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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anna Oxereok grew up eating walrus in the western Alaska village of Wales. Today it's such a rare treat she can't bring herself to part with the plastic gallon bag of meat in her freezer. "I have to save it for something special," she says. Her brother...
APPLETON, Maine (AP) — Mad as a hornet, a bumblebee buzzes her wings in vain against the walls of the vial holding her captive. She alights briefly on the paper tab indicating her number, and then resumes scuttling around her plastic prison. Her warden is Shaina Helsel, one...
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...