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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A woman charged in a deadly 2012 house explosion agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit arson and to testify against at least two other people accused in the fiery natural gas blast that damaged dozens of homes. Monserrate Shirley, who had...
NEW YORK (AP) — A New Yorker who sent $67,000 to al-Qaida and pledged his support to the terror group was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison by a judge who cited the defendant's remorse and medical problems that make his incarceration more difficult than others'. Wesam El-...
A Little Rock woman said Tuesday that Jermain Taylor threatened to fatally shoot her 5-, 3-, and 1-year-old children, and that she knocked the gun away after the cursing middleweight boxing champion put the weapon to her husband's head. Toya Smith, 40, said she and her family...
Nearly all campus police officers at public universities now carry guns, pepper spray and other weapons, according to a new Justice Department report, and experts say more private schools are looking to arm police. Overall, about two-thirds of public and private campuses used...
A Little Rock woman said Tuesday that Jermain Taylor threatened to fatally shoot her 5-, 3-, and 1-year-old children, and that she knocked the gun away after the cursing middleweight boxing champion put the weapon to her husband's head. Toya Smith, 40, said she and her family...
GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) — A cancer-causing component of oil has been detected in the drinking water supply of an eastern Montana city just downstream from a crude oil spill that entered the Yellowstone River. Officials say elevated levels of benzene were found in samples taken from...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Six members of a family were unaccounted for after a fierce fire reduced a multimillion-dollar waterfront mansion near Maryland's capital to a scorched stone framework. Two teddy bears and flowers now rest near the front gate and teary-eyed neighbors have...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nintendo is discontinuing its Club Nintendo rewards program and will replace it in the U.S. with a new customer loyalty program at a later date. Members of Club Nintendo earned "coins" by registering products or completing surveys. They could exchange those...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and middle-class economic issues, rather than setting a...