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Judge accepts insanity plea in Colo. shooting case

A judge on Tuesday accepted James Holmes’ plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, setting the stage for a lengthy mental evaluation of the Colorado theater shooting suspect.…

Turkish gov’t offers apology as protests continue

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say a 22-year-old man was shot dead during an anti-government protest in a city near the border with Syria. The Hatay province governor’s office says Tuesday the man was shot during a demonstration…

Iran leader tells candidates not to appease West

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s top leader is urging presidential candidates not to make concessions to the West. The Tuesday remarks by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei follow statements by several of the eight candidates running in June…

Bollywood actress Jiah Khan found dead

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say Bollywood actress Jiah Khan has been found dead at her home in Mumbai. A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the body of the 25-year-old actress was found in her…

Silicon Valley at front line of global cyber war

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and American counterpart Barack Obama will talk cyber-security this week in California, but experts say the state’s Silicon Valley and its signature high-tech firms should provide the front lines…

Heat top Pacers for East title and date with Spurs

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James walked off the court, stopped on his way to the bench to shake David Beckham’s hand, then exchanged a few high-fives and quick hugs with teammates. No raucous celebration was necessary. Getting back…

Military calls sexual assault ‘like a cancer’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to stop sexual assault in the military, Congress is spelling out for the services how far lawmakers are willing to go in changing the decades-old military justice system. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs…

Watchdog: IRS enjoy luxury rooms at conference

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative groups who were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service are getting their say on Capitol Hill just as the details of another IRS controversy are being made public. The leaders of six conservative groups…

Oscar Pistorius briefly back in court for hearing

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius has appeared in a South African court for a hearing ahead of the murder trial of the double-amputee Olympian, who killed his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day. Wearing a dark suit, Pistorius…

Christie to discuss NJ Senate choice process

CRANBURY, N.J. (AP) — In filling a vacant Senate seat, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faces a significant choice fraught with political implications for his re-election campaign and, perhaps, a future presidential run. Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s death…

Death toll hits 10 in European flooding

BERLIN (AP) — Floodwaters in Passau are receding from the highest level seen in more than five centuries but cities downstream are bracing themselves as swollen rivers sweep through southeastern Germany. At least eight people have been reported…

Top political appointees use secret email accounts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of President Barack Obama’s political appointees, including the Cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed…

More cool weather aids crews fighting Calif. fire

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Dennis Immel’s neighbors, even his wife, followed official orders and fled as a huge wildfire approached his lakeside neighborhood in northern Los Angeles County. But Immel, after stocking up on fire hoses and nozzles,…

Ex-Calif. Rep. Cunningham to finish prison term

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Randy “Duke” Cunningham, whose feats as a Navy flying ace during the Vietnam War catapulted him to a U.S House career that ended in disgrace when he was convicted of accepting $2.4 million in…