By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors and lawyers defending a Colorado woman accused of providing material support to Islamist militants fighting the governments of Syria and Iraq may be close to resolving the case, court records show. Shannon Maureen Conley, born in 1986, has been in federal custody since she was arrested in April for allegedly preparing to join the Sunni Muslim insurgent group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIL or ISIS, which has shortened its name to "Islamic State." She has not been charged. In a motion filed in U.S District Court in Denver last week, federal public defender Robert Pepin said he is in "continuing discussions" with prosecutors concerning a potential deal in the criminal case against the suburban Denver teen. Conley was arrested by federal agents at Denver International Airport as she was about to board a plane bound for Germany.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corrosion and structural problems caused a pipe to burst that flooded a landmark athletic arena at the University of California, Los Angeles and submerged hundreds of cars, officials said Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A water-main break that flooded a landmark athletic arena at the University of California, Los Angeles and submerged hundreds of cars was caused by corrosion and structural problems.
We're getting a look at surveillance video from a burglary at one of the biggest closets in the country. Over the weekend, someone broke into that closet in The Woodlands.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Animated hit "Frozen" continued to help boost The Walt Disney Co., as the company reported third-quarter net income that rose 22 percent, topping analysts' expectations. The movie sold well at international box offices and in home video and lifted merchandise sales.
BURNEY, Calif. (AP) — Officials say evacuation orders have been lifted for one of two wildfires in Northern California.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Diego man has pleaded not guilty to biting off a man's fingertip during a Jay-Z and Beyonce concert at Pasadena's Rose Bowl.
STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two parents have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of their month-old child, who died after being left in a hot car for two hours.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers defending a Nevada trucking firm being sued for negligence in a fiery 2011 crash with an Amtrak train told jurors Tuesday that Union Pacific Railroad officials manipulated or destroyed evidence that would have proved a malfunctioning crossing gate and signal lights were responsible for the deaths of the truck driver and five people on board the California Zephyr.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An aide who dispensed legal and policy advice to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Tuesday that he and other administration officials worried about the propriety of a product launch event at the governor's mansion and about a Rolex watch that McDonnell received from his wife through a wealthy benefactor.
MONTICELLO, Ind. (AP) — Three people were found dead Tuesday in a shooting at a parking lot outside northern Indiana furniture plant, a sheriff said.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Jordan circulated a revised U.N. resolution Tuesday calling for a permanent cease-fire in Gaza and condemning "all violence and hostilities against civilians."
Cuba on Tuesday demanded the United States halt what it called subversive acts against the communist-ruled island, saying a recent report that Washington recruited young Latin Americans to promote dissent in Cuba confirmed a longstanding policy of destabilization. The statement, issued by Josefina Vidal, Cuba's chief foreign ministry official for U.S. relations, came in response to an Associated Press report on Sunday that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) sent emissaries to Cuba to foment opposition. "These facts confirm that the U.S. government has not ceased its hostile and meddling plans against Cuba," Vidal said. The Associated Press, citing USAID documents and interviews, said the U.S. agency sent young people from Venezuela, Costa Rica and Peru to Cuba under the guise of carrying out social programs when in reality their main goal was to find and encourage anti-government activists.
Searchers combed through the woods near a Washington state trailer park on Tuesday for a 6-year-old girl last seen in her bedroom on Saturday evening and reported missing when she failed to show up for dinner a day later, officials said. Janise Wright had gone to bed on Saturday in her family home in Bremerton, on the Kitsap Peninsula west of Seattle, and was not seen at all by family members the next day, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office.
NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan judge begrudgingly approved a long-delayed $285 million settlement between Citigroup Inc. and government regulators Tuesday over toxic mortgage securities, but not without a parting shot at the appeals court that forced his hand.
By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A red rock pinnacle popular with climbers and named for its snakelike shape has been beheaded in the Utah desert, federal land managers said on Tuesday. The Cobra was one of dozens of rock formations in the Fisher Towers region of the Colorado River Special Recreation area near Moab, about 400 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. A popular attraction for rock climbers, the Cobra was a thin spire standing that some 50-feet high and affixed with a wide, flat cap rock. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is investigating what happened, and early reports suggest heavy thunderstorms that moved through the region over the past week could be to blame, agency spokeswoman Megan Crandall said.
NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — A landslide struck an upscale suburban Salt Lake City community on Tuesday, destroying a home and forcing evacuations as a rain-soaked hillside tumbled from above.
A south Florida judge on Tuesday became the fourth in recent weeks to strike down the state's same-sex marriage ban, in a case involving the estate of a gay man who owned property in Florida. Frank Bangor, who lived in Pennsylvania before his death in March, left his estate to the man that he married in Delaware. This included property in south Florida's Palm Beach County. The ruling did not include an order for Palm Beach County officials to begin issuing marriage licenses, according to Equality Florida, a gay rights advocacy organization.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to sidestep a logjam in Congress, the Obama administration is looking for steps it could take on its own to prevent American companies from reincorporating overseas to shirk U.S. taxes, officials said Tuesday.
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The U.S. military plans to start questioning freed U.S. prisoner-of-war Bowe Bergdahl from Wednesday on the circumstances that led to his 2009 capture in Afghanistan by the Taliban, Bergdahl's lawyer said on Tuesday. Bergdahl, an Army sergeant, will be questioned by investigating officer Major General Kenneth R. Dahl at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, where Bergdahl has been stationed for the past several weeks. "He is looking forward to having all of this over and done with, and being able to move on to the next chapter of his life," lawyer Eugene Fidell said. Fidell declined to speculate on what Bergdahl will say to the general but said his client will cooperate.