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PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — A jury will soon decide whether a South Carolina mother who says she shot and killed her children because she thought they would be reincarnated in a better world is guilty of murder or insane. Four days of testimony in the 38-year-old Suzanna Simpson's...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a copyright lawsuit against members of Led Zeppelin over the Intro to "Stairway to Heaven" (all times local): 10:30 a.m. A Los Angeles jury has decided the band Led Zeppelin did not steal the opening to its classic anthem "Stairway to Heaven."...
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A Vietnam War helicopter pilot who will receive the nation's highest military honor for saving the lives of dozens of troops calls it a "great honor" that belongs to the entire helicopter crew. It was announced this week that Charles Kettles, 86, of...
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A Vietnam War helicopter pilot who will receive the nation's highest military honor for saving the lives of dozens of troops says it is a "great honor" that belongs to the entire helicopter crew. It was announced this week that Charles Kettles will...
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are responding after a Southern California pipeline spilled up to 210,000 gallons of crude oil. Ventura Fire Department spokeswoman Kelly Flanders says a pumphouse operating the line has been shut down Thursday and firefighters are trying to...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of a Baltimore officer facing charges stemming from the death of a 25-year-old black man who was critically injured in police custody (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Officials and residents are reacting to the acquittal of the police...
WASHINGTON (AP) — This year's Kennedy Center honorees include musicians who span genres including pop, rock, gospel, blues, folk and classical — and an actor known for his extraordinary range. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Thursday that actor Al...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal investigators on Thursday blamed Union Pacific Railroad for a fiery oil train derailment along the Oregon-Washington border, saying the company failed to properly maintain its track. Preliminary findings on the June 3 derailment in the Columbia...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of a Baltimore officer facing charges stemming from the death of a 25-year-old black man who was critically injured in police custody (all times local): 10:50 a.m. A judge has found a Baltimore Police van driver not guilty of all...