AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Music flooded into the streets around Austin's convention center as South by Southwest's music festival kicked off and the interactive portion wrapped up. The head of Google's (X) division talked about testing driverless cars and delivery drones, gender bias in tech was a hot topic and event-goers checked out the latest products and companies on the trade show floor.
(Reuters) - Controversial Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, who bills himself "America's Toughest Sheriff," and his chief deputy offered on Tuesday to accept civil sanctions for contempt of court, ahead of a hearing next month in a federal court in Phoenix. U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow ordered the four-day hearing, which could lead to penalties, such as fines or jail time for six-time sheriff Arpaio, four other individuals, and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Snow said there were grounds for the hearing after Arpaio failed to comply with a court order to stop immigration enforcement operations and turn over evidence to opposing trial lawyers, among other issues. Lawyers for Arpaio, 82, who has vowed to run for a seventh term as sheriff, acknowledged the problems, saying they would not present evidence at the hearing to counter Snow's points.
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri death row inmate has been executed for the shooting death of a sheriff's deputy, after the U.S. Supreme Court and the state's governor declined to spare the 74-year-old who attorneys said had a diminished mental capacity because of a brain injury.
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday cleared the way for Seattle's new minimum wage law to take effect as planned next month, rejecting claims by franchises of big national chains that it discriminates against them.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — 1. Charles Darrow of Philadelphia developed the game in 1933 and sold it to Parker Brothers on March 19, 1935. A stenographer and actress, Elizabeth Magie, filed a legal claim for her similar "Landlord's Game" in 1903, but Monopoly's current owner, Hasbro, says: "The Monopoly game as we know it today was designed by Charles Darrow."
(Reuters) - Missouri on Tuesday executed by lethal injection a man convicted of killing a sheriff's deputy nearly a quarter century after the man had lost part of his brain in a sawmill accident, the state corrections department said. Cecil Clayton, 74, of southwest Missouri, was pronounced dead at 9:21 p.m. CDT after receiving a lethal injection of drugs at a Missouri state prison. He was the second inmate executed in Missouri this year and the 10th in the country. He shot Barry County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Castetter in the head while the officer was in his patrol car.
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's oldest death row inmate was executed Tuesday for the shooting death of a sheriff's deputy, after the U.S. Supreme Court and the state's governor declined to spare the 74-year-old who attorneys said had a diminished mental capacity because of a brain injury.
More than 700 union workers at the largest U.S. refinery unanimously approved a new contract in a vote at their union hall in Port Arthur, Texas, on Tuesday night, said union officials. The United Steelworkers union (USW) also said workers at three Tesoro Corp refineries on the West Coast were making progress in finalizing contracts.
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's oldest death row inmate was executed Tuesday night for the 1996 shooting death of a sheriff's deputy after the state's governor and the U.S. Supreme Court denied last-minute appeals to spare his life. Attorneys for 74-year-old Cecil Clayton had argued that Clayton has brain damage from a 1972 sawmill accident and worsening dementia.
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department on Tuesday set up a new panel to address shortfalls in U.S. electronic warfare capabilities across the U.S. military and to ensure the United States retains its competitive edge. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work signed a memo creating a new "Electronic Warfare Executive Committee" to be chaired by Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall and Admiral James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Work told a conference hosted by McAleese & Associates and Credit Suisse that the United States still had greater capabilities in the electromagnetic spectrum than potential adversaries, but other countries were investing heavily. In the memo, Work said he created the panel after the Defense Science Board found the Pentagon had "lost focus on electronic warfare at the programmatic and strategic level." He said the committee would oversee and coordinate electronic warfare programs, strategy and acquisition, while balancing budget and capability needs.