European Central Bank head Mario Draghi let rattled investors know that the bank is poised to take action as soon as its next meeting in March if plunging oil prices and market turmoil threaten the economy. ...
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Seventeen oceanfront homeowners are challenging New Jersey's right to use eminent domain to seize strips of their sand for a protective dune project, calling it a land grab.
The family of Julie Mott, who died in August at the age of 25, has filed suit against the Mission Park Funeral Chapels and Cemeteries of San Antonio for misplacing her body, they said. "After the memorial service, but before the body was transferred to the crematorium, Mission lost possession of Julie Mott's body, and to this day has been unable to explain how they lost the body," the lawsuit filed this month states. Mission Park officials and local volunteers have searched parks and wooded areas for clues on where the body may have been left, but have come up empty, they said.
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an 11-year-old boy was killed after being crushed by a hay bale in Pennsylvania, a day after an 8-year-old in the area was seriously hurt in a farm equipment accident.
Christopher Brooks, 44, was scheduled to be killed by lethal injection at 6 p.m. CST at the state's death chamber in Atmore just one day after Texas carried out the second U.S. execution of the year. There were 28 executions in the United States last year, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, which monitors capital punishment nationwide. Brooks was sentenced to death for bludgeoning 23-year-old Jo Deann Campbell to death in her apartment.