By Ted Siefer CONWAY N.H. (Reuters) - A 34-year-old-man appeared in court on Tuesday charged with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenager who mysteriously reappeared last week in the small mountain town of Conway after nine months. A judge ordered Nathaniel Kibby held on $1 million cash bail on a charge of felony kidnapping. The hearing at Conway District Court marked the first public appearance by Abigail Hernandez since her return a week ago, with no explanation offered for how she left her captor. Prosecutors and law enforcement officials refused to answer questions about how Hernandez was able to return to Conway or the circumstances of her confinement, citing an ongoing criminal investigation.
President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move by the U.S. to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. judge overseeing a criminal drug prosecution against FedEx Corp said one of the core issues will be what FedEx executives knew about illegal online pharmacies whose packages it shipped. At a hearing on Tuesday in San Francisco federal court, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer also said he would like the complex case to proceed to trial quickly. FedEx was indicted earlier this month on 15 criminal counts, including conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Instead of stopping the conduct, FedEx devised policies so it could continue, the filing said.
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager who admitted smoking marijuana and speeding before crashing into a tree on a Long Island highway in 2012, killing four of his friends and splitting his new car in half, could spend as little as four years in prison following a plea deal reached Tuesday.
It's no surprise Noa Epstein worries about the safety of her husband, a reservist in the Israeli army called to duty as war smolders in the Gaza Strip. But, still carrying memories of a transformative summer camp experience nearly two decades ago, she knows there is another side to the conflict, and she is filled with concern for the Palestinians too.