RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Thursday he should get a new trial on corruption charges because the jury in his case was potentially biased and may have acted improperly.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Relatives of five Utah family members found dead in a locked bedroom last month suspected the deaths weren't accidental, and revelations that poison likely killed them confirmed their suspicions, according to a statement released Thursday.
Harold Gary Morse, who transformed his father's cluster of a few hundred mobile homes in central Florida into the gigantic retirement utopia The Villages and made it a must-stop on campaign trails with his funding of Republican politics, has died. He was 77.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a company that operates rolling chairs on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, has pleaded guilty to defrauding the IRS out of nearly $120,000.
MIAMI (AP) — For two days, Lazaro Allegue has scoured the waters of Miami's Biscayne Bay and combed the thick brush on nearby keys in search of his son.
By Heide Barndes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma teenager has been arrested on suspicion of making online threats to go on a shooting spree at his high school, law enforcement officials said on Thursday. The 15-year-old student has not been identified. He made the threats on Wednesday against Duncan High School, in the southern part of the state, on a phone-based social media site, Duncan police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. The arrest follows a shooting at a Washington state high school last week in which a teenager used a handgun to shoot five classmates. ...
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 9-year-old boy reported missing after he disappeared with his father aboard a sailboat in Washington state has been located on an island in the South Pacific and will be reunited with his mother, the FBI said on Thursday. His father, Jeffrey Ford Hanson, 46, has been charged with international parental kidnapping and was taken into custody by authorities in Niue, an island country more than 5,000 miles from the U.S. mainland, the FBI said. ...
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina man who tried to join the fighting in Syria is pleading guilty to terrorism charges.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The celebration in San Francisco's streets following the Giants' World Series victory started off peaceful but quickly turned raucous and violent, as revelers vandalized police cars and businesses and pelted officers with bottles.
By Lacey Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington lawmakers took a step toward legalizing the sale of marijuana in the U.S. capital on Thursday, holding a hearing on rules and taxes ahead of a referendum next week. The proposed legislation to regulate marijuana sales in the District of Columbia is part of a sharp shift in U.S. public opinion in the past several years that has pushed legalized pot toward the mainstream. ...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell say he should get a new trial on corruption charges because the jury in his case was potentially biased and may have acted improperly.
BOSTON (AP) — Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor whose mumbling and occasional bumbling belied his political ingenuity and endeared him to a scrappy city whose very skyline he helped reshape, died Thursday. He was 71.
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A man whose 4-year-old son shot a 6-year-old neighbor to death pleaded guilty Thursday to child endangerment for leaving his gun unlocked.
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A well-preserved human forearm that was once displayed near the Antietam National Battlefield as "The Arm of the Unknown Soldier" is now grabbing the Halloween spotlight at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Vance, the 20th named storm of the Pacific season, has formed well off the coast of Mexico.
By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - Police in Alabama found a suspected drug dealer who was hiding in tall grass near his home after the man's dog, tail wagging enthusiastically, led officers to him, police said on Thursday. Edward Melvin Henderson fled his home in Prattville as officers pulled up to the residence with a search warrant on Tuesday, said Paula Barlow, spokeswoman for the Prattville Police Department. Henderson ran, jumped off a ravine and continued running. ...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A couple charged in the starvation death of their 9-year-old son were ordered Thursday to stand trial on charges of criminal homicide after a hearing in which a police detective described discovering the child's decomposing body.
NEW YORK (AP) — Five orphaned coyote pups that were rescued in Massachusetts have a new home at a New York City zoo.
By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - A North Carolina man accused of seeking to join Islamic State insurgents fighting in Syria pleaded guilty on Thursday to attempting to provide material support to the group. Donald Ray Morgan, 44, admitted that he tried between January and August to aid the efforts of the militants, according to U.S. prosecutors in Greensboro, North Carolina. Western countries say many of their citizens have traveled to Syria to fight on behalf of Islamic State, which has captured sections of Iraq and Syria. ...