Philadelphia Police want your help finding a man who tried to rob a woman while she was ordering dinner.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A restaurant's policy to give customers a percentage off their bill on their birthday actually became a 7-cent refund for man who turned 101.
A 62-year-old train engineer who was hospitalized after a train crash and derailment last week in Southern California has died, in the first fatality from the incident that left about 50 people injured, police said on Tuesday. The Feb. 24 crash in Oxnard, California, occurred when a train operated by the Metrolink agency struck a Ford pickup truck. Oxnard police spokesman Miguel Lopez identified the train engineer as Glen Steele and said he died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Steele was transferred in critical condition last week from Ventura County Medical Center to another hospital for more specialized care, a spokeswoman for the Ventura hospital said at the time, without naming the other facility.
Chad Pradelli talked to PennDOT about dealing with this tricky storm.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a California man fell 1,000 feet to his death in a paragliding accident while his teenage daughter, who was flying in tandem with him, survived.
The building was rocked by a series of explosions. The Willow Grove fire chief says the explosions were caused by tanks of compressed natural gas.
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday allowing nitrogen gas as a means of execution, a measure that comes after a troubled lethal injection last year raised questions about how the state executes inmates. The bill, which passed by a vote of 85 to 10, authorizes nitrogen gas as an alternative form of execution if lethal injection is found to be unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. State Representative Mike Christian, a Republican who authored the bill, has said the process would be painless for inmates and affordable for Oklahoma. I believe the use of nitrogen hypoxia will be the thing of the future once it’s passed in Oklahoma," Christian said.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is headed toward trial to fight allegations that he made threatening comments about a state judge who was overseeing his divorce case.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.
BOSTON (AP) — Jury has been seated in federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect.
In an ambitious first budget plan, Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday proposed more than $4 billion in higher taxes on income, sales and natural gas drilling to support new spending on schools and to cut property taxes.
In a speech that stirred political intrigue in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would "all but guarantee" that Tehran will get nuclear weapons.
An Ohio gay rights activist was charged early Tuesday with falsely claiming he had been kidnapped and his family was in danger, setting off a police search in the Cincinnati area, authorities said. Adam Hoover, 20, who is from Harrison, Ohio, posted on his Facebook and Twitter accounts that he was in the trunk of his 2000 Ford Escort and his abductors planned to kill his family. Law enforcement officials quickly found his car, but not Hoover, who was eventually found nearby unharmed and questioned by authorities, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Investigators concluded that the abduction never occurred and Hoover, who is co-president of Marriage Equality Ohio, was charged with making false alarms, a first degree misdemeanor, the sheriff's office said.
Action News has learned that the Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Cary Williams.
Ferguson city officials were meeting with the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday to go over the results of a federal probe of the city's police department, an investigation sparked by the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August. The meeting is widely expected to include harsh criticism of Ferguson's mostly white police department and its treatment of the small Missouri community's mostly black residents. "We don't know what is going to be said," said Ferguson spokesman Jeff Small said on Tuesday. Ferguson has not retained special legal counsel but may do so depending upon the DOJ's report, Small said.
Jury deliberations began Tuesday in the trial of a Pakistani man accused by U.S. authorities of participating in an al Qaeda plot to attack targets in Europe and the United States. A federal judge in Brooklyn dispatched the jury of six men and six women to consider the fate of Abid Naseer, who prosecutors say headed up a al Qaeda cell plotting to bomb a shopping center in Manchester, England, in April 2009. Naseer, 28, faces life in prison if convicted of providing and conspiring to provide material support to al Qaeda and conspiring to use a destructive device. The proposed attack was one of three plots al Qaeda cells were working on, along with attacks against the New York City subway system and a Copenhagen newspaper, prosecutors say.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Federal agents target industry that helps Chinese women have American-born babies.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's retired Cardinal Francis George has been admitted to the hospital for evaluation after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer more than a month ago.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Gadget lovers from around the world are in Barcelona to view the latest in handheld and wireless technology.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says former CIA Director David Patraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials.