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HOUSTON (AP) — This week's record rainfall in Texas eased the state's drought and swelled rivers and lakes to the point that they may not return to normal levels until July, scientists said Thursday.Just weeks ago, much of the state was parched ...more

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say there is easily enough evidence to support former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's public corruption convictions.In court filings Thursday, prosecutors told the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal ...more

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man chased by sheriff's deputies while riding a horse and whose subsequent beating by them resulted in a $650,000 settlement was charged Thursday with more than a dozen crimes, including resisting arrest ...more

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former Capitol Hill staffer on wire-fraud charges, saying he used his status as a Senate aide to bilk women out of $500,000.Sixty-five-year-old Robert Lee Foster, formerly of Falls Churc ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The son of a co-creator of the children's show "Barney and Friends" has pleaded no contest to shooting and wounding his Malibu neighbor.City News Service says 29-year-old Patrick Leach entered the plea Thursday to assault with ...more

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6 p.m. MDTThe Colorado theater shooting trial has ended for the day after prosecutors played a videotaped interview in which James Holmes describes his parents' reaction to the deadly attack.In the wide-ranging interview with state-appoin ...more

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial heard for the first time in the gunman's own words that he regretted the attack and sometimes cried about it at night.James Holmes' comments came about two years after the sh ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerral Hancock is about to replace the worst day of his life with the best one.The Army veteran, who was partially paralyzed, badly burned and lost his left arm when the tank he was driving through Iraq on his 21st birthday wa ...more

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ROME, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a third man has pleaded guilty in an anti-government militia plot.The U.S. Attorney's office said in a news release Thursday that Terry Peace pleaded guilty to conspiring to use weapons of mass destructio ...more

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge Thursday refused to throw out criminal convictions in a salmonella outbreak traced to a Georgia peanut plant after the court investigated defense attorneys' claims of jury misconduct.Former Peanut Corporation ...more