A federal judge gave the U.S. Justice Department a partial victory on Monday in its lawsuit against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio that alleges sweeping civil rights violations. In a written ruling, U.S. District Judge Roslyn Silver let stand the findings of another federal judge in a separate 2007 lawsuit filed by civil rights groups. The judge in that case ruled Arpaio's deputies racially profiled Latino drivers and unlawfully detained them.
Director Katherine Archuleta said 4.2 million federal workers will be notified by June 19 that their personnel records have been compromised...
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — A woman charged with helping two murderers escape from a maximum-security prison by providing them hacksaw blades, chisels and other tools made another court appearance Monday as a manhunt in far northern New York marked its 10th day.
A Royal Dutch Shell PLC drilling rig that will search for oil in the Arctic left its temporary base in Seattle on Monday for the trip north to Alaska as dozens of activists in kayaks tried to stop it, authorities said. Live television showed the rig being towed out of its terminal at the Port of Seattle with kayakers fanning out in an arc as it moved into the Puget Sound. Twenty-five people were detained by the Coast Guard for violating a safety zone around the vessel and were fined $500 each, Coast Guard spokesman George Degener said.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A California man was ordered to stand trial Monday for murder in the killing of his business partner, his partner's wife and the couple's two young sons, whose remains were found in shallow desert graves more than three years after they disappeared.