TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio and Michigan have agreed to sharply reduce phosphorus runoff blamed for a rash of harmful algae blooms on Lake Erie that have contaminated drinking water supplies and contributed to oxygen-deprived dead zones where fish can't survive.
The U.S. Army veteran who entered the White House with a knife should be sentenced to time served followed by supervised release, his attorney said in a court filing on Friday. Omar Gonzalez, 43, of Cooperas Cove, Texas, is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday in U.S. District Court for breaching White House security in September. Gonzalez's attorney, federal public defender David Bos, said he should be sentenced to the nine months he has been held in jail, followed by three years of supervised release.
A Florida city is taking on its reputation for out-of-control spring break parties by banning alcohol consumption on the beach next March, after shootings and the alleged gang rape of a young woman who passed out on the beach earlier this year. The alcohol ban was among several restrictions adopted on Thursday by the city council in Panama City Beach, which attracts some 300,000 collegiate spring breakers annually. Once word spreads through social media, many likely will not come back to the Florida Panhandle city, said Mayor Gayle Oberst.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The president of Stanford University is stepping down after 15 years on a high note, with one university official calling his run as president one of the greatest in Stanford's history and the annals of American higher education.
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) — A federal court Friday blocked the release of Albert Woodfox, the last incarcerated member of a group of Louisiana prisoners known as the Angola Three, and raised doubts as to whether Woodfox will avoid a third trial in the 1972 slaying of a prison guard.
BOSTON (AP) — The man who was killed by Boston officers after he threatened them with a knife appears to represent the kind of homegrown extremist a federal pilot program seeks to counter. But his case also raises some doubts about whether the preventive measures can even work.