California regulators on Friday recommended approval of a plan by SeaWorld San Diego to build larger tanks for its killer whales despite strong opposition from tens of thousands of people who want to see the killer whales released instead. Experts with the California Coastal Commission issued a report in favor of allowing SeaWorld to go ahead with its so-called Blue World Project on several conditions, officials said.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — As investigators from the Delaware attorney general's office talked to potential witnesses and examined the scene Friday where police fatally shot a man in a wheelchair, officers released part of a 911 tape in which a caller repeatedly says the man has a gun.
Here are the menus of the meals served to Pope Francis during his 40-hour stay in New York City, prepared by chef Lidia Bastianich. Each is accompanied by wines produced at the Bastianich family vineyards in Italy:
A Colorado man who plowed his car through a crowd of pedestrians along the Venice Beach oceanfront two years ago, killing an Italian woman on her honeymoon and injuring 17 others, was sentenced on Friday to a prison term of 42 years to life. The defendant, Nathan Louis Campbell, 40, insisted up to the moment he was sentenced that the carnage he caused in August 2013 was unintentional, despite his conviction in June by a jury of murder, assault and felony hit-and-run charges. "I was responsible for a terrible incident that has caused lasting physical pain and mental anguish for several people," Campbell, dressed in orange jail uniform, said in court as he read calmly from a 2 1/2-page handwritten statement.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sliced heirloom tomatoes, steamed lobster and house-made burrata greeted Pope Francis on his first night in New York, where a celebrity chef cooking for her second pontiff said her menu was inspired by Francis' humility and simplicity.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The investigation into the deaths of a ghost-hunting couple in Nevada has determined a male roommate of the woman was fatally shot in the head in a Reno home several hours before police found the paranormal investigators in a barricaded apartment.
The company tweeted pictures of the aerial tanker it is designing and building for the U.S. Air Force as it took off from Paine Field in Everett, Washington. Boeing test pilots performed operational checks on engines, flight controls and environmental systems and took the tanker to a maximum altitude of 35,000 feet (10,668 m) before landing at Boeing Field, the company said in a statement. “This first tanker flight is a key milestone for the program," said Air Force Colonel Christopher Coombs, who runs the program for the Air Force.