BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama politics are at a low point even by Alabama standards: In a state that trails the nation in many areas, three top elected officials are embroiled in scandal or facing removal from office while a former governor serves time in federal prison on a corruption conviction.
OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — A fire chief accused of intentionally setting a grass and marsh blaze that was fought by more than 100 firefighters and led to evacuations was arrested Saturday on an arson charge.
NEW YORK (AP) — The stately dining room at this once-bustling old-age home has been emptied, its floors ripped up. The tiny general store's shelves are barren, and the exercise room has gone silent. No one is leafing through the books of the library or digging into a treat in the ice cream parlor or painting at an easel in the art room.
Chief Justice Roy Moore, an outspoken opponent of same-sex unions, faces possible removal from the bench after the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission charged him with violating the state's judicial ethics laws, according to news website AL.com. The legality of gay marriage had been at the center of a national debate until the Supreme Court ruled in June that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, handing a historic triumph to the American gay rights movement.
It is the largest jackpot for any U.S. lottery since January, when three Powerball tickets split a record $1.6 billion. Statistics experts say that means an American is roughly 25 times more likely to become the next president of the United States than to win the game. Powerball is played in 44 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii man remained jailed on suspicion of three murders Friday after officers responding to a home disturbance arrived just as he was driving away from the scene with blood dripping from the trunk of his car.
MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. (AP) — Lush grass sways in the breeze on once-scorched earth where Morris Bounds' home had stood, flattened and incinerated by a derailed oil train that exploded yet allowed him a path to escape.