CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal grand jury on Thursday added a charge against an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol, alleging in the new count that he was trying to help Islamic State extremists.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Millions of dead chickens and turkeys lie in stinking, fly-swarmed piles near dozens of Iowa farms, casualties of a bird flu virus that's swept through the state's large poultry operations in the last month.
By Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - Crude oil aboard a BNSF train that derailed in North Dakota on Wednesday caught fire even though it was less flammable than required by a state law that took effect last month. The oil, transported in tank cars owned by Hess Corp, had a vapor pressure of 10.83 psi, according to test results. State regulators have used vapor pressure as a proxy for measuring the amount of flammable gases known as light-ends that are present in crude. Samples of the crude oil involved in this latest derailment were taken on May 5 at the Tioga rail complex owned by Hess.
BALTIMORE (AP) — In stories on May 1-3 about charges against six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, who was fatally injured in police custody, The Associated Press reported erroneously that State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said there was no reason for police to stop Gray. She said only that Gray was illegally arrested.
By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - Jurors in Colorado's movie massacre trial handled firearms, a helmet and piles of protective anti-ballistic clothing on Thursday that gunman James Holmes used when he killed 12 people at a midnight premiere of a Batman film in July 2012. Holmes, 27, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of first degree murder and attempted murder for opening fire on moviegoers at a multiplex in the Denver suburb of Aurora, also wounding 70 victims. His trial began last week, and prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty if the former neuroscience graduate student is convicted.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A major national parks concessionaire has dropped efforts to trademark names of the Grand Canyon's most popular properties, including a group of rustic cabins, cottonwood trees and cantina on the canyon floor.