case   UPI / 12:20AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 7 (UPI) -- The death of a St. Louis man shot during the theft of a truck has ended what could have been a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case on federal sentencing.
  • Thursday, June 7

  • HBO nearing JFK miniseries deal   UPI / 8:35PM
    LOS ANGELES, June 7 (UPI) -- HBO said it is near a deal to turn former Los Angeles prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi's book on President Kennedy's assassination into a miniseries.
  • 30 Suspected Taliban Killed or Wounded   AP / 2:12PM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - A battle and airstrikes in southern Afghanistan left 30 suspected Taliban dead or wounded, and six people were arrested Thursday in the killing of a woman who owned a radio station, officials said.
  • Wednesday, June 6

  • Italian iceman 'Otzi' killed by arrow   UPI / 4:30PM
    ZURICH, Switzerland, June 6 (UPI) -- "Otzi," the prehistoric iceman found in Italy 16 years ago, died a short time after being shot in the back with an arrow, researchers said.
  • Businessman Accused in Polish Killing   AP / 2:11PM
    GLENVIEW, Ill. - Nearly a decade after Poland's former top cop was assassinated outside his home in Warsaw, the investigation has led to this Chicago suburb 4,700 miles away.
  • 2 NATO Troops Killed in Afghan Fighting   AP / 7:24AM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Two NATO soldiers died battling militants in southern Afghanistan Wednesday, while U.S.-led and Afghan troops backed by airstrikes killed two militants and detained nine others, officials said.
  • Tuesday, June 5

  • Woman held in Porter slaying released   UPI / 6:20PM
    ST. PAUL, Minn., June 5 (UPI) -- A woman held in the homicide of Howard Porter, a probation officer and former basketball star, was released without charge in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday.
  • Cosby: Act now to curb gun violence   UPI / 2:40PM
    PHILADELPHIA, June 5 (UPI) -- Comedian Bill Cosby marched through Philadelphia neighborhoods to rally residents against gun violence and challenge those waiting for divine intervention.
  • Spector coroner maintains death a homocide   UPI / 12:14PM
    LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles coroner, after four days of cross-examination, maintained his conclusion that the death of an actress in Phil Spector's home was a homicide.
  • Monday, June 4

  • Al-Qaida: Captured U.S. Troops Killed   AP / 10:00PM
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- Insurgents linked to al-Qaida issued a video Monday claiming they killed all three U.S. soldiers captured in an ambush last month. "They were alive and then dead," a voice said during a sequence of images that included the military IDs of two Americans still missing.
  • Phila. Man Charged With Shooting 5   AP / 7:20PM
    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- A man shot and wounded five people, including his girlfriend's 2-year-old grandson, then turned himself in less than an hour later and confessed, police said.
  • Airman Testifies About Deputy Shooting   AP / 6:20PM
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- An Iraq war veteran testified Monday that a deputy ordered him to get up from the ground twice during a videotaped confrontation after a car chase and then shot him three times when he tried to comply.
  • Sunday, June 3

  • Henry C. Lee risks sterling reputation   UPI / 6:00PM
    LOS ANGELES, June 3 (UPI) -- Famed U.S. celebrity lawyer Henry C. Lee is under the magnifying glass for suspicions he recently hid evidence from prosecutors.
  • Fat Joe allegedly witnesses shooting   UPI / 5:20PM
    MIAMI, June 3 (UPI) -- After returning from Russia, rapper Fat Joe will talk with Miami Beach police about a Memorial Day shooting that left two people dead.
  • Wife of Slain Pa. Doctor Goes on Trial   AP / 2:20PM
    AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- The prosecution's case sounds like the plot from a made-for-TV movie: a woman persuades her young lover to gun down her wealthy husband and promises to share millions of dollars from his estate.
  • Trial Set in Nantucket Slaying   AP / 2:20PM
    NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) -- The last time Robert Foster saw his friend Beth Lochtefeld, she was chatting excitedly about her impressive new boyfriend, a Columbia University-educated former bank executive who shared her love for art, music and literature.
  • Saturday, June 2

