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4:20 p.m. Mary Phelan, a spokeswoman for the Howard County Police Department, says the car involved in the NSA shooting was stolen Monday morning from a hotel in Jessup, Maryland. She declined to name the hotel, citing the ongoing investigation, or release any further details,...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers scrambled Monday to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. The state is one of more than a dozen that have passed or are considering measures aimed at...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Scott Kelly's identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told Kelly on Monday that he almost had a heart attack when his brother showed...
ABINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened the door Monday to relaxing some enlistment standards — particularly for high-tech or cyber security jobs. Speaking to students...
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Officers opened fire after two men dressed as women refused to stop Monday at the National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade and then smashed into a police vehicle blocking the road, officials said. One of the men died, and the other man and the officer...
BOSTON (AP) — The defendant's startling admission on Day One that he did it. Tearful testimony from survivors who lost limbs. The boat. The white hat. As the prosecution rests, here's a look at some of the most compelling moments in the government's case against Boston Marathon...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two former federal agents have been charged with stealing digital currency during their investigation into an online black market that allowed users to buy and sell drugs and other illegal items. Carl M. Force, 46, of Baltimore, was a special agent with the...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The spokesman for the Missouri auditor's office has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in what police described Monday as an apparent suicide. The death comes about a month after the state auditor also killed himself. Robert "Spence"...
BOSTON (AP) — The late "liberal lion" Sen. Edward Kennedy was hailed by political leaders from across the country and political spectrum Monday at the formal dedication of an institute named for him in Boston featuring a full-size replica of the Senate chamber. The $79 million...