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MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) — As marriage proposals go, Michael Banks' was a cliff-hanger. Banks, 27, scaled 600-foot Morro Rock just off California's Central Coast early Thursday morning to propose to his girlfriend, who was watching via FaceTime video. The good news: Banks'...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two police officers shot and killed a man carrying a knife in the San Francisco's bustling Mission District on Thursday, the city's police chief said. San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr said officers shot the unidentified Latino man after he refused...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A first-year University of Texas dance student whose body was found near the heart of campus was the victim of a "horrifying and incomprehensible" killing that was the first on school grounds since the bell tower mass shooting nearly 50 years ago, university...
SEATTLE (AP) — A man accused of torturing a woman to death but found too mentally ill for trial was on the loose Thursday after crawling out a window in a locked, lower-security unit of a Washington state psychiatric hospital already facing federal scrutiny over safety problems...
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers in New York say a settlement has been reached in a claim over a faulty General Motors ignition switch involved in a deadly accident. They say the deal negates the need for the third of six trials this year meant to help resolve hundreds of legal actions...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's highest court says a man convicted of rape and murder more than three decades ago is innocent and should be released from prison. The Virginia Supreme Court granted Keith Allen Harward's petition for a writ of actual innocence on Thursday after...
CINCINNATI (AP) — A 911 caller who reported a man waving a gun in a Wal-Mart before police fatally shot him and found he had an air rifle he took from a shelf could be charged with making a false alarm, a judge ruled. Fairborn Municipal Court Judge Beth Root ruled this week that...
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University fired its men's lacrosse coach after he elbowed an opposing player during a game. The Ivy League school said Wednesday that the move to terminate coach Chris Bates came after a review of the game at Brown University on Saturday. Bates...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Federal investigators found significant cybersecurity weaknesses in the health insurance websites of California, Kentucky and Vermont that could enable hackers to get their hands on sensitive personal information about hundreds of thousands of people, The...