03/06/14 11:31 AM
CONROE, Texas — A Texas man accused of dousing a boy with gasoline and setting him on fire when he was a teenager can be tried as an adult for murder after the victim died from his burns nearly 13 years later, a judge ruled Thursday. Authorities allege that Don Willburn Collins was 13 when...
By Associated Press | 03/06/14 08:42 AM
Should a lawyer be disqualified from public service for representing a client like a cop killer? The question arises after the Senate rejected President Obama's candidate to be the government's chief civil rights attorney.
By Darlene Superville | 03/06/14 08:25 AM
Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday promoted President Barack Obama's request for $35 million to help test more rape kits, saying it will help fight crime.
By Associated Press | 03/06/14 08:21 AM
New Hampshire's state Senate is set to vote on a bipartisan agreement to use federal Medicaid money to buy private health insurance for thousands of poor adults.
By Associated Press | 03/06/14 08:18 AM
The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is making a change in its heating assistance program that will translate into hundreds of millions in food stamp benefits.
By Martin Crutsinger | 03/06/14 08:15 AM
Productivity grew at an annual rate of 1.8 percent in the October-December quarter, a slowdown from 3.5 percent productivity growth in the third quarter, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
By Martha Mendoza | 03/06/14 08:12 AM
Silicon Valley is entering a fifth year of unfettered growth. The median household income is $90,000, according to the Census Bureau. But the river of money has also driven housing costs to double in the past five years while wages for low- and middle-skilled workers are stagnant.
By Michael Biesecker | 03/06/14 08:10 AM
Federal prosecutors say deputies of a North Carolina sheriff accused of illegally targeting Latino drivers shared links to a bloody video game in which players shoot people entering the country illegally, including children and pregnant women.
By Associated Press | 03/06/14 08:08 AM
Union members are seeking the removal of a southern New Jersey school superintendent who is pursuing tenure charges against a teacher who reported finding two kindergarten students engaged in sex play.
By Donna Cassata | 03/06/14 07:59 AM
The first immigration bill in the House this year would prohibit any money for the public advocate for immigrants in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. After hours of contentious debate, Republicans pushed through a bill in the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday night that would bar the...
By Matthew Daly | 03/06/14 07:57 AM
A bill targeting the power plant rule is slated for a vote on the House floor Thursday as GOP lawmakers fight back against what they call the Obama administration's "war on coal." Obama's proposal, a key part of his plan to fight climate change, would set the first national limits on...
By Josh Boak | 03/06/14 07:56 AM
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 26,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the lowest level in three months as layoffs remain at pre-recession levels.
By Satish Cheney | 03/06/14 07:52 AM
A police spokesman said Thursday that initial investigations indicated there was no suspicion of "foul play" in the Feb. 26 death, meaning officers do not suspect murder. The spokesman said police found 28-year-old Autumn Radtke, an American, lying motionless near the apartment tower where she...
By Sam Hananel | 03/06/14 07:48 AM
The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed open to the possibility of making it harder for investors to join together to sue corporations for securities fraud — but maybe not as hard as companies that have to defend such lawsuits would like.
By Associated Press | 03/06/14 07:29 AM
A U.S. Army general accused of sexual assault was set to plead guilty to three lesser charges Thursday in a move that his lawyer says will strengthen his position going into trial.
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