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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The triggerman in the sensational Pamela Smart murder trial is getting his first chance for parole, 25 years after he gunned down the husband of his lover and instructor and launched a case that became an instant tabloid sensation. William "Billy" Flynn was...
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Residents in the Atlanta area are adding their voices to a nationwide chorus of calls for increased police accountability after an unarmed, naked man was fatally shot by an officer responding to a complaint of a suspicious person at an apartment complex. More...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nearly 80 mushers are battling it out in this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and those with knowledge of the 1,000-mile contest say 30 of them legitimately could be the first to reach Alaska's western coast. Here's a look at five of the top...
ORGAN PIPE CACTUS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Ariz. (AP) — For over a decade, armed drug traffickers were so prevalent in this vast desert monument that visitors were barred from entering more than half of it. One law enforcement group dubbed it America's most dangerous park for two...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's Republican-controlled Legislature has passed a landmark anti-discrimination bill that protects gay and transgender people, and religious rights. The proposal earned a rare stamp of approval from the Utah-based Mormon church, and the state House voted...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A group of bright-eyed, clean-cut high school students whose ideas of government were shaped by "Schoolhouse Rock" wrote a bill and watched it sail through the Kentucky state legislature this year in the type of feel-good story that had parents beaming. But...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Glatzer, who co-wrote and directed the Alzheimer's drama "Still Alice" alongside his husband, Wash Westmoreland, while battling ALS, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 63. Diagnosed in 2011 with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, the pair took...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A group of bright-eyed, clean-cut high school students whose ideas of government were shaped by "Schoolhouse Rock" wrote a bill and watched it sail through the Kentucky state legislature this year in the type of feel-good story that had parents beaming. But...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Mushers are about a third of the way through this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, bounding across ice on America's third-longest river. The world-famous, 1,000-mile journey across Alaska kicked off Monday in Fairbanks. It usually starts 225 miles...