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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in a darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex (all times local): 7:40 p.m. A spokesman for the New York Police Department says an officer convicted of...
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A lawyer says a man charged with kidnapping and raping his girlfriend's 15-year-old daughter didn't abduct the girl but helped her run away from an unhappy home life as she had yearned. Defense attorney Seth Bank said Thursday that 42-year-old Isidro...
Scientists say they have finally detected gravitational waves, proving Einstein right again. Here's what we know: — Gravitational waves are extraordinarily faint ripples in the fabric of space and time, caused by cataclysmic events such as star collisions. Albert Einstein...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday. King has served as acting secretary since...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the gas leak near Los Angeles that was stopped for the first time in nearly four months (all times local): 2:47 p.m. The utility that had a natural gas well leaking nearly four months says it expects the incident will cost at least $250 million...
Scientists say they have finally detected gravitational waves, proving Einstein right again. Here's what we know: — Gravitational waves are extraordinarily faint ripples in the fabric of space of time, caused by cataclysmic events such as star collisions. Albert Einstein...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Astronomers on Thursday announced that their new billion-dollar U.S. observatory has detected a gravitational wave, a phenomenon Albert Einstein predicted a century ago in his theory of general relativity. Here's what that breakthrough means. WHAT IS A...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A blowout at a natural gas well that gushed uncontrollably for 16 weeks and drove thousands of residents from their Los Angeles homes was plugged Thursday, a utility said. While the well still needs to be permanently sealed with cement and inspected by state...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters. His "Cruz Crew" mobile app is designed to gather...