By Jon Herskovitz GARLAND, Texas (Reuters) - At a small mosque in Texas near the site where two gunmen were shot dead after trying to storm an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad, there was little sympathy for the assailants or the organizers of the event. "It is frustrating because freedom of speech is a very good thing. You don't do it to be disrespectful," said Mohammed Jetpuri, a retired North Texas resident who was one of about 10 men who came for prayers at Makkah Masjid, in Garland, the same melting-pot Dallas suburb of nearly a quarter million people where the shooting occurred. Muslims in the area knew well about the exhibit by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, a free-speech organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center has described as a hate group, and which paid $10,000 for extra security.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former political allies of Gov. Chris Christie pleaded not guilty Monday to charges they were involved in politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge, and the attorney for one vowed to subpoena her former colleagues to prove her innocence.
DENVER (AP) — A video taken by a Colorado Springs man during a March traffic stop has gotten more than 30,000 views on YouTube and has become the subject of a Colorado Springs Police Department investigation.
Meteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking a full week of above normal temperatures along with a few storms.
A 2-year-old child is now safe after being rescued from a roof in Philadelphia's Frankford section.
A police K-9 got "a hit" on a locker after Souderton High School was evacuated due to a bomb threat, officials confirm to Action News.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A Los Alamos National Laboratory employee was in critical condition Monday after being burned in an accident that also sent eight other workers at the nuclear weapons research facility to the hospital.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Canadian tourist in town for the Kentucky Derby was shot to death while fighting off three people who robbed him at random during a crime spree amid the festivities of the famed horse race, police said Monday.
A Kansas waitress has become a social media superstar after she served the governor and refused a tip from him.
COCHRAN, Ga. (AP) — Leaders of a central Georgia city say they'll remove a Christian flag flying over City Hall.
While no injuries were reported in the incidents, which occurred from July 2012 to November 2014, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended changes to U.S. air traffic control procedures to avoid future problems, which can involve aircraft landing on shorter-than-expected runways - sometimes at night. The NTSB said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) should require controllers to withhold landing clearance until an aircraft has passed all airports that could be confused with its destination.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Embattled Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz said Monday that he doesn't plan to resign but he also doesn't plan to seek re-election next year.
DALLAS (AP) — The family of the only person to die of Ebola in the United States said a Dallas hospital's donation to combat the disease in Africa fell far short of what they hoped.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors in the New York murder trial involving the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY-tahn payts) have asked for dozens of exhibits, legal pads full of notes and a spreadsheet to organize their thoughts. And now they even have a printer to put their spreadsheet on paper.
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - A Missouri man was charged on Monday in connection with allegations he held his girlfriend captive in a wooden box in their home, and is being sought by police, authorities said. James Horn, 47, a registered sex offender, was charged in Pettis County Circuit Court with kidnapping, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. The woman, whom authorities have not identified, called police on Friday to report that she had escaped from the Sedalia, Missouri, house and had been locked by Horn in a box routinely over the past four months, police said. The woman told authorities that Horn forced her to help him build the box by wielding a long knife.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia police officer took one for the team as he sparred with a federal prosecutor on the final day of testimony in a narcotics squad corruption trial.
A Washington state patrolman whose car struck two people crossing the street against a do-not-walk sign in December will face no punishment and the injured pair have been fined $112 each after a probe found them at fault, police said on Monday. Trooper Brian Thompson struck the 31-year-old man and 21-year-old woman as he made a left turn while tracking a speeding car in downtown Bellingham, about 90 miles (145 km) north of Seattle, the Washington State Patrol said. The pair, who were walking home from a bar in rainy weather at about 1 a.m., had entered the crosswalk against a do-not-walk signal after they did not see any cars approaching, Washington State Patrol spokesman Mark Francis said.
Police have identified the mother accused of throwing her baby into the Lehigh River in Allentown, then jumping in herself.
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida couple accused of having sex on a public beach in front of families has been found guilty by a jury.
ATLANTA (AP) — A security guard who was shot during a rampage at a FedEx facility just outside Atlanta is suing the company.