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ATLANTA (AP) — A standoff that began when two Georgia police officers were shot and wounded has ended with a 16-year-old boy and his pregnant mother both killed by a gunman who then killed himself, authorities said.The two officers...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A special coroner's jury in California ruled the deaths of two women and their six adopted children was a murder-suicide after hearing testimony that one of the women had searched death by drowning online and...
 With the bombshell documentary Leaving Neverland reopening discussions about child molestation allegations against the late pop icon Michael Jackson, his nephew seeks to counter its narrative.Taj Jackson has made headlines in recent months, speaking out against the controversial documentary....

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jen and Sarah Hart and three of their adopted children died of broken necks after their SUV plunged off a Northern California cliff, a forensic pathologist testified during a coroner's inquest Wednesday to help authorities...
 WASHINGTON (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris says her presidential campaign has raised $12 million this year, from more than 218,000 individual contributions.Her campaign is also touting her small-dollar fundraising operation, noting that 98% of contributions to the campaign...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A California man was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for making bogus emergency calls to authorities across the U.S., including one that led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Supporters of a Connecticut woman who was detained for deportation to England this week rallied on her behalf Wednesday, as a state pardon for her criminal convictions that was approved two months ago finally took...
Caster Semenya accused IAAF president Sebastian Coe of opening "old wounds" in an Australian newspaper interview, where he said the two-time Olympic 800-meter champion and other female athletes with high levels of naturally occurring testosterone were a threat to...
 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers dealt a blow to the prospects of legal recreational marijuana use in the state Monday, when the state Senate president postponed a vote after his and the governor's lobbying campaign failed to...

 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it won't step in to referee a copyright dispute between Nike and a photographer who took a well-known image of basketball great Michael Jordan. That means lower court rulings for the...
No one yet knows how many are orphaned, just as no one knows how many people in the cyclone-hit countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi are dead or missing.
 BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — As flood waters began to recede in parts of Mozambique on Friday, fears rose that the death toll could soar as bodies are revealed.The number of deaths could be beyond the 1,000 predicted by the...
 ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor and police chief are leading a push to re-examine evidence from a string of murders that terrorized the city's black community between 1979 and 1981.Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Police Chief Erika Shields announced...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors will call more witnesses to the stand Thursday in the trial of a white former police officer charged with homicide for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager.Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld's trial continues...
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University has "shamelessly" turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves' descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, is...
 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Georgia's Stacey Abrams is willing to meet with any candidate running for president in 2020, but warned she has two ground rules before she starts meeting with the wide range of Democratic hopefuls"My two requirements,"...
A cyclones rapidly rising floodwaters have created "an inland ocean" in Mozambique endangering scores of thousands of families.
OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A truck-driving preacher accused of killing two teenage girls from Alabama nearly 20 years ago was found with the same genealogy database techniques used to apprehend the suspected "Golden State Killer" last year.Law enforcement interest...
Curtis Flowers has been jailed in Mississippi for 22 years, even as prosecutors couldn't get a murder conviction against him to stick through five trials.
 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia's plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who as a teenager participated in sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region in 2002.The justices said...