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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Marine who vanished a decade ago in Iraq was convicted Monday of desertion for leaving his post there and then fleeing to Lebanon after a brief return to the U.S. The judge at Camp Lejeune, Marine Maj. Nicholas Martz, ruled in a bench trial that Cpl...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas doesn't open the voting in presidential campaigns like Iowa and New Hampshire do, but the 2016 Republican race already feels well underway in America's largest conservative state. Much earlier than usual, potential candidates, operatives and donors are...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine jury will hear opening statements in the murder case of a 21-year-old man who is accused of using Facebook to lure a teenager to her death. The trial of Kyle Dube (DOO'-bee) of Orono begins in Bangor on Monday and is expected to last two weeks...
GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Iran are shaping the contours of a deal that would initially freeze Tehran's nuclear program but would allow it to slowly ramp up activities that could be used to make nuclear arms over the last years of the agreement's duration. Officials...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is open to negotiating with Congress on his request for new authorization for military force against Islamic State militants, including his proposed three-year time limit on U.S. military action and the use of American troops, according...
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A decision by New York's highest court striking down dozens of local laws that set boundaries on where convicted sex offenders may live has rekindled a debate over whether such laws really work to protect children. New York's Court of Appeals ruled...
BOSTON (AP) — With her arm around the young man's back, she gives him a gentle pat and leans in to whisper something to him. Judy Clarke could be his mother, with this simple, comforting gesture, but she is not. She is a defense lawyer and he is accused of bombing the Boston...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Anna Kendrick, Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris and "Boyhood" nominees Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke all arrived at Sunday's Academy Awards with waves to the fans along the red carpet. Kendrick, wearing a peach colored gown, flashed a devil's sign in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Show Bits brings you the 87th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item. ___ QUICKQUOTE: RICHARD LINKLATER "It was surprisingly easy...