STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — An attorney representing the family of a bank robbery hostage who was slain during a gun battle with police is seeking documents, dispatch logs, video and other evidence authorities gathered during the chaotic incident.
Prosecutors and a Phoenix woman reached a deal Friday that would allow her to avoid prosecution for leaving her two young sons alone in a hot car while she was at a job interview.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit by 10 tea party groups to move forward against the Internal Revenue Service, rejecting a request by the federal government to dismiss all the allegations that the agency subjected conservative groups to additional, often burdensome scrutiny.
The IRS said Friday that Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails. In court papers, the IRS said the hard drive was destroyed after ...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors plan to present evidence that the motive behind a 2012 deadly explosion that devastated an Indianapolis neighborhood was collecting insurance money for mounting gambling and credit card debts.
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A member of the commission overseeing construction of the Eisenhower Memorial said on Friday the controversial design by celebrity architect Frank Gehry should be scrapped. Commissioner Bruce Cole said Gehry's design of the memorial to Dwight Eisenhower, the World War Two military leader and 34th president, had generated too much opposition, especially with Congress withholding construction funds for two years in a row. Asked at a Capitol Hill briefing by opponents of Gehry's plan if he thought the proposal was dead, Cole said: "Yes." Cole, a former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, added: "I'd prefer to see a fitting and proper memorial to Ike (Eisenhower), and that's not the Gehry design." Congress authorized a memorial in 1999, and the Eisenhower commission picked Gehry's design in 2009. The plan for the four-acre site includes columns 80 feet high supporting stainless steel tapestries depicting the landscape of Eisenhower's boyhood home, Kansas.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The government is rapidly expanding the number of names on its terrorist watch list, with more than 1.5 million added in the last five years.
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Attorney: Slain hostage's family wants documents, video of California bank robbery chase.
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona prosecutors will drop child abuse charges against a woman who generated nationwide attention after leaving her two young sons in a hot car while she went on a job interview, authorities said on Friday. County Attorney Bill Montgomery said the charges against Shanesha Taylor will be dismissed once she successfully completes parenting and substance abuse treatment programs and sets up child care and education trust funds for her children, according to the agreement. "We believe this agreement represents a just resolution that appropriately holds the defendant accountable for her actions while also recognizing the best interests of her family," Montgomery said. Taylor was charged with two counts of felony child abuse stemming from the March 20 incident involving her 6-month-old and 2-year-old children left alone in a parked vehicle. Police discovered the two children in the backseat of the car, still buckled in their seat belts with temperatures registering more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius).
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's mayor has called video of a police officer using an apparent choke hold while arresting a man who later died "very troubling."
By David Jones NEWARK N.J. (Reuters) - Three men described by prosecutors as New Jersey members of MS-13, a street gang with turf stretching from Salvadorean prisons to U.S. coastal cities, appeared in a New Jersey federal court on Friday on charges of racketeering and murder conspiracy. Marvin Garcia-Cruz, 31, and Carlos Andrew Valdez, 27, are the leaders of two local MS-13 cliques in New Jersey's Hudson County, and Rudy Gutierrez, 22, served as Valdez's third-in-command, prosecutors said.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that juveniles cannot be given mandatory minimum sentences, making it the first state to interpret federal court directives that broadly.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed in New Jersey against carmaker Subaru says some of its vehicle models have a defect that could lead to engine failure while they're being driven.
ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.
Colorado's Supreme Court on Friday ordered Denver's clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while while the state's ban against the unions remains in place.
A Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son early Friday morning, police said.
(Reuters) - A woman whose mummified remains were found in her garage in a Detroit suburb up to five years after her death has been identified through DNA tests, an official said on Friday. Pia Farrenkopf had set up her bills to be paid automatically through a bank account, a neighbor cut her grass and her mail was sent to a nearby post office while her body sat for years in the back seat of a vehicle in her Pontiac, Michigan, garage. Robert Gerds, administrator for the Oakland County medical examiner's office, said Farrenkopf's family was notified Tuesday of the positive identification and her body has been released. He said her mail went to a post office, a neighbor cut her lawn, and she had no nearby family.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas police filed charges Friday against one of the owners of a funeral home where eight decaying bodies were discovered earlier this week.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed restrictions Friday that would essentially block development of a planned massive gold-and-copper mine near the headwaters of a world premier salmon fishery in Alaska.
Hundreds of police officers and mourners have gathered at a Jersey City church for the funeral of a rookie police officer killed in the line of duty.