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Testimony: Child's body found in suitcase in creek
OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) -- A woman whose decomposing body was found under a pile of clothing next to the body of her boyfriend at a Kansas farm had been bound at the wrists and was partially clothed, crime scene specialists testified Tuesday....

Judge's decision is latest twist in Army sex case
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- The trial of an Army general accused of sexual assault moved into uncharted legal territory Tuesday when the judge dismissed the jury to allow the defense time to hammer out a new plea deal with the military....

Obama pitches his health care plan on Funny or Die
NEW YORK (AP) -- Zach Galifianakis brought the ferns, and President Barack Obama opened a new avenue of presidential communication....

Oregon couple attacked by cat plans to get it help
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon owners of a 22-pound housecat that trapped them in their bedroom after attacking their baby say they're not giving up on their pet and are getting it medical attention and therapy....

British shoe-bomb plotter says he flew with bomb
NEW YORK (AP) -- A British man testifying in the terror trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law said Tuesday he flew on planes over the Middle East and Europe with explosives in a shoe after the Sept. 11 attacks but didn't detonate them because he was saving the bomb for an attack over America....

Former Christie aides seek to quash subpoenas
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- It's now up to a judge whether two key figures in a political payback scandal ensnaring Gov. Chris Christie's administration will have to turn over text messages and other private communications to New Jersey lawmakers investigating the case....

$600K taken from safe at Osteen's megachurch
HOUSTON (AP) -- Authorities are investigating after $600,000 in checks and cash was stolen from a safe at Pastor Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch, which has one of the largest congregations in the country....

Federal jury convicts former Arkansas treasurer
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A jury convicted former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner of federal bribery and extortion charges Tuesday, saying her acceptance of $36,000 from a bond trader who did business with the state was a felony rather than just a lapse in ethical judgment....

California mulls how to regulate driverless cars
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sooner or later, consumers will be able to buy cars that rely on computers - not the owner - to do the driving....

50 years later, New York murder still fascinates
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kitty Genovese's screams for help couldn't save her on the night she was murdered outside her apartment in 1964. Fifty years later, those screams still echo, a symbol of urban breakdown and city dwellers' seeming callousness toward their neighbors....

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