WASHINGTON (AP) — A "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan that killed five U.S. soldiers and one Afghan in June was caused by a series of avoidable miscommunications among air and ground forces, according to a military investigation report released Thursday.
By Karen Pierog DETROIT (Reuters) - Revenue projections in Detroit's debt adjustment plan will be hard to achieve, but restructuring initiatives will bring in new money and help make Detroit's plan feasible, Detroit's chief financial officer said Thursday in the city's historic bankruptcy hearing. John Hill, who was appointed the city's CFO last November, testified that the plan would eventually gain money for Detroit as the restructuring initiatives bring about changes, including higher collections of unpaid taxes. Hill was the first witness called by the city of Detroit as it seeks a federal bankruptcy judge's endorsement of its financial restructuring plan. "Revenue targets in the plan are going to be difficult to meet," said Hill, in answer to a question from an attorney for hold-out city creditor Syncora Guarantee Inc. If revenue comes in below projections after Detroit emerges from bankruptcy, that would lead to changes in the plan, which would require the approval of an oversight commission created for the city under Michigan law, according to Hill.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Imagine what the Internet would be like if most major websites had imposed controls preventing the naked photos stolen from Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities from being posted online.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Emerging data on last month's 6.0 magnitude earthquake shows it directed most of its force north toward Napa and the Napa Valley, hitting hard enough to move one side of the West Napa Fault north by 18 inches, the head of the U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Science Center said Thursday.
By Sandra Chereb CARSON CITY Nevada (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc has selected Nevada as the site for a $5-billion battery factory that will be key to its next generation of electric cars, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced on Thursday. The California-based electric car maker is still hammering out the final details on the plant that will crank out cheaper and more efficient battery packs for Tesla's future cars, including the $35,000 Model 3 that is due in 2017.
DETROIT (AP) — A judge has ordered a 28-year-old man to stand trial on a first-degree murder charge in the killing of an 8-year-old boy who was shot while sleeping inside his home in a Detroit public housing project.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The man arrested in the disappearance and death of an 8-year-old Arizona girl had been staying in the family's home, and police say he shoplifted clothing for himself to cover up the crime.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A flash fire that injured 13 people, mainly children, at a Nevada science museum happened when an employee applied the chemicals in the wrong order during a tabletop demonstration about the mechanics of tornadoes, officials said Thursday.
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his 22-month-old son strapped inside a hot car and exchanging nude photos with women as the child was dying was indicted on three counts of murder on Thursday by a grand jury. Justin Ross Harris, 33, could face the death penalty if convicted. In the eight-count indictment, he faces charges of malice and felony murder, as well as child cruelty and a charge related to sexual exploitation for asking a girl to send him lewd photos. Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said he would decide in the next two to three weeks whether to seek the death sentence.
Hackers successfully breached HealthCare.gov, but no consumer information was taken from the health insurance website that serves more than 5 million Americans, the Obama administration disclosed Thursday.