  • Wisconsin House Explodes, Killing Woman   AP / 11:50PM
    WAUWATOSA, Wis. - An explosion that sent a plume of fire and debris 75 feet high flattened a suburban Milwaukee home Saturday, killing an elderly woman in the house and injuring three neighbors, authorities said.
  • Is Killer Storm Still Taking a Toll?   AP / 4:50PM
    NEW ORLEANS - The bodies are no longer being dragged from houses and buildings toppled by Hurricane Katrina, but nearly two years later many in the medical community think the storm is still killing.
  • Report: Heart attack killed Bob Woolmer   UPI / 2:34PM
    KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 2 (UPI) -- The coach of the Pakistani national cricket team reportedly died of a heart attack in Jamaica and apparently was not murdered as originally suspected.
  • Boat Sinks in Afghanistan, Killing 60   AP / 8:10AM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - A boat crossing a river in Afghanistan's most dangerous province sank on Saturday, and at least 60 people were killed, including Taliban militants, the Defense Ministry said.
  • Man Kills 10 With a Knife in Philippines   AP / 2:50AM
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A man armed with a 21-inch-long knife killed 10 people, including seven children, and wounded 14 others in a rampage early Saturday in a central Philippine province, police said.
  • Friday, June 1

  • Utility Worker Killed at School Event   AP / 7:20AM
    OTHELLO, Wash. (AP) -- A utility truck's elevated bucket collapsed during a school demonstration, killing a utility company employee and injuring a teacher as about 600 children watched, authorities said.
  • Thursday, May 31

  • Boy Killed by Colliding Cruisers in Pa.   AP / 9:50PM
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- As the out-of-control police cruiser hurtled toward them Wednesday night, Crystal Legrand grabbed her two youngest children and took cover behind a wall.
  • Spector statements not admissible   UPI / 7:20PM
    LOS ANGELES, May 31 (UPI) -- The defense in the Los Angeles trial of Phil Spector may not introduce statements Spector made to police that Lana Clarkson's death was accidental or suicide.
  • Rapper sought as witness to shootings   UPI / 7:10PM
    MIAMI, May 31 (UPI) -- Miami police said they want to interview rapper Fat Joe as a possible witness in the Memorial Day shooting deaths of two people outside a restaurant.
  • Police Guilty of Polish Miners' Killings   AP / 3:40PM
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A court Thursday convicted 15 police officers of shooting to death nine miners who protesting a Communist crackdown on the Solidarity movement in Poland in 1981.
  • Lugovoi: British Involved in Spy Killing   AP / 4:50AM
    MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian businessman whom Britain has named as a suspect in the killing of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko said Thursday that he has evidence of British special services' involvement in the poisoning death.
  • U.N. Sets Up Tribunal for Hariri Killing   AP / 4:44AM
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Supporters of slain former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri cheered and wept and some danced in the streets to celebrate the U.N. Security Council approval of an international tribunal to prosecute suspects in his killing.
  • 13 Killed in Home Attack in Pakistan   AP / 3:11AM
    DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - About 100 suspected pro-Taliban militants attacked the house of a government official in northwestern Pakistan before dawn Thursday, killing 13 people, police said.
  • Wednesday, May 30

  • 5 Americans, 2 More Die in Afghan Crash   AP / 11:50PM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Five Americans and two other soldiers died when a Chinook helicopter was apparently shot down Wednesday evening in Afghanistan's most volatile province, a U.S. military official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility.
  • 2 Deputies Shot Near Disney World   AP / 2:34PM
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Two Orange County sheriff's deputies were shot Wednesday near Walt Disney World as they interrupted a car burglary, authorities said.
  • U.N. Votes on Tribunal in Hariri Murder   AP / 5:40AM
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia warned that the Security Council resolution authorizing an international tribunal to try those suspected of killing Lebanon's former prime minister Rafik Hariri could have serious repercussions.
  • Tuesday, May 29

  • Jury: Death for Ex-Principal in Killings   AP / 8:14PM
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- A jury Tuesday recommended the death penalty for a former elementary school vice principal convicted of murdering his estranged wife, three children and mother-in-law.
  • Aliens Part of Shooting Insanity Defense   AP / 6:40PM
    GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) -- A man accused in a deadly two-state shooting rampage believed his victims were space aliens trying to abduct his daughter, his attorney said Tuesday at the start of his murder trial.
  • 5 Britons Kidnapped; 10 GIs Killed   AP / 6:10PM
    BAGHDAD - Gunmen in police uniforms and driving vehicles used by security forces kidnapped five Britons from an Iraqi Finance Ministry office Tuesday, and a senior Iraqi official said the radical Shiite Mahdi Army militia was suspected.
  • U.S.: 10 Memorial Day Deaths in Iraq   AP / 2:10PM
    BAGHDAD - Ten American soldiers died in roadside bombings and a helicopter crash on Memorial Day, the military reported Tuesday, making May the deadliest month of the year for U.S. troops in Iraq.
  • 8 U.S. Troops Said Killed Memorial Day   AP / 8:10AM
    BAGHDAD - Eight American soldiers were killed in roadside bombings and a helicopter crash in a restive province north of Baghdad, the military reported Tuesday, making May the deadliest month of the year for U.S. troops in Iraq.
  • 22 Killed in Baghdad Explosion   AP / 7:00AM
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- A parked minibus packed with explosives blew up Tuesday afternoon in a busy section of central Baghdad, killing 22 people and injuring 58 others, police said.
  • Monday, May 28

