SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The woman behind a high-profile gender bias lawsuit against a major Silicon Valley venture capital firm testified Monday that a male colleague was "relentless" in his pursuit of her and cut her out of email chains and meetings when she broke off their affair.
NEW YORK (AP) — The daughter of a man on trial for murder in the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz testified Monday about her father's unusual behavior in an effort to show that he is mentally ill.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aircraft makers are urging a ban on bulk lithium battery shipments on passenger planes, calling the threat of fires "an unacceptable risk," according to an industry position paper obtained by The Associated Press.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former madam who bragged of doing black-market "body sculpting" on thousands of women was convicted on Monday of murder in the death of a dancer whose heart stopped after nearly half a gallon of silicone was injected into her buttocks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A criminal prosecution of Sen. Bob Menendez would represent a major test for a Justice Department anti-corruption unit that recently scored the conviction of a former Virginia governor, but endured humbling setbacks in cases against two former U.S. senators.
By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - An inquiry is underway of the U.S. government's key livestock research center in Nebraska after media reports of animal welfare abuse, an auditing group that investigates U.S. Department of Agriculture programs told Reuters on Monday. News of the inquiry came just hours after Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack ordered that no new research projects start at the facility until animal welfare protocols are improved through stronger oversight and better training of staff. A New York Times report in January said staff at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center facility in Nebraska had failed to follow basic animal welfare standards during decades of research and put animals into cruel and dangerous conditions. The Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) expects to start fieldwork this month at the research facility to investigate the allegations, an OIG spokesman said in an email.