NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio used his first State of the City address Monday to press government to marshal its power to battle income inequality, a liberal call to action that will be closely watched around the nation.
By David Ingram WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to stay in the Obama administration well into 2014 but declined in an interview with The New Yorker magazine to say precisely how long, according to a transcript issued by his office on Monday. The department, which includes the FBI and federal prosecutors' offices in every major U.S. city, has lost a net of more than 4,100 staff members since January 2011 because of the restriction on hiring.
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The judge in the Colorado theater massacre case has ruled that evidence seized from accused gunman James Holmes' computers, cell phone and bank accounts is admissible at trial, court documents made public on Monday show. Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour denied eight defense motions that sought to suppress the data.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The captain of a replica 18th-century sailing ship that sank off North Carolina in Superstorm Sandy made a reckless decision to sail the HMS Bounty into the hurricane's well-forecast path, the National Transportation Safety Board reported Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a caffeine-charged Hollywood whodunit: Just whose bright idea was the "Dumb Starbucks" coffee shop that popped up and started serving free drinks from the corner of an otherwise uncelebrated strip mall.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. brought a trade complaint against India Monday over a solar energy program it says discriminates against American manufacturers, adding another wrinkle to a bilateral relationship strained by the recent arrest and strip-search of an Indian diplomat.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Four legally married gay couples filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Monday seeking a court order to force Ohio to recognize same-sex marriages on birth certificates despite a statewide ban, echoing arguments in a similar successful lawsuit concerning death certificates.
The Obama administration on Monday relaxed final rules for businesses that must comply with the Affordable Care Act in 2015, sparing businesses with 99 employers or fewer the tax penalty until 2016. In final regulations to be published on Monday by the Treasury Department, businesses with between 50 and 99 employees will not face a penalty until 2016 for not providing healthcare. For businesses with 100 or more employees, the final rules reduce to 70 percent the number of full-time workers to whom an employer must offer coverage in 2015.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man serving life in prison for the 2009 killings of his wife and their two young sons in southwestern Illinois has asked a state appellate court to toss out his convictions, claiming decisions by the trial judge fanned juror bias against him.