DENVER (AP) — Relatives of a woman whose husband was convicted of pushing her to her death off a cliff in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park hope the guilty verdict also brings justice for the man's first wife, whom prosecutors say he killed in what also appeared to be a freak accident nearly 20 years earlier.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Senior officials from the Obama administration will gather with Western governors in Colorado on Tuesday to announce whether a declining bird species that ranges across 11 states needs federal protections.
CHICAGO (AP) — On the day he died, officer Charles Joseph Gliniewicz radioed to a police dispatcher that he was in pursuit of three suspicious men. Moments later, fellow officers found his body and launched a manhunt for his killers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former tennis pro James Blake, who was thrown to the ground by a plainclothes policeman outside a hotel and mistakenly arrested, emerged from a meeting with the mayor and police commissioner on Monday saying they were on the same page about the need for lasting change.
In his first major philanthropic move, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced five years ago this week that he was donating $100 million to improve the schools of struggling Newark, New Jersey. A look at some of the key players in how the gift came about and was rolled out:
Firefighters have gained significant ground against the latest deadly blaze to inflict mounting property losses in California while chasing thousands of residents from their homes in a wildfire season shaping as one of the worst on record. Containment of the so-called Tassajara Fire, a measure of how much of its perimeter has been enclosed within buffer lines carved through vegetation by ground crews, stood at 50 percent on Monday. The blaze erupted on Saturday in the Carmel Valley of Monterey County, 125 miles south of San Francisco, and has scorched more than 1,000 acres while destroying or damaging 10 homes and claiming this year's eighth California wildfire fatality.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gay couples in Kentucky are questioning the validity of altered marriage licenses issued by a defiant county clerk and have asked a federal judge to order her to reissue the licenses or put the office in receivership and have someone else do it.
PHOENIX (AP) — Police made an arrest in the Phoenix freeway shootings that had drivers on alert and avoiding Interstate 10 for weeks. Eleven vehicles in all were hit by bullets or other projectiles, such as BBs or pellets, while driving along Phoenix freeways between Aug. 29 and Sept. 10. There have been no serious injuries, although a 13-year-old girl's ear was cut by glass when a bullet shattered a car window. The shootings prompted several school districts to keep their buses off freeways while some commuters chose alternate routes.
By Tim Reid ANAHEIM, Calif. (Reuters) - Muslim Americans responded with a mix of frustration, exasperation and anger to what many see as a growing wave of Islamophobia fueled by two of the Republican Party’s most popular presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Ben Carson. At the Islamic Institute of Orange County, which houses a mosque and a school in Anaheim, in southern California, tensions were already mounting since a group of white men screamed at mothers and children arriving at the center on this year’s anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, calling them cowards who did not belong in America. Many of the country’s 2.8 million Muslims say such tensions could become uglier during a presidential race that they fear is already tapping a vein of anger and bigotry.