APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman was charged Monday with assault after deputies were called to the home where he lived with his girlfriend, who claimed he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument, authorities said.
An unusually powerful late-season wave of thunderstorms brought damaging winds and tornadoes to 12 states: Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and western New York.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is expanding its efforts to protect its users' online activities from prying eyes by encrypting all the communications and other information flowing into the Internet company's data centers around the world.
By David Ljunggren and Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - Toronto's crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford is a headache Canada's right-leaning government could do without. Lambasting Ford, a political ally who also admits he drove a car after drinking alcohol and bought illegal drugs, could cost the federal Conservatives valuable support in Toronto's suburbs.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife stepped into a sibling squabble Monday after their daughters became involved in a public feud over gay marriage that began on "Fox News Sunday" and soon spread to social media.
By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Imelda Marcos' former secretary was convicted on Monday of conspiring to sell art that the former Philippine first lady acquired during her husband's presidency, including a famous Claude Monet water-lily painting. After deliberating 2-1/2 hours, a jury in New York state court found Vilma Bautista, 75, guilty of conspiracy and other charges, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement. The paintings disappeared around the time her late husband, former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, was forced from power in 1986. Bautista, who lived in New York, was charged last year with secretly keeping and selling "Le Bassin aux Nympheas," one of Monet's "Water Lilies" series, to a London gallery in 2010 for $32 million, according to Vance's office.