APNewsBreak: Man to plead guilty in wife’s killing

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri man plans to plead guilty to murder in the killing of his estranged wife, a mother of triplets who was missing for almost two years, his lawyer said Wednesday. Cape Girardeau…
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Monsanto: Modified wheat ‘isolated occurrence’

The company that developed a genetically modified test strain of wheat that emerged to the surprise of an Oregon farmer says it has tested the parent wheat stock and found it clean.…

Man plummets to death in ravine fleeing Ga. police

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A man running from police in Georgia jumped over a fence and died after plummeting into a ravine. A statement released by police in the city of Macon on Wednesday said the man ignored…

Monsanto: Modified wheat ‘isolated occurrence’

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The company that developed a genetically modified test strain of wheat that emerged to the surprise of an Oregon farmer says it has tested the parent wheat stock and found it clean. Representatives for…
Scott Roeder

Doctor’s killer punished for intimidating woman

The Kansas Department of Corrections says the convicted killer of an abortion provider violated prison rules by trying to intimidate the woman who reopened the doctor's abortion clinic in Wichita.…

Miss. ricin letters suspect pleads not guilty

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has pleaded not guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge. The plea was made in a court filing Tuesday on behalf of…

Stocks slip in midday trade after weak job growth

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is slumping after a handful of economic reports suggested that the economy is growing at a sluggish pace. Private employers added fewer jobs last month than economists had forecast. Orders to…
Woman thrown off bridge

Woman thrown from bridge

Police say a kidnapper beat a couple before throwing woman into Rio Grande river. …

The Latest: Soldier speaks about Afghan massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the American soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids on two villages last year, is expected to plead guilty Wednesday to avoid the death penalty.…

Time to take college presidents out of sports?

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The outgoing chancellor at the University of North Carolina says presidents shouldn’t be in charge of running big-time sports at their institutions. It’s a message that may resonate at schools facing scandals tied…

Chimp’s pics snapped up for $76,000 at auction

LONDON (AP) — They’re askew and out of focus, but a set of photos taken by a talented Russian chimpanzee have sold at auction for 50,000 pounds ($76,680). The blurry images of Moscow’s Red Square by simian snapper…

Libya brought Rice success and disappointment

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Susan Rice aggressively spearheaded President Barack Obama’s foreign policy as his top diplomat at the United Nations, promoting democracy in the Middle East and tougher sanctions against Iran and North Korea. But she dropped…