TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's state Supreme Court ruled that it will not force the state to increase contributions to the pension funds for public workers, handing a court victory to Gov. Chris Christie as he considers whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination next year.
Oil traders scrambling to secure crude in the U.S. Midwest have pushed North Dakota's Bakken to a near premium for the first time in two years, a rally stoked by record refinery runs and an unprecedented slump in Canadian imports. The buying frenzy pushed Bakken delivered at Clearbrook, Minnesota , to trade just 35 cents a barrel below the West Texas Intermediate benchmark last week, dealers say, the narrowest discount since July 2013. There are other compelling reasons for Bakken crude's relative strength, to be sure.
Evidence made public Tuesday from a fatal Philadelphia police shooting that protesters said paralleled other high-profile killings of black men appears to contradict the official narrative that the victim was reaching into his car for a loaded pistol.
CHICAGO (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama drew on her hometown connections and personal struggles from college and the White House Tuesday during a Chicago high school graduation speech to the classmates of an honor student gunned down in 2013 near the Obama family home.
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) — Prison activist Albert Woodfox, the last member of the "Angola Three" inmates held for decades in solitary confinement, will have to wait a bit longer to see if he'll experience the "immediate" and "unconditional" freedom ordered by a federal judge.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vincent Bugliosi was an anonymous junior member of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office when he was handed the case that, for better or worse, would define his life: the prosecution of one of America's most notorious mass murderers, Charles Manson.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prompted by a volunteer deputy's fatal shooting of an unarmed man during a sting operation, a civil rights group said Tuesday it has collected enough signatures for a grand jury to investigate Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz and the agency's reserve deputy program.
After weeks of sorting through complex and contradictory phone service data, U.S. investigators have determined whether an Amtrak engineer was using his cellphone last month when his train derailed along a curve in Philadelphia, two sources said on Tuesday. Investigators recently have been leaning toward the conclusion that 32-year-old engineer, Brandon Bostian, was not using the phone, sources said. Investigators have examined a range of evidence that could suggest either human error or a mechanical malfunction.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Obama administration is nearing a decision on how to improve and accelerate the training of Iraqi security forces in light of recent setbacks against the Islamic State, including the possibility of setting up new training camps in Anbar Province, U.S. officials said Tuesday.