TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison on Wednesday after being convicted of taking part in a foiled bomb plot that targeted a popular Tampa bar and a hotel-casino. Sami Osmakac, 27, plans to appeal his June conviction on charges of attempting to use weapons of mass destruction and possessing an unregistered automatic firearm, said defense attorney George Tragos. During the trial, federal prosecutors presented evidence that in 2012, Osmakac, a U.S. ...
Massachusetts became the first state to elect an openly gay attorney general, while the gay candidate in Maine's gubernatorial race narrowly lost his chance to make history. Nationally, gay-rights activists worried that conservative gains in Congress would hamper their bid for federal anti-bias legislation.
Longtime Haverford High School football coach Joseph Gallagher was arrested over the weekend after being involved in a DUI hit-and-run accident, the Delaware County District Attorney's office confirms to Action News.
DETROIT (AP) — A Chicago Arab activist deceived U.S. officials for years, getting citizenship in 2004 without disclosing that she had spent a decade in an Israeli prison for bombings that damaged the British consulate and killed two people at a supermarket, a prosecutor said at the start of the woman's trial Wednesday.
PARIS (AP) — With time running out on the latest round of negotiations, France and the United States on Wednesday stepped up demands for Iran to prove that its nuclear program is peaceful — or risk scuttling the closest chance for a deal in years and losing a chance to ease crippling sanctions on Tehran's economy.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's environment minister said Wednesday that her nation will be a protagonist at an upcoming climate change conference in Peru and will hold developed nations accountable for strong commitments to reduce carbon emissions.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The election of a new Texas governor usually means the arrival of another Lone Star archetype--boots-wearing, backslapping and big on swagger about the state's outsized importance.
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs in an interview with federal agents probing a Florida anti-aging clinic at the center of baseball's doping scandal, the Miami Herald reported on Wednesday. The admission, if true, represents an about-turn for Rodriguez who has repeatedly denied the use of banned substances from the Miami-area Biogenesis clinic, even as he concluded last week a one-year suspension by Major League Baseball for violating the sport's doping program. ...
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon mother accused of killing her 6-year-old autistic son by throwing him from a bridge is being held on $1 million bail, a Lincoln County District Court clerk said on Wednesday. Jillian McCabe, 34, was arrested on Monday night after calling emergency 911 to report she had thrown her son, London, from the 246-foot-high Yaquina Bay Bridge in the coastal Oregon town of Newport, about 115 miles southwest of Portland. London McCabe's body was found four hours later after an extensive search by law enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard. ...
DENVER (AP) — Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., voted to legalize recreational marijuana Tuesday. The drug is already legal for people 21 and older in Colorado and Washington, thanks to ballot measures voted on in 2012.