Judge dismisses charges in W.Va. torture case

RIPLEY, W.Va. (AP) — The case against a West Virginia man accused of torturing his wife collapsed Monday when a judge dismissed the charges, in part because the woman denied the allegations and refused to cooperate with prosecutors.…

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…

EU privacy watchdogs seek details on NSA spying

PARIS (AP) — Europe’s privacy watchdogs are demanding details on the extent of U.S. surveillance efforts in the wake of NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s revelations about the PRISM spying program. The National Security Agency’s PRISM operation compels major…

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…

Chris Brown concerts cancelled in Canada

TORONTO (AP) — The promoter of four Chris Brown concerts in Canada scheduled this summer says the events have been cancelled. Stephen Tobin, owner of Drop Entertainment Group, said Monday that the decision was made after consulting with…

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…