WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Republican leader says the National Security Agency programs are legal and subject to rigorous oversight as he questioned the motivation of the private contractor who leaked information about the surveillance operations.
Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told reporters on Tuesday that Edward Snowden, who disclosed details about two programs, should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Environmental activist and movie namesake Erin Brockovich will face a misdemeanor charge of operating a boat while intoxicated at Lake Mead, the district attorney in Las Vegas decided Tuesday.
Brockovich, 52, has an Oct. 7 court date in Henderson Justice Court stemming from her arrest Friday evening at a marina on the Colorado River reservoir behind Hoover Dam, said Tess Driver, an aide to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson.
HOUSTON (AP) — Defense attorneys for an ex-Houston police officer accused of participating in the 2010 beating of a teenage burglary suspect told jurors on Tuesday their client was a "brave officer" who didn't mistreat anyone and that his conviction would hamstring how law enforcement arrests dangerous criminals.
But prosecutors told jurors that Drew Ryser kicked a suspect who already had given up and that his acquittal would send a message that the community tolerates...
MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities have reached an $80 million civil settlement with the Walgreens pharmacy chain over rules violations that allowed tens of thousands of units of powerful painkillers such as oxycodone to illegally wind up in the hands of drug addicts and dealers, officials said Tuesday.
Mark R. Trouville, chief of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Miami field office, said Walgreens committed numerous record-keeping and dispensing violations of the...
COMPLYING WITH ORDER: The Obama administration said it will comply with a judge's order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without prescriptions.
FIGHT OVER: The decision ends a years-long fight between President Barack Obama's administration, which had argued that age limits for the morning-after pill are common sense, and women's rights groups, which insisted the drug should be made as freely available as aspirin.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man suspected of shooting his wife at a Texas Army base was charged Tuesday with domestic violence.
A federal criminal complaint filed by prosecutors alleges that Alvin Roundtree, 51, carried a .45-caliber pistol onto Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio on Monday and got into an argument with his common-law wife. He then allegedly shot her multiple times. His wife, who is on active duty, was in stable condition Tuesday at the San Antonio Military...
DENVER (AP) — The sanity evaluation of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes probably will be conducted by a psychiatrist and two psychologists, the state hospital chief said in a letter released Tuesday.
The psychiatrist has been chosen and likely will be assisted by a psychologist and a neuropsychologist, wrote William May, superintendent of the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo.
The letter, addressed to Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones pleaded not guilty Tuesday to an assault charge after police say he hit a woman at a nightclub last week, the latest in a string of legal troubles he's had.
An attorney for Jones, 29, entered the plea a day after he was arrested and then released on his own recognizance. He attended the start of the Bengals' training camp Tuesday and worked out with the team in the afternoon, but declined to comment....