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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jury selection is expected to begin next week in the murder trial for two former police officers charged in the on-duty shooting death of a homeless man who authorities say struggled with mental illness. The March 2014 shooting followed a standoff...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court on Friday threw out the 15-count conviction of a former Rutgers University student whose roommate killed himself after being captured on a webcam kissing another man. The three-judge panel dismissed four bias intimidation counts...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX's chief executive says last week's launch pad accident is the "most difficult and complex failure" in the company's 14-year history. After a week of public silence, SpaceX founder Elon Musk said via Twitter that the company is still...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has said he will rule Friday on the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's lawsuit that challenges federal permits for the four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The lawsuit alleges that the pipeline, which would be placed less than a mile...
DETROIT (AP) — A Volkswagen engineer has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in the company's emissions cheating scandal and has agreed to cooperate in the widening criminal investigation. James Robert Liang, 62, of Newberry Park, California, entered the plea Friday in U.S...
NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) — Awaiting Friday's critical federal ruling on the Dakota Access pipeline, more than 1,000 people — including families with children — gathered at the site of a long-running protest in North Dakota. U.S. District Judge James...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the government's fight against the Zika virus says that "we are now essentially out of money" and warns that the country is "about to see a bunch of kids born with microcephaly" in the coming months. Friday's warning from Centers for Disease Control...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republicans control all of Arkansas' statewide offices, hold a majority in both chambers of the Legislature and are nearly assured of winning the state's six electoral votes in the presidential election. But this deeply red state could be on the verge of...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to let Michigan's new ban on straight-party voting take effect for the November election, rejecting state officials' request to halt lower court rulings that blocked the Republican-sponsored law. The court's...