FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been acquitted by a jury after contending that dozens of marijuana plants he was growing were used for his own medicinal purposes.
The Broward County jury on Monday found 50-year-old Jesse Teplicki of Hollywood not guilty of criminal charges. Teplicki testified that the 46 plants seized by authorities two years ago were not for distribution but for his own use, to fight chronic symptoms related to the eating disorder...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parents of three victims of a deadly rampage in Santa Barbara, California, last year are suing the county, the Sheriff's Department and the apartment building where the killer lived.
Parents of David Wang, James Hong and George Chen filed the lawsuit alleging negligence in federal court Monday.
Twenty-two-year-old Elliot Rodger stabbed, shot and ran down people in the community of Isla Vista in May. He killed six UC Santa...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man charged with trying to climb a barrier set up outside the White House has entered into an agreement with prosecutors to have his case dismissed.
Mauricio Juan Jimenez Aguirre of Washington was arrested in February and charged with unlawful entry after he allegedly tried to climb a temporary barrier set up in front of the executive mansion. The second barrier was erected after a different man armed with a knife got over the permanent fence....
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing safety concerns, United Airlines says it will no longer accept bulk shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries of the kind that power everything from smartphones to laptops to power tools.
United is the second major U.S. airline to decide it will no longer accept lithium-ion battery shipments. Delta Air Lines stopped accepting the bulk shipments last month.
It's not uncommon for tens of thousands of the batteries to be...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Disneyland memorabilia collector has taken a cue from the movie "Frozen" and decided to "Let It Go."
Van Eaton Galleries says nearly 1,000 items — including a bird from the Enchanted Tiki Room and an original "Pirates of the Caribbean" skeleton — brought in $1.7 million during a weekend auction held online and in Sherman Oaks, California.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Republican governor of Illinois has some harsh words for Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who campaigned hard for his election last year.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says New Jersey "is lost." He said during an Illinois Farm Bureau conference last week his state has the highest property taxes in America after New Jersey. He says he doesn't want to compete with New Jersey on anything — especially that.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An American missionary who survived the Ebola virus is returning to the West African country where she was infected last year.
A spokesman for the North Carolina-based charity SIM said Monday that Nancy Writebol is returning to Liberia with her husband. SIM spokesman George Salloum says David Writebol is taking over as the charity's country director.
He says the Charlotte couple are due to arrive in Liberia in a couple of weeks...