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Long odds for insanity defense in theater shooting trial
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- The key to the death penalty trial of a man who methodically shot at moviegoers at a Batman movie premiere will be what was going on inside his mind as he threw smoke canisters and then marched up and down the aisles, firing at anyone who tried to flee.... 4/27/2015 7:02 AM

'Batman' killer studied brain disorders before mass murder
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- James Holmes was growing volatile well before he put on a gas mask and body armor, strapped on a rifle, shotgun, pistol and ammunition, and slipped into a midnight premiere of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises."... 4/26/2015 2:55 PM

Guide to the Colorado theater shooting trial
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Opening statements are set Monday in the long-awaited trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes. Here's a look at top elements in the case:... 4/26/2015 3:13 PM

Tsarnaev's life on line as defense argues against execution
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's life is on the line as his lawyers return to federal court to make their case that he should be spared the death penalty.... 4/27/2015 5:51 AM

Thousands expected at Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Thousands were expected Monday at a funeral for a man who died after sustaining serious spinal injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police.... 4/27/2015 8:21 AM

Photographer says Baltimore police beat him during protest
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A photo editor for a Baltimore newspaper says he was beaten by police at a protest over the death of Freddie Gray.... 4/26/2015 9:35 PM

Prosecutors ask for prison for 2 officers in Taser case
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Two former small town police officers in South Carolina should spend at least a year in prison for shocking a mentally disabled woman at least eight times with a Taser without giving her time to follow their orders, federal prosecutors say.... 4/27/2015 12:56 PM

Deadly Nevada prison brawl stokes mystery about guards, guns
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- This much is certain: Two handcuffed inmates at one of Nevada's toughest prisons brawled in a hallway, and one ended up dead from several shotgun blasts. The other was declared guilty of murder, even though he never touched a gun.... 4/27/2015 7:09 AM

Teen who fought cancer treatment heading home from hospital
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was expected to be released Monday from the hospital.... 4/27/2015 12:08 PM

Crews to continue search for survivors after boats capsize
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) -- Crews planned to continue searching for any survivors after a powerful weekend storm capsized several sailboats in a regatta near Mobile Bay, a Coast Guard spokesman said before dawn Monday.... 4/27/2015 10:53 AM

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