WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama defiantly dared congressional Republicans on Tuesday to try to block his efforts to act on his own and bypass a divided Congress that has thwarted his policy initiatives.
NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York Police Department officer left jail on Tuesday after a judge stunned prosecutors and overturned his conviction in a sensational case accusing him of plotting on the Internet to kidnap, kill and eat young women, including his wife.
T-Mobile USA knowingly made hundreds of millions off its customers in bogus charges, a federal regulator alleged Tuesday in a complaint likely to damage the reputation of a household name in wireless communications.
By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday ordered New York's "cannibal cop" released from jail after overturning the former city police officer's conviction for plotting to kidnap, kill and cook women. U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe in Manhattan threw out the conviction of Gilberto Valle, 30, after federal public defenders argued that the U.S. Constitution grants people the right to fantasize, free from government interference. Entering the packed courtroom, a beaming Valle, wearing jail-issued blue pants and top, hugged his lawyers and nodded to family members. Gardephe ordered Valle released on $100,000 bond.
(Reuters) - Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who has traded the gridiron for the courtroom as he faces charges of murdering three men, is featured as the July image in a calendar approved by his alma mater, the University of Florida, before he was charged, a university spokesman said on Tuesday. "People are just finding it now because they're flipping over to July," said University of Florida spokesman Daniel Apple. The calendar was produced by a third-party licensee and approved by school officials in spring 2013, before Hernandez's June 2013 arrest on charges murdering semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd, Apple said. It is one of thousands of products the school licenses each year, from clothing to stuffed animals to coffee mugs, Apple said.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Rescue crews peered beneath manhole covers, used sonar in a lake and kept divers on standby in the search for a teenager who was swept away in a Cedar Rapids storm drain after heavy rainfall overwhelmed the eastern Iowa city's sewer system.