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DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Defense lawyers and prosecutors stressed one thing throughout the trial of a 31-year-old man convicted of raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student: The key was the truthfulness of the defendant's ex-girlfriend. The jury decided Friday that...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When Rachel Martinez-Regan graduated from Corvallis High School this month, her diploma had a little something extra — an embossed seal certifying that she is bilingual. She is one of more than a dozen students at the Oregon high school who earned the...
NEW YORK (AP) — An American rower who set out to cross the Atlantic Ocean in honor of his brother reached the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. A spokeswoman for 48-year-old Victor Mooney said early Saturday the specially built oceangoing rowboat was towed about 20 miles to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber's modest productivity this election season to a near halt. With control of the Senate at risk in November, leaders are going to remarkable lengths to protect endangered Democrats...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing "significant and chronic system failures" in the nation's health system for veterans, a review ordered by President Barack Obama portrays the Department of Veterans Affairs as a struggling agency battling a corrosive culture of distrust, lacking in...
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors building a sweeping disabilities-benefit fraud case got a trove of data from the Facebook accounts of more than 380 people, the social media giant said this week as it disclosed a nearly yearlong legal fight over the largest set of search warrants it...
HONOLULU (AP) — A federal jury said Friday it was unable to reach a consensus on whether a former soldier should be executed for killing his young daughter in Hawaii, which doesn't have the death penalty. Because jurors were deadlocked, a judge will order Naeem Williams to spend...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state is cracking down on Los Alamos National Laboratory's attempts to extend deadlines for cleaning up toxic waste across its northern New Mexico campus. The New Mexico Environment Department sent the lab 22 letters this month denying requests for more...
HONOLULU (AP) — A former soldier convicted of killing his 5-year-old daughter will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a federal jury announced Friday it failed to agree on his sentence in the first death penalty trial in Hawaii since it became a state. Jurors...