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  • Gunman says he tried calling crisis line before shootings

    James Holmes lingered outside a suburban Denver movie theater for a moment or two, thinking someone at a mental health hotline might talk him out of killing people he didn't know, or that the FBI might swoop in and stop him, he told a psychiatrist last...
  • Woman accused in murder-for-hire plan; Ex-husband was target

    A 56-year-old woman is being held on charges she tried to pay someone $20,000 to kill her ex-husband, his wife and their daughter. Debra Arno is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in federal court in Buffalo on Wednesday. The U.S. attorney'...
  • Today in History

    Today is Wednesday, June 3, the 154th day of 2015. There are 211 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 3, 1965, astronaut Edward H. White became the first American to "walk" in space during the flight of Gemini 4. On this...
  • 2 found guilty of placing bombs on Canada Day 2013

    A jury found a Canadian couple guilty Tuesday of plotting to set off pressure-cooker bombs outside British Columbia's provincial legislature two years ago on Canada Day, when thousands of people were expected to be there. The jury in Vancouver began...
  • Man charged with Memorial Day weekend slaying of car enthusiast

    Man charged with Memorial Day weekend slaying of car enthusiast
    A Logan Square man is charged with first-degree murder after prosecutors say he chased down another man and fatally shot him in the chest over Memorial Day weekend in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Joseph Thrane, 18, appeared in Cook County bond...
  • Man 'bragged' after delivering fatal punch outside Palatine bar: prosecutor

    Man 'bragged' after delivering fatal punch outside Palatine bar: prosecutor
    A man charged in a fatal fight "bragged and gloated" after punching another man outside a Palatine bar, a prosecutor said as testimony got underway in the first-degree murder trial Tuesday. "He's not going to get up now," the defendant, Michael Platt,...
  • Eyewitness recounts girl's fatal shooting

    Eyewitness recounts girl's fatal shooting
    Ashley Scott never made it to her 18th birthday in March. The high school junior from Lansing, Ill., was shot in the neck on Dec. 3, 2014, during a marijuana deal and died within minutes, deputy prosecutor Aleksandra Dimitrijevic told jurors in her...
  • Md. inmate not competent for trial in cellmate's slaying

    A state prison inmate has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial for the 2013 beating death of his cellmate at the maximum-security Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland. Thirty-six-year-old Darnell Thompson had a competency hearing...
  • El Salvador records post-war high of 635 homicides in May

    El Salvador recorded a grisly milestone with 635 homicides in May, believed to be the most killings for a single month since the Central American nation's civil war ended in 1992. Most of the killings came during turf battles involving gang members mixed...
  • The latest on Boston Marathon case: Officer likely shot cop

    2:20 p.m. A Massachusetts prosecutor says it's "highly likely" that friendly fire critically injured a police officer during a gunbattle with the Boston Marathon bombers days after the attacks. But Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said Tuesday...
  • High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats

    The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates. Chief Justice John Roberts said it was...