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  • Daron Wint’s family doesn’t believe he is guilty of D.C. murder, arson

    WASHINGTON – Daron Wint, the man arrested in connection with a quadruple homicide in D.C., is getting some support from his family. “They’re horrified by these events, and they can’t believe that he had anything…

  • Swedish student who vanished in 1982 matched to bones in US

    FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Bones found in the San Francisco Bay Area are those of a Swedish exchange student who disappeared more than 30 years ago, authorities said Monday. The U.S. Department of Justice matched…

  • Supreme Court clarifies power of bankruptcy judges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says bankruptcy courts have authority to rule on disputes that fall outside the bankruptcy proceedings if the parties to the case consent. The 6-3 ruling on Tuesday helps clarify…

  • French Open Results

    Tuesday At Stade Roland Garros Paris Purse: $30.86 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Men First Round David Ferrer (7), Spain, def. Lukas Lacko, Slovakia, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1. Marin Cilic (9), Croatia, def. Robin Haase,…

  • Conor Daly to replace James Hinchcliffe in Detroit

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Conor Daly will replace James Hinchcliffe for this weekend’s doubleheader in Detroit. Daly will drive the No. 5 for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at Belle Isle Raceway on Saturday and Sunday. Hinchcliffe has…

  • John Murphy, NY congressman convicted in Abscam, dies at 88

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Congressman John Murphy, who represented Staten Island for 18 years before being caught in the Abscam corruption scandal in the late 1970s, has died. He was 88. The Democrat, who…

  • Enraged voters menace political status quo in Spain, Poland

    MADRID (AP) — Reeling from punishment at the polls, Spain’s ruling and main opposition parties prepared Tuesday for negotiations with anti-establishment newcomer groups in a bid to form regional power sharing alliances while Poland’s governing…

  • US home prices rose at steady pace in March from year ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5 percent in…

  • D.C. ranks high on family-friendly policies

    WASHINGTON — Working parents face a lot of challenges trying to juggle jobs and family responsibilities. But a new ranking puts the District of Columbia near the top of a list of states with policies that are friendly to…

  • Egyptian officials investigate police killing of student

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities are investigating the killing of a university student by police, a judicial official said Tuesday, the latest in series of cases alleging brutality by security forces. The death of engineering…

  • Consumer confidence rises slightly in May

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Conference Board says consumer confidence rebounded this month as the job market showed signs of improvement. The business research group’s consumer confidence index rose to 95.4 in May from 94.3 in…

  • US closes probe after Can-Am Spyder maker agrees to recall

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation of fires in Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles after the manufacturer agreed to a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.…

  • Texas flooding overwhelms popular bed-and-breakfast region

    WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — The vacation house where two families were to spend Memorial Day weekend was already gone, swept down the swollen Blanco River, when Carissa Smith’s husband arrived. All he found was a…

  • US new-home sales jump in April

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans bought new homes in April — evidence that the stronger job market is powering the housing sector. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new-home sales climbed 6.8 percent last month…

  • Mental health will take focus in theater shooting trial

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting are steadily moving toward the heart of their case: the testimony of two court-appointed doctors expected to say James Holmes was sane when he opened…