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STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A judge has denied a defense request for a mistrial in the case of a former Marine accused of killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend. The Dallas Morning News ( http://bit.ly/1JnCtCr ) reports the request came Tuesday in the trial...
WATERTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Only a few short years ago, Michigan leaders talked excitedly about diversifying the state's economy beyond the auto industry, envisioning a Silicon Valley-style workforce that would be less dependent on manufacturing and more invested in...
CINCINNATI (AP) — E-cigarettes keep popping up for sale at county jails around the country even as some government officials, schools and health experts urge tighter control over the devices, especially in public buildings. Electronic cigarettes, growing in popularity since...
CHICAGO (AP) — The longtime head of a suburban Chicago Islamic school has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a 23-year-old woman who worked at the school, police said Tuesday. Mohammad Abdullah Saleem, 75, of Gilberts, was arrested Sunday without incident and is...
HARRISON, Mont. (AP) — After Spencer Ore was banned from a Montana high school in 2013 for bringing two pistols to campus and was accused of making threats, his parents sought help with the hope that one day he would reintegrate into society. Margaret and Stephen Ore visited him...
WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — Every morning as principal Brad Foss arrives at his school — after just a 60-second commute — he's reminded of oil's giant footprint in this town. There's the revolving-door student roster that reads like random pages of a school atlas: Jiang from China...
HARRISON, Mont. (AP) — After Spencer Ore was banned from a Montana high school in 2013 for bringing two pistols to campus and was accused of making threats, his parents sought help with the hope that one day he would reintegrate into society. Margaret and Stephen Ore visited him...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Revelers in evening gowns and tuxedoes danced into the wee hours Tuesday at glitzy balls, kicking off the annual Mardi Gras bash that spills costumed merrymakers into the streets of New Orleans for partying, parades and trinkets tossed from floats. Al Johnson...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It all began with Lily, a 15-pound snowball of a French bulldog with the face of a tough guy and the personality of a princess. She and her owner, Rep. Jeff Denham of California, take the occasional coast-to-coast plane ride together. But when he tried to take...