The Obama administration proposed Wednesday to regulate aircraft emissions in much the same way as power plants, saying they are a threat to human health because they contain pollutants that help cause ...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Homes and farmland remain under water in rural northwest Louisiana, and damage is spreading as the floodwaters from storms in neighboring Oklahoma and Texas overwhelm the Red River.
Georgia prosecutors are dropping a murder charge against a woman who was jailed in the death of her 5 1/2-month-old fetus after she took an abortion-inducing pill, officials said on Wednesday. Kenlissa Jones, 23, of Albany, Georgia, was released from jail on a reduced charge of possession of a dangerous drug.
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — Other inmates at the state prison in Dannemora may have been in a position to see or at least hear two convicts making their escape using power tools to cut steel, break through bricks and slice open steam pipes.
The suspect in the high-profile murder of Virginia college student Hannah Graham was convicted on Wednesday in a separate sexual assault trial, the prosecutor's office said. Jesse Matthew Jr., 33, entered a so-called Alford plea in the 2005 attack in Fairfax, Virginia, a Washington suburb, said the spokesperson for Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Raymond Morrogh. Under an Alford plea, a suspect admits there is enough evidence to convict but does not admit guilt.
By Nick Carey CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. environmental regulators are expected within days to propose rules to make trucks more fuel efficient, and trucking industry executives and lobbyists familiar with the process said the rules will probably call for boosting fuel efficiency by 2027 nearly 40 percent from 2010 levels. Truckers also want consistent standards throughout the country instead of a separate state rule in California. The trucking rules are part of a broader effort by the Obama administration to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
The ruling, from U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco on Tuesday, allows the lawsuits over driver background checks to continue in federal court. Arbitration is generally viewed as a more friendly forum for corporate defendants.