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Coroner: Death of Andrew Getty appears natural or accident
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The death at a Hollywood Hills home Tuesday of Andrew Getty, one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was most likely from natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said.... 4/1/2015 5:26 AM

Police: Man, woman found dead after medical office shooting
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A man stormed into a medical office building in downtown Fresno and fatally shot the mother of his five children before he killed himself, police in central California said Tuesday.... 4/1/2015 3:43 AM

Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence asked lawmakers Tuesday to send him a clarification of the state's new religious-freedom law later this week, while Arkansas legislators passed a similar measure, despite criticism that it is a thinly disguised attempt to permit discrimination against gays.... 3/31/2015 11:32 PM

A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence urged lawmakers Tuesday to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.... 4/1/2015 1:16 AM

Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday, a day after they began presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack.... 4/1/2015 12:50 AM

Gary Dahl, creator of the Pet Rock, dies at 78
JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon.... 4/1/2015 5:41 AM

Health providers' stand could invite other execution methods
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- With the American Pharmacists Association taking a stance this week, the medical community is now united in its opposition to playing any role in capital punishment killings.... 4/1/2015 12:02 AM

On Cuban isle once home to Americans, a look back and ahead
ISLA DE LA JUVENTUD, Cuba (AP) -- Fidelia Rodriguez looks at photos of the Smith family, the Americans who once owned the home she has lived in all her life. She lives behind the big house where the Smiths raised their children, a property now owned by the Cuban state. Her home was the servants' quarters.... 4/1/2015 5:27 AM

Foreign adoptions by Americans reach lowest mark since 1982
NEW YORK (AP) -- The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped by 9 percent last year to the lowest level since 1982, according to new State Department figures.... 3/31/2015 8:33 PM

Police: Prisoner who stole gun, fled hospital found in DC
ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) -- An inmate hospitalized after a suicide attempt overpowered a guard, took her gun, escaped and carjacked two vehicles Tuesday, setting off a frenzied nine-hour search that ended with his capture as he got off a bus in the nation's capital.... 3/31/2015 9:48 PM



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