  • 2 Shot to Death at Florida's South Beach   AP / 8:10PM
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Gunfire erupted outside a popular South Beach restaurant early Memorial Day, leaving two men dead on one of the city's busiest weekends, police said.
  • 24 Militants Killed in Afghanistan Clash   AP / 5:10PM
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Taliban militants ambushed U.S.-led coalition forces in southern Afghanistan, sparking a 10-hour battle and airstrikes that killed an estimated two dozen militants, the coalition said Monday. Villagers said seven civilians were among the dead.
  • Ex-NBA player dies of beating   UPI / 3:20PM
    MINNEAPOLIS, May 28 (UPI) -- Howard Porter, an ex-NBA player who overcame drug and alcohol woes to forge a career helping others, died after being beaten and left in a Minneapolis alley.
  • Giant Lizard Shot, Still Eludes Police   AP / 1:20PM
    CASSELBERRY, Fla. (AP) -- Police say they're sure they shot a four-foot-long, 80-pound monitor lizard that had been lurking in an Orlando suburb for months. Still, neighbors aren't ready to let their children or pets back outside until they see a carcass.
  • Sunday, May 27

  • Latin Music Songwriter Estefano Shot   AP / 2:00PM
    MIAMI (AP) -- Police said a handyman delivering drugs shot and critically wounded a prominent Latin music songwriter and producer inside a waterfront mansion.
  • Latin Music Songwriter Shot   AP / 6:10AM
    MIAMI (AP) -- Police said a handyman delivering drugs shot and critically wounded a prominent Latin music songwriter and producer inside a waterfront mansion.
  • 3 Killed in Plane Crash at N.C. Resort   AP / 2:00AM
    BURNSVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A small plane trying to land Saturday at a private mountain airstrip hit two planes on the ground, killing three people, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
  • Saturday, May 26

  • 3 Killed in Resort Air Crash   AP / 11:30PM
    BURNSVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A small plane trying to land Saturday at a private mountain airstrip hit two planes on the ground, killing three people, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
  • Police: 2 Dead, 3 Hurt in N.J. Shooting   AP / 9:33PM
    PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) -- A man who shot at people in a car and standing nearby, killing a woman and wounding others early Saturday morning, died moments later as police fired at him, authorities said.
  • Reputed Klansman's Miss. Trial to Begin   AP / 9:33PM
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- More than 300 potential jurors have been summoned for the trial of a reputed Ku Klux Klansman accused of abducting, beating and dumping two young black men into the Mississippi River 43 years ago.
  • U.S. Man Killed in Brazil Bar Fight   AP / 9:10PM
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - A Massachusetts man was shot to death in a bar fight with a Brazilian policeman, police said Saturday.
  • Latino songwriter Estefano shot in Miami   UPI / 6:30PM
    MIAMI, May 26 (UPI) -- A handyman was being held in Miami for allegedly shooting popular Latino music songwriter Fabio Alonso Salgado, known as Estefano.
  • Mass Grave, Memories Feed Fear in Darfur   AP / 2:30PM
    MUKJAR, Sudan - Uncovered by a restless wind, skulls and bones poke above the thin dirt in this corner of Darfur, lying surrounded by half-buried, rotting clothes.
  • U.N. Peacekeeper in Darfur Fatally Shot   AP / 12:52PM
    KHARTOUM, Sudan - A United Nations peacekeeper who was among a small group of reinforcements sent to Darfur was shot to death at his residence - the world body's first casualty since its long-negotiated arrival in the troubled region, officials said Saturday.
  • U.N. Peacekeeper Killed in Darfur   AP / 11:40AM
    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- The African Union and United Nations say gunmen in Darfur have killed a U.N. peacekeeper there.
  • 8 Killed in Market Explosion in India   AP / 10:50AM
    GAUHATI, India - A bomb exploded in a busy market in India's restive northeast Saturday, killing eight people and injuring 19, and authorities said they discovered and defused a large bomb hidden on a crowded passenger train headed for the area.
  • Slain 7-Year-Old Interred After 2 Years   AP / 9:50AM
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The body of a 7-year-boy slain nearly two years ago by his adoptive parents has been interred and the child mourned in private services.
  • Texas Storms Leave 5 Dead, 1 Missing   AP / 5:30AM
    DALLAS - Forecasters predicted more heavy thunderstorms in the Plains over the holiday weekend after two days of storms and flooding that left five people dead and one missing in central Texas.
  • Friday, May 25

