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Feds mum on prosecution of illegal border crossers
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The federal government refuses to say whether prosecutors in Yuma, Arizona, have scaled back a years-old program that guarantees jail time for most immigrants caught crossing the border illegally and which law enforcement officials say is crucial to public safety....

Police hunker down in ambush suspect's woods
Authorities hunkered down early Saturday in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents, raising hopes they had him cornered a week after the ambush outside a rural police barracks....

5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches
NEW YORK (AP) -- Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information....

Spokane's Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop
Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars and has embraced Pope Francis' focus on fighting poverty, will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned....

Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare....

Florida town knew shooter had troubled past
BELL, Fla. (AP) -- Most people in this rural, north Florida community seemed to know about the Spirit family's troubled and tragic past....

License plate scanner networks capture movements
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated by law enforcement....

For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations....

Record amount of retardant used on California fire
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts - more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone....

Daughter calls Utah doctor a monster at sentencing
PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which his daughter called him a monster....

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