North Korea test-fired what appeared to be at least one ballistic missile just as its envoy was preparing to address the United Nations, in a pointed gesture of defiance against international resolutions meant to prevent ...Read more
HARTFORD, Conn. — An ex-U.S. Army Ranger from Connecticut faces extradition to the Netherlands where authorities say he was part of a plot by former and active duty American soldiers who hired themselves out as a ...Read more
MIAMI — U.S. Coast Guard crews based in Key West stopped a speedboat off the Dominican Republic last week that the agency said was hauling 10 bales of cocaine.
The total weight of the drugs was around 250 kilograms with...Read more
LOS ANGELES — The nation’s largest prosecutor’s office is moving to dismiss roughly 60,000 marijuana convictions, the latest step to undo what some reform advocates consider the damage caused by narcotics enforcement...Read more
NEW YORK — They believe R. Kelly can die — in prison.
A Brooklyn federal jury found the sex trafficking R&B superstar guilty on all nine counts Monday, delivering a verdict that could put him behind bars for the rest ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — Nearly six years after the worst methane gas leak in U.S. history forced more than 8,000 families in Porter Ranch to flee their homes, Southern California Gas Co. has agreed to pay a settlement of up to $1....Read more
MIAMI — A second federal lawsuit aimed at stopping sports betting in Florida was filed Monday in the District of Columbia, this time with the backing of two of Miami’s most outspoken critics of gambling, developer ...Read more
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Monday received a COVID-19 booster shot as part of a broader, public push to promote vaccinations in the hopes of slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
“Now, I know it doesn�...Read more
New York City may begin to bar thousands of unvaccinated school personnel from their jobs after a three-judge federal appellate court panel lifted a temporary injunction preventing such a move.
The court issued the ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — A federal judge on Monday ordered that all correctional officers and staff entering California’s prisons be vaccinated.
The judge sided with a federal court-appointed receiver overseeing the medical care...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Jose is poised to become the largest city in California to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products and prohibit all smoking inside apartments.
At a rally outside San Jose City Hall on Monday, ...Read more
NYC mayor visits Rikers jail amid ‘humanitarian crisis’
NEW YORK — Amid a deafening public outcry, Mayor Bill de Blasio finally visited Rikers Island on Monday after staying away from the troubled jail complex for ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy accidentally opened fire inside a Van Nuys courtroom last month, potentially injuring a colleague and prompting an internal investigation, officials said.
The Sheriff'...Read more
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska, already the state with the country’s worst COVID-19 recent-case rate, now also holds one of the country’s highest rates of recently reported deaths.
The state reported another 21 deaths ...Read more
NEW YORK — Chicago-born R&B singer R. Kelly sat nearly motionless in a federal courtroom in New York on Monday, surrounded by his attorneys but looking very much alone.
Gone was the superstardom and all the trappings ...Read more
DETROIT — COVID-19 transmission is at the highest risk level designated by the federal government in every county in Michigan with the addition of Sanilac County in data released by the federal Centers for Disease ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — Nearly six years after the worst methane gas leak in U.S. history forced more than 8,000 families in Porter Ranch to flee their homes, Southern California Gas Co. has agreed to pay a settlement up to $1.8 ...Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed Monday the Republican-controlled state Legislature's latest attempt to transfer executive-branch powers — this time, the attorney general's — to itself.
Senate Bill ...Read more
NEW YORK — Gov. Kathy Hochul took executive action Monday to allow medically trained National Guard troops to fill in for hospital workers who are refusing to get their COVID-19 shots despite the state’s vaccine ...Read more
Amid a deafening public outcry, Mayor de Blasio finally visited Rikers Island on Monday after staying away from the troubled jail complex for four years and as lawmakers and advocates demanded he see firsthand what they’...Read more
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