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Tokyo stock rise as other Asian markets closed for holidays

February 20, 2015 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Sept. 18, 2014 file photo shows a Wall Street sign near the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Oil and gas companies are pulling the U.S. stock market lower in early trading Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, as crude oil sinks to around $50 a barrel. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) TOKYO (AP) [&hellip...

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Snowden leak: NSA helped British steal cell phone codes

February 20, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 6, 2013, file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. Britain’s electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the NSA, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to...

Police say 19-year-old suspect in Vegas killing was gunman

February 20, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, an unidentified police official leads Erich Nowsch, 19, from a car to police headquarters for questioning in Las Vegas, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Nowsch was arrested on suspicion of murder...

Same-sex couple marries in Texas under one-time order

February 20, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Suzanne Bryant is overcome with joy as she shows off her wedding license certificate as she walks out the Travis County clerk’s office with Sarah Goodfriend on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 Austin, Texas. Travis County spokeswoman Ginny Ballard said the...

Defense rests in ‘American Sniper’ murder trial

February 20, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh enters the court after a break during his capital murder trial at the Erath County, Donald R. Jones Justice Center Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Stephenville, Texas. Routh is charged with the 2013 deaths of former Navy SEAL...

Hawaii takes campaign against waterfall trespassers online

February 19, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

A gate is locked at the entrance to the now-closed Sacred Falls State Park in Hauula, Hawaii on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Hawaii officials are turning to social media to counter online photos and statements encouraging people to visit the waterfall, where a...

Vegas police, family defend mom killed in road-rage shootout

February 19, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, photo, Robert Meyers, left, in red jacket, participates in a candlelight vigil for his wife, Tammy, who was taken off life support on Saturday after a shooting in Las Vegas. What police first described as a road rage-inspired...

Man with bodies buried in his yard gets life in prison

February 19, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Hugo Selenski is led into the Luzerne County Courthouse, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, for the second day of the penalty phase in his double murder trial. A jury on Wednesday spared the life of Selenski, convicted of strangling pharmacist...

Kate Brown sworn in as Oregon governor; predecessor resigns

February 19, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by the Multnomah County Jail shows Sang Dao. As one of his final acts in office, Oregon’s outgoing governor, John Kitzhaber, commuted the prison sentence of Dao, who was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison when he was...

Met Opera commissions Muhly to compose ‘Marnie’ for 2019-20

February 19, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Oct. 9, 2013 file photo provided by the Metropolitan Opera shows Nico Muhly at the Met in New York. The Metropolitan Opera has commissioned Muhly to compose “Marnie” for its 2019-20 season, based on Winston Graham’s 1961...