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NEW YORK (AP) — The United States and Japan are hoping to boost their defense relationship, allowing Japan to play a bigger role in global military operations with an eye on potential threats from China and North Korea. Before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Washington...
8:25 a.m. (MDT) The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes have been seen waiting in line to get into the suburban Denver courthouse where Holmes' long-awaited death penalty trial is getting underway. Robert and Arlene Holmes of Rancho Penasquitos, California, have...
10:20 a.m. A lawyer for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is urging the jury to send him to prison for the rest of his life, saying, "There is no point in trying to hurt him as he hurt because it can't be done." Attorney David Bruck gave...
BOSTON (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) is visiting Harvard University to deliver an address at the Kennedy School of Government. Some 100 protesters calling for Abe to apologize for what they call World War II-era crimes, including sexual slavery in...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two former small town police officers in South Carolina should spend at least a year in prison for shocking a mentally disabled woman at least eight times with a Taser without giving her time to follow their orders, federal prosecutors say. Both Eric...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was expected to be released Monday from the hospital. The teen, identified only as Cassandra C, told The Associated Press in a text...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and is expected to be released from the hospital. The teen, identified only as Cassandra C, tells The Associated Press that she is being...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — This much is certain: Two handcuffed inmates at one of Nevada's toughest prisons brawled in a hallway, and one ended up dead from several shotgun blasts. The other was declared guilty of murder, even though he never touched a gun. Prison officials acknowledged...
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The key to the death penalty trial of a man who methodically shot at moviegoers at a Batman movie premiere will be what was going on inside his mind as he threw smoke canisters and then marched up and down the aisles, firing at anyone who tried to flee...