NEW YORK (AP) — An Amtrak engineer whose speeding train jumped the tracks along a curve in Philadelphia last year, killing eight people, was distracted by radio transmissions, a U.S. official briefed on the investigation said Monday.
A Colorado babysitter has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a drive-through bank by falsely claiming that a man in her car threatened to harm the two children in her care unless given money, police said on Monday. Rachel Einspahr, 28, is suspected of robbery and two counts of child abuse in connection with Friday's incident in the town of Severance, about 55 miles north of Denver, the Weld County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Police said Einspahr went to the Colorado East Bank & Trust drive-through and sent a note to the teller through the vacuum tube saying the man would harm her children unless she gave him money.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Groups supporting the rights of transgender people filed a motion on Monday asking a U.S. judge to block North Carolina from enforcing a law that mandates bathroom access according to birth sex while the measure is being challenged. The preliminary injunction is needed to protect transgender people from suffering irreparable harm due to the law known as House Bill 2, said the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of North Carolina, and Lambda Legal, a national advocacy group for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. The law, enacted in March, made North Carolina the first state to ban people from using multiple-occupancy restrooms or changing rooms in public buildings and schools consistent with their gender identity.
LACEY, N.J. (AP) — A man who wore a Hitler mustache and is believed by authorities to be a white supremacist faces numerous charges after authorities say they found an assault weapon, a handgun and several rounds of ammunition in the New Jersey woods.
Robert DeCarlo, 28, was driving a stolen van in the Flatlands section around 4:45 p.m. on July 2, 2014, when he plowed into 12-year-old Joie Sellers, who was standing with her mother, 38-year-old Marcia Landais, and 9-year-old sister Charli at the time of the accident.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan-Flint's early childhood education program will be offered for free to more Flint families amid the city's crisis with lead-tainted water, officials said Monday.
Two Mexican men have been extradited to the United States to face charges in the killing of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. Jesus Ivan Quezada Piña, 28, and Alfredo Gaston Mendoza Hernandez, 33, were charged in the 2011 murder in Mexico of ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata and the attempted murder of ICE Special Agent Victor Avila, the Justice Department said in a news release.
When it comes to cookies, Cory Nieves' story is pretty sweet. At age 5 he started baking to raise money for his mother to buy a car since they had moved from Harlem to Englewood, New Jersey. He's now days away from turning 12.