NEW YORK (AP) — Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a backroom master whose name was synonymous with political power in New York for a generation, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison, destined to take his place atop the state's crowded lineup of crooked politicians behind bars.
More than a week after eight family members were found shot to death at four separate homes in rural Ohio's Appalachian foothills, funerals for six of the victims were held on Tuesday as investigators continue to comb through evidence. The victims, all members of the Rhoden family ranging in age from 16 to 44, were executed on April 22 in a planned, "sophisticated operation," officials said. David Dickerson from the Pike County prosecutor's office told reporters after the church service on Tuesday that it was standing-room only in the church for the nearly 40-minute service for the six victims.
HOUSTON (AP) — One of the nation's largest detention centers for families caught crossing the southern U.S. border has received a temporary residential child-care license, amid discussions over whether the federal government will keep using such facilities.
BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic religious order announced Tuesday that it would sell its suburban Philadelphia estate and move the tomb of the second American-born saint, a banker's daughter who gave up her wealth to become a nun.