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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was a long journey of conscience for a former Louisiana prosecutor. He went from celebrating a death sentence with rounds of drinks three decades ago to writing an anguished, open letter of apology after the convicted man was recently declared innocent and...
CHEROKEE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Tafoya grew up hearing Cherokee all around him — his mother, a grandmother and grandfather, aunts and an uncle all spoke the language that now is teetering on the edge of extinction. Yet his mother purposely didn't teach him. "She told us she had a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers. The AAA Foundation for...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The girlfriend whose recording of Donald Sterling making racially insensitive remarks cost him ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers faces a fight with his estranged wife that could cost her the fortune he gave her. Shelly Sterling is going after the $2.5...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California police officer was shot to death Tuesday after responding to a call about a man threatening to commit suicide. The San Jose Police Department said responding officers were met with gunfire as they approached an apartment building and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, what was then the biggest mass murder in U.S. history turned a New York City dance club into a smoky, flame-filled inferno. That night, Cuban refugee Julio Gonzalez went to the Happy Land social club in the Bronx to win back his ex-...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California police officer was shot to death Tuesday after responding to a call about a man threatening to commit suicide. The San Jose Police Department said responding officers were met with gunfire as they approached an apartment building and...
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a Wisconsin state trooper was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a person who matched the description of a bank robbery suspect. Police said the suspect also was killed. Fond du Lac Police Chief William Lamb said at a brief...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction, his spokeswoman said. Hamm had the support of his longtime partner, actress-filmmaker Jennifer Westfeldt, in his struggle, publicist Annett Wolf said in a statement Tuesday. The couple...