SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge has sentenced a man to 30 years in prison after he admitted to strangling his stepfather by pulling his underwear over his head.
There's a costly trend leaving its mark on some South Jersey farms. Vandals there are treating some fields as their personal palette, using their cars to spin up designs that damage the turf beyond repair. And that has the farmers losing money, and patience.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A reputed member of the Gambino crime family and former son-in-law of John Gotti was freed on a personal bond Friday after his arrest earlier this week on charges related to an alleged $3 million scam involving stolen cars and scrap metal.
Workers at Trump Taj Mahal have authorized a strike against the troubled Atlantic City casino as they await a federal appeals court ruling on whether the casino must restore health insurance and pension benefits that it scrapped last year.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday joined a Canadian judge in approving a $338 million fund to settle claims stemming from a fiery train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Canada.
As Monsanto Co struggles to convince rival Syngenta AG to discuss a potential merger, the seed and agrochemical giant is also wooing U.S. farmers, aiming to ease concerns about the proposed tie-up that could prompt regulatory challenges. Monsanto leaders have also been making appearances on national and regional broadcasts to make their case that combining two of the world's largest agricultural companies will help - not hurt - their customers. The efforts follow weeks of Monsanto executive meetings with Syngenta shareholders.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Navy wants to build a $1.6 billion facility at a federal nuclear site in eastern Idaho to handle spent fuel from the nation's fleet of nuclear-powered warships.
The accident in Gainesville, Georgia, north of Atlanta, took place a day after four Marines were killed and three other people injured in attacks at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee. One of the sites was a recruiting office. Gainesville police received a call at about 10:30 a.m. Friday reporting a shooting at a military recruiting office, police spokesman Kevin Holbrook told Reuters.
Authorities are warning residents about pickpockets targeting shoppers and diners in Montgomery and Chester counties.
(Reuters) - The suspected gunman in the Chattanooga shooting that killed four Marines was hired as an engineer at an Ohio nuclear plant and spent 10 days there before he was let go after he failed a background check, the Associated Press reported on Friday, citing a spokesman for the company that owned the plant.
After all 165 guilty verdicts were read and Colorado's movie massacre gunman was taken back to a cell to await his fate, many of his victims smiled and hugged and said James Holmes must be executed for justice to be done. Survivors and their loved ones gathered outside the rain-swept courthouse on Thursday evening, after Holmes was convicted of killing 12 people and wounding 70 inside a Denver-area theater. "As soon as we heard the first 'guilty' we knew the other dominoes were going to fall," said Tom Sullivan, 60.
NEW YORK (AP) — A 71-year-old Colorado woman severely injured in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing was left elated and then disappointed this week after a court reinstated a $5.2 million jury award for her injuries two days before the owner of the now-destroyed twin towers delayed payment by planning another appeal.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California home sales surged in June on a strong economy and low interest rates as prices reached seven-year highs, a research firm reported Friday.
The death of Sandra Bland on July 13 in a Waller County jail northwest of Houston comes amid a national outcry over police violence toward minorities, sparked by high-profile killings of unarmed black men over the past year. The Houston Chronicle newspaper reported that several dozen people gathered at the jail in protest on Friday, while others questioned her death on social media and left instructions to friends, family and the media should they die after an arrest. Some also took issue with Sheriff Glenn Smith, who the Chronicle reported was fired as police chief of Hempstead, Texas, in 2008 after allegations arose of police misconduct toward African-Americans there.
NEW YORK (AP) — A dispute is simmering between the ride-booking service Uber and Mayor Bill de Blaiso's City Hall, an increasingly pitched disagreement playing out on smartphones, over the airwaves and in the press over a fundamental question: Who controls access to the streets of the nation's largest city?
An innocent woman drove into the crossfire of a shooting in North Philadelphia Thursday night - a bullet slicing into her car, and then into her back.
DENVER (AP) — Whether James Holmes gets life without parole or a death sentence for the Colorado theater shooting, he will spend years behind bars, joining about 6,000 inmates in Colorado and hundreds of thousands of others nationwide who suffer from mental illness.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a Montana man Friday to two years in prison after prosecutors said he tricked people into paying as much as $70 million in unauthorized charges that were placed on phone bills nationwide.
A New York state man pleaded guilty on Friday to state charges of kidnapping in the abduction of two young Amish sisters from their roadside farm stand, in what appears to be the last in a series of plea deals in the sexual exploitation case. Stephen Howells II and his girlfriend, Nicole Vaisey, both from Hermon, New York, were arrested in last summer's abduction of the sisters, ages 12 and 7, from the rural Amish community of Oswegatchie near New York's border with Canada. The two already faced up to several hundred years in prison after pleading guilty to related federal charges.
YORK, S.C. (AP) — Investigators say a husband shot his wife, her son and the son's girlfriend before killing himself in their South Carolina home.