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Missing Colorado Skier Found Dead After Avalanche

DILLON, Colo. (AP) — A skier missing after an avalanche outside a Colorado ski area was found dead Tuesday, about a day after he was swept up in a large slide.

Kevin Kuybus, 46, is the 10th person to die in an avalanche nationally this season and the fourth since Sunday. The danger of more slides remained high after prolonged …

Nevada AG Ends Fight to Uphold Gay Marriage Ban

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada is withdrawing its efforts to uphold the state’s gay marriage ban.

Attorney General Catherine Corte Masto filed a motion Monday to withdraw the state’s legal arguments in a case pending before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval says he agrees with the move, saying …

Boston Bombing Suspect Wants Trial Next Year

(BOSTON) — The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzkokhar Tsarnaev is expected to last three months, plus another six weeks if he is convicted and jurors have to decide whether he should be put to death, prosecutors said Monday.

The trial estimate was included in a joint status report filed in court Monday by federal …

Police: Michigan Escaped Prisoner Captured

IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A convicted killer who peeled a hole in two fences with his hands to escape from a Michigan prison before abducting a woman and fleeing to Indiana was captured Monday evening, authorities said.

Officials were stunned by the brazen escape Sunday night of Michael David Elliot, who had a record of good behavior …

U.S. Judge Strikes Down Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Ban

(TULSA, Okla.) — A federal judge has struck down Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban, ruling that it violates the U.S. Constitution.

U.S. District Judge Terrence Kern handed down the ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by two same-sex couples. Kern’s ruling was immediately stayed pending appeal, meaning gay marriages won’t immediately

Officers Acquitted in California Homeless Death

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two former California police officers were acquitted in the death of a homeless man who died five days after a violent, videotaped struggle with several officers.

It was a rare case in which police officers were charged for a death that occurred while on duty.

The verdicts against former Fullerton Officer …

Juvenile Charged in Killings of 2 Newark Children

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy faces two counts of murder in the Christmas night slayings of two Newark children.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced the arrest Tuesday afternoon.

She says the juvenile is also charged with attempted murder of a third shooting victim and weapons …

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