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Justice pulls out of death penalty case after radio remarks

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana Supreme Court justice has disqualified himself from a death row inmate’s appeal after a radio interview in which he cited the man’s case in expressing support for capital punishment. Justice Scott Crichton didn’t specify a reason for his recusal Tuesday from David Brown’s case, but the inmate’s attorney had […]
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Nine burros that are a favourite of visitors to South Dakota's Custer State Park have been burned in a wildfire and it's not known if all of them will survive, ......
Meet the US woman who is backing African American gun clubs.
A search continues for 15 people missing, after five died in a village in the south of the country.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer wants the Transportation Security Administration to speed up plans to equip transit hubs with screening devices that can detect suicide vests like the on
Recent attacks highlight reporting in a nation where the army and militants are often beyond the law.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Four police officers credited with subduing a would-be suicide bomber in New York City passed out toys to needy children across the Hudson River in New Jersey. The four Port Aut
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say Reno firefighters investigating a possible gas leak came face to face with a gun. Reno police say firefighters were called Saturday shortly before noon about a gas
Kevin Connolly looks at the surprising survival of a vintage messaging system in the age of Instagram and Twitter.
Hugh Schofield discovers some ancient strengths in a French apprenticeship system.
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The sister of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and five others died when the helicopter they were traveling in crashed on Saturday, the Honduran military said.
The children were migrating from Central America and disappeared while crossing Mexico.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Several people familiar with President Donald Trump’s transition organization say special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has gained access to thousands of private email
NEW YORK — When an immigrant from Bangladesh set off a bomb in New York City's subway system this week, he was the only person injured.
Actresses Alyssa Milano and Minnie Driver are among the women criticizing Matt Damon for comments about sexual misconduct that he made during an inte
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police say they have arrested a man charged in an August quadruple homicide that occurred in St. Louis County. Police say 20-year-old Ja’Vonne Dupree was arrested Friday
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Billboards around the country will thank law enforcement officials later this month on behalf of the family of a Virginia State Police trooper who was killed in the line of dut
The Defense Department has never before acknowledged the existence of the program, which it says it shut down in 2012. Its backers say that, while the Pentagon ended funding for the effort at that ti
PIERSON, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies checking the home of a Florida woman and her small child found three dead dogs in her freezer and a house covered in filth and cockroaches. The Daytona
LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) — The pilot of a small private plane is getting medical treatment after crashing in a North Carolina field. The Federal Aviation Administration tells WTVD a Cessna 150C aircraf

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