US Marines release findings on chopper crash in Nepal quake


TOKYO (AP) — The crew's decision to use the most direct route to bring out the injured is the likely cause of a U.S. military helicopter crash that killed 13 people during earthquake rescue operations in May in Nepal, the U.S. Marine Corps said Saturday.


Louisiana police arrest 2 officers in autistic boy's death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana investigators are combing through evidence in the shooting death earlier this week of a 6-year-old autistic boy after authorities charged two law enforcement officers in the shooting.

  • Written by REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press

Republicans capitalize on anti-Obama fervor in coal country


PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In the heart of Kentucky's coal country, where sons followed fathers and grandfathers into the mines, support for Democrats ran as deep as the coal seams that powered the region's economy. But as the Appalachian coal sector's future has dimmed, so has political loyalty.

  • Written by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press

Pentagon plan to close Guantanamo expected in coming week


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's plan outlining the long-stalled effort to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, expected in the coming week, includes details suggesting that the Centennial Correctional Facility in Colorado is one suitable site to send detainees whom officials believe should never be released, administration officials said.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press

A rape, a non-investigation, and a 18-year wait for justice

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Marie picked up the phone and dialed the number the detective gave her 10 days before, on the night she was raped at knifepoint outside a friend's house in New Orleans. It was the first of many calls Marie would make in an 18-year ordeal of shoddy police work and numbingly slow prosecution to track down and convict her attacker.

  • Written by CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press