CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — The acting commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police will not be charged for removing roadside signs near his suburban Harrisburg home that protested his decision to wear the trooper uniform, a county prosecutor said Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Good weather can be bad for postal workers.
Authorities have confirmed an eighth fatality following Tuesday's Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia, and now say all passengers are accounted for.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — California Rep. Loretta Sanchez announced Thursday she is running for U.S. Senate, setting up a multimillion-dollar clash of two prominent Democrats that will highlight the state's diversity and divisions.
Four people were found dead in a home in northwest Washington after a fire on Thursday that the chief of police said was "suspicious" in nature. At a news conference outside the home in an upscale section of the nation's capital, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said firefighters responding to the blaze found three adults and one child dead. Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters there were no obvious signs of forced entry but that "the nature and origin of the fire is very suspicious." She said the identities of the victims had not yet been confirmed. The home is not far from the U.S. Naval Observatory grounds, where the vice president's residence is located, and the Washington National Cathedral.
Fifteen years ago, three women were killed when a nightclub on Pier 34 collapsed into the Delaware River.
Action News has obtained exclusive video from the scene of the Amtrak train crash on Tuesday night.
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Reuters) - A Missouri white supremacist charged with three murders in a shooting spree outside two Jewish centers in a Kansas City suburb can represent himself at a trial where he could be sentenced to death if convicted, a judge ruled on Thursday. Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., 74, a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan who had expressed a hatred for Jews, will have counsel standing by to assist him or take over if necessary, court spokeswoman Lisa Taylor said. Cross is charged with killing Reat Underwood, 14, and his grandfather, William Corporon, 69, outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, and Terri LaManno, 53, outside a retirement home in Overland Park, Kansas, in April 2014.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An eastern South Dakota farm with 1.3 million egg-laying chickens is the first in the chicken-production business in the state to be infected with a deadly flu virus despite efforts to prevent it, state and farm officials said Thursday.
(Reuters) - Illinois Democratic lawmakers rejected their own right-to-work bill on Thursday in a symbolic vote meant to send a message to Republican Governor Bruce Rauner, who says he wants union membership to be voluntary. Powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan sponsored the designed-to-fail bill, which House Republican Leader Jim Durkin decried as a "sham" aimed at undermining Rauner's call for bipartisan solutions to Illinois' deep financial crisis. The count was along party lines in the Democratic-majority House with 72 "no" votes, zero "yes" votes and 37 members voting "present." The proposal to allow cities and counties in Illinois to establish themselves as right-to-work zones was based on language in Rauner's "turnaround agenda," which he has been pushing since he took office in January.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday threw out a class-action lawsuit brought by investors against aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems alleging that the company and four of its officers made misleading statements that artificially inflated its stock price.
HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — The right-to-die group Final Exit Network Inc. was convicted Thursday of assisting in the suicide of a Minnesota woman who took her life in 2007 after years of suffering with chronic pain, marking the first time the group has been found guilty of such a charge.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say all passengers and crew members were safely evacuated after a fire broke out in the engine of an Amtrak train in Milwaukee.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A ride-hailing service that operates in about 300 cities around the world received something unusual when it arrived in Fargo: a welcome mat.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University named an associate marching band director Thursday as the replacement for Jonathan Waters, who was fired for turning a blind eye to a "sexualized culture" there.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has purchased a new supply of drugs that will allow the prison agency to at least carry out two executions scheduled for June, officials said Thursday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The city of Charlotte has reached a $2.25 million settlement in a lawsuit brought by the family of a black man shot to death by a white police officer in 2013.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut elementary school principal who was among the 26 people killed in the 2012 Newtown school shootings will be awarded a doctorate degree posthumously from an upstate New York college, a college official says.
DALLAS (AP) — A suburban Dallas man was arrested Thursday after FBI agents accused him of lying to them about whether he supported the leader of the Islamic State group.
By Greg Lacour CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) - The city of Charlotte has agreed to pay $2.25 million to the family of Jonathan Ferrell, an unarmed black man shot and killed by a white police officer two years ago, in a civil settlement announced Thursday. “The city remains saddened by Mr. Ferrell’s death and sympathizes with his family,” City Attorney Robert Hagemann said during a news conference announcing the payout. “We are grateful that this case has been resolved, but it is devastating to know that nothing we do will ever bring Jonathan back.” She said the family would now turn its attention to the voluntary manslaughter trial of Officer Randall Kerrick, scheduled to begin July 20. Hagemann and Mayor Dan Clodfelter declined to discuss details of the case because of the upcoming trial.