Firefighters are battling a three alarm blaze at a farmers market in Burlington County, New Jersey.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man convicted of throwing boiling water on his roommate after a dispute over breakfast sausages has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
CHICAGO (AP) — A small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home on Chicago's southwest side Tuesday, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who were asleep just inches away.
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma City woman was arrested on child endangerment charges after wanting to give her misbehaving 12-year-old daughter a lesson by dropping her off at a homeless shelter, police said on Tuesday. Tiara Marshall, 29, said she never planned to leave her daughter at the shelter and returned an hour after dropping her off on Sunday to retrieve her. The daughter did not stay at the shelter. Instead, she walked to a friend's house about a mile away, police said. ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, who has ordered a comprehensive review of U.S. policy governing efforts to free American hostages, still opposes the payment of ransoms, the White House said on Tuesday. Obama ordered the review last summer in light of the increasing number of U.S. citizens taken hostage by the Islamic State and other militant groups. In recent months Islamic State militants have beheaded three Americans. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters that Obama felt a review was warranted by the increased number of kidnappings of Americans. ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ agreed to pay $315 million and sanction some employees to resolve allegations it misled New York regulators about bank transactions that violated U.S. economic sanctions against several countries, including Iran, Sudan and Myanmar.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man who avoided prison for 13 years because of a clerical error is in trouble again, just months after a Missouri judge released him from his original sentence for armed robbery and declared him a "good man and a changed man."
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — A 22-year-old Oklahoma man has waived his preliminary hearing on charges related to the shooting death of a college baseball player from Australia.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman charged with strangling and dismembering her neighbor is accused of attempting to cook him in order to hide evidence.
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Missouri officials on Tuesday were preparing to execute a Kansas City man convicted of killing a gas station attendant in front of the man's stepdaughter 20 years ago. Leon Taylor, 56, is scheduled to be put to death at 12:01 a.m. CST Wednesday for shooting to death Robert Newton, 53, during a robbery at an Independence, Missouri, gas station in 1994. Taylor shot Newton in the head as Newton's 8-year-old stepdaughter watched. She testified that Taylor had tried to shoot her as well but the gun jammed. ...
NEW YORK (AP) — The country is facing an epidemic of unscrupulous debt collectors willing to pose as law enforcement and threaten arrest to squeeze dollars out of Americans, a top prosecutor said Tuesday as he announced the arrests of seven people who worked for an Atlanta-area company.
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A staff member for an Ohio congresswoman pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a charge of using a counterfeit $100 bill at a concession stand at a Cleveland Browns football game, authorities said. Veronica Brownlee, 39, a caseworker in U.S. Representative Joyce Beatty's office in Columbus, Ohio, was charged with misdemeanor criminal simulation after her arrest on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, according to court documents. Brownlee has been put on administrative leave, said Galen Alexander, a spokesman for the Democratic representative. ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A high school in a Southern California beach town was closed on Tuesday over threats made on the social media application Yik Yak, which allows users to post anonymously, officials said. Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, an affluent oceanside community just south of Los Angeles, was briefly on lockdown on Monday over an online threat, said the city's schools superintendent, Michael Matthews. ...
By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans police will reopen at least 271 sex crime and child abuse cases that were not properly investigated by the department and launch an internal investigation to determine what went wrong, city officials said on Tuesday. The cases, which are among hundreds more that went uninvestigated between 2011 and 2013, will be reviewed by a group of five officers, New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison told a news conference. ...
Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case told a judge Tuesday that about 200 photos, many of dead and wounded victims, are too gruesome and would bias jurors if shown during trial.
Emergency crews are on the scene of where an SUV plunged into the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.
MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alice Lee, the sister of the famous "To Kill a Mockingbird" author and an influential Alabama lawyer and church leader in her own right, died Monday at age 103.
DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit police officer convicted of sexually assaulting a woman after he responded to a domestic violence complaint will spend 19 months to 15 years in prison.
The lament from New Orleans to north Florida was the same: It's much too cold for this time of year.