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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Preparing to launch her star-crossed attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world, Amelia Earhart brought her personal photographer to a California airport in 1937 to document the journey's beginning. Several still photographs were taken by Al...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vincent Bugliosi, the prosecutor in the Charles Manson trial who went on to write the best-selling true-crime book, "Helter Skelter," has died. He was 80. His son Vincent Bugliosi Jr. told the Associated Press Monday night that Bugliosi died of cancer Saturday...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The maximum-security prison where two killers pulled off a "Shawshank Redemption"-style escape has a reputation for brutality that belies the reform-minded ideals it was founded upon when it opened on an Adirondack mountainside in 1845. Back then, the...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The last of the "Angola Three" inmates, whose decades in solitary confinement on a Louisiana prison farm drew international condemnation and became the subject of two documentaries, was ordered released Monday. The ruling would free 68-year-old Albert Woodfox...
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...