By Verena Dobnik Associated Press NEW YORK – Police have arrested a 30-year-old man in the fatal stabbing of actor Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter on a Manhattan street. Lamar Davenport was arrested on a murder charge Monday, a day after 33-year-old Edena Hines was found lying on the street in front of her Upper Manhattan apartment […]

By Russ Bynum Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. – After 150 years at the bottom of the Savannah River, the armored skeleton of the Confederate warship CSS Georgia is being raised to the surface one 5-ton chunk at a time. Navy divers who began working in late June to recover cannons, unexploded shells and other artifacts […]

By Josh Lederman Associated Press WASHINGTON – Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, as he warned anew that climate change will threaten future generations if left unchecked. Touting the plan at a White House event on Monday, Obama […]

By Kate Brumback Associated Press ATLANTA – Confederate battle flags were stealthily placed on the grounds of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church, and authorities said Thursday they were looking for two white males who were recorded on surveillance camera leaving the banners behind. Atlanta police Chief George Turner said his agency was working […]

By Sadie Gurman Associated Press CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Jurors convicted Colorado theater shooter James Holmes on Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere, rejecting defense arguments that the former graduate student was insane and driven to murder by delusions. The 27-year-old Holmes, who had been working toward his […]

By David Crary AP National Writer The governors of Georgia and Indiana and Ohio’s attorney general on Thursday ordered investigations of Planned Parenthood facilities in their states to determine if organs from aborted fetuses were being sold. The state investigations – as well as probes announced Wednesday by three Republican-led congressional committees – come in […]

By Lucas L. Johnson and Kathleen Foody Associated Press CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – A gunman unleashed a barrage of gunfire at two military facilities a few miles apart in Chattanooga on Thursday, killing at least four Marines, officials said. The gunman was also killed. U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said officials were treating the attacks as an […]

By Bruce Smith Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. – The man accused of killing nine people at a church in Charleston last month will stand trial next July, a judge ruled Thursday. During a 25-minute hearing in Charleston, Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson set a July 11, 2016, trial date for Dylann Roof. Public defender Ashley Pennington […]

By Marcia Dunn AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – We’ve made it to Pluto by NASA’s calculations, the last stop on a planetary tour of the solar system a half-century in the making. The moment of closest approach for the New Horizons spacecraft came around 7:49 a.m. EDT Tuesday, culminating an epic journey from […]