Supreme Court rejects Alabama death row appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is freeing Alabama to try again to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for more than 30 years. The justices on Tuesday turned down an appeal from inmate Tommy Arthur. In November, the court blocked Arthur’s...

Groups, individuals helping white extremists shed hate

AP Photo/Teresa Crawford ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez’s leg gives away her past. A victim of sexual assault at age 14 and never quite able to meet her parents’ expectations, Martinez sought out other angry teens. By 16, she was...

NASA aims to measure vital snow data from satellites

AP Photo/Brennan Linsley DENVER (AP) — Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world’s mountain snows – water that sustains a substantial...

School district teams with Sandy Hook mom to teach empathy

AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Nelba Marquez-Greene believes the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which killed her 6-year-old daughter, could have been avoided if more had been done years earlier to address the social isolation and mental health...

The Latest: Officer killed responding to traffic accident

WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two California police officers as they responded to a traffic accident (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Authorities say a parolee who allegedly shot and killed a Whittier policeman had slain another man and stolen his car...

Paroled gang member allegedly kills Whittier officer

WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — A gang member paroled from jail only days ago shot and killed a Whittier police officer who was answering a report of a traffic accident and wounded his partner Monday before being wounded himself, authorities said. The officers arrived at an...

Thousands of demonstrators across US say 'Not My President'

AP Photo/Seth Wenig Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President’s Day. The events on the federal holiday didn’t draw nearly as many people as the million-plus who thronged...

APNewsBreak: Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months later, the only licensed clinic providing those...

Thousands of demonstrators across US say 'Not My President'

AP Photo/Seth Wenig Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents’ Day protest dubbed Not My President’s Day. The numbers weren’t close to the million-plus who thronged the streets following Trump’s...

Police officer killed while responding to traffic accident

WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — A California police officer was killed and another wounded in a shooting Monday while they were trying to help a man who had been in a traffic accident in Whittier, officials said. The two city police officers had responded to a report of a traffic...