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  • Peterson has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the 2004 death of Kathleen Savio. He was only charged after his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, went missing in 2007.

    This May 7, 2009 file photo provided by the Will County, Ill., Sheriff's office shows former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson. Peterson is charged with first-degree murder in the 2004 drowning death of his former wife Kathleen Savio. He has pleaded not guilty.
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  • Federal investigators probing a slaughterhouse after an undercover video showed inhumane treatment of cows said Friday that there is no evidence that sick animals entered the food supply.

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  • This undated booking photo provided by the Liberty County Sheriff's Department in Liberty, Texas, shows Eric McGowen. McGowan, 20, the first defendant to face trial among a group of men and boys accused of repeatedly raping a young Texas girl, vanished Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 during a break in the proceedings in Liberty, Texas, following emotionally charged testimony from the alleged victim. McGowen, is among 14 adults charged in the case.

    The trial is over. There's a conviction and a steep prison sentence. But justice is on hold for a young Texas girl who prosecutors say was repeatedly sexually assaulted by 20 people.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 2:00 AM EST
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  • This Aug. 27, 2012 photo shows a road sign under the afternoon sun outside Hopkinsville, Ky. When the next total eclipse of the sun darkens skies over parts of the United States on Aug. 21, 2017, the afternoon event will last longer in a rural stretch near Hopkinsville than any place on the planet.

    When a total eclipse of the sun darkens skies on Aug. 21, 2017, the show will last longer in a stretch of bucolic hill country near Hopkinsville than any place on the planet.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 2:00 AM EST
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  • LuAnna Fox and three-year-old daughter Kamille watch her 10-year-old son Sheldon look for salvageable items from the ruins of the family's house on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in this Aug. 9 photograph. Wildfires have burned more than 90 square miles on the reservation since June.

    In an epic wildfire season that has destroyed hundreds of homes throughout the West, it's been an especially brutal one for the Northern Cheyenne, 4,500 people on a reservation short on resources.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 2:00 AM EST
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