Music death suspect compared self to rape victim

Defendant Michael Dunn is brought into the courtroom just before 5 p.m., where Judge Russell Healey announced that the jury was deadlocked on charge one and have verdicts on the other four charges as they deliberate in the trial of Dunn, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, for the shooting...

Lottery winners urged to avoid big purchases

The $400 miliion Powerball jackpot tops the list of lottery payouts in this convenience store in the Minneapolis skyway system, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Jackpots like Wednesday’s anticipated $400 million Powerball can grant a lot of wishes. Should a winner have but one...

After new East storm, warm-up (finally!) in sight

A person skates on the Frog Pond rink on Boston Common in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. It was expected to drop 3 to 5 inches of snow on Boston, with 6 to 10 inches forecast for parts of Northern New England, before moving out late Tuesday and early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michael...

‘No verification’ for Pa. wife’s killing claims

FILE – In this Dec. 20, 2013 file photo, Miranda Barbour is led out of the courthouse after her preliminary hearing in Sunbury, Pa. In a jailhouse interview with The Daily Item newspaper in Sunbury, Pa., published Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, Miranda Barbour, charged along with...

Ex-soldier convicted of killing Iraqi family dies

FILE – In this April 29, 2009 file photo, former 101st Airborne Division Pfc. Steven Dale Green is escorted to the courthouse on the third day of his trial in Paducah, Ky. Green, convicted of raping and killing a teenage Iraqi girl and using a shotgun to kill her family,...

Pastor who died of rattlesnake bite remembered

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) — A snake-handling pastor in Kentucky who died after being bitten by one of the serpents during a church service has been remembered fondly at a memorial service. Jamie Coots was known for his role on the National Geographic television reality show...

US Border Patrol agent kills man near San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shot a man Tuesday after the agent was struck in the head with a rock, authorities said, fueling debate over whether the agency overreacts to rock assaults by suspected smugglers and migrants. The agent was trying to...

Utah mom buys all of store’s ‘indecent’ T-shirts

Judy Cox stands for a photograph holding a stack of T-shirts with what she believes are pornographic designs Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Orem, Utah. Cox purchased the entire stock of T-shirts for $567 from the PacSun store in Orem believing their display broke Orem’s decency...

Toxins leaking from 2nd pipe at NC coal ash dump

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials said Tuesday that groundwater containing unsafe levels of arsenic apparently leaching from a Duke Energy coal ash dump is still pouring into the Dan River, which is already contaminated from a massive Feb. 2 spill. The state...

Soldiers mugging around empty casket sparks furor

This photo posted to the instagram account belonging to Spc. Terry Harrison shows a dozen soldiers clowning around a casket draped in a flag at a National Guard training facility in Arkansas. The Wisconsin National Guard on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 announced that it had suspended...