LOS ANGELES (AP) — A father was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder for tossing his 4-year-old daughter off a sea cliff nearly 15 years ago to get revenge against the girl's mother and avoid custody payments.
SEATTLE (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell is forging ahead with plans to park two Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle, despite the city saying it could issue fines in the case and port commissioners asking Shell to wait.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Newly inaugurated Navajo President Russell Begaye stood before hundreds of people at his inauguration ceremony and signed a document stating he would pursue development of an aerial tram at the Grand Canyon.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comments by a former top U.S. transportation official in the aftermath of a fatal crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia have rekindled a debate: Would train passengers be safer if they were required to wear seat belts?
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill on Wednesday that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks, a measure strongly opposed by the White House. The Republican-led House approved the bill by a largely party-line vote of 242-184. An earlier version was pulled by House Republican leaders in January after a revolt by some Republican women in the chamber. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte called Wednesday's vote "a victory for the most innocent and defenseless among us, our children." "Extensive medical research shows that unborn children begin to feel pain by 20 weeks post fertilization, and probably earlier," the Virginia Republican said.