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BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case Monday to save him from the death penalty, calling a famous death penalty opponent as their final witness to testify that Tsarnaev told her, "No one deserves to suffer like they did." Sister...
TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — Two inmates were found dead Monday at a maximum security prison in southeast Nebraska after officials regained control of the facility. Inmates took control of at least part of the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution Sunday during an incident when two...
TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — Inmates at a maximum security prison in southeastern Nebraska have taken control of at least part of the facility in an incident that left two staff members and two prisoners injured, according to the state Department of Correctional Services. The incident...
BERLIN (AP) — The United States heard widespread concern Monday over excessive use of force by law-enforcement officials against ethnic minorities as it faced the U.N.'s main human rights body for a review of its record. Washington also faced calls to work toward abolishing the...
A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care. The tests, called liquid biopsies, capture cancer cells or DNA that tumors shed into the blood, instead of taking tissue...
BOSTON (AP) — After months of testimony, the jury in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to begin weighing his punishment this week. Jurors must decide whether Tsarnaev should spend the rest of his life in prison or should be put to death for the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars now rolling around California have gotten into accidents since September, when the state began issuing permits for companies to test them on public roads. Two accidents happened while the cars were in control; in the...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The compact city that inspired ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft is offering a new way to get to work: fancy $6 big-bus rides with spacious seating, free Wi-Fi and attendants who deliver snacks. A company called Leap launched the service in March with...
11:20 p.m. Officials say two groups of people in North Texas had to be rescued by helicopters after rising floodwaters left them stranded. Denton County Deputy Fire Marshal Marc Dodd says a Texas National Guard helicopter airlifted four adults and one infant on Sunday from the...