LOS ANGELES (AP) — After reaching a tentative contract agreement that covers the West Coast's 29 seaports, dockworkers are clearing an immense backlog of cargo that accumulated as their negotiations with employers stalled.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Police responding to a report of an invasion at the home of a credit union official on Monday uncovered what they believe is a robbery plot and then found a man with an apparent bomb strapped to his body at the credit union.
ANSTED, W.Va. (AP) — Morris Bounds Sr. wanted to make sure his home was tidy when his wife was let out of the hospital, so he cleaned the kitchen and vacuumed their bedroom.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Wesleyan University's president on Monday urged students to come forward with knowledge of anybody distributing drugs on campus following a rash of hospitalizations among people who took a party drug known as Molly.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retirement savings accounts, a change that could affect the investment advice received by many Americans and aggravate tensions between the White House and Wall Street.
A tanker truck carrying 8,000 gallons of fuel overturned and burst into flames near the Betsy Ross Bridge Monday morning in Pennsauken, New Jersey.
By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A U.S. Marine who disappeared from his base in Iraq in 2004 and later fled to Lebanon was found guilty on Monday of twice deserting the military and sentenced to two years in prison. Corporal Wassef Hassoun, 35, was convicted of deserting in Iraq to avoid hazardous duty and deserting again in 2005 with the intent to stay away for good, according to a statement from Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, where his court-martial was held. After Hassoun vanished from his base in Fallujah, Iraq, in June 2004, the Arabic language interpreter turned up a month later in Lebanon claiming to have been kidnapped by militants, the military has said.
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A former police officer shot and injured a Georgia county sheriff and his deputy after they responded to a domestic dispute, and was later found dead along with two other people, officials said on Monday. Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell and Deputy Bill Zigan found a woman shot to death in the garage after being called out on Sunday to a house in Clarkesville in northeastern Georgia, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. As they investigated, a former police officer living there began firing from outside the home. Anthony Giaquinta, 40, struck Terrell and Zigan.
By Tom Hals WILMINGTON, Delaware (Reuters) - Dole Food Co owner David Murdock began a trial on Monday defending his 2013 buyout of the world's largest fruit and vegetable producer with often unfocused testimony about his unusual memory, passion for nutrition and dislike of people talking about his age. A lawsuit brought by shareholders accuses Murdock, 91, of stealing Dole out from under them in a management buyout for $1.6 billion, or $13.50 per share. Shareholder attorney Stuart Grant pressed Murdock for more than five hours in a Delaware Court trying to establish that he dominated the Dole board before he privatized the company. "You always try to make me look dishonest." Grant replied, "I don't need to do that, you do it on your own." Grant's comment drew a warning from Travis Laster, the Court of Chancery judge.
YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A beloved K9 suffering from seizures and arthritis received a final salute and a police escort, with lights flashing, to the Maine vet clinic where he was euthanized.
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — US Marine gets 2 years in prison for disappearing in Iraq, Lebanon a decade ago.
By Jeff Mason and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. brokers and financial advisers would face new constraints under a plan President Barack Obama put forward on Monday to reduce conflicts of interest and "hidden fees" that cost Americans billions of dollars in retirement savings every year. In proposing the rules, Obama said he sought to protect Americans from being steered into costly retirement investments that produced high commissions for brokers but low returns for investors preparing for retirement. Democrats and Republicans are trying to position themselves as champions of the middle class in the run-up to the November 2016 presidential election. The proposed rules, which the Department of Labor is expected to submit formally in the coming months, will inject political pressure into an already intense debate over brokers' obligations.
The two men arrested following a standoff at a Bucks County gun shop have been identified.
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Oregon State Police are investigating the leak of personal emails of embattled former Governor John Kitzhaber, and two employees for the agency that was archiving the emails have been placed on administrative leave, state officials said on Monday. Kitzhaber resigned last week amid state and federal criminal probes into an influence-peddling scandal involving allegations that his fiancée used her unpaid position in the governor’s office for personal financial gain. "Oregon State Police is investigating the recent information security breach,” Matt Shelby, spokesman for Oregon Chief Operating Officer Michael Jordan, said in a statement, adding that Jordan requested the criminal investigation last week. Meanwhile, two employees for Enterprise Technology Services, the state agency in charge of archiving the emails, have been placed on paid administrative leave pending a personnel review, Shelby said, declining to give further details.
The West Philadelphia building that became encased in ice following a fire last week is coming down.
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - An ice storm battered parts of Texas on Monday, knocking out power to thousands of homes, causing hundreds of traffic accidents and prompting more than 1,500 flight cancellations. A large section of the U.S. South from Arkansas to North Carolina was expected to experience freezing temperatures and winter storms on Monday, the National Weather Service said. Snow and freezing rain fell in parts of New Mexico, and Colorado, Utah and northern Arizona were also under winter storm warnings, the weather service said. At Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, one of the busiest in the United States and a hub for American Airlines, nearly 1,100 flights were canceled as of 3 p.m. CST (2100 GMT), according to tracking service FlightAware.com.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology health economist who made national headlines last year for talking about "the stupidity of the American voter" was a target Monday in a report from the Vermont state auditor saying the economist may have padded his bills to the state.
Republican Gov. Chris Christie and the state's Democrat-controlled Legislature must find $1.57 billion to put into pension funds for retired public workers.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman was arrested Monday after police say her four mixed breed pit bulls attacked a 65-year-old Las Vegas woman last week, leaving her critically wounded and in danger of losing her arm and eye.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials have tweaked questions on a new quiz used by the state to catch phony income-tax returns.