WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who said he had been exposed to anthrax put some of the alleged poison into a pickup truck and drove onto the grass at the National Mall Tuesday to warn others, U.S. Park Police said. The substance was not hazardous.
Mel Reynolds, a former U.S. congressman who has had numerous legal troubles, has changed his mind and will plead not guilty to federal income tax charges, he told a judge in a handwritten letter made public on Tuesday. "I am not guilty," he wrote to U.S. District Judge John Darrah. Reynolds, 64, also apologized to the court for "any confusion caused" by a previous letter, made public last week, about his intention to plead guilty.
HOUSTON (AP) — Edward F. Kolenovsky, who covered the development of the U.S. space program, prize fights and many other major events during a long career as an Associated Press photographer, died Tuesday. He was 87.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park has chosen retirement over a transfer after being told the park needed new leadership to address a longstanding pattern of sexual harassment and hostile work environments.
The rule, which has drawn intense criticism from business groups and Republicans, doubles the maximum annual income a salaried worker can earn and still be automatically eligible for overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476 and requires that threshold to be updated every three years. Officials said many workers will earn more money, an estimated total of $12 billion over the next decade, while others will work fewer hours for the same pay. “More than 4 million workers are either going to be paid more or get time back to raise their family, go to school … or retrain to get a better job,” Vice President Joe Biden said during a phone call with reporters on Tuesday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police in two states were investigating Tuesday whether a father and son accused in a bizarre Utah kidnapping case had anything to do with the disappearance of a 63-year-old train maintenance worker who went missing amid a five-day manhunt for the two suspects.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — World-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman said he canceled his Wednesday performance with the North Carolina Symphony after he was told he would not be able to include a personal statement opposing the state's new law limiting antidiscrimination policies for LGBT people in the event program.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some immigrants who have entered the country illegally will be allowed to teach and practice medicine in New York state after its licensing board voted to accept applications from those immigrants brought to the United States as children.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California city has moved to install surveillance cameras along a stretch of highway as authorities investigate a spate of freeway shootings that have taken the lives of six people, including a young mother of four, in the suburbs east of San Francisco.
Chicago's Police Board, which had scheduled the hearing, said that Detective Dante Servin had resigned and it was canceling the evidentiary hearing as a result. Servin's attorney, Jennifer Blagg, said her client resigned because he realized his termination was a "foregone conclusion" and he wanted to put the matter behind him. Servin, the first Chicago police officer in more than 15 years to be charged in a fatal shooting, was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter in April 2015 in the death of Rekia Boyd.