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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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Oil pipeline developer ends private security in N. Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline said Wednesday that it no longer has private security personnel in North ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Antitrust regulators sign off on Cabela’s sale to Bass Pro

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) - U.S. antitrust regulators have ended their investigation into Bass Pro Shops' $4 billion deal to buy Cabela's, Cabela's said ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Video shows more of fatal 2013 San Francisco airliner crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A video has surfaced showing the fiery 2013 crash of a commercial airliner on approach at San Francisco International Airport and a ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


California sheriff denies jailhouse informant system

SANTA ANA (AP) - Questioned in court, a Southern California sheriff denied the existence of a jailhouse informant system run by her department's deputies.

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Workers slow to return to work after UPS shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Only five of nearly 40 San Francisco UPS workers have returned to work after witnessing the fatal shootings of three colleagues last ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


California’s runoff-swollen ‘Killer Kern’ river claims lives

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Rescuers are scrambling this year on central California's snowmelt-swollen Kern River, which has claimed the lives of 8 people since March, according ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Detained immigrant children entitled to court hearing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Immigrant children who cross the border without their parents have the right to a court hearing to challenge any decision to detain ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Clerk killed in California robbery was hardworking father

ANTIOCH (AP) - A Northern California gas station worker who was killed in an armed robbery this week was a hardworking father who moved to the ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Officer’s killer had ranted about police killing and abusing

NEW YORK (AP) - A killer who strode up to a mobile police command post and put a bullet in an officer's head Wednesday had ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Utah lawmaker urges solutions to crime after car hits crowd

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Police searched Wednesday for a driver who barreled into a crowd of people on a Salt Lake City sidewalk and killed ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Looming execution divides mother, daughter of slain deputy

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The daughter of a sheriff's deputy killed by a man set to be executed in Virginia said Wednesday that she has ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Texas attorney general’s donors include conservative group

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' attorney general disclosed Wednesday that a Washington-based conservative group is helping pay his legal defense on criminal securities fraud charges, the ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


New campaign manager for Iowa governor ‘sorry’ after arrest

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The campaign manager for Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds apologized Wednesday for behavior that prompted his arrest for public intoxication, saying he ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Gunman kills 3, wounds 4th before being shot dead by police

MADISON, Maine (AP) - A gunman shot and killed his partner, their adult son and a neighbor and wounded a fourth person before being fatally shot ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


North Dakota tribes seek state help with addiction treatment

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota tribes are asking state officials for more help to address the opioid epidemic on their reservations.

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


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