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Judge closes Holmes’ hearing around specific jury questions

AURORA | Another hearing in the James Holmes case — this one focused on the jury questionnaire — will be closed to the public, a judge ruled Wednesday. Judge Carlos Samour, Jr. said in an order issued Wednesday and unsealed …

Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies

Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies

The American who leaked a vast trove of material from the super-secret National Security Agency was granted asylum in Russia last year. But given how stage-managed Thursday's show was, Snowden's appearance was no surprise to the man he questioned.

Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

Organizers of the famed Riviera festival announced the much-heralded lineup Thursday for the May 14-25 event, including 18 films vying for the top prize — the Palme d'Or.

Samples collected from oil slick not from plane

Samples collected from oil slick not from plane

The unmanned sub's first two missions were cut short by technical problems and deep water, but the Bluefin 21 finally managed to complete a full 16-hour scan of the silt-covered seabed far off Australia's west coast, the search coordination center said.

Forensic expert faulted at Pistorius trial

Forensic expert faulted at Pistorius trial

Roger Dixon was called by the defense to give evidence to support Pistorius' story that he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by accident thinking she was an intruder behind the toilet door in his home and about to attack him.

Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

There were 475 people aboard, including 325 students on a school trip to the tourist island of Jeju in the south of the country. The ferry had traveled overnight from Incheon on the northwestern coast of South Korea and was three hours short of its destination when it began to list. The cause is not yet known.

Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine

Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine

Putin expressed hope for a political and diplomatic solution of the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War, saying he hopes that he won't have to send Russian troops into eastern Ukraine, which has been engulfed by violent protests against the new authorities in Kiev.

3 protesters killed in attack on Ukrainian base

3 protesters killed in attack on Ukrainian base

A constellation of events left the nation of 46 million no closer to solving its essential challenge: the confrontation pitting Ukraine's new government in Kiev against a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions that is being tacitly supported by Moscow.

Holder: Americans stand with Kansas City mourners

Holder: Americans stand with Kansas City mourners

Holder told the overflow crowd of more than 1,000 that every alleged hate crime, no matter the intended target, is an affront to the nation.

Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured

Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured

The crash on a busy commercial strip in Monterey Park left one truck embedded in the restaurant, with shattered glass and rubble heaped on the sidewalk. Chairs and tables were scattered inside.