  • China Film Focuses on 1937 Massacre   AP / 5:20PM
    HONG KONG (AP) -- For decades, Chinese filmmakers haven't made a major feature film about one of their country's biggest wartime atrocities: the Nanjing massacre of 1937. Now at least two directors are preparing to make a movie set against the Japanese military's brutal killings in the former Chinese capital.
  • 26 Killed at Funeral Procession in Iraq   AP / 2:11AM
    BAGHDAD - A bomb hidden in a parked car struck the funeral procession of a Sunni tribal leader who was gunned down earlier Thursday, killing at least 26 mourners as al-Qaida appeared to turn up its campaign of frightening its growing opposition into submission.
  • Thursday, May 24

  • Stepmom Accused of Killing Boy in '85   AP / 7:10PM
    DETROIT (AP) -- A woman and her brother have been charged with murder in the death of the woman's 11-year-old stepson, whose body was found floating in a river 22 years ago, the state attorney general's office said Thursday.
  • 5 Children, Stepdad Die in Michigan Fire   AP / 6:40PM
    SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) -- A kitchen fire engulfed a house early Thursday, killing five children and their stepfather, who ran back into the flames to try to save them, authorities said.
  • Study Questions Analysis in JFK Slaying   AP / 5:40PM
    HOUSTON (AP) -- New testing on the type of ammunition used in the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy raises questions about whether Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, according to a study by researchers at Texas A&M University.
  • Spector judge rules witness held evidence   UPI / 12:32PM
    LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- The judge in the Los Angeles trial of Phil Spector ruled a key defense witness withheld evidence from prosecutors.
  • Coyote killed after boy was attacked   UPI / 1:31AM
    NEWARK, N.J., May 23 (UPI) -- Police in New Jersey cornered and killed a coyote near the subdivision where a 5-year-old boy was attacked.
  • Lawn-Loving Man Gets Life for Murder   AP / 12:00AM
    BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) -- A man who fatally shot a teenage neighbor because he walked on the man's carefully tended lawn was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison.
  • Wednesday, May 23

  • Mother of Slain Civil Rights Worker Dies   AP / 7:41PM
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Fannie Lee Chaney, the mother of one of three civil-rights workers killed in the "Mississippi Burning" case in 1964, has died, her son said Wednesday. Chaney, 84, had lived to see a reputed Klan leader convicted two years ago in the young men's deaths.
  • Cannes to air film on poisoned Russian spy   UPI / 6:00PM
    CANNES, France, May 23 (UPI) -- A documentary about Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian spy who was poisoned in London, is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • 12 Convicted in Serbian PM Killing   AP / 6:20AM
    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Slobodan Milosevic's paramilitary commander and 11 other people were convicted Wednesday of assassinating Serbia's first democratically elected prime minister, Zoran Djindjic.
  • 15 Slain in Bombing at Iraqi Coffee Shop   AP / 4:13AM
    BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blew himself up inside a coffee shop east of Baghdad on Wednesday morning, killing 15 people and wounding 20 others, police and medical sources said.
  • Teller fatally wounded in Chicago robbery   UPI / 12:12AM
    CHICAGO, May 22 (UPI) -- A young bank teller was shot to death Tuesday during a holdup on the South Side of Chicago.
  • Tuesday, May 22

  • Bugliosi book debunks JFK plot theories   UPI / 10:52PM
    DALLAS, May 22 (UPI) -- Prosecutor-turned-crime writer Vincent Bugliosi says he has debunked every conspiracy theory on the Kennedy assassination in Dallas.
  • 5 Killed by Bomb in Turkish Capital   AP / 2:50PM
    ANKARA, Turkey - A powerful bomb explosion in the Turkish capital Tuesday killed five people and injured 60, the prime minister said.
  • 2 Plead Guilty to Georgetown Slaying   AP / 11:40AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two ex-convicts pleaded guilty to robbing and killing an aspiring British politician last summer in Georgetown.
  • Monday, May 21

  • Train Kills Driver Who Parked on Tracks   AP / 11:52PM
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man seen arguing with his girlfriend in their car was killed Monday after parking the vehicle in the path of a commuter train, authorities said. The girlfriend survived in what police suspect was an attempted murder-suicide.
  • Garrison pleads guilty to fatal crash   UPI / 6:00PM
    LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- Actor Lane Garrison pleaded guilty Monday to a felony count of vehicular manslaughter stemming from a crash that killed a Beverly Hills, Calif., teen.
  • Supreme Court dismisses death penalty case   UPI / 5:1