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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 courtroom file sketch, James Holmes, left, and defense attorney Tamara Brady are depicted, as they sit in court on the first day of jury selection in Holmes' trial, at the Arapahoe County Justice Center, in Centennial, Colo. Jan. 20, 2015. Holmes faces trial starting on April 27, 2015, in the mass shooting in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that left 12 dead and 70 wounded. (AP Photo/Jeff Kandyba, file)

Killer of ‘Batman’ moviegoers had studied brain disorders before the mass murder

Sunday, April 26, 2015

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. He was a sought-after neuroscientist-in-training, but he was falling apart. He told a classmate he wanted to kill people, prosecutors say. He …

Coast Guard: Second body found in Alabama waters, 5 missing

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Coast Guard crews searched for five people missing yesterday after recovering two bodies following a powerful weekend storm that capsized several sailboats competing in a regatta near Mobile Bay in Alabama. One body was discovered after Saturday’s storm and another yesterday morning, said Major Steve Thompson, director of the Alabama Department of Public …

Indonesia gives 72-hour execution notice to drug traffickers, sparking protests around the world about their death sentence

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Indonesia notified nine foreigners and a local man convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by the U.N. chief and foreign leaders to spare them. Authorities also asked the four Nigerian men, two Australian men, a Filipino woman, a Brazilian man, a Frenchman and an …

Each death in Baltimore makes mistrust harder to overcome

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Baltimore’s mayor and police commissioner came in making big promises to the inner-city residents and the police who spent decades staring each other down in neighborhoods ravaged by crack and heroin. But with each death of a black man in custody, their efforts to overcome mistrust have hit …

Thousands march in anti-government protest

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day yesterday to protest government labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago. Thousands of demonstrators supporting …

Family looks to future after fugitive brother’s return to US

Saturday, April 25, 2015

For years, Beth Kelley posted the message to her brother on Facebook: “Happy Birthday Scott, wherever you are.” In the decade Scott Kelley has missed, there have births and deaths, holidays and milestones. But Beth Kelley said she …

Three brush fires reported about same time in Concord

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Three fires scorched about 5 acres of brush and woods in Concord yesterday afternoon. Officials are investigating the brush fires but believe people may have caused them. “We haven’t made any determination yet,” said Concord Deputy Fire Chief …

Police push to educate drivers on new hands-free law

Saturday, April 25, 2015

State and local law enforcement have begun distributing fliers during traffic stops in a final push to educate drivers ahead of the July 1 launch of New Hampshire’s hands-free law. The state has already set up 48 electronic messaging boards along highways and other major traffic arteries warning …

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Canadian court to extradite 2 to New Hampshire in ‘88 deaths

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered the extradition of two men to New Hampshire to face murder charges in the deaths of two women nearly 27 years ago. The ruling followed a hearing Thursday on Anthony Barnaby …

Mistrial in case of sex assault defendant who shot himself

Friday, April 24, 2015

A judge declared a mistrial in the case of a man who shot himself yesterday in the courthouse parking lot while awaiting a jury’s verdict on charges he sexually assaulted a piano student more than a decade ago. Authorities said 75-year-old John Goodwin, a longtime piano instructor in …

In Baltimore, protesters promise biggest Freddie Gray rally yet

Friday, April 24, 2015

After a week of protests, people angry over the unexplained police-custody death of Freddie Gray promised their biggest march today, when they would try to “shut down” the city. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake thanked protesters for being peaceful so …

Rough ride? Lawyer says fatally injured arrestee lacked belt

Friday, April 24, 2015

No video captured what happened to Freddie Gray inside the police van where officers heaved him into a metal compartment after pinning him to a sidewalk. The cause of his fatal spine injury has not been revealed. But …