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WILSON, N.C. (AP) — The crew of a truck carrying a load of gold bars had just pulled off the interstate in North Carolina when a seemingly ordinary episode of carsickness turned into a multimillion dollar heist. As soon as the guards stopped on the shoulder, three robbers drove...
A federal investigation that cleared a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer for killing Michael Brown concluded that the physical evidence and credible witnesses all bolster the officer's account that he feared for his life when he fatally shot the black 18-year-old. The...
BOSTON (AP) — Talk about gluttons for punishment: Bostonians buried beneath more than 8½ feet of snow suddenly are clamoring for a little more so they can boast of a new record. The city is just a smidgeon over 2 inches away from setting an all-time snowfall mark. So far this...
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say people should eat less sugar. But that's easier said than done. Anyone who has tried cutting down on sugar knows to avoid cookies, sodas and candy. But sugar can be hidden in lots of other common packaged foods. The World Health Organization...
NEW YORK (AP) — A Pakistani man was found guilty Wednesday in a failed al-Qaida bomb plot after a New York trial that featured spies in disguise, evidence from the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound and the defendant's questioning of an admitted co-conspirator. The jury reached...
NEW YORK (AP) — A fragment of jawbone found in Ethiopia is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientist reported Wednesday. The fossil comes from very close to the time that our branch split away from more ape-like...
Fifty-years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would "open the city of hope to all people of all races." While this week's...
12 P.M. The first witness to testify in the trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is the executive director of the organization that puts on the marathon. Thomas Grilk is the head of the Boston Athletic Association. Grilk on Wednesday...
MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — There was a break in the case of a man who fired shots on several occupied vehicles and the headquarters of the National Security Agency when he returned to the scene of the first shooting, police said Wednesday. The 35-year-old Prince George's County...