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Jury selection starting for mother accused of microwaving baby

Updated: 05/13/2013 - The Ohio woman says she came home from a night of drinking and fell asleep, only to be awakened by the baby's cries. Prosecutors tell a much different story. They accuse the 27-year-old of killing her infant daughter by putting her in a microwave oven.

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Report: Ohio DNA testing program for inmates deeply flawed

Posted: 01/28/2008 - The report also says judges ignore requests for DNA testing, leaving inmates in legal limbo. And nearly a third of the denials examined by the newspaper failed to cite a specific reason, as required by state law.

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Chopper that crashed into LA freeway hit power lines

Posted: 01/28/2008 - A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the helicopter was heading from El Monte's airport to Torrance when it went down Friday night in the southbound lanes of the Harbor Freeway in south Los Angeles.

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FBI: Michigan woman advertised for hit man on Craigslist

Updated: 05/13/2013 - Forty-nine-year-old Ann Marie Linscott was arrested at her home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, last week. Federal prosecutors this week will seek to have her transferred to northern California to face charges.

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Bush to call for bipartisanship in final State of the Union address

Posted: 01/28/2008 - The speech will not tackle such problems he's brought up in past speeches as Social Security and immigration reform. White House spokeswoman Dana Perino says lawmakers haven't been willing to take action on those issues before and, in her words, "there's no reason to think that they would do it this year."

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Iran says Ahmadinejad to visit Iraq

Posted: 01/28/2008 - Iranian state media report that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will visit Iraq sometime before March 19th. It would be the first such visit ever by an Iranian leader.

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Defunct spy satellite falling from orbit

Posted: 01/26/2008 - Government officials say a large U.S. spy satellite has lost power and propulsion and could hit the Earth in late February or March.

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Feds charge man with dangling nooses from pickup

Posted: 01/25/2008 - Eighteen-year-old Jeremiah Munsen was arrested after the incident last September in Alexandria, Louisiana. The marchers had taken part in a demonstration on behalf of the so-called, "Jena Six," a-half dozen black high schoolers regarded as unfairly prosecuted in the beating of a white student.

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Government fixes incorrect Social Security tax forms

Posted: 01/25/2008 - The Social Security Administration is mailing new tax forms, along with a written apology, to correct one sent out earlier this month. The document is needed for Social Security recipients to complete their federal income tax returns and find out if their benefits are taxable.

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Woman and child dead, two other children hurt in shooting

Posted: 01/25/2008 - Police aren't saying how the 31-year-old woman and the child were killed but the sheriff confirms there had been gunfire at the house. The Washington State Patrol says the father called 911. He and another child were not hurt.

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Tornado rips off roof of building in Southern California

Posted: 01/25/2008 - It started as a waterspout last night in the Pacific and came ashore at the Point Mugu Naval Air Station up the coast from Malibu, ripping a roof off a hangar. It scattered debris on a tarmac but nobody was hurt and flight operations were not affected.

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Changes in family leave act proposed

Posted: 01/25/2008 - The act allows eligible workers to have up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a year for such things as caring for a newborn or a sick family member, or to address a serious health condition.

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Men charged with animal cruelty after allegedly eating dog

Updated: 05/13/2013 - The dog's owner says he was allowed to bring the 8-month-old German shepherd-Labrador mix to the golf club while he played, and the animal vanished after being left tied up near a maintenance shed. Witnesses say the workers loaded the dog into a car and drove off after working a shift last month.

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NY billionaire accused in 2nd lawsuit of sex with minor

Updated: 05/13/2013 - The girl, now 17, claims Epstein invited her to his Florida mansion in 2005 to perform a massage for $300. The lawsuit, filed in federal court, claims he demanded she remove her clothes, then sexually assaulted her.

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Bulldozer wrecks new section of fence along Egypt-Gaza border

Posted: 01/25/2008 - Men in black clothing, some of them masked, stood atop a bulldozer as it knocked down a concrete slab under the watchful eyes of Egyptian forces on the other side who shot in the air in an attempt to hinder the flow of Gazans into Egypt.

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