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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — For what seemed a small eternity, Shalga Hightower epitomized the picture of parental grief in the aftermath of Newark's 2007 schoolyard killings, when a group of men and boys, including one who turned 15 that day, lined up her college-bound daughter and two...
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Opening statements are set Monday in the long-awaited trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes. Here's a look at top elements in the case: ___ THE CRIME: About 420 people were watching a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20, 2012...
VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities and corporate strategies seem worlds apart. The presence of...
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes was growing volatile well before he put on a gas mask and body armor, strapped on a rifle, shotgun, pistol and ammunition, and slipped into a midnight premiere of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises." He was a sought-after neuroscientist-...
CINCINNATI (AP) — While Ohio has traditionally been a national bellwether politically, the state now finds itself in the minority on same-sex marriage heading into Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments. When Ohio voters handily passed a state ban in 2004, only...
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jonathon Keats figures a picture can also span a thousand years. Keats, a San Francisco writer and self-described experimental philosopher and conceptual artist, has designed a "millennium camera" that he intends...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples. The decision in United States v. Windsor did not address the validity of state marriage...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A powerful storm capsized several sailboats participating in a regatta, and crews searched late Saturday for at least four people missing in the waters, the Coast Guard said. The storm rolled through the area about 4 p.m. and a man was plucked from the waters...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A powerful storm capsized several sailboats participating in a regatta, and crews searched late Saturday for at least five people missing in the waters, the Coast Guard said. More than 100 sailboats and as many as 200 people were participating in the Dauphin...