WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressman on Monday asked that the head of U.S. Investigations Services be subpoenaed to give a deposition about allegations of fraud and security problems at the private company, which makes background checks on federal employees. ...
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Sudanese woman imprisoned for refusing to reject Christianity said in a televised interview airing Monday night that she was resolved to keep her faith even if it meant death.
By Marti Maguire RALEIGH N.C. (Reuters) - Duke Energy Corp, the largest provider of electric power in the United States, will invest $500 million in a major expansion of its solar power program in North Carolina, the Charlotte-based company said Monday. The company plans to acquire and finish building three solar power farms under development in rural areas in the eastern part of the state that will produce a total of 128 megawatts of capacity of electric power. ...
Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a train crash in Connecticut last year have settled with the commuter railroad. Lawyers in the case say the four ...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker battling Ebola say that as he improves, he's getting bored in his isolation room.
By Lisa Anderson NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The debut of a livery car service providing women drivers for female passengers in the New York City area has stalled over lack of a sufficient number of drivers, the founder of the service said on Monday. In a news conference on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan, Stella Mateo, the founder of SheTaxis/SheRides, said the launch of the service, which was scheduled for Sept. 16, has been delayed until a total of 500 women drivers can be recruited. ...
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big-box stores, leaving entire neighborhoods as disasters zones.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice was allowed into after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases — but whether that means he got special treatment because of his stardom remains up in the air, depending on whom you ask.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is dusting off the notion of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, but that doesn't mean residents of the nation's capital are any closer to gaining representation on Capitol Hill.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police said Monday they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911 call alleging lewd conduct in a parked car.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in West Tennessee say a school bus crash has injured the driver and 10 children.
DENVER (AP) — The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family.
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas oncologist was obsessed with and had a "fatal attraction" to her fellow physician lover, whose rejection prompted her to poison him by lacing his coffee with ethylene glycol, prosecutors said Monday as her aggravated assault trial began.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A 63-year-old man was arrested after three people were killed and a child injured in a shooting at a trailer park in South Texas, according to police.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Southern California woman who found a dead body in the trunk of her Lexus after shopping over the weekend discovered that the man was a neighbor, police said on Monday. The woman, who was not identified by authorities, returned to her car on Saturday afternoon after shopping at a Walmart in Riverside, some 60 miles east of Los Angeles, and noticed a bad smell coming from the trunk, Riverside police Sergeant Dave Amador said. ...
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge halted court proceedings Monday for one of two 12-year-old girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictional character called Slender Man while the girl undergoes a competency evaluation.
By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE Md. (Reuters) - A Guantanamo Bay military judge overseeing the trial of an accused al Qaeda leader heard arguments on Monday on what information can be released during his upcoming trial without jeopardizing national security. The Iraqi suspect, Abd al Hadi al Iraqi, is accused of being a senior al Qaeda commander who conspired to bomb Western forces in Afghanistan and of killing civilians and U.S. soldiers. He was captured in 2007 and has been held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, designated a "high-value detainee. ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested a state trooper Monday on complaints of kidnapping, rape and other crimes after three women alleged the officer sexually assaulted them while he was on duty.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., a son of congressional royalty who evolved into a top-tier lobbyist and prolific Democratic fundraiser and embodied what it meant to have Washington clout, died Monday He was 73.
Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., who was a pioneer in melding the practice of law and lobbying and led the prominent Washington lobbying shop Patton Boggs for many years, died on Monday at age 73, his family said. He sat at the center of Washington's business, legal and political circles for decades representing U.S. Boggs was the son of former Louisiana congressman Thomas Hale Boggs, who served as U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader, and former Representative Lindy Boggs, who was elected to her husband's House seat after he died in a 1972 plane crash.