WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — A 23-year-old woman who was beaten to death outside a Southern California nightclub was kicked in the head at least twice, according to witnesses, after she fell to the ground as she scuffled with another woman.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The brains behind the "Dumb Starbucks" coffee shop generated a lot of buzz with their publicity stunt — but they couldn't outwit health inspectors, who shut the store on its fourth day for operating without a valid permit.
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Idaho's top court on Monday ruled that state law allows a woman to adopt the children of her same-sex spouse, in a precedent-setting victory for gay couples in a socially conservative U.S. state that has banned the unions. The ruling stems from an adoption petition filed last year by an Idaho woman shortly after her marriage in California to her same-sex partner, the parent of boys ages 12 and 15, legal records showed. The Idaho Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision reversing the lower court's ruling, said a person's gender or sexual orientation was not part of the legal criteria that allowed a minor to be adopted by an in-state adult resident. "Any adult person" is defined as any human being over the age of 18 and "cannot possibly be construed to mean 'any married adult person' as the magistrate ultimately determined," Idaho Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones wrote for the court.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (AP) — A 21-year-old woman arrested for investigation of drunk driving and manslaughter after a crash that killed six people had her license suspended as a teenager for driving under the influence, according to state Department of Motor Vehicle records.
RIVERSIDE, California (AP) — Guatemalan immigrants gathered outside a U.S. courthouse as a former Guatemalan soldier was sentenced to a maximum 10-year prison sentence for lying on his citizenship forms about his role in the massacre that decimated a village in their home country in 1982.
CHICAGO (AP) — A defiant Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has vowed to remain in the competitive Republican race for governor despite allegations of misconduct by a former employee that political experts say could derail his campaign just weeks before the primary election.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave his first State of the City speech on Monday, a major address in which he outlined steps to fight income equality. Describing "an inequality gap that fundamentally threatens our future," he proposed wage increases, tax hikes on the wealthy and help getting state-issued identification for city residents who came to the U.S. illegally.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio laid out a sweeping liberal agenda for the nation's largest city during his first State of the City address, but many of his ambitious proposals may find a difficult path to passage.