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Arkansas Man Shot Dead Just After Killing Ex-Girlfriend

A fugitive on a two-day rampage across Arkansas who police said had just fatally shot his pregnant former girlfriend was killed by a sheriff's sniper Friday as he tried to escape from authorities.

N.J. Brewery Draws Fury for Naming Beers After Exits

A small brewery has found inspiration on the New Jersey Turnpike — and anti-drunken-driving crusaders say that's a bad idea.

Pa. Lawyer Jailed 14 Years for Contempt of Court Freed

A Pennsylvania lawyer whose 14 years in jail are apparently a record in a U.S. civil contempt case was ordered released from prison on Friday.

Dem: CIA Chief Halted Secret Project

Key House Democrat calls for full probe into classified program, which has not been described publicly

Experts: Kim's Poor Health Won't Lead to Epic Exit

Kim Jong Il's apparently failing health won't likely lead to more erratic actions from the North Korean dictator, particularly as he continues to groom his youngest son, Kim Jon Un, to succeed him, experts say.

Mickey Gilley Injured in Fall, But Paralyzation Rumors Are F

Country music legend Mickey Gilley was seriously injured in a fall in Branson, Mo. on Sunday and underwent surgery on Tuesday

Prosecutor: Evangelist 'Married' His Sex Abuse Victims

Arkansas child welfare officials seized six more children Wednesday from the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries as authorities in California visited another church compound, officials said.

ACLU Outraged After Cops Seize Upside-Down Flag

An American flag flown upside down as a protest in a northern Wisconsin village was seized by police before a Fourth of July parade and the businessman who flew it — an Iraq war veteran — claims the officers trespassed and stole his prope