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National & World Man accused in 'American Sniper' murder going to trial Man accused in 'American Sniper' murder going to trial
A murder trial is set to start next month for the man accused of killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose life inspired the Academy Award-nominated film “American Sniper”. The defense is concerned with getting an impartial jury because of the film.
National & World (New) Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter
A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, until the eve of the trial, was as much about the journalist who published the leaks as it was the accused leaker.
National & World Sheriff: Bodies found near car of missing Ga. couple Sheriff: Bodies found near car of missing Ga. couple
The car belonging to a Georgia couple who were reported missing after traveling to meet a person claiming to sell a classic auto has been found in a lake and two bodies were found nearby, authorities said Monday.
National & World Lawyer: Boy Scout files depict 'sordid' history of abuse Lawyer: Boy Scout files depict 'sordid' history of abuse
The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old scout by an adult volunteer was part of a "sordid history of child sexual abuse" within the Boy Scouts that has been documented internally by the organization for nearly a century, the victim's attorney said Monday.
National & World Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation
An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three months in prison in the country's first case that came to trial over the widespread practice.
National & World 'Potentially historic' storm headed for Northeast 'Potentially historic' storm headed for Northeast
A "potentially historic" storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Connecticut starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter, the National Weather Service said.
National & World NAACP leader urges pursuit of justice after bombing attempt NAACP leader urges pursuit of justice after bombing attempt
Nearly three weeks after an attempted bombing in Colorado Springs near the headquarters of the NAACP, the national leader of the organization told several hundred people on Saturday they should not be deterred from pursuing justice while possible hate crimes are being investigated.
National & World Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive
Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools and homes Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 21 people, authorities said. Ukraine's top rebel leader announced that an offensive had begun on the strategically important port.
National & World Police: Man shot his family, killing 3, then killed himself Police: Man shot his family, killing 3, then killed himself
In the quiet of a pre-dawn Saturday on a dead-end street, a father came home and shot his family in their heads, leaving women in three generations dead and a wounded 12-year-old girl calling 911, police said.
National & World Fake schools draw scrutiny of federal investigators Fake schools draw scrutiny of federal investigators
From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master's degree. Its website featured smiling students in caps and gowns and promised a leafy campus in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.
National & World Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture
Prosecutors spent more than a week showing jurors photos and videos taken by Vanderbilt football players in a dorm-room sex assault. In response, the former players' lawyers have sought to put the elite southern university on trial, blaming an anything-goes campus culture for warping the young men's judgment.
National & World Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch new offensive Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch new offensive
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, upending recent European attempts to mediate an end to the fighting.