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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has reminded the military service chiefs that Defense Department policy does allow some military personnel to be armed while working at recruiting centers and ROTC offices. Carter directed the military branches Thursday to review...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The 19-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a mother in a Las Vegas neighborhood said he mistook her for drug thugs who had threatened him and his family, according to a taped confession that defense attorneys want tossed out of the puzzling murder case...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Shell Oil icebreaker retreated Thursday after a showdown with environmental activists dangling from Portland, Oregon's tallest bridge. Protesters on St. Johns Bridge and kayakers on the Willamette River below have been blocking the icebreaker from heading...
ATLANTA (AP) — Confederate battle flags were stealthily placed on the grounds of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church, and authorities said Thursday they were looking for two white males who were recorded on surveillance camera leaving the banners behind. Atlanta police...
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a man named Huckleberry Finn followed a woman into her home and sexually assaulted her. Police in Keene stressed that the 36-year-old man's real name is the same as the fictional protagonist in Mark Twain's "Adventures of...
ATLANTA (AP) — 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 were investigating. Officer Gary Wade said a maintenance worker discovered the...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe prosecutors Thursday are still trying to figure out how to charge one of the suspects in the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist that has outraged animal lovers. Walter James Palmer, who has kept a low profile in the face of protests...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- This time, some of the sharpest criticism of a police officer after the slaying of an unarmed black man came from top law enforcement and city officials. The indictment Wednesday of a University of Cincinnati police officer on a charge of murder in the traffic...
SYDNEY (AP) -- A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive...