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  • $4 million in gold stolen from truck in North Carolina

    3 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in eastern North Carolina say armed robbers stole $4 million in gold from a truck traveling on Interstate 95 from Florida to Massachusetts. The Wilson County Sheriff's Office says the two security guards working for ...

  • Military judge orders overseer of Gitmo cases replaced

    3 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge is ordering the Pentagon to replace the overseer of war crimes tribunals at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Air Force Col. Vance Spath made the ruling Monday. He found that the current convening authority, ...

  • Ohio pair charged with locking up adopted kids, abusing them

    3 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors in northeast Ohio say a husband and wife locked their two adopted daughters in a bedroom for much of two years, and they were beaten, given little to eat and sexually abused by the man. ...

  • Italian tourist killed when hit by piece of Alaska glacier

    3 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed when he was crushed by a large piece of ice that broke from a glacier. Troopers say Alexander Hellweger died Sunday in the mishap at the ...

  • Rescuers rappel to reach woman stranded in Phoenix cave

    3 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Officials say crews rappelled down to a cave in the Phoenix area to rescue a hiker. The Arizona Republic reports ( ) that Phoenix and suburban Tempe crews carried out the rescue Sunday afternoon on the south ...

  • Feds want boat panels brought to court to show Tsarnaev note

    3 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors want panels of the boat in which Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) was found hiding to be brought to court to show jurors what they say is his written confession. But Tsarnaev's attorneys ...

  • 4 people killed, 4 others injured in California car crash

    4 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) FREEDOM, Calif. (AP) — A head-on crash in Northern California has left four people dead and four others seriously injured. California Highway Patrol Officer Brad Sadek tells the Santa Cruz Sentinel ( ) that a Mercedes sedan crossed into oncoming ...

  • Nebraska police find pot inside container labeled 'Not Weed'

    4 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been cited for possessing pot inside a container that had been slapped with a label reading: "Not Weed." The Lincoln Journal Star reports ( ) that Lancaster County deputies stopped ...

  • Ex-first lady of Virginia appeals corruption convictions

    4 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell has appealed her public corruption convictions. The notice of appeal was sent Monday to the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Former Gov. Bob McDonnell previously appealed his convictions ...

  • Jury to resume deciding life for death for killer Jodi Arias

    4 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors deciding whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will get the death penalty or life in prison for killing her boyfriend are resuming deliberations Monday. The Maricopa County Superior Court jury in Phoenix didn't reach a decision Thursday ...

  • Civil rights group to sue FBI over Chechen man's death

    4 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A civil rights group says it intends to sue the FBI over the death of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect. The Council of American-Islamic Relations ...

  • 3 Attica guards plead guilty as assault trial about to begin

    4 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, N.Y. (AP) — Three corrections officers charged with seriously injuring an inmate during a beating at Attica state prison in 2011 have pleaded guilty. The Wyoming County Court clerk's office says Keith Swack, Sean Warner and Matthew Rademacher admitted ...

  • Mother of Georgia man killed by police denies he was armed

    4 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The mother of a handcuffed man killed by a Savannah police officer denies that her son was armed with a gun and accuses authorities of a "cover-up." Penny Nelson spoke to reporters Monday near the spot ...

  • 4th person dies as result of shootings in North Carolina

    5 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) TARBORO, N.C. (AP) — Another person has died from injuries suffered in a shooting spree in North Carolina, bringing the death toll to four, including the suspected killer. Multiple media outlets report 36-year-old Ventura Sanchez died Sunday of injuries suffered ...

  • Ga. woman set for execution seeks clemency reconsideration

    5 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for the only woman on Georgia's death row are asking the State Board of Pardons and Paroles to reconsider her request to have her sentence changed to life in prison. Kelly Renee Gissendaner is set for ...

  • Lawyers for Georgia woman set to be executed ask parole board to reconsider clemency request

    5 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for Georgia woman set to be executed ask parole board to reconsider clemency request.

  • New Mexico students planning walkouts over new tests

    5 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Students frustrated over a new standardized test are planning school walkouts in protest across New Mexico. Monday's backlash comes as millions of U.S. students start taking new, more rigorous exams aligned with Common Core standards. In ...

  • 4 missionaries detained in Venezuela expected home Tuesday

    5 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Four U.S. missionaries released by Venezuelan authorities at the weekend after being detained and questioned for several days are expected back in North Dakota on Tuesday. Lead Pastor Bruce Dick at Bethel Evangelical Free Church in ...

  • Federal judge blocks Nebraska's gay marriage ban

    6 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban, but the decision will not take effect until March 9. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon on Monday ordered the state to not enforce its ban. Seven same-sex ...

  • Federal judge blocks Nebraska's gay marriage ban and state says it plans to appeal

    6 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal judge blocks Nebraska's gay marriage ban and state says it plans to appeal.

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