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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man who confronted two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire at a vacant duplex he owns was found not guilty Friday of murder in the latest case to test the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws. A jury in Reno found retired...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately promised to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era...
4:30 p.m. (MDT) James Holmes says he was driven to plot a mass killing out of depression. In a videotape that jurors in the Colorado theater shooting watched Friday, Holmes tells a state-appointed psychiatrist he transferred suicidal feelings to homicidal thoughts because he was...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even for a world getting used to wild weather, May seems stuck on strange. Torrential downpours in Texas that have whiplashed the region from drought to flooding. A heat wave that has killed more than 1,800 people in India. Record 91-degree readings in Alaska,...
2 p.m. (MDT) James Holmes says he wondered if he was under FBI surveillance as he prepared to attack moviegoers and that he hoped agents would stop him. In a videotaped interview with a state-appointed psychiatrist played Friday in court, Holmes says he worried about being...
CHICAGO (AP) — A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct." But it offers...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Investigators have found no evidence that the hanging death of a black man in Mississippi was a homicide, and the civil rights probe into the death has been closed, the Justice Department said Friday. The agency said in a news release Friday that it had met...
CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body's disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most common form of lung cancer. These newer kinds of drugs have transformed treatment of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin...
DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday accused a father and stepmother of intentional, persistent abuse and neglect of two young girls, one dead and the other fighting for her life in a Detroit hospital. Andrew and Hilery Maison were charged with murder, torture and child abuse...