LOS ANGELES (AP) — The stepchildren of a woman killed in an automobile crash involving Bruce Jenner sued the Olympic gold medalist Friday for wrongful death, claiming they have suffered enormous damages.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's chief prosecutor, just 35 years old and on the job for less than four months, moved swiftly Friday to address the biggest challenge of her career when she announced charges including second-degree murder against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray.
A New York jury on Friday convicted a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc programmer of stealing some of the bank's high-frequency trading code, in a legal battle closely watched by Wall Street and the financial world. The jury found Sergey Aleynikov guilty on only one count of stealing "secret scientific material" from Goldman. Aleynikov's lawyer, Kevin Marino, said after the verdict that the defense would file a motion for dismissal of the conviction, which he said was fatally flawed. Aleynikov, 45, a dual U.S. and Russian citizen, helped inspire Michael Lewis’ bestselling book “Flash Boys" about the rise and corrosive effects of high-speed trading in the U.S. equity market.
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ohio Governor John Kasich said on Friday his 2016 presidential aspirations depend on whether he can raise enough money to compete with a host of rivals for the Republican nomination. Kasich, 62, is considering a run for his party's nomination, which would make him a potentially potent force in the Republican field as he represents an important swing state in presidential elections. Kasich, a former chairman of the House of Representatives Budget Committee who was re-elected as Ohio's governor in November, sounded like a presidential candidate during a 45-minute session with reporters at a lunch sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. Kasich, who considered running for the White House in 2000 before bowing out of the race, said he was optimistic that he will be able to move forward with launching a campaign, but did not indicate when he would make up his mind.
By Keith Coffman and Daniel Wallis CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - Harrowing accounts from survivors dominated the first week of Colorado's movie theater massacre trial, but amid the tears a much more detailed picture emerged of gunman James Holmes, his personal life, and his deadly plan. Prosecutors seeking the death penalty for the 27-year-old former neuroscience graduate student, and his public defenders, have filled in many of the gaps left when a judge sealed much of the key evidence in the 2012 mass shooting case. Both sides painted starkly different pictures of Holmes in Arapahoe County District Court in the Denver suburb of Centennial. In his opening statement, Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler depicted Holmes as a craven killer of superior intellect who planned and carried out the massacre because of his "longstanding hatred of mankind." Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder after killing 12 people and wounding 70 at a midnight screening of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" in the Denver suburb of Aurora on July 20, 2012. In court, Brauchler revealed that two court-appointed forensic psychiatrists had deemed that Holmes was sane at the time.
By Nichola Groom and Paul Lienert LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc on Thursday unveiled Tesla Energy - storage systems or batteries for homes, companies and utilities that will expand its business beyond electric vehicles and tap into a fast-growing area of the energy industry. Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company's goal was to "fundamentally change the way the world uses energy on an extreme scale." He introduced the products to a crowd of business partners and journalists at a Tesla facility near Los Angeles. In Tesla's view, such storage systems could become part of a fossil-fuel-free lifestyle in which people can have solar panels on their roof generating electricity to power their home and recharge their electric car batteries. At $3,500 for a 10kWh model, excluding inverter and installation prices, the Powerwall can be used for backup power or to store solar energy.
The parking garage at the Watergate complex in Washington suffered a structural collapse on Friday, local authorities and local media reported. The Washington fire department said on Twitter that it had units on scene at the complex, located in northwest Washington near the State Department and made famous by a 1972 political scandal.