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McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk said Malvo...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials on Friday posthumously honored more than a dozen members of a largely Alaska Native citizen militia who protected the U.S. territory from the threat of Japanese invasion during World War II, bringing closure to their families for a service that...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Scaffolding and wet concrete gave way at a building site in the San Francisco Bay Area on Friday, leaving construction workers dangling from metal cables and rebar and injuring at least 19 people, officials said. The partial collapse occurred after workers...
DENVER (AP) — An oil tank explosion in northern Colorado killed a worker and burned three others, shooting up flames just miles away from an unrelated gas blast last month and prompting fresh questions about safety in one of Colorado's largest industries — oil and gas extraction...
DETROIT (AP) — Declaring "justice prevailed," a Michigan man walked out of prison for the first time in 25 years, freed after new tests showed that the bullets presented as evidence at his trial weren't the ones taken from the body of the victim. Desmond Ricks, 51, met his legal...
NEW YORK (AP) — Denis Johnson, the prize-winning fiction writer, poet and playwright best known for his surreal and transcendent story collection "Jesus' Son," has died at age 67. Johnson died Wednesday, according to his literary agent, Nicole Aragi. Johnson died of liver cancer...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As U.S. children flock to virtual charter schools, states are struggling to catch up and develop rules to make sure the students get a real education and schools get the right funding. The future of virtual schools is part of the larger school-choice debate...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats found cause for optimism Friday even as the GOP held onto Montana's sole House seat, despite last-minute assault charges filed against its candidate. The final unofficial tally in Thursday's election showed wealthy Republican...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The military on Friday will honor more than a dozen deceased members of a largely Native Alaskan citizen militia who protected the U.S. territory from the threat of Japanese invasion during World War II, bringing closure to their families for a service...