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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The last of the "Angola Three" inmates, whose decades in solitary confinement in connection with the death of a prison guard drew international condemnation and became the subject of two documentaries, was ordered released Monday. The ruling would free 68-year...
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — The family of one of the most celebrated Marine heroes of the Iraq War on Monday accepted the nation's second-highest award for valor on his behalf seven years after the Pentagon denied him the Medal of Honor. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus posthumously...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Following a winter marked by little snow and warmer temperatures, fire crews on Monday were tackling two large wildfires burning on mostly treeless tundra in the southwest part of the state. Weekend rain helped tamp down the lightning-caused fires that...
DEER LODGE, Mont. (AP) — Police say a Montana man shot his wife with a handgun in the kitchen of their log home, then walked across the large, open room to where his 1-year-old baby lay in a crib. They say the 59-year-old shot the child, walked outside, and as a dozen pairs of...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A man accused of plotting a deadly explosion that damaged or destroyed more than 80 homes in an Indianapolis neighborhood should have known the scheme could kill people, even if that wasn't his intent, a prosecutor told jurors Monday as the murder trial...
CHICAGO (AP) — The federal indictment of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has raised a long list of puzzling legal questions, including why prosecutors filed banking charges in a case that, at its core, appears to involve extortion and sexual abuse. No defense attorney...
NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of an emergency medical technician who died during the 9/11 response pressed the New York Police Department on Monday to more fully recognize his actions. Talat Hamdani spoke up during the question and answer portion of the NYPD's pre-Ramadan...
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — The 40-foot-high wall of the maximum-security state prison in Dannemora runs right along the main street, a hulking symbol of the institution's dominance over practically every aspect of life. Nearly everyone in this mountain village of about 5,000 near...
Olivia Ortiz was elated when the U.S. Department of Education contacted her in June of 2013 to tell her it was opening an investigation into her complaint that the University of Chicago had mishandled her sexual assault case. A junior at the time, she had run out of options on...