Man accused of stealing from piggy bank

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - A man has been charged with sneaking into a toddler's bedroom and stealing $20 from a piggy bank while the 2-year-old girl slept.

Authorities say DNA evidence linked Ryan A. Mueller, 30, of Sheboygan Falls to the crime that occurred Aug. 10 in Wilson.

Authorities say the girl's mother was in another room when she saw a light turn on in her daughter's room. She walked into the room and saw a man shaking the piggy bank as the girl slept.

Clinton neighbor accused of killing wife admits affair

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A neighbor of Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton who is accused of murdering his wife admitted to police he had a 10-year affair with another woman.

Disbarred lawyer Carlos Perez-Olivo was arrested in December in what a prosecutor called a chilling 'execution' of his wife, Peggy, more than a year earlier.

He has pleaded not guilty and is being held on $1 million bail.

Justices to hear case of man whose sentence was increased

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider whether federal appeals judges can increase prison sentences of criminal defendants in the absence of a request from prosecutors.

The issue arose in the case of a Minneapolis man who challenged his prison term of nearly 37 years on drug and firearms charges in the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The three-judge panel determined the federal judge in the case made an error that shortened the prison term of Michael Greenlaw by 15 years.

The Supreme Court will now decide whether the appeals court had the authority to increase the sentence at its own discretion.

High court to review La. law allowing death for child rapists

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether a state can execute someone convicted of raping a child.

Patrick Kennedy, 43, was sentenced to death for the rape of his 8-year-old stepdaughter in Louisiana. He is the only person on death row in the United States for a rape that was not also accompanied by a killing.

The Supreme Court banned executions for rape in 1977.

Kennedy's lawyers say the death penalty for child rape violates the Eighth Amendment protection against cruel and unusual punishment.

The justices will hear arguments in the case in April.