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  • Possible jurors ask to be excused from theater shooting case

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prospective jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial presented a judge with a number of excuses on Wednesday for why the ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • Jailed Virginia lawmaker charged with forgery, perjury

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia lawmaker who was just re-elected despite being jailed for a sex scandal with a teenager faces new felony charges.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Hospital staff mourns surgeon fatally wounded by gunman

    BOSTON (AP) — Administrators and staff at a leading Boston hospital are mourning the death of a cardiac surgeon who was fatally shot at the hospital b ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Not another test! The lament of many schoolchildren was echoed across a congress ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Obama in State of the Union: Tax wealthy, help middle class

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled T ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Theater shooting suspect returns to court for jury selection

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The first time James Holmes appeared in court, he wore chains and an orange jail jumpsuit and looked dazed, with his hair dye ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Billions in federal penalties at issue in BP spill trial

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pictures of fouled beaches and oil-coated birds flashed on a courtroom screen Tuesday as the U.S. government began making its case ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Justices debate judicial candidates' campaign appeals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative and liberal justices clashed Tuesday over campaign finance restrictions in a dispute involving cand ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Eating while driving: Man's burger gets him a traffic ticket

    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A man says enjoying a double quarter-pounder with cheese as he cruised down a highway outside Atlanta got him in trouble with the ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • Obama aims to influence 2016 debate with State of the Union

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of the new Republican majority, President Barack Obama will press Congress Tuesday night to raise taxes on the w ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Why cheaper jet fuel won't mean lower airfares anytime soon

    DALLAS (AP) — Airlines will save billions this year thanks to cheaper jet fuel, but they aren't likely to share the bounty with passengers — not while ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Contractor for Ohio overpass collapse has $91M contract

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio transportation authorities say that the overpass demolition work that resulted in a fatal collapse onto Interstate 75 is part o ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • UN: Iran honors pledge to temporarily freeze nuke program

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran is honoring its commitment not to expand atomic activities that could be used to make weapons while it negotiates with six world po ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:21 pm
  • Officials: Iowa correctional officer assaulted by inmate

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility in southeaster ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Pope's climate-change stand deepens conservatives' distrust

    NEW YORK (AP) – Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughou ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 8:00 pm
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