Tenn. twins’ autopsies show no signs of foul play

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Autopsies have helped identify 63-year-old twin brothers who were found dead last weekend in their Chattanooga home. But the autopsies did nothing to resolve the mystery of what happened to the brothers and how their bodies could have remained in...
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Newtown residents want gunman’s house torn down

FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2012, file photo, a police cruiser sits in the driveway as crime scene tape surrounds the home of Nancy Lanza in Newtown, Conn. Nancy Lanza was killed there by her son Adam Lanza, before he forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Dec. 14,...
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Judge halts execution, cites drug source secrecy

FILE – In this Sept. 21, 2011, file photo, a corrections officer keeps watch outside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas. On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, two days before Texas is scheduled to execute convicted killer Ramiro...
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Death toll hits 29 in Washington mudslide

Debra Hoskins ties yellow ribbons onto the North Fork Stillaguamish River Bridge near Arlington, Wash., on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. “Ribbons signify that you expect the return of a loved one. For me this is just showing faith. We’re just believing that every single...

Former CIA official denies allegations on Benghazi

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former deputy director of the CIA insisted on Wednesday that he didn’t edit the widely debunked talking points on the 2012 Benghazi attack due to political pressure to protect President Barack Obama and onetime Secretary of State Hillary Rodham...

Police: ‘Voices’ told mother to sit on sons in tub

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman heard “crazy voices” telling her to push her sons underwater before she sat on the boys in the bathtub, drowning her 3-year-old son and leaving his 6-year-old brother in critical condition, police said in a...
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Scandal-weary voters boot DC mayor from office

D.C. mayoral candidate and council member Muriel Bowser watches returns at her election night watch party in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Bowser is the top challenger to Mayor Vincent Gray. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) D.C. mayoral candidate and council member Muriel Bowser...
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Waters recede, helping search for mudslide victims

Debra Hoskins ties yellow ribbons onto the North Fork Stillaguamish River Bridge near Arlington, Wash., on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. “Ribbons signify that you expect the return of a loved one. For me this is just showing faith. We’re just believing that every single...

$425 million Powerball winner wants privacy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The winner of one of the largest Powerball jackpots in history has finally come forward — but he still hasn’t quite revealed his identity. B. Raymond Buxton, a Northern California man, waited more than a month to accept his prize on...
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New CEO Barra faces tough task in shedding old GM

General Motors CEO Mary Barra pauses as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. The committee is looking for answers from Barra about safety defects and mishandled...