By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY, N.Y. (Reuters) - New York's top court said prosecutors seeking to convict the killer of a transgender woman can press for a new trial after losing on Monday their appeal to reinstate his conviction and 25-year sentence for what they said was a hate crime. Dwight DeLee, who was accused of shooting and killing Lateisha Green in Syracuse in 2008 while shouting homophobic slurs, was acquitted by a jury of simple manslaughter but convicted of manslaughter as a hate crime, which carries steeper penalties. ...
Washington sophomore G Kelsey Plum was named to the preseason Wooden Award Top 30 on Monday. The list is comprised of 30 student-athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The li
Four-day festival passes to Sasquatch! Music Festival will be available at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 28. The festival takes place over four days from May 22-25, at Gorge Amphitheatre in Grant County. Four-day passes are $350 and available via SasquatchFestival.com. The complete lineup will be announced
Allegations by three girls at a central Oklahoma high school that they were raped by the same male student have led to a police investigation and protests Monday by students who say school officials have mishandled the case and subsequent bullying.
Adner Marcelin, a spokesman for the lawyers for the Brown family, said that prosecutors had notified the family that the grand jury had reached a decision and that it would be announced Monday after 5 p.m. Central Time.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.
Prosecutors should charge a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell, elected officials said Monday after the medical examiner announced that the death was ruled a homicide.
By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - A former Texas Christian University student accused of killing the grandson of billionaire T. Boone Pickens by injecting him with heroin was sentenced to 10 years' probation on Monday as part of a plea deal. Brennan Trainor Rodriguez, 23, pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance that caused the overdose death of Thomas "Ty" Boone Pickens IV on Jan. 29, 2013, according to a statement from the Tarrant County district attorney's office in Fort Worth. ...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday the international community's failure to advance a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is spurring governments and parliaments to take action to recognize the state of Palestine — and "that momentum will grow."