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FILE - This undated file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013, by the FBI shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Russian relatives of Boston Marathon bomberTsarnaev are expected to testify at his trial as his lawyers continue to make their case to spare his life.  Five family members are expected to take the witness stand Monday, May 4, 2015, in federal court.  (AP Photo/FBI, File)

Boston Marathon bomber cries, wipes eyes as aunt takes stand

For the first time, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and cried as his sobbing aunt briefly took the stand Monday in his federal death penalty trial before she was asked to step down to compose herself. Tsarnaev, 21, wiped tears from his eyes quickly and ...

Berkeley's Mark Twain project reveals cache of new writing

Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have uncovered and authenticated a cache of stories written by Mark Twain when he was a 29-year-old newspaperman in San Francisco. Many of the stories are 150 years old. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1Pi8lG7) Twain wrote some of the letters and stories ...

Ben Carson announces his candidacy for president during an official announcement in Detroit, Monday, May 4, 2015. Carson, 63, a retired neurosurgeon, begins the Republican primary as an underdog in a campaign expected to feature several seasoned politicians. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

GOP field grows: Fiorina, Carson launch presidential bids

Former technology executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson jumped into the race for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, both longshots who nevertheless have the potential to attract a more diverse group of supporters to the party. Fiorina is likely to be the only prominent woman to seek the ...

A Texas state trooper stands guard at a parking lot near the Curtis Culwell Center where a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad was held Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Garland, Texas. The contest was put on lockdown Sunday night and attendees were being evacuated after authorities reported a shooting outside the building. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

The Latest on Texas attack: White House says violence unjust

11:10 a.m. CDT A White House spokesman says the president has been informed about the shooting outside a contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons in suburban Dallas and believes no act of expression justifies violence. Spokesman Josh Earnest says extremists try to use expressions they consider to be offensive as a ...

Florida trial set for 2016 for doctor tied to Sen. Menendez

A federal judge has set a trial date for early 2016 in the Medicare fraud case of a Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez. Attorneys for Salomon Melgen said Monday they'll look to health care experts to prove that the $190 million charges to Medicare ...

FILE - In this Tuesday Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H.  The Obama Administration’s hotly debated plan to cut the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide coming out of the nation’s power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year from also reducing other types of pollutions, a new independent study concludes.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year

The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes. A study from Harvard and Syracuse University calculates the decline in heart ...

A Texas state trooper stands guard at a parking lot near the Curtis Culwell Center where a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad was held Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Garland, Texas. The contest was put on lockdown Sunday night and attendees were being evacuated after authorities reported a shooting outside the building. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Police: No explosives found in car used in Texas attack

Federal agents searched an apartment in Phoenix as part of an investigation into a shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, the FBI confirmed Monday. A police officer shot and killed two gunmen who opened fire outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland ...

Latest on Boston trial: Tsarnaev cries while aunt on stand

11:50 a.m. Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has shown emotion for the first time in his federal death penalty trial, crying as his aunt took the stand and wiping his eyes repeatedly with a tissue. Patimat Suleimanova sobbed uncontrollably Monday as she looked at Dzhokhar sitting about 10 ...

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly and her attorney Michael Critchley, right, arrive for a news conference, Friday, May 1, 2015, in Livingston, N.J. Earlier Friday, federal prosecutors brought charges against three former allies of Gov. Chris Christie, but not Christie himself, in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal, easing the legal threat that has hung over his 2016 White House ambitions for more than a year. One of those charged, David Wildstein, a former high-ranking official at the transportation agency that operates the bridge, pleaded guilty and accused the two other defendants, Kelly and Bill Baroni, who was the governor's top appointee at the Port Authority, of joining him in a politically motivated scheme to create huge traffic jams. Kelly and Baroni were charged in an indictment unsealed later Friday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Ex-Christie allies plead not guilty in bridge case

Two former political allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie entered not guilty pleas Monday after they were charged for their alleged involvement in politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge in 2013. Christie's former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly, and his former top appointee at ...

