A speeding Wal-Mart truck driver who had been awake for 28 hours was held responsible on Tuesday for a 2014 highway crash that left "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan with brain injuries and killed a fellow comedian, U.S. transport regulators said. The National Transportation Safety Board also concluded in a review that the injuries to Morgan and other passengers were exacerbated by their failure to wear seat belts. Morgan, 46, suffered a serious brain injury and broken bones and was left in a coma.
Judges in Ohio should not refuse to perform same-sex marriages based on personal or religious beliefs, a board appointed by the state's Supreme Court said in an informal, nonbinding opinion released on Monday. The advisory opinion was issued in response to inquiries from judges and a judicial association seeking guidance, after a number of Ohio judges refused to marry same-sex couple or halted civil marriages altogether. The opinion cited the June 26 U.S. Supreme Court Obergefell v Hodges ruling that legalized gay marriage nationwide, effectively invalidating Ohio's law prohibiting marriages not between a man and a woman.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Aug. 10-11 about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, The Associated Press reported erroneously that members of the activist group Black Lives Matter opened his campaign rally in Los Angeles. It was a member of Sanders' campaign who spoke in support of the group.
By Curtis Skinner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A wildfire burning in northern California grew rapidly Tuesday morning, in the shadow of a larger blaze that destroyed dozens of homes before firefighters were able to largely contain it. The so-called Jerusalem Fire doubled in size overnight to scorch some 12,000 acres (4,856 hectares) north of Napa Valley wine country, said California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) spokesman Steve Swindle. The blaze was burning just outside the perimeter of the 69,636-acre (28,180 hectares) Rocky Fire, California's fiercest wildfire so far this season.
A study the government kept secret for years says that air traffic controllers' work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic system.