A former CIA officer was sentenced Monday to 3 ½ years in prison for leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions, a sentence that was received with a measure of relief from his ...
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder charges in the 2012 shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida, suffered a minor wound after being shot at in his vehicle on Monday, police said. Zimmerman did not fire a gun in the Monday incident, his latest brush with law enforcement since his 2013 trial, according to police. No charges were immediately filed in the shooting, which took place on a roadway in Lake Mary, Florida, a suburb of Orlando. The other man involved was Matthew Apperson, police said.
By Wayne Hester BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - An Alabama woman convicted of murder for running her 9-year-old granddaughter until she collapsed and died was spared the death penalty on Monday when a judge sentenced her to life in prison without the possibility of parole, a court official said. Joyce Garrard, 50, was convicted in March in the 2012 death of Savannah Hardin with the jury recommending that she spend the rest of her life in prison. Garrard made Hardin run for almost three hours while carrying wood as punishment for lying about having eaten chocolates. Savannah, who lived in Etowah County in northeastern Alabama, died days later in hospital from dehydration and low sodium.
Police say a naked Montgomery County man stole a car, crashed it into a tree and then demanded police shoot him - all while claiming to have late "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker stashed in the trunk.
By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - During his first few years in office, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie racked up a big tab for entertaining guests, including during sporting events in the state's luxury boxes at MetLife Stadium and other venues, according to a report on Monday. In particular, he spent $82,594 on 58 occasions during the 2010 and 2011 NFL football season at the East Rutherford stadium, the report from the nonprofit New Jersey Watchdog said. Like other New Jersey governors, Christie has access to what is now a $95,000 annual spending account and house seats in New Jersey's professional sports stadiums. The discretionary account can be used to pay for hosting events in the governor's official capacity, whether at the State House, the governor's residence or a sporting venue, spokesman Kevin Roberts said in an emailed statement.