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Popular zoo elephants likely to get harder to see in future

April 28, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — Visitors flocked to the leafy enclosure at Seattle's zoo to watch the two elephants, Chai and Bamboo, as they used their long trunks to play with balls and snack on carrots and... more »»

 
 
 
Supreme Court to hear historic same-sex marriage arguments

April 28, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land. more »»

Defense: Colorado theater gunman studied mind to fix his own

April 28, 2015

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — After nearly 3 years of mystery, a clearer but conflicted portrait of James Holmes emerged from the first few hours of his trial in the Colorado theater shootings. more »»

Groups want review of Shell's Arctic regulatory filings

April 28, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two groups petitioned the U.S. more »»

Capitol Hill Buzz: Dems push higher pay for Senate workers

April 28, 2015

An occasional look at what Capitol Hill is talking... more »»

Boston Marathon bomber's lawyer urges jury to spare his life

April 28, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Defense lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began making their case to spare his life by contrasting him with his older brother, a man they said was "consumed by... more »»

Latest on police-custody death: Police bid to regain control

April 28, 2015

11:40 p.m.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts has wrapped up a news conference in which he says National Guard troops are now taking up positions in the city. more »»

Police: School shooter said he didn't plan to hurt students

April 28, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — A 16-year-old boy who fired two gunshots Monday inside a Washington state high school, hitting no one before a teacher tackled him, told detectives he never intended to hurt any... more »»

Riots in Baltimore over man's death in police custody

April 28, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who die... more »»

Filmmaker among 4 Americans killed on Everest

April 28, 2015

A documentary filmmaker from Colorado was among four Americans killed in a Mount Everest avalanche triggered by the earthquake that shook Nepal. more »»

In US-Japan talks, China is the elephant in the room

April 28, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet on Tuesday, a major subtext of their discussions will be the world leader not in the room — Chinese... more »»

'Good kid': Lawyer pleads for Boston Marathon bomber's life

April 28, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers pleaded with a jury Monday to spare his life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led down the path to terrorism by his... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Riots hit Baltimore after Freddie Gray funeral

April 28, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — A CVS store set ablaze. People looting shops and hurling rocks and bricks at police. The smell of burned rubber in one neighborhood where youths looted a liquor store. more »»

Latest on police-custody death: Massive fire related to riot

April 28, 2015

9:30 p.m.

A massive fire has broken out in a building that was under construction and the Baltimore mayor's spokesman says it's related to the riots. more »»

Latest on police-custody death: Lynch condemns riot

April 28, 2015

9:20 p.m.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is condemning the rioting in Baltimore that followed the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died from a spinal injury he suffered while in police custody. more »»

Latest on police-custody death: Guard was 'last resort'

April 28, 2015

8:55 a.m.

Maryland's governor says activating the National Guard to help police with riots in Baltimore was a last resort.

Gov. more »»

Woman convicted of murder after young daughter disappeared

April 28, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona mother was convicted of first-degree murder and child abuse Monday in the death of her 5-year-old daughter, who prosecutors said was beaten, neglected and confined to a... more »»

GOP defense budget challenges Obama on Ukraine, Guantanamo

April 28, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP chairman of the House Armed Service Committee on Monday recommended a $604 billion defense budget for 2016 that challenges the White House because it includes lethal... more »»

Latest on police-custody death: Marchers take to streets

April 28, 2015

8:30 p.m.

About 200 mostly men are marching arm-in-arm through a neighborhood that is littered with broken glass, flattened aluminum cans and other debris after riots in Baltimore. more »»

 
 
 

 

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