CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A judge released another 100 people on Thursday from jury selection in the Colorado theater shooting trial, as the difficult task of finding people to determine the fate of gunman James Holmes ended its third day.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A disgruntled ex-CIA officer was the only person with the knowledge, motive and opportunity to leak details of a classified operation against Iran to a New York Times reporter, prosecutors said Thursday.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has called on a corporate turnaround specialist to act as Atlantic City's emergency manager.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill federal officials and workers there pleaded not guilty Thursday to all the charges against him.
Eerie fluorescent blue patches of water glimmering off Hong Kong's seashore are magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic, marine biologists say.
Police are investigating a shooting in South Philadelphia.
By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay has been relieved of his duties after an investigation uncovered evidence of an inappropriate relationship between him and a civilian woman whose husband was found dead earlier this month, a U.S. official said on Thursday. The U.S. Navy said Captain John Nettleton, commander of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay since June 29, 2012, was relieved on Jan. 21 because of a loss of confidence in his ability to command. The Navy declined to provide further details, citing the ongoing investigation. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, responding to a question at a news conference on Thursday, confirmed the commander had been relieved of his duties but declined to elaborate, saying it would be inappropriate for him to comment because of the investigation.
A campus police officer shot and wounded a person on Thursday in a parking lot at a Southern California community college after a report of a possible hostage situation, a school representative said. The circumstances of the shooting at El Camino College in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance were not immediately clear, although the shooting followed a report of a hostage situation, the representative said. The person shot was taken by ambulance to a hospital, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Sergeant Carmen Arballo. El Camino College, which according to a state website has about 27,000 students, was never placed on lockdown as a result of the incident, the school representative said.
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Thursday for a wealthy New York father of four being tried for a third time for the suspected murder of his estranged wife, who disappeared with little trace more than a decade ago. Two separate juries have found Cal Harris, a 53-year-old businessman from Tioga County in western New York, guilty of second-degree murder his wife, Michele, in 2001, but both verdicts were later thrown out. Jury selection for the third trial began on Thursday at the Schoharie County Court, spokesman Christian Spies said. Michele Harris was 35 years old when she went missing sometime between the evening of Sept. 11, 2001, and early the next morning, when her van was found empty at the end of her driveway.
By Ginny McCabe CINCINNATI (Reuters) - An Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol with guns and bombs pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges in federal court on Thursday. Christopher Cornell, 20, of Cincinnati, is being held without bail after prosecutors said he posed a threat to national security. The charges against Cornell include attempted murder of government officials, possession of a firearm to commit a crime and solicitation to commit a violent crime. Cornell, in gray prison garb, answered "yes" in a soft voice to U.S. Magistrate Stephanie Bowman's questions about whether he understood the charges.
DALLAS (AP) — An activist and writer linked to the hacking collective Anonymous was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for threatening an FBI agent and helping share stolen data, marking the end of a criminal case criticized by free-speech advocates.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy who brought a loaded gun to his northern Michigan school has been placed on probation for two years.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — When most Californians think about the source of renewable energy flowing into their homes, they picture wind turbines and solar panels — not garbage.
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Reuters) - Kansas residents would be allowed to carry concealed weapons without permits under a proposed measure endorsed by a majority of state senators, the bill's author said on Thursday. Kansas would join Alaska, Vermont, Wyoming and Arizona as states that allow residents to carry concealed weapons statewide without a permit, according to the National Rifle Association, which supports such legislation. The bill introduced on Wednesday would eliminate background checks, gun training and other requirements that go along with a permit for concealed carry of firearms, Republican state Senator Terry Bruce said.
By Eric Beech WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. auto safety regulator plans to change its vehicle safety ratings program to include automatic emergency braking systems, putting pressure on automakers to add those features to new cars and trucks, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said on Thursday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)will add the braking systems to the recommended safety features included in its New Car Assessment Program, which awards up to five stars for vehicles based on safety.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Tribes must insist the federal government honor its commitments to them and create partnerships with them based on deference, not paternalism, the president of the National Congress of American Indians said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-awaited studies of two possible Ebola vaccines are set to begin in West Africa in a couple of weeks, starting in Liberia, U.S. officials said Thursday.
A Washington state mother is facing serious charges after police say she left her child in a car for hours in below freezing temperatures.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney launched his last campaign for president at a New Hampshire farm, relied upon a New Hampshire victory to fuel his strategy to win the nomination and even posed the photos of his last family Christmas card on the shores of a New Hampshire lake where he still owns a home.
It started with a murder and a search for a suspect. And police say as the case moved forward, one of their own stopped them from solving the case.