WASHINGTON (AP) — Aided by video captured by dashboard cameras in police cruisers, Supreme Court justices on Tuesday seemed poised to rule for police officers involved in a high-speed chase that ended with the deaths of the fleeing driver and his passenger.
No one on the court appeared willing to affirm an appeals court ruling allowing a civil lawsuit by the driver's daughter to proceed against six West Memphis, Ark., police officers.
Here is an agency-by-agency summary of President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2015, beginning next Oct. 1.
The top-line figures do not include spending on automatic benefit and subsidy programs that together account for 70 percent of government spending. Figures for many of those programs were not provided by the White House Office of Management and Budget.
The top-line figures for each agency also omit the $55.4 billion "opportunity"...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending, the Interior Department said Monday.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the 16-day shutdown was a striking reminder that national parks are a powerful economic engine for local economies across the country.
BOSTON (AP) — A chemist who admitted faking test results in criminal cases was the "sole bad actor" in a scandal that forced the shutdown of a state drug lab in Boston, but the facility also was plagued by management failures, inadequate training and a lack of protocols, a report released Tuesday found.
The lab, formerly run by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, was closed and taken over by state police in 2012 after chemist Annie Dookhan admitted she...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that reassuring words from Iranian officials about not wanting nuclear weapons do not square with Tehran's actions — and that the international community needs to exert more pressure to deny Iran the capability of making nuclear arms.
In a speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual policy conference, Netanyahu also had a message for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas: "...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer shot at a suspected carjacker eight times as the man backed away then turned and ran to escape, newly released police video shows.
The footage released Monday calls into question a previous police account of the incident contained in a criminal complaint. It says witnesses told police that suspect Joaquin Ortega threatened Officer Brian Pitzer with a handgun and was shot as he turned toward the officer....
NEW YORK (AP) — Its $310 tasting menu makes Per Se one of New York City's most expensive restaurants, but its "C'' grade from health inspectors puts it near the bottom of the heap when it comes to sanitary violations.
Per Se got 42 violation points when it was inspected Feb. 19, city health department records showed. Infractions included failure to hold hot food at 140 degrees and a lack of a hand-washing facility near the food preparation area.