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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the plea agreement of a New York heir wanted in California for the death of a friend (all times local): ___ 11:40 a.m. A federal prosecutor says the proposed sentence for New York real estate heir Robert Durst was worked out in "very intense...
DENVER (AP) — In a former bakery south of downtown Denver, Matthew Fuerst makes beer flavored with ingredients like Hatch green chiles that he chops by hand. He saves money on heating bills by pushing up space heaters against his fermenting tanks and covering the tops with...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — From the taco bar to the chicken wings, Me Ray Shook has long had the potluck planned for her annual Super Bowl party. It's how to watch the big game that she hasn't figured out. Like tens of thousands of other Las Vegas football fans, Shook and her husband are...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Creating babies from the DNA of three people — a man and two women — one day might prevent mothers from passing on devastating genetic diseases, and advisers to the government now say it's ethical to test under certain conditions. At issue is a kind of DNA that...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican Sen. Rand Paul dropped his 2016 campaign for president Wednesday, eclipsed by other candidates who kept his base of support from growing into a viable force in the crowded 2016 field. He is now expected to turn his full attention to his Senate re...
BELLE GLADE, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings. Farmworkers are supposed to be protected by government rules regulating exposure to toxic farm chemicals. But in...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A convicted murderer who was the focus of a popular podcast is returning to court to argue he deserves another trial and a new chance at freedom. The podcast "Serial" revolved around the story of Adnan Syed, now 35 and serving a life sentence. At 19, he was...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The latest on Bill Cosby's court appearance on a felony sexual assault charge (all times local): ___ 9:20 a.m. Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse where a judge will decide whether to dismiss a sexual assault case against the...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A fugitive New York real estate heir held in Louisiana on a weapons charge has a court date for a plea agreement that will let him return to Los Angeles to face a murder charge. Court filings show U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt has scheduled Robert Durst'...