SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court opinion ordering Comcast Cable Communications to identify a subscriber who posted an anonymous message suggesting a political candidate molests children.
The court said Thursday that the internet service provider must identify the subscriber who commented on a 2011 article in the Freeport Journal Standard about Bill Hadley's candidacy for the Stephenson County board.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — American lobster prices are rising as the summer fishing season gets off to a slow start in New England.
Maine lobstermen and retailers say the summer staple is selling in the $6 or $8 per pound range to consumers. That is an average increase of about $1 to $2 over last year. Lobstermen are also getting about a dollar more per pound for lobster at the dock.
Prices are high because supply is low. The season picks up after the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The leading global warming skeptic in Congress says he disagrees with Pope Francis on climate change. The pope issued a teaching document Thursday that blames global warming on an unfair, fossil fuel-based industrial model that harms the poor most.
Republican Sen. James Inhofe (IHN'-hahf) of Oklahoma chairs the Senate Environment Committee. Inhofe says he worries the pope's encyclical will be used by "alarmists" to push policies that will lead to a big...
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Rikers Island guard convicted of ignoring the pleas of a dying inmate has been handed a five-year prison term by a judge who said the sentence was intended to be a deterrent to others.
Former Department of Correction Captain Terrence Pendergrass dabbed tears from his eyes after the sentence was announced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams in New York.
She rejected a request by prosecutors that Pendergrass be...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — There's a small but growing memorial taking shape, a block from the historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, where nine people were shot and killed last night in what authorities are calling a hate crime.
One man who left flowers at the memorial near the Emanuel AME Church today said he's "in shock" over the shootings. Bob Dyer, who works in the area, says he feels "like it's 9/11 again."