Doctors say a 19-year-old woman's Ugg boots may have saved her foot from amputation after she was run over by a car that jumped a curb and drove into a Macy's in California.
By Harriet and McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A Qatari man declared an enemy combatant following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and imprisoned as an al Qaeda operative has been freed from a U.S. prison and is back in Qatar, his lawyer said on Sunday. Ali al-Marri, who was convicted in 2009 of providing material support to al Qaeda, was released from federal prison in Colorado in the last few days and is home in Doha, Qatar, Charleston attorney Andy Savage said.
DETROIT (AP) — Federal regulators are investigating whether Ford Motor Co. should expand a 2013 safety recall of diesel trucks.
NEW YORK (AP) — "Steady, loving confrontation."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and University of California President Janet Napolitano have agreed to try to iron out their differences on tuition increases, the state's duty to fund higher education and the university's responsibility to control costs by tackling them together with help from their respective staffs and outside experts.
(Reuters) - Four people were killed and others injured in crashes on icy roads in Pennsylvania and Connecticut on Sunday morning, authorities said. Light rain in the Philadelphia area caused flash-freezing on the roads and reports of numerous crashes that shut parts of Interstate 76 and other highways, said Eugene Blaum, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Two people died in crash on an icy highway just west of Philadelphia in Delaware County, according the Pennsylvania State police. In Connecticut, an 88-year-old woman died after losing control of her car on an icy road in New Haven, the city's police department said in statement.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Leading black members of Congress took to a church pulpit in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday to trace a direct link from Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy to the fight for criminal justice reform after recent fatal police shootings across the U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The focus of the Boston Marathon bombing trial figures to be as much on what punishment Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face as on his responsibility for the attack.
(Reuters) - Police on Sunday identified a man shot to death at a Florida shopping mall on Saturday and said he was apparently trying to protect a woman who was wounded in the attack. Leonardo Coppola, 36, died when a gunman went to a store at the Melbourne Square Mall intending to shoot the gunman's wife, the Melbourne Police Department said in statement. "Initial reports indicate Mr. Coppola was attempting to move Idanerys Garcia-Rodriguez out of harm’s way when he was shot," the police statement said. The mall in Melbourne, on Florida's east coast, was closed after the shooting, but reopened on Sunday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon women's group board member says she was forced to resign her leadership position as a condition of renewing her church temple privileges.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man who was convicted of masterminding a plot to blow up two federal facilities and had his 20-year sentence cut short because prosecutors failed to turn over all their evidence to defense lawyers says he was entrapped by a female FBI informant for whom he harbored romantic feelings.
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A bronze statue of two Confederate soldiers removed from a southern Utah college campus two years ago has been returned to its creator.
A Wildomar mother made the ultimate sacrifice to save her baby girl when she refused chemotherapy. Ashley Bridges was 10 weeks pregnant when she learned she had bone cancer.
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - The costs to the University of Virginia after a discredited report by Rolling Stone magazine of a fraternity gang rape are mounting, with lawyers' contracts totaling more than $500,000, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Virginia's flagship university was thrown into turmoil in November after Rolling Stone reported about a 2012 gang rape in a fraternity. To tighten security on the Charlottesville campus, the university’s Board of Visitors, or trustees, were told in December that one-time infrastructure improvements, such as upgraded camera and lighting systems, would cost an estimated $3.5 million. As for legal expenses, the Daily-Progress newspaper in Charlottesville on Sunday published a contract totaling $500,000 for the international law firm of O'Melveny & Myers.
There is a $9,000 reward posted by the victim's family and friends for the whereabouts of a missing teacher who was last seen in Philadelphia.
Two teenage Kentucky sweethearts suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks across the U.S. South have been taken into custody in Florida, authorities said Sunday.
Authorities have identified one of the three people killed after icy conditions caused multiple accidents on major roadways and bridges in the tri-state area.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona State University student is dead after she fell while rappelling from a cliff in the Tonto National Forest.
Three people are dead and dozens injured after icy conditions caused multiple accidents on major roadways and bridges in the tri-state area.
(Reuters) - Fitness model and television actor Greg Plitt was struck and killed by a commuter train in Burbank, California, on Saturday while filming on the tracks, police said on Sunday. Plitt, who starred in Bravo network shows “Work Out” and “Friends to Lovers,” was hit by a Metrolink passenger train and pronounced dead at the scene, said Burbank Police Sergeant Chris Canales. "Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with Greg's family and friends." Plitt had done previous filming on railroad tracks doing pushups and other fitness routines, according to promotional videos posted online.