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PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman charged with murder in the 2011 disappearance of her daughter badly mistreated the 5-year-old before she eventually killed the girl and disposed of her body by hiding it in a suitcase and throwing it in the trash, a prosecutor said Wednesday as...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Organizers of at least two major conventions set for Indianapolis have joined some business leaders in urging Republican Gov. Mike Pence to veto a religious objections bill that opponents say could provide legal cover for discrimination against gay people. In...
WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone and training mission for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars. The space agency Wednesday unveiled details of the $1.25 billion plan to launch a...
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A woman whose boyfriend reported that intruders abducted her from their San Francisco Bay Area home and held her for ransom was found safe Wednesday at her father's Southern California apartment. Denise Huskins' father, Mike Huskins, said his...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Supporters of the ousted leader of the University of Mississippi are pressuring trustees to renew his contract. More than 2,000 supporters of Chancellor Dan Jones rallied on the Oxford campus Wednesday, saying the decision to get rid of him discounts his...
ATLANTA (AP) — Witness statements suggest that a metro Atlanta police officer was initially 180 feet away from a naked, mentally ill man and could have retreated or used nonlethal force rather than shooting him, an attorney for the late man's family said Wednesday. DeKalb County...
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Muslim convert Zachary Chesser of Virginia was very much on law enforcement's radar after posting threats against the creators of "South Park" for cartoons he felt insulted the prophet Muhammad. Then he tried to join a terror group in Somalia, and went to the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars. The space agency Wednesday unveiled details of the $1.25 billion plan to launch a solar powered unmanned...
DENVER (AP) — The legalization of marijuana in Colorado hasn't solved the racial disparities in enforcement that drug-policy reformers had hoped to end, with blacks still far more likely than whites to be charged with pot-related crimes, a new report says. The report, issued...