NEW YORK (AP) — In one case, a mentally ill New York City inmate hanged himself from a shower pipe on his third try in three days. During that stretch, orders to put him on 24-hour watch were apparently ignored, along with a screening form that said he was "thinking about killing himself."
An accident involving a car and a motorcycle has shutdown traffic on Martin Luther King Drive in Fairmount Park.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A former New York City television reporter has been sentenced to 26 years in prison after being found guilty on charges, including the sexual assault of a 4-year-old girl at his home in New Jersey.
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Friday dropped all charges against a Palestinian activist whose criminal contempt case had sat in limbo for five years in front of a skeptical judge.
(Reuters) - A former U.S. Army soldier convicted of killing his daughter was spared the death penalty on Friday, sentenced to life in prison by a Honolulu jury in Hawaii's first such capital case since it became a state in 1959, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper reported. Because the crime occurred at defendant Naeem Williams' home on a military base, federal law allowed prosecutors to pursue a capital case even though Hawaii abolished the death penalty before it was granted statehood. Williams faced the death penalty for each of two counts of first-degree murder — one for killing his daughter Talia Williams on July 16, 2005, through child abuse, and the other for her death after months of assault and torture. Hawaii television station Hawaii News Now reported that Williams’ defense attorney Michael Burt told the jury in closing arguments, "This is an incident that happened in the context of discipline.” But Department of Justice attorney Steven Mellin called it the culmination of an escalation of intentional violence.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In between muscular men in speedos gyrating to thumping dance music and drag queens decked out in formal gowns, Salt Lake City's gay pride parade also featured a few, more conventional participants: Some of America's most well-known companies.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The woman who was named the Miss Delaware has lost her crown because she is older than the Miss America organization allows.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Police say a suspect is in custody after an attempted shooting at the University of Miami.
A POLITICAL STORM erupts in Washington state after whistleblower Patricia Petersen, a hearings officer in the state's insurance commissioner office, claims she was retaliated against because she raised concerns about ObamaCare's implementation. VIDEO: ObamaCare whistleblower under investigation
Sherri Shepherd is leaving "The View" after seven years and freshman co-host Jenny McCarthy said she's right behind her, a major upheaval for the daytime talk show a month after creator Barbara Walters' retirement from on-camera duties.
HBO almost hits it out of the park again with its latest drama, “The Leftovers,” premiering Sunday, June 29, and based on a Tom Perrotta novel. But the scattershot pacing and unhelpful flashbacks might make it vanish from your Sunday night DVR queue.
How'd the year come to be half over already? Nonetheless, here we are, and it seems like a good time to do a half-yearly list -- of ten of my favorites of the year thus far. All of these are movies that I suspect will be forgotten by awards season (though maybe "The Grand Budapest Hotel" might resur
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's mayor says "it's very troubling" that at least nine jail inmates committed suicide after safeguards designed to protect them weren't followed.
Tacoma, Wash., Seattle and other West Coast ports are spending billions on upgrades to keep themselves competitive in the overall fight for foreign trade.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casino contraction hit Atlantic City for the second time this year, as the parent company of the Showboat Casino Hotel announced Friday it will close the Mardi Gras-themed casino on Aug. 31.
A Montana judge facing suspension by the state's top court for implying a 14-year-old girl was partly to blame for her rape by a teacher and imposing an unlawfully lenient sentence in the case contends his punishment was unprecedented and suggests it be retracted. State District Judge G. Todd Baugh is due to be censured by the Montana Supreme Court next month and faces a 31-day suspension after a judicial standards commission found he acted improperly by imposing a sentence of just 30 days against a former teacher convicted of raping his teenage student. The Montana Judicial Standards Commission also found that Baugh undermined public confidence in judges by remarking last year that the victim, who killed herself before the case could be prosecuted, had been "as much in control of the situation" as her rapist. Baugh said in documents filed this week with the Montana Supreme Court that he will submit to penalties it deems appropriate.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cumulus Media Inc. CEO Lew Dickey Jr. straddles two worlds: traditional broadcast radio, where his company is the second-largest station owner in the U.S., and Internet radio, where it's just getting started.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge who faces suspension for saying a 14-year-old girl appeared "older than her chronological age" during her rapist's sentencing said he believes the penalty is unwarranted and proposed the Montana Supreme Court withdraw it.
A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the dismissal of nearly all claims in 68 cases seeking to hold drug makers liable for injuries from the use of the prescription painkillers Darvon and Darvocet, which were pulled from the U.S. market in 2010. The plaintiffs, who used generic versions of the drugs, had invoked design defect laws in 22 U.S. states in claiming that generic drug makers misbranded the drugs. Many also sought to hold brand-name drug makers liable for alleged misrepresentations made to prescribing doctors. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati rejected claims in 67 of the cases.
(Reuters) - A Bangor, Maine, woman on Friday was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the gruesome murder of her husband, whom she was convicted of killing with pliers and a baseball bat, officials said. Roxanne Jeskey, 51, was found guilty last month of the 2011 murder of her 53-year-old husband, Richard Jeskey, according to the Maine Superior Court clerk's office in Bangor. Prosecutors said she used a plastic baseball bat, a razor, broken wood, metal towel racks and needle-nosed pliers in a jealous rage. Trial evidence showed Richard Jeskey suffered extensive injuries to his head, neck, torso, limbs and genitalia.