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NEW YORK (AP) — He lost his daughter in a fire. Then he lost his freedom. Han Tak Lee spent 24 years in prison before a judge threw out his arson-murder conviction, ruling the highly technical case against him was based on "superstition," not science. "I lost all my dreams," Lee...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A psychological firm paid to evaluate troubled Baltimore police, including a lieutenant charged in the killing of Freddie Gray, is under investigation by the city and has been put on probation by the state police for cutting corners in its mental health...
ANTIOCH, Tenn. (AP) — A man armed with a hatchet and gun unleashed a volley of pepper spray at audience members inside a movie theater Wednesday, exchanging fire with a responding officer before being shot dead by a SWAT team as he tried to escape out a back door, police said...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a homeless man killed by Los Angeles police on Skid Row sued the city and police department Wednesday, contesting officers' claim that the man reached for one of their guns and calling it "a classic case of abuse of power and deadly force." The...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Heat-trapping pollution from U.S. power plants hit a 27-year low in April, the Department of Energy announced Wednesday. A big factor was the long-term shift from coal to cleaner and cheaper natural gas, said Energy Department economist Allen McFarland. Outside...
ANTIOCH, Tenn. (AP) — A man armed with a hatchet and gun unleashed a volley of pepper spray at audience members inside a movie theater Wednesday, exchanging fire with a responding officer before being shot dead by a SWAT team as he tried to escape through the theater's rear door...
DETROIT (AP) — A 19-year-old from Indiana says a judge will consider his request for a new sentence after he was ordered to register as a sex offender in two states for having consensual sex with a 14-year-old Michigan girl who said she was 17. Zach Anderson says he is "...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The 46-year-old truck driver who won the Democratic nomination for Mississippi governor says he spent nothing on his campaign and knows nobody in politics. He didn't even vote in the primary. Robert Gray can't explain how he defeated the trial lawyer who...