HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hunters soon could be chasing grizzly bears across the ridges of the Rocky Mountains, leaving three states to drum up plans to ensure the iconic species won't be snuffed out soon after recovering from threats to their survival.
The one-day auction of George Zimmerman's pistol initially had been scheduled to start at 11 a.m. EDT, with a minimum price of $5,000. Zimmerman told the Orlando Sentinel the auction site was not prepared for the web traffic and publicity surrounding the sale. In the earlier auction listing, Zimmerman had described the Kel Tec 9mm pistol as "a piece of American history." He told a local television station it was his to do with as he pleased, despite receiving death threats over his plan to sell it.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in southern New Mexico searched Thursday for a jail inmate who escaped from a medical clinic after he was accused of kidnapping a driver by gunpoint in Texas and twice leading police on car chases.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are working on legislation that would block the District of Columbia government from spending its local tax dollars without approval by Congress, a subcommittee chairman said Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A once-powerful New York politician convicted of using his position as Senate majority leader to help his son extort hundreds of thousands of dollars was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison after each asked for mercy for the other.