Sheriff: Rural California man shot wife, 2 girls

SHINGLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in rural Northern California were searching on Wednesday for a man suspected of killing his wife and two young daughters. Shane Franklin Miller, 45, was on the loose a day after the killings…

Dancer says she gave warnings about Jackson health

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A dancer who worked with Michael Jackson says she expressed concerns about the singer’s health as he prepared for a series of planned comeback concerts. Dancer and choreographer Alif Sankey told a jury hearing…

Suit against Holmes’ psychiatrist placed on hold

DENVER (AP) — A lawsuit against a psychiatrist who treated Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes has been put on hold to avoid conflicts with the criminal case against him. The Denver Post reported Wednesday (http://tinyurl.com/czosjfb ) a…

Bolivia’s challenge: Making coca palatable

VILLA TUNARI, Bolivia (AP) — Since taking office seven years ago, Bolivian President Evo Morales has tried to persuade the world that he has no tolerance for cocaine and that his country’s thousands of acres of coca plants…

Scratch-and-sniff cards prompt natural gas scare

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Those scratch-and-sniff cards the energy company sends to customers to teach them to recognize the artificial smell added to natural gas? Turns out they work pretty well. Energy West general manager Nick Bohr…

A look at the charges in Jodi Arias’ murder trial

PHOENIX (AP) — A jury of eight men and four women is deliberating Jodi Arias’ fate. Jurors have several options as they consider four months of testimony and evidence in the case: — FIRST-DEGREE MURDER: If jurors believe…

State visits amplify Obama focus on Latin America

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Peru’s President Ollanta Humala and Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera (peen-YEH’-rah) will visit travel to Washington in June and meet with President Barack Obama. The White House is also announcing that Vice…