MIAMI (AP) — About three dozen passengers who sailed on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship that drifted at sea for days are hoping to collect thousands of dollars apiece as a result of lingering medical and mental problems they say were caused by their nightmarish experience.
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say a remark he made to his sister during a prison visit was meant to be funny and wasn't incriminating, as prosecutors have suggested.
Lois Lerner, who refused to testify at the hearing that dissolved in shouting and confusion, has been threatened at least six times since May 2013, when the IRS scandal became known, said her attorney, William Taylor. At a news conference after the hearing, Taylor accused congressional Republicans of perpetuating a 10-month-old investigation of last year's controversy for political gain. Representative Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the committee investigating Lerner and the tax agency, denied Taylor's accusation. Not a smidgeon of it." Issa called Lerner to Capitol Hill for a public hearing to ask her questions.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A video released by lawyers for U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson on Wednesday shows his estranged wife shoving him in front of their house but doesn't reveal the congressman slamming his wife against a door as she claims.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One human wins the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race each year, but it's the smaller, furry athletes that do the heroes' share of the work crossing nearly 1,000 miles of merciless terrain to reach the finish line on Alaska's wind-battered coast.
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Acknowledging a major shift in societal attitudes toward marijuana, a key committee of the Florida legislature voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to approve medical use of a "non-euphoric" marijuana extract that has shown promising results in treating seizures. "We have evidence of benefits," Republican state Representative Cary Pigman, an emergency room physician, said of the substance known as cannabidiol, or CBD. "We have no evidence of harm. ...
EWING, N.J. (AP) — The contractor working at the site of a massive explosion that killed one person and injured seven workers recently had been fined more than $100,000 by federal safety monitors for problems at two other New Jersey work sites.