Should police be allowed to shame suspects on Facebook?

BOSTON (AP) — A driver mows down six mailboxes, slurs her words and tells police she has a lizard in her bra. Throw in a wisecracking police officer, and what do you get? A flippant post on Facebook, along with photos of the woman, and of course, her lizard.

Not everyone is amused.

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  • Written by By DENISE LAVOIE , AP Legal Affairs Writer

AP source: Man said he killed, burned 4 after drug deals

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An admitted drug dealer with a history of mental illness said he killed four young men after he felt cheated or threatened during three transactions and then burned their bodies at his family's farm, a person with firsthand knowledge of his confession said.

  • Written by By MARYCLAIRE DALE and ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE , Associated Press

US retail sales fall for a 2nd month as consumers pull back

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth could remain sluggish.

  • Written by By JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer

Court: Commissioners' prayer practice violated Constitution


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Elected officials in North Carolina violated the Constitution by opening meetings with Christian prayers and inviting audience members to join, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a closely watched case likely headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Written by By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER , Associated Press