WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiring and pay, according to a survey released Monday.
By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors began a fourth day of deliberations on Monday in the murder trial of a man who confessed to strangling 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, one of the first cases to highlight the plight of missing and abducted children. Pedro Hernandez, 54, is charged with kidnapping and murdering Patz, who vanished as he walked alone for the first time to a school bus stop in his Manhattan neighborhood. The boy's picture was one of the first to appear on milk cartons in a campaign to locate missing children. Hernandez confessed to police in 2012 that he choked Etan, stuffed him in a box and left him in a New York alley.
Six people have been arrested in connection with a terrorism investigation in Minnesota, where authorities have been tracking youths who have traveled or tried to travel to Syria to fight with militants.
BOSTON (AP) — A married couple who lost limbs in the 2013 Boston Marathon attack has joined the family of an 8-year-old victim in opposing the death penalty for bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whoever snatched a seal or sea lion pup from a Los Angeles beach early Sunday should not be fooled by the animal's cuteness — they could suffer a vicious bite, an animal rescue expert said.