WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama huffed that Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator and established liberal star, was a "politician like everybody else" he revealed a rift that predates the current hostilities between the two Democrats over trade.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The deaths of a couple and their two children at a home in Alaska's largest city appeared to be an isolated domestic violence incident, and police said Thursday they aren't looking for a suspect.
Four workers died at in a November lethal gas release at a DuPont chemical plant because the company failed to provide proper safety training and policies, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said on Thursday. "Four people lost their lives and their families lost loved ones because DuPont did not have proper safety procedures in place," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels. The four workers died after being overwhelmed by methyl mercaptain released inside a building at the LaPorte, Texas, chemical plant on Nov. 15. A DuPont spokesman said the company has cooperated with OSHA as well as other investigations by other state and federal agencies.
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - Governor Rick Scott signed legislation Thursday making it illegal in Florida to post "revenge porn" on the Internet, joining more than a dozen other U.S. states. Repeat offenses would be felonies, carrying penalties up to five years in prison. With the addition of Florida, 17 states have adopted laws since 2013 against posting nude images or depictions of sexual activity without a person's consent, according to the "End Revenge Porn" campaign organized by the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative.
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.
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.