NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A potential settlement between former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and a New Jersey newspaper over the use of a famous Sept. 11 photograph is stalled over confidentiality issues, court filings show.
By Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Performances by wild and exotic animals, from the circus big top to movie and television sets, will soon be banned in San Francisco under an ordinance given final approval on Tuesday by the city's Board of Supervisors. Passage of the measure, opposed by the circus and motion picture industries, makes San Francisco the largest city to adopt such a sweeping prohibition on the commercial use of wild animals for public amusement, supporters said. The ordinance does not apply to domesticated animals, such as dogs, cats, horses and other livestock or pets. It does bar any public showing, carnival, fair, parade, petting zoo, ride, race, film shoot or other undertaking in which wild or exotic animals "are required to perform tricks, fight or participate as accompaniments for the entertainment, amusement or benefit of an audience." Wild and exotic animals are defined as any nondomestic or hybrid creature, whether or not it was bred in captivity.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A volunteer sheriff's deputy plans to vacation in the Bahamas while facing a second-degree manslaughter charge in Oklahoma, his attorneys told a judge Tuesday, drawing immediate criticism from the family of the man he killed.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in New York backed Senate Leader Dean Skelos on Tuesday amid a federal investigation into whether he influenced Nassau County's decision to award a $12 million contract to a company that hired his son.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Scientists believe 70-degree temperatures will kill the deadly bird flu virus — and the change in weather can't come fast enough for producers in some Midwestern states struggling to contain a virulent strain that has doomed nearly 6.7 million turkeys and chickens since March. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak:
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Samantha Fleming was asleep in the Indiana apartment she shared with her boyfriend and newborn daughter when the doorbell rang April 6. On the other side, police say, was a professionally dressed woman carrying a binder who introduced herself to Fleming's boyfriend as a Department of Child Services worker on a surprise visit.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A video that authorities say shows a police officer fatally shooting an unarmed man in the back remained out of public view Tuesday after a hearing on a request to keep prosecutors from releasing it.