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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois, on the cusp of a second year without a state budget, counts among its many unpaid bills one that threatens to provoke a dispute with the nation's top crime-fighting force. Documents obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California judge is facing demands for his removal after sentencing a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious young woman behind a campus dumpster. Some questions and answers about the furor: Q. What'...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California judge is facing demands for his removal after sentencing a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious young woman behind a campus dumpster. Some questions and answers about the furor: Q. What'...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hundreds of zoo visitors took shelter inside buildings Tuesday morning while Salt Lake City zoo staff searched for a leopard that escaped its enclosure. The 4-year-old female leopard was spotted by zoo visitors sleeping on a high outdoor ledge in a public...
DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Tuesday threw out the murder convictions of a young Detroit man who pleaded guilty to killing four people at age 14, a case that has been in doubt for years after a professional hit man stepped forward and took responsibility for the slayings at a drug...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois, on the cusp of entering its second year without a state budget, counts among its many unpaid bills one that threatens to provoke a dispute with the nation's top crime-fighting force. Documents obtained by The Associated Press through the...
DETROIT (AP) — A judge has ordered the release of a young Detroit man who is in prison after pleading guilty to killing four people at age 14, a crime for which a professional hit man later took responsibility. The prosecutor's office agreed Davontae Sanford's second-degree...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sex assault (all times local): 11:05 a.m. One of the Stanford University graduate students who stopped a sexual assault on an unconscious woman says he saw a former...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Astronaut James Halsell Jr. seemed the very definition of someone with the right stuff. An Air Force Academy graduate and decorated test pilot, he commanded or piloted five space shuttle missions. NASA even turned to him for leadership as it was picking...