WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is inappropriately signaling it intends to clear the way for gay marriage across the nation, Justice Clarence Thomas complained Monday in a stinging dissent to the court's refusal to block the start of same-sex marriages in Alabama.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix began selling its Internet video service in Cuba Monday in what appears to be a largely symbolic move driven by the recent loosening of U.S. restrictions on doing business with the communist-run island.
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. West Coast port operations resumed in full on Monday after shipping companies suspended loading and unloading of freighters for the weekend, citing chronic cargo backups the shippers and dockworkers have blamed on each other during months of labor tensions. Reopening of the ports to cargo vessels idled by the weekend suspension and the freight traffic slowdowns leading up to it came as the dockworkers' union and shippers were set to resume labor negotiations later in the day, the two sides said. The companies, represented by the Pacific Maritime Association, have accused the International Longshore and Warehouse Union of instigating work slowdowns to gain leverage at the bargaining table. Still, work continued in the terminal yards through the weekend to clear cargo containers that have been stacking up on the waterfronts, according to Pacific Maritime Association spokesman Steve Getzug, at least at the five busiest ports - Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma.
The Illinois Attorney General's Office charged Drew Peterson, 61, with felony crimes of solicitation of murder for hire and solicitation of murder, according to the indictment. Prosecutors allege that Peterson solicited a person to carry out a murder-for-hire plot against Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow between September 2013 and December 2014. Peterson made an initial appearance on the charges on Monday in Randolph County Court, the county where he is in prison. In February 2013, Peterson was sentenced to 38 years in prison for the 2004 murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio during a contentious divorce.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The same prosecutors who painted a gang member as the architect of a widespread drug and cellphone smuggling conspiracy said Monday during his sentencing that he actually made the prison safer despite impregnating four guards and directing crime on the streets while behind bars.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect those features against the real possibility that hackers could take control of vehicles or steal personal data, a member of the U.S. Senate is asserting.