LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) — Authorities say four people were removed from a Chicago-bound flight at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport after a passenger reported suspicious behavior as the plane taxied to the runway.
Maryland Transportation Authority Police spokesman 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green said Tuesday that Spirit Airlines flight 969 was taxiing Tuesday morning when the crew decided to return to the gate. He says that the captain asked police to...
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend after yelling at him for eating all of the salsa has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.
Ronnie Buckner told officers 50-year-old Phyllis Jefferson yelled at him in March at his apartment for finishing off the salsa. Buckner said Jefferson then picked up a pen and jammed it in the left side of his pelvis.
The 61-year-old Buckner said he tried to catch a television that...
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose modestly in October, as low gasoline costs and a strong dollar have suppressed inflation.
The Labor Department says the consumer price index rose 0.2 percent last month after falling in September and August. Gas costs increased 0.4 percent in October but have plunged 27.8 percent over the past 12 months.
Overall consumer prices have risen a slim 0.2 percent from a year ago. Core inflation, which excludes...
NEW YORK (AP) — And now for the wonky side of "Star Wars," from a former Obama administration official.
Cass Sunstein, the White House regulatory "czar" during Obama's first term, has a deal with Dey Street Books for an "exploration" of the box-office phenomenon. According to Dey Street, Sunstein will touch upon everything from history to politics to fatherhood. The book is scheduled for May, the publisher announced Tuesday, although an exact day hasn't been chosen. May...
NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen says he has the HIV virus.
In an interview Tuesday on NBC's "Today," the 50-year-old Sheen says he tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS.
Drug and alcohol use have marred Sheen's personal and professional life in recent years. He was kicked off CBS' "Two and a Half Men" in 2011 after an explosive meltdown that included calling the show's producer "a contaminated little maggot."...
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the Boston police department discriminated against minorities by using a promotional exam that favored white candidates.
U.S. District Judge William Young wrote in his decision released Monday that the multiple choice test focused on a candidate's ability to read and interpret material, but skipped critical skills and abilities, including reasoning and judgment.
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — A judge has granted a newlywed husband's request to drop his bid to have his guilty plea withdrawn after admitting he helped kill a Pennsylvania man who was lured through a Craigslist ad.
A judge approved 24-year-old Elytte Barbour's request on Monday after talking with him.
Barbour and his 20-year-old wife, Miranda, are serving life sentences without the possibility of parole.