SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors told jurors Tuesday that the father of the teenager who shot and killed four classmates and himself repeatedly lied on forms to illegally buy firearms. But the father's lawyer countered the man underwent multiple background checks and was never told he was barred from having guns.
Pope Francis launched his first visit to the United States with a characteristic gesture of humility on Tuesday, and sent a conciliatory message to the world's wealthiest nation about his frequent criticism of capitalism. After a red carpet welcome by President Barack Obama at an air base near the capital, the 78-year-old Argentine headed off to Washington not in a limousine as is customary but in a modest Fiat. School children cheered the pontiff as his Alitalia plane landed, chanting "We love Francis, yes we do.
A Santa Clara County judge ordered the parents of a boy with autism, as well as their former Sunnyvale neighbors, into mediation after neighbors filed a lawsuit saying the boy was a threat to their safety.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia University research unit that helped expose Volkswagen AG's smog-test scandal was involved in another emissions test two decades ago with similar results involving polluting trucks.
Los Angeles officials on Tuesday moved to declare the rising problem of homelessness an "emergency" in the city and proposed spending $100 million to provide permanent housing and shelters to help the city's 26,000 indigent. Mayor Eric Garcetti joined several City Council members in unveiling the plan, which follows an increase in the city's homeless population from just under 23,000 two years ago, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Groups of homeless people dwelling in tents on sidewalks have become an increasingly frequent sight in the city.