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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — This court decision required knowledge of both law and grammar. A divided appeals court in North Carolina ordered a new trial on Tuesday for a former High Point University student who was convicted of offenses for having a pistol and three knives in a car...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — This court decision invoked both law and grammar. A North Carolina appeals court ordered a new trial Tuesday for a former High Point University student, overturning her 2013 conviction on three misdemeanors and a felony for having a pistol and three knives...
WASHINGTON (AP) — With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection. In 84 days from November 2013 to January 2014, the area around Azle, Texas, shook with 27 magnitude 2...
HOUSTON (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries says it's getting closer to identifying how listeria got into its facilities, after the century-old Texas ice cream maker issued a massive recall because its products were linked to a deadly string of illnesses. Company spokesman Joe Robertson...
Killings of suspects by police officers in the past year have touched off a national debate about police conduct, which has only escalated as additional interactions between police and suspects — lethal or otherwise — are captured on video by law enforcement or civilians. Here...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court decision striking down punitive water pricing intended to encourage conservation has water agencies reviewing rates and some residents exploring whether to file similar lawsuits. The 4th District Court of Appeal ruled Monday that San...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — One of NASA's crowning glories, the Hubble Space Telescope, marks its 25th anniversary this week. With 1 million-plus observations, including those of some of the farthest and oldest galaxies ever beheld by humanity, no man-made satellite has touched...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — One of NASA's crowning glories, the Hubble Space Telescope, marks its 25th anniversary this week. With 1 million-plus observations, including those of some of the farthest and oldest galaxies ever beheld by humanity, no man-made satellite has touched...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California county on Tuesday approved paying a $650,000 settlement to avoid a lawsuit by a man whose beating by deputies after a horse chase was captured on video and led to a federal civil rights investigation. San Bernardino County supervisors approved the...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the death sentence for a man convicted of raping and killing a...
NEW YORK (AP) — Nelson Peltz gained a powerful backer Monday after the proxy advisory firm Institutional...
NEW YORK (AP) — John Cameron Mitchell, who co-created the Broadway hit "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and then played...
BELTON, Mo. (AP) — Officials in a suburban Kansas City school system have started an investigation into bullying...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in...