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MONKTON, Md. (AP) — A Maryland teenager told police he planned to use a stolen handgun to kill his parents, then drive to his high school and kill students and teachers as revenge for years of bullying he suffered, according to court documents released Wednesday. Sash Alexander...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The space tourism company that suffered a tragic setback when its experimental rocket-powered spaceship broke apart over the California desert could resume test flights as early as next summer if it can finish building a replacement craft, its CEO said...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — State capitols across the country will be more Republican than at any point since the Roaring '20s when victorious legislators and governors take office next year. That could result in lower taxes and perhaps fewer dollars flowing to social safety net...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Activists asked Wednesday for advance notice before prosecutors announce whether a Ferguson police officer will face charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown, saying they can help prevent widespread violence if they have 48 hours to prepare for protests...
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man suspected of killing his 30-year-old live-in girlfriend in Washington state after graphic photos posted online appeared to show her body hours before it was discovered. David Kalac is suspected of second-degree...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The election of a new Texas governor usually means the arrival of another Lone Star archetype — boots-wearing, backslapping and big on swagger about the state's outsized importance. But hold your horses: Greg Abbott is a different brand of top Texan. Gov...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The national marijuana legalization debate is moving into the backyard of a Republican-controlled Congress, now that the District of Columbia has voted to legalize growing, possessing and sharing small amounts of pot. Voters in Oregon and Alaska also approved...
PARIS (AP) — With time running out on the latest round of negotiations, France and the United States on Wednesday stepped up demands for Iran to prove that its nuclear program is peaceful — or risk scuttling the closest chance for a deal in years and losing a chance to ease...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — State capitols across the country will be more Republican than at any point since the 1920s when victorious legislators and governors take office next year. Republicans already are making plans to pursue deeper tax cuts, expand private school vouchers and...