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DC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slaying

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-convict denied bond on a murder charge Friday had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for... Full Story

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  • DC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slaying
    DC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slaying

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-convict denied bond on a murder charge Friday had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said, and their investigation is continuing.

  • Choppy slick is harder to clean up; more oily animals found
    Choppy slick is harder to clean up; more oily animals found

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 10-square-mile oil slick off the coast of California is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said Friday as more dead animals were discovered on the Santa Barbara coast.

  • Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks
    Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks

    The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.

  • California farmers strike a deal to cut water use
    California farmers strike a deal to cut water use

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal Friday to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record.

  • B.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegas
    B.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King kept drawing fans Friday in Las Vegas, and a family feud simmered, during a public chance to say goodbye ahead of a weekend memorial service and a final King of the Blues road tour leading back home to the Mississippi Delta.

  • Police: Man sought in death of woman kept in box likely near
    Police: Man sought in death of woman kept in box likely near

    SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected of killing a former girlfriend and her teenage son, weeks after he was charged with restricting her to a crate in their western Missouri home, is likely still near his hometown, authorities said Friday.

  • NY judge: Release testimony by Rosenberg brother in spy case
    NY judge: Release testimony by Rosenberg brother in spy case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has ordered the unsealing of key grand jury testimony from 1950 that may give new fuel to suspicions that Ethel Rosenberg was unjustly convicted of espionage and put to death for conspiring to give nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union.

  • Group that organized biker meeting gets city proclamation
    Group that organized biker meeting gets city proclamation

    Days after a biker shootout at a Texas restaurant, the same group that organized the motorcyclists' meeting that turned violent received a proclamation from the Waco City Council designating May as "Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month."

  • Woman found pushing dead 3-year-old son in swing

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A woman was found pushing her dead 3-year-old son in a park swing Friday, and authorities say she may have been there for hours, or even since the day before.

  • New trial expected for man convicted in Chandra Levy death

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy is expected to get a new trial after government attorneys on Friday said the "interests of justice" would best be served by one.

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