SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three Utah officers returning from the funeral of a slain New York City policeman helped restrain an unruly passenger on a JetBlue Airways flight until the plane was diverted to Chicago.
MIAMI (AP) — Driven by fear that their window is closing, the number of Cuban migrants attempting to reach the U.S. illegally in rafts has surged since the two countries announced they would restore diplomatic relations after 50 years, Coast Guard officials said Monday.
By Joe McDonald MILFORD, Pa. (Reuters) - A state judge ruled on Monday there was enough evidence to put survivalist Eric Frein on trial in the shooting of two Pennsylvania state troopers, setting the stage for prosecutors to seek the death penalty. After a nearly five-hour hearing in Pike County Courthouse, Magisterial Judge Shannon Muir said Frein could stand trial on all charges against him in the Sept. 12 sniper attack that killed Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38, and wounded Trooper Alex Douglass, then 31, outside their barracks during a shift change. ...
CHICAGO (AP) — A year after a brutal cold spell was blamed on something called the polar vortex — which was treated like a northern invasion by the media and as a conquering hero by children impressed by its power to close schools — this week's chill is little more than what meteorologists like to call winter.
MIAMI (AP) — Lesbian and gay couples were wed in Miami on Monday by the same judge who approved their marriage licenses, hours before Florida's coming-out party as the nation's 36th state where same-sex marriages are now legal statewide.