A U.S. appeals court on Thursday rejected a constitutional challenge to the death penalty in California, overturning a lower court ruling that had found the system too arbitrary. A California prisoner had argued that long delays in the judicial process surrounding the death penalty in California made the death penalty arbitrary and unconstitutional.
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong billionaire tycoon paid a total of $77 million at auctions in Geneva for two large and rare colored diamonds for his 7-year-old daughter Josephine — and renamed them after her, his office said Thursday.
President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest U.S. distinction for valor, on Thursday to retired Army Captain Florent Groberg for thwarting an Afghan suicide bomb attack that left him badly wounded. Groberg, 32, received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony. Groberg "says that day was the worst day of his life, and that is the stark reality behind these Medal of Honor ceremonies," Obama said.
NEW YORK (AP) — Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government research shows.
"The public trust in (Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty's) representation of the public interest has been significantly compromised," said Rev. Dr. Jawanza Colvin of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland. Added Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Cleveland suburb of Beachwood: "A mother is grieving.
Hershey, founded in 1894, said it would also launch a mobile tool, called SmartLabel, that will provide information on nutritional facts, ingredients and allergens. The new Kisses and milk chocolate bars will be made using locally sourced milk, cane sugar and contain natural flavors, the company said.