Pivotal case of missing NYC boy Etan Patz ends in mistrial

NEW YORK (AP) — The 1979 disappearance of a young boy that stunned the nation has ended in an agonizing stalemate, with just one juror unconvinced that a former stock clerk was guilty of the crime that has confounded authorities for decades.

  • Written by COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press

Surprising Ana becomes tropical storm nearing the Carolinas

MIAMI (AP) — Early surprise Ana muscled up to a tropical storm early Saturday as it plodded toward the Carolinas, threatening to push dangerous surf and drenching rains up against the Southeast coast as it made its appearance weeks ahead of the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Police: 36 killed as 40 inmates escape in Iraq prison break

BAGHDAD (AP) — Forty inmates in a prison in eastern Iraq, including some convicted of terrorism charges, have escaped amid a riot that killed at least six police officers and 30 prisoners, authorities said Saturday.

  • Written by SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press

Dems, GOP ready to act if Supreme Court axes House districts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vulnerable House incumbents are fattening their campaign accounts as the Supreme Court approaches a decision on a case that could force legislatures to reshape congressional districts in 13 states or more, perhaps in time for next year's elections.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press