NEW YORK (AP) — A 98-year-old New Jersey woman convicted of conspiracy in the run-up to the atomic spy trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg wants a court to clear her name.
The river otter believed to be responsible for a rare attack on humans that left a Washington state boy and his grandmother badly hurt has been killed, state wildlife officials said on Tuesday. The large male otter was trapped, captured and euthanized just yards from where the late July attack occurred in the Pilchuck River in Snohomish County, about 36 miles northeast of Seattle, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said. The attack appeared unprovoked, according to Captain Alan Myers of the Department of Fish and Wildlife. The large male otter found Sunday acted aggressively and did not appear scared of dogs or humans, Myers said.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is pressing the international community to urgently respond to a shortage of doctors, nurses and equipment to stem the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. defense official says the Pentagon is considering sending more military advisers to Iraq.
A real-estate broker who helps sell multimillion-dollar luxury homes in New York City has pleaded guilty to stealing clothes worth more than $1,000 from the department store Saks Fifth Avenue, the district attorney's office said. Police arrested Kate Meckler, an agent for the New York-based firm Warburg Realty, in April after security staff saw her take a top, a pair of jeans and a jacket from the Manhattan store without paying, according to the prosecutors' criminal complaint. Meckler, 39, was originally charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, according to the complaint, but pleaded guilty to a single count of disorderly conduct in the criminal court in Manhattan on Monday, the district attorney's office said. She is expected to be sentenced to five days of community service, the New York Post reported.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — National Park officials say what appears to be three bodies have been spotted on Mount Rainier in the spot where six climbers went missing earlier this summer.
AccuWeather says there's a threat of severe weather in parts of our region.
Fire officials say three people jumped from the second floor of a burning home early Tuesday in Norristown.
Police say two people were injured when two-vehicles collided in Bala Cywynd, Pennsylvania Tuesday morning.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Scientists have started the long job of removing the encrustation from the hull of Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley.
Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.
NEW YORK (AP) — NEW YORK — Wal-Mart thought shoppers would like the opportunity to use a smartphone app to scan items they want to buy as they walk through store aisles. In theory, they could speed through self-checkout.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors in the District of Columbia have for now stopped charging people with carrying a handgun outside their home or business after a judge ruled a city law banning carrying a handgun unconstitutional.
Authorities are searching for the person who opened fire on the West Deptford Township police headquarters early Tuesday.
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — The former manager of a peanut processor linked to a deadly outbreak of salmonella says the Georgia firm cheated on safety testing.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in riot gear fired tear gas into a crowd of protesters in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by police over the weekend, as tension rose despite calls from his family for collective calm.
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Authorities are looking for the stepfather of a 15-year-old girl who was found earlier this month bruised and malnourished after allegedly being forced to live in a small closet, a police spokesman said on Tuesday. The man, William Brown, 40, faces charges of child cruelty and false imprisonment along with the girl's mother, according to a police report made public late Monday. The teen-ager weighed only 60 pounds when her mother, Jade Jacobs brought her to a local hospital on Aug. 1 and told medical staff that "she could not do it anymore," the police report said. The girl was "malnourished and has bruising on her," police wrote in their account that day, noting that she also suffered from pressure sores "from being confined in a small space or held down for an extended period of time." When police went to the suburban Atlanta home they learned that the teen was kept in a small, urine-stained closet that was held shut with a 50-pound weight outside the door, Gwinnett County police spokesman Ed Ritter said on Tuesday.
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two butterflies found only in South Florida have been added to the endangered species list.
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market isn't the only place that's been signaling jitters among investors. The $2.3 trillion market for risky U.S. corporate debt has also been under pressure.