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Holmes Jury Keeps Execution as Option as Sentencing Advances

Jurors on Monday moved one step closer toward sentencing James Holmes to death for his Colorado movie theater attack, taking less than three hours to reject arguments that the former ...

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Prosecutor: White Officer Panicked Before Shooting Black Man

A white Charlotte police officer on trial for the on-duty killing of a black man panicked and didn't identify himself or give any commands before shooting 12 times at the ...

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Sheriff: Man Fatally Shoots Defendant Waiting at Courthouse

A man fatally shot a defendant waiting in a small courtyard outside a county courthouse in Mississippi on Monday morning, and a suspect is in custody, law enforcement officials said.

National

Ferguson Spurs 40 New State Measures; Activists Want More

When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators ...

Crime

Manhunt Underway for Suspect in Officer's Fatal Shooting

A manhunt was underway Monday for a suspect who police say fatally shot a Memphis officer after he interrupted a drug deal involving a small amount of marijuana that would ...

National

Congress Heading on Vacation, Putting Off Messy Decisions

As lawmakers head out of the Capitol for a five-week summer recess, they leave behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall.

World

Despite Bombing, Islamic State is No Weaker than a Year Ago

After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a ...

World

Back to Beijing for 2nd Olympics in 14 Years

Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it — and in the ...

Health Care

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Could Stop Virus in West Africa

An experimental vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea exposed to Ebola seems to work and might help shut down the ongoing epidemic in West Africa, according to interim ...

Politics

House Speaker Protested by Flag Supporters at Neshoba Fair

About two dozen people who want to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag held the banner in silent protest Thursday as Republican state House Speaker Philip Gunn ...

Crime

Cellmate Charged in Jail Death of Choctaw Tribal Politician

The cellmate of a Philadelphia man has been charged with murder in his death in the Neshoba County jail.

National

3 UVa Graduates Sue Rolling Stone Over Retracted Rape Story

Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against ...

Crime

Cincinnati Cop Pleads Not Guilty to Murder in Traffic Stop

A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist after stopping him over a missing front license plate pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter.

Civil Rights

Confederate Flags Placed at Ebenezer Church Near MLK Center

Four Confederate battle flags were found on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta on Thursday, and police and federal authorities ...

World

Israeli Bulldozers Start Demolishing West Bank Settlement

Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate construction" of some 300 new units at ...

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