PITTSBURGH (AP) — United States Steel Corp. announced Monday it will build its new world headquarters in Pittsburgh as part of the ongoing redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site by the NHL's Penguins.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michele Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Barack Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation.
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Portland's police chief ordered three officers on Monday to remove an image of the Oregon city's police badge from their Facebook pages that had been altered to show support for a policeman who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. "I was alerted to these images this morning and immediately ordered their removal through the officers' chain of command. The image displayed does not represent this organization and was very inflammatory in nature," Police Chief Mike Reese said in a statement. ...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Three teens who admitted to dumping urine, tobacco and spit on a 15-year-old autistic classmate during an ice bucket prank were ordered Monday to do community service and write apology letters to the victim and his family.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday bestowed America's highest civilian honor on trailblazers in the arts, sports and politics, along with a couple of entertainers who are among his personal favorites.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two teenagers killed in shootings at a Cleveland home where a pregnant woman and her fetus also were killed.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August — a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb.
(Reuters) - A St. Louis County grand jury has reached a decision in the investigation into the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white Ferguson, Missouri, policeman Darren Wilson in August, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office said on Monday. The decision will be disclosed later on Monday. A timeline on the shooting and investigation follows. Aug. 9 - While driving a police SUV, Wilson encounters Brown and a friend of Brown walking down the street about midday. ...
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A nor'easter is expected to develop Wednesday along the East Coast just as millions of travelers are heading to their Thanksgiving destinations.
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Police say a man has run over and killed his mother in Maine and taken off, possibly out of state.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In the frantic moments at the Florida State University campus library last week, bullets struck 21-year-old student Farhan "Ronny" Ahmed three times, including a shot that severely damaged his spine and left him paralyzed from the waist down, his sister said on Monday.
By Phil Stewart and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. It was the first major change to Obama's Cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elections three weeks ago, and Republicans, who now control both houses of Congress, are looking for a new approach from the White house. ...
BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday it would transport 193 endangered sea turtles by plane from Massachusetts to Florida after they got trapped in frigid waters off Cape Cod. The rare Kemp's Ridley turtles are being treated for shock at a New England Aquarium animal care center in Quincy, 9 miles south of Boston, after being rescued by the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in recent days. ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating a potential security breach involving a corrupt U.S. embassy worker in Yemen who processed fraudulent visas that allowed several applicants to enter the United States, according to court papers filed in New York City.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man will serve four months in prison after acknowledging in a plea deal with North Texas prosecutors that he caused the death of Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens' grandson by injecting him with heroin.
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Two same-sex couples filed a motion in federal court in San Antonio on Monday seeking enforcement of a judge's decision that would allow gay marriage in Texas. A federal judge ruled in February that the Texas state ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. But the judge declared a stay of the decision, meaning the ban stayed in effect. The case has gone to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has set a hearing for Jan. 9. ...
Raw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning in 10 states including Pennsylvania.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A woman accused of firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons in what she said was self-defense took a plea deal in a case that first got attention because her attorneys used Florida's "stand your ground" law in its defense, arguing that she feared for her life before discharging the weapon.
PHOENIX (AP) — A book by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer that provides behind-the-scenes details of her handling of the state's 2010 landmark immigration law is facing scrutiny in a legal challenge of the contentious statute.
WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — A car full of teenagers collided head-on with a police car, killing three teens and an Elmore County sheriff's deputy, authorities said Monday.