By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury on Wednesday acquitted a former New Orleans police officer of fatally shooting a man without justification outside a strip mall in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.
Jurors for David Warren's retrial deliberated for 12 hours
By DAVID PITTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Mississippi River towboat that partially sank slightly more than two weeks ago began a 350-mile trip Wednesday to a St. Louis-area repair facility, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said.
"She's well on her way," Coast Guard Lt. Colin Fogarty
By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA said Wednesday it was looking into a problem with a malfunctioning cooling pump on the International Space Station, but there was no immediate danger to the six crewmen on board.
A valve on a pump on one of the station's two external
One of the two men suspected in the disappearance of Rachael Anderson changed his not guilty plea in a Latah County court Wednesday.
David Stone pleaded guilty "Failure to Notify Law Enforcement of a Death," and will likely serve 7 years in prison and pay $50,000 in restitution. As part of
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal investigators say a teenage girl who survived the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet in San Francisco only to be fatally struck by a fire truck actually was run over by two rescue vehicles in the accident's chaotic aftermath.
Authorities in California revealed months ago
By DON THOMPSONAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A San Diego man has been charged with operating a website that let people anonymously post explicit photographs of others so that he could extort hundreds of dollars from those whose privacy was breached.
Kevin Christopher Bollaert, 27, was
By MICHELLE RINDELSAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - More than 200 rescuers feared for the worst when a couple and four children vanished this week in a bitterly cold Nevada wilderness after their Jeep flipped in soft snow and stopped running. Two days later, they were found in good condition, and
By FRANK ELTMANAssociated Press
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A woman has admitted she was hooked on heroin when she raised thousands of dollars by falsely claiming she had cancer, prosecutors and her attorney said Wednesday.
Brittany Ozarowski befriended business owners and others in her community, telling
By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANAssociated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A federal jury deliberating the sentence for Arizona inmate John McCluskey failed to reach a unanimous verdict on Wednesday, meaning the judge will sentence him to life in prison for murdering a retired Oklahoma couple.
It will close
By KATE BRUMBACKAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - During a rally at the state Capitol Wednesday, lawyers for the family of a Georgia teenager found dead at school inside a rolled-up gym mat called on the governor to order a coroner's inquest.
The body of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson was found Jan
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The NSA chief said Wednesday he knows of no better way his agency can help protect the U.S. from foreign threats than with spy programs that collect billions of phone and Internet records from around the world.
Pleading with the Senate
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress' budget office estimates that the just-announced budget deal would increase the deficit over the next two years by $41.4 billion.
The analysis also says the deal would save taxpayers $23 billion, when calculated over the coming decade
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is confirming that the U.S. is suspending nonlethal aid to rebels in northern Syria amid reports that Islamic Front fighters have seized assets from mainstream, Western-backed rebels.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the U.S. is concerned about reports that