NEW YORK (Reuters) - A suspect charged with murder for allegedly pushing a man to his death in front of a New York subway train was arraigned on Wednesday and ordered returned to custody. Kevin Darden, 34, was arrested late on Tuesday in the Bronx borough and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Wai Kuen Kwok, 61, the New York Police Department said. Officers found the victim dead on the tracks with severe body trauma at a Bronx subway station. The initial investigation showed he was pushed in front of an incoming train on Sunday morning, police said. ...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday overturned the state gay marriage ban in Montana, one of the last states to continue defending its ban despite rulings in favor of same-sex marriage from appeals courts that oversee them.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Toronto-based company abandoned its plan to buy the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City on Wednesday, dealing another blow to a city reeling from a string of casino closures and the disappearance of thousands of jobs.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker concerned about government spying on its citizens is questioning whether city water service should be cut off to a massive National Security Agency data storage facility outside Salt Lake City.
DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Detroit are opposing the release of a Chicago Arab activist who awaits sentencing for lying about her conviction in a fatal terrorist bombing in Israel to obtain U.S. citizenship.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Contributions and grants to the tax-exempt foundation that former President Bill Clinton operates with his family grew nearly threefold between 2012 and 2013, backed by its merger with another of his charities, the establishment of an endowment and large donations from nine unspecified donors, tax records show.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The names of companies providing lethal injection drugs to Ohio would be shielded for at least two decades under fast-tracked legislation approved Wednesday by a House committee.
(Reuters) - JetBlue Airways Corp announced new checked baggage fees on Wednesday and plans to stuff more seats into its aircraft, prompting praise from Wall Street, but a chorus of criticism from consumers.
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Levels of a type of pesticide commonly used in backyard gardens and on farms have increased in urban and rural watersheds in California, the state said in a report released Wednesday. Pyrethroid pesticides, which are similar to chemicals produced naturally in chrysanthemum flowers, have replaced older, more toxic chemicals used to kill insects and fungi, and are found in about 3,500 products, the United States Environmental Protection Agency said. But they are believed to be harmful to aquatic life when found in high levels in urban runoff. ...