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Indigent get to pick their own attorney

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) - Tommy Vaughn knows his clients may be distrustful when a court appoints him to handle their case. Without enough money to hire their own lawyer, defendants are often suspicious that court-appointed attorneys will provide a poor defense or just try to coerce a quick guilty plea.

December 28, 2014 | | Nation


Arizona police officer killed; suspect dead

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A northern Arizona police officer killed over the weekend was shot repeatedly at close range by a domestic violence suspect after calmly asking the man if he could pat him down for any weapons, authorities said Sunday.

December 28, 2014 | | Nation


Blind judge making history

DETROIT (AP) - Richard Bernstein officially joins the Michigan Supreme Court in a few days. But he's been working off the clock since November, preparing for 10 cases in an extraordinary way - memorizing the key points of every brief read to him by an aide.

December 28, 2014 | | Nation


Search expands for missing jet

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) - The search for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people that disappeared more than 24 hours ago on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore expanded Monday with planes and ships from several countries taking part.

December 28, 2014 | | Nation


Utah’s abortion rate lowest ever

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah's abortion rate has dropped to the lowest level ever recorded, and there are differing opinions as to why.

December 28, 2014 | | Nation


Police boss: Less rhetoric, more dialogue needed

NEW YORK (AP) - A day after the funeral of one of two police officers gunned down in their patrol car, the city's police commissioner called Sunday for a "lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue" to defuse the tension between police officers and the population they protect.

December 28, 2014 | | Nation


Pot use has increased in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado emerged as the state with the second-highest percentage of regular marijuana users as it began legalizing the drug, according to a new national study.

December 26, 2014 | | Nation


N. Korea calls Obama ‘monkey’ in hacking row

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea called President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy "The Interview."

December 26, 2014 | | Nation


Did wife shot him to avoid divorce?

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - A real estate developer who was shot in the head as he slept at home says his cheating wife did it in an attempt to kill him and avoid a messy divorce.

December 26, 2014 | | Nation


Marijuana attracts homeless to Denver

DENVER (AP) - Chris Easterling was sick of relying on drug dealers in Minneapolis when he needed marijuana to help ease the pain of multiple sclerosis. They were flaky, often leaving the homeless man without the drug when he needed relief the most.

December 26, 2014 | | Nation


Deliveries improve but hiccups continue

NEW YORK (AP) - Christmas came on time this year for most people.

December 26, 2014 | | Nation


Woman accused of hitting roommate with her walker

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - A 62-year-old Montana woman has been charged with felony intimidation and misdemeanor assault after her roommate accused the woman of running into her with a walker, causing her to fall.

December 26, 2014 | | Nation


Jeb Bush steps down from Tenet Healthcare board

MIAMI (AP) - As he takes steps toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush is resigning from the board of Tenet Healthcare Corp.

December 26, 2014 | | Nation


Conservationists, loggers team up on forest health

JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) - Logs are piled high in the yard of the Malheur Lumber Co. mill in this small town in northeastern Oregon, ready to be sawed into lumber. Steam pours out of the stacks. Trucks loaded with logs roll in.

December 26, 2014 | | Nation


In 2014, nation’s economy began shaky, finished strong

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy flexed its old muscles in 2014.

December 26, 2014 | | Nation


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High schooler dies when log falls on him in football drill

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - A high school football player lifting a large log with teammates as part of a Navy SEALs-style drill was hit in ...

August 10, 2017 | | Nation


Man wrongly accused of drugging officer gets $50,000

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah city has paid $50,000 to settle with a Subway worker who was wrongly accused of drugging a police ...

August 10, 2017 | | Nation


Seattle turns switch with record 52-day dry streak

SEATTLE (AP) - Soggy Seattle clocked the wettest winter on record just months ago. Now, the city known for its Gore-Tex and overcast days has gone ...

August 09, 2017 | | Nation


640,000 NYC warrants for old summonses tossed in 1 day

NEW YORK (AP) - In a single morning, courts on Wednesday threw out more than 640,000 warrants for New Yorkers ticketed for minor offenses years ...

August 09, 2017 | | Nation


Houston police nix use of fast- food numbers at crime scenes

HOUSTON (AP) - Police commanders in Houston say order numbers taken from a popular Texas fast-food restaurant cannot be used to highlight evidence at crime scenes.

August 09, 2017 | | Nation


Baby abandoned by mom survived 3 days in plastic bag in bushes

ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) - Two sisters who thought a dog was making noises near their neighbor's bushes discovered something shocking: a filthy 8-month-old baby ...

August 09, 2017 | | Nation


Chicago sues over sanctuary city threat; Sessions fires back

CHICAGO (AP) - Mayor Rahm Emanuel has taken his fight against President Donald Trump's immigration policies to court, with Chicago becoming one of the first ...

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


Arkansas inmates snatch keys, take control of part of prison

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Six inmates snatched keys from three correctional officers at a maximum security prison in Arkansas on Monday and held the officers ...

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


‘Yeah, if you could win spreadsheet title, that’d be great’

DUMFRIES, Va. (AP) - John Dumoulin has never really set foot in an office. He works part time at Chick-fil-a.

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


Iowa school uses full-body wraps, denies mental care

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa school for juvenile offenders subjects the boys to restraints and seclusion rooms and denies them essential mental health care ...

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


Arizona woman becomes 55th sent to death row in US

PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix woman sentenced to death Monday in the killing of a 10-year-old cousin who was locked in a small plastic storage box ...

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


School to promote healthy relationships after boy is charged

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The head of a school where a boy is accused of sexually assaulting five female classmates said Monday that it is reviewing ...

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


US in rare bull’s-eye for total solar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - It will be tough eclipsing this eclipse.

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Thirteen injured in hazardous materials leak at SoCal dock

LONG BEACH (AP) - Twelve dock workers and a firefighter sustained minor to mild injuries after a container ship leaked a hazardous material in the Port ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Big, toothy 6-foot long fish found in Nevada chomped prey like sharks

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - A fossil found in northeastern Nevada shows a newly discovered fish species that scientists believe looked, and ate, like a shark.

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


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