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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 19-year-old accused of killing a Las Vegas mother in a neighborhood gunbattle suffered a fractured skull at the hands of his father when he was a 7-week-old infant, court records and interviews show. The father. Erich Milton Nowsch Sr., pleaded guilty in 1996...
TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — Tribal representatives from around the country are converging in Washington state to discuss the risks and rewards of marijuana legalization. Tribes have been wrestling with the issue since the U.S. Justice Department announced in December that it wouldn't...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home, said his son,...
TYRONE, Mo. (AP) — A gunman killed seven people and wounded an eighth person in an overnight house-to-house rampage in a small Missouri town before apparently committing suicide in a vehicle, authorities said Friday. The victims were found in four homes in Tyrone, about 40 miles...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer she injected with low-grade silicone said Friday she never heard any complaints from the numerous transgender women who sought her services for a more plump buttocks. Testifying at her murder...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Seven people were shot to death and one was injured in overnight attacks in a small southeastern Missouri town, and the suspected gunman was found dead in a neighboring county, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Friday. The victims' bodies were found...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself in what police described as an apparent suicide, minutes after inviting reporters to his suburban St. Louis home for an interview...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes. What "net neutrality" means and what is likely to happen next: ---- THE ISSUE Net...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is all about. Numerous House Republicans say it's preferable to let the Homeland Security Department go unfunded for a few days...