DETROIT (AP) — Calling her a "terrorist" from decades ago who has turned to "good works," a judge sentenced a Chicago activist on Thursday to 18 months in prison for lying about her convictions for bombings in Israel when she sought U.S. citizenship.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The triggerman in the Pamela Smart murder trial was granted parole Thursday, nearly 25 years after he killed his school instructor's husband and launched a global spectacle packed with lurid details of sex and manipulation.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice's report on the shooting of an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man by a white Madison police officer should be sent to prosecutors in about two weeks, the state attorney general said Thursday.
AMITYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A New Jersey escort was buried during a graveside funeral Thursday, nearly five years after her disappearance led to the discovery of 10 victims of a suspected serial killer on Long Island.
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The University of Oklahoma's renowned football team has suspended practice for a week in protest against a racist video linked to a fraternity and called for punishment of its leadership, team members said on Thursday. The 10-second video was shot on a bus chartered for a date night by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and posted online on Sunday. "It is our passionately expressed desire as members of the football team for the leadership of SAE to be expelled, suspended or otherwise disciplined severely," a statement from the football team said, adding that leaders of the fraternity helped foster a culture of intolerance. The football team, with the support of its coach, said it will hold a demonstration over the video during normal practice time on Thursday.
By Dana Feldman and Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California judge on Thursday removed local prosecutors from the case against an ex-tugboat worker who killed eight people in a 2011 shooting rampage at an Orange County hair salon, citing discovery violations and accusations of misconduct. In recusing the Orange County District Attorney's office, Goethals ruled that the state attorney general's office should take over the case, but the judge stayed his ruling until March 20 to give that office time to appeal that decision. "As the chief law enforcement officer in this county the District Attorney is responsible for the actions of his agents. Orange County District Attorney's spokeswoman Susan Kang Schroeder said prosecutors would meet with California's attorney general to consider an appeal.
Two senior U.S. Secret Service agents returning from a party drove a government car through police tape and barricades into an area where their colleagues were investigating a suspicious package, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. The White House and the Secret Service have not commented directly on the incident, which is under investigation by an internal watchdog at the Department of Homeland Security. President Barack Obama was "disappointed to hear the allegations" earlier this week, White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters. The Washington Post said the agents - one a top member of Obama's protective detail and the other a senior supervisor in the Washington field office - drove to the White House just before 11 p.m. on March 4 after a party at a bar.
HENRYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A bus carrying members of a college bowling team crashed Thursday morning along a southern Indiana highway while en route to a tournament in Tennessee, injuring 21 people, two of them seriously, officials said.