A once-powerful New York state senator convicted for lying to FBI agents in a public corruption investigation, who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, was sentenced on Tuesday to six months of house arrest. Thomas Libous, a Republican from Binghamton who was one of the highest-ranking state senators, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vincent Briccetti in White Plains, New York. Jurors in July found Libous, 62, guilty of one count of making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Southwestern Colorado officials will negotiate with state and federal agencies to set up a federally financed Superfund cleanup of inactive mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater into rivers in three states in August.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlie Sheen's recent revelation that he's HIV-positive served as a reminder that his home state of California remains among a large group of states with HIV-specific criminal laws that activists consider outdated and that the U.S. Justice Department says should be revised.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two young men charged in the shooting death of an Indianapolis pastor's pregnant wife gave brief answers to a judge's questions Tuesday during their first court appearance since their arrest.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fatal shooting of a black man by a Minneapolis police officer has prompted more than a week of protests and led to calls for answers as state and federal investigators piece together what happened. Jamar Clark, 24, was shot in the head Nov. 15 during what authorities said was a struggle with two police officers. Here's a look at where the investigation stands: