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WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray. The Washington state Democrat, once famously dubbed "just a mom in tennis shoes," is the reason behind an uncomfortable power standoff between two men who intend to...
NEW YORK (AP) — The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years. Some people are getting too much fluoride because it is also now put in toothpaste, mouthwash and other products, health officials said...
11:50 a.m. A lawyer for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) says a photo of him flipping his middle finger at a security camera in a jail cell was the work of an "immature 19-year-old." Attorney David Bruck addressed the photo Monday in his...
NEW YORK (AP) — The United States and Japan are hoping to boost their defense relationship, allowing Japan to play a bigger role in global military operations with an eye on potential threats from China and North Korea. Before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Washington...
8:25 a.m. (MDT) The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes have been seen waiting in line to get into the suburban Denver courthouse where Holmes' long-awaited death penalty trial is getting underway. Robert and Arlene Holmes of Rancho Penasquitos, California, have...
10:20 a.m. A lawyer for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is urging the jury to send him to prison for the rest of his life, saying, "There is no point in trying to hurt him as he hurt because it can't be done." Attorney David Bruck gave...
BOSTON (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) is visiting Harvard University to deliver an address at the Kennedy School of Government. Some 100 protesters calling for Abe to apologize for what they call World War II-era crimes, including sexual slavery in...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two former small town police officers in South Carolina should spend at least a year in prison for shocking a mentally disabled woman at least eight times with a Taser without giving her time to follow their orders, federal prosecutors say. Both Eric...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was expected to be released Monday from the hospital. The teen, identified only as Cassandra C, told The Associated Press in a text...