An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Army said Monday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Flavor Flav pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges and was sentenced to probation and more counseling in a Las Vegas domestic violence case involving the teenage son of his longtime girlfriend.
By David Lawder and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will cost slightly less than previously thought, helping to slow down the forecast growth of U.S. deficits over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said on Monday. The non-partisan CBO, in revisions to its annual budget estimates, said the reduced subsidy cost estimates partly reflect lower premiums now being charged in government-run "Obamacare" exchanges and accommodations that allow previously canceled health plans to be extended. The reduced health cost estimates made up the bulk of a $286 billion reduction in CBO's cumulative deficit forecast for fiscal years 2015 through 2024, compared with a forecast in February, to $7.62 trillion.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Two registered sex offenders arrested over the weekend on suspicion of killing four Southern California women over a five-month span have known each other since at least 2012, when they both cut their ankle bracelets and boarded a Greyhound bus to Las Vegas together using fake names.
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples wed legally outside the state, a federal judge ruled on Monday in the latest in a string of decisions supporting an expansion of gay rights. U.S. District Judge Timothy Black in Cincinnati had said earlier in April he expected to enter a ruling striking down Ohio's ban on recognizing legal same-sex marriages as a violation of the U.S. Constitution. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has said he planned to appeal the decision once it was handed down. Black had previously entered narrower orders that required Ohio, which bans same-sex marriage, to allow two gay men to be listed as "spouse" on the death certificates of husbands they married outside Ohio.
A prominent New York defense lawyer who recently represented the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden has pleaded guilty to failing to file income taxes for six years. Stanley Cohen, 63, pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court in Syracuse, New York, to obstructing and impeding the Internal Revenue Service, according to court filings Prosecutors said Cohen failed to file tax returns between 2005 and 2010, and routinely accepted cash from clients and storing it in a safe deposit box at an upstate bank. Cohen operates a law office out of New York City but also has a home and office 100 miles to the north, in Sullivan County. According to the court filings, Cohen also agreed to plead guilty within the next 10 days in a separate tax-related case in Manhattan federal court, where he is charged with failing to file tax returns for his law office in 2006 and 2007.
LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — Family members of a boy and his grandfather who were killed at a suburban Kansas City Jewish center say the pair were ambushed and shot in the head as they got out of their vehicle.
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury was chosen Monday for the federal trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida, setting the stage for the second major terrorism trial in Manhattan in two months.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, and civil rights attorneys and gay marriage supporters immediately began looking ahead to their next fight: a lawsuit seeking to force Ohio to allow gay couples to marry.