SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah police are searching for two suspects after a woman and her four teenage daughters were lured to a house and tied up in a basement before they managed to escape, authorities said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man charged with sparking an inferno that destroyed an unfinished Los Angeles apartment building bragged about the blaze at a party and was angry about high-profile police killings of African-Americans, a witness testified Wednesday.
By Marice Richter FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas judge on Wednesday upheld his April order of a nearly two-year jail term for the Texas "affluenza" teenager, who killed four people while driving drunk, a local prosecutor's office said. Judge Wayne Salvant reaffirmed the four consecutive jail terms of 180 days for each of the four people killed by Ethan Couch in 2013 when he was 16, the Tarrant County District Attorney's office said. Couch, now 19, has been incarcerated in Tarrant County since January after being deported from Mexico, where he had fled with his mother and was later captured along with his mother by Mexican authorities.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three Minnesota men accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group were deeply committed to their cause and undeterred by their failures, a federal prosecutor told jurors as the men's trial opened Wednesday.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A British man suspected of slashing his wife and mother-in-law to death with a knife at a central California home was found hiding 150 miles away at a coastal homeless camp after a four-day manhunt, police said Wednesday.
By Megan Cassella WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit against Ohio officials on Wednesday over a plan by the state to restrict the U.S. healthcare agency's access to state and federal funds, saying it was being singled out for providing abortion services. The lawsuit, filed in federal court on behalf of Planned Parenthood branches of greater Ohio and of the southwest region, said attempts to defund the healthcare agency and several affiliated programs were an "extreme punishment" exacted solely because abortion services are part of its range of care, court filings showed. Agency officials also said such actions violated the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution for singling out Planned Parenthood and treating it differently from other healthcare providers.
MIAMI (AP) — Relatives of the 110 people killed when ValuJet Flight 592 caught fire and plunged into Florida's Everglades gathered Wednesday at the remote crash site on the 20th anniversary of their deaths.
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man who acknowledged killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic is mentally incompetent to continue with his criminal case, a judge ruled Wednesday, stalling the proceedings and potentially setting the stage for a mental health defense.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A group of North Carolina public school students and their parents is asking a U.S. court to block two federal agencies from withholding education funding in a dispute over a state law mandating bathroom access according to birth sex. The conservative Alliance Defending Freedom filed the complaint on Tuesday on behalf of a group called "North Carolinians for Privacy." It is the fifth lawsuit to seek judicial input on the law enacted in March. The group said the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education had improperly held that provisions of federal law banning discrimination in education settings on the basis of sex apply to gender identity.