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Boston Marathon bomber's lawyer urges jury to spare his life
BOSTON (AP) -- A lawyer for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev urged a jury Monday to spare the young man's life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led astray by his belligerent older brother.... 4/27/2015 3:54 PM

Long odds for insanity defense in theater shooting trial
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes joined the parents of his victims in line on a gray and drizzly Monday morning before entering the courthouse where lawyers prepared to declare why he should be executed or spend the rest of his life in a mental hospital.... 4/27/2015 3:13 PM

'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

News guide: Movie theater shooting trial opens in Colorado
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:... 4/27/2015 3:18 PM

Murray, mom in tennis shoes in '92, stands her ground
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray.... 4/27/2015 4:07 PM

US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth
NEW YORK (AP) -- The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.... 4/27/2015 4:02 PM

US, Japan boost defense ties with eyes on China, NKorea
NEW YORK (AP) -- The United States and Japan are hoping to boost their defense relationship, allowing Japan to play a bigger role in global military operations with an eye on potential threats from China and North Korea.... 4/27/2015 3:01 PM

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