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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is giving schools at least one year to breathe easy before they are held accountable for results on new tests aligned to the Common Core standards.
A New York City girl was arrested on Thursday after allegedly leading an attack on another girl in a brawl at a McDonald's restaurant that was captured on video and widely viewed on the Internet, police said. The two-and-a-half minute video, posted on YouTube, shows a group of girls punching another girl as a cheering crowd encircles them in the Brooklyn restaurant. The video shows the victim falling to the floor and then getting kicked and stomped. The alleged leader of the attack was arrested on Thursday, according to a New York Police Department spokesman.
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Thursday asked an appeals court to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, arguing it can't wait for the judge who blocked the action to make a ruling on a similar request.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Residents in the Atlanta area are adding their voices to a nationwide chorus of calls for increased police accountability after an unarmed, naked man was fatally shot by an officer responding to a complaint of a suspicious person at an apartment complex.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have agreed to provide Superstorm Sandy victims who think their insurance claims were not fairly paid out a chance for a review.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama official says a state agency closed an inquiry into whether the deal to publish Harper Lee's upcoming novel involved financial fraud.
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A man hailed as a hero for tackling a gunman outside an Arizona grocery store in a 2011 shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded then-U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others has died, friends said on Thursday. Bill Badger, a retired Army colonel who was wounded in the shooting spree in the supermarket parking lot on Jan. 8, 2011, died on Wednesday at age 78 in Tucson, Arizona. Badger succumbed to pneumonia at the Tucson Medical Center after being in failing health for several weeks, his wife, Sallie Badger, told the Arizona Daily Star.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fugitive living in Cuba wants decades-old charges accusing him of killing a New Mexico police officer dismissed on grounds that Gov. Susana Martinez has politicized the case.
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Navy intelligence analyst Samuel L. Morison, who received a presidential pardon in 2001 after being convicted of passing secret ship photos to a British publication, pleaded guilty on Thursday to stealing records related to his naval historian grandfather. Samuel L. Morison, 70, of Crofton, Maryland, entered the guilty plea in Baltimore's U.S. District Court to theft of government property and was sentenced to two years of probation, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement. Morison was accused in June 2014 of offering to sell to a bookstore owner U.S. records relating to the work of his late grandfather, Pulitzer Prize-winning naval historian Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison, during World War Two. President Franklin Roosevelt had assigned the elder Morison to write a history of U.S. wartime naval operations.
Search teams found the wreckage of an Army Black Hawk helicopter reported missing during a training mission off Florida's Gulf Coast and were working to locate the bodies of 11 service members killed in the crash, U.S. officials said on Thursday. “At this point we are not hopeful for survivors, and we are transitioning our search and rescue operation to a recovery and safety investigation,” Air Force Colonel Monte Cannon told a news conference in Navarre, Florida. Seven Marines and four soldiers were on the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that plunged into the Santa Rosa Sound along the Florida Panhandle during a training exercise in foggy conditions Tuesday night. The Louisiana National Guard said on Thursday that two of the soldiers' bodies had been recovered and the other two were likely still underwater in the wrecked aircraft.
By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The rush of Central American children entering the United States illegally has eased from last year's crisis levels but remains brisk, according to new government data, and immigration experts fear the onset of warm weather could bring another surge. More than 68,000 children traveling without parents, mainly from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, were detained last year for entering the United States without immigration documents. "The situation has improved significantly," said Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman Marsha Catran.
By Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - A Palestinian activist was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Thursday for immigration fraud for failing to tell U.S. authorities that she had been imprisoned in Israel for a 1969 supermarket bombing that killed two people. Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, 67, also will be deported after serving her sentence as a result of last year's conviction in a Detroit federal court of unlawful procurement of naturalization. Before sentencing, Odeh had told U.S. District Court Judge Gershwin Drain, "I'm not a terrorist. I'm not a bad woman." But Drain said the offense is about lying to federal immigration official and under oath, and denied defense claims that the prosecution was political.
The Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in dense fog during a training mission in Florida was carrying seven Marines from Special Operations Command forces based in North Carolina, and four National Guard soldiers from Louisiana. All are presumed dead.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man whose espionage conviction made headlines in the 1980s acknowledged a more common crime Thursday: theft.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Catholic peace activists, including an 85-year-old nun, who painted slogans and splashed blood on a Tennessee bunker storing much of this country's bomb-grade uranium want an appeals court to overturn their sabotage convictions.
By Tom Polansek and P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - Importers of U.S. poultry, including top chicken buyer Mexico, on Thursday widened trade restrictions after bird flu was found in the heart of America's poultry region a day earlier. Major producers, which saw their share prices sink on Wednesday, worked to distance themselves from the infection in Arkansas. Meat company JBS SA said the virus would have little to no financial impact on the company and Sanderson Farms Inc assured investors that none of its flocks had been affected. The U.S. government on Wednesday confirmed the infection of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian flu in turkeys in Arkansas, home to Tyson Foods Inc, the world's biggest chicken company.
NAVARRE, Fla. (AP) — Divers have found the military helicopter that crashed in dense fog during a Florida training mission, killing seven elite Marines and four experienced soldiers. More bad weather Thursday delayed the recovery of bodies and the flight recorder from wreckage 25 feet deep.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Charges against a police officer who jumped on the hood of a car and fired the final rounds of a 137-shot barrage that killed a pair of unarmed suspects should be dismissed because he believed his life was in danger, his attorneys said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives say they are happier, but liberals show more cheer in smiles, word choice and even emoticon use, claims a new scientific study.