HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf warned lawmakers on Tuesday that Pennsylvania's finances are a ticking time bomb amid a record-long budget gridlock, as he sent them a spending proposal for the coming fiscal year with no full plan in place for the year that began back in July.
The U.S. National Park Service is proposing to limit the commemorative items it keeps from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where it has collected more than 400,000 tribute objects, the agency said on Tuesday. It is best known for the sunken Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, where the names of more than 58,000 service personnel who died from 1959 to 1975 are engraved. Among the 400,000 items left behind since the memorial was dedicated in 1982 are a motorcycle, a general's stars, eyeglasses, military ribbons and medals, money, flags, helmets and commemorative bracelets, according to the non-profit Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man was found shot to death early Tuesday inside a bullet-riddled car at a Los Angeles intersection, and four suspected gang members were later arrested after a police pursuit on two freeways, authorities said.
A police officer badly wounded in a gunfight with the Boston Marathon bombers four days after their deadly 2013 attack said he was retiring on Tuesday, citing injuries that prevented him from fulfilling all of his duties. Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority Police Sergeant Richard Donohue was shot during a gunfight with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan in the early morning hours of April 19, 2013, as the pair attempted to flee Boston. The bullet that hit Donohue, now 36, nearly causing him to bleed to death, was likely fired by a fellow officer during the chaotic scene in the Boston suburb of Watertown, a local prosecutor has said.
Martin Shkreli faces a new legal headache, a lawsuit claiming that his $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album contains illustrations ripped off from a New York artist, who now wants the former drug executive to pay for them. In a complaint filed on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, Jason Koza said he never allowed his fan art depicting Wu-Tang members to be used in packaging for the hip-hop group's "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin," the sole copy of which Shkreli bought.
BAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) — Crews using helicopters and boats rescued dozens of people from the wreckage of two German commuter trains that crashed head-on Tuesday in an isolated part of Bavaria, killing at least 10 and leaving authorities trying to determine why multiple safety measures failed.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — From buses and billboards to boisterous rallies and intimate conservations, months of campaigning across New Hampshire culminated Tuesday as voters streamed into polling stations across the state to choose their favorite among a cast of White House hopefuls.
NEW YORK (AP) — Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation's largest cities, tasked with a deceptively complex job: counting the number of homeless people sleeping on the streets.
A district judge committed Shannon Miles, 31, to a state mental hospital after prosecutors found he was not competent to stand trial at this time. Miles was charged with capital murder, which is punishable by death, for killing Harris County sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth, a spokesman for the Harris County District Attorney said. State District Judge Susan Brown committed Miles, currently held at county jail, for 120 days for mental health professionals to evaluate and try to restore competency, a lawyer for Miles said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress his final budget on Tuesday, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives, from a new war on cancer to combating global warming to fighting growing threats from Islamic State militants.