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  • Loretta Lynch sworn in as new U.S. attorney general

    WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation’s top law en ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Lawyer pleads for bomber’s life

    BOSTON – 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 d ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Riot erupts in Baltimore after Freddy Gray's funeral

    BALTIMORE – Rioters looted stores and hurled rocks and bricks at Baltimore police Monday, injuring several officers just hours after thousands mourned ...
    April 27, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • U.S. lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

    NEW YORK – The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.
    April 27, 2015 - 1:12 pm
  • Loretta Lynch sworn in as new U.S. attorney general

    WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law en ...
    April 27, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • What’s at stake in Supreme Court gay marriage arguments?

    WASHINGTON – Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to ...
    April 26, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Supporters of Senate Iran bill nixing amendments

    WASHINGTON – Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • ‘Batman’ killer studied brain disorders before mass murder

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – James Holmes was growing volatile well before he put on a gas mask and body armor, strapped on a rifle, shotgun, pistol and ammuni ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Death toll in Nepal quake rises to more than 3,200

    KATHMANDU, Nepal – The death toll from Nepal's earthquake rose to 3,218 on Monday, two days after the massive quake ripped across this Himalayan natio ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • 'Operation Babylift' kids, soldiers reunite 40 years later

    HOLMDEL, N.J. – With the Viet Cong making their final push toward taking Saigon in April 1975, the fate of thousands of Vietnamese orphans was uncerta ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot

    SAN FRANCISCO – Lawyers and pot dealers have long intersected in criminal court, but as marijuana goes mainstream, attorneys have been working to keep ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Each death in Baltimore makes mistrust harder to overcome

    BALTIMORE – Baltimore’s mayor and police commissioner came in making big promises to the inner-city residents and police who spent decades staring eac ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • How London man may have helped trigger the ‘flash crash’

    NEW YORK – He operated from a modest suburban London home he shared with his parents, far from the city’s glamorous financial center. He used off-the- ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • History trailing Japanese leader on his upcoming US visit

    WASHINGTON – History will be trailing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to the United States.
    April 25, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Aid starts coming to Nepal after quake kills at least 1,865

    KATHMANDU, Nepal – Tens of thousands of Nepalese who spent the night under a chilly sky were jolted awake by strong aftershocks Sunday, and rescuers a ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:35 pm
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