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Texas jury trial first in a decade

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The first jury trial in more than a decade in the West Texas town of Eldorado involves an alleged polygamist and an accusation of sexual assault of an underage bride, a far cry from the occasional drunken driving cases that normally occupy the Schleicher County court system.

Attorneys on Monday will begin culling the largest jury pool ever called in Eldorado to try to find 14 people in a county of 2,800 who can set aside what they have heard about a polygamist sect whose alleged marriages involving underage girls triggered a police raid that swept more than 400 children into state custody last year.

Janitor charged in N.J. priest's slaying

MORRISTOWN, N.J. —A janitor was charged with murder Saturday in the slaying of a priest whose body was found in the rectory of his northern New Jersey church.

Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi said that 64-year-old Jose Feliciano stabbed and cut the Rev. Ed Hinds 32 times on Thursday after the pair argued.

The 61-year-old Hinds was in his clerical robes when he was killed while in the rectory kitchen of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Chatham. Hinds' body was found at about 8 a.m. Friday after he failed to show up for Mass.

Woman wins national Sudoku championship

PHILADELPHIA — Tammy McLeod solved an advanced puzzle in 7 minutes, 41 seconds to defeat former world and U.S. champion Thomas Snyder and win the third Philadelphia Inquirer Sudoku National Championship on Saturday.

The 32-year-old McLeod, of Los Angeles, won $10,000 and a spot on the U.S. World Sudoku Team that will compete in the fifth annual World Sudoku Championship next spring in Philadelphia.

The tournament drew 646 contestants ranging in age from 8 to 93.

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