Atlantic City's main casino workers' union took its battle with billionaire investor Carl Icahn to a new level Wednesday, calling him "a malignancy that needs to be cut out," and prepared to block traffic in front of the casino Icahn is acquiring and where employee health care and pension plans have been eliminated.
HONOLULU (AP) — Officials this month have started to exhume the unidentified remains of USS Oklahoma crew members killed in the 1941 Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor as part of an effort to account for sailors and Marines still classified as missing.
NEW YORK (AP) — Three postal workers played the Grinch and stole laptop computers, a toy train, boots and other gifts destined for underprivileged children by rigging the Operation Santa program where they worked, authorities said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans will move to temporarily continue health care subsidies for millions of people if the Supreme Court overturns the aid, according to plans discussed Wednesday in the House and Senate.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A national civil liberties group has brought its fight to overhaul the criminal defense system for low-income defendants to Idaho with a lawsuit that says the state hasn't done enough to make sure poor people are being fairly represented.
Automakers affected by the Takata air bag inflator recall have loaded the ID numbers of millions of recalled vehicles into a searchable system, allowing consumers and government officials to examine the data, U.S. safety regulators said on Wednesday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will begin combing through the filings of 11 automakers to see how their Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) match with information provided earlier by Takata Corp . "We’ll revise that number if necessary," NHTSA spokesman Gordon Trowbridge said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Poultry producer Foster Farms suspended five employees Wednesday after an animal-rights group released undercover video showing live birds being slammed upside-down into shackles, punched and plucked.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eight of 15 Chinese citizens indicted in a conspiracy to take college entrance exams on behalf of others or pay to have their tests taken so they could obtain student visas pleaded not guilty before a federal magistrate Wednesday.
Joyce Mitchell, 51, was arrested last week in connection with the escape of murderers Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 35, who broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, about 20 miles south of the Canadian border, nearly two weeks ago. Mitchell and the two men, who she has been linked to romantically, discussed a plan to kill her husband, Lyle Mitchell, Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie told reporters. Following the comment, Mitchell's attorney, Stephen Johnston, said his client had warned her husband of the plot, CNN reported.
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer accused of chasing and fatally shooting his ex-wife as their young daughter watched will remain jailed on $2 million cash bond, a judge ruled Wednesday in refusing to lower the bail.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal transit officials said Wednesday they are ordering the inspection of ventilation systems in train tunnels nationwide after an electrical malfunction filled a train inside a Washington tunnel with smoke, leading to a passenger's death.
A driver for Uber is an employee, not a contractor, according to a California ruling that eventually could push up costs for the smartphone-based ride hailing service and hurt the closely watched start-up's valuation. The California Labor Commission's decision could ripple through the burgeoning industry of providing services via smartphones, with potential implications for other “crowdsourced” services such as Uber rival Lyft, chore service TaskRabbit, and cleaning service Homejoy. The ruling - which Uber insisted applied to only one driver - was the latest in a series of legal and regulatory challenges facing the company and other highly valued start-ups in the United States and other countries.