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California couple's kidnap-for-ransom claim: Things to know

March 28, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California woman and her boyfriend say kidnappers entered their house in the middle of the night this week, abducted the woman and held her for ransom before releasing her... more »»

Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate

March 28, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that debated gender imbalance and working... more »»

Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader

March 28, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's... more »»

JetBlue pilot who yelled during flight sues airline for $16M

March 28, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A JetBlue Airways pilot who scared passengers by yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida during a 2012 trip from New York to Las Vegas sued the airline for more than $16 million Friday,... more »»

Fetus debate looms following charges in womb-cutting case

March 27, 2015

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans on Friday vowed to reopen a charged debate over a fetus' legal rights after prosecutors said they could not file homicide charges against a woman who allegedly... more »»

Autopsies determine children found in freezer were slain

March 27, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — A brother and sister whose bodies were found in a deep freezer in their Detroit home had been beaten to death, autopsies determined Friday, painting a more complete picture of the... more »»

Feds: Baltimore jail illegally keeping juveniles in solitary

March 27, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — Teenagers awaiting trial on adult charges in Baltimore are being kept in solitary confinement for far too long — up to 143 days in one case, according to a highly critical review... more »»

Lawmakers, police chiefs clash over secrecy of officer names

March 27, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers thought they were doing police a favor when they passed a measure that would keep secret for two months the name of any officer involved in an on-duty shooting. more »»

Aaron Hernandez fiancee discusses money, gun at murder trial

March 27, 2015

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and his fiancee traded expressionless glances Friday as she took the witness stand to testify in his murder trial. more »»

NY mayor: Someone may have 'inappropriately' tapped gas line

March 27, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as... more »»

Amanda Knox 'relieved and grateful' after court saga ends

March 27, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — Amanda Knox says she's "tremendously relieved and grateful" that Italy's highest court overturned her murder conviction in the slaying of her roommate. more »»

Marriage plans and writing occupy Amanda Knox

March 27, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison: She recently got... more »»

Woman charged under new Colorado law in mom attack

March 27, 2015

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado woman accused of cutting a baby from an expectant mother's belly was charged Friday with attempted murder, assault and unlawful termination of a pregnancy — but not... more »»

Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader

March 27, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's... more »»

Colorado Republicans plan to file fetal homicide bill

March 27, 2015

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republican lawmakers upset about a decision not to file a murder charge in an attack on a pregnant woman plan to introduce a fetal homicide bil. more »»

Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election

March 27, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire... more »»

 
 
 

 

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