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A blank look, followed by bloodshed at high school

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — It was just before the start of class and the hallways were packed with students at their lockers or chatting with friends. Nate Moore was walking …


Suspect in deadly South By Southwest crash charged

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The drunken-driving suspect who police say killed two people after he smashed his car through a street barricade at the South By Southwest festival did not …


No charges filed yet in January assault by Steam Plant

Prosecutors have not yet filed charges in the January assault of a man leaving a downtown restaurant with his wife who said they were attacked by a group of teenagers. …


Downtown Spokane violence ‘an epidemic,’ man’s family says

The family of a man whose nose was broken during an assault outside a downtown restaurant Monday night plans to appeal to the city to address what his son calls …


Officials: Iranian diplomat killed in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Officials in Yemen say an Iranian diplomat has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Sanaa. Three security officials said the diplomat was leaving …


Navy seeks more sexual assault survey responses

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Participation in an anonymous survey aimed at determining how big a problem sexual assault is in the Navy and Marines is lagging this year compared to …


Sheriff: Colo. school shooter wounds 1, kills self

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver student shot at least one other student at a high school Friday before he apparently killed himself, authorities said. Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson …


FBI to investigate shooting of Calif. 13-year-old

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of a popular 13-year-old boy by a sheriff’s deputy in Northern California. …


Officials: Cyanide killed potential Bulger witness

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts medical examiner’s office determined that cyanide poisoning killed an alleged extortion victim of Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger who had hoped to testify at Bulger’s …


Giffords to attend gun show under NY sales model

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, is set to tour a New York gun show, the first such visit since …


3 arrested in fatal stabbing of Wash. soldier

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Authorities investigating the stabbing death of a Washington-based soldier said Monday they have arrested three other soldiers who serve at the same military installation. The Lakewood …


India convicts youngest Delhi gang rape defendant

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian juvenile court on Saturday handed down the first conviction in the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus, …


More armed security at schools after Newtown

MIAMI (AP) — In the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Pembroke Pines, students returning to school this year are being greeted not only by their teachers and principal. They’re also meeting …


Family evicted after mother killed by Denver gunman

DENVER (AP) — The mother and autistic son of a woman killed by a rampaging gunman in Denver were evicted three days after her slaying because the victim was the …


Egypt police call on protesters to leave sit-in

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian police official called Saturday on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to abandon their protest sit-ins, saying it would pave the way for his Muslim …


30 killed in school attack in northeast Nigeria

POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic militants attacked a boarding school in northeast Nigeria before dawn Saturday, killing 29 students and one teacher. Some of the pupils were burned alive in …


DNA test shows Ohio kidnap suspect fathered girl

CLEVELAND (AP) — As relatives of the Cleveland kidnapping and rape suspect recounted claims of his unnerving paranoia and violent outbursts, DNA testing confirmed the man accused of holding three …


DNA shows Ohio kidnapping suspect fathered girl

CLEVELAND (AP) — A DNA test confirmed another dark twist in the story of three women imprisoned in a house for about a decade: Kidnapping and rape suspect Ariel Castro …


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Senate blocks expanded gun sale background checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans, backed by rural-state Democrats, blocked legislation Wednesday to tighten restrictions on the sale of firearms, rejecting personal pleas made by families of the victims of …


Cache of weapons found in Newtown gunman’s home

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A cache of weapons including guns, more than a thousand rounds of ammunition, a bayonet and several swords was found in the home of the …


Records provide new look at Ariz. shooting spree

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities investigating the shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 11 others compiled nearly 3,000 pages of documents released Wednesday that provide …


Italian court orders new trial for Amanda Knox

ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest criminal court on Tuesday overturned Amanda Knox’s acquittal in the slaying of her British roommate and ordered a new trial, prolonging a case that has …


Key dates in the Amanda Knox case

Key dates in the case of American student Amanda Knox, convicted in the slaying of British roommate Meredith Kercher. — Nov. 2, 2007: The body of Kercher, 21, is found …


3 dead, including suspect, in Marine base shooting

QUANTICO, Va. (AP) — A Marine killed a male and female colleague in a shooting at a base in northern Virginia before killing himself, officials said. It began with a …


Pistorius granted bail

PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was granted bail today, paving the way for him to be freed from custody pending his trial in the Valentine’s Day shooting death of …


Olympian Pistorius charged with murder

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development …


Christopher Dorner’s license found in burned cabin

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — As police scoured mountain peaks for days, using everything from bloodhounds to high-tech helicopters, the revenge-seeking ex-cop they wanted was hiding among them, holed …


Clear sky aids mountain hunt for fugitive ex-cop

Searchers took advantage today of a break from recent stormy weather in their hunt for a former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three killings, patrolling a mountain resort town …


LAPD: Ex-officer suspect in Riverside cop killing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police launched a massive manhunt for a former Los Angeles officer suspected of going on a killing spree, slaying a couple over the weekend, opening fire …


FBI: Ala. man was in ‘firefight’ with SWAT agents

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama man who held a 5-year-old boy captive for nearly a week engaged in a firefight with SWAT agents storming his underground bunker before …