FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A cousin of ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was spared jail time only because of her advanced cancer, a judge said Tuesday in sentencing her to two years of probation.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Law students taking the bar exam have it tough: Three years hitting the books. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition. And all of it, potentially wasted with a few failed attempts at the dreaded state-administered test.
A New York City official is calling for body cameras on police officers as a check on misconduct, citing last month's death of a man who was put in a police chokehold. Public Advocate Letitia James on ...
A U.S. missionary being treated for Ebola and her quarantined husband could still return to Liberia after her recovery and his temporary isolation, their son said. In an interview on NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, Jeremy Writebol said his parents, David and Nancy, still feel called to serve and could return to their Christian mission work in West Africa. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based couple were in Liberia along with other Christian missionaries helping to care for patients at a SIM USA hospital on Monrovia amid the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus on record. Nancy Writebol returned last week and is being treated for Ebola in isolation at Emory University's hospital in Atlanta.
By David Bailey MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Republican voters in Minnesota on Tuesday will select one of five candidates to challenge Democratic Governor Mark Dayton in what one analyst called the "anything can happen" primary. Also on Tuesday, Wisconsin Democrats are expected to chose Mary Burke in the primary to face Republican Governor Scott Walker in November. The victor in the Minnesota primary, being contested by current and former state lawmakers and businessmen, will face an incumbent governor with more campaign money than any of them and a lead in polls. "No one really has a good idea who is going to win and how that will come about," said Steven Schier, a professor of political science at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.
WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - A North Carolina woman is accused of helping record her teenage son set himself on fire after he doused his body with fingernail polish as part of a social media stunt, police said. Janie Lachelle Talley, 41, watched as her 16-year-old son attempted to complete a "fire challenge" video for Facebook on July 29, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said on Monday. The video showed others put out the fire. The "fire challenge" has been spreading on social media with people pouring flammable liquid on themselves, lighting it, trying to quickly extinguish the fire and then posting a video online.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lake Mead is one of the main reservoirs in the vast Colorado River water system, and its receding shoreline is raising concerns about the future of a network serving the perennially parched Southwest.
NEW YORK (AP) — The question from a fan in a Sirius XM interview last year was innocent — what do you think you'd be doing if you didn't become a comedian? — and within seconds Robin Williams was impersonating physicist Stephen Hawking getting a lap dance at a strip club.
By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yanking a bicycle from the docking station outside New York's Grand Central Terminal, a helmetless rider slung a golf bag full of clubs over his shoulder and, along with another rider wearing headphones but no helmet, merged into rush hour traffic. Against all odds - including novice riders, refusal to wear bike helmets and the daily crush of weaving, horn-blaring traffic - not a single rider in New York City's bike share program has been killed since it launched in May 2013, a Citi Bike representative said. ...