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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For the better part of a century, submerged dams were workhorses of the American heartland, harnessing the power of rivers to run grain mills, generate electricity and keep lakes and ponds full of water as a hedge against drought. These walls of concrete...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has a long legal road ahead, even after being convicted of a 2013 murder charge. Hernandez is charged in a 2012 double killing in Boston, accused in the drive-by shooting of two men he felt disrespected...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. Hernandez, 25,...
10:40 a.m. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is scheduled to be formally sentenced shortly before 11 a.m. on his first-degree murder conviction. A spokesman for the district attorney's office says Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward, plans to give a victim impact...
Key dates in the case of Aaron Hernandez: — June 8, 2010: Hernandez, a standout tight end drafted from the University of Florida, signs a four-year contract with the New England Patriots. — Jan. 1, 2012: He sets a career best with 138 receiving yards in a win over Buffalo. —...
BOSTON (AP) — The second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings brought together survivors and rescuers Wednesday as the city prepared to mark the day with a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness. With the plaintive wail of bagpipes in the...
NEW YORK (AP) — After a night of heavy drinking and sex in 2012, two Vassar College students traded Facebook messages suggesting the encounter was consensual. "I'm really sorry I led you on," the woman wrote, adding, "I had a wonderful time last night." A year later, the woman...
Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are set to resume deliberations for a seventh day on Wednesday, after having spent nearly 35 hours considering the evidence. Here's how their deliberations stack up against some other notable murder...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln's tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budget cuts that could threaten management of the historic site, even as they commemorate the 150th anniversary of the U.S...