BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama hotel clerk abducted at gunpoint says his captors shared glimpses of their life on the run, telling him they hope to make it to Florida to get married and start a new life.
President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to correct what he called a "hugely distorted impression" of Muslim-Americans as he made his first visit to a U.S. mosque. He said those who demonize all Muslims for the acts of a few are playing into extremists' hands.
BOSTON (AP) — The woman who spent 16 years on the run with Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has pleaded guilty to a criminal contempt charge for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating whether other people helped him as a fugitive.
Retrophin Inc has agreed to pay $3 million to resolve a lawsuit by investors accusing the pharmaceutical company of failing to disclose transactions that benefited former Chief Executive Officer Martin Shkreli, who has since been indicted for securities fraud. The proposed class action settlement, which also resolves claims against Shkreli, was filed in federal court in Manhattan on Friday and granted preliminary approval by U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel on Tuesday. The lawsuit centers on many of the same allegations at the heart of the criminal case in federal court in Brooklyn against Shkreli, who founded Retrophin and was fired in 2014, the year the lawsuit was filed.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Nicole Madison Lovell was, by all accounts, at that awkward stage of growing up that all kids go through: clinging to childhood ways while beginning to venture into the adult world.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The wife of a disgraced Illinois police officer who staged his suicide to appear he was gunned down in the line of duty, sparking an intensive manhunt, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges she assisted her husband in siphoning money from a youth program.
Elected officials will hold a news conference at the Walnut Creek BART station to oppose any new taxes for the transit agency, including a multi-billion dollar bond that's expected to pay for new technology and facility upgrades.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New York real estate heir pleaded guilty in New Orleans on Wednesday to a weapons charge and agreed to an 85-month prison sentence, a move that could usher in his extradition to California to face murder charges.