Woman guilty of severing estranged husband’s penis

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California jury has convicted a woman who was accused of drugging her estranged husband before severing his penis and tossing it in the garbage disposal. Jurors found Catherine Kieu guilty Monday…

FBI visits home of wife of dead bombing suspect

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — FBI agents investigating the Boston Marathon bombings have visited the Rhode Island home of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s (TAM’-ehr-luhn tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) in-laws and carried away several bags. FBI spokesman Jason Pack confirmed that agents went to…

Sarah Jessica Parker aboard Amanda Peet’s play

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Amanda Peet has managed to lure Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker to share a stage again with her first play. The Manhattan Theater Club said Monday it will stage the world premiere…

Tony Award nominations may have a British accent

NEW YORK (AP) — Two stories born in Britain are vying for America’s biggest theater prize. “Kinky Boots” and “Matilda” are each a virtual lock to get a Tony Award nomination Tuesday for best musical and each show…

US loans from China at issue in debt-ceiling fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guess what? China isn’t the country’s biggest creditor. America is. That’s despite what you may have heard. The national debt soon is expected to exceed a staggering $17 trillion. And the bulk of that is…

Atlanta mayor vows enhanced security for road race

ATLANTA (AP) — City leaders in Atlanta and organizers of an annual marathon that draws 60,000 runners to the city say they will be taking enhanced security measures in the wake of the April 15 Boston marathon bombings.…

Trial to begin for man accused of throwing bombs

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Virginia man accused of throwing pipe bombs at Montana troopers during a highway chase last fall was to go on trial Monday on seven counts of attempting to kill a law-enforcement officer.…

July sentencing date in attack on Christian group

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Virginia man who pleaded guilty to three charges in a shooting that wounded a security guard inside the Washington headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group awaits sentencing in mid-summer. A judge on Monday…

Guide to Philadelphia abortion doctor murder case

Dr. Kermit Gosnell is on trial, charged with murder, in the deaths of a female patient and four babies prosecutors say were born alive at the abortion clinic he ran. A look at the facts in the case:…