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Man who killed son now charged in 1st wife's death

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

A man imprisoned in New York for killing his son to collect on his life insurance is now charged with murdering his first wife in 1991 for the same reason.

Obama to raise federal, military pay by 1 percent

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

President Barack Obama is offering civilian federal workers and members of the military a 1 percent pay increase in 2015, the same raise he offered last year citing efforts to keep government costs down during the economic recovery.

Prosecutors charge Oklahoma officer with rape

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with 16 counts including first-degree rape and sexual battery after being accused of assaulting at least eight women while on patrol.

AP News in Brief at 10:58 p.m. EDT

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Families of Russian troops captured, killed or missing in Ukraine want answers on their fate

Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new anti-abortion laws sweeping across the U.S.

Casino hostess banned from contact with ex-clients

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

A casino hostess accused in a lawsuit of stealing a list of high-rolling clients from a Maryland casino where she used to work has been banned from contacting the customers until further notice.

Utah university removes Reid's name from center

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Southern Utah University President Scott Wyatt acknowledged he was under pressure from a group of conservatives to remove Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's name from a center on campus, but he insisted politics had nothing to do with his decision to do so.

IMF board expresses confidence in Lagarde

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund expressed confidence Friday in IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde after receiving a briefing on a French corruption probe in which Lagarde is being investigated.

Obama immigration delay a pre-election curveball

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.

Photos under investigation in abandoned baby case

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Police are seeking further details about photos that appear to show a Utah woman at a nightclub with a beer sometime before her newborn baby was dumped in a trash can.

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Stocks ended higher Friday, propelling the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its fourth record-high close in five days.

Colombian accused in 5,000-plus killings arrested

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Panamanian authorities say they have arrested a fugitive Colombian right-wing militia leader accused in more than 5,000 murders who officials say was posing as a construction company owner.

Woman who drank toxic tea hopes restaurants reform

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

A Utah woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals spoke publicly for the first time on Friday, describing the incident that she hopes is a wake-up call for restaurants.

Fire destroys house on late author Clancy's estate

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Authorities say two boys have been charged with setting a fire that destroyed an unoccupied house on the Maryland estate of the late novelist Tom Clancy.

Westerners linked to extremist groups in Syria

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

As many as 12,000 foreigners have gone to Syria to fight the government of Bashar Assad. Many have joined extremist groups, including the al-Nusra front, an al-Qaida affiliate, and the Islamic State group, which now controls a territory straddling Syria and Iraq. The State Department lists these foreigners fighting the Assad government in Syria:

No place like home: Senate foes raise questions

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.

1K-pound alligator caught in Alabama sets record

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record.

Building coalition for Syria action no easy matter

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.

Jamaican ends legal challenge to anti-sodomy law

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues said Friday.

California mentally ill inmates get special units

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.