Democratic committee endorses Murphy for Rubio Senate seat

The Democratic Senate campaign committee endorsed Rep. Patrick Murphy on Monday as its candidate for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Marco Rubio of Florida, who is running for president. The endorsement comes even as another Democratic congressman, Alan Grayson, is eyeing the same seat. It's the latest move ...

Bill Baroni, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former top appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, arrives for a hearing Monday, May 4, 2015, in Newark, N.J. Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly, Christie's former Deputy Chief of Staff, are facing charges in a nine-count indictment unsealed Friday after a yearlong investigation of politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge in 2013. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Latest on traffic jam scandal: Baroni says he's innocent

11:40 a.m. Gov. Chris Christie's former top appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says he's innocent of charges that he was involved in a scheme to close lanes of the George Washington Bridge as political retribution in 2013. Bill Baroni spoke to reporters on Monday ...

Italian astronaut brews, sips first fresh espresso in space

The first Italian woman in space is now the world's first orbiting barista. Over the weekend, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti fired up the first espresso machine in space. She posted a photo of herself on Twitter from the International Space Station on Sunday, sipping from a cup designed for use in ...

Man injured during officer-involved shooting near Tampa

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating a shooting involving a sheriff's deputy that left a Florida man injured. The Hernando County Sheriff's Office says deputies went to a domestic call Saturday and found an injured woman. While tending to her, officials heard a shot inside the house. Then ...

File- This March 8, 2014, file photo shows Dr. Ben Carson, professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting in National Harbor, Md. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon turned conservative political star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Carson announced his candidacy during an interview aired Sunday, May 3, 2015, by Ohio's WKRC television station  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson announces White House campaign

Retired surgeon Ben Carson declared his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, resting his longshot bid on his vision of the nation as "a place of dreams" where people can thrive when freed from an overbearing government. Carson, the only African-American in the race, spoke in front of hundreds ...

Florida Gov. reappoints top posts after abrupt session end

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is reappointing more than a dozen agency heads in the aftermath of this year's contentious legislative session. The Florida Senate ended the session last week without confirming dozens of appointments made in the last few months by Scott. Those include appointments to university and college boards. ...

Girl, 5, drowns in Jacksonville retention pond

Authorities say a 5-year-old girl drowned in a retention pond near a home she was visiting with her parents. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to the Westside neighborhood Sunday night after the child was reported missing. First Coast News (http://fcnews.tv/1AzSk7z ) reports the girl was playing outside with a group ...

GA Lottery

These Georgia lotteries were drawn Monday: All or Nothing Morning 02-04-05-06-10-11-17-18-19-20-21-22 (two, four, five, six, ten, eleven, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two) Mega Millions Estimated jackpot: $110 million Powerball Estimated jackpot: $80 million

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Morning' game

The winning numbers in Monday morning's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "All or Nothing Morning" game were: 02-04-05-06-10-11-17-18-19-20-21-22 (two, four, five, six, ten, eleven, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two)

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2015 file photo, aA snowplow clears a street near Quincy Market in Boston. More than $1 billion was spent and 6 million tons of salt used to keep highways operating in nearly two dozen states during the recent harsh winter, according to a first-ever survey of state transportation officials. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Survey: States spent $1B-plus to clear winter snow and ice

Winter's full fury arrived late in much of the country, but once it did it was relentless, forcing state transportation agencies to spend more than $1 billion to keep highways safe and passable, according to a first-of-its-kind survey. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials said 23 states ...

Court rejects challenge to NJ ban on gay conversion therapy

The Supreme Court has turned away a challenge to New Jersey's ban on so-called gay conversion therapy for patients under 18 years old. The justices did not comment on their order Monday. It followed similar action last year that left California's therapy ban in place. Lower courts dismissed lawsuits challenging ...

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