RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man must perform 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to defacing a Confederate monument in Richmond, Virginia.
Media outlets report that 39-year-old Joseph Weindl of Richmond pleaded guilty Thursday to defacing a public monument. A Richmond General District Court judge suspended a 90-day jail sentence and ordered community service. Weindl also must pay $200 in restitution.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories fell in May by the largest amount in three months, while a key category that signals business investment plans dropped for a second month.
The Commerce Department says factory orders declined 1 percent in May from April, when orders retreated 0.7 percent. Orders in a category that serves as a proxy for business investment were down 0.4 percent after a 0.7 percent decline in April.
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are asking their neighbors to be considerate when setting off fireworks this Fourth of July weekend.
A group called Military With PTSD is distributing red, white and blue signs nationwide that veterans can put on their lawns or place on their homes. The signs read: "Combat Veteran Lives Here. Please Be Courteous with Fireworks."
Exploding fireworks can startle veterans with post-...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana have announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP that resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Thursday's settlement announcement comes as a federal judge was preparing to rule on how much BP owed in federal Clean Water Act penalties after well over 125 million gallons of oil spewed into the Gulf.
D.C.'s police chief says authorities don't believe that the report of a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard was a hoax.
Chief Cathy Lanier says investigators have interviewed the woman who reported that she may have heard gunshots at the Navy Yard on Thursday. Lanier says authorities regularly tell people that if they see something, they should say something — and this woman did just that.
FRANKLIN, N.C. (AP) — Police have shot and killed a man who fired at officers trying to serve an arrest warrant in western North Carolina.
Franklin Police Chief David Adams told reporters the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The police chief said 52-year-old Clay Alan Lickteig of Hayesville was standing in the driveway of a home when two officers arrived. Adams says the suspect shouted a threat at the officers and refused to show his hands...