By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The leader of a Boston group of gay U.S. military veterans said on Tuesday his organization had reached a deal to march in the city's St. Patrick's Day parade, which has long banned openly gay groups. But at least one high-ranking official on the Allied War Veterans Council, which organizes the parade, denied a deal had been reached to end the stalemate, which this year caused a major sponsor pullout and the city's first Irish-American mayor in 20 years to skip the event. ...
Authorities have laid out the following timeline of the killing spree in Montgomery County that left six people dead. Investigators say it appears to have taken the suspected shooter, Bradley Stone, an hour and a half to drive from one house to another to take down his wife and her family.
Philadelphia's district attorney is preparing an announcement about his investigation into Pennsylvania state lawmakers in connection with an undercover state sting investigation involving cash and gifts.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's former expert witness on lethal injection should have known that a condemned inmate would suffer because of a two-drug combo that had never been used before, the inmate's family said in a lawsuit.
BOSTON (Reuters) - A high school friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with possessing a gun that prosecutors believe may have been used by the suspects in the 2013 attack may change his plea in the case to guilty, according to a court filing. Stephen Silva was charged in July with having possessed a Ruger P95 9mm pistol with its serial number filed off, as well as with conspiracy to distribute heroin. He pleaded not guilty in an August hearing but may be planning to file a new agreement this week, according to papers filed with the U.S. District Court in Boston late Monday. ...
PARIS (AP) — When diplomacy and a plea to return sacred ceremonial masks to an American Indian tribe in the United States failed, officials from the Navajo Nation traveled to the Paris auction house selling the items and started bidding for them.
The hunt for a man suspected of killing his ex-wife and 5 of her family members continued across two Pennsylvania counties Tuesday morning, prompting the closure of schools in one district, and a modified lockdown at schools in another.
Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least 84 people, officials said, in the worst attack to hit the country in over a year.A Pakistani official says the death toll in a Taliban attack on a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar has risen to 126.