AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Austin city official has been suspended while an investigation is conducted into a seminar for municipal staff on how to deal with women that left the city's female-majority City Council fuming.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman shot her two young children and then killed herself inside an SUV in a desolate and swampy industrial zone of New Orleans on Thursday, police said. And although officials haven't positively identified the bodies, they said the car matches that of a woman who had told her mother she was suicidal, had a gun and might harm her kids, ages 3 and 5.
B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He as 89.
Nepalese rescuers on Friday found three bodies near the wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter that disappeared earlier this week while on a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation, and officials said it was unlikely there were any survivors from the crash.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The latest version of Google's self-driving car — a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel — will make its debut on public roads this summer, a significant step in the technology giant's mission to have driverless cars available to consumers in the next five years.
SEATTLE (AP) — As a massive oil drill rig moved into Seattle, about two dozen activists in kayaks paddled to the middle of Elliott Bay, linked boats and unfurled a banner to make a stand against Royal Dutch Shell's plan to open a new frontier of fossil fuel exploration in the Arctic Ocean.