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Jury silent after sentencing Boston marathon bomber to death

May 20, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are lying low after months of being center stage in one of the most closely watched terror trials in the post-9/1... more »»

Last drought victims: Q&A on California senior water rights

May 20, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Farmers and other landowners who staked the earliest claims to California's water are last to suffer cutbacks at times of drought under the state's water-rights system. more »»

Air Force launches hush-hush mini-shuttle into space

May 20, 2015

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A mysterious space plane rocketed into orbit Wednesday, carrying no crew but a full load of technology experiments. more »»

2nd Marine dies of injuries suffered in military plane crash

May 20, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) — A second Marine has died of injuries he suffered when a hybrid military aircraft crashed last weekend during a training exercise in Hawaii, the Marine Corps said Wednesday. more »»

Correction: Presidential Expenses story

May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 19 about expenses for former presidents, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former President George H.W. Bush left office in 1989. more »»

Oldest known stone tools found in Kenya; makers not known

May 20, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — By taking a wrong turn in a dry riverbed in Kenya, scientists discovered a trove of stone tools far older than any ever found before. Nobody knows who made them — or why. more »»

Cops: Woman attacked elderly beau with hacksaw, model plane

May 20, 2015

SPRING MILLS, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman in "an outrage of jealousy" attacked her 82-year-old boyfriend with a hacksaw and a model airplane. more »»

Efforts underway to scrub spilled oil from California coast

May 20, 2015

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Cleanup crews are preparing to fan out along a stretch of California coastline stained by crude oil that spilled from broken pipe and flowed into the ocean. more »»

6 Chinese nationals accused of stealing US firms' technology

May 20, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged six Chinese nationals, including three who earned advanced degrees from the University of Southern California, with stealing wireless... more »»

How far a $15 minimum wage goes in 6 US cities

May 20, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The minimum wage in Los Angeles could increase to $15 an hour by 2020 under a plan given initial approval by the City Council. more »»

National Portrait Gallery show explores nature of celebrity

May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the age of selfies, social media and streaming videos, the idea of what makes a celebrity has expanded far beyond the Hollywood icons of the past. more »»

Some see differences between perceptions of Waco, Baltimore

May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prevailing images of protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over police killings of black men were of police in riot gear, handcuffed protesters, tear gas and mass... more »»

Use of video visits for inmates grows, along with concerns

May 20, 2015

RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — Four-year-old William Cole saw his father's face and reached out to touch it during a jail visit. But he could only feel a video screen. more »»

Wife of biker inmate: Some arrested in Texas are innocent

May 20, 2015

WACO, Texas (AP) — Bullets ricocheted around the parking lot of Twin Peaks, the Waco restaurant where a motorcycle gang shootout left nine dead, minutes after Theron Rhoten pulled in on his... more »»

 
 

 

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