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SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A teen charged with raping and killing his high school math teacher had a bloody box cutter and women's underwear in his backpack when he was detained, according to two police officers who testified at a hearing Friday. But Philip Chism's mother, in her...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas doctor scrutinized for referring young patients for late-term abortions remains barred from practicing medicine after a state board declared Friday that her inadequate record-keeping justified the revocation of her license. The State Board of Healing...
SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Emergency responders say three people were shot and wounded at a suburban Kansas City gun shop and a fourth person was wounded at a nearby location. Johnson County MED-ACT spokeswoman Angela Fera says crews were called around 2:15 p.m. Friday to a store...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two men are attempting what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a grueling ascent of a half-mile of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park using only their hands and feet. Kevin Jorgeson, 30, of Santa Rosa, California, and...
NEW YORK (AP) — An Islamic cleric convicted of terrorism charges in plots to kidnap tourists in Yemen in 1998 and build a terrorist training camp in Oregon was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who called his actions "barbaric" and "misguided." Lawyers for Mustafa...
DENVER (AP) — Climate scientists are gleaning valuable information about snowfall and droughts from errant satellite signals once considered a nuisance. The data comes from GPS receivers that earthquake scientists use to detect motion in the Earth's surface. The receivers use...
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge is hearing arguments as lawyers for a teenager charged with killing his teacher seek to have statements he made to police dismissed. Philip Chism's lawyers say police coerced him into waiving his rights and making detailed statements...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government was not responsible for sustained electronic attacks that crippled North Korea's Internet infrastructure last month, just after President Barack Obama promised that his administration would respond to the hacker break-in at Sony Pictures...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are on track to easily pass legislation to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, moving the GOP-led Congress closer to a clash with President Barack Obama. Friday's vote will be the 10th time since July 2011 that the...