CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — An honor guard and police cars with flashing lights on Thursday accompanied the remains of an Army corporal who died while a prisoner of war in North Korea. His coffin was returned to Colorado 65 years after he disappeared.
By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' Wellesley College has revised its admissions policy to formally allow applications from transgender women, making it the latest all-women's colleges to do so. The elite school outside Boston has never explicitly banned transgender women, but said in a statement on its website Thursday it felt compelled to clarify its policies "in an era of a changing understanding of gender identity." The college will now consider "any applicant who lives as a woman and consistently identifies as a woman," it said in the statement. The move follows similar policy changes at all-women's colleges such as Mills College in California, Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, and Mount Holyoke and Simmons College, both in Massachusetts. Wellesley said it will not accept applications from transgender men, but would "continue to support" any student who decides she no longer identifies as a woman during her education there.
PHOENIX (AP) — The lead defense lawyer for convicted murderer Jodi Arias says jurors failing to reach a unanimous verdict in his client's sentencing retrial won't change the sadness from the 2008 killing.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Attorneys for a boy who was just 11 when he was charged with fatally shooting his father's pregnant fiancee asked a judge on Thursday to dismiss those charges or, at least, grant him a new juvenile court trial.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An attorney representing the widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle is arguing that a judge was mistaken in awarding a $1.8 million defamation verdict to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.
(Reuters) - New Jersey officials said on Thursday that ExxonMobil had agreed to pay $225 million to the state to settle a long-standing lawsuit over environmental damage from its refinery operations and service stations through the state. The state would not receive money from the deal until fiscal 2016 at the earliest, and the accord must be approved by the judge overseeing the 2004 lawsuit after a public comment period, according to a statement from acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin. Democrats, who lead New Jersey's legislature, have said they will intervene in the lawsuit and have scheduled a March 19 hearing to probe the reasons behind the deal.