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  • Teacher jailed for showing high school class violent movie

    A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jail. Sheila Kearns, who was convicted in January of four felony counts, apologized in court,...
  • A defiant Alabama regains ground against gay marriage

    Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin issuing licenses to gays and lesbians. But advocates said they're not giving up...
  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans. The...
  • 'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

    The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it. In a blunt opening statement at the nation's biggest terrorism trial in nearly 20 years,...
  • Pharrell tells jury he didn't copy Gaye music for hit song

    Pharrell Williams told a jury Wednesday that he was trying to evoke the feel of Marvin Gaye's music but did not copy the late singer's work when he crafted the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines." Williams said he grew up listening to Gaye's music and was...
  • Ohio mom, boyfriend guilty; child emailed teacher for help

    A woman and her boyfriend pleaded guilty to raping her young children and were sentenced to prison on Wednesday, a year after one of her daughters emailed a teacher for help and said she and her siblings were being chained to their beds, deprived of...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    US won't bring federal charges in Ferguson shooting, but strongly criticizes police force The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old on Wednesday, but also issued...
  • Lawyer: Tsarnaev widow not ID'd as witness in bombing trial

    The sister-in-law of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has not been identified as a witness for prosecutors or the defense in his trial, and she has not been told she's the subject of any investigation, her lawyer said Wednesday. "She has not been...
  • Martin tells NC lawmakers of court improvements, needs

    North Carolina's judicial system has done its best with less since the Great Recession, but now it's time legislators provide more resources and improved personnel pay within the state's courthouses, Chief Justice Mark Martin told legislators Wednesday....
  • Latest on Boston bombing trial: Victim says she saw pal die

    5:10 P.M. A spectator at the 2013 Boston Marathon has testified that she watched her close friend die on the pavement next to her after the first bomb exploded. Karen Rand McWatters spoke Wednesday at the federal death penalty trial of Boston bomber...
  • Pakistani man guilty in al-Qaida plot to bomb NYC subway

    A Pakistani man was found guilty Wednesday in a failed al-Qaida bomb plot after a New York trial that featured spies in disguise, evidence from the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound and the defendant's questioning of an admitted co-conspirator. The jury...