NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio called the commanding officer of the police department's press office to ask about the arrest of a politically connected pastor who endorsed him and served as a member of his transition team, but the pastor had already been released, police and administration officials said Tuesday,
A Pennsylvania judge threw out an assisted suicide charge Tuesday against a nurse accused of handing her 93-year-old terminally ill father a bottle of morphine, a decision that brought elation and relief to the defendant and her family one year to the day after his death.
A suspected gunman who caused the lockdown of four schools on New York's Long Island on Tuesday has been arrested and the lockdown has been lifted, police said. The Island Trees School District in Nassau County locked down its schools at 2:30 p.m. after reports of a gunman in the neighborhood, Superintendent Charles Murphy said. A spokesman for the Nassau County Police Department said: "The suspect is in custody at this point." He said the lockdown had been lifted but had no further details.
WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — Two women accused of pummeling and kicking a 23-year-old woman who died after a fight outside a California nightclub that was captured on cellphone videos were ordered Tuesday to stand trial on murder charges.
By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - Washington state Governor Jay Inslee declared a moratorium on Tuesday on carrying out the death penalty in his Pacific Northwest state, citing concerns about unequal application of justice in determining who is executed. The action marked a victory for opponents of capital punishment who have seen a growing number of U.S. states take steps in ...