WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers dealt a blow to President Barack Obama's five-year-long effort to close the prison camp at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba by omitting a plan to shut the facility from an annual defense authorization bill. U.S. Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told reporters on Monday that the final version of the massive bill will not allow the president to transfer inmates to the United States. "Our language (on Guantanamo) ... will not be in," Levin said. ...
A young woman's dreams of becoming a high-school teacher came to a brutal end last month. Tugce Albayrak stepped in to protect two teenage girls from harassment at a McDonald's, enraging the girls' tormenters
By Lori Grannis MISSOULA, Montana (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of a Montana man who has admitted to fatally shooting a teenage German exchange student he believed to be a prowler in an incident that re-ignited international debate about U.S. gun laws. Markus Kaarma, 30, is charged with deliberate homicide in the death of 17-year-old Diren Dede of Hamburg, who authorities said was killed while "garage hopping" in Kaarma's Missoula neighborhood, apparently scavenging for alcohol. ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The son of a Kansas law enforcement officer who helped investigate the 1959 killings that inspired the book "In Cold Blood" can publish his father's field notes that he contended Monday substantially contradict the account found in Truman Capote's literary masterpiece.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanted: Thick-skinned candidate to oversee a sprawling bureaucracy bitten by budget cuts and join a national security team besieged by criticism. Must be tolerant of White House interference.
DENVER (AP) — It was an unlikely alliance that authorities said involved a group of pacifist Mexican Mennonites accused of growing tons of marijuana and working with a notoriously vicious Mexican cartel to ship it across the U.S. border.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio's long-delayed plans to ban the city's horse carriages are finally moving forward with a bill that phases out the industry by 2016 and dangles a carrot for the soon-to-be unemployed drivers: a career driving a taxi.