(AP) — Nebraska ended the nation's last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the United States illegally as children, after the Legislature voted Thursday to override a veto from the state's new Republican governor.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Young on Thursday ended Lohan's probation in a reckless driving case, closing the last of a series of LA criminal cases that have dogged the actress for years.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The new head of the FBI's Cincinnati division says agents are conducting a thorough review of last year's fatal police shooting of a black man in a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store.
Human error likely not cause of anthrax mistake
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's top general says human error probably was not a factor in the inadvertent shipping of live anthrax to research laboratories.
The beacon was a critical waypoint for mariners navigating the sometimes foggy coastline during the heyday of the whaling trade, which was centered around southeastern Massachusetts communities like Martha's Vineyard during the 19th century.
HOUSTON (AP) — The flooding, property damage and loss of life as torrential rains this week hit the Houston area should be no surprise.
Experts, however, say flood control has been offset by the population boom around Houston, one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation, and a Texas tradition of strong personal property and land use rights that mean fewer regulations.
While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas this week has tapered off, various cities aren't out of danger, as officials warn about possible flooding from rivers swollen by rainfall.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A choreographer who accused Michael Jackson of years of molestation cannot pursue his allegations against the singer's estate because he waited too long to file the legal action, a judge ruled.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gambling industry participants and analysts agree that Internet betting is off to a slow start in the U.S.
[...] despite challenges including hesitation by banks to approve credit card payments for online bets, casinos say and their observers say gradual improvement is happening.
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into the financial records and other documents of the powerful union representing New York City's 9,000 jail guards, the union's president and its law firm confirmed Wednesday to The Associated Press.
Executive editor Martin Baron says in a statement that Post reporter Jason Rezaian actually filled out an online job application, not a personal letter to Obama, and never worked for the administration.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's settlement agreement with the U.S.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A loan program that was supposed to lend as much as $40 million to struggling homeowners and businesses in this cash-strapped resort city has given out nothing and has instead led to a federal lawsuit.
Notebook offers glimpse into Colorado theater shooter's mind
(AP) — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes' notebook provides the most comprehensive look yet into what he described as his "broken" mind.
Just before the 2012 attack that killed 12 and injured 70, Holmes mailed the notebook to a University of Colorado psychiatrist who treated him.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Antoinette Perrine has barricaded her front door since her brother was killed three weeks ago on a basketball court near her home in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore.
(AP) — Prosecutors are methodically building a case that James Holmes knew right from wrong when he planned and carried out the deadly Colorado theater shootings, hoping to convince jurors he should be convicted and executed and not sent to a mental hospital.
NEW YORK (AP) — Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released Thursday.
Hawaii has a strange history with prostitution investigations.
[...] a year ago, police officers were legally allowed to have sex with prostitutes as part of investigations.
The letter went on to say that many officers feel uncomfortable enforcing prostitution laws, but have jobs to do.
(AP) — Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday in a landmark veto-override vote backed by an unusual coalition of conservatives who oppose capital punishment.
Nebraska lost its ability to execute inmates in December 2013, when one of the three lethal injection drugs required by state law expired.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it inadvertently shipped live anthrax spores to as many as nine laboratories and is investigating how that happened.
The live spores were shipped from Dugway Proving Ground in Utah — a Defense Department facility — to government and commercial labs in Texas, Maryland, Wisconsin, Delaware, New Jersey, Tennessee, New York, California and Virginia.
An air traffic controller told airport police that Hall didn't heed instructions and his voice was slurred.
Police officers who searched the plane say they found a half-empty bottle of cognac and a water bottle that had a clear liquid that smelled of alcohol.
CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police detective is suing to get his job back after being fired for posing in a photograph with another officer holding rifles over an unidentified black man lying on a floor and wearing deer antlers.
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals panel has refused to disqualify a court-appointed monitor after a judge found Apple colluded with book publishers in 2010 to raise electronic book prices.
The first time, in 1975, the escaped inmate's good behavior helped him avoid a trip back to prison when West Virginia's governor refused to extradite him bac to Ohio, citing Freshwaters' "flawless 16-year residency," according to records obtained by The Associated Press.
(AP) — Leon Nathan Davis had a family and a sales job — and says he left them behind last fall with a one-way ticket overseas and a plan to join the Islamic State group.
HOUSTON (AP) — While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered off, several cities aren't out of danger, as officials warn about possible flooding as the week goes on from rivers swollen by rainfall.
(AP) — When coal was king, its castle was the breaker — an imposing fortress that crushed, washed and sized billions of tons of Pennsylvania anthracite for use in factories, foundries and homes up and down the East Coast.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A giant sea lion impaled by a homemade spear is recovering at SeaWorld after being rescued just off the Southern California coast.
Los Angeles news station KNBC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1KzORi8 ) that a team spent much of Tuesday searching Channel Islands Harbor before spotting the injured male sea lion nicknamed Bubba.
The Associated Press obtained a letter dated May 21 from the juvenile division of family court in St. Louis, citing records stating that the biological mother abandoned the baby.
The letter does not mention the biological mother's name, but Zella Jackson Price and her attorney say DNA tests confirmed she is the birth mother.
The truck driver, Kevin Roper, of Jonesboro, Georgia, faces several criminal charges, including death by auto, in state court.
According to the criminal complaint, Roper was operating the truck without having slept for more than 24 hours.