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Judge agrees to delay plea for theater shooting suspect

The judge overseeing the case against suspected Colorado movie theater gunman James Holmes agreed to delay arraignment in the case to allow defense lawyers more time to pore over 30,000 pages of evidence and hundreds of DVDs and CDs.

Ford's biggest white-collar job hiring in a decade

Ford Motor will add 2,200 salaried jobs this year, the biggest addition of white-collar workers at the automaker in more than a decade, the company said Friday.

Report: DEA agent made prostitute arrangement for Secret Service agent

A Drug Enforcement Administration agent stationed in Cartagena, Colombia, arranged for a prostitute to have an encounter with a U.S.

More rain for flooded parts of Louisiana

As water levels already at or above flood stage continue rising in rivers in southwestern Louisiana, the weather forecast says more rain is on the way.

Planned Parenthood seeks injunction in Texas funding law

Planned Parenthood in Texas heads to federal court Friday, looking for a temporary injunction that would allow it to take part in the state's revamped Women's Health Program.

Panicked onlookers dial 911 after mistaking dog for 'baby lion'

A coiffed pooch mistaken for a lion's cub is causing quite an uproar in Virginia. Charles the dog was frolicking down the streets in Norfolk, minding his own business, when panicked passers-by started calling 911.

Troops to get pay denied under 'don't ask don't tell'

A group of former service members who left the military because of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy will get the full separation pay they were denied, according to a recent $2.4 million court settlement.

How the NRA wields its influence

No new gun laws. The National Rifle Association has made its position clear, even amid America's most recent gun debate. It says enforce the gun laws already on the books.

Sandusky appeals sex abuse conviction

Jerry Sandusky gets a shot at regaining some of his freedom Thursday, when his lawyers launch an appeal to reverse his conviction on multiple counts of child sex abuse.

Clinton 'thrilled to be back' after illness

Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she's "thrilled to be back" after an illness, concussion and treatment for a blood clot sidelined her for more than three weeks.