Irish-born singer Sinead O'Connor turned up safe at an undisclosed location on Monday, hours after police in Illinois said she was missing, citing a concerned caller who told authorities she had failed to return from a bicycle ride. The brief scare surrounding the well-being of the firebrand performer unfolded after a series of Facebook posts in recent days in which she agonized over her 12-year-old son, whom she said had been left in the custody of child welfare authorities in Ireland. O'Connor, 49, who has acknowledged a history of bipolar disorder, made headlines six months ago when she said in a Facebook post that she had deliberately taken a drug overdose.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert said Monday that he's disappointed in himself and his re-election campaign for offering to meet with lobbyists in exchange for campaign donations as he faces a tough battle for the GOP nomination this summer.
BOSTON (AP) — A 64-year-old cancer patient has received the nation's first penis transplant, a groundbreaking operation that may also help accident victims and some of the many U.S. veterans maimed by roadside bombs.
NEW YORK (AP) — An Amtrak engineer whose speeding train jumped the tracks along a curve in Philadelphia last year, killing eight people, was distracted by radio transmissions, a U.S. official briefed on the investigation said Monday.
A Colorado babysitter has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a drive-through bank by falsely claiming that a man in her car threatened to harm the two children in her care unless given money, police said on Monday. Rachel Einspahr, 28, is suspected of robbery and two counts of child abuse in connection with Friday's incident in the town of Severance, about 55 miles north of Denver, the Weld County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Police said Einspahr went to the Colorado East Bank & Trust drive-through and sent a note to the teller through the vacuum tube saying the man would harm her children unless she gave him money.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Groups supporting the rights of transgender people filed a motion on Monday asking a U.S. judge to block North Carolina from enforcing a law that mandates bathroom access according to birth sex while the measure is being challenged. The preliminary injunction is needed to protect transgender people from suffering irreparable harm due to the law known as House Bill 2, said the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of North Carolina, and Lambda Legal, a national advocacy group for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. The law, enacted in March, made North Carolina the first state to ban people from using multiple-occupancy restrooms or changing rooms in public buildings and schools consistent with their gender identity.
LACEY, N.J. (AP) — A man who wore a Hitler mustache and is believed by authorities to be a white supremacist faces numerous charges after authorities say they found an assault weapon, a handgun and several rounds of ammunition in the New Jersey woods.