BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — A reactor at a nuclear power plant in the New York City suburbs may be offline for weeks because a transformer that failed over the weekend, sparking a fire and oil leak, must be replaced, officials said Monday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A prosecutor is set to announce Tuesday whether a white police officer will face charges for killing a young unarmed biracial man in Madison. A few things to know about the case ahead of Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne's decision:
By Scott Malone and Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bomber on Monday wrapped up the case to spare Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's life with testimony from a Roman Catholic nun and death-penalty opponent who said Tsarnaev told her "no one deserves to suffer" as his victims had. Since testimony began in Boston federal court in early March, the jury has heard from about 150 witness, including parents who lost children in the attack, first responders who attended to victims who had lost limbs, and Tsarnaev's Russian relatives who remembered him as a loving young boy.
California needs an additional $5.7 billion per year to maintain its roads, according to a 10-year planning report by the state's Department of Transportation. Caltrans said in the report, released last week, that it would need about $8 billion annually for the next 10 years to reach management and improvement goals for its highway system, but only $2.3 billion annually has been budgeted. The report's release came as lawmakers and Democratic Governor Jerry Brown are jockeying over funding issues in the state budget. Caltrans said it needed the funding for critical infrastructure projects to roadways and bridges planned over the next decade.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox is lowering the curtain on "American Idol," ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disparities in access to early learning opportunities have increased, with some states enrolling nearly all children in their pre-kindergarten programs and others not offering any services, according to a national study on early education released Monday.