Secrecy is priority on Salinger movie, book

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the nine years that Shane Salerno worked on his J.D. Salinger documentary and book, the project was a mystery worthy of the author himself. Code names. Hidden identities. Surveillance cameras. Until…

Holmes DA wants to limit death penalty testimony

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shootings have asked the judge not to allow testimony about state execution procedures if James Holmes is convicted of first-degree murder. The district attorney’s office filed a series of…

Ex-Mass. chemist wants statements to police tossed

BOSTON (AP) — The former Massachusetts state chemist accused of faking drug test results and tampering with evidence wants statements to police in which she allegedly admitted wrongdoing tossed out. Annie Dookhan’s attorney has filed a motion claiming…

SC gov: Heavy rains a disaster for agriculture

HARLEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s governor says the heavy rains that have drenched the Southeast this summer are a disaster for agriculture across the state. Gov. Nikki Haley visited a farm in Dorchester County on Monday, where…

Man accused of cannibalism enters plea in Md.

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland college student who told authorities he killed a man and ate his heart and parts of his brain has pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible to murder. Alex Kinyua entered…

Screams, cries on 911 calls from deadly limo fire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol is set to release on Monday its conclusions of its investigation into a limousine fire that killed five nurses who were trapped in the back. The May 4 fire…

Prosecutor asks judge to give Manning 60 years

FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — A U.S. military judge is hearing closing arguments Monday in Bradley Manning’s sentencing hearing in the WikiLeaks case. The judge says she’ll then deliberate on the U.S. soldier’s sentence for giving thousands of…

Stocks edge higher, led by technology

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading early Monday, led by technology companies, but many investors continued to focus on the quick rise in bond yields. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 21…

2nd Mellencamp son surrenders on battery charges

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The second of rocker John Mellencamp’s sons has surrendered for arrest on charges of punching and kicking a 19-year-old man in southern Indiana. A Monroe County jail officer says 19-year-old Hud Mellencamp was released…

Creditors file objections to Detroit bankruptcy

DETROIT (AP) — The deadline day has arrived for creditors to oppose Detroit’s request for bankruptcy protection. Federal Judge Steven Rhodes has set Monday as the eligibility objection deadline in the bankruptcy petition by Detroit’s state-appointed emergency manager…

Futures almost a standstill ahead of Fed minutes

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are almost at a standstill as markets await any hint of changes in Fed thinking in minutes from its July economic policy meeting. The U.S. Federal Reserve releases those minutes Wednesday. There…

Assault trial delayed for Bengals’ ‘Pacman’ Jones

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones is scheduled to go on trial Monday on an assault charge after police say he hit a woman at a nightclub. Jones pleaded not guilty and was released on…

Ashes of Richie Havens scattered at Woodstock site

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — The ashes of Richie Havens have been scattered across the site of the 1969 Woodstock concert. Havens was the first act at Woodstock and his performance of “Freedom” was a highlight of the concert.…