That's what a judge in Connecticut is trying to decide, after the appeal of a September ruling that ordered the release of the phone calls that Newtown police received from Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.
HOUSTON (AP) — A teenager who attended a large house party in suburban Houston where two people died says gunshots began in the house and continued outside as people ran into the streets seeking cover.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — While the recent federal government shutdown was the perfect example of split-party gridlock in Washington, in other parts of the country opposing parties are actually working together.
HOUSTON (AP) — Two people were killed and at least 22 others were injured late Saturday night when gunfire rang out at a large house party in a Houston suburb, sending partygoers fleeing in panic, authorities said.
A day after one of the strongest typhoons on record slammed into the Philippines, horrified residents say storm surges were as high as trees and the central city of Tacloban is in ruins. Tacloban city administrator Tecson Lim said that the death toll in the city alone "could go up to 10,000." Tacloban is the Leyte provincial capital of 200,000 people and the biggest city on Leyte Island. About 300-400 bodies have already been recovered, Lim said. A mass burial was planned Sunday in Palo town near Tacloban.
By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration will release healthcare enrollment numbers for Obamacare's rocky October rollout this week that could be more important for what they fail to say, than for what they do. President Barack Obama's Democratic administration, which is under intense pressure from Republicans to release the data, has signaled that the total will be low after weeks of technical problems with the federal website, HealthCare.gov. The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ACA, aims to provide health benefits to millions of uninsured Americans. It mandates that most Americans at least be enrolled for health insurance by March 31 or pay a fine.
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, who was convicted of murdering 11 people during his brutal decades-long rule over Boston's criminal underground, will face those victims' families when they address the court at his sentencing hearing this week. His two-month trial brought back memories of the dark days in Boston's history, when gangsters machine-gunned rivals in broad daylight, violently shook down businessmen and bookies and buried their victims in the dirt-floored basement of a South Boston home. Federal prosecutors have asked the judge to show "no mercy" and impose two consecutive life sentences plus five years on a man they described as "one of the most violent and despicable criminals in Boston history. He did not testify at his trial, telling the judge "this is a sham and do what you want with me." During the trial, families of Bulger's victims who took the stand, including Margaret King and Patricia Donahue, whose husbands were among the mobster's victims, were instructed to limit their testimony to the facts of the case.