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PHOENIX (AP) — The case of convicted murderer Jodi Arias has gone to a jury that will decide if she is sentenced to death or life in prison for killing her boyfriend. The jury got the case Wednesday after a defense lawyer made his final plea for mercy. Arias was convicted in...
ETNA, Maine (AP) — More than 40 vehicles crashed on a snowy stretch of Interstate 95 in Maine on Wednesday, injuring at least 17 people, police said. The pileup in Etna, near Bangor, happened around 7:30 a.m. and involved several cars, a school bus and a tractor trailer, state...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The CEO of a Utah company that has emerged as a key player in a national movement to overhaul the justice system is a repeat offender himself. Sean Hosman's dual roles as advocate for change and repeat visitor at county jails provide a striking case study...
GRAFTON, Mass. (AP) — New England's epic snowfalls haven't just made life miserable for humans: animals are suffering, too. Veterinarians with Tufts University's wildlife clinic say subzero temperatures and heavy snows have savaged birds and critters that struggle to survive...
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a tanker truck carrying nearly 9,000 gallons of fuel has caught fire on a major highway in southern New Jersey, spewing thick, black smoke into the sky. The fire broke out shortly after 11 a.m. Monday, when the truck overturned on the...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Marine who vanished a decade ago in Iraq was convicted Monday of desertion for leaving his post there and then fleeing to Lebanon after a brief return to the U.S. The judge at Camp Lejeune, Marine Maj. Nicholas Martz, ruled in a bench trial that Cpl...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas doesn't open the voting in presidential campaigns like Iowa and New Hampshire do, but the 2016 Republican race already feels well underway in America's largest conservative state. Much earlier than usual, potential candidates, operatives and donors are...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine jury will hear opening statements in the murder case of a 21-year-old man who is accused of using Facebook to lure a teenager to her death. The trial of Kyle Dube (DOO'-bee) of Orono begins in Bangor on Monday and is expected to last two weeks...
GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Iran are shaping the contours of a deal that would initially freeze Tehran's nuclear program but would allow it to slowly ramp up activities that could be used to make nuclear arms over the last years of the agreement's duration. Officials...