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Life or death for Colorado movie theater shooter? Prosecution walks a 'tight rope'

Since the death penalty was reinstated in Colorado more than 35 years ago, the state has executed just one person.

Who's killing Texas prosecutors? Chilling mystery leaves county on edge

Frayed nerves and a palpable tension cloak this quiet Texas county as half a dozen agencies hunt for the killer or killers bent on taking out top criminal justice officials.

Stocks: Jobs take center stage

Investors will enter the second quarter looking for fresh signs that the U.S. economic recovery is strengthening.

House Homeland Security member: North Korea not bluffing

House Homeland Security Committee member Peter King said Sunday that the recent provocative, warmongering rhetoric out of North Korea is no "empty threat."

Texas DA, wife killed 2 months after deputy's slaying

A Texas community is on edge after a district attorney who said he would put away the "scum" who killed a colleague two months ago was shot to death alongside his wife in his home Saturday night.

Scores of Tulsa dental patients tested for hepatitis, HIV exposure

They'd gone to W. Scott Harrington's dentist office in a Tulsa, Oklahoma, suburb to have a wisdom tooth removed or perhaps have their jaw realigned.

Giant panda gets artificially inseminated

Birds do it. Bees do it. But giant pandas may need a little help.

Pope Francis leads Good Friday worship, Via Crucis ceremony

Pope Francis presided over a Good Friday service at St. Peter's Basilica Friday, and later will head to one of Rome's most famous landmarks, the Colosseum, to lead the Way of the Cross ceremony.

Pope Francis leading Good Friday worship, Via Crucis ceremony

Pope Francis will recite the story of Christ's last hours in a Good Friday service at St. Peter's Basilica before heading to one of Rome's most famous landmarks, the Colosseum, to lead the Way of the Cross ceremony.

Oklahoma dentist let unlicensed staffers give IVs, state official says

A Tulsa dentist who health investigators say may have exposed thousands of patients to HIV and hepatitis because of unsanitary practices also allowed "unauthorized, unlicensed" employees to perform intravenous sedation of patients, Su