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Holmes lawyers argue over model of crime scene

DENVER (AP) — Lawyers in the Colorado theater shooting case are arguing over an FBI-built model of the crime scene that prosecutors want to show jurors. View full post on Crime and Trials News Headlines – Yahoo! News

California sophomore arrested over school shooting threats

Police in California arrested a 15-year-old student for threatening to kill a classmate, shoot up their high school and then take his own life, authorities said on Friday. Officers responded to a call about the teen threatening another youth just as thousands of people were arriving for a graduation ceremony on Thursday at the Adolfo […]

Can This Tea Partier Take Over the GOP?

Raul Labrador has almost no experience in Congress and a mutinous habit. Ordinarily, that would make a run for House Majority Leader impossible. But these aren’t ordinary times. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Morgan crash fuels debate over tired truckers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey highway crash that severely injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian is drawing attention to the dangers of tired truckers just as the industry and its allies in Congress are poised to roll back safety rules on drivers' work schedules. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! […]

White House-Congress rift over Bergdahl deal deepens

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A political storm over the trade of five Taliban inmates for a captured American soldier intensified on Monday when Obama administration officials told U.S. lawmakers that up to 90 people within the administration – but no members of Congress – were told in advance about the swap. "It strikes […]

Former lawmakers in Kuwait sentenced over insult

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait’s top court on Sunday sentenced three former opposition lawmakers to 20 months in prison for insulting the Western-backed country’s ruler, though they will be allowed to remain free on bail, their lawyer said. View full post on Crime and Trials News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Clinton papers: Concerns over Commerce, Rwanda

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new batch of records from former President Bill Clinton’s administration shows the ex-president musing about Republican plans to abolish a federal agency led by a black official, White House concerns about mass killings in Rwanda and political strategizing against former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich. View full post on Congress News […]

GOP pressing Obama to confront Russia over nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is stepping up pressure on the White House to confront Russia over allegations that it is cheating on a key nuclear arms treaty — a faceoff that could further strain U.S.-Moscow relations and dampen President Barack Obama's hopes to add deeper cuts in nuclear arsenals to his legacy. View full post […]

Indonesian arrested over murder of British woman

Denpasar (Indonesia) (AFP) – Indonesian police have arrested a construction worker suspected of murdering a British woman in her rented villa on the holiday island of Bali, an official said Sunday. Hambali, 32, was arrested on Saturday in Jakarta where he fled to after allegedly robbing and killing 40-year-old Anne Marie Drozdz, in the cultural […]

Russian court demands U.S. Library of Congress hand over Jewish texts

By Thomas Grove MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian court demanded on Thursday that the U.S. Library of Congress hand back seven precious Jewish texts to Moscow – and, in a tit-for-tat ruling, said it should pay a massive fine for every day it delays. The so-called Schneerson collection, claimed by both Russia and the New […]