The sheriff who had former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in custody for more than 18 months said Tuesday that he's a master manipulator and will probably do fine in prison now that he has been sentenced to life for murder.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Director Michele Leonhart is expected to leave her post, a senior administration official told Reuters on Tuesday. A recent report from the Justice Department revealed that DEA agents participated in "sex parties" with prostitutes in Colombia. (Reporting by Julia Edwards; Editing by Sandra Maler)
LOS ANGELES - (Reuters) - William Shatner in full Captain Kirk mode is looking to marshal a crew for a project with an astronomical budget to deal with California's drought problems, although some might call it a pipe dream. The "Star Trek" star has told Yahoo! Tech journalist David Pogue he intends to start a crowdsource campaign on Kickstarter.com to raise $30 billion for a pipeline to bring water from the Seattle area for use by thirsty California. Already, the idea has run into one big obstacle: officials in Washington state are pouring cold water on it. "Frankly we found it highly illogical, to put it in 'Star Trek' terms," said Washington Department of Ecology spokesman Dan Partridge, using a catch phrase of "Star Trek" character Spock.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that it still has concerns about the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration following a recent Justice Department report alleging agents had participated in sex parties. White House spokesman Josh Earnest did not comment on media reports that the agency's director, Michele Leonhart, is expected to soon resign. (Reporting By Julia Edwards)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three suspicious items that forced the several-hour evacuation of St. Louis' City Hall on Tuesday turned out to be two abandoned carbon dioxide canisters and a bag, all ultimately deemed harmless after their discovery forced the swearing-in ceremony of recently elected aldermen to be moved to a nearby park.