CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man convicted of killing his mother and storing her dismembered remains in boxes in the back of her car was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two men have been convicted of killing a woman who was shot through a door at a New York City birthday party.
ATWATER, Calif. (AP) — A California school district apologized for a video spoof that ended with a security officer pretending to shoot students from a rival high school with a toy gun.
WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T Mobility, the nation's second-largest cellular provider, said Friday it's no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users' smartphones. The practice made it nearly impossible to shield its subscribers' identities online.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case have asked for a new judge, saying the current one is hostile and biased against them.
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Oregon's biggest county will no longer prosecute most marijuana cases after state voters voted this month to legalize the drug even as other prosecutors across the state take a more cautious approach, authorities said on Friday. The Multnomah County district attorney, whose jurisdiction includes Portland, said that because recreational marijuana use by adults will become legal in July there is little point proceeding with marijuana possession or delivery cases. ...
New Jersey State Police are on the scene of an accident involving a tour bus in Burlington County.
PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (AP) — A man and his 23-year-old daughter have been arrested outside Atlanta after the man's infant daughter starved to death and three other children and a disabled adult were found to be severely malnourished, police said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's new postmaster general will face the same daunting problems as the man she will succeed: budget losses in the billions and battles with Congress over cost-cutting.
By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - Thousands of Denver-area high school students skipped state-mandated science and social studies tests this week and some staged street protests in the latest dispute to hit Colorado education since a flare-up over history curricula. Nearly 1,900 high school seniors in Douglas County failed to take the newly introduced Colorado Measures of Academic Success tests, while about 1,500 pupils missed them in each of two other districts, Boulder Valley and Cherry Creek, media reports said. ...
The new movie 'Foxcatcher' opens nationwide Friday.
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - One of California's largest newspapers has asked reporters and other employees to help deliver papers on Sundays, according to a memo obtained by Reuters, the latest sign of the toll that financial woes are taking on print journalism. The Santa Ana-based Orange County Register, which recently stopped contracting with rival Los Angeles Times for delivery services, is offering $150 gift cards to staff members if they deliver 500 to 600 papers, according to the memo sent on Thursday, which was confirmed by the paper's top editor. ...
Virgin America made a successful takeoff in its public trading debut Friday.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State police spent about $11 million on the manhunt for a survivalist charged in the ambush slaying of a trooper outside his barracks, according to a cost breakdown released Friday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican Senate contender Bill Cassidy and his conservative allies have overshadowed endangered Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu by roughly a 180-to-1 margin on television since their campaign went into overtime, according to an analysis released Friday.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two women who kicked to death another woman outside a bar were sentenced Friday to six years in prison by a judge who chastised them for not walking away and denounced bystanders who shot cell phone video rather than break up the melee.
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An inmate convicted of killing three teenagers in an Ohio high school shooting spent months with two other prisoners fashioning a 13-1/2-foot long ladder they used in a prison escape in September, a state prison report released on Friday said. T.J. Lane, serving a life sentence for the 2012 shootings in Chardon, Ohio, northeast of Cleveland, and fellow inmates Lindsey Bruce and Clifford Opperud, were all recaptured within hours of the escape from a prison in Lima. ...
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - A Good Samaritan who stopped to help at the scene of a car crash on Friday died after stepping over a bridge railing and plummeting into a river far below, Nashville police said. Mark A. Ferguson, 27, of Omaha, Nebraska, probably believed there was land on the other side when he stepped over the railing and fell into the Stones River, the Nashville police said in a news release. Ferguson was able to swim to the bank of the river, but he was pronounced dead after being taken by ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. ...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A two-alarm fire at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum was believed to have started in a barn, but fire investigators were sifting through the charred debris to determine the exact cause, fire officials said Friday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - James Lebenthal, the U.S. municipal bond market's biggest champion, has died following a heart attack at age 86, his daughter said on Friday. Lebenthal became a force in the New York municipal bond market in the 1970s, selling to retail investors for decades via radio and TV commercials. "No one loved municipal bonds and their value as the tool for rebuilding America more than Dad," his daughter Alexandra Lebenthal said via email. "He was a Wall Street legend and his legacy will live on. ...