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Prosecutor describes Colorado gunman's path to carnage
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- A prosecutor declared Monday that two psychiatric exams found Colorado theater gunman James Holmes to be sane as he meticulously plotted a mass murder, considering a bomb or biological warfare before settling on a shooting so that he could inflict more "collateral damage."... 4/27/2015 9:17 PM

The Latest: Lawyer says Holmes diagnosed with schizophrenia
3:45 p.m. (MDT)... 4/27/2015 10:01 PM

Riot erupts after funeral for man hurt in police custody
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Rioters looted stores and hurled rocks and bricks at Baltimore police Monday, injuring several officers just hours after thousands mourned the man who died after suffering a severe spinal injury in police custody.... 4/27/2015 9:55 PM

`Good kid': Lawyer pleads for Boston Marathon bomber's life
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers pleaded with a jury Monday to spare his life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led down the path to terrorism by his increasingly fanatical older brother.... 4/27/2015 9:17 PM

Pennsylvania top court reinstates monsignor's conviction
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The state's highest court on Monday reinstated the landmark child-endangerment conviction of a Roman Catholic monsignor who was the first U.S. church official ever prosecuted over his handling of sex abuse complaints.... 4/27/2015 9:36 PM

Woman convicted of murder after young daughter disappeared
PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona mother was convicted of first-degree murder and child abuse Monday in the death of her 5-year-old daughter, who prosecutors said was beaten, neglected and confined to a closet before being dumped in a trash bin in 2011.... 4/27/2015 10:12 PM

In US-Japan talks, China is the elephant in the room
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet on Tuesday, a major subtext of their discussions will be the world leader not in the room - Chinese President Xi Jinping.... 4/27/2015 9:27 PM

Kansas faces criticism for cost of sex offender program
LARNED, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas is among a number of states facing questions about whether its program that commits sex offenders to involuntary treatment rehabilitates them or, as critics claim, merely warehouses them indefinitely due to public safety concerns.... 4/27/2015 10:02 PM

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