You are looking at the HTML representation of the XML format.
HTML is good for debugging, but is unsuitable for application use.
Specify the format parameter to change the output format.
To see the non HTML representation of the XML format, set format=xml.
See the complete documentation, or API help for more information.
<?xml version="1.0"?>
      <p ns="0" title="Withmore Code of Militant Justice" snippet="...who (1) engaged in wanton and reckless conduct or (2) who committed a misde&lt;span class=&#039;searchmatch&#039;&gt;mean&lt;/span&gt;or assault and battery upon the victim which had a high degree of likelihood&#10;...use the death of a person is guilty of felony motor vehicle homicide. Misde&lt;span class=&#039;searchmatch&#039;&gt;mean&lt;/span&gt;or motor vehicle homicide differs insofar as the prosecutor need only prove &#10;" size="16102" wordcount="2555" timestamp="2015-07-13T07:58:20